GOBYJ delayed due tech - hydraulic leak. Part flown out (took several hours) then when fixed, engineers found another problem.
YJ eventually arrived back 0600 SAT
morning! 2 days late!!
This obviously affected Thurs CWL
departure. GOBYI was the replacement, which went tech in MAN
Meanwhile..... Monarchs CWL
(GEOMA) was running late because of weather in PFO the night before. On pushing back in LGW
quite a big engine prob discovered.
Monarch rebooked all pax onto TOM's SFB
(neither flights were busy)
TOM pax then bussed to MAN
because YI wasnt fixed.
+ TOM combined) eventually left approx 2100 from MAN
Original dep times - MON
A300 a/c sent to SFB
to bring their inbound pax back.
763's normally swap in SFB
. So the inbound TOM SFB
was ontime, SFB
delayed as a result of the knock-on CWL
Hope that clears that one up!
Whilst on the subject, according to crew member, over those few days TOM approx 10-12 a/c tech resulting in severe delays for some flights