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Old 7th Feb 2011, 18:14
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Ah dwlpl, may not be named in the post, but Carolyn McCall has made no secret that MAN is the main point of expansion for the north west, so much so she had to send out press releases telling LPL punters not to worry:

Easyjet CEO Carolyn McCall pledges further growth for Liverpool JLA - Liverpool News - News - Liverpool Daily Post

Particularly:

Delivering her first annual results, the former Guardian Media Group chief executive outlined her plans for the future after having carried out a review of the business.
That includes further expansion at its Manchester operation
Or, for the financial results of 2010 from easyjet themselves:

easyJet plc - Financial review

Capacity was reduced across the UK regions by 6.3% with only Manchester showing any significant growth
Anyway, its beside the point, LPL was not mentioned in any post, so put your paranoia back in your box for another day.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 18:36
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easyjet Manchester v Liverpool expansion

The fact that we may be paranoid does not mean that Manchester Airport are not out to get us (i.e. any routes, operators including easyjet etc) that we have whether they also have them or not.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 18:49
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The fact that we may be paranoid does not mean that Manchester Airport are not out to get us (i.e. any routes, operators including easyjet etc) that we have whether they also have them or not.
Yep, they are out to get 'you'. At the end of the day, MAG/VAS are in direct competition, so, if there is a route MAN wants, that is at LPL (lets take MAD), MAN arnt going to sit back and say 'arrr, let the lil guys have that one, its only fair'...

Same with LPL, if they want a route, they wont sit back and say 'this is one for MAN', they will do what they can to get it.

Anyway, this is an easyjet thread, so lets leave the LPL v MAN thing alone shall we?
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 23:05
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Oh i've opened a can of worms here. Perhaps I wasn't clear but whilst other airports see increases in aircraft, the focused growth in the UK is MAN and the fortress that is LGW. Some bases will also be receiving an increase in aircraft that happens every Summer which isn't true expansion in my book. Most bases recruit new crew in the spring regardless of expansion and this is usually to cover natural attrition.

I am very shocked to see the paranoia from our friends at the end of the M62. Such paranoia could have been forgiven 2 or 3 years ago but I think it's clear, and those of you truly in the know will agree, that LPL isn't going anywhere. Atleast for the foreseeable future and probably for the duration. The networks out of each airport tends to compliment each other with MLA, AMS, ALC, AGP, PMI, GVA all big enough markets to serve both airports or it's a strategic decision. Indeed, the fact that strategic decisions to protect LPL have been made (i.e the launch of LPL-MLA) is good basis to feel reassured. As is the lack of uncertainty felt by staff which is always a good indication.

In time MAN will, IMO, become the larger base but LPL will play it's part....doing what it does well.
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 08:34
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I am very shocked to see the paranoia from our friends at the end of the M62. Such paranoia could have been forgiven 2 or 3 years ago but I think it's clear, and those of you truly in the know will agree, that LPL isn't going anywhere
And this was also my point, nobody has suggested easyjet isnt going anywhere at LPL, so why the paranoia.

In time MAN will, IMO, become the larger base but LPL will play it's part
I agree. LPL has been open since 1997 (27/10/97 to be exact), and has 10 based aircraft with 32 routes, whilst MAN has been open a mear 2 and a half years, now up to 23 routes and still growing, so, its theres no arguement as to which base is growing faster....
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Old 25th Feb 2011, 18:43
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I see from the news section of the EZY site that EZY are to swap one of the GLA based A319s for an A320 - It's not clear from the press release when this is to happen. Does anyone know when the A320 arrives?
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 11:11
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Easyjet Tailstrike

Heard though a handling agent recently of a tailstrike with an Easyjet airbus and a very new newbie early on in line training.

Does anyone know anything about it? I've tried searching, but found nothing on here.
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 13:11
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Yes the tailstrike is true.
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 14:03
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I think the LPL/MAN thing is a bit over stated. Both airports have a common catchment, but the market is big enough to support both. I live in Leeds and it is pretty common to hear people going to LBA/LPL/MAN (mostly LPL!) in search of flights.

