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GodAtum Sep 24, 19 4:57 am

Anyone know the callsign used by the Malaysia A380 into Palma? very unusual movement!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...a0e63f0be7.jpg

Internaut Sep 24, 19 5:03 am


Originally Posted by GodAtum (Post 31557255)
Anyone know the callsign used by the Malaysia A380 into Palma? very unusual movement!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...a0e63f0be7.jpg

See:

https://www.theguardian.com/business...being-stranded

Civil servants spent millions creating a pop-up airline ready to fly back Brits abroad”

This has all be frighteningly well planned.

lloydah Sep 24, 19 5:12 am

Yes, understand what you're saying. But the flight was before the collapse, and was also 4 hours late taking off, so I wondered if speed of turn round became the deciding factor but as they were told it was take off weight that was the factor.....but we'll wait and see.

Internaut Sep 24, 19 5:36 am


Originally Posted by lloydah (Post 31557287)
Yes, understand what you're saying. But the flight was before the collapse, and was also 4 hours late taking off, so I wondered if speed of turn round became the deciding factor but as they were told it was take off weight that was the factor.....but we'll wait and see.

Putting my conspiracy theorists' (made of finest tin foil) hat on, I think finance/government had made up their minds up about TC some time ago: kill it dead! What we're seeing now took some pretty impressive planning. Edit: Though I see what you mean about the timing above....

GodAtum Sep 24, 19 6:21 am


Originally Posted by Internaut (Post 31557270)
See:

https://www.theguardian.com/business...being-stranded

Civil servants spent millions creating a pop-up airline ready to fly back Brits abroad”

This has all be frighteningly well planned.

that doesn't say the callsign used?

iflyjetz Sep 24, 19 6:46 am


Originally Posted by GodAtum (Post 31557255)
Anyone know the callsign used by the Malaysia A380 into Palma? very unusual movement!

Since they're using Malaysian Airline flight numbers on the flights (MH8492, etc), they're likely using 'Malaysian xxxx' (xxxx being flight number) call sign. So far, it's operating between Manchester and Palma. I would imagine that it will be sent to other destinations after most of the stranded passengers in Palma are brought home.

Here's a tracking of that particular A380:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9m-mnf

I don't know how many destinations can handle an A380; I'm not familiar with the A380's runway/taxiway width/load bearing requirements, but that will limit the destinations that an A380 can go to.

irishguy28 Sep 24, 19 8:14 am

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Originally Posted by GodAtum (Post 31557255)
Anyone know the callsign used by the Malaysia A380 into Palma? very unusual movement!

It operated MH991 PMI-MAN last night, replacing both of MT1087 (PMI-NCL) and MT1459 (PMI-MAN).

And several other PMI sectors today!

It's not the first time an A380 has visited PMI, though. :D Below are two pictures of Lufthansa's D-AIMC in PMI on October 2, 2010. It carried paying passengers from FRA to PMI, who enjoyed an afternoon's sightseeing while the A380 continued on to the Barcelona Air Show, before picking back up its human cargo in PMI and flying back to FRA later that evening.

iflyjetz Sep 24, 19 9:12 am


Originally Posted by irishguy28 (Post 31557903)
It operated MH991 PMI-MAN last night, replacing both of MT1087 (PMI-NCL) and MT1459 (PMI-MAN).

MH991's not correct. They've been filing as MH84xx with air traffic control, as per at least a couple of flight tracking websites.

irishguy28 Sep 24, 19 9:19 am

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Originally Posted by iflyjetz (Post 31558142)
MH991's not correct. They've been filing as MH84xx with air traffic control, as per at least a couple of flight tracking websites.

You are referring to today's flights.

Last night's flight was MH991.

salut0 Sep 24, 19 9:32 am

I wonder if any Thomas Cook customers have been getting to sit in business or first class seats on the scheduled airline planes that are being used for the repatriations?

It would make sense to use all available passenger seats on each plane.

milepig Sep 24, 19 9:33 am


Originally Posted by nk15 (Post 31556804)
It’s a very delicate and surreal operation, one moment they sell you tickets and it’s all fine and dandy, and the next moment all 22,000 employees have disappeared and they don’t know what are you taking about....

Yep. That's the way it works. I have a friend who was stranded between flights at Zurich when the old Swissair went belly up. One moment all was normal, the next moment all the staff at the various desks just picked up their bags and walked away. Fortunately for her, she was on a code share with AA (IIRC) and they took care of her. Messy.

iflyjetz Sep 24, 19 9:36 am


Originally Posted by irishguy28 (Post 31558177)
You are referring to today's flights.

Last night's flight was MH991.

That flight number's not listed in any flight tracking database. I understand that's what's on the CAA website but that flight number was never used.

irishguy28 Sep 24, 19 9:42 am


Originally Posted by iflyjetz (Post 31558266)
That flight number's not listed in any flight tracking database. I understand that's what's on the CAA website but that flight number was never used.

I guess, ultimately, the flightcodes/call signs are rather meaningless in these cases anyway.

iflyjetz Sep 24, 19 10:08 am


Originally Posted by irishguy28 (Post 31558299)
I guess, ultimately, the flightcodes/call signs are rather meaningless in these cases anyway.

^ Pretty much meaningless.
Malaysian brought over aircraft reg #9M-MNF.
I imagine they brought over 3 crews to fly it around the clock.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9m-mnf
Airplane CallSign Tail Number Track LookUp | Plane Flight Tracker

There may be more than one Malaysian A380 flying these flights, but I don't see that as likely.

irishguy28 Sep 24, 19 10:32 am


Originally Posted by iflyjetz (Post 31558402)
Malaysian brought over aircraft reg #9M-MNF.
I imagine they brought over 3 crews to fly it around the clock.

I doubt that MH has that many staff to spare!

Besides, the A380 is only scheduled for 2 rotations per day. That probably requires only a single crew.


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