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Old 18th Sep 2015, 09:05
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Thomson will run cruise charters from MAN (and a few other UK points) to Dubai in the winter 16/17 season on the B787.
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 13:06
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New Flight From Bolton......................

UPDATED: VIDEO: Why was part of a Boeing plane spotted on a Bolton road? (From The Bolton News)


Sorry - Couldn't resist!
For those not familiar with the area, it replaces an old double decker red bus that's been on the site serving as a fast food takeaway / café for about the last 5 years. The bus is now a rather rotten, decrepit, knackered sight after having been well used late at night in one of Boltons rather more 'interesting' areas.
I don't expect the plane to look too good in 5 years either...........
From 'Steakout' to ' Steaks on a plane' the owner obviously is a keen film buff!
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 16:41
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Cathay

Just spoken to them in the London head office and apparently flights switch to A350 on 1st Feb 2016.
But the daily are not confirmed with them...
I wonder wonder wonder
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 20:29
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Originally Posted by sarah19981 View Post
Just spoken to them in the London head office and apparently flights switch to A350 on 1st Feb 2016.
But the daily are not confirmed with them...
I wonder wonder wonder
Highly unlikely as the 1st 350 doesn't get delivered until later that month and will initially be deployed in the regions for line training, lots of short sectors to get the crews up to speed so to speak.
I wouldn't expect much to happen until CX has 6 or so 350's. Initial deliveries are 1 a month then later go to 2 a month. Even then it's not definite, nothing set in stone, plans change etc etc!
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 21:19
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Why would CX want to downgrade to the 350 given the CAA figures

Whatever happened to the Air India and China rumours?
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 21:44
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Just spoken to them in the London head office and apparently flights switch to A350 on 1st Feb 2016.
But the daily are not confirmed with them...
I wonder wonder wonder
Who is "them" in the London Head Office, Sarah? Which department?

Which department is giving out unsubstantiated, proprietary rumour without any official confirmation to an enthusiast who happens to pick up the phone and call them?

I wonder wonder wonder...

By the way, how's it going with your imminent rumours about Hainan?

I wonder wonder wonder. Still bothering them with Facebook messages and phone calls ?

Oh, and those direct Facebook messages to Air China; how are they going?

I wonder, wonder, wonder.

Oh, and in May, you said Air India management had assured you that the MAN announcement would be within 3 months.

I wonder, wonder, wonder.

It's all taking spotter fanaticism to a new level.
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 21:45
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Why would CX want to downgrade to the 350 given the CAA figures

Whatever happened to the Air India and China rumours?
it's all about frequency, that's why we have no A380 as they'd rather fly 5x a day with a 777 than 2x A380 to somewhere like LHR.
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 22:15
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it's all about frequency, that's why we have no A380 as they'd rather fly 5x a day with a 777 than 2x A380 to somewhere like LHR.
Excellent point, especially as some connecting flights to/from HK might be infrequent. Doesn't really apply to Manchester yet, but I suppose a smaller plane seven days a week is better than a larger one four days a week.
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 10:54
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Alitalia

Are there any signs AZ may return to MAN with an FCO service? It seems to be a glaring European flag carrier gap in MAN's portfolio.
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 11:21
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Both LOT and Alitalia are the main missing euro legacy carriers with a realistic chance of working, with an outside chance of TAROM being in that category too.

You would hope MAN are working on it, but with MAN having such a large loco operation, it may be putting those carriers off.
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 11:32
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I suspect Alitalia may be preoccupied figuring out who's in charge this week, and where next week's rescue cheque is going to come from....

More turmoil as Alitalia chief executive quits suddenly
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 13:19
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DME..

Re Sarahs "Just spoken to them in the London head office and apparently flights switch to A350 on 1st Feb 2016"

I think whats happened here is that the naughty chap who gave all the duff info about Hainan has now moved to answering the phones at Cathay HQ


Cathay are doing great at MAN so not sure why they would downgrade size wise to an A350 therefore ?


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Old 19th Sep 2015, 13:23
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The A350 will only take over once the flights go to daily. There is a schedule at work for 8 weekly at the moment, so, would be an overall increase.

While I seriously doubt CX would give out any details of future plans on the phone, regarding Hainan, let's cut Sarah some slack.

It wasn't just one guy apparently giving duff info, the vice CEO of Hainan himself, George Osbourne and others all gave out 'duff info', so, hardly Sarah's fault for that.
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 14:36
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Only one person keeps just getting off the phone to or back from messaging whichever airline and not one of them has come to fruition, so maybe it's 160 who you should be giving some slack to LAX.

The Hainan and Gideon statements were out in the public domain and were verifiable. All the other is just unsubstantiated w**k fodder.
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Old 20th Sep 2015, 00:10
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Doesn't really apply to Manchester yet, but I suppose a smaller plane seven days a week is better than a larger one four days a week.
I think the point is, it appears they could easily fill a daily B77W on MAN-HKG.
The A350 will only take over once the flights go to daily. There is a schedule at work for 8 weekly at the moment, so, would be an overall increase.
Surely no-one knows yet, Cathay were quite conservative in returning to this market, the numbers appear to have pleasantly surprised some people.

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Old 21st Sep 2015, 09:51
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Aegean increases Athens back to 3 weekly next summer, with flights on Tue/wed/Fri.

Looks like a Saturday charter to Heraklion and Kalamata will also be offered.
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Old 21st Sep 2015, 10:03
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The Aegean flights on Tuesday/Friday change to a morning flight as well:

0845-1045 1130-1715 AEE638/639
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Old 22nd Sep 2015, 10:13
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Chinese Visit

Local media suggesting rumours of an announcement of massive Chinese investment in Manchester later this week.

Maybe...just maybe ?
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Old 22nd Sep 2015, 10:42
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I would hope that a flight is on the cards, but, I don't think any of Osbournes visit to China nor the Chinese President's visit next month will cover flights. Hope to be proven wrong though.

On a side note, a visit to the AVP on Saturday for the first time in years, I noticed a hell of a lot of Chinese construction signs, they almost outnumbered English signs!
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Old 22nd Sep 2015, 16:39
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BAGSO.

Re your "Local media suggesting rumours of an announcement of massive Chinese investment in Manchester later this week. "

Perhaps a nuclear power station

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