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Old 6th Nov 2006, 23:13
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Vuelo,

Not sure about 10 per week from MAN, they are keen to open a 4th base next year with BHX, DUB, EDI or GLA in the running.
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 12:33
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Originally Posted by Vuelo View Post
Are QR going up to 10 weekly? Have heard so.
If they are then the forgot to mention it to the airport.

Cheers

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Old 7th Nov 2006, 22:36
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Correct me if I am wrong ( and I appreciate not totally relevant here) havent QR already annouced BHX if not started.
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 22:51
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First Choice to Malaga

Hey guys. Does anyone know which aircraft will be operating flight FCA2700 MAN - AGP this Sunday? Any info grateful.

Thanks in advance
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 23:03
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First Choice to Malaga

FCA2700 is listed to be operated by B757-200 equipment.
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 23:11
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Originally Posted by pwalhx View Post
Correct me if I am wrong ( and I appreciate not totally relevant here) havent QR already annouced BHX if not started.
pwalhx

No, ABTN announced it was to start last March but I believe they were
just quoting a conversation/speech the CEO had made.

All a big mistake, some said it was meant to be March 2007 and it was
a genuine mistake but nothing official heard as yet.

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Old 8th Nov 2006, 18:17
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Hamleys Bring Magic To Manchester


Hamleys, the world famous toy shop, is opening a new store at Manchester airport, Terminal 2, on Thursday 16th November 2006.

The 500 square foot space (formerly a Bijoux Terner store) has been re-fitted to contain more than 300 types of gifts and toys, including a wide range of classic favourites, such as Hamleys’ own soft toys and bears, pre-school toys, family and travel games, outdoor activities, educational toys and arts and crafts.

From travelling Dads looking for presents for the kids to parents wanting to keep children amused on holiday, Hamleys provides something for everyone! Not to mention those who want to combine their travelling with Christmas shopping.

Paul Currie, Trading Director at Hamleys, says: “We are delighted to be bringing the magic of Hamleys to such a great city. The customer feedback on our stores at Heathrow and Stansted has been terrific and I look forward to the same in Manchester. We have received a thoroughly warm Mancunian welcome and we’ re excited that the response to our opening has been so positive. This is a fantastic and vibrant city and we can’t wait to be part of the action!

"Hamleys has an international reputation for quality and innovation and provides a great offering for both business and leisure travellers. The team is very excited about being up and running."

He adds: “Opening the store in plenty of time for Christmas means we can offer those travelling out of Manchester airport a fantastic range of gifts and presents to buy family and friends.”

Andrew Harrison, Manchester Airport’s commercial director, said: “The Hamleys brand is recognised around the world as one of the finest retailers of children’s toys.

“We’re really pleased that they have chosen Manchester Airport above any other location as the place to open their first store in the North West.”
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Old 8th Nov 2006, 19:45
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One word: Harrods.
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Old 8th Nov 2006, 20:31
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Hamleys have done alot of research in to this store, believe me. The traffic at T2 is ideal for this type of venture, as it would be if Harrods were in exisence now at MAN, based at T2 rather than T1.

This store is just the forst of several elite outlets to open at all three terminals over the next year as they are redeveloped.

Both T1 and T3 will undergo major retail development starting this winter.
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Old 8th Nov 2006, 20:46
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Ah well, good luck to them, then. We'll review it in a year or two, eh, and see who was right

What's the timetable for the various bits of work? There's a lot involved. When does security go upstairs?
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Old 8th Nov 2006, 21:24
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Dont bother with Hamleys for your XMAS prezzies,try the re located TAS (The Aviation Shop) in T1 arrivals, they have had to move off the carpark, should be open in a couple of weeks.
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Old 8th Nov 2006, 22:45
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T1 has already started in a fashion with the closure of outlets airside such as Starbucks and TieRack. Work will be done in stages and according to a meeting I was at recently will take two years. If you are a wheelchair user, have mobility problems or have babies in prams and buggies, T1 departures may well be a bit of a struggle for you til the new escalators are installed airside where the café is currently situated.
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Old 9th Nov 2006, 00:18
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.........and will new T1 departures STILL require a one hour queue to get through security ? Thus alleviating the need for ANY shops?
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Old 9th Nov 2006, 01:29
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.........and will new T1 departures STILL require a one hour queue to get through security ? Thus alleviating the need for ANY shops?
I try to check in early nowadays, because if I don't get a leisurely mooch around WH Smith, the tax free shop, and have 2 cups of coffee and something to eat airside, it freaks me out!
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Old 14th Nov 2006, 08:47
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Anyone know what plans Air Berlin have for next summer from MAN? Are there to be any new German routes?

Also, might we see any expansion from WW?
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Old 14th Nov 2006, 11:08
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as someone who works at a certain taxfree shop after security in t1, the new security measures have made a massive differnce to our working day.

instead of passengers leisurly mooching around the shop, we just see them running past the doors to get to their gate, most of them minus shoes and belt undone i hasten to add!
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Old 14th Nov 2006, 13:30
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Does anyone believe that BA will still be one MAN-JFK come summer 2007. They are struggling for long haul capacity ex LHR and have just dumped the bulk of the BA presence north of London.
Anyone know?
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Old 14th Nov 2006, 16:58
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Yes Helen 0888, I'm not surprised. I'm a frequent traveller through T1 & I haven't had time to use any shops since June, due to the riduculous security queues.
Most of the flights I use don't open check in until 2 hours before departure, so an early check in is impossible. It is NOT unusual to queue for an hour to check in, then you have the huge security queues to contend with. On this basis, not only do I no longer use any airside shops, but I have cancelled my exec lounge pass as it has become useless at MAN.
The airside shops at MAN must have lost a fortune this summer.
Returning from Europe / Canada to MAN I have rarely encountered any queues either at check in or in overseas security.
I have written & e-mailed to MA Plc about the situation, but no-one has bothered to respond.
MA, please don't build anymore airside shops that people have NO time to use. Instead DOUBLE the current security search area.....or lose more pax to Liverpool.
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Old 14th Nov 2006, 21:53
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Air Berlin-Summer 2007

Vuelo

Not sure of any new nonstop destinations but Hamburg goes back to 6 per week (daily ex.Sat). arr1120 dep 1200 (Mon to Fri), arr1935 dep 2010 (Sunday). Paderborn is 4 per week (Mon,Wed,Fri,Sun) arr 2005 dep 2045.
Stansted rotations remain the same.

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Old 14th Nov 2006, 22:01
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Thomsonfly have today announced a Manchester-Lisbon service
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