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Online vivafuerte

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Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« on: December 29, 2017, 18:11:40 pm »
The company is yet to re schedule the flights from weds and will probably fob off all customers and hope they do as they are told.

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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 18:34:41 pm »
Heard they handed out £3.50 vouchers. Not much change left there from a bottle of water.

The real issue though is again why a few inches of snow brings everything to a standstill. Flew home from Prague once in a blizzard that had been raging for 24 hours. They obviously had the right equipment, ....job done no problem no delays.





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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 13:18:55 pm »
Says the man from the daily mail on 28/12/17

All BA flights from Heathrow and Gatwick are cancelled for the rest of the day due to 'major IT system failure'
BA chief executive Alex Cruz said the 'power supply issue' had affected all check-in and operational systems
Some passengers said captain and gate staff at Gatwick Airport believe airline could be under 'cyber attack'
It is feared it could take days for services to return to normal and for BA to clear the backlog of passengers
Furious customers have complained of being 'abandoned' by staff at airports, lack of information from BA

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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 16:33:39 pm »
Says the man from the daily mail on 28/12/17

All BA flights from Heathrow and Gatwick are cancelled for the rest of the day due to 'major IT system failure'
BA chief executive Alex Cruz said the 'power supply issue' had affected all check-in and operational systems
Some passengers said captain and gate staff at Gatwick Airport believe airline could be under 'cyber attack'
It is feared it could take days for services to return to normal and for BA to clear the backlog of passengers
Furious customers have complained of being 'abandoned' by staff at airports, lack of information from BA

Surely this was the problem which happened last May?

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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 16:50:22 pm »


Surely this was the problem which happened last May?
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Let him think he’s right it’s dunnier that way ;)

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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 18:20:17 pm »
It's about time Stansted airport got real and invested in some decent snow clearing gear and de icer.  I understand that the fall of snow was just a few centimetres!

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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 18:28:29 pm »
Says the man from the daily mail on 28/12/17

All BA flights from Heathrow and Gatwick are cancelled for the rest of the day due to 'major IT system failure'
BA chief executive Alex Cruz said the 'power supply issue' had affected all check-in and operational systems
Some passengers said captain and gate staff at Gatwick Airport believe airline could be under 'cyber attack'
It is feared it could take days for services to return to normal and for BA to clear the backlog of passengers
Furious customers have complained of being 'abandoned' by staff at airports, lack of information from BA

Surely this was the problem which happened last May?

I put this up to pee off Viva and to show all airlines can have bad hair days (even this one which is run by an Irish man. Willie Walshe)
About Stansted having a lot of cancellations you must remember it may be the destination airport that has the problem with the snow.
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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2017, 19:17:33 pm »
Apparantly Stansted`s problems the other day were caused by continuous snow showers until about 1pm which meant the runway was continually contaminated by slush which affects aircraft take off performance (unsafe circumstances). There was also a strong gusting crosswind which combined with the contamination, made some arrival and departures outside of safe limits..

   Problems with too many passengers in the terminal is a whole different thing which together with contingency plans, does need looking at again.

   When you have an operation as big as Ryanair`s, when faced with these sort of freak weather conditions, all they can do is cancel the whole day`s flying programme to protect the next and following days flying schedule.This angers those affected but if they didnt they would anger probably 4 times the number of people. O`Leary views it as the lesser of two evils which isnt going to change anytime soon.
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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 19:30:43 pm »
Stansted's weather problems sound a little too much like British Rails 'leaves on the line and the wrong type of snow' to convince me  ;). Can't say for sure but I doubt the conditions at Stansted that day would have hindered other European airports quite so drastically.

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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 07:05:56 am »
At the end of the day the safety of the passengers is paramount. If weather conditions hamper this then who are we to challenge the experts.

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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2017, 11:13:51 am »
Safety is paramount. But running an efficient airport is also pretty high on most passengers check list. The question is if other countries can run their rail and flight services better, it's surely not unacceptable for us to ask why?

Our UK experts are obviously not as expert as other European experts...so to speak.

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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2018, 21:11:55 pm »
Heard the one about the airline that threatened no UK flights post brexit?
Just applied for a licence to do just that.

Now there's a surprise. ;)

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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 22:59:16 pm »
Yes I read that. The article also said that internal UK flights only make up approximately 3% of Ryanair’s total business.
But that’s almost 4 million passengers, that’s enough people to make a smaller airline viable.

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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2018, 07:11:20 am »
Safety is paramount. But running an efficient airport is also pretty high on most passengers check list. The question is if other countries can run their rail and flight services better, it's surely not unacceptable for us to ask why?

Our UK experts are obviously not as expert as other European experts...so to speak.

How much more are you willing to pay ? Those cities that handle snow better have far more snow. It makes sense for them to invest in all the equipment.

 You can spend millions and have snow removal equipment rusting waiting .  Or you can decide to risk a day or week that things don't run well.

You choose.

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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2018, 16:13:41 pm »
We pay for councils to have gritters and snow ploughs when it snows, whether it's once a year or ten times a year.

Yes i think I'd choose to pay a bit more to get winter flights off on time. Airport Authorities could alternatively charge the cost to airlines ...after all any money they would have lost in revenue from cancelled flights would more than cover it.

Where there's a will there is always a way.
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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2018, 23:29:17 pm »
January 5, 2018, 4:13 AM EST
Updated on January 5, 2018, 7:35 AM EST
Part of a report from Bloomberg. The rest is.even better news for the low cost airlines

Carrier beat rivals with 12 million extra passengers in 2017
Full-year growth rates were fastest at Wizz Air, Norwegian
Ryanair Holdings Plc strengthened its dominance of Europe’s discount-airline market in 2017 by adding more customers than any of its rivals, even as a scheduling foul-up contributed to its smallest gain in passenger numbers in three years.
 
The company filled 12 million more seats in 2017 than a year earlier, while second-ranked EasyJet Plc said Friday that it flew 7.2 million more passengers in the period.

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Re: Dozens of Ryan air flights cancelled from Stantead
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2018, 12:52:23 pm »
dagwoods inferiority complex is mega