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Old 11th Jun 2006, 10:04
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Autoglide I don't think there is a problem with the quality of the shops in T1 unless Monsoon, Cotton Traders, Waterstones and the designer store next door are downmarket.

The problem is the appalling security queues, B pier, the never working travellators on C pier, the shambles that is the satellite and the ramp congestion. The best thing that could happen to T1 would be for it to be torn down and rebuilt. The airport does not need yet more retail.
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Old 11th Jun 2006, 10:54
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Originally Posted by lexxity
The best thing that could happen to T1 would be for it to be torn down and rebuilt. The airport does not need yet more retail.
I believe thats the longer term plan.
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Old 11th Jun 2006, 11:20
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I've never had a problem with T1. I like it. I've been in check-in and security queues in Manchester, Liverpool, Los Angeles, Jersey, Harare, Malaga, Melbourne (always horrendous), Sydney and probably Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
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Old 11th Jun 2006, 13:42
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Originally Posted by AUTOGLIDE
Exactly, I have a distant memory of MAN being efficient and easy to use. Now woth all the hassle I can't be bothered to use the shops. Time for a return to getting the basics right.
I too remember when one could actually quite agree with all the hype about MAN being amongst the world's best. I guess that was about mid-nineties? What has gone so wrong?
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Old 11th Jun 2006, 14:24
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A tale of two cities.

I flew from Liverpool on 25th May and went through security at about 6am. There was a long queue which was snaking around the lines and moving. When I got to the search area there were 4 x-ray machines and frames operating and I counted just over 30 security staff. Total time waiting was 7 minutes.

Fast forward to 27th May and I was flying from Manchester's Terminal 3 and went through security at about 5:30am. The queue (2 lines) stretched back to the bridge to the car park by the VLM check-in desk. Eventually got to the search area and there were just 2 x-ray machines and frames operating and just over half the staff that Liverpool had. Total time waiting was 35 minutes. Although at least that was better than Heathrow's Terminal 4 but don't get me on to that.

Terminal 3 used to be a nice terminal to fly from until they added BMI Baby. The check-in queues were horrendous as well.
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Old 13th Jun 2006, 10:00
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My view is Terminal 3 is completley different to T1 and T2 at MAN, everything seems much faster and it is nice and small, which is alot better.
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Old 13th Jun 2006, 13:04
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i know its a like an unwanted child now, but how is the bmi ORD route working out for MAN?
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Old 14th Jun 2006, 15:44
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New Routes from Manchester

Manchester A/port. have announced Three new routes

Libyan Arab Airlines to Tripoli starting next Sunday 2xper week A320

Astraeus to Cape Verde start date in November Thursday 1xweek 737!

and as stated elsewhere Globespan to Toronto from November 1xweek 767

also stated Globespan are looking at L.A. (and or) San Fran.

Regards
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Old 15th Jun 2006, 09:43
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bmibaby winter schedule released

Seem to be similar frequencies to last winter. Good to see Perpignan continuing (5 times a week)

As expected Newquay dropped, replaced by Geneva
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Old 16th Jun 2006, 13:30
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Hi does anybody know what short haul routes Monarch's A300/A330/B767 are operating from MAN?

thanks
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Old 18th Jun 2006, 12:57
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First Libyan Airlines flight to Manchester has arrived

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Old 18th Jun 2006, 14:12
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Originally Posted by charlie1234
Hi does anybody know what short haul routes Monarch's A300/A330/B767 are operating from MAN?

thanks
A330-B767 look to be on long haul
A300-doing the europe sun circuit on charters. On Saturday afternoon one is on the ZB run to PMI and I think on Sunday ZB to Faro.

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Old 18th Jun 2006, 14:35
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Mrs 1DC and i went through T1 at 0530 on 31/5 travelling on the early MON to Alicante, check in was swift and painless and security looked busy but only took about ten minutes. Airside was pretty full. The thing that shocked me was the smoking room, it was packed with smokers and many children. it was a shame to look through the window and see children sitting inside holding a coat or jumper to their faces. Surely children should be banned from such places..
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Old 18th Jun 2006, 14:48
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I do agree with children being in a smoking area it's not really fair on them. But it really comes down to the parents rather than introducing a ban. The parents should be more considerate of their children's health (Bit of a hypocrate - i'm a smoker). Shouldn't be a problem for much longer anyway with the blanket ban of smoking in public places........ lol
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Old 23rd Jun 2006, 10:07
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Have the World's Best Airport's passenger figures improved since they started getting rid of staff?
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Old 23rd Jun 2006, 11:19
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How is T3 now with the increase in pax?

I'm flying bmi to ORD next week, and was wondering how packed is airside and landside now?

I'll be aiming to get there early to TRY and miss the queue for both Chicago and Antigua on Friday!
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Old 23rd Jun 2006, 13:11
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Elgan why not check in the night before? Then you can turn up at -60?
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Old 23rd Jun 2006, 13:40
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lexxity

Would love to lexxity, but we live 2:30hrs away in north wales so really don't see us doing 2 round trips to MAN in 12 hours sadly,and no reasonable rates of accomodation around MAN either ah well
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Old 24th Jun 2006, 09:22
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Route news - Winter 06/07

Some changes for Winter 06/07

Air Berlin reduce Hamburg from 6 to 3 per week
Sky Europe - no Salzburg flights
Hapag Lloyd Express - increase Koln to 6 per week, daily ex.Sat

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Old 24th Jun 2006, 10:02
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elgan, i think lexxity was talking about BMI online check-in.
Just go to their website and click on Online check-in in manage your booking.
Dead easy!
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