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Old 22nd Mar 2015, 07:03
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#Ha ha, love it, the Midlands is the area between the Thames and the Tees!!
No, No - "the South" starts just below Birmingham, not at the Thames.
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Old 3rd Apr 2015, 15:01
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No, you can fly to these places from LBA. They are marketing it as such because many people will not think of using BA or KLM and instead drive to MAN or LHR for direct long haul. How it's embarrassing is beyond me...?

It is pretty clear there is only one airport in the north capable of offering the critical mass of passengers for viable links to long haul destinations. This one airport for Yorkshire thing died when the Ferrybridge proposal was ignored in the 60's..
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Old 3rd Apr 2015, 16:55
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Is LBA the only airport in Britain who has a website that includes destinations available only by flying via other airports??
I bet every regional airport website does this - they'd be barmy not to e.g. NCL's website currently advertises United to New York and all it's American destinations (Vegas, Florida, etc) and Emirates and its "connections to the world". The DTVA website says "Itís a small world - Go global in under 80 minutes with our three daily connections to Amsterdam"

Embarrassing? Don't think you understand how regional airports work.
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Old 3rd Apr 2015, 17:40
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EMA goes further than that. On their joke of a website they advertise "Onward connections with Air France" "Fly from East Midlands to Paris and connect to worldwide destinations"
Can anyone spot the slight problem there.......?

It also proudly states that Summer 2014 holidays are now on sale - so if you are quick you might be able to snap up a bargain!

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Old 22nd Apr 2015, 19:33
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Flybe haven't even releases winter 15/16 schedules so summer 16 is waaaayyyy off


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Old 22nd Apr 2015, 19:51
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Not if they are getting rid of the E195s as planned - aren't most holiday destinations already covered anyway?
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Old 5th May 2015, 09:25
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Shuttle Diversion today

Misty morning - Shuttle 20A after a long time in the hold at FL80 with RVR around 300m for Rwy14, diverts back to LHR. Within 10 minutes or so of it heading south, the RVR lifts to around 1,000m. There must be a reason for LHR being used as a distant alternate, when there are BA Shuttle ops into MCR. Must be very frustrating for those passengers trying to get to Leeds...
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Old 5th May 2015, 10:35
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you will have to live a long long time for that
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Old 5th May 2015, 11:47
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Yes, Cloud. Fog, mist, pea soup notwithstanding, I was just making the point that as an alternate for Leeds, going back to Heathrow is frustrating. Bit more than a bus-ride away. Then we see that the next scheduled Shuttle today is already cancelled as well.
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Old 5th May 2015, 12:23
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Originally Posted by LEEDS APPROACH View Post
The 5 or 6 million inhabitants of Yorkshire will never look back.
Indeed. They'll look West.......
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Old 5th May 2015, 14:21
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Thought they faced East, a few times a day.

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Old 5th May 2015, 14:43
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Never mind, there's a new electronic billboard on the old Yorkshire Post building --- Manchester Airport, your window to the world, over 200 destinations.
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Old 5th May 2015, 18:29
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Oh God, here we go again...change the record
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Old 5th May 2015, 19:18
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Well if Leeds/Bradford Airport's partnership with Middlesbrough FC wasn't bad enough for Peel Airports, It's now gone one step further and become the official Airport partner for Sheffield Wednesday FC.

Owls fly with Leeds Bradford Airport partnership
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Old 5th May 2015, 19:33
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This is my right as a citizen of England and Yorkshire.
Seriously...
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Old 5th May 2015, 20:20
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I'd be interested to know just how many foreign originating tourists use LBA as a gateway to Yorkshire..?

I would have thought most international tourists (particularly those travelling long haul) would fly into London and use that as a base for surface access to the rest of the country..?
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Old 5th May 2015, 20:23
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why don't you ask the owner of church-fenton if he intends to spend millions of pounds on c/f to bring it up the standard required for a licence, then at least you could stop bleating on about it if the answer is no.
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Old 5th May 2015, 21:51
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Leeds Approach. Please if you are going to start banging your drum again, would you be kind enough to do it on the Church Fenton thread you created. Leave the Leeds thread for discussing happenings at LBA. You have made your veiws clear on this thread already. Those that wish to debate Leeds East becoming the new Yorkshire international can have their discussions on your new thread. I may even read it from time to time. I hope your dreams for CF come true but for now we have an airport in Leeds that seems to operate ok despite all its insurmountable problems.
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Old 6th May 2015, 04:13
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Practically all the Americans I have had the pleasure of meeting would always arrive at Heathrow and use onward road or rail transport from there and doubt very much if they use internal air transport. Where is Manchester I was asked a number of times when the aircraft we were on diverted there because of bad weather in the London area. Where is Leeds - I think most Americans would think Leeds was something attached to a plug!
P.S. I am a Yorkshireman.
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Old 6th May 2015, 07:54
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No it doesn't, it just needs a better MAN.
We've got more than enough airports killing each other thank you very much, the ROI would be laughable IMHO.
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