Long delay on HUY-PMI flight..anyone know why?

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I just noticed the Thomsonfly flight from Palma is due to arrive at HUY some 10h25m late? Departing flight(which is usually same a/c) is over 6 hrs late. Anyone know the reason? I assume a/c gone tech at Palma but delay seems extreme.
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One word TECH. ;) Its not unusual for a technical problem to a delay a flight for quite a few hours. He/She might have missed there slot too and that could add on to the delay. Flex 35
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Yep have seen this, must have gone tech, seems strange doesn't it, we have had G-BYAB here for over a month with excellent punctuality, the weekend it changes to G-BYAA, we get this, must just be very unforunate coincedence. The LBA website are been a bit optimistic me thinks, it took of 11hrs 25mins late, they only expect it back 7hrs 25 mins late! If my rough additions are right, the earliest I can see it back at LBA in the morning is 08:00, bound to have an effect on the morning Zakynthos which is due out at 07:20. Just be glad it isnt doing the double 'W' pattern this year, last year it did LBA-PMI-HUY-PMI-MME-PMI-LBA! At least it only goes to HUY this year, reducing the knock on slightly.
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Just looking at the Gatwick arrivals, a FlyJet aircraft is due in from Larnaca in a few minutes at 10.00pm. That also has a hefty delay of 10 hours and 15 minutes. Now due tomorrow morning at 8.25am.
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Just looking at the Gatwick arrivals, a FlyJet aircraft is due in from Larnaca in a few minutes at 10.00pm. That also has a hefty delay of 10 hours and 15 minutes. Now due tomorrow morning at 8.25am.
Ah, no surprise there actually. The 757 hasn't even left Gatwick for Larnaca yet. It should have left at 11.30am but still shows as being delayed. Nice one, FlyJet! :)
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Theres an EAL flight from Kefallinia due in 22 and a half hours late at MAN!
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Theres an EAL flight from Kefallinia due in 22 and a half hours late at MAN!
That is ridiculous! :eek: FlyJet's delay will no doubt have a huge knock-on effect. It seems they only have 2 aircraft (I didn't know this) and with really quick turnarounds and being in the air practically 24/7, its going to be tough to make up the time.
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Sorry to stray off topic here with another flight but look at this at BHX..... 14:45 AI187 Dehli (this is the scheduled time) They have rescheduled it for now looking at the BHX website. 05:15 AI 187 Delhi Expected 04:57 Air India have had a few delays but this is the worse one I've seen at BHX so far!

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Theres an EAL flight from Kefallinia due in 22 and a half hours late at MAN!
That is what you get when you fly 30-32 year old Boeing 732s! Doesn't suprise me one bit. As for Flyjet there puncuality has improved on last year, but they still have some hefty delays from time to time. Doesn't help when they only have 2 B757s and they are not exactly the newest around. Flex 35

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Arrivals at NCL: XLA4033 20:30 ZAKYNTHOS INDEFINITE DELAY XLA3137 23:35 KALAMATA DELAYED Plus the Onur Air A300 flight to DLM is delayed yet again ;)
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Ah, no surprise there actually. The 757 hasn't even left Gatwick for Larnaca yet. It should have left at 11.30am but still shows as being delayed. Nice one, FlyJet! :)
Good old Flyjet, seems I was let off lightly with the 3 hour we suffered a couple of years ago.
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The EAL flight is now due in 28 and a half hours late as opposed to 22 and a half hours... not good! The Air Atlanta flight from Sharm El Sheikh into MAN is due in about 18 hours late, and the FCA long haul flight is due in 24 hours late from Cancun. The prediction by the LBA website of what time the Thomson flight was due in, must have been correct, the ZTH flight only departed 10 minutes late. Now we have the Astraeus flight from Larnaca due in at 10:30 as opposed to 02:05. Good thing is they must have got in a different a/c to operate this mornings Reus, it only departed 30 minutes late.

