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Old 30th Jul 2006, 18:13
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AFAIK Garfunkels and Lancaster will go to be replaced by the security area with a queue area.

I doubt they'll be replaced landside. It seems the desire is to get as much retail and catering airside as possible because that makes more money than being landside.
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Old 31st Jul 2006, 22:36
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Originally Posted by Momentary Lapse
Just wait till they move T1 security upstairs for departures. Watch the queues at the lifts when the escalators break down. My how we'll laugh. When will MA ever fully understand and embrace the concept of customer service?
It's not exactly a huge climb if the the escalators break... must be only about 20 stairs.

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Old 1st Aug 2006, 16:07
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NIGHT flights by noisy Jumbo jets are to be banned by Manchester Airport.

Bosses at the rapidly-expanding airport want to bring in an 11pm - 6.30am blanket ban on the noisiest Jumbos from next year.

Newer, quieter Jumbos will also face severe nightime restrictions. And airport bosses say the noise limit for planes allowed to fly at night will be reduced to one of the lowest at any British airport.



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Old 1st Aug 2006, 16:23
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Originally Posted by rkenyon
It's not exactly a huge climb if the the escalators break... must be only about 20 stairs.
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The stairs were taken out when the area was last remodelled
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Old 1st Aug 2006, 22:52
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Originally Posted by initial
The stairs were taken out when the area was last remodelled
I was thinking more of using the 'stalled' escalator rather than another set of stairs. I can see the problem when they decide to repair the escalator at 9am in July though

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Old 1st Aug 2006, 22:55
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Soooo...you then turn left, walk to T3.....up [about] 20 stairs turn right and trundle through the Food Court...and end up at the top of the escalator. Total distance....350 metres [ish]? Or you could take the lift
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Old 1st Aug 2006, 22:57
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Originally Posted by chiglet
Soooo...you then turn left, walk to T3.....up [about] 20 stairs turn right and trundle through the Food Court...and end up at the top of the escalator. Total distance....350 metres [ish]? Or you could take the lift
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Or walk up the non-working escalator....
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Old 1st Aug 2006, 23:58
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Originally Posted by EGCN
NIGHT flights by noisy Jumbo jets are to be banned by Manchester Airport.

Bosses at the rapidly-expanding airport want to bring in an 11pm - 6.30am blanket ban on the noisiest Jumbos from next year.

Newer, quieter Jumbos will also face severe nightime restrictions. And airport bosses say the noise limit for planes allowed to fly at night will be reduced to one of the lowest at any British airport.
Can't think of any scheduled 747 flights into MAN between these times anyway. The only a/c which come in/go out after these times are heavily delayed or the odd charter I reckon.
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 00:04
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Why only "Jumbo Jets"?

Surely if it's above a certain noise level then size should not matter.

Methinks the poster has misread something.
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 13:39
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BACON increasing MXP to three daily weekdays for winter season
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 15:57
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Jet 2 to Bergamo is to go on sale tomorrow. Flights start from winter timetable on a daily basis
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 17:48
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Two things:

1 under H&S rules you can't walk up or down a stalled escalator because the "steps" change height at the top and bottom, and in the middle are too high to be called steps anyway. And remember those passengers having to carry "wheely" carry-on bags up stairs instead of pulling them and standing still on a moving escalator.

2 the night flights thing is a con. The real motive is not "we want to be a good neighbour" but could be "we can't/won't afford to staff the place at night for just a few flights". Or maybe they're softening up the neighbours to ease the ride to get the masterplan adopted to concrete over more of Cheshire and demolish the B&Q oops I mean cargo centre. Alternatively, under their noise points scheme, one banned noisy flight could mean up to 16 permitted quiet ones so it's a con to get more "quiet" flights. Either way, you won't get the truth out of MA's ministry of propaganda.
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 20:17
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Originally Posted by Momentary Lapse
1 under H&S rules you can't walk up or down a stalled escalator because the "steps" change height at the top and bottom, and in the middle are too high to be called steps anyway. And remember those passengers having to carry "wheely" carry-on bags up stairs instead of pulling them and standing still on a moving escalator.
Yeah, right. Maybe H&S rules, but have you ever seen the Tube escalators when they break down? Doesn't seem to stop people walking. As for wheely carry-ons, if they're too heavy to walk up the stairs with, then they shouldn't be hand luggage anyway.

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Old 3rd Aug 2006, 09:01
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AA dropping Boston

According to a thread on Airliners.net AA is dropping MAN - BOS and CDG - BOS as well as the already announced SNN - BOS.

Reason given is that whilst route is profitable aircraft can be better used elsewhere.

The seasonal service was due to recommence on April 10th next year, however flights are no longer bookable, anyone have any additional info?

If Jet 2 have any transatlantic plans might be a good starter route for them?? or GSM?

On a seperate topic Norwiegen to Bergen not bookable after October. Is this being dropped or was it always going to be Summer only?

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Old 3rd Aug 2006, 11:40
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SQ dropping the 2 weekly 744's via ZRH and going to just 5 x weekly direct 772ER from January.
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Old 3rd Aug 2006, 14:23
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They must be feeling the pinch from the likes of EK, EY and QR. I am a little surprised though, bearing in mind MH's departure from MAN.

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Old 3rd Aug 2006, 17:10
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It's mainly to do with lack of aircraft. They are going to have problems from December onwards, with the delay of the A380 and the 744's that have either been sold or are due for maintenance checks.

SQ345/6 has been a cash drain for a while, mainly due to the costs of having to have a crew who board in ZRH, fly to MAN and back to ZRH and have another day off. Nice work if you can get it.

Loads on 345/6 were generally poor ex-MAN, and with the 744 fleet due to be cut further it was only a matter of time.
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Old 3rd Aug 2006, 17:31
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Originally Posted by rkenyon
Yeah, right. Maybe H&S rules, but have you ever seen the Tube escalators when they break down? Doesn't seem to stop people walking. As for wheely carry-ons, if they're too heavy to walk up the stairs with, then they shouldn't be hand luggage anyway.
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I agree that people do use escalators as stairs, but the Tube was of course built long before the current building regulations, that define what "stairs" are, came into force.

Wheely carry-on luggage could be light enough to be hand luggage, but perhaps the passenger isn't able to carry it (elderly, disabled etc.) And have you ever seen how fast/heavy a small suitcase can be at the end of its fall from the top of an escalator?
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Old 3rd Aug 2006, 17:47
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What about those pax who check the buggy in but then give it to ground staff at the gate! Think your comments through before making them.
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Old 3rd Aug 2006, 17:53
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What about them? Buggies come into the same category as wheely carry-on bags and thus those who push will have the same problems as those who pull, that problem being the airport operator introducing unnecessary changes of level.
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