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Old 13th May 2006, 17:52
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Quite True!
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Old 13th May 2006, 20:29
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Anyhow lets get back on topic....
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Old 13th May 2006, 21:43
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To
the last two blokes do you include GB Airways this assessment.
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Old 14th May 2006, 07:12
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I am a travel agent - had a meeting with on of thier sales ladies the other day. They said that they are their own operation and do what they like, so I think GB will stay. (They pay BA 1.5m for the use of the brand!)
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Old 14th May 2006, 09:04
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Guess it depends if GB begins to turn there business around. Last year they made a £5M loss (Not just the MAN base) and it depends how long they can sustain that sort of loss for.
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Old 14th May 2006, 13:47
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Looks like the Maham reduction in service may just be a temporary reduction, with a return to a twice weekly service in July. Have heard that if all goes to plan, a IKA - MAN - YYZ/YVR service is a real possibility.

On another note, I hear from my sources at Barcelona airport, that Iberia;s new low cost arm is to re-commence services between the Spanish city and Manchester, at last re-establishing some competition on the route, which used to have three carriers, and now only has 1(Monarch) and a once weekly unreliable Air Scotland service, of course. (Not much uise for the businessman.) We shall see what happens.
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Old 14th May 2006, 14:10
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Does anyone Know how well the CWL service is going as I heard it was sometimes operating with single passsenger numbers?
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Old 15th May 2006, 10:25
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Does anyone know if the A380 will visit EGCC this week or sometime soon.
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Old 15th May 2006, 10:53
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My understanding is no UNLESS ATC can talk them into doing a go around on the way to Chester inbound from Hamburg

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Old 15th May 2006, 15:05
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What day and what time are they due at Chester and yes please, can they talk them into it.

What time would this be?????
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Old 16th May 2006, 08:10
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It is due Chester 10.40Z so if it were to do an approach to Manchester I would guess at about 10-15 minutes earlier
and I do stress IF, I would guess this would only happen if Manchester was on runway 24
So all in all I would just keep an eye out on Thursday

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Old 16th May 2006, 11:31
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What day this week is it due at Chester?

Sorry! I should read the WHOLE post before posting a reply.

Thursday it is!
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Old 16th May 2006, 20:32
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Sorry I should have said Thursday 18th

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Old 17th May 2006, 10:06
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GB going lo-co at MAN from June 26th. Al flights to be operated under the BACON brand
No more free in-flight meals. Was expected

http://www.gbairways.com/baconnect/summary/
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Old 20th May 2006, 11:03
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The curse of Planetalk strikes again.
In the latest issue a picture of the launch of Aer Arann service to Angers.
How many days did that last?
On the plus side, I believe they have switched to Nantes instead from Manchester - how is that doing then?
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Old 21st May 2006, 20:01
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Exact, Nantes is now served instead of Angers from Cork and Manchester. Logical choice, Nantes is France's sixth biggest city with an airport of 2,200,000 pax per year, a big economic and touristic pole, but Angers, which is also a lovely city, is much smaller and bad-known out of France, with aan airport with nearly no commercial traffic.

Nantes is real advantage for an airline compared to Angers or any other place in Western France...
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Old 21st May 2006, 22:41
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from ailiners.net forum...

I recently had a very nice conversation with a leading Senior Accountant of Saudia of their JED head office and here is what he had to say concerning their future international expansion from this winter :

a) Twice weekly flights to Toronto in 2007 to be routed via Manchester using Boeing 747-300s or Boeing 777-200ERs. No 5th freedom rights avbl on MAN-YYZ-MAN but the MAN market for them is so huge that Im told to not be surprised if a B 743 is indeed used for this route.
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Old 23rd May 2006, 14:35
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I have a 0500 check in at T1 next week, can anyone tell me if anywhere will be open for breakfast at that time? Is it possible to get a decent breakfast airside or landside?
Appreciate any replies....
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Old 23rd May 2006, 19:02
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Cool

No and No.
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Old 23rd May 2006, 19:05
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You can get breakfast/food but whether you call it decent is another matter.
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