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Christopher Low

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Can someone let me know which gates the following airlines use at these airports.....

TUI Airways (787 Dreamliner) at EGGD Bristol (I think it may be Gate 26)

Ryanair (737-800w) at EGPD Aberdeen

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Ryanair will always use the gates which are cheapest, i.e. those without air bridges and the least facilities, as they do at almost every airport they operate from. This is one of their cost-saving policies and is why they use 737s, because the 737 was designed from the outset to have airstairs and be capable of operating from minimal facilities.

They don't even have conveyor floors in their 737 rear holds because it costs more money to have that option, even though it's a silly decision on their part because having those would actually speed up their turnaround times and end up paying for itself eventually. Hardly surprising when you consider their CEO worked at KPMG before Ryanair lol.

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Surely someone here knows this information? Any local EGGD Bristol spotters in the AVSIM membership?

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Stand 26 is really the only one that makes sense based on the size of the 788 vs every other spot available at EDDG.

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FlightRadar24 clearly shows G-TUIE at Gate 26 on October 26th and 28th.

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Cheers, Dugald. I have already adjusted Gate 26 at UK2000 Bristol Xtreme to accommodate this. I only realised that the 787 used this airport when I ended up on final approach behind one. However, since none of the parking spots were large enough for it, the plane disappeared shortly after landing!

Now, if only someone would come along and confirm where the Ryanair 737s park at Aberdeen......

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Can you give me a flight number or a tail number?

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The next flight will be landing at about 9.50 am this Sunday, if it doesn't get impounded first.

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