Saturday, 1 July 2017

More airport fun ...

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Our friend and follower of the blog, Steve G writes with news ...

This is an account of a trip home yesterday, from Skiathos to Gatwick. He has asked to share this with you, and it certainly makes a interesting read ....

'Flight back was a pain we had the stop over for fuel must have been 45C+ in the plane, but that was the good bit!! as we came in to land at Gatwick we pulled up and started circling for about 1h the guy in front went balistic and with the seat belt signs on got up and wanted to see the captain a couple of times. 

When we did go in for landing we could see fire engines everywhere it looked like there had been an incident, but then they started chasing us- yep we were the incident. The landing was very fast and lots of breaking that only just stopped us by the end of the runway, apparently they could not get the flaps down and we had to do a high speed landing and there was a danger the under carriage may have collapsed, we were then parked up in a corner while they inspected us for 30min, 

Still it all adds to a memorable holiday. The angry passanger was a 747 pilot who could tell someting was not right and had wanted to help'

Personally I would have enjoyed that experience, after all those guys up the pointy end, behind the armour plated door, train for hours on a simulator for it, and have instructions on the i-pad how to do it to be sure.

Then if it had been me, after making a twat of myself, would of course would have told everyone I was a 747 pilot too afterwards #cough #cough

The Small Planet made it to 'the rock' today, all be it 27 hours late. Departing LGW at 08:30am. Stories are appearing of the 'Journey from Hell'  but they may see it differently after reading the post above ...

The flight in Steve's account must be the Germania or the Enter Air, as the SP was a non-runner and the Thomson returns direct ...

Answer on a post card to ...

The official high today was 35.5 °C at 15:52 recorded at the weather station in town ...


http://penteli.meteo.gr/stations/skiathos/

2 comments:

  1. Have also just returned from Skiathos on Friday. We were told of the delay as plane hadnt taken off yet from GATWICK.We weresupposed to be 11.50 but after hanging around for some time while the airport was filling up we were told 46 Charter Flight passangers on Small Planet would be given the spare seats on the Germania flight which was taking off shortly.what a relief and were`nt we lucky! Wedidnt stop at Volos either and arrived at about the same time. More leg room too.

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    1. Nice Name :)

      Next time you get back to 'the rock' look out for the lovely Carol. She did a sterling job looking after the Charter Flight passengers, getting them seats and onward travel.

      Get in touch with Charter flights and say thank you - The message may get through.

      Worth keeping an eye out for the Germania as it is an option on the Charter flights page. You get what you pay for ...

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