11/14/2011

A singer from Turkmenistan?

Yesterday's visit by a Government jet from Turkmenistan was the latest in a series of visits from that country. Maybe the presidents wanted to sing together: I would suggest a Sinatra classic!

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10/14/2011

Another embarrassing day for easyJet Switzerland

Yesterday, Thursday 13 October, a lot of passengers on easyJet flights had hours of delays. The reason, as usual: no spare aircraft in Switzerland.

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09/07/2011

Two easyJet mea culpas

In the press last weekend two top easyJet executives explained the reasons for the serious problems of last Summer. The explanations were not identical, nor complete.

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08/30/2011

Two NICE late easyJet flights: why?

On 29 July the last easyJet return flight from Nice ought to have been redirected to Lyon, instead of landing in Geneva at 01h04. Last night the reverse happened. The explanation and a question!

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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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06/14/2011

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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05/29/2011

Three Spanish high-flyers

Over the weekend I received three reports of high-flying happenings involving Spain. One was rather questionable!

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05/15/2011

A DC3 springs to life

The coming of Spring has been accompanied by that of the DC3 of the Super Constellation Flyers Association. Their "Connie" is also flying again.

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05/06/2011

Contaminated fuel in Tel Aviv airport

The cancellation of the easyJet return flight from Tel Aviv had an unusual explanation: contaminated fuel at the Tel Aviv airport. Who would have paid the passenger compensation?

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04/06/2011

Late take-offs that could have woken us all!

Last night, Tuesday 5 April, people at both ends of the Geneva airport runway could have been woken up by very late take-offs. Was this really necessary?

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03/06/2011

Another helicopter overflight

March 6: a nice enough day to be in the garden, rather spoilt by a low-altitude helicopter overflight.

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02/20/2011

No room at the inn, Geneva tells financiers

David Hiler has made it official: Geneva does not want more Hedge Funds because there is no more room in Geneva. So who will move into Mark Muller's new housing zone south of the airport?

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02/13/2011

Air Mauritius, Air Zimbabwe

To be compared with Air Zimbabwe is considered as a stigma. The short-sighted choice by Air Mauritius for their long-haul flight shows that they are also astigmatic!

 

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