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Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by RDT » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:04 pm

Hi all
Is this right???
R600 for call out fee for a weekday before 09:00 is daylight robbery. Not saying they must be start at 6am, but only 9am?? Is this correct, or are they taking a chance?
Any other places near Upington with avgas??
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Re: Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by Christo » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:38 pm

Have a chill under the wing and wait for 9am I say.
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Re: Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by Lood » Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:18 pm

Yip, and the attendant is only a few hundred meters away in his office and not like he has to drive from his home.
I once actually watched him answer the phone when I called, drive the 200 odd meters to my aircraft and I had to fork out the R600.
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Re: Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by African Flyer » Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:42 pm

Lood wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:18 pm
Yip, and the attendant is only a few hundred meters away in his office and not like he has to drive from his home.
I once actually watched him answer the phone when I called, drive the 200 odd meters to my aircraft and I had to fork out the R600.
What a disgrace [-X [-(
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Re: Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by mpfari » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:30 pm

African Flyer wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:42 pm
Lood wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:18 pm
Yip, and the attendant is only a few hundred meters away in his office and not like he has to drive from his home.
I once actually watched him answer the phone when I called, drive the 200 odd meters to my aircraft and I had to fork out the R600.
What a disgrace [-X [-(
Is there no any guideline for charging the customers or you just charge as you wish. What a disgrace indeed.
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Re: Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by Zucas » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:31 pm

Same goes for customs there..... Just saying
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Re: Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by Rotor kop » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:28 am

Dont use the service then. It is ridiculous i agree. Dont go before 9 then. Its a pain i know but the only way the "get rich quick" oke will not get rich quick :twisted:
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Re: Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by Goose1 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:45 am

RDT wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:04 pm
Hi all
Is this right???
R600 for call out fee for a weekday before 09:00 is daylight robbery. Not saying they must be start at 6am, but only 9am?? Is this correct, or are they taking a chance?
Any other places near Upington with avgas??
Thx
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Re: Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by bullet » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:17 am

A rip-off indeed. Not in the spirit of aviation. [-X

What is the current avgas price there? I did phone several times to find out, but never received an answer to that question. I was left unimpressed by the lack of assistance.
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Re: Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by Lood » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:31 pm

I'm not sure about the current price at FAUP, but they are normally the cheapest in SA, together with Kimberley.
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Re: Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by RDT » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:54 pm

bullet wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:17 am
A rip-off indeed. Not in the spirit of aviation. [-X

What is the current avgas price there? I did phone several times to find out, but never received an answer to that question. I was left unimpressed by the lack of assistance.
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Re: Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by Falafel » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:50 pm

Not sure on what the complaint is about.... the guy has to be up at 6am to work around your schedule... doesnt matter how far he has to go / or not, but if you want fuel at 6am then pay the money otherwise... dont :!:

Maybe he also cares about his mental health and not working 24/7... just saying :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by Lood » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:26 pm

Indeed. Taking on around 400 liters of Avgas, makes the R600 look like kindergarten! :P
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Re: Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by b-rad » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:32 pm

Imagine self-service fueling like in the US.
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Re: Upington: R600 call out fee before 9am.

Unread post by Ruby1 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:56 pm

My view is that gross overcharging (in this case pure chance taking) should be met with the appropriate action on the part of the public. In this case use another airport. If we as the public keep utilizing the service and biting our tongues, these folks just get away with these ridiculous charges.

Point in fact is the AVGAS price at Lanseria. For the past few years the fuel price at Lanseria was almost R2.00 per litre more than the price at Brits. The price being charged could never be justified. I went out to Brits a few times to fill up and on all occasions there were atleast 3 other aircraft from Lanseria filling up there. I know some operators were quite vocal about this. Recently Lanseria have reduced the price of their fuel significantly. It is now relatively competitive. It seems management got the message.

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