01/25/2013

Did Ben Ali's Tunisian jet come again to Geneva?

An unidentified Tunisian aircraft left Geneva on Friday 18 January 2013. Thus might have been the Falcon 900 of Ben Ali!

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01/23/2013

Too many men on an easyJet flight

Last week, an easyJet flight EZY7279 from Liverpool to Geneva was overloaded with (heavy?) men: 4 were paid to get off!

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01/21/2013

Snow blocks the airport again

Despite the optimism of the airport spokesman, and mostly unreported, the snow last Saturday afternoon caused chaos at the airport

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01/16/2013

Geneva airport unmentioned snow problems

Every time it snows in Geneva I expect media reports which understate the problems! Yesterday was another case.

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01/12/2013

Climate change is being recognised

The TV news last Thursday evening included a report and a commentary on the increasingly frequent extreme weather events.

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01/10/2013

Is East Midlands airport a difficult landing?

In Winter, East Midlands airport is one from which skiers can fly to and from Geneva. It was disrupted by a WW2 Spitfire landing.

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01/06/2013

Sport, weather, climate and our children!

In the UK in 2012 there was a parallel evolution of Olympic sport and the weather: Switzerland was rather different!

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01/05/2013

On-time easyJet

In the Summer of 2010 easyJet punctuality was a disaster. Now it is one of the best that there is. How did this happen?

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12/24/2012

Is Geneva a black hole?

As usual at Christmas, the TV news showed Geneva airport on one of its busiest days: full of passengers coming (maybe to France!) and going.

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12/21/2012

London to Geneva via the scenic route

Now that the ski season is here, there are lots of flights from London to Geneva. Some business jets take the scenic route and see the snow on the mountains.

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12/08/2012

Quelques retards à l'aéroport

Friday, 7 December at Geneva airport: 5 to 10 cm of snow, a few slightly delayed flights and some flights diverted to Lyon or Zurich. If only that were true!

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12/07/2012

The problem of too much noise

On the "En Ligne Directe" radio programme this morning there was a discussion on the problems of noise pollution. Are you affected?

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11/28/2012

After a big lottery win

In Monopoly terms, a lucky Chance card: Throw double six, go to Cape Town, pass Go (on holiday) and collect rand, sun cream and swim wear!

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11/25/2012

Secret (?) de fonction!

When told that in the airport Environment Commission I was subject to the Geneva "secret de fonction", I asked what was secret?

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11/21/2012

Swiss and easyJet expand in Geneva

Both Swiss and easyJet have made announcements of reinforcing their services in Geneva. How will that affect us?

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