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Old 21st Jun 2012, 11:58
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The really anoying thing is that the local authorities sold the airport to Bridgepoint who seem to be doing a good job with attracting services. The authorities seem to have pocketed the money and are not spending it on improving links to the Airport which is expanding well now.Something has to be done to improve the situation and the local authorities need to realise this sooner rather than later!
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Old 21st Jun 2012, 14:43
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Whilst agreeing regarding public transport, I also think personally that the road access leaves something to be desired.
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Old 21st Jun 2012, 16:11
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Did LS432 from BUD call at DSA today as it was showing on their arrivals board and arrived 95 mins late?
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Old 21st Jun 2012, 17:05
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Yes the jet2 service LS432 from Budapest called in to Doncaster for a splash and dash along with Eastern Airways service T34504 from Aberdeen. Ryanair flight FR2327 from Palma diverted to Liverpool for a splash and dash. The reason been due to long holding times as a storm passed over the airfield which also brought with it low cloud and the airfield into LVP's for about an hour or so.

Meanwhile the Jet2, LS252 service from Faro diverted to Manchester due to a medical emergency at the same time.

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Old 21st Jun 2012, 23:11
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All these Diversions to Doncaster and still no new routes . Seems Leeds has suffered a lot with weather related diversions in the past few months . The one Look north covered last year with the Thomas cook touch n bounce n then flew off to MAN !
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Old 21st Jun 2012, 23:29
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Another Press conference is been held next Wednesday, june 27th.

This is expected to be the official announcement of the new 3x daily London-Heathrow service by British Airways.

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Old 21st Jun 2012, 23:39
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Quote: "BA LHR 3 daily Airbus operation definitely happening.

Kind regards

Mike"

This is very good, but do you know when, Mike? Or do we have to wait for the press conference.

It's not (yet?) bookable on BA.COM for November.

Proves to me that the route was not closed by BD because it was unviable, but because LH wanted to steal the slots. Suggest it was the same when BD stopped INV, JER and MME in 2009, and maybe GLA in 2011.

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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 07:32
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Could be MON/ZB of course. The 'few weeks' that were hinted at must be pretty much up.
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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 19:28
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Backs up the information I heard today that Thomson will pull out of DSA and introduce more services from LBA.
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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 20:30
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Backs up the information I heard today that Thomson will pull out of DSA and introduce more services from LBA.
Well, you do have a track record of being correct, so I expect you're right on this one as well....
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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 20:47
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Flew in to Leeds today, nasty landing, worst I have ever experienced since flying from Leeds! Loving the new departure area although not finished, loads more space and seating, but didnt get chance to look around the shops due to waiting in the security queue for over an hour going out! Need better facilities to get through security faster.
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Old 22nd Jun 2012, 20:51
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I've never been wrong. I said Thomson would cut their services for this year which they did. A pull out or severe reduction at DSA is inevitable.
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Old 26th Jun 2012, 20:40
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I guess the press conference has been picked for tomorrow as the Torch has been dominating the local news up until today.

If it is the BA announcement, it will be interesting to see how much prominence Look North give it. They made quite a big story of the bmi withdrawal of the LHR route when it happened.
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 07:55
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Was mentioned on Look North this morning.
I wasn't paying attention,missed the start of the news item,but I think they are expecting the announcement from BA today.Guess we'll have to wait and see what happens.
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 09:12
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From the LBIA website:

British Airways is to start four-times-a-day flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Heathrow.
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Flights will start on December 9, 2012.

No times shown but 4 a day is promising!
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 11:58
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Good to see BA back at LBA although as a passenger using BMI on that route you did get used to landing back at a number of alternatives due to bad weather in winter !.
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 12:44
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times now on Amadeus:
BA1341 X7 LBA LHR 1 0925 1025 0 31DEC12 23MAR13 319 1:00
BA1341 7 LBA LHR 1 0935 1035 0 09DEC12 24MAR13 319 1:00
BA1347 X6 LBA LHR 1 1515 1615 0 31DEC12 31MAR13 319 1:00
BA1343 D LBA LHR 1 1605 1705 0 31DEC12 25OCT13 319 1:00
BA1345 6 LBA LHR 1 1840 1940 0 15DEC12 30MAR13 319 1:00
BA1345 123 LBA LHR 1 2050 2150 0 31DEC12 27MAR13 319 1:00
BA1345 7 LBA LHR 1 2100 2200 0 09DEC12 31MAR13 319 1:00
BA1345 45 LBA LHR 1 2140 2240 0 13DEC12 29MAR13 319 1:00

BA1340 D LHR 1 LBA 0700 0800 0 26DEC12 25OCT13 319 1:00
BA1346 X6 LHR 1 LBA 1120 1220 0 31DEC12 31MAR13 319 1:00
BA1342 6 LHR 1 LBA 1330 1430 0 15DEC12 30MAR13 319 1:00
BA1342 X6 LHR 1 LBA 1350 1450 0 31DEC12 31MAR13 319 1:00
BA1344 6 LHR 1 LBA 1650 1750 0 15DEC12 30MAR13 319 1:00
BA1344 12 LHR 1 LBA 1850 1950 0 31DEC12 26MAR13 319 1:00
BA1344 3 LHR 1 LBA 1910 2010 0 12DEC12 20MAR13 319 1:00
BA1344 7 LHR 1 LBA 1925 2025 0 09DEC12 24MAR13 319 1:00
BA1344 45 LHR 1 LBA 2000 2100 0 13DEC12 29MAR13 319 1:00
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 13:01
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No night stopper in LBA???
Understandable from a cost point of view but first landing into LHR at 10:25 may undermine the route from the business day return perspective. Perhaps thats not the market they are looking for - the press release majors on connectivity after all.
Here's hoping it's a success
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 14:44
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Its now up to the folks around LBA to support these new routes to ensure they stay.
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 15:42
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Nightstopping isn't really expensive. However, it doesn't happen willy Nilly and I think we all now realise that domestic LHR isn't, and really shouldn't be, aimed at the point to point market, especially day returns.
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