06/30/2011

Summer = Late flights!

The Summer holidays are now here for some already, this weekend for Geneva, and the signs are that there will be plenty of late flights to disturb people around the airport.

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06/27/2011

Calling in at Geneva!

Today, 27 June, an Alitalia had to make a stop in Geneva, which has been explained. However, one that happened yesterday was more mysterious

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06/26/2011

Boeing 747: forever young

The famous song by the German rock group, Alphaville, is appropriate for the long and continuing history of the enormously successful Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet family. The new 747-8 is the continuation.

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06/25/2011

Reason has finally prevailed.

For years ARAG and others have argued that the scheduling of the late evening Air Mauritius flight is unreasonable. The airport management has finally concurred, though not for this summer.

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06/23/2011

Paris to Naples via Geneva

Passengers on Air France 2378 from Paris to Naples had an unexpected stop in Geneva yesterday, a change of aircraft and a very late arrival in Naples. Explanation.

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06/22/2011

A spin at the airport

The Geneva airport environmental report, now available, makes a huge effort to show the airport as environment-friendly. However, it leaves many unpleasant facts unspoken.

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06/19/2011

Lyon to Madrid via Geneva!

Thursday, 16 June, in the early afternoon an unscheduled easyJet UK Airbus A319 landed, then took off again. It seems to have been going from Lyon to Madrid!

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06/18/2011

How to prevent spam from landing

Messages coming flying in often include spam looking like normal ones. Here is one easy check to catch them before they land, and perhaps explode.

 

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06/16/2011

Two Russian flying buses

In England you wait ages for a bus, then several come along at once. It is the same story at Geneva airport, waiting for a big Russian Ilyushin aircraft!

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06/14/2011

Europe Airpost yellow aircraft

A Boeing 737, painted bright yellw and which can very rapidly be converted from passenger to cargo aircraft, dropped in at Geneva yesterday. An important package or a passenger?

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06/13/2011

Airport arrivals : misleading information

When the Geneva airport information suggests no known delay for an arrival, maybe you should check the status at the departure airport!

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06/12/2011

The Russians are coming!

The arrival of the giant Ilyushin Il-76MD of the Russian Air Force caused heads to turn at Versoix yesterday. When it takes off again, I suggest that you cover your ears!

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06/09/2011

I went to Amsterdam instead of Brussels

(easyJet Switzerland Airbus HB-JZ)I was rerouted from Brussels to Amsterdam last night because of a strike in protest at Swissport replacing Aviapartner for baggage handling at Brussels airport.

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06/07/2011

The death of a pilot

Next Monday, 13 June, BBC2 TV will show a documentary on a former pilot, suffering from motor neurone disease, who chose to die in a Dignitas clinic in Switzerland.

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06/06/2011

Air Europa * 2

On the airport Web site, if you look for the airline name Air Europa you see that it appears twice. Until the airport get their house in order, here is the explanation!

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