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Old May 31, 19, 7:55 am
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Plenty of football fans at the airports today?

Anyone spotted lots of football fans on the move today?
The Champions League final tomorrow in Madrid is an all-English affair: Liverpool vs Spurs.
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As long as their bosses havent seen them , when the phoned in sick this morning. All is okay, well, until the credit card bill arrives.
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An Iberia A330 has just flown over my house into Luton (I live seven miles away) so no doubt that will be taking a few supporters over to Madrid tomorrow. Must be a charter. It’s an unusual sight for us, the biggest planes we normally would see are DHL A300s.
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A 25+ year old Isuzu Trooper with a load of lads waving Liverpool flags out of the windows passed me on the M2 yesterday. Given the car and the speed they were driving my first thought was that they could have chartered a jet to Madrid for around the same cost as what it was going to get there in that thing.

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Air Traffic Control expected to be handling the most flights ever in a single day yesterday with 600 charter and private jets in addition to the norm.
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Originally Posted by Funky Spike View Post
A 25+ year old Isuzu Trooper with a load of lads waving Liverpool flags out of the windows passed me on the M2 yesterday. Given the car and the speed they were driving my first thought was that they could have chartered a jet to Madrid for around the same cost as what it was going to get there in that thing.
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Air Traffic Control expected to be handling the most flights ever in a single day yesterday with 600 charter and private jets in addition to the norm.
About 1500 extra flights according to this article!
https://sg-mktg.com/MTU1OTMxNTQ3NnxC...OcH2Pyo_xNDa0=
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Old Jun 1, 19, 3:46 am
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About 1500 extra flights according to this article!
https://sg-mktg.com/MTU1OTMxNTQ3NnxC...OcH2Pyo_xNDa0=
Where are they getting all the extra pilots and cabin crew from?
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Where are they getting all the extra pilots and cabin crew from?
probably the pilots and crews that dont mind being paid overtime or double time for their shift.
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Old Jun 1, 19, 7:32 am
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Where are they getting all the extra pilots and cabin crew from?
The number sounds very high. If there really are that many additional flights in connection with the match, this suggests that the overwhelming majority of them will be small private planes rather than commercial jetliners. The stadium has a capacity of circa 67000. If every single person in that stadium came by plane, this would require somewhere in the region of 300 to 350 A320/321 family aircraft.

According to ITV, NATS said that they expected an additional 400 charter flights, including repositioning flights, and an extra 200 private jet movements, which sounds rather closer to the mark than the figure of an extra 1500 flights.
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