Airports you don't want to fly to (again)

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Re: Airports you don't want to fly to (again)

#21 Post by OFSO » Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:34 pm

I wish to cancel, withdraw, and annul my post above. Perpignan airport is in the final stages of a massive rebuild and has become a most pleasant place to wait for the big silver harp-tailed bird to come and take you away.

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#22 Post by OFSO » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:36 pm

OTOH with the withdrawal of the same big silver harp-tailed birds from Girona (due to the city fathers refusing to give O'Leary the money he demanded) Girona airport has become a deserted wasteland. Jet2 promise to move in there in strength next year. Until then all but one of the multi-story carparks have been closed as have many other facilities.

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#23 Post by Slasher » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:01 am

Madrid. Always a bloody messy affair taxying for dep in very low vis from one half of that friggin' airport to the other.
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#24 Post by Boac » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:50 am

LEMG - don't start me off................. X(

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#25 Post by Capetonian » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:14 am

I see that yet again the crew on a flight from TLV (EZY this time) have been subjected to the disgusting behaviour of (so-called) Orthodox Jews. They are the type who disgrace the religion by their behaviour and attitude. I have had the misfortune to have to deal with people like them at airport ticket desks, and have observed their behaviour on board flights, although thankfully I have never, from choice, been to Israel.

I can only assume that this type of behaviour wouldn't happen on an El-Al flight as the Israelis take no crap, from anyone, including their own people. I know that airline crews dread TLV rotations over all others, even Nigeria. Whereas Nigerians at least have some charm and warmth even when attempting to board with half a car engine as hand baggage and 300 kilos of overweight CBBG, Israeli Jews can be utterly charmless and most unpleasant.

What never fails to capture my interest is that we are quick to condemn Islamic beliefs and behaviour as 'stone age', but some of these Orthodox Jews are as bad.

When I had businesses in CPT, my absolute worst nightmare clients were Jewish, and some of my very favourite and best clients were also Jewish. 99% of them fell into on of those categories, very few were just 'OK'. Luckily, more were good than bad.
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#26 Post by Wodrick » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:03 pm

Stansted

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#27 Post by Woody » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:05 pm

Looks like mine and Capetonian’s favourite is back on the agenda, not sure why they’ve got pictures of T5 in the article though :-q

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#28 Post by CharlieOneSix » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:49 pm

I can't really compete with you fixed wing guys and your locations but the one I'm glad I won't have to go to again is the most northerly in the UK, Unst (EGPW).

Two week detachments up there operating to the Brent oil field were always difficult - especially if we had to stay in the long demolished Hagdale Hotel - I think it blew down in a winter storm! It was so cold there one winter I slept in my survival suit when the heating failed.

Redeeming features were the bar at the nearby Baltasound Hotel whose rooms were permanently reserved by a competitor operator, plus the Northern Lights were spectacular. I believe they have a small leisure centre at Baltasound now - the sheep must be mighty relieved! :))
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#29 Post by Ex-Ascot » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:17 am

Novosibirsk, middle of the night from FE to Moscow. Parked us in the middle of nowhere for refuel stop. No steps no ground power and no fuel. Stupid girlie from the British High Commision met us. I had asked for the Air Attache to be there. Opened the door and she said 'Is there anything you need?' Stupid bitch. We were there for 3 hours and well out of crew duty time by the time we got to Moscow.
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