oly720man
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Tech Stops And Where To Stop.

Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:02 am

As a matter of interest, after this morning saw DL17 stopping at MAN en-route BOM-JFK for fuel, do airlines have preferred airports for this sort of thing? I mean, the flight could have stopped at FRA, or DUB, or SNN which are all DL destinations and probably not too far off the existing flight route.
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SlamClick
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RE: Tech Stops And Where To Stop.

Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:34 am

Off the top of my old gray head:

Along route if possible.
On-line station, use your own contract fuel.
Suitable airport, without performance issues (hot & high)
Friendly government. Good security.
Fuel price differentials.
Landing fee differentials.
Weather.

And some times it is just not multiple choice.
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