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Old 20th Oct 2006, 18:13
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Man Tommorow

Were still in the sumer perios right?
so wil MAN still be very busy tommorow.usually it quietens down over winter.
just wondered.
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Old 20th Oct 2006, 20:04
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Cool

Winter hasn't started yet, winter schedules start when the clocks change in October, i.e. next weekend.
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Old 20th Oct 2006, 23:10
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Originally Posted by phil2 View Post
Were still in the sumer perios right?
so wil MAN still be very busy tommorow.usually it quietens down over winter.
just wondered.
cheers.
After deciphering your post Phil2, yes MAN is still busy. As said, the winter schedules don't kick in until the clocks change, and it's half term this week.
But there will still be " moments "!!

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Old 21st Oct 2006, 13:00
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yes will next weekend still be busy
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Old 22nd Oct 2006, 09:53
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I've found something else to dislike about Manch Intl Blairport.

The currency police.

Got sniffed by the dog after security yesterday, SLFing out after operating in(memo to self - change underwear more often).

Got interviewed in the departure lounge by some Doris from the Department of Money asking to discuss my currency and asking if I'd like to go somewhere private to answer some questions. Having a total of about 50 quid on me I felt safe enough to stay where I was. Answered questions - got let off!

On a serious note, it was intimidating, potentially humiliating and most certainly infuriating. My flight left late, I noticed some people boarding late. I suspect they too got the inquisition by Stalin's mates.

WTF has happened to the country ? Certainly convinced me I was right to move out a few years ago. Did you lot really vote for this ?!?

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Old 22nd Oct 2006, 21:10
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"WTF has happened to the country ?"

Well, for a start we managed to get the sexist, right wing, over-sensitive maris pipers to leave the country and allow the rest of us to revel in an egalitarian utopia.
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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 10:16
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Checking In at T3 How Busy

I'm on the 06:35 to LCY with VLM tomorrow morning, will an hour be sufficient to check-in & get through security etc.

On the following Tuesday, 31st I'm off to AGP on the 09:50 with WW. Taking my 4 kids. In the past from T1 only used to arrive for WW with about 1:30 as I live local, will this sill be OK or shall I make it 2 hrs.

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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 15:30
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gazza, 1 hour at T3 at that time should be fine.
For T1 late morning, 1 hour 30 should be OK, but 2 hours will be OK if that makes sense. Security can still take a long time (if that's not too sexist, right wing or over-sensitive to say so ).
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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 15:38
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Don't turn up at T1 for your bmibaby flight to AGP! WW operate from T3! And i'd ensure you checkin at least 2 hours before for your Malaga flight. T3 security has been hectic of late!
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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 17:54
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Cheers Guy's,
I know WW is from T3 just not used them since the move. On the same flight's 3 weeks later this time with my lady so will be a good practice.
I live Very local so not a problem.
I used to use BA from T3 to LHR & LGW when they first started self check-in & print your BC's at home. I could leave home 45 mins before the flight & walk straight-in & to the gate on to the plane.
First time to LCY so looking forward to the trip
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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 22:43
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I really enjoyed my LCY flight earlier this year. I found the VLM service to be excellent, especially on such a short hop. And LCY is a breeze compared to other London airports!

Enjoy your trip!
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Old 24th Oct 2006, 10:11
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Anyone know the schedule for the MyTravel flights to China starting in the new year?
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Old 24th Oct 2006, 15:27
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LCY is a fine airport - just like T3 used to be. All on one level, parking nearby etc.

Just brace yourself for harsh braking after landing. It's only a short runway, with water all around, so the pilot leaves touchdown and braking to the last minute, in case he/she needs to go around.
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Old 24th Oct 2006, 18:54
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Originally Posted by Momentary Lapse View Post
so the pilot leaves touchdown and braking to the last minute, in case he/she needs to go around.
I doubt that's true.
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Old 24th Oct 2006, 20:15
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Anyone know the schedule for the MyTravel flights to China starting in the new year?
The first flight departs 10:45 on 6 May 2007 as MYT085.

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Old 25th Oct 2006, 09:54
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I'm on the 06:35 to LCY with VLM tomorrow morning, will an hour be sufficient to check-in & get through security etc.

On the following Tuesday, 31st I'm off to AGP on the 09:50 with WW. Taking my 4 kids. In the past from T1 only used to arrive for WW with about 1:30 as I live local, will this sill be OK or shall I make it 2 hrs.
1 hour was more than sufficient, could have left it till 30 mins, security was very good & well staffed. Ps WW desks seemed OK so will make it about 1:40 hrs next Tue for AGP.
VLM Service outward was great. LCY smart little airport, very short runway.. Enjoyed the F50.
Left Bond street tube at 13:30, changed at Bank for DLR arrived 14:10 for 14:45 return flight, which wasn't showing on board, anyway went to info desk after security to be told that it had been cancelled due to going tech (don't think so, more like lack of passengers) I'd been put on 16:00 which eventually dept runway at 16:25. Arrived Man 17:15. Incidently bumped into Capt while waiting at Station & asked why 14:45 had been cancelled, said he didn't know as he had been busy & quickly jumed on a train!!!!!!!
Anyway would use VLM again.
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Old 25th Oct 2006, 21:08
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Originally Posted by busz View Post
I doubt that's true.
For my own learning, why else would he/she leave it to the last minute to throw it on the deck and whiplash all the passengers, like it's the Ark Royal? Customer Service perhaps?
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Old 25th Oct 2006, 21:27
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busz is correct.
All aircraft that land at LCY do so in the landing zone not far from the start of each runway and braking is applied as nececary.
The go around height or minimums is 500ft for runway 28 and 330ft for 10 for the 146.
I arrived on runway 10 in a Fokker 50 a couple of years ago and there was ample room to swing around mid runway without harsh braking.
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Old 26th Oct 2006, 10:46
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Originally Posted by Momentary Lapse View Post
For my own learning, why else would he/she leave it to the last minute to throw it on the deck and whiplash all the passengers, like it's the Ark Royal? Customer Service perhaps?
Im not trying to patronise you, i dont know what your background is, and i dont know VLM SOPs, but i would presume that they would have to have a stabilised approach at around 500 feet in order to continue with the landing. Leaving it to the last minute and "throwing it on the deck" is not condusive to safe commercial operation. It just may have seemed a little agricultural.

Regards

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Old 26th Oct 2006, 10:51
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Forgive me for thinking this MANCHESTER thread has been a bit sidetracked, can we talk about MAN please.
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