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Old Jun 9, 03, 6:42 am
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Matthew Vandamm
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: London, England
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by ajamieson:
On weekdays there's a BD8802 listed as arriving into EDI from LHR at 00:20hrs. That would suggest positioning rather than charter. Having said that, the a/c which operates the BD51 is usually always the same one parked overnight from the BD64. Intruiging...</font>
The BD8802 is in fact the Royal Mail flight, and it has been operating full of mail for a few years now. When I worked for BMI, they had even purchased seat mail bags, which are the exact dimensions of a row of seats, and could be loaded upto 64kgs.

Royal Mail used to witness the load of the flight when the aircraft was a 737, and they used to stand at the door with a stopwatch, and get very upset if loading took more than 37 minutes, or there were less than 12 staff loading!
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