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Old 25th Nov 2015, 21:26
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I can assure you EK is holding 56 slots per week. Whether they hand them back in January is another thing, but, they do hold 56 slots. This information is lifted direct from the co-ordination report.
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 09:15
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Happy Thanksgiving to All. I think we can give many thanks at MAN for this and next year.
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 11:08
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EK MAN flights-a very enlightening thread

To quote one of the posts
"Ah, MAN, by far the most hated sector for pax and crew
Everyone tries to get out of doing the sector, not just because the pax always drink all the bars dry and then get aggressive, but because the only crew who want to do the flight are Brits going home/seeing friends and end up being lazy leaving the rest of the crew to pick up the slack. Hence everyone (apart from party crew) is miserable"

Service on Manchester flights - FlyerTalk Forums

I have only ever flown J so I cannot really comment...
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 13:07
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To my knowledge Man is not an unpopular route with EK, although I agree that some PAX I have seen in Business Class have supported the bar manfully on the 380 for most of the flight, but with no issues I was aware of ! I do agree also about some CC on the sector (my worst EK fight was with some CC from a city just down the M62 who's service was poor on this route, with the same issues as those raised on Flyertalk but in Business Class) but have to say, as a rule with that one exception, I find them OK and helpful. In general I think the idea of service is not a great British thing, and as a large generalisation I do not think it is one of the things as a nation we are good at particularly. I know from experience service standards do seem to improve when the crew are from countries where there is more of a customer service culture, and by that I do not mean just the Far East. I am with them again in a couple of days so will check on the comments re Man route for you.


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Old 26th Nov 2015, 16:05
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Routesonline reporting Qatar is to use 77Ws on QR45/46 for whole of December
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 16:36
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Routes online is just catching up with the news, it's been in the Qatar booking engine for a long time that the B77W would be used until end of December.

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Old 26th Nov 2015, 16:57
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Qatar website has been updated to show 77Ws on that flight now through to the end of January.
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 17:14
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Good to see the increase extension confirmed, it was suggested a few weeks ago.
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 17:53
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Route Development

Does anybody know please if Japan is on the airport's "to do" list?

Best routing seems to be with Finnair but both JAL and ANA seem to have a fair
few 787's between them now and I'd have thought we could support a direct flight though maybe not daily...

Any rumblings?
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 20:27
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Turin,

Trying to message you but appears the inbox is full again
I've had a clear out.
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Old 27th Nov 2015, 12:24
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Jet 2.

Reference the earlier post regarding an additional rotation to Murcia being added, it also appears that further rotations have been added to Gerona (add a Wednesday service, now operating 3 x weekly) and to Palma (add a 4th Monday departure, will now be operating 22 x weekly departures) from early July.


These 3 additional frequencies will take Jet 2 over the 200 x weekly departures for the Summer 2016 peak (202 x weekly currently)
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Old 27th Nov 2015, 12:59
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Air China gets regulator green light for new Shanghai ? Manchester route :: Routesonline

It is understood that Air China plans to inaugurate a four times weekly schedule between Shanghai and Manchester from as early as March 25, 2016 with reservations opening at some point in the middle of January. A tentative schedule shows the aircraft, an Airbus A330-200, departing Shanghai mid-morning on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and arriving in Manchester early evening. The return flight will depart the UK late evening, arriving back in Shanghai the following afternoon.
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Old 28th Nov 2015, 09:37
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Leakage

Do we have the latest leakage figures for destinations not served.

The ones often quoted are from 2011, clearly since then MAN has enjoyed multiple frequency increases via the MEB plus larger capacity aircraft. Whilst there is transfer from other airlines the MEBs appear to have generated a lot of additional demand. Is that what SAUDIA, THY , Hainan, Air China are looking at in terms of expansion ?

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Jetstar

Out of curiosisty do we know anything about the JETSTAR charter?

Is that related to a concert, sport team, rock group ?

