General Chat Thread, If this doesn't make you laugh... in General; Just read this on BBC news live update on travel chaos:
We've been told that the inbound flight tried to ...
23rd December 2013, 07:18 PM #1
If this doesn't make you laugh...
Just read this on BBC news live update on travel chaos:
We've been told that the inbound flight tried to land twice and couldn't because of high winds. It was diverted to Amsterdam to refuel.
Ummmmm it had enough fuel for Amsterdam but not one of a dozen UK airports... or another couple of goes?!
23rd December 2013, 07:28 PM #2
not windy in Amsterdam = can land.
Windy in UK = might not be able to land.
...seems sensible to me if Fuel could be an issue.
23rd December 2013, 07:30 PM #3
But planes are landing though. Oh this one had a couple of issues. Maybe head north a hundred miles, not 600 miles east...
Originally Posted by Domino
23rd December 2013, 07:48 PM #4
But what if it does that, fails, then doesn't have enough fuel to get to somewhere less windy?
23rd December 2013, 07:51 PM #5
But the wind is blowing West to East perhaps? It might use less energy going for a guaranteed landing with a tail wind rather than fighting to land closer to home.
Originally Posted by GREED
23rd December 2013, 08:31 PM #6
Plans always prefer to land into the wind.
And yes, very true Mike, but still it is the distance travelled compared to somewhere else in the UK.
23rd December 2013, 09:16 PM #7
Ah yes, but less fuel may be required to get there and land, even into the wind for the landing itself
Originally Posted by GREED
23rd December 2013, 09:17 PM #8
It could be that Amsterdam is one of the destinations for that airline, which will mean they have the facilities in place to refuel. The pilot can't simply put it on his credit card.
23rd December 2013, 09:21 PM #9
Oh yes he can watching one of the airline type shows one day and they landed at an airport without an agreement already in place and that's exactly what happened, wasn't a little plane either.
Originally Posted by laserblazer
23rd December 2013, 09:25 PM #10
Or the passengers have paid before as well:
Passengers Foot Fuel Bill For 737
23rd December 2013, 09:27 PM #11
On the grand scheme of things, Amsterdam is just a small hope from the South of England. We get there in about 40 mins from Norwich.
24th December 2013, 07:07 AM #12
After reading more stories from other airports and the capacity issues I no longer find this story as amusing....
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