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Old 15th Dec 2005, 21:29
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Don't forget, a few years ago Alitalia "tried" a similar schedule Manch-Milan..BA changed "THEIR" timings...and guess what? Alitalia "went away"......
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Old 15th Dec 2005, 23:32
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I think that was when BA had more guts
You only have to wink at them now and they will drop the route

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Old 15th Dec 2005, 23:33
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Cathay is very much mentioned on the staff intranet so only a matter of time before it's put on the official website. They've already gone public to the BBC, so it's a bit poor of them not to even mention it themselves!
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Old 16th Dec 2005, 10:04
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Might BA be hanging to slots to aid GB with their expansion.
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Old 16th Dec 2005, 15:27
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Possibly i suppose. Although apprently we (GB) aren't supposed to be getting a third aircraft at MAN until early 2007.
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Old 17th Dec 2005, 12:26
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Libyan at MAN?

Hi guys!

I'm new to the forum and this is my first post!

I'm interested to know more about the rumours suggesting Libyan Arab are to commence TIP from MAN. When are they due to start, what will they use and what frequency??? I have noticed they were loaded onto the website at Manchester Airport as operating from T1, but now seem to have disappeared without trace!

I personally think the route would do quite well from MAN. When I used to work at T3 for a certain (ever shrinking at MAN) airline, their LGW flights on a Sat morning had loads of pax checked through to TIP on them!

Also interested to know about any other new service rumours for MAN for spring/summer if anyone has any info?!

Cheers

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Old 17th Dec 2005, 13:26
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Apparently bmibaby are to move from T1 to T3 to use the BA desks next to the bmi ticket desk. The ones that are used once a day for the JFK and a couple of standby desks. If it's true (which my very reliable source says it is) then it will make a lot more sense than using T1.
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Old 17th Dec 2005, 14:09
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From 26th March 2006 bmibaby may be flying from an alternative terminal at Manchester Intl Airport. If you have booked flights to travel after this date, please contact bmibaby reservations on 0870 264 2229 one month prior to travel to confirm which terminal your flight will be departing from.
Source: bmibaby.com

This would seem to confirm that baby will be moving and I have also heard it from a very reliable source.
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Old 17th Dec 2005, 16:13
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W55026

Mahan Air W55026 from Imam Khomein
Question
is it scheduled,once a week and is it a A310
can any one help please
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Old 17th Dec 2005, 17:45
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Cool

EGCC, not sure I quite understand what you mean, but there was a press release at cathaypacific.com on 6/12/05!
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Old 17th Dec 2005, 20:42
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Lady lexxington you are indeed correct. Both bmibaby and all bmi mainline longhaul flights will be moving to terminal 3 in the new year to the bank of desks you mention. The bmi ticket desk is to be extended aswell, so my sources say!

At least the whole operation will go from the same terminal, will be a lot less confusing for the passengers. Especially the poor WW Belfast lot who arrive into T3 at the minute and depart from T1. Bless them, they always seem so confused stumbling around T3 throughout the day looking for bmibaby check-in!

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Old 17th Dec 2005, 22:32
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Just to back up my post regarding diverts etc etc

http://smh.com.au/news/world/heathro...703645304.html
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Old 17th Dec 2005, 22:49
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1 AA 757
1 AA 767
1 BA 767
2 BD 330s
1 AY 319/320/170
2 GT 320s...

these are all at MAN between 0530 and 1130 everyday..so how will they all git on to T3???
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Old 18th Dec 2005, 02:34
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Spanners,

Yeah I was refering to MAN's website, not Cathays.
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Old 18th Dec 2005, 11:05
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A380's

Yo dude's, anyone know anything about the building of a new terminal and the extension of the runways for the A380's ? I heard that they were extending Terminal 2, and extending the runway 1 onto the fields on the other side of styal road. ???
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Old 18th Dec 2005, 11:55
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Are you on the right forum?
I think if you read back through previous posts you will find that T2 is be extended to the west
Re the runway perhaps if you get a map out first I think it will answer your question

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Old 18th Dec 2005, 15:25
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At least the whole operation will go from the same terminal, will be a lot less confusing for the passengers. Especially the poor WW Belfast lot who arrive into T3 at the minute and depart from T1. Bless them, they always seem so confused stumbling around T3 throughout the day looking for bmibaby check-in!
I'd like to point out it's also an arse going the other way. I became an expert last year on how to arrive on the 2145 flight from BFS, and make the last direct train to Sheffield just before 2150 I think. Arrival was usually early (about 2135) and I usually requested seat 2C so I could be sliding down the banister rail of the aircraft steps as soon as our Tracey opened the doors, but it still meant an infuriating marathon run... a slalom through the half arsed 'police check' ("Are you the Belfast flight?" "Yep" "Ok, carry on...") and then the most annoying straight run from the furthest reaches of terminal three, which as you know is directly adjacent to the airside hall of terminal one (and which is frustratingly visible through through a big glass wall - oh for a fire hammer).

I guess it's about 300m to baggage reclaim, through arrivals, up the escalators (what? BMI fly to Omaha?) and then back the same distance upstairs, followed by another slalom through dozy charter passengers carrying plates of grease from the caffs, down the escalators in terminal 1 airside and a final charge through the check-in hall, up the escalators... then a final push along some broken travelators across the bridge to the railway station, where as usual the escalator would be in small pieces on the floor or the elevators would just open, bleep, close, bleep and open again. There then followed a short argument with the NR ticket man about the validity of Northern Irish banknotes, and then a tarzan like leap down to the platform through the closing doors of a TransPennine sprinter (which would most likely be delayed at Stockport later...).

Plan your long distance relationships wisely my friends: avoid Friday nights at MAN...

*j*
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Old 18th Dec 2005, 18:02
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James B on the road raises a very valid point about arriving Belfast flghts.
I've done a few of these and I would nominate them for the most ridiculous air service and airport award. (There should be one of these - it might shame airports into sorting out some of the more nonsensical things that they do).

Apparently all Belfast flights have to arrive at Gate 3 on T1. This is regardless of whether you have departed from T1 or T3!!!!
The reason for this is that there is a Police post there. This is hardly ever manned. And hey, isn't it easier for plod to move his lazy ar$e to an appropriate gate than inconvenience thousands of INNOCENT passengers?

Gate 3 to the exit is one hell of a hike and if like JBOTR, you're catching a train, it must feel like you've walked half way there by the time you're on the train.
c'mon Manch - get your act together.
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Old 18th Dec 2005, 18:31
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To be fair, the Police Post "looks at all NI flights [donks ago I did a "fam flight" to 'Derry.......went through the "Checks", even with an ID card and documetation.
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Old 18th Dec 2005, 21:56
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"Isn't it easier for plod to move his lazy ar$e"

I find this offensive remark about the police totally unnecessary against the context of your comments.
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