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Old 17th Aug 2008, 08:26
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MANCHESTER - 6

Lufthansa Airbus 340-600 (a 2nd of type visit) D-AIHM called in for fuel early morning whilst operating Charlotte to Munich as DLH429. The aircraft is said to have crossed the Atlantic with undercarriage extended.It also had a full escort by the fire service before parking up.

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Old 17th Aug 2008, 09:38
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A few questions re LH A340
Did it fly ex Charlotte with a known undercarriage locked down or did it refuse to retract on take off?
What sort of fuel burn over normal would the undercarriage have caused
because of drag and I presume flying at a lower level and lastly what what
would the extra flying time and speed have been?

Just out of interest as we were discussing this over a few beers last night

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Old 17th Aug 2008, 11:32
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hi guys,

i was wondering if there is a chance of wizz air ever coming to MAN and why are Fedex pulling out of MAN when there was talk to set up a bigish base here
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Old 17th Aug 2008, 11:50
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Wizz Air coming here may depend on the kind of deal that they brokered with LPL. If it's "exclusive northwest England", then I guess we can forget about it as they would have to negotiate with LPL to allow them to break the deal, and with easyJet having already done that, I expect LPL to deny them.

As for Fedex, who knows. The only two reasons could be that as they've operated here for a year, the discount scheme has come to an end and the higher charges are now making the route uneconomic or a combination of the new tax that's due to come into force where it's based on aircraft and not passenger, and high fuel charges (the latter having temporarily seen of some of our Chinese routes).
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Old 17th Aug 2008, 20:29
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Does anybody know whether the nightstopping Finnair flight has been canned for the winter? I am due to fly on the morning AY936 in early December, this no longer appears on the AY website.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 17th Aug 2008, 21:31
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Finnair

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Confirm the Finnair nightstopper doesn't operate after 24th October. Not sure if it will return for next summer.
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Old 17th Aug 2008, 21:50
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Lufthansa Airbus 340-600 D-AIHM

Lufthansa Airbus 340-600 D-AIHM

Had problems getting the gear up ex Charlotte, eventually got it all stowed away after circling for an hour but had used too much fuel to make it direct to MUC. A quick div to MAN for a splash and dash. No drama but a nice suprise for all the spotters.

Big bugger innit.
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Old 18th Aug 2008, 12:50
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Etihad Winter Schedule

Following on from postings in the previous thread my own research, via Sabre and internal contacts at the airport, only reveal that EY will be continuing to operate with A330-200 equipment.

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Old 18th Aug 2008, 14:18
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Thanks for the info re Finnair Musket 90

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Old 18th Aug 2008, 17:49
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With Easyjet switching some orders from the A319 to the A320 do you think that this is due to good yields with the GB 320s ex Man and LGW
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Old 18th Aug 2008, 17:54
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might be more to do with the GT A320s don't have the same engine as the A319s, so ordering them means engine commonality. I wonder how they will configure the A320 though, as they've got 156 seats on a A319?

On an unrelated note, Manchester Airport Group may now seek to buy Glasgow and not Gatwick according to media.
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Old 19th Aug 2008, 16:31
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Greatwall returning 2x a week in Sept and CX increasing by another 3 per week in Oct.
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Old 19th Aug 2008, 17:28
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CX increasing by 3 per week no doubt because it's Christmas-tat importation season........no sign of a passenger service with full freight then.
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Old 19th Aug 2008, 20:55
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According to the main spotter forum for MAN, Fedex wil finish their CDG-MAN-MEM and GLA feeder soon.
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Old 19th Aug 2008, 23:54
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FDX finishing next Thursday, is what I heard.

Where does all that freight go now? STN, GLA???
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 06:02
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FDX feeder will operate MAN-CDG-MAN from Sept 15th..using ATR72

Also feeder will operate MAN-STN-BHX-CDG-BHX-MAN from Sept 1st..using ATR72
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Old 20th Aug 2008, 10:52
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FX feeder flights
From 1st-12th sept will be 3 a day Dep. 0550, 1840, 2150.

From 15th sept down to 2 flights Dep. 1840, 2150

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Old 20th Aug 2008, 10:57
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the 0555 departure is the MAN-GLA service thats been removed from our schedule...shame

the 2150 is the MAN-CDG, and the MAN-STN leaves at 2105....which flight leaves at 1840, not one of Air Contractors
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Old 21st Aug 2008, 11:12
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Can anyone confirm if the Celeb Air is still at Manchester, or has it moved down to Gatwick already?

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Old 21st Aug 2008, 17:03
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Its in Gatwick.
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