11/01/2010

Air Mauritius this winter: much better departure time

The winter airline timetables show the changed time of the twice-weekly winter flight to Mauritius: 9 pm instead of last year's 10h30 pm. Finally, sanity has prevailed, despite the weak excuses that were given a year ago.

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10/22/2010

How high is your aircraft flying?

In the Lucerne transport museum the special exhibition to celebrate the centenary of Swiss aviation closes this weekend. If you get there you might see a reference to a QNH altitude: explanation.

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10/21/2010

Difficulties for handicapped persons using Geneva airport: not ideal!

After seeing complaints about difficulties encountered by handicapped persons flying to and from Geneva airport, I looked for the rules and regulations. Explanations.

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10/20/2010

Air France aircraft stopping in Geneva to fill up?

On Monday a couple of Air France aircraft from Paris made unscheduled landings in Geneva. Did the fuel gauge light give a warning?

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10/14/2010

It has been a bad week for easyJet and other airlines

A bad week for the airlines, mainly because of the strikes in France. However, as recounted in episode 4 of the secret diary of an easyJet Switzerland aircraft, there were other interesting events.

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10/10/2010

Night time curfew at Zurich and Geneva airports

The night curfews at Geneva and Zurich airports are not identical. After the recent transfer of the department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) from the Socialist party to the Christian Democrat party (PDC), might this change?

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10/08/2010

At Schiphol a new noise measurement calculation scheme to allow more flights

According to the Swiss radio programme Urbanités, the Dutch authorities hope to raise the capacity of Schiphol airport by another 100,000 flights per year with new runways and a new method of noise calculations. Explanation!

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10/06/2010

easyJet Switzerland: Gatwick suffers yet again

(HB-JZ)I had an extremely busy day because of one of my siblings being sick. This is what I wrote in my secret diary.

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10/03/2010

Problems with aircraft of easyJet and Flybaboo

An easyJet Switzerland aircraft was grounded last Friday, 1 October, then an aircraft of Flybaboo had to make an in-flight turn around on Saturday 2 October. The sets of consequences were interesting!

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09/29/2010

The airport Web site (GVA.ch) is not fit for purpose

The airport Web site (GVA.ch) looks at first glance to be interesting and useful. A second glance reveals how it prefers useless visual effects to real, full and correct information easily accessible.

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09/22/2010

easyJet: the cancellations start again

(HB-JZ)I, and some of my easyJet Switzerland brothers and cousins, had another bad weekend. Here is the story that I wrote in my  secret diary.

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09/14/2010

easyJet to Tel Aviv cancelled yesterday, 13/9/2010

Yesterday the easyJet flight to and from Tel Aviv was cancelled. Is this another reason why having only one Airbus A320 in the Swiss fleet causes problems?

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09/11/2010

Yet another very noisy small jet aircraft

A small business jet again makes more noise in Vernier that a big inter-continental commercial flight. The airport gives no explanation of such events!!

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09/09/2010

Business, politics and morality don't mix

When there are international crises I often look to see what aircraft travel between Geneva and the countries concerned. Last year, I looked at Libyan aircraft: this year ...

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09/04/2010

easyJet refuse de participer à Infrarouge

Les problèmes récurrents d'easyJet devaient faire l'objet d'un débat télévisé en direct sur Infrarouge, mardi 24 août. Ce débat n'a pas eu lieu, faute de représentant d'easyJet. Pourquoi?

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