Landed back at BHX 22:51, I presume passengers were still aboard.FR24 is now saying that EK38 will depart BHX at 23:50, which implies that the aircraft will position back (usual EK policy). I really hope that the EK37 pax have remained on board. It will be a far more pleasant experience to sit on the aircraft for a couple of hours and then fly back to BHX, than a 3 hour road journey on the M11, the dreadful A14 and then the M6 and M42.
Don't think the world is going crazy necessarily, it DOES rain in Dubai, just not very often so they can't cope. You could look how the UK fails to cope when we have a centimetre of snow for instance because we cannot cope and chaos that often ensues at busy airports such as Heathrow...
They planned 2 but handling 2 at once would have been a different matter, it would have sat on 85C untouched (except maybe some steps to ML2) until the late EK37/38 departed then you would have had reduced staff due to the time as lots of staff stayed over for the 37 and would have gone home leaving the nightshift staff. I am told that after 2am they could not do a pushback anyway on either 380.Cheers, shame it went to LGW but good to know BHX was in the mix and plans were in place to handle two 388's at the same time
strong crosswinds at LGW, gusting across the runways, seams to have calmed down, and most landing at LGW nowIntrestingly according to FR24 LGW seems to be operating flights when I tracked an Easyjet from Luxembourg was landing LCY excepted it's last flight from Milan so why have a bunch been diverted
Aircraft only carry so much fuel. Those that have diverted made at least 1 approach into Gatwick. To give Gatwick a second go would likely have left them with not enough fuel to divert elsewhere so the question becomes "how sure are we that we can land off this next approach?". If there's enough doubt they'll divert.so why have a bunch been diverted