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Old 7th May 2011, 15:55
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Still a Saturday call, 10.20 depart Darlington, arriving 10.28 at Tees-Side Airport.
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Old 7th May 2011, 16:44
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The Northern Rail pdf timetable shows an 0955 and 1030 from Darlington on a Saturday, neither of which call at Tees-side Airport
http://www.northernrail.org/pdfs/tim...Timetable3.pdf
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Old 7th May 2011, 22:11
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Thats from 22nd May, but for now a Saturday service still exists. Tried it in the booking engine?
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Old 9th May 2011, 08:59
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If there is no transport from the station to the terminal, does it matter if the trains stop or not? I certainly would not like to walk that distance in good weather, let alone if it was raining.
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Old 9th May 2011, 11:14
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I cannot belive you are talking up a three times a week train 'service'
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Old 12th May 2011, 16:15
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Thompson Palma flight delay

I see our Palma flight is a W rotation from Edinburgh utilising the based leased Astraeus 757 aircraft. I noticed last weeks flight was operated by their standby aircraft which has since moved on to cover a breakdown with the Newcastle aircraft.

Todays flight is running late due to some reason so are we in for a summer of breakdowns, long delays and subcharters?
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Old 13th May 2011, 13:47
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The end is nigh?

Yes I know ive usedf this title before,but just maybe the slippery slope just received an additional spray of the de icing fluid used at the airport last year which closed it down.

as widely reported it will be announced soon that Peel are selling up.

They see the future(and profits) in big bulk ports hence a bid for Forth.
So where does that leave us...shall we have a wip round on the thrice weekly train service?

Ideas anyone?
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Old 13th May 2011, 14:38
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highwideandugly, presume you got that report from the DTVA site, if you notice the date it was March so old news.
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Old 13th May 2011, 15:30
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Yes the report that appeared on the DTV Movements website is over a year old and has now been removed.
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Old 15th May 2011, 07:14
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Revised title

OK sorry guys should have read the full article..i apologise for the scaremongering!!.

should have read...DTV on life support !


summer schedules seem to be less than last year..anyone confirm? seen only a couple of extra turks and one Tom flight..what happenened to the jersey this year? not much difference in movements between winter and summer...this was always the traditionaal time to boost figures and revenue?
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Old 15th May 2011, 08:31
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The jersey flight is due to start on 28-May-11 and finish 17-Sep-11. every saturday.
Atlantic holidays is hiring a A320 from Monarch to do one flight on the 25th July 2011 to Madeira.
Then you have thomson, Newmarket Holidays, Holidays4u offering holidays. DTVAirport will know more than me about the flights. but theres a few from Durham Tees Valley Airport Website
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Old 16th May 2011, 10:02
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Are the passenger figures on the SOU route on the increase? Notice there was a Dash 8 on the service today, or are Eastern just short of A/C.
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Old 16th May 2011, 23:36
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Someone is going to do an MBA dissertation in how to run a small airport into a swamp. They would do well to look at how MME has been managed.

All of the advantages of having an airport close to Teesside have been overwhelmed. It is the most cynical and disagreeable measure to put up machines to pay for pax to exit the airport.

Public transport is now at the point where access to MME is now almost irrelevant. The trains pass that station regularly but negotiations dont appear to have been made to have them stop. This is for Peel - why didnt you negotiate?

MME also has the most obnoxious security and immigration staff. Due diligence is expected. Unfortunately the airport now has a reputation for it being staffed by overauthoritarian staff which makes it so unpleasant that it is preferable to travel to Manchester or London.
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Old 17th May 2011, 08:23
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Yawn! NEXT!!
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Old 17th May 2011, 09:41
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The staff probably have too much time on their hands as it sounds like MME is a ghost town. When a flight arrives they have more time to " process " arrivals and annoy them, although good manners cost nothing !!
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Old 17th May 2011, 18:44
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Cool The staff probably have too much time on their hands

I recently collected some pre ordered/online currency from travelex at MME, the terminal was deserted, I called at the cashier window and waited for approx 10 mins, no sign off life, I had to ask at the information desk for the cashier to be paged,(at least I was first in the line) the cashier appeared 5 minutes later and she seemed very suprised to have a customer I was only collecting cash as there didn't seem to be any chance of catching a plane - it must be long days there, maybe staff don't see enough people and they have lost the skills of normal human interaction
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Old 18th May 2011, 00:26
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You have missed the point entirely Mercury. You have to pay to enter the airport and not to exit.
Since when has any British Service Industry listed pleasantness or human interaction in it's job description? That's for Americans and not us. At least with our surly staff we know where we stand. No smiling to your face and pins stuck in dolls when we have left.
At the end of the day customers spoil a good job.
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Old 18th May 2011, 01:10
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diggablue - you say you had to ask at the information desk? I thought this was axed not so long ago as part of the cost cutting?
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Old 18th May 2011, 10:29
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If you check diggablue joined in 2006 and this is a first post perhaps the info desk was open in 2006.

On the subject of the info desk I heard the other day that Doncaster also pays Liverpool for information services a tidy 90.000!
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Old 18th May 2011, 19:14
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The help came from a person who was working in the area where the information desk used to be located, just near the klm check in, she may have been an employee of any company, the point was ! she was the only one around

I have used the airport since the early 70's and in the main transferred via LHR , I currently make about 10 return flights a year but sadly not from MME anymore as the service does not exist for me, I use MAN and NCL, I would prefer to use MME as its on my doorstep, however I can't see much change in the near future and this seems to be reinforced by the comments on this thread, and the reasons/issues seem to be understood and well documented by all contributors, its sad to see the demise of a local service
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