3w
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ATC Slots

Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:27 pm

hi,
Just wondering what was the worst ATC slot anyone has expierienced or heard of excluding weather slots as they can go on forever.
 
wilco737
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RE: ATC Slots

Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:01 am

Hi there,

a Captain told me that he had to wait for 2.5 hours for the start up with passengers on board! He was no 53 in sequence for start up! That happend on that day the Air Europe slid off the Runway in München (Munich, MUC, EDDM).

Pretty long time to sit in an aircraft...

My worst Slot was just 90 minutes (but due to weather) so doesnt count...

WILCO737
 
kaddyuk
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RE: ATC Slots

Fri Oct 29, 2004 1:15 am

When they close LHR at peak periods, you can expect over 1.5 hours to wait for a slot as happend to some friends when LHR closed for 40 mins due to a storm. Had to wait nearly 2hours for a slot to JFK due to the back log...
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3w
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RE: ATC Slots

Fri Oct 29, 2004 1:34 am

they are not too bad

jazus, i know of one DUB-CDG flight with AF which a sched dept of 0640 didnt get a slot til 1015 and they boarded on time hoping for improovment!!!....there must be worse than that though
 
geoffm
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RE: ATC Slots

Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:09 am

Had an hour wait for a flight that took only 40 minutes due to congestion at our destination... and we were ready to go on time too.

Geoff M.
 
BritPilot777
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RE: ATC Slots

Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:25 am

Not to long for me really, only 45 mins on a United flight from DTW to ORD, mainly due to congestion at ORD
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Contact_tower
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RE: Waddington

Sat Oct 30, 2004 3:18 am

"hi,
Just wondering what was the worst ATC slot anyone has expierienced or heard of excluding weather slots as they can go on forever."

A RAF C-130J from Bardufoss to Lyenham got a 03:45 delay CTOT last winter due to staff shortage in London FIR somehwhere. (The Slot Allocation Message give reason and location of delay)

You feel kinda stupid working tower at 23:30 in the evening, 160nm inside the arctic circle, with NO traffic within MANY miles, and you have to hold back traffic due to problems 1200nm away! The way the system works.

How to solve problem, if pilot wants (and if MIL), cancel Flightplan, and re-file with "OAT" slipped in the routing field where the flight cross into affected FIR........

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