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Old 13th Feb 2013, 20:04
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Its not about people who prefer to use MAN, the fact that MAN has so much departures then LBA and often at competitive prices, people can not afford to spend a lot of money on flights from there local airport and usually choose the cheapest, in my case this year I am flying from LPL, MAN & LBA and LBA is the closest, I much rather use LBA however there wasn't convenient flights at the times and dates I wanted, so its not about which is easiest.
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Old 13th Feb 2013, 20:50
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I'm so bored this evening that I'm watching the webcam at LBA, and have for a couple of Wednesday and Saturdays to watch the PIA flight. I've noticed it has actually landed early on a couple of occasions like today, it landed at 1602 and it's still at the gate. LBA departures showed it still checking in at the time it was supposed to take off and the gate closed about an hour ago and it still hasn't pushed back. Why does it take so long to get this a/c turned around and depart late. I can't think when I've seen it depart on time. When would the crew go out of hours on this flight too?
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Old 13th Feb 2013, 22:07
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Absolutely pure speculation, but has it been allocated a slot later than its advertised departure time, and this is to allow for glitches, latecomers etc?
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Old 13th Feb 2013, 22:13
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Due to the heavy snow fall earlier this evening you wouldn't believe it but the Crew bus got stuck in traffic on the M62 motorway whilst travelling from there Manchester hotel. Also the catering truck rolled up at LBA about 3 hours late.

Now just to make matters worse whilst AP-BEG was back tracking runway 14 for departure about an hour ago it went tech and has returned back to stand. So she will be definitely be breaking the noise curfew this evening. Thatís if LBA allow it to depart.

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Old 13th Feb 2013, 22:24
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PIA

Why do the crew stay in a hotel in Manchester?.Do PIA operate the A310 into there?.Or are the crew trained on 777 and A310 also?.

And where are the inflight meals prepared for these flights?

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Old 13th Feb 2013, 22:41
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Thanks for the info. Can just see it's pushing back now. Second time lucky for this flight tonight
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Old 14th Feb 2013, 15:49
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Flybe are to add a 4th daily Dash 8 service to Belfast City from Leeds for the summer 2013 schedule.

Initially the extra flight will only operate on Monday and Fridays commencing from April 5th, But from May 10th the extra flight will also operate on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays

BEE735 = BHD 11:20 LBA 12:25
BEE736 = LBA 12:50 BHD 13:55

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Old 17th Feb 2013, 11:46
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Oh dear not good news as it looks like bmi regional maybe axing the 2x daily Leeds/Bradford to Brussels service as flights are no longer bookable after March 29th.

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Old 17th Feb 2013, 12:06
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Just checked the booking site. The flights ARE still available, so not sure where you got your info from!
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Old 17th Feb 2013, 12:17
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Yeah it looks like I may have jumped the gun as just rechecked and itís still on sale like you say "Hotel Uniform Yankee"

Saying that I have heard recently that the loads have dropped off quite a bit since they went independent and lost the Brussels Airline codeshare. So in the long run it wouldn't surprise if they do eventually drop the route. Thatís unless they can get the codeshare back and offer interlining once again
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 17:18
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Quote: "I travel from SK4, 2 miles from MAN, to either DSA or LBA atleast twice a week."

Forgive an ignorant southerner: what is "SK4", and where is it in relation to Ringway (apart from 2 mi.)?
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 17:31
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Quote: "I travel from SK4, 2 miles from MAN, to either DSA or LBA atleast twice a week."

Forgive an ignorant southerner: what is "SK4", and where is it in relation to Ringway (apart from 2 mi.)?

I would imagine it is the first part of a postcode. SK = Stockport. As LS = Leeds BD = Bradford etc. So SK4 will be Stockport 4 area.
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 18:24
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SK4 - try google

Postcode SK4, greater manchester, StreetFinder
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 21:38
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Quote: "Quote: "I travel from SK4, 2 miles from MAN, to either DSA or LBA atleast twice a week."

Forgive an ignorant southerner: what is "SK4", and where is it in relation to Ringway (apart from 2 mi.)?

I would imagine it is the first part of a postcode. SK = Stockport. As LS = Leeds BD = Bradford etc. So SK4 will be Stockport 4 area.
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How ridiculous, if travelling from Stockport why not say "Stockport" instead of some combination of letters and numbers, at least then there is some geographical relevance to the point being made.

BTW even this ignorant southerner knows that Stockport is more than 2mi. from Ringway!
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Old 18th Feb 2013, 22:23
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A good 4 to 5 miles

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Old 18th Feb 2013, 22:29
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SK4

Great reply Frank regarding 'SK4'.
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Old 19th Feb 2013, 07:37
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This really is thread drift and nothing to do with Leeds, however to be correct some parts of Stockport MBC and the Post Coded areas are extremley close to Manchester Airport (Heald Green for example).

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Old 19th Feb 2013, 08:07
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BA scrubbed 1st LHR service this am due fog, bloody frustrating if you have connections. Some MAN flights got away so not sure on what basis they cancel service.
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Old 19th Feb 2013, 08:15
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I would imagine purely on the grounds of visibility! Based purely on their relative altitudes you can't compare LBA and MAN climate wise!
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Old 19th Feb 2013, 09:07
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l think you'll find the reason behind the BA1340/1341 been cancelled was not LBA's fault. Last night all LHR airlines were requested to deliver a 20% cut in schedule for this moring due to extremely low visibility been forecasted.
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