There was a lot of cloud down earlier today and then some rain about 10.30 so my guess is poor visability. Pleased to say sun is out again now. The airport site show some flights about 3 hours late but all seem to be arriving more or less on time now. The 9.40 to Lisbon is on last call and Thomson to Manchester is scheduled to depart 13.30
Rob - I noticed that the 6am Thomsons flight left at 06.18 but did not land until 12.38 .
Not great if you are stuck in Funchal Airport waiting to go home .Hope Bob is OK .He will be off home today .
When i saw the Thomsons flight circling for third time that was at 9.30.Where did it go to between that time & 12.38?
Mike..Dont know if you are familiar with flightradar24 website.Once you get the hang of it you can spend a bit of time on it playing boys stuff.
RobEdited: 17 June 2013, 15:05
When we were not able to land in 2010 ,we went to Porto Santo airport and had to sit in the plane until the middle of the afternoon .They do not allow you off the plane ..We arrived at the hotel at about 4.30pm .It was a long day .Edited: 17 June 2013, 15:16
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Mike - I thought about Bob when I saw the topic of the thread. Flight from Funchal back to Glasgow is, according to on-line flight information, delayed by just over one hour. As the outbound flight from Glasgow departs around 9am I'm assuming Funchal airport would have re-opened when flight arrived and the delay has been caused purely by a backlog.
Rob, last few times I have flown from Glasgow to Funchal, we were routed the way you mention in (4) above - over Ireland then straight over the Atlantic.
You have put ideas into my head about flightradar 24. I have never used this before. Another example of 'boys' toys'
Great news Laptop .I am sure we will hear from Bob tomorrow .