posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 06:24 PM
The CAA gave the green light to the airports to get things moving again.
But look at it like this, airlines CANNOT now just resume normal schedule service. as they need to work out the best way to recover, and that means
rescue flights. so it will remain completely chaotic for days to come yet, until they can get people stranded back home, before even looking at
getting the people here away again!
also, it take time to get a plane back in the air, what with filing flight plans with euro control. OK lets put it like this. Airlines will normally
file flight plans in advance for a regular flight pattern. but now as they will not know what flights are going to go up, soooo once they have that
sorted THEN they have to file with Brussels. and when ALL the airlines will do this, you can imagine it might take a little time for euro control to
process everything. so there may be some delay there
Then there is crew, some crew stuck down route, others on days off. Basically a logistical nightmare. And as everyone knows when you have been off on
holiday for some days, it takes a little time to get back into the swing of things.!!
once all that is cleared, then normal service will resume.
lets face it after 5 days it's almost impossible. the main pressure is on charter as opposed to schedule, soooo there are going to be a lot of
holiday cancellations and refunds.
Personally I think this will tip the balance on more than one airline in the UK, and will just be un recoverable.
but that is just the pessimist in me talking
[edit on 20/404/1010 by JakiusFogg]