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Old 30th Sep 2016, 15:00
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hi all you birmingham lads
has any one noticed the airline flying next years sunday malaga on behalf of thomsons ???
regards
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Old 30th Sep 2016, 15:22
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Showing as TBA although with those times I would think it would be a based aircraft , if not Thomson maybe sunwing if they are to be used again next year.
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Old 30th Sep 2016, 15:43
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hi getonittt
not showing TBA on my lap top, try a dummy booking and see for your self.
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Old 30th Sep 2016, 16:19
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Just hope it is their A330, I was going to say a long way from home but there again so is Sunwing.

However I would love to see the reaction of Gary & Sandra from Oldbury when they board their flight to Malaga

Do you think someone producing the on-line brochure was bored one afternoon and had a map and a dartboard handy and it landed on Tibet?

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Old 30th Sep 2016, 17:27
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Still showing as TBA to me which means To be Announced. I can't see any mention of Tibet apart from the fact Tibet airlines 3 letter code is TBA !
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Old 30th Sep 2016, 17:51
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Getonittt try doing a dummy booking of a package holiday to the Costa del Sol using the Sunday departure next summer 2017 from either BHX or LBA on the Thomson Holidays website as it shows flights to be operated by "Tibet Airlines", like you say the Thomson flight only website still show airline operator "TBA"
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Old 30th Sep 2016, 20:29
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Yes I know but what I'm saying is that the flight number is the usual TOM7776/7 up until the end of april then it has TBA0000/0000 after that on the Thomson site which means it is to be announced but some goofy default has translated that into Tibet airlines .
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Old 5th Oct 2016, 18:59
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Jet2

W17/18 is now being loaded. Currently only the four Canary Island routes (LPA, TFS, FUE, ACE) are showing.
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Old 5th Oct 2016, 20:25
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Will likely get the typical ski services as well next winter.
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 17:13
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Birmingham airport will soon drop its hugely unpopular drop-off fee which is levied on passengers arriving by car.

According to a report in the Coventry Telegraph it would appear the fee will be dropped in time for the busy summer 2017 season.

The fee was brought in some nine years ago. It will be scrapped as part of the airport’s 100 million investment programme.

At present the charge starts at 1 for the first 10 minutes. But if passengers are tardy in getting out of the car and removing their luggage the fee soon becomes 7 (for 20 mins) and thereafter it rises by a further 5 per minute.

Now Birmingham is set to create a new drop-off car park which will provide free parking for 30 mins and be linked by a covered walkway to the terminal.
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 18:56
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About flaming time! Regulars will have noticed how ridiculous it has become when observing the amount of cars parked in all sorts of nooks and crannies all around the roads approaching the airport. Should the management be congratulated? Most definitely not! They should never have introduced those ridiculous and GREEDY charges in the first place! Now, when will they change the FORCED zig-zag route through Duty Free?
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 20:18
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Originally Posted by Hotel Tango View Post
About flaming time! Regulars will have noticed how ridiculous it has become when observing the amount of cars parked in all sorts of nooks and crannies all around the roads approaching the airport. Should the management be congratulated? Most definitely not! They should never have introduced those ridiculous and GREEDY charges in the first place! Now, when will they change the FORCED zig-zag route through Duty Free?
BHX is no different to many other airports in charging a king's ransom to drop off and pick up - EMA has to take the biscuit - 2 for 10 mins if I recall correctly, then 1.00 for every additional minute - and you still have to slalom your way through the rip-off that is tax free shopping, even if you're flying to Scotland!!!!

BHX is indeed to applauded for putting in proper free facilities.
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Old 6th Oct 2016, 20:59
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Parking/Eurowings/easyjet/Stats/Movements

Eurowings

The A320 is now operating the early morning and late Evening DUS Monday - Friday and Sunday leaving Saturday morning and afternoon as the CRJ9.

Summer 17 shows A319's DUS and HAM.

easyjet

Saturday Belfast restarts this week but the big talking point is summer 17 - no flights anywhere after 25 April. Is this work in progress, something more sinister or perhaps a complete change in schedule?

Geneva continues daily until 17 April and then a gap until 22 April for the Final flight with Belfast not bookable after 25/4.

Stats

July is out with some interesting figures including I believe record Dubai pax at 64690, some highly suspicious Qatar figures (way too low), some poor NYC loads but Barcelona 35K. I thought Lisbon was decent at 141 per flight and flybe returned some useful figures on Berlin, Stuttgart, Milan, Lyon.

Parking

In this crazy age of Health & Safety has this had anything to do with the decision and as similar to Hotel Tango I have witnessed erratic driving with queue jumping/maneuvering although I have not heard of any major accidents but I have seen the queues back on the A45 slip road. Whatever the reason it sounds very good.

Talking of ancillary income, another cracking week on the Elmdon and terminal side with GA, Freight (AN12 just landed), Air India delivery flight. Not sure what is made from these types of movements but certainly adds to the the numbers.


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Old 6th Oct 2016, 22:20
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BHX is no different to many other airports in charging a king's ransom to drop off and pick up
It kicked off after the Glasgow incident and there was no need for it. Just taking advantage of a situation to fill their pockets. May I remind you that before Glasgow, drop off and pick up was free of charge at all UK airports.

Btw, I wasn't suggesting that BHX was alone in this, but I have yet to come across an airport on my side of the channel which charges for this.
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Old 7th Oct 2016, 10:00
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Originally Posted by Hotel Tango View Post
It kicked off after the Glasgow incident and there was no need for it. Just taking advantage of a situation to fill their pockets. May I remind you that before Glasgow, drop off and pick up was free of charge at all UK airports.

Btw, I wasn't suggesting that BHX was alone in this, but I have yet to come across an airport on my side of the channel which charges for this.
It's worth noting that drop off is free at GLA.
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Old 7th Oct 2016, 14:13
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Indeed... the airport approach from the A45 is littered with parked cars obviously waiting for the call from the relative to say they are through
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Old 7th Oct 2016, 18:02
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Well you can still kiss and fly at both LGW & LHR both also offer 2 hours free car parking in their long stay car parks, a little easier at LGW as LHR long stay is on the perimeter road !!
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 14:31
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Seems tomorrow's EW1334/1335 is an A320. Perhaps just a one off.
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 14:58
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All three Dusseldorfs are now A32A's !!

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Old 9th Oct 2016, 15:24
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Only mentioned it because the original plan was for the 1334/1335 to continue (at least this Winter) as a CRJ-900. If indeed the middle flight will also be an A320 I'm curious as to how long it will continue. As a regular passenger on the 1334/1335, the loads are rarely adequate for a CRJ-900, let alone an A320.
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