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Jun 26, 19, 7:22 pm
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Posted By alextheengineer

G-GATH had an airborne return into TFS yesterday...

G-GATH had an airborne return into TFS yesterday and is now having an engine change down there. This was a relief flight to pick up the pax.

Watch out for an Antonov going down there from BHX...
Jun 19, 19, 1:37 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By alextheengineer

That’s good to know, thanks for the response!

That’s good to know, thanks for the response!
Jun 18, 19, 9:31 am
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Views: 519
Posted By alextheengineer

EasyJet Plus & Hands Free Combined..?

Apologies if this has been asked - whilst I could find other threads about hands free I couldnít find an answer to this specifically.

I am about to become something of an easyJet frequent flyer on...
May 31, 19, 4:04 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,974
Posted By alextheengineer

Your best option is called 'Hotline' - he can do...

Your best option is called 'Hotline' - he can do 30 bookings per year (each of up to 9 people), should be 10% off the fare (not the taxes element) but deals are often better than that. These flights...
May 31, 19, 11:56 am
Replies: 110
Views: 6,912
Posted By alextheengineer

I used to know mine, then recently the passport...

I used to know mine, then recently the passport office cancelled it by mistake (it was apparently one digit away from someone else's that doesn't deserve it any more) and the new one isn't quite as...
May 31, 19, 10:51 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,974
Posted By alextheengineer

I've seen plenty of recruitment of DE going on. ...

I've seen plenty of recruitment of DE going on.

BA staff travel isn't that great. Your sibling can either nominate:

A - Two people OR
B - Their spouse and ALL of their children under 24

I...
May 31, 19, 10:38 am
Replies: 351
Views: 35,544
Posted By alextheengineer

I need to book a flight from MAN to MCO that day,...

I need to book a flight from MAN to MCO that day, VS would be the natural option for my travel department but wondering if I can swing it to get on board this somehow!

I used to work in BA...
Mar 27, 19, 4:50 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,447
Posted By alextheengineer

A couple of months before I left he popped in,...

A couple of months before I left he popped in, noticed that amongst the IAG airlines' aircraft models there wasn't a LEVEL one. He went upstairs and came back with one...

I used to take groups in...
Feb 5, 19, 7:27 am
Replies: 32
Views: 4,306
Posted By alextheengineer

That something is a ZMU (Zone Management Unit),...

That something is a ZMU (Zone Management Unit), they are downstairs in the equipment bay under the floor behind the flight deck (you walk over the hatch as you come in 1L). They can often be reset...
Jun 19, 18, 12:17 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 9,743
Posted By alextheengineer

Actually not strictly a technical fault. I can’t...

Actually not strictly a technical fault. I can’t go into details but there’s nothing inaccurate up thread. Fire bottle/squib were fired accidentally by ground crew whilst towing the aircraft off the...
May 8, 18, 2:54 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 9,627
Posted By alextheengineer

At the risk of sounding like a BA apologist (they...

At the risk of sounding like a BA apologist (they are no longer my pay master now)...

We donít know the full facts here. Yes, stand allocation at T5 is a BA job (itís run from inside T5 itself,...
May 7, 18, 4:24 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,924
Posted By alextheengineer

​​​​​​​No, not exactly. If you want the full...

​​​​​​​No, not exactly. If you want the full story the EASA airworthiness directive is here:

https://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/EASA_AD_2018_0084_R1.pdf/AD_2018-0084R1_2

But in summary, itís...
Mar 31, 18, 3:35 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,737
Posted By alextheengineer

UPR reported a lightning strike to the nose...

UPR reported a lightning strike to the nose radome on a flight to NCL yesterday.
Feb 14, 18, 4:21 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 20,961
Posted By alextheengineer

Thanks for your thoughts. I wasnít in today so...

Thanks for your thoughts. I wasnít in today so wasnít aware of that when I posted, but have just seen it now. A sad day indeed. I am sure I speak for us all when I say that the thoughts of everyone...
Feb 14, 18, 3:14 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 20,961
Posted By alextheengineer

Have you met him? Iíll agree, when he first...

Have you met him?

Iíll agree, when he first came he said the right things but I think the lack of progress on simple issues is starting to change minds. We are all human and we all have flaws but...
Jan 5, 18, 11:20 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,460
Posted By alextheengineer

Oops. My bad. To be fair, I was on night shift...

Oops. My bad. To be fair, I was on night shift and it was very early in the morning. More coffee required.
Jan 4, 18, 4:10 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,460
Posted By alextheengineer

Best way to tell with a flight from Heathrow is...

Best way to tell with a flight from Heathrow is that Long Haul flight numbers are odd outbound and even inbound.

On Shorthaul the opposite applies inbound are even and outbound are odd.

By all...
Jan 4, 18, 7:59 am
Replies: 126
Views: 27,851
Posted By alextheengineer

I seem to get it every time I fly to or within...

I seem to get it every time I fly to or within the US. Apparently last minute bookings trigger it, and given that I fly standby even though I might have listed months in advance the fact that Iím...
Jan 2, 18, 2:26 pm
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Views: 797,661
Posted By alextheengineer

Hello All, So, with my up coming departure...

Hello All,

So, with my up coming departure from BA, Iíve got to start thinking about my first jobs with my new employer. My first looks like a trip to Chicago in late July which, thankfully,...
Jan 1, 18, 3:07 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 11,819
Posted By alextheengineer

Glad youíre getting on well. Looking forward to...

Glad youíre getting on well. Looking forward to driving out of there myself.

Tongue-in-cheek though Iím wondering what you were expecting in the basement :-P
Jan 1, 18, 1:23 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,274
Posted By alextheengineer

There was once a big celebration in engineering...

There was once a big celebration in engineering when someone in Toronto was awarded one and he was invited to London for a fancy hotel stay and a meal etc. Aside from that, the whole idea is you...
Dec 29, 17, 4:11 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 11,819
Posted By alextheengineer

Haha thanks for your kind words. I do my best on...

Haha thanks for your kind words. I do my best on EU261, but what you really need is 3hrs 30 otherwise someone will get a faster flight plan off eurocontrol and race onto the arrival stand and fling...
Dec 29, 17, 4:07 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 11,819
Posted By alextheengineer

I wish! Thanks for the post, though, but Iíve got...

I wish! Thanks for the post, though, but Iíve got a few more decades before that happens...

Sadly, I canít afford to retire any more as Mr Cruz has helped himself to the pot being saved for such...
Dec 29, 17, 2:18 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 11,819
Posted By alextheengineer

Having a leaving do? I might host mine in TBC9...

Having a leaving do? I might host mine in TBC9 where everyone can enjoy a stale bacon role and an overpriced coffee. We could make it a joint one if you like? Should be a good event... :p
Dec 29, 17, 1:05 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 11,819
Posted By alextheengineer

Just found this thread so apologies for the bump,...

Just found this thread so apologies for the bump, I’m still around (just!), and just about still a BA staff member until next month.

I have been made a top offer to stay on too, decisions!

I am...
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