tdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5148 times:
Quoting bhm747 (Thread starter): How much does it cost an airliner if an 777 flying on an international flight, had to divert the flight and make an emergency landing due to a passenger having a medical emergency?
Too many "depends" to answer...where are they diverting to? How close is the diversion to the final destination? What are they doing with the passengers? What are their prior arrangements with the diversion airport?
For example, if you were an American carrier flying Tokyo-Los Angeles and diverted into Seattle, probably not bad...you might have maintenance and operations people there, there are plenty of connections to get other passengers to their final destination, etc.
If you were flying LA-Singapore and ended up diverting to, say, Ho Chi Minh City the picture might not be as rosy.
bristolflyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4520 times:
On a somewhat related note, I was on a Ryanair flight once which couldn't land in Bristol due to fog. So we diverted to Bournemouth. Surely Birmingham was easier for all the passengers, but I guess Ryanair doesn't serve BHX so would they have got charged up the wazoo for landing there?
airportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3745 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4251 times:
Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 9): If it was capable of taxing and taking off, it's capable of landing at the same weight (up to and including MTOW). It's all about controlling sink rate (controlling structural load).