Mon 08.00 LGW - AGP - What's the problem ?

Old Aug 14, 06, 9:33 am
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Mon 08.00 LGW - AGP - What's the problem ?

The 08.00 LGW to AGP today has been delayed by over 8 hours, scheduled to leave after the mid-afternoon flight.

I assume that this is an isolated issue but wondered if anyone knows what its cause was ?

Mrs and Miss FF99 are on this flight tomorrow (having swictched from the corresponding LHR flight, which left on time today) and I just want to be sure that I should not be switching them back again ......

Any reports on check-in using fas bag drop / security queues at LGW during Monday morning ?

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Old Aug 14, 06, 10:15 am
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Was ok on Sunday morning, so...

... I assume it must be an isolated incident. A friend left on a flight (BA LGW-KRK) at around that time on Sunday, checked in by 06.00 and no material delays.
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Old Aug 14, 06, 11:51 am
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GB Airways run their aircraft with pretty smart turnarounds. With the current disruption, if the early flights are late leaving, they just continue to pick up delays.

Add to this the fact that G-TTOJ was struck by lightning on it's final approach to LGW last night and this added to their problems. Indeed, as I left work today, they were seeking to sub-charter an aircraft to help dig themselves out of the smelly stuff!

Hopefully, we may have some normality in the morning. The aircraft for the BA6944 0800 AGP normally overnights at LGW so we should be cooking on gas! (Security situation pernitting!)
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Old Aug 14, 06, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by bealine
GB Airways run their aircraft with pretty smart turnarounds. With the current disruption, if the early flights are late leaving, they just continue to pick up delays.

Add to this the fact that G-TTOJ was struck by lightning on it's final approach to LGW last night and this added to their problems. Indeed, as I left work today, they were seeking to sub-charter an aircraft to help dig themselves out of the smelly stuff!

Hopefully, we may have some normality in the morning. The aircraft for the BA6944 0800 AGP normally overnights at LGW so we should be cooking on gas! (Security situation pernitting!)
~Surely there is some spare BA 737 capacity at LGW given the domestic cancellations... Perhaps GB should give BA a call and try wet lease an aircraft

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Old Aug 14, 06, 2:55 pm
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~Surely there is some spare BA 737 capacity at LGW given the domestic cancellations... Perhaps GB should give BA a call and try wet lease an aircraft
Yes - there are spare 737's. However, BA Mainline doesn't have spare crews (that's why the Domestics are cancelled, among other reasons - to provide contingency for crews going "out of hours" on other flights, and to allow for "commuting" crews who find themselves stuck at home.) GB's own crews are checked out on Airbus A320's and A321's, I think you'll find most of their 737 licences have elapsed (perhaps GBBOI might clarify?)
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