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Old 6th Nov 2014, 06:56
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Have to agree with LAX....BA staff travel package is not all that any more.
Not much difference in regular fares. The added agro of not getting seats until flight close then rushing like a lunatic to try and get to the get on time. All in all a very unpleasant experience....

Secondly this topic should not be discussed on the Manchester forum but somewhere else.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 07:42
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Let me guess.

Skipness is still trying to pick a fight despite the fact he is on ignore.

WTF is up with that guy?
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 08:34
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As well as OPO, easyjet now showing Pisa and Marseille from MAN for S15.

Both 2 x weekly Wed. and Sat and with MAN based a/c by the looks of it.
Porto is different days, but will the 3 routes require an extra based a/c I wonder.
The 2 Wed. flights depart before 08.00.

Edit: From a quick check, I could only find 6 other departures in the first wave on a Wed. which suggests they might have rejigged schedules
and can accommodate the new routes with the current 8 based a/c. However, I've not looked at later departures during the week to see if the 8 are fully utilised. Of course, if there are any more new routes?!

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Old 6th Nov 2014, 08:39
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BA staff travel is excellent......................................if you live within commuting distance of LHR or LGW.
If you're up north it's a PITA! Getting to LHR is ok but if you don't get on from there you're in to an expensive night stop straight away. LGW is even worse as there are no direct flights and getting a LHR flight and then the bus to LGW will not get you there for the morning flights so a nightstop is mandatory.

Anyway, back to the thread.

When are BIMAN coming back?
What's happened to Hainan?
Will Vuelling ever start a regular service.
When will AA introduce the 787 on the JFK/ORD-MAN route?
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 12:30
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Been looking at the EZY timetable.

There are no flights showing yet for RAK JTR & JMK. Have they been dropped.
All these flights were on Wednesday and Saturday so could be new routes replacing dropped ones.

Also SKG again the Wednesday flight only runs to 10 June.

That said it does look at present that 9 based may be required
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 12:40
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Viscount 702, I checked the web site just now for dates in July'15 and the 3 Wed/Sat. routes you mention are still showing as bookable and the other is there for Mon/Fri.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 13:09
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Viscount 702, I checked the web site just now for dates in July'15 and the 3 Wed/Sat. routes you mention are still showing as bookable and the other is there for Mon/Fri.
Unfortunate timing by the looks of it.

When I was checking PSA and MRS were not loaded as to timings and the three destinations were showing no flights. They are as you say all now showing. I note the JTR only runs from 17 June and this replaces SKG on Wednesday which goes from 3 to 2 per week.

What is clear now is that most days 9 based frames are needed. That suggests bearing in mind the gaps that more flights could be coming.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 13:58
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Further to my earlier post there seems to be room for 5 more flights. One per day except Thursday and Sunday.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 16:21
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Staff informed 9th easyJet to be based from June 15th 2015. No type specified as yet.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 20:51
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Surprised this hasn't had more discussion as "other" airports in the UK are apparently in the frame !

Catalan government confirms Emirates' interest in Barcelona hub - ch-aviation.com

I'm still staggered that there is massive hype about HS2 etc see below

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....scheme-8065063

....when we have a potential asset such as Manchester Airport in situ already that fails to hit any markers in terms of national influence or indeed local if one considers the chamber members for Blackburn !

Will the Airports management EVER start translating its success in terms of new routes onto a national agenda ?

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Old 8th Nov 2014, 21:39
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Just checking. ...i thought the thread had succumbed to digitalis.
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Old 9th Nov 2014, 10:56
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New easyJet routes:
16JUN MAN-OPO 3 weekly
17JUN MAN-MRS 2 weekly
17JUN MAN-PSA 2 weekly

Maybe a new a/c will come mid-June?
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Old 9th Nov 2014, 11:52
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already been confirmed 9th aircraft from mid June
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Old 10th Nov 2014, 09:46
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Manflyer,

I don't know who you are, or, why you have suddenly decided to attack me personally, but, kindly Foxtrot Oscar, as I'm not interested in anything you have to say.
Personally ?. I don't even know who you are, although could probably hazard a guess at age... But if you don't like being pulled up about posting misinformation on a public message board (which pretending you know the yield information and inner workings of an airline, never mind a a foreign one, on a yet to start route clearly is ) , then rather than get abusive, don't post it. It's that easy.

I believe the footballer Michael Owen is onbaord the A380. He has just tweeted that he wants to get off at Manchester as this is his ultimate destination.
It's all happening for him at MAN it seems. He came in on SQ328 from SIN a few months ago and unfortunately dropped on the day SQ go remote, thus leaving him packed on to a bus with the masses and everyone taking his picture and pestering for autographs.
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Old 10th Nov 2014, 10:33
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One for you Bagso?

> News > Runways UK regional event next month - Place North West

The CEO of UKFast recently wrote "Modest Manchester must now come out of its shell". Seems the failure to sell oneself is not just applicable to Manchester Airport!
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Old 10th Nov 2014, 22:12
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Thomson will add a 2 weekly Keflavik route from January 2016.
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Old 10th Nov 2014, 22:56
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Brillant news lax-lhr!
Any further news on hainan guys?
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 05:02
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Terminal 3 " Town Cryer "

I had the misfortune to travel through terminal 3 yesterday morning.
I encountered the usual chaotic queue to negotiate the seemingly enormous, yet painfully slow, security search area.

the experience was made even more unpleasant, by the constant shouting of an official, crying out departure times or destinations, in an attempt to herd late passengers to the front of the queue.

surely, a much more efficient and professional system could be instigated to help passengers get through security on time, as opposed to the awful bawling , metered out to people who have barely woken up !!
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 07:41
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Yawn,
MANflyer still at it? Just boring me now.
He has a point. You claim to work for BA and be based in Cheshire and you seem to have some access to GDS. However BA subcontract to Menzies at MAN and not once have we seen a post from you with exciting hot of the press news from.....BA. You do have a record or over excitiable "exclusives" which turn out to be not true, and your claim to know the yield on Cathay's new MAN route is prepostrous. Expect more challenges to your fantasies going forwards.

We still await news on Hainan. Also in a related note, the American consolidation continues at EDI with PHL dropped in favour of JFK. LAX_LHR's certainty and inside knowledge that MAN 2015 would see a four a day MAN-ORD/PHL/JFK/CLT were as expected, based on hopes rather than commercial reality. I would say that anything US can supply that ups the quality of the hard product on MAN-ORD can only be a good thing. Having a B763 sub 1990s product on the JFK is hardly competitive either.
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 08:18
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Can we cut the personal stuff before the thread gets locked !

Am I the only one who really could not give a stuff whether Lax gets Staff travel or not OR indeed surfs GDS all day.

Stick to the analytical stuff Skip, you are showing signs of paranoia !

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