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Old 6th Aug 2015, 18:27
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It fits perfectly in between the BRU flights, which are down to 12 x weekly again
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Old 6th Aug 2015, 23:53
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I still think LCY could do a lot better from NCL, but they'd have to base a Dash here

A well timed 2/3 times daily LCY flight could probably operate happily alongside a daily midday STN flight, I doubt the STN flights currently serve many London bound passengers at all - especially not business travellers
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 03:02
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EWR-NCL and NCL-EWR cancelled again today....
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 04:52
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Good grief, they are worse than TCX's infamous 757 and that is saying something.
It gives the impression that NCL is not high up on their priorities
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 05:09
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Im sorry but this service is turning into a joke !

Not sure i would fancy crossing the atlantic on one of these sheds.
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 06:38
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How many cancellations is that now, 5 or 6? Similar to what EDI has had to be fair. Pax will most likely be rerouted via AMS, LHR or CDG, or booked onto tomorrows flight (if it operates).
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 09:37
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A well timed 2/3 times daily LCY flight could probably operate happily alongside a daily midday STN flight
There's a practical limitation here. To be useful for business there needs to be a thrice (min. twice) daily service in peak time slots out of LCY. When last tried it was T3 on a J41 which became (more) loss making when the introductory discount offers lapsed and GIP upped the charging regime to put small props at a disadvantage. This pushed the throughput up as BA CityFlyer introduced the Embraers and the volume of F50s and ATRs dropped as a result.

Now flybe are on board, it might be worth re-visiting as if they can't do it, no-one can IMHO.
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 14:40
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Today's canceled UAL was only showing a total of six seats booked, was that the cause or aircraft maintenance as shown on flight stats? I think the run up to Christmas should show more bookings, if not I can see the service being withdrawn.
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 14:55
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It only operates until 7th September so unless there are some really early Xmas shoppers it won't make much difference

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Old 7th Aug 2015, 15:07
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Where do you see seats sold?
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 15:52
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Where did you get 6 seats from ??

On the 4th August the seat plans showed 101/169 seats sold so that's 60%!
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Old 7th Aug 2015, 17:14
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Originally Posted by oldart View Post
Today's canceled UAL was only showing a total of six seats booked, was that the cause or aircraft maintenance as shown on flight stats? I think the run up to Christmas should show more bookings, if not I can see the service being withdrawn.
What you were seeing was a live seatplan for a service that had been cancelled , The United site will still show the seat plan for some time after the cancellation , Due to people moving onto other flights their seat on the cancelled flight becomes available again as they are now on a different flight. The 6 you seen as 'Sold' would of been 6 people yet to change onto another service .

RE: Skiathos

What restrictions does Skiathos place on A321s in wet conditions ? Todays TCX flight along with a STN flight diverted to Kavala then onto Thessaloniki before positioning back to NCL empty and leaving returning PAX down in JSI even though some 757s were heading in still
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Old 8th Aug 2015, 09:36
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Thanks for the update LIAMNCL, I thought it was a bit strange, UAL seem to have had a few aircraft with faults this week.
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Old 8th Aug 2015, 11:45
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Thanks for the update LIAMNCL, I thought it was a bit strange, UAL seem to have had a few aircraft with faults this week.
Yeah once the flights cancelled it will always show as a empty seat plan for that flight no matter what destination
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Old 8th Aug 2015, 12:21
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Great regional airport

Don't get on here much but thought I would have my say...

Having recently flown from Liverpool and Leeds airports I have to say how proud I am of Newcastle. Nice modern, spacious terminal building with direct rail link, good selection of shops and places to eat. Love the new glitzy tiles in the duty free!

Good selection of routes too maybe lacking Munich and Milan 3 times weekly. Perfect year round opportunities for easyJet or Jet2. Just hope all the doom mongers on here are wrong and United are here to stay with sensible economy fare structure, say 450-500 return.

I found both Liverpool and Leeds to be grotty, far too small and out to rip you off with charges for trolleys (Leeds), crazy high parking charges,(Liverpool) and cold, dirty, bus shelter type walkways to aircraft as opposed to Newcastle's impressive pier and Aspire Lounge. Well done to the team at Newcastle. Even my mate from Yorkshire commented how friendly the security team were with his kids. Just shows how one person can create a lasting impression on an airport that employs hundreds.

Oh and last wish would be for either Easy or Jet2 to give us an evening rotation to Malaga rather than flying minutes apart. That would create a bigger market. Can't understand why EZY dropped the Sunday rotation either on such a busy route, especially busy for break/golf/stag/hen weekend trips.

Keep up the great work!
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Old 8th Aug 2015, 12:36
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not the black and 'crystal' glitzy tiles that were in every other airport duty free 10 years ago?
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Old 8th Aug 2015, 19:04
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Credit

flown through a number of airports. In recent months...I have agree. Newcastle in the top 3 !,

Excellent check in,superb air side facilities....however duty free tooooo close. To security???? No time to draw breath!

Staff brilliant and helpful...try. Lima,Rio,Saigon etc!!

Yes more local European flights needed...Munich,Frankfurt,Poland etc..

On the whole a great small region
NE airport...!
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 01:45
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Flight aware is showing UA160/159 canx again!
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 03:00
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The new terminal is looking great but it was a good airport even without the refresh. You only have to look at LBA or LTN to realise just how good it is.

Well UA is showing cancelled on the departure board. The service is not reliable enough for me to consider it wether it comes back next year or not. I'll stick with AFKLM.
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Old 9th Aug 2015, 05:47
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This is every other day now i doubt they will complete a week from now until service end
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