07/13/2011

easyJet in Geneva has a problem today

All the first easyJet Switzerland departures from Geneva were delayed this morning : July 13. The airport gives no information as to why! A strike?

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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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05/16/2011

The Way of St James: walk or fly?

"The Way of St James" is the English name for the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. This summer, one can be a walking or a flying pilgrim.

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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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05/11/2011

Curtains for night flights

If you are disturbed in your bedroom at night by aircraft movements, perhaps you should buy some special noise-reducing curtains!

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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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04/03/2011

Moussa Koussa flight started in Geneva

The media quickly picked up Twitter reports that the Libyan foreign minister, Moussa Koussa, went to London in a Swiss private jet. The flight actually started in Geneva!

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03/09/2011

A very late easyJet departure in January

The reason why an easyJet flight only left for Edinburgh after 0h30 on the morning of January 23 is explained on the airport Web site. Was such a late departure 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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03/04/2011

Niki Lauda at the Motor Show?

On the first day of the Salon des Automobiles one unusual visitor was an Airbus A320 belonging to the Austrian airline Niki. We could well imagine that the passengers included Niki Lauda, whose airline it is.

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