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Old 10th Apr 2015, 07:13
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Aer Ryan - sorry but Gatwick will not get a second runway or Heathrow a third, they will not be given the go-ahead especially in the present political climate. If the SNP hold the balance of power - more than likely - or even the Lib Dems -after the general election I do not think building a third runway in the south east of England will be one of their main priorities. I was around when Gatwick opened in the 1950s and some 60 years later it is still not operating to full capacity.
Plus I also believe ´´Boris Island´´ is a non-starter.
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Old 10th Apr 2015, 11:24
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New runways

I guess it all depends who sits in number 10 and with who's support.

Its worth remembering that Labour planned to go ahead with a new LHR runway had they been re-elected in 2010 given that its likely they (Labour) would require SNP support to Govern I can't see that the SNP would block a new runway at either LGW/LHR or both.

It would be more difficult for a Tory/Liberal alliance for sure.
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Old 10th Apr 2015, 23:22
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I can see it happening when easyJet take over almost all of the South Terminal.
I'm pretty sure it is the North terminal they are moving to and I can't see all of the U2 management with their Hertfordfordshire homes moving to LGW. They're not going to commute accross London every day.
Isn't U2 at LGW too much airline for one just terminal, like BA at LHR-3 and LHR-5?

Gatwick want secure a large airline for when the third runway at Heathrow goes ahead (Decision made but won't be publicised until some time after the elections).
Very optimistic! Agree that it makes sense, but are you sure about this?

Gatwick will offer cheaper land for the HQ to be built on, as well as airport fee reductions. In return, Easy Jet will keep Gatwick as their main hub for years to come and will not operate and "major" operations from Heathrow.
The whole idea of easyJet supporting Heathrow's expansion is to protect it's slots and market share at Gatwick. If a third runway is built at Gatwick then easyJet are the biggest losers with increased competition and the value of their slots diminish. If Heathrow is the winner then easyJet protects its position as number 1 in Gatwick and gets to cherry pick routes at Heathrow probably with flights in from other bases.
In the event of a third LHR rwy, no routine delays and oodles of capacity, think that U2 would find the lure of free slots there too much to resist, especially as (1) there’s loads of money to be made at LHR (without the overheads of slot costs) with its wealthy catchment area to the west of London; (2) it’s chasing business pax of which plenty use LHR; and (3) FR has stated that it will never operate from LHR (and FRA), so a major rival is out of the way.

All speculation of course.
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Old 11th Apr 2015, 08:21
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Easyjer moves lock stock to North Terminal from October 2016.
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Old 11th Apr 2015, 14:24
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Might be the case that they eventually consolidate their 4 London bases to just 2 with Luton being their northern base.

They don't seem to be showing much interest in Stansted with gradual cut backs these days and Southend seems to be causing them operational difficulties on a to regular bases cause by either fog, a short runway meaning extra fuel stops or Southend not being open for easyjet operations 24/7 so late arrivals often get diverted.

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Old 11th Apr 2015, 15:50
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It's easy to overstate the SEN 'problems' as the CAA stats show that in 2014 there were 12 inbound ATMs diverted from SEN, not all of which would be easyJet flights. Not really "operational difficulties on a too regular basis ...." I would suggest.

Equally, late arrivals do not "often get diverted" because nowadays Cat 6 fire cover is available H24 on 30 minutes notice and, as you know, SEN is promulgated H24 in all other respects.

SEN does have its limitations but they need to be kept in proportion I feel.
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Old 16th Apr 2015, 20:25
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easy got any widebody plans?
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Old 16th Apr 2015, 20:44
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Old 16th Apr 2015, 21:19
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Not that I'm aware of. I fully expect A321's at some point in the future but not wide bodies.
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Old 22nd Apr 2015, 18:46
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Does anyone know if easyJet are staying with Menzies at LGW for the full renewal term or dumping them?
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Old 23rd Apr 2015, 22:53
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No doubt there will be an escape clause, but who could take them on? Airline services?
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Old 24th Apr 2015, 08:00
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The ones they need to dump are those clowns they use in the Canaries with the anything but name of `Clever`............that they aint
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Old 24th Apr 2015, 09:05
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Handling in Canaries

Although Clever are at Lanzarote (ACE) ,Easyjet use someone else. Swissport/Menzies?
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Old 24th Apr 2015, 12:16
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They use this mob in FUE..last month they sent the pax down the bridge,as far as the cord across, but no one with them..Cabin crew had to come up the bridge to see where we were, then had to get the despatcher to come and release the pax for boarding..that was after the 1 hour wait to get through a bag drop ...didn`t get a tug organised resulting in the flight crew having to get one organised via Luton Ops..result...slot missed..long wait

They make the others look professional
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Old 24th Apr 2015, 12:22
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I'm afraid that when it comes to Ground handling, Easyjet get what they pay for - i.e very little. So don't expect a Rolls-Royce service until EZY are prepared to pay the going rate for Ground handling.
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Old 24th Apr 2015, 15:46
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This effort wasn`t even worthy of the monkeys, no matter how few the peanuts!!
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Old 12th May 2015, 10:47
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According to the half year results, 186 seat 320's will be introduced from May 2016 with existing fleet retrofitted.
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Old 12th May 2015, 12:14
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Ouch! What sort of seat pitch will that give?
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Old 12th May 2015, 12:24
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15 of the seats will be 28", the rest 29" or 30". Seat width is 18" with the new slimline seats so personal space will still be good and will exceed the competition in many instances and every aisle seat has a movable armrest so space should actually be ok.
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Old 12th May 2015, 12:29
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Sorry, but I don't regard 28 or 29" seat pitch as good personal space, especially on the longer sectors. For those of us 6ft or over, even 31" can be tight.
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