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From my earlier post ;) XLA3137 23:35 KALAMATA DELAYED PROVISIONAL 1430
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Not been a brilliant day for LBA delays wise... There was an extra Ryanair flight put on this morning to DUB, I can only assume last nights was cancelled the flight number has the flight number of last nights flights on it, when I looked it was due in about an hour late last night, and then around the time it was due in, we got a massive thunder storm so they might have decided not to bother. The ordinary Ryanair flight this morning was delayed an hour and a half, better not be next Wednesday, dont have much time in Dublin as it is! Extra flight : FR1157 DUBLIN 1020 DEPARTED 11:00 Normal flight : FR153 DUBLIN 1050 DEPARTED 12:27 A few diversions this evening, visibility poor where I am, must be bad up at LBA. T34714 ABERDEEN 1625 FLIGHT DIVERTED COACH FROM HUMBERSIDE EST ARR 1930 BD406 EDINBURGH 1700 FLIGHT DIVERTED COACH FROM TEESSIDE EST 1900 T34716 ABERDEEN 2010 CANCELLED PAX TO BE COACHED TO LBA FROM HUMBERSIDE T34705 SOUTHAMPTON 1715 NOW DUE 17:00 HOLDING Wouldnt think it was summer would you!
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Another diversion.. BD614 BRUSSELS 1710 FLIGHT DIVERTED TO TEESIDE But yet, an Eastern Jetstream has just got in? T34705 SOUTHAMPTON 1715 LANDED 17:29 Never saw this earlier, this is some delay! BE730 BELFAST CITY 0845 NEXT INFO 1800 The PAX must have been so angry when they saw this going out! BE736 BELFAST CITY 1435 DEPARTED 15:00
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Another diversion.. BD614 BRUSSELS 1710 FLIGHT DIVERTED TO TEESIDE But yet, an Eastern Jetstream has just got in? T34705 SOUTHAMPTON 1715 LANDED 17:29 Never saw this earlier, this is some delay! BE730 BELFAST CITY 0845 NEXT INFO 1800 The PAX must have been so angry when they saw this going out! BE736 BELFAST CITY 1435 DEPARTED 15:00
I bet they were, too. You would expect the airline to use the aircraft operating flight 736 to fly flight 730 instead, to put a stop to the delay, but I guess its better to delay one flight rather than two.
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You would think the pax on 730 would have taken prioity really, hope it doesn't happen when I fly them in August! Still says next info at 18:00 even though its now 18:28. Another diversion: BD496 PARIS CDG 1705 FLIGHT DIVERTED TO TEESIDE The ERJs must not have the facilities to land at LBA in this weather, surprised they are going to Teeside, you would have thought Doncaster or Humberside or even East Midlands were more likely. The LHR also has a delay, would think this is more likely down to slots at LHR than problems at LBA. BD418 HEATHROW 1800 DELAYED EST ARR 1930 Unsurpsingly with the diversions/cancellations, is also affecting outbound flights: T34715 ABERDEEN 1715 CANCELLED BD407 EDINBURGH 1730 DELAYED BD497 PARIS CDG 1735 DELAYED BD615 BRUSSELS 1745 DELAYED LS183 MALAGA 1840 DELAYED
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Typical LBA conditions! :eek:
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You would think the pax on 730 would have taken prioity really, hope it doesn't happen when I fly them in August! Still says next info at 18:00 even though its now 18:28
If it were me making the decisions, then I wouldn't want to delay any other passengers. Having the first batch of stranded passengers is going to be bad enough, but to delay another flight to free up an aircraft is going to make another load of passengers just as unhappy. By making those passengers travelling on BE730 wait for the scheduled aircraft, you've got half as many unhappy customers as you would have it used the aircraft operating BE736.
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Indeed, a very good assesment of the situation, would only cause more disruption, because you would then have to operate 736 after 730, and that would cause more disruption if the a/c was already down to operate another flight, meaning more delays for other airports. Incidentally now says this: BE730 BELFAST CITY 0845 CANCELLED Now that would p!ss me off, waiting around from around 07:00 (Considering check in times) until 18:30 to then be told its been cancelled.
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Indeed, a very good assesment of the situation, would only cause more disruption, because you would then have to operate 736 after 730, and that would cause more disruption if the a/c was already down to operate another flight, meaning more delays for other airports. Incidentally now says this: BE730 BELFAST CITY 0845 CANCELLED Now that would p!ss me off, waiting around from around 07:00 (Considering check in times) until 18:30 to then be told its been cancelled.
You've got to laugh! :D But I guess its anything but funny. I would also be extremely annoyed at Flybe if I were on this flight. Many of these passengers will have been hanging around for over 12 hours now and will be knackered. Now the airline goes and does that to them.