I've only ever seen four times used. Land. Inblock (STA). Offblock (STD). Airborne. Probs got other names in different airports. Then what do the departure and arrival time really mean? As far as I was concerned STD and STA are akin to Scheduled Offblock Time and Scheduled Inblock Time. We are techn...Jump to post
How is gate-checking 50-100 suitcases going to make the process faster? In any case, I'd expect delays to increase! Agree! Whereas before we would take around 40-50 gate bags for a booked load of over 180. We'd now be taking up to around 120 depending on load I reckon. I only ever see about 10-30 p...Jump to post
Not really sure how this happens. Before you approach any aircraft, it's chocked, engines are shut down/props come to a stop and you are given the thumbs up by the marshaller after the anti collision light/beacon has been switched off by the Captain.Jump to post
I'm aware of docking systems. But not aware of any airport that allows ground handling/PAX movement without chocks being inserted by ground staff (as they're inside waiting out the storm) ☺Jump to post
I work at NQY. Largest aircraft is Ryanair 737-800 (189 seats). Smallest aircraft is Isles of Scilly Skybus Britten-Norman Islander (8 seats). We see 757s, 767s, 787s and A330s for training regularly but we don't have any scheduled flights with them.Jump to post
Where I work, the based aircraft receives a external cabin tidy on turnaround at home base and cabin crew tidy at outstations. The external cabin tidy involves emptying the seat pockets of any rubbish, replenishing any sick bags, menu inserts, magazines etc (safety card should be at the front), cros...Jump to post
Short answer - no. If you can't provide sufficient proof (i.e. a boarding pass for a flight on that day) then you will be denied access into the Critical Part. Same goes for when you are airside and your flight is cancelled. In CAA land that would mean that you no longer have a sufficient reason to ...Jump to post
Obviously i would prefer seat reservations for free on all airlines... Right :D Can you imagine the amount of ballast that stations would have to buy to make aircraft like Q400s/CRJs etc trim properly because everyone has this obsession with seated at the front? :D Not to mention the extra fuel pen...Jump to post
If they think sacrificing a goat aids maintenance and safety checks then they should probably rethink their strategy
Edit: above poster has said pretty much what I wanted to say.
Those are chilling pictures. My thoughts go to all affected.
Quick question - in the link in post #1, there's a picture of the passenger manifest with seats. All the ATR42s I've worked with have rows 1 - 13. But these passengers have seats like 30C and 26J etc!?
We've had a few changes from Q400s to E75s or E95s and vice versa (all Y seating) so 78/88/118 seats. The system, when you ship assign, automatically reaccommodates checked in passengers to the same seat (unless the new seat is an emergency exit row when it wasn't on previous aircraft). I'd refund a...Jump to post
EasyJet and Ryanair are only 20 years ahead of you on this one! Agreed :D We used to struggle turning EZY A320s around in 25 minutes as the crew often took a while to tidy aircraft and perform security checks...but it was doable. We had an Aviramp on the front and stairs on the rear. RYR 738s have ...Jump to post
I dispatched a charter P7 A320 with bag split.... .1/559.3/1397.4/517....advised Captain that there was no hold net between compartment 3 and 4. (There was just a net between 4 and 5 and the door net obviously) and he said it wasn't normal but can be dispatched like that. It came back the following ...Jump to post