LPL will still clearly do well, especially with sun/ski routes and some of the more popular city break destinations du jour.
MAN will probably have a focus on longer routes to more unusual places and possibly more business oriented service/routes too.
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 14:23
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would EZY add any more routes from LBA? since the DSA failed?
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 14:37
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EZY/LBA

EZY More routes ex: LBA?
I would have thought so, especially as EasyJet presence on the east of the Pennines is fairly thin, Newcastle seems to be declining, DSA has gone, also EMA, no HUY or MME so for a large part of the population north of Birmingham and on the east there is only MAN or LPL if you have a preference for EasyJet. So given the success of Jet2 at LBA and the fact that FR seem happy at Leeds I would have thought that LBA would be in line for at least a modest operation for EasyJet in the future. The only problem is LBA is bursting at the seams and needs its new enlarged terminal as soon as possible.
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 17:45
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What's up with the EasyJet website today? Been trying to book flights since 4PM and after selecting my flights and adding luggage, I press continue and nothing is happening, it just seems to be constantley loading, the screen turns grey but you can still see your booking in the background, or is it just my net connection?
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 17:57
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I would disagree about Easy at LBA because Jet2 and Ryanair are there and because there is little ramp space left I cant see it for a while. I dont think Doncaster failing is relevant as I am not convinced it was ever meant to work. But am happy to be proved wrong.
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 19:47
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I dont think Doncaster failing is relevant as I am not convinced it was ever meant to work.
I agree - anyone remotely connected to the airline industry would know that a daily 2pm standalone Amsterdam flight wouldn't work, so it's almost as if easyJet wanted the operation to fail. All the other routes were working well though (PAX wise). DSA was an oddity because it was straight after they pulled out of EMA, saying they wanted to concentrate on larger bases. They then added DSA. Coincidently, DSA is still in the easyJet booking system, after originally being removed...
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 22:56
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I agree - anyone remotely connected to the airline industry would know that a daily 2pm standalone Amsterdam flight wouldn't work, so it's almost as if easyJet wanted the operation to fail.
I beg to differ. The nature of the operation required a positioning flight with a crew change, so a short sector made perfect sense to do this. What reason was there for EZY to purposefully fail?
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Old 7th Mar 2011, 00:20
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I believe they have a deal with Peel Airports stating they couldn't expand at MAN unless they expanded at LPL, or something like that. They wanted to expand at MAN but there was no room for expansion at LPL so they offered Peel a one-aircraft base at DSA instead which Peel agreed to.

So in a way, no they weren't interested in DSA, just MAN.
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Old 7th Mar 2011, 00:40
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DTV, i thought that theory had been rubbished some time ago?

How about that they had just pulled EMA and Peel convinced them to try out a few routes from DSA without the added cost of basing aircraft and crew? Also add into this Peel trying to clinch the deal with VAS. All theories that have been mentioned on here and elsewhere. I think its a bit naive to think Easyjet wanted the venture to fail.
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Old 7th Mar 2011, 03:21
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They didn't want it to fail but it was fairly obvious early on that it wasn't going to last. As for LBA, maybe the odd route from an existing base or possibly a sun none base but don't try to rationalise yourself into believing there will be a base. Future bases are likely to be on the Continent as has been the case in recent years.
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Old 9th Mar 2011, 06:56
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Question

Hello! There was a question like I do before, but I could not find how it is all ended. So I am flying from Helsinki to London and then to France by Easyjet. I have shengen visa, but I don`t want to buy transit UK visa. I will stay in London Gatwick only 8 hours. By UK law I can have transit without visa(TWOV). Transit - visa application guide. But Easyjet can just not let me on board in Helsinki. Does anyone have any information concerning this topic?
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Old 9th Mar 2011, 07:41
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Let me just mention that easyJet flies also directly from Helsinki to Paris CDG.
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