EMBQA
Topic Author
Posts: 7800
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 3:52 am

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..!!

"Do you take American Express.....!!!!!"

AAh, all the little fun things the traveling public doesn't see.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
 
scottysair
Posts: 6442
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2000 4:07 pm

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
Posts: 2613
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2000 8:11 pm

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!

It's not all bad...  Big grin
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
 
ba757
Posts: 2707
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2003 10:31 pm

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.

Adam
 
Rick767
Posts: 2613
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2000 8:11 pm

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.
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
 
ba757
Posts: 2707
Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2003 10:31 pm

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?)

Adam
 
spencer
Posts: 1518
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2004 8:30 pm

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.
Spencer.
EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
 
Rick767
Posts: 2613
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2000 8:11 pm

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.
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos