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Old 18th Apr 2006, 17:55
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I have heard that Icelandair are already looking at expanding their service from Manchester, in particular to connect with their USA services. Anyone know anything?
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 15:45
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"the first flights to India from regional airports in Britain"

Don't they know we already have these from Brum?
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 16:35
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Yes not a good week for BHX - a Monarch article from some newspaper posted as a link on the Blackpool thread failed to mention Monarch operated out of Brum.

Do you sense paranoia setting in for those of us living in the Midlands - maybe we don't really exist?

I suppose it is just a case of sloppy research.

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Old 20th Apr 2006, 10:02
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So, since this is a Manchester thread............

Why don't BA fly any of their 747s and 777s from Manchester ? Surely there must be plenty of long haul travellers who would prefer to fly direct from this airport, rather than always having to use Heathrow or Gatwick ?
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Old 20th Apr 2006, 10:07
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London Airways you mean because they do exactly what it says on the tin

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Old 20th Apr 2006, 10:31
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Originally Posted by Mogget
So, since this is a Manchester thread............

Why don't BA fly any of their 747s and 777s from Manchester ? Surely there must be plenty of long haul travellers who would prefer to fly direct from this airport, rather than always having to use Heathrow or Gatwick ?


In a word, No.
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Old 20th Apr 2006, 10:59
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Thai considering Manchester flights

According to Wednesday's Bangkok Post, Thai's Airaways new Chief Executive is quoted as saying that Thai is actively considering the introduction of flights to Berlin and Manchester
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Old 20th Apr 2006, 13:46
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Originally Posted by Mogget
So, since this is a Manchester thread............

Why don't BA fly any of their 747s and 777s from Manchester ? Surely there must be plenty of long haul travellers who would prefer to fly direct from this airport, rather than always having to use Heathrow or Gatwick ?
There are but London Heathrow Airways would rather make them fly through LHR. They shud send a couple of 767's up here and give it a go. Having said they would probably have issues with the yield as there is not the route network LHR has.
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Old 20th Apr 2006, 14:32
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They shud send a couple of 767's up here and give it a go.
We have. BA operates a daily service to JFK (BA1503/1502) using 763 equipment in 3 class config......
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Old 20th Apr 2006, 14:45
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[There are, but London Heathrow Airways would rather make them fly through LHR.
And the reason for that would be.......... ?


We have. BA operates a daily service to JFK (BA1503/1502) using 763 equipment in 3 class config......
You can see a couple of those on my Manchester DVD.
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Old 20th Apr 2006, 14:55
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They are not interested in anywhere in the UK unless it`s Heathrow

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Old 20th Apr 2006, 15:14
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Hi All

Long term Manchester resident My Travel Airways, Boeing 757-200, GPIDS has now registered N304H. All accounts it's registered to US Cargo carrier Evergreen International.

She has also been reunited her engines and is currently been fuelled up as I send this message. So Iím guessing it Iíll be departing shortly.
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Old 20th Apr 2006, 15:58
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Originally Posted by ETOPS
We have. BA operates a daily service to JFK (BA1503/1502) using 763 equipment in 3 class config......
One aircraft flying one route does not constitute a couple of aircraft. I am well aware of the JFK route and the old routes back in the day to LAX and HKG IIRC.

The reason is why have 2 base's in the UK competing for the same pax? Makes little sense.
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Old 20th Apr 2006, 16:46
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Originally Posted by Mogget
And the reason for that would be.......... ?




You can see a couple of those on my Manchester DVD.


Do you have to plug your home movies so often....11 out of your 32 posts seem to and it's all rather tedious, I must say.
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Old 20th Apr 2006, 17:56
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Same week that LPL announced big traffic growth...seems that MAN has pretty much missed the LOCO boom.
RE: BA and LHR traffic, I don't anyone who's used BA via LHR for years, seems that KLM/US Airways/ Continental are now the default choices. I don't know if that's just the people I know, or a genuine switch to more convenient flight routings avoiding the Hounslow slum.
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Old 20th Apr 2006, 18:03
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Do you have to plug your home movies so often....11 out of your 32 posts seem to and it's all rather tedious, I must say.
Sorry, I keep forgetting that nobody is interested in planes around here
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Old 20th Apr 2006, 18:57
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Originally Posted by AUTOGLIDE
Same week that LPL announced big traffic growth...seems that MAN has pretty much missed the LOCO boom.
RE: BA and LHR traffic, I don't anyone who's used BA via LHR for years, seems that KLM/US Airways/ Continental are now the default choices. I don't know if that's just the people I know, or a genuine switch to more convenient flight routings avoiding the Hounslow slum.
Its just the people you know
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Old 20th Apr 2006, 23:32
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Well yes, people vote with their feet. BA (aka London Airways) provide considerably less seats to LHR than say 15 years ago ( A319/320s as oppossed to B757 & B767s).
Hence, people opt for KLM & Lufthansa as connections & the longer haul carriers of Air Canada,American,Delta, US Air, Continental,Qatar, Etihad,Emirates, Singapore & PIA. Nobody really needs to go via LHR these days (thank god).
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Old 21st Apr 2006, 09:40
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BA still use B757 and now the the A321`s are appearing quite often so the route must still be doing OK

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Old 21st Apr 2006, 12:11
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The on line BA timetable for June MAN-LHR shows mostly A319s, a couple of
A320s & a single B757 rotation.
As I said, A drop from the old days of all B757s bar the one daily B767.
I don't know anyone these days who goes via LHR from here, I certainly don't.
My last trip via LHR was 4 years ago & that was only because my direct flight into MAN was cancelled ( thank you BWIA)
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