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BrilloPad
5th February 2016, 15:53
I have been struck several times by birds. Especially in the divorce courts.

But yesterday a plane landing at Banjul airport was hit by a bird. Alas it was the one I was due to get on. Thomas Cook declined to send a plane to pick us up and have sent the spare part. Which arrives tonight. So plane will not leave before tomorrow.

So I am paying to go to Manchester instead. Which is probably as remote as Banjul.

Next time I go abroad I am going with MF. First class only to exotic destinations. The planes never go wrong.

Please feel free to have a good laugh at my expense. It's what general was created for.

vetran
5th February 2016, 15:54
well at least you will get a decent curry!

clearedforlanding
5th February 2016, 16:02
This broke my heart recently. Incoming flight to GRX hit an Imperial Eagle on final. There is a sanctuary near the airport.

Bastard delayed me getting to LCY by 4 hours as engineer had to drive from AGP. No lounge at GRX, had to pay for my drinks.

http://i.imgur.com/cevn0xm.jpg

FatLazyContractor
5th February 2016, 16:08
Next time I go abroad I am going with MF.

Then you will just end up with him in his bed. :eyes

SimonMac
5th February 2016, 16:11
This broke my heart recently. Incoming flight to GRX hit an Imperial Eagle on final. There is a sanctuary near the airport.

Bastard delayed me getting to LCY by 4 hours as engineer had to drive from AGP. No lounge at GRX, had to pay for my drinks.

http://i.imgur.com/cevn0xm.jpg

Whats the flights from Lorca to LCY like? We are near there but always end up going to San Javier to come back to Leeds.

clearedforlanding
5th February 2016, 16:23
Very cheap £48 if you use my secret trick posted here before. GRX & LCY are possibly the two quickest airports in Europe to clear security/immigration in Europe.

DLR/Tube to Kings X then fast train to Leeds. Alternatively you can take the LHR-LBA for around £38, but that means crossing London and the Heathrow Express.

You are flying on an Embraer 190 which has to be whisper quiet to land at LCY, it's a Cityflyer BA franchise with excellent cheerful crew based in EDI or ABZ who serve three bottles of gin for your G&T at a time by default. Got to love the Scots.

SimonMac
5th February 2016, 16:25
Very cheap £48 if you use my secret trick posted here before. GRX & LCY are possibly the two quickest airports in Europe to clear security/immigration in Europe.


Post it again!

clearedforlanding
5th February 2016, 16:41
Post it again!

You have a PM.

clearedforlanding
5th February 2016, 19:53
I forgot to add, if you can think of any one who needs breast augmentation you can earn enough avios to do the trip 3 times with BUPA Spain (Sanitas).

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Gana Avios con Sanitas (http://landing.sanitasweb.es/iberia/)

As I get 2x avios for FF status I have told my girlfriend her next holiday depends on it.

DodgyAccountant
6th February 2016, 12:09
This broke my heart recently. Incoming flight to GRX hit an Imperial Eagle on final. There is a sanctuary near the airport.

http://i.imgur.com/cevn0xm.jpg

Doesn't look like an Imperial Eagle. See photo below. Colouration is like a Kestrel.

http://www.sakertour.com/hide-photography/gallery/hides/white-tailed-eagle-hide-no-2/1139/eastern-imperial-eagle.jpg

DimPrawn
6th February 2016, 12:18
Thomas Cook declined to send a plane to pick us up and have sent the spare part. Which arrives tonight. So plane will not leave before tomorrow.



Jeez, Suity fixing planes now?

clearedforlanding
6th February 2016, 12:26
Doesn't look like an Imperial Eagle. See photo below. Colouration is like a Kestrel.

http://www.sakertour.com/hide-photography/gallery/hides/white-tailed-eagle-hide-no-2/1139/eastern-imperial-eagle.jpg

Lots of lesser Kestrals around here so I won´t disagree with you and don´t know too much about birds, but that is the oleo strut assembly of an Embraer 190 so that would be one hell of a big Kestral. Was told by ground staff it was an Eagle from sanctuary to the west of GRX, but maybe they were wrong.

Look at the size of the full gear compared to a man!



http://i.imgur.com/9LRkoCu.jpg

NickFitz
6th February 2016, 20:10
Doesn't look like an Imperial Eagle.

Well, not any more, no :rolleyes: