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Old 27th Nov 2014, 19:30
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You really have swallowed it DTVAirport....
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Old 27th Nov 2014, 19:32
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Sheffield City Dangerous

Sheffield City Dangerous? I would love to see some evidence DTV
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Old 27th Nov 2014, 19:38
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On the contrary Pug, I'm the only one who seems to be able to see things clearly
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Old 27th Nov 2014, 19:47
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Having done a quick Google search, the airlines pulled out due to a lack of radar facilities, so I was slightly off.

Can we get back to DTV now please before the mods step in again...
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Old 27th Nov 2014, 19:53
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I think DTVairport is referring to the fact that Sheffield City was outside controlled airspace and the operational procedures of a number of airlines means they are reluctant to use such airports.

KLM seemed happy to use it for a number of years. If it was dangerous, the CAA wouldn't have licensed it.
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Old 27th Nov 2014, 20:12
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DTV airspace

Is DTV not outside of controlled airspace..klm still use it? Mind after recent near mis and critiscism ......l
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Old 30th Nov 2014, 21:27
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Anybody whose prepared to take a position and then says
I donít have any evidence to suggest that and I havenít researched this matter thoroughly
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Old 30th Nov 2014, 22:47
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Ray Mallon has got no competition with that coconut!
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Old 1st Dec 2014, 21:26
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Too Shy

Yes well this cocunut has raised Hundreds of thousands of pounds for the needy of this area. More than can be said for the Regional Growth fund. 1000 jobs my a**e.
All this funding codswallop goes to those who already have it and is simply a smokescreen for the billions central government spend on Londons further development, and so it will continue as long as we have buffoons pandering to local MPs and councillors, most of whom couldn't spell Bob backwards, who keep releasing unsubstantiated headlines.
When the cocunut does make office maybe then we will see the bulls**t flushed out about why our airport was sold down the river..
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Old 2nd Dec 2014, 18:43
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What a load of cr*p.

Who gives a monkey's about the 2003 takeover anyway, the fact is, we still have an airport and that is not going to change anytime soon, had the takeover not have happened, we would have closed years ago.
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Old 13th Dec 2014, 20:05
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I ended up in MME Friday night mainly due to KLM fare to NCL being another £500!!! However due to NATS radar failing we were two hours late! Only two immigration staff, one for non EU one for EU, long cue! My lift could not wait so I walked out looking for a taxi!!? No taxi in sight and after ringing the number on on the sign I had to wait 20min in below zero temps for a taxi to arrive, he complained all the way to Sunderland about being called back out!

I felt left in the middle of no-where without paddle!!! I will not be back!!

PS KLM Cityhopper staff where great....
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Old 13th Dec 2014, 23:24
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Well 10 DME ARC sounds like you should of stayed in Dubai for Christmas, you cannot blame DTVA for your flight predicaments and how many people can really be in a que from a Fokker 70.

Car parking is free for 5 hours so you should have a whine at the person picking you up. The taxi's stop at the front door so there would be no need to stand outside, quite sure you could see it coming!

Suppose anyone would complain having to go to Sunderland!

What was the terminal arrivals area like any better? And you enjoyed the flight, so apart from the little wait at immigration you have no other reason why not to come back to DTVA, unless you want to pay £500 pounds more.

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Old 14th Dec 2014, 10:34
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Well the FK70 was full and a BMR E135 had off loaded before us. As for a taxi he didn't come to the front door and I certainly did not want to miss my taxi as around 20 other people were ringing and looking for a taxi as well! You cannot blame my lift having to dump me as you have free car parking??? She just had a life to lead which unfortunately did not include hanging round at MME!
My biggest gripe is that some of the basic services of an airport like taxi's! I was the first to ring and they really did not want to send any one back to the airport! I found out from the driver that they had been sent home!
So yes I saved some money but if I ever find my self with this option again I won't look to MME I would just wait a little longer and get next NCL flight!
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Old 14th Dec 2014, 11:56
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The BMR brought West Ham up from London so no immigration clearance needed there, they possibly went straight from the ramp to a coach.

The taxi complaint sounds a valid point something to be sorted out with the airport!

Good thing from this post is its interesting to see DTVA is cheaper from Amsterdam and presumably Dubai, £500 pounds cheaper!! than Newcastle even with a full aircraft.
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Old 14th Dec 2014, 13:30
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Although perhaps a little brash, N707ZS raised some valid points, the only thing DTVA can really be blamed for is the lengthy cue at immigration, and even then there could be a perfectly reasonable explanation.

Does the airport even have influence over the taxi's?? Surely it's up to the taxi operators to notice the demand is there?

It's also worth noting that you get people on here raving about what a good experience they had. Can't win them all.
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Old 14th Dec 2014, 14:47
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KLM flight off

Another kick in the teeth; Apparently KLM will be pulling their Sunday evening service to AMS. Ive travelled on this a few times and its always nearly full?
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Old 14th Dec 2014, 15:36
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mcginty - could you tell us how you heard of this ? Is it just for a few weeks in January or is it longer term ?
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Old 14th Dec 2014, 15:53
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KLM

We haven't had a Sunday evening service for a couple of years now, then they brought it back at the start of the winter schedules but it was always only for a few weeks, ending around about now.

There was widespread rumour that the KLM contract was up for renewal during November, given that November has now passed perhaps we should rejoice?
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Old 14th Dec 2014, 20:40
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A friend who uses that flight every Sunday told me. He may have tried to book in January and was told they are taking that service out?
For how long Im not sure
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Old 14th Dec 2014, 23:23
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Only two immigration staff, one for non EU one for EU, long cue!
Well 10 DME ARC sounds like you should of [sic] stayed in Dubai for Christmas, you cannot blame DTVA for your flight predicaments and how many people can really be in a cue from a Fokker 70.
Although perhaps a little brash, N707ZS raised some valid points, the only thing DTVA can really be blamed for is the lengthy cue at immigration, and even then there could be a perfectly reasonable explanation.
Sounds like you were all snookered!

Cue:

1. A long, thin wooden pole with a small piece of leather at one end, used for hitting the ball in games such as billiards or snooker

2. A thing said or done that serves as a signal to an actor or other performer to enter or to begin their speech or performance.
"She had not yet been given her cue to come out on to the stage."


3."He looked at his watch and Sylvie knew it was a cue for her to leave"

Queue:

A line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.

Simples!
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