I presume it's not a publicity flight as there is only scope in the UAE - Australia bi lateral for QANTAS and Virgin Australia, OR does anybody know more ?

Codeshares

On a theme and out of curiosity whats the differential between money made from a codeshare and a direct flight ? The loadings on EK onto Australia ex Manchester have been quoted at 25%.

The chance of a MAN QF are nil but would QF make more money with a direct or in effect via commission ?
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Old 28th Nov 2015, 10:15
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Does anybody know please if Japan is on the airport's "to do" list?
Well I saw MAN Business Development sitting down with All Nippon at a Routes Event so I guess that answers your question.

Seriously they will be trying for all sorts of destinations - and if they are not they should be fired, but often these things take years to bear fruit.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 01:31
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Originally Posted by MANFOD View Post
CX.

This article in Flight Global talks about the expanding CX fleet and future growth. MAN isn't mentioned specifically (Amsterdam and Milan are).

Any indication yet as to whether we might see that hoped for upgrade to a daily service and when?

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...-777xs-419290/
2017 at the earliest, 350 was due 2016 but a major reshuffling is happening due to impending delivery delays.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 09:04
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Originally Posted by spannersatcx View Post
2017 at the earliest, 350 was due 2016 but a major reshuffling is happening due to impending delivery delays.
"350 was due in 2016" They already have 5 built, 2 have been painted 3 more are out of FAL and a 6th in production. All 6 will be delivered in 2016. There are minor delays due to cabin furnishing production delays but to say major reshuffling is happening is a little excessive. I suspect they have other more profitable expansions ahead of MAN that's all.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 10:18
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Originally Posted by HOODED View Post
"350 was due in 2016" They already have 5 built, 2 have been painted 3 more are out of FAL and a 6th in production. All 6 will be delivered in 2016. There are minor delays due to cabin furnishing production delays but to say major reshuffling is happening is a little excessive. I suspect they have other more profitable expansions ahead of MAN that's all.
a bit more than minor delays due cabin furnishing! They may be painted on the outside but there is nothing to go in the inside, for a couple of months, was supposed to be 11 delivered next year, hoping to get 6 if lucky!!
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 17:21
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Originally Posted by spannersatcx View Post
a bit more than minor delays due cabin furnishing! They may be painted on the outside but there is nothing to go in the inside, for a couple of months, was supposed to be 11 delivered next year, hoping to get 6 if lucky!!
If they only get 6 next year then Cathay need to look seriously at their seat suplier. Airbus are building the A350s pretty much to plan albeit a slower ramp up than the 787. Boeing and Airbus both have a bottleneck with cabin equipmemt. I for one expect them to deliver more than 6 to Cathay next year. Maybe not 11 but less than 9 will be a major problem for the cabin supply chain as that would put them 3 months behind schedule..
Either way MAN probably won't go daily for a while sadly but it will still probably happen.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 17:35
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Re CX:

I suspect they have other more profitable expansions ahead of MAN that's all.
Although it was rumoured that MAN would be one of the first A350 destinations, comments on other forums about CX expansion plans might suggest that MAN has gone down in the pecking order. There is also talk of CX returning to LGW with a A350-900, (as there is of LGW getting a 4th daily EK flight in the immediate future rather than MAN). Whether there is substance in all that we shall have to wait and see.

There has certainly been no shortage of passengers on our CX services with LFs of between the low 80's and 96% but we don't know what yields are like.

It would also be interesting to know the final destination or origin of those pax and the proportion attributable to mainland China. Will Hainan and Air China have much impact on CX, or are the latter's pax more related to Australasia or other parts of the Far East? And is one of the main benefits of new non-stop services to generate new business that would otherwise not use MAN?

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Old 29th Nov 2015, 23:12
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You are correct HOODED the problem is not with the a/c but what goes inside. I've heard 2 month wait after the first delivery, which has thrown things quite a bit. The problem then becomes crew training.

MANFOD I can't comment, secrecy and all that! It'll all come out in the wash eventually, but it has all put MAN back a bit for sure.
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