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Old 7th Jan 2012, 19:26
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I suspect the website has generated that data from a couple of slot applications by Aeroflot. But my interpretation is that the flights are Olympics related ad-hoc flights, and only operate on 25th and 26th July (presumably inbound pax) and 13th & 14th August (outbound following the end of the Olympics).
Operating a total of 8 flights during July/August.
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Old 7th Jan 2012, 23:49
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Pier 1

Does anyone know when Pier 1 is going to be demolished, any set date for this?
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 16:51
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Delta

So it's going to be the 767-300, from Gatwick to Atlanta........ do the economy have AVOD?
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 16:58
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work on pier 1 should start next winter.
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Old 12th Jan 2012, 08:14
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AirAsia X will cancel its flights from 31st March
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Old 12th Jan 2012, 10:56
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Maybe they are paving the way for Scoot

Scoot airlines | Singapore Airlines' budget carrier Sydney flights
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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 22:24
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Other than them already having their positions established at Stansted, can anyone explain why both Air Berlin and AirAsia X have all but failed after moving over to Gatwick? I know the latter was affected by APD, cost of A340s and general European consolidation &c., but can it really be that bad? What's gone wrong?

I just find it slightly bizarre that relocating to an apparently better connected airport would affect performance so much.
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 14:43
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Air Asia have cancelled all long haul flights to Europe and India.
Nothing to do with Gatwick, it would still have been cancelled if it had stayed at Stansted!!
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 17:51
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Security inconsistency is very frustrating especially through one airport, albeit separate terminals.
Flying out from North Terminal last week. I asked the question, "Belt off?" to which the reply was "Please yourself." I did not find it necessary to remove it and nothing further happened.

Flying out from the South terminal two days later I asked the same question only to be met with the response of, "Of course!" When I commented on the inconsitency I was 'selected' for a liquids check which took quite a time. Obviously they had targeted me because of my comment as to why there was no consistency. Pathetic action!

The travelling public deserve more respect than this.
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 21:27
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Belts should always be off to be honest, indeed Glasgow had (has?) their own "special" rule where they barked at everyone to take their watches off. Right....
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 21:30
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Must be "had", as I have never been asked to remove my watch when going through GLA. Maybe you were wearing "bling"
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 21:37
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Dear me, I wish, alas no. It was last year and they were telling everyone to take their watches off, I did query it and I was told it was a new rule. I suspect one of the team leads was just being super enthusiastic.
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 21:42
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U.K Airports have the right to deem anything they see fit to be a security risk above that what the DfT stipulate. MAN have recently decided that tennis rackets are now considered a risk and therefore must be checked in !!!
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 21:44
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tennis rackets are now considered a risk and therefore must be checked in
But haven't you seen the new exploding variety??? Party started without you, it seems... highly lethal, I hear.
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Old 25th Jan 2012, 08:53
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tennis rackets are now considered a risk and therefore must be checked in
But haven't you seen the new exploding variety??? Party started without you, it seems... highly lethal, I hear.
Have you never seen John McEnroe in action?

He made the racket into a lethal weapon every time the umpires decision went against him!
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Old 1st Feb 2012, 20:02
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turkish airlines

turkish airlines increasing flights to 10 weekly from 24th april and from 27th may to 14 weekly.
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Old 2nd Feb 2012, 08:27
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LHR 3rd Runway

Once again, another article in the Evening Standard about the UK losing 47bn in trade due to lack of runway space at LHR and few connections to the far east. This is LGW's calling whereby it can truly differentiate itself from LHR. With the likes of Vietnam Airlines as a successful example it can surely attract many more carriers therefore answering businesses complaints without the need for a 3rd runway.
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Old 2nd Feb 2012, 10:11
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LHR is the hub, adding capacity to LGW is not helpful as yields are lower. The two issues should not be mixed up, you are concatenating runway and terminal capacity together with connectivity. People need to understand that there is a crucial difference. I say that as someone who enjoys using LGW many times a year.
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Old 2nd Feb 2012, 11:36
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Never understood this business of "lack of direct flights causes UK to lose business". If I were a businessman I would not say to myself, oh, I'll pass on that opportunity because I can't fly there non-stop from LHR.

On the other hand, if there are 30 people a day willing to pay business-class fares to Mongolia, then surely some airline would make a profit with a 40 seat 737 or something, and people would happily fly from STN.
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Old 2nd Feb 2012, 12:18
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Personally i think that there is a lot of possibility for Longhaul ex LGW, Virgin & BA already have a token Longhaul network, but the problem as Skipness says is the feed.

Take BA for example, I very much doubt they would expand Gatters currently due to the probable take over of BMI and the slots at LHR that would give them.

However, if they were to send an extra 5 7772s to Gatwick to operate more longhaul routes they would need feed, the Gatwick shorthaul route network is lacking in UK Domestic routes (some are covered by BE) as well as very much lacking in Europe, BA doesnt even operate a Paris route from from LGW, let alone German and Spanish !

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