Homo Aeroportus wrote: ↑19 Aug 2019, 16:38
Dear OO-SFY we already miss you.
was planned to run SN515 to IAD today, STD 1015LT
According to Flightstats.com, at 0757 this morning, Zulu was replaced by Bravo with ETD 1200.
Actual time of departure 1241, two and a half hour late.
So I guess OO-SFZ must be at Hangar41. She's planned to fly tomorrow.
Well OO-SFZ didn't fly yesterday 20AUG.
She was planned to run the IAD service but according to Flightstats.com, at 06:41 yesterday morning, the departure time of 10:15 was pushed back to ... 16:00
Soon after she was replaced by OO-SFX.
Nevertheless the ETD was pushed to 1630, 1640, 1650, 1700.
Actual departure was at 17:42, a 7h27 delay
They turned around the flight fairly quickly at IAD but "due to the late arrival of the aircraft ...
" SN516 is of course still in flight at this time.
ETA BRU is 11:40. Not sure all these passengers that SN brings over from the US to connect to their African flights will make their connections today.
Though those flying to Accra may still make it as obviously OO-SFX, due to fly SN277 at 10:40, will see her departure postponed till 13:20.
Yeah, arriving at 11:40 and turning her around in less than 2 hours ...
The above example is probably a worst case but disruptions happen too often.
Hats off to those at SN Ops and Mx to (try to) keep the boat afloat in these conditions.
As to the upper management, I would suggest action !
Or the so called "Centre of Excellence AFI" will see its market share being eating by AF-KLM, TP, IB, TK, ET and end up as a sad case at business schools.