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Old 26th Oct 2006, 15:51
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well UkLad all i can say is this is definately not new with WW-the way they treat their pax i wouldn't be surprised to see them disappear in a year or so if they continue this at their other 'more prestigious' bases-especially is a VS and BD merger happens sad to see in the inflight mag that there is absolutely no mention of MME anywhere anymore-charming after both DTV and the pax showed such loyalty!!

is there anyone in the know who has any indication of how both TFS and BRU numbers are going?i imagine the latter not as well as the former!!
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Old 26th Oct 2006, 19:55
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It was an Airtours 767.
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Old 27th Oct 2006, 18:10
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Yes Centre Fix it was an Airtours 767 although I can't remember a Dom. Rep flight as a previous poster suggested? Certainly a Florida flight might work but I would have thought it would need to go via another airport such as GLA or MAN for it to be viable?

Still on the subject of possible GSM routes I note that they have announced EDI to Rome-perhaps this could be on the cards at MME especially if they have a look at FR's pax figures on the CIA route? I would definately like to see more cities offered by GSM if indeed they do offer more routes out of MME..PRG and CDG surely could be sustained?

Interesting to hear Air Southwest could start up a new route to NQY-i would have thought a weekly summer service on a DASH 8 would be viable as would perhaps a twice daily BRS rotation. If so we just need FlyBE to add JER (more popular than I imagined when I counted 117 comin off the WW service last Sat) and BHD and I reckon MME has the perfect balance between number of operators and destinations

As for WW unsurprised to see the CDG was 90 mins late in today-good riddance to bad rubbish as i presume this was yet another aircraft going tech-anyone would think they had a fleet of 707s or viscounts the amount this happens!
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Old 29th Oct 2006, 10:43
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I thought the winter timetables were supposed to begin today?

When I looked on the Durham Tees Valley arrivals/departures boards, it was obviously still the summer timetables.
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Old 29th Oct 2006, 11:55
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The bmi has just departed at 1245, its winter time and arrived at 0900, the summer time! Obviously it's a bit of a changeover day between summer/winter scheds. The bmi's from now on should be 0740/0815 1100/1245 arr/dep on mornings. They are also showing the wrong flight number for the Eastern, should be the usual 587 instead of the (summer) old 759. The TOM's will continue until 31st October, at least. Also note WW are down to 1 a/c now just doing ALC/AGP/PMI's.

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Old 1st Nov 2006, 07:25
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Due in today is a MyTravel Airways Airbus A330-243, a Scot Airways Dornier 328 and a Monarch Airlines Boeing 767-300ER, presumably all military flights except the Scot Airways which is probably related to football.

Why are bmi late in starting the winter schedules? They're still only 3x daily but those three rotations have moved to the new times, and the fourth rotation is still showing on flybmi.com timetables?

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Old 1st Nov 2006, 11:21
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So no news from Air Southwest in its release of Summer 07 schedules about an MME-NQY route - i would have thought they would jump at the chance despite flying into LBA and they have even reduced capacity on that route meaning even less seats to NQY from the NE/Yorks.

Were load factors on baby to NQY good, am guessing ASW could fill a 50 seater on this easily but it looks like they arent expanding at all next year in terms of new aircraft or new routes. Does anyone think/know if anyone else could step in to this route? - Am guessing there is only a slim chance now as few airlines fly from NQY and/or are regional uk airlines.

Also anyone know if Ryanair/Aer Arran or anyone may introduce shannon/cork/galway in ireland - presume Knock is a no go at all following Baby's attempt on the route.
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Old 1st Nov 2006, 19:36
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Looks like Flightline won't be returning (and I'm not surprised given their timekeeping for the first few months this summer ) on MYT's Reus flight for next summer 2007. According the MYT website the contract has gone to bmi instead, presumably using the LBA based a/c next summer?

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Old 1st Nov 2006, 22:08
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All going well Ryanair should announce a Shannon route......Dont know about Aer Arann though. However they recently started services to CRK and GWY from LBA so......Wudnt entirely rule it out
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Old 2nd Nov 2006, 07:19
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How come the Ryanair - Barcelona Girona flight is beginning today when on the press release it says "commencing 13th February 2007"? Check the airport arrival boards - it's due in at 12:40.

EDIT: It's now been removed, I wonder what that was all about?

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Old 2nd Nov 2006, 16:01
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An interesting day for Baby passengers today at MME, am assuming long delays are because the 1 aircraft left is operating on routes that were done by the two aircraft and one aircraft cant be in two places at once, so long delays for anyone not on the first flight of the day

Also DTV, i also saw it on the website but it said Gerona not Girona and the two are different places, i assumed it was a one off charter for some reason but it seems to have gone.
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Old 2nd Nov 2006, 17:09
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Originally Posted by uklad007 View Post
Gerona not Girona and the two are different places
They are the same place.
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Old 2nd Nov 2006, 17:10
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No, Girona and Gerona are definitely the same airport, but some spell it with an 'i' and some spell it with the 'e'. Personally, when I refer to it as a scheduled destination I spell it with the 'i', but when I refer to it as a charter destination I use the 'e', mainly because this is what the airlines seem to do.
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Old 2nd Nov 2006, 17:14
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it said Gerona not Girona and the two are different places

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No - They ARE the same place. The different spellings are (I think) written in Spanish and Catalan ???? This is the same with Majorca/Mallorca, Menorca/Minorca etc etc..

Think you may be getting confused with Genova (Italy)

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Old 2nd Nov 2006, 17:36
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nema / dtv / dwlpl i get the message!

Ive obviously got my Spanish and my Italian mixed up, as am unlikely to fly to either then its just as well i dont know where it is. - So am guessing it was just DTV playing with their arrivals and departures board then to see how it will look?
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Old 3rd Nov 2006, 07:41
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Are we now to accept that GSM are more likely to try and get around the non anouncement of a second based aircraft at DTV by using the 'RYR' interpretation of locality by claiming it is actually to be based 'DTV North' i.e. GLA
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Old 3rd Nov 2006, 10:18
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Girona v Gerona

Girona is Catalan and Gerona is Castillian Spanish... I tend to prefer Girona as it is in Catalonia and Catalan is the official language (alongside Castillian Spanish) of the region. Girona province itself is predominently Catalan speaking. Like in Vitoria/Gasteiz the former being Castillian Spanish and the later being Basque or Euskerra. Majorca is the English word for Mallorca. The Spanish have to be very sensitive to their multilingual nations, regions and provinces.
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Old 3rd Nov 2006, 15:26
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Looks like the next couple of routes from GSM from MME will be:

IBZ & NCE. Not in timetables yet.
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Old 3rd Nov 2006, 15:28
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Originally Posted by Devonair View Post
Girona is Catalan and Gerona is Castillian Spanish... I tend to prefer Girona as it is in Catalonia and Catalan is the official language (alongside Castillian Spanish) of the region. Girona province itself is predominently Catalan speaking. Like in Vitoria/Gasteiz the former being Castillian Spanish and the later being Basque or Euskerra. Majorca is the English word for Mallorca. The Spanish have to be very sensitive to their multilingual nations, regions and provinces.
Really interesting but what has this to do with anything? Suggest you search for the Geography forum if this is to be the extent of the content of your postings............
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Old 3rd Nov 2006, 16:49
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Skyman ... I was simply clarifying a question someone raised earlier... I'm very sorry you don't find the content relevant.
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