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PS Calling Drew Ratter what happened ta dye Airline boy!

 

Judging by his comments in the shetland news I wouldnt be surprised if he makes a bid to take over the running of the airport and put his money where his mouth is and operate out of scatsta, he already has the ear of the owners at the council?

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Ah yes the SIC like tossing our money down the hole. Perhaps they will close Tingwall and move Sic(k) Air to Scatsta. The SIC own Scatsta after all so it makes perfect sense, and its nearer to the money centre of Shetland.

As far as Scatsta's ability to meet the criteria of "fit for purpose" the proof is in the pudding. If the coucillor really cares about his constituents he will go for it.

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If Drew's so keen on Scatsta why are planes which cant get in at Sumburgh still turning round and going back to whence they came?

 

Ok in simple terms if a pilot is not up to date for landing at Scatsta or if the planes load is too great to land at Scatsta or (perhaps the most common) if the fuel load means trying for a landing at Scatsta would not leave enough fuel to safely go back to Aberdeen then the sensible option is to head back to Aberdeen.

 

And those guys that sit up front and make things work......well if they decide that Aberdeen is the best bet then it is kind of sensible to accept that it is the sort of decision they are both trained and well paid to make.

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If Drew's so keen on Scatsta why are planes which cant get in at Sumburgh still turning round and going back to whence they came?

 

Ok in simple terms if a pilot is not up to date for landing at Scatsta or if the planes load is too great to land at Scatsta or (perhaps the most common) if the fuel load means trying for a landing at Scatsta would not leave enough fuel to safely go back to Aberdeen then the sensible option is to head back to Aberdeen.

 

And those guys that sit up front and make things work......well if they decide that Aberdeen is the best bet then it is kind of sensible to accept that it is the sort of decision they are both trained and well paid to make.

 

So wait, the opening 20 mins of Top Gun haven't actually taught me anything.... :cry:

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I suppose at least the closure of Scatsta ( which was after all a short term project to kick the sh** out of the Scottish Exec for charging so much at Sumburgh in the eighties , and beat the price down) will mean that the fishmeal plant at Sella Ness and the windfarm at the kames will now be allowed to continue creating even more L O C A L (and sustainable) jobs

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Noo Den - thought I'd bring this thread to the fore again

 

When I went to the fast bag drop check in desk at Glasgow airport on Monday (flying home) my bag weighed 16.9 kg.

The girl on the desk was obviously quite excited because she had the opportunity to show me the leaflet that explained that from the 13th February, BA (well Loganair) will actually be enforcing the charges for excess baggage. She basically said that at the moment, although they should be charging, they are letting people off with it (I guess that explains why I got away with 30 kg when I checked in after my xmas shopping in December! :-) Ahem)

 

So basically if you are 1kg over 15 or 10kg over - it will be a £30 charge.

 

The girl in the check in desk was quite nice about it and recommended that I invest in a significant piece of hand luggage (as surely there is no weight restrictions on that - only size...........the thing is, there is no way that the size allowed actually fits in those rubbish overhead lockers that our planes have.) Anyway, she continued with all her tips of how to get around the 15kg weight restrictions

 

However, the check in girl was so excited about the leaflet and so excited to tell me all her tips about hand luggage - that she forgot to check my bag in! I only twigged when I got to Sumburgh and realised that I had no suitcase and no luggage receipts on my tickets (the tickets that I had handed to her and she handed back 2 mins later without actually doing anything to them!) Fantastic

 

It has been a bit of a carryon to get the bag back (due to the lack of name tag etc) but it's here now (thanks to a lovely man at Glasgow airport who located it and found my Shetland Times in the front pocket!)

 

So everybody - this is what I've learned from this experience

* watch out for overly enthusiastic check in staff and make sure that they actually put a luggage tag on your bag(s)

* make sure that your name, address and contact phone number are on your bag at least twice! (I did actually have this but it must have been ripped off)

* make sure that we all have overly sized hand luggage in the future which should hopefully create sufficient problems for the staff on the Loganair planes that they will have a rethink about whole hold luggage weight restrictions policy.

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I just checked my BA e-ticket which referred me a a list of various baggage limits and which showed the baggage allowance for UK domestic as 23kg but the last line told me that the allowance might vary on franchise airlines and I could contact the "local office" for details. Local office turned out to be BA near London and with an 0870 number to add to BAs profits.

 

I am inclined to think that I might well make a print out all the "rules" and send it to the local office of our Transport Minister........on Commercial Street so I wont even need to buy a stamp. Surely BA should either insist that franchise operators such as Loganair stick to BA allowances or at the very least show the reduced allowance clearly on the ticket.

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yeah these charges are kinda silly i was going too say that i was getting away with more than 15kgs but didnt know it was only being en-forced from 13th feb!

 

does anyone know if seafarers get and increased baggage allowance?? i have heard that this was the case a few years ago but never known about shetland??

i should really ask at the airport!!

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