[jhb_airlines] Re: Which Field?

  • From: Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 16:42:46 +0000

All sounds very familiar.

One of last year's UK bike events, either at Brands or Donnington Park, found the people who booked early in a similar left in the lurch position. On the day the queues were even worse, since the receipts had to be processed in the same queues they'd bought early to avoid. Not alone in regarding the net as a way of getting your money early, whilst not offering the benefit of a quick delivery at the same time. I had a run in with two firms this year, in both cases it turned out that they didn't even order from their suppliers until they had your cash with which to order.

Gerry Winskill

Mike Brook wrote:

Peter -

What was the outcome re the "where's my ticket?" conversation?  I've
been told to "bring along your PayPal receipt to exchange for a ticket
on the door".  Seemed a little strange.

The Kegworth crash IIRC was on approach to 09,  Nasty business.


ps  I'll be hovering (not literally) around the Pilot Club Stand (Stand
53, Hall 3A) at 1200 on Sat so you'll get a chance to avoid me!

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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Which Field?

I've just had a chat on the phone with Mark Silcock,
organiser of the Birminghham show ("where's my
ticket?" type conversation), but he's a talkative soul, and
we chatted for some time.  His view is
that MS launched FSX at least 6 months too early, but they
aren't worried about the number of
packages sold and thrown away as unworkable, only about the
number of packages sold.  He also
believes that the market is right for some enterprising soul
with a wad of capital to launch a new
sim, with good flight models and aircraft by taking all the
worlds addon developers into the
equation, rather than ignoring them as MS have done for 24
years.  However, he doesn't see it being
X-Plane, possibly because Austin Meyer isn't interested in
going really big. He also reckons we will
see an Xbox 360 launch of FSX before long, a point with which
I concur.


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