birka340
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SAA B747 LHR-S.A Standing In MXP

Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:13 pm

One of SAAs eveningflights out of LHR yesterday, 26th, landed in MXP for fueling. After deicing problems an electrical problem has caused aircraft is still in MXP. All psgrs are now in the terminal without any further info about onward travel. The crews workinghours are exceeded.

Anyone with further info about flightnumber, new departure etc.?

/B
 
bobg
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RE: SAA B747 LHR-S.A Standing In MXP

Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:18 pm

Flight number is SA237 and the flight information board at JNB is showing an indefinate delay!

Regards,

Bob
 
qm001
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RE: SAA B747 LHR-S.A Standing In MXP

Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:25 pm

Does anyone have a link? I am assuming from your post birka that de-icing caused an electrical fault.. I am trying to understand how?

Anyone got any ideas?

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birka340
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RE: SAA B747 LHR-S.A Standing In MXP

Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:26 pm

I now saw on flysaa.com that new departure from Milan MXP is 20:00 tonight and will arrive 6:30 tomorrow morning, around 20 hrs delay.

From the call I got from some passengers o/b I am not sure if the deicing made the electric fault or if its caused by its own.
The aircraft could not by own engines taxi into the terminal again.
Passengers were not allowed to use toilets and reading light were off.
 
birka340
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RE: SAA B747 LHR-S.A Standing In MXP

Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:39 am

SA9237 has now got a further delay, 28th! Jan 09:00, ETA JNB 19:00.

Further delay due weather? How is the weather situation over MIL at moment?

By this time crew need to be fit for flight after their hotelvisit.

/B
 
tripple7
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RE: SAA B747 LHR-S.A Standing In MXP

Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:56 am

Quoting Birka340 (Reply 4):
SA9237 has now got a further delay, 28th! Jan 09:00, ETA JNB 19:00.

Further delay due weather? How is the weather situation over MIL at moment?

By this time crew need to be fit for flight after their hotelvisit.

/B

Further delay is probably due to weather. Northern Italy saw 50cm of snow the past 24 hours. It is expected to continue snowing, although not as heavy as the past 24 hours.
 
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RE: SAA B747 LHR-S.A Standing In MXP

Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:10 am

Quoting Birka340 (Thread starter):
One of SAAs evening flights out of LHR yesterday, 26th, landed in MXP for fueling

This seems strange just out of LHR at the start of an 11 hour flight.
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RE: SAA B747 LHR-S.A Standing In MXP

Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:14 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 6):
This seems strange just out of LHR at the start of an 11 hour flight.

Fuel is being rationed ex LHR currently

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andz
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RE: SAA B747 LHR-S.A Standing In MXP

Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:21 am

Thanks Shamu I wasn't aware of that. Still cos of the HH refinery blast?
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RE: SAA B747 LHR-S.A Standing In MXP

Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:23 am

Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 7):
Fuel is being rationed ex LHR currently

Surely MXP is not the only or closest airport from LHR, able to accommodate SA with fuel? Why in the world MXP?


Rgds

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birka340
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RE: SAA B747 LHR-S.A Standing In MXP

Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:35 am

Isn´t it strange to choose an airport with snowdisaster for a refueling?
Maybe it´s not that easy to reschedule.

SAA is not serving MXP during winter and might not have any cateringitems in MXP. How about new catering for SAA in MXP for this delay? - I hope they don´t serve the food loaded in LHR yesterday. Use AZ equipment?
How is the procedure for adhoc-catering?

/B
 
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RE: SAA B747 LHR-S.A Standing In MXP

Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:35 am

They having been using MXP every single day.

They need permission to land at that time of night as a lot of airports are still very busy then.

The price of gas, landing and parking fees.

It's not that far off the track.
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