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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #60 on: 21 December 2018, 13:13:33 »

Had to laugh

Reading some background on bbc website  Distances in km rather than miles.  Heights in metres rather  than yards. When did the UK change ?  There would be an outrage if yards and miles were used here in Spain !

The BBC can't make its mind up. I see loads of programmes where they talk about a few meter tall or even so many hundred meters away but then say that something is so many miles away. I wish they'd use one or the other.
Our local weather forecaster still gives the temperature in °F and °C.
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« Reply #61 on: 21 December 2018, 13:24:39 »

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Our local weather forecaster still gives the temperature in °F and °C.

Temp is another that we use different scales at different times ..... papers will quote .... Phew! it's in the 80/90's  but then say that we're in a winter cold spell of -10

It does surprise me that youngsters at work haven't a clue what the freezing point or boiling point of water is in F  ???
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #62 on: 21 December 2018, 14:39:36 »

You mean likegun control in the USA stops murders?

I dare say all UK airports will have to have anti drone measures which will be passed onto the consumers in even higher parking charges or fees.

Yesterday I heard it being reported that Heathrow is protected by some counter-drone measures but Gatwick is not.  That is another reason why I think Gatwick has been the target this time.

Did anyone else hear the ridiculous interviews on the Jeremy Vine show on Radio 2 this morning when he was taking the approach that the drones could have been put into the sky at Gatwick as a protest against the pollution that planes produce taking people on cheap trips to the likes of Lapland?!!

He did emphasise that no-one yet knew what the motives were behind the forced closing of Gatwick for 30 hours, but on national radio he was airing the possibilities that someone may have good reason to do so to save the world from global warming!!  The language I was shouting at the radio cannot be repeated here, but to say I was fuming is an understatement, over this garbage when instead he should be discussing how on earth can nutters close a national airport and what the politicians are going to do about it!!

Recently we have been discussing how the media are exaggerating and inflating the news for their own journalistic aims, and here we go again with the BBC and Jeremy Whine!! >:( >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #63 on: 21 December 2018, 15:39:55 »

Might have been more appropriate to discuss how poor we are at crisis management.

Airlines duck the issue of responsibility

Airport fails to tell folk what is going on

Yes it is difficult to find hotel beds, food, blankets but Britain is not a tin pot third world country ( except perhaps in The Boys eyes!). How difficult is it to bus/train affected customers to a different airport and operate from there?

Deja vu. Didnt we have this a few weeks back on the railways......
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« Reply #64 on: 21 December 2018, 16:02:50 »

You say that LZ, but one knob head on Twitter made comment about how 10,000 people who would enjoy the first day of peace and quiet in decades >:(

Completely ignoring the 110,000 displaced passengers, 4-5,000 crews and all the people who had to put up with extra flights at their airports and the operation consequences of all of the above...

Somebody else put him straight back into his parents basement  ;D
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« Reply #65 on: 21 December 2018, 16:16:45 »

Might have been more appropriate to discuss how poor we are at crisis management.

Airlines duck the issue of responsibility

Airport fails to tell folk what is going on

Yes it is difficult to find hotel beds, food, blankets but Britain is not a tin pot third world country ( except perhaps in The Boys eyes!). How difficult is it to bus/train affected customers to a different airport and operate from there?

Deja vu. Didnt we have this a few weeks back on the railways......
It's all well and good saying that Snr V, but how long does it take to get 110,000+ extra seats into the system?

Once the scale of the problem was clear, rail firms and National Express were doing what they could, Easyjet staff were still doing their best to rearrange passengers at 10pm last night, seen first hand, and the airport itself brings in a number of office staff to help support the operational terminal teams, many of them started at 3 am yesterday, a mere six hours after the situation kicked off. Incidentally this was around the time that the first diverted passengers began to arrive back at Gatwick in coaches.

The biggest problem is that with the potential to resume flights, it is prudent to keep passengers on aircraft for as long as that crew can legally work. That way the aircraft is ready to go rather than wasting a couple of hours trying to round everyone up to reboard.

Trouble is everyone is so quick to judge and moan about these situations from a position of complete ignorance that they don't have any idea as to the implications of what they are suggesting. These situations bring out the best and worst of human nature, and sadly you only see the negative stuff in the headlines...

On of the first flights to leave this morning was one of the seasonal Lapland runs.  8)
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #66 on: 21 December 2018, 16:18:21 »

Case in point...

Check out @GatwickExpress’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/GatwickExpress/status/1076033446659665920?s=09 ;)
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #67 on: 21 December 2018, 17:41:22 »

Didn,t height values used to be measured in feet back in the day? ???
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« Reply #68 on: 21 December 2018, 17:43:06 »

It's back!

Gatwick closed again due to 'suspected drone sighting'....  ::)

Suspected?  ???  Either someone's seen the bloody thing or not!  :-X
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #69 on: 21 December 2018, 17:45:39 »

It's back!

Gatwick closed again due to 'suspected drone sighting'....  ::)

Suspected?  ???  Either someone's seen the bloody thing or not!  :-X
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #70 on: 21 December 2018, 17:47:12 »

Great opportunity for them to implement Varche contingency planning.

Or duck and dive to minimise impact on bottom lines.

Let s wait and see.........
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #71 on: 21 December 2018, 17:50:12 »

It's back!

Gatwick closed again due to 'suspected drone sighting'....  ::)

Suspected?  ???  Either someone's seen the bloody thing or not!  :-X
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He wants his f*uckin neck stretching.
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #72 on: 21 December 2018, 17:57:23 »

LZ - serves you right for listening to that self-centred, thick, cumstain of a idiot.  He's fallen into the Daily Fail mentality of trying to encourage outrage is a good thing (for him).

Varche - We act like we are a 3rd world country.  A bit of snow, we can't cope. A bit of rain, we can't cope. A small flying machine potentially in the flightline, we can't cope.  I think this is 2 fold, firstly, our civil service is crap and useless at all levels; secondly, we have bred a whole generation (probably 2) of incompetent, self centred mongrels, with the 'flakes on the way as well.
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« Reply #73 on: 21 December 2018, 18:00:04 »

LZ - serves you right for listening to that self-centred, thick, cumstain of a idiot.  He's fallen into the Daily Fail mentality of trying to encourage outrage is a good thing (for him).

Varche - We act like we are a 3rd world country.  A bit of snow, we can't cope. A bit of rain, we can't cope. A small flying machine potentially in the flightline, we can't cope.  I think this is 2 fold, firstly, our civil service is crap and useless at all levels; secondly, we have bred a whole generation (probably 2) of incompetent, self centred mongrels, with the 'flakes on the way as well.
A few of many, many reasons there.
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Re: Gatwick
« Reply #74 on: 21 December 2018, 18:05:13 »

Cant disagree..

How many business models build in contingencies.? If you do other companies not doing so would be morecompetitive.
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