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Airline- UK

Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:06 am

I was just watching A&E and saw an episode of 'Airline-UK' and had to chuckle when the Easyjet 737 was diverted to an airport that didn't have a refueling agreement. I had the same thing happen a few years ago when I was managing the repainting of our aircraft. My company forgot to make fueling arrangements at the airport..!! When they pulled the plane out of the paint barn, I said "fill it up"..... "aaah, how do you plan on paying for this...???"

DoooooH..!!

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RE: Airline- UK

Mon Jul 12, 2004 2:14 am

It was same old show before and it was last month already. Thanks for the tips about their Airline U.K.
 
Rick767
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RE: Airline- UK

Mon Jul 12, 2004 2:18 am

When my cousin flew the A320 for Air 2000 they got stranded in Bordeaux on their way to Spain and he and the Captain had to fork out for fuel on their credit cards as the airline had no agreement with the refuelling company.

The airline paid off the balance for him of course, and the following month the card company doubled his credit limit!

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RE: Airline- UK

Mon Jul 12, 2004 2:46 am

When my cousin flew the A320 for Air 2000 they got stranded in Bordeaux on their way to Spain and he and the Captain had to fork out for fuel on their credit cards as the airline had no agreement with the refueling company.


That sounds expensive - slightly OT, just how much would have it cost? Ive always wondered how much it would cost till fill up an A320.

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Rick767
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RE: Airline- UK

Mon Jul 12, 2004 2:51 am

It was close to £4,000 each to get them on to Spain. Not a cheap operation!

This is not as rare as you think though, I know a 757 crew who had to do exactly the same thing once.
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ba757
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RE: Airline- UK

Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:31 am

Thanks Rick, it certainly isn't a cheap operation at the cost each (I guess that isn't even a full tank of fuel?)

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RE: Airline- UK

Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:10 am

I heard pilots at the R.A.F are made to carry their credit cards at all times, for such eventualities.
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RE: Airline- UK

Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:43 am

"I guess that isn't even a full tank of fuel?"

£8,000 for an A320? Not in any part of the world I know!

That was just to get them on to Spain.
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