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ken anderson.30/03/2020 09:27:29
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off topic.....easy jet have announced this morning that all of their fleet is now grounded. Reckon they wont be flying for 2 months at least......wonder how the layup's affect the aircraft....do they suffer from non use ?

ken anderson...ne..1.... layup dept.

RC Plane Flyer30/03/2020 09:33:09
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Do you think they will have to put the batteries into storage mode ??

Nigel R30/03/2020 09:56:24
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Posted by ken anderson. on 30/03/2020 09:27:29:

wonder how the layup's affect the aircraft....do they suffer from non use ?

The most expensive aircraft in the world for an airline to operate is one that is parked on the ground not flying passengers around...

Bucksboy30/03/2020 10:00:50
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Ryanair are flying their planes every 5-7 days, just a short hop up and down to keep it airworthy. If it stays on the ground for longer it’s needs a service before being allowed back.

Piers Bowlan30/03/2020 10:24:11
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It is not just the aircraft that have to be kept airworthy. The crew need to stay in recency, they have to fly at least once every 28 days to stay legal. If not they have to receive some simulator training before flying again. BA have stopped all simulator training for obvious reasons as it is incompatible with social distancing. The pilot's six monthly sim checks will also expire, these consist of two, four hour details to revalidate their licences. Hence, when the situation normalises it is going to take a long time to get the airlines operating normally again.

Kevin Fairgrieve14/05/2020 18:48:43
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Sadly, with Covid-19 continuing to disrupt global travel, we must inform you that your holiday will not be going ahead as planned.

Just had that from my holiday provider.

No Malta for us next month!

Now let the fight for a refund commence.

ken anderson.15/05/2020 08:39:29
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shame Kevin, good luck getting your dosh back...……… be nice when we do get back...

ken anderson...ne..1. dosh dept.

Kevin Fairgrieve15/05/2020 09:35:38
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Should all be good Ken.

I quote from the email.

"As a package holiday customer, it is important to know that you are entitled to a full refund and if this is what you request, then we will issue this with no dependency on whether we have received the money back from suppliers. "

So they take the hit and fight with Ryan Air.

Will be booking to go back as soon as is humanly possible. Post Covid-19

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