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Old 10th Oct 2008, 11:23
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Flybe lauched the idea of selling connections sometime in July I think as a network wide move so I guess the Leeds ones just came as part of that...
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Old 10th Oct 2008, 11:57
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When will the drop off zone be finished.
Yesterday it was completly grid locked. Absolute mayhem.
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Old 10th Oct 2008, 17:56
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We all know what speed LBIA goes at = Slow.

That's why = PIA flights introduced - 15 years after they should have.
That's why = Only now talking about a proposed Rail Connection - Which is Now 10 years overdue.

I can go on...

That's why MAN took all the flights because LBIA was = Slow.
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Old 10th Oct 2008, 19:13
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Phase 1 complete at the end of the month (buses / taxis & drop off areas)
The next bit (revised short stay parking) will take place during the winter I believe.

BYAI: Things should speed up a bit shortly!
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Old 10th Oct 2008, 21:52
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BYALPHAINDIA

Whilst I share your frustration at the lack of a heavy rail link to Leeds Bradford Airport do you have any idea who was supposed to stump up the many millions it would cost (Redoubling a few miles of track in Bucks a few years ago cost 50m - never mind building a new line with major engineering)?

I'm afraid the business case would be a complete non-starter no matter how "bleeding obvious common sense" it may seem to LBA fans.
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Old 14th Oct 2008, 08:32
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NOTAM now issued for runway repairs/resurfacing. Closures between 3 Nov 08and 31 Mar09, dates in blocks various with closure between 2300 and 0600. Anyone know if this is concrete patching or a complete resurface?
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Old 14th Oct 2008, 22:26
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Weather causes delays at LBA

Seems the weather caused a few delays this afternoon,was it low visability?.

Had some friends that were on Jet2 flight from ALC due in at 15 30,which was diverted to DSA.

They were advised they would have to wait for buses from LBA bringing pax for outbound flight,so decided to get a taxi back from DSA,were home for 18 00.Just checked LBIA website,coaches due at 21 45 from DSA,over 6 hours late,bet there were a few disgruntled pax!.
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Old 15th Oct 2008, 17:07
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Yes it was bad weather, the 757s can't do a CAT3 at LBA but all the 737s seemed to get in ok. Shame really, I cant blame Jet2 for using the busses in both directions. You can't blame people for taking a taxy but at least Jet2 do bring you home in this situation, I was abandoned at Cork by Ryanair when bad weather diverted the flight. The flight out was then cancelled and the best they could do was a flight from Shannon to Liverpool, not Stansted, my destination. I had to pay to get to Shannon and from Liverpool to Stansted. Needless to say I won't ever fly Ryanair again!
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Old 15th Oct 2008, 17:29
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The missus had a similar experience with Ryanair a couple of year ago.

I managed to talk her into flying with them again earlier this year, only for them to really leave us in the shit, the up-shot of which was that we had to pay or a taxi and then 2 train tickets, totalling 189.

Thanks Ryanair.
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Old 16th Oct 2008, 01:01
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The mind boggles it really does. Picture the scene. I get off the inbound aircraft into LBA today, as Im walking from the a/c to the bus Im on the phone when one of the ground staff barks at me to get off the phone. I got on to the bus and went to use the phone only for her to run (yes, run) over and demand that I get off the phone. I asked why? She said that was the rules and that my phone may interfere with the aircraft! So its ok to sit on the a/c and use your phone when the doors are open but its not ok to use your mobile when you are on the bus 30 feet away from the a/c????

I questioned this on the return flight this evening and the servisair personal said it was to do with health and safety!! I asked where in the health and safety regs did it say that and I was just pawned off.

Incidentally, NOWHERE does it say you are are not allowed to use a mobile phone on the ramp, on the stairs airside or anywhere like that!
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Old 16th Oct 2008, 08:27
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Isn't it something to do with the risk while they're fueling? Same reason you can't use your mobile at a petrol station?
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Old 16th Oct 2008, 08:49
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If the fact you cant use phone due to fueling can someone answer me this.


On 28th August we were on flight MAN to SSH, due to probs with rear door missed slot and had to refuel to take longer flight path in SSH, plane was full, during this refueling cabin crew were told that despite knowing they would be out of hours and need over night stay in Sharm they would still have to take the flight to SSH, the said cabin crew were all texting and making calls to arrange childminders, cancel dates etc, as were lots of passengers phoning telling people they were going to be 4hrs late into Sharm. If the crew were willing to use the phones themselves during this refueling where was health and saftey manager
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Old 16th Oct 2008, 19:18
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The fuel thing is complete bollocks. It's been debunked numerous times, notably by TV series Brainiac who refuelled a car whilst ringing about 100 phones inside it. A fire requires fuel, oxygen and a source of ignition; a phone is none of these.

The CAA claim to have evidence of instrument interference, but it was noted that the phone has to be practically glued to the panel in order to manifest anything, and that only miniscule deviations were noted. I've personally tried using my mobile in the air, and apart from the odd little pip in the headset it did nothing. No instruments malfunctioned, ILS was rock solid, complete non-event.
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Old 16th Oct 2008, 19:32
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i think u will find its propbalbly because pax dont take care of the envrionment they are in when on the phone!
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Old 21st Oct 2008, 12:14
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Do we reckon that Flybe and Ryanair's base discussions are ongoing or have they been kicked in to touch? Have the JET2 knicker wetters got their way and put them off?
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Old 21st Oct 2008, 12:18
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Can any one shed some light on this

easyJet flight Leeds to Geneva - cheap flights Leeds to Geneva
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Old 21st Oct 2008, 13:03
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Getting back to Hooded, I am told by a certain new AirOps guy that its patching the pot holes...a complete re-surface is not on the cards.

Wasn't the present airport MD in charge of the runway fiasco at BRS last year ?
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Old 21st Oct 2008, 19:09
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Hi

Looks like Jet2 are about to drop both there Valencia and Madrid routes for good. As both destinations have gone missing from there website.

No bookings are been taken for next summer while they have both been removed from the destinations route map.

So we can forget the mammoth expansion plans then as announced last week???
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Old 21st Oct 2008, 19:49
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Probably allowing for FR's Gerona services.

Valencia is not too far away.

FR will not do a MAD.
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Old 21st Oct 2008, 20:12
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Wasn't the present airport MD in charge of the runway fiasco at BRS last year ?
Tony Hallwood was at BRS during their runway problems, at LBA however he is the Commercial and Aviation Development Director. There is a separate Operations Director, however the current holder is to step down soon.

Re: the runway works; given that the work spans the period shown in the NOTAM

DUE WIP RWY 14/32 CLOSED, SUP S40/08 REFERS. NOV 03-DEC 19 2300-0600EXC NOV23, JAN 05-FEB 12 2300-0600, FEB 13-20 2359-0600, FEB 21-MAR 25 2300-0600, MAR 26-31 2200-0500

I reckon its going to be more than the usual patch and mend but maybe not a full resurface?
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