Does EDI even need the cross runway as an active runway? LHR survives without 05/23, GLA moved on without 10/27 and BHX lost their own cross strip which clearly I cannot recall the designation. Tis the way of things.
The only one that REALLY needs a cross runway is PIK as the cross runway is the one they built into the prevailing wind!!!
Quote: "Does EDI even need the cross runway as an active runway? LHR survives without 05/23, GLA moved on without 10/27 and BHX lost their own cross strip which clearly I cannot recall the designation. Tis the way of things.
The only one that REALLY needs a cross runway is PIK as the cross runway is the one they built into the prevailing wind!!! "
Exactly, cross rwys have had their day. LHR's 05/23 has been built on, or soon will be (terminal reconstruction).
"A modification and upgrade of the terminal and airfield facilities will be carried out in order to accommodate aircraft such as the B777, A340 and B747. This work costing £5m is being done in anticipation of new routes operating such aircraft being introduced in the near future."
It will be interesting to learn the result of the first EACC meeting under GIP's helm which took place on Monday 13th August 2012.
As the world dons neon balaclavas in support of Pussy Riot, Edinburgh has been having its very own Picasso Riot. At the beginning of this year's festival, managers at the city's airport took the bizarre decision to censor a poster of Picasso's Nude Woman in a Red Armchair that was hanging in its arrival hall to advertise an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery.
A passenger complained that she didn't much care for being greeted by a pair of giant oil-painted breasts, Pablo or no Pablo thank you very much, and so, in a move straight out of a spoof fly-on-the-wall documentary, the authorities covered the offending area with a strip of vinyl, transforming one of the masterpieces of 20th century art into Nude Woman in a Red Armchair and White Bra. Within 24 hours, realising the error of their ways, they stripped her off again.
Now she sits proudly untampered-with in the arrivals hall once more, alongside all those billboards of skimpily clad models selling bikinis.
Possibly a bit of Jet2 expansion from EDI next year. Perhaps a slightly larger 737 and a few canaries and greek routes added in
Jet2 apparently appear to rely on High Street travel shop allocations, the High Street chains are not exactly known to be EDI-friendly. I suspect Easyjet are less reliant and therefore one can expect more imaginative destinations from them.
Why does EDI not have a Gate 8? I mean it goes Gates 1-7 matched with the stand 1-7 then in the terminal side , it skips Gate 8 so that Stand 8 is Gate 9, Stand 9 is Gate 10 and Stand 10 is Gate 11. Is that not asking for the wrong aircraft to be prepped,
"Oh I thought you said Stand 9 not Gate 9!?!?!?"
"We're the BA Airbus on ten, can you send the fueller?" etc etc
It struck me today as I hiked my way along the Southeast pier that it reminded me of LHR, the old Novembers pier used by Aer Lingus. Miles from anywhere and built as cheap as chips. EDI in recent years has been like LHR in the 80s /90s with bits added on anywhere with no overall strategy or direction. Shops are really nice though, it's the one thing BAA excelled at.
Five gates with airbridges to international arrivals versus ten at Glasgow. Three gates with airbridge access for domestic travel versus eight at Glasgow. flybe have the use of ten remote stands off the Southeast pier with not a single on pier gate having a bridge. Anything beyond Stand 1 going clockwise involves going outside or catching a bus. For a capital city it's a b***dy joke. Forgive the rant, I spent too much time commuting by bus into town then faiing to find my bus back due to the whole main road being dug up due to the ongoing trams fiasco.
Things I thought I'd never say : Joe Curry may well be right, although a fair amount of money needs to go in from GIP if they want Qatar or Emirates. It's a mickey mouse layout at the moment and it's only getting worse as traffic builds.
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