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Old 14th Apr 2016, 09:09
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Easyjet.

Thanks LAX_LHR.

Can't find any notes for this last winter but as you would expect some frequencies are down from summer. Bilbao and Vienna for example only 2 x weekly for part of the time and Basle 3 x weekly.

Other changes are Geneva which goes from 10 x weekly in November to 16 in January with 4 flights on Saturday.

On CPH, I only found 8 x weekly for some dates in Jan, but 10 weekly in November.

Good to see KEF daily in January and Berlin at 9 x weekly.

The high frequencies are AMS and BFS but not sure how these compare with winter 15/16.
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Old 14th Apr 2016, 10:01
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Hi MANFOD.

I searched various dates in Nov/Dec/Jan, and I was definitely getting CPH at 12 weekly, like I say, it was 2 daily barring Thu/Sat which were 1 daily.

Basel does indeed have a couple of weeks at 3 weekly, but does seem to remain daily on the whole.

Keflavik should be interesting. It will be 16 weekly this winter with daily flights from Icelandair and Easyjet as well as 2 weekly Thomson. Can the route sustain that much capacity? I'm not 100% sure.
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Old 14th Apr 2016, 12:50
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The coach deposited off at the furthest point possible by were the American Flights normally park and we then had to walk the full length of Terminal 3 to get to passport control.
They made you walk all the way from gate 56 to 51 to pass immigration What a nightmare
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Old 14th Apr 2016, 13:07
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Easyjet.
Gibraltar is new for the winter
This applies to CDG and Milan as well. CDG seems to be 9 x weekly and Milan 4 or 5 x weekly, which should also be a useful boost for the winter.
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Old 14th Apr 2016, 13:36
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I'm getting a daily Milan for various dates over winter.

In other news, seems it's been made public now so the new Thomson Caribbean route I posted a few pages back is Santa Clara. Will be 1 weekly every Tuesday.

It's a Cuban destination, and, will be the only route from the UK. I'm pretty sure Thomas Cook used to serve it though, so, not a 'new' route in the traditional sense
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Old 14th Apr 2016, 13:37
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I don' t mind the walk 750XL, but when there are closer options and you are already delayed it does not help matters.

They should have used the quickest and shortest option.
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Old 14th Apr 2016, 13:46
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Ametyst,

You are clearly annoyed, and, as a passenger I suppose you have every right to be.

But, I highly doubt that MAN/BE would have inconvenienced you for the sheer sake of it.

I get the impression you arrived late evening. Is it not a consideration that the aircraft you arrived on could have then theoretically finished its duties for the day, and thus the stands at MAN may have been empty upon your arrival, but, needed shortly after you passed through? The aircraft you were on may have been towed off a T3 stand anyway after disembarking, so, with the late running, meant that the original plan could not have been adhered to?

Also, were some of those gates you drove past domestic gates? They again would have been required for a specific flight just after you passed through?

I know it seems like excuses, and, could you have been informed better about the reasons behind the bussing? Yes, they could have done.

However, like I have said, I'm pretty sure someone up in the control room didn't just have a sadistic moment and thought 'I wonder how far we could push these passengers towards the edge', but, there were probably a myriad of decisions taking place behind the scenes which forced the outcome of that night.
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Old 14th Apr 2016, 14:37
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I don' t mind the walk 750XL, but when there are closer options and you are already delayed it does not help matters.

They should have used the quickest and shortest option.
I'm sure you'll find there is a protocol whereby HMRC / Border Force require the Airport to take non-domestic bussed passengers arriving at T3 to a certain gate (or gates).

Unless you know otherwise, you may well have used the quickest and shortest option.
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Old 14th Apr 2016, 17:51
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Gate 56 is the intl departure/arrival bussing gate at MAN simply due to the fact the door leads straight onto the road, where the busses park. It's logistically the easiest gate for coaching operations.

Just in the same way that gate 20 is the bussing lounge in T1, and gate 300 in T2.
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Old 14th Apr 2016, 17:53
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Originally Posted by LAX_LHR View Post
I'm getting a daily Milan for various dates over winter.

In other news, seems it's been made public now so the new Thomson Caribbean route I posted a few pages back is Santa Clara. Will be 1 weekly every Tuesday.

It's a Cuban destination, and, will be the only route from the UK. I'm pretty sure Thomas Cook used to serve it though, so, not a 'new' route in the traditional sense
Yep, went with TCX in May 2006, such an obscure destination it wasn't even on the departure board when we arrived to check in, we initially thought we'd turned up on the wrong day.
Stopped in Cayo Santa Maria, described in the brochure as a 'biosphere reserve' which was seemingly a posh term for a swamp, the clouds of mosquitos had to be seen to be believed.
Old military base so there was the interest of some old Mig (15's?) at the far side of the runway from the (very small) terminal.
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Old 14th Apr 2016, 18:22
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Transfer

Is air side T1 to T2 transfer possible with bags checked through and boarding cards received at first departure airport?
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Old 14th Apr 2016, 20:58
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Hi LAX,

I accepted the flight delay and remote parking. It was waiting 50 minutes waiting for the coach that really annoyed me and compounded the situation. I accept remote parking but, please, they should have the coaches ready and waiting.

There were three domestic gates free and four of the International gates free. We landed at about 22:35.

Anyway, another one to put down to experience, lol
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Old 14th Apr 2016, 21:10
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Is there any gaps in the easyJet schedule that could warrant new destinations in W16/S17 or increase frequency? Or are the aircraft all maxed out and they would need to add another based aircraft.

Also the 2 weekly Vienna service is still very low frequency considering both Austrian & Jet2 are operating the route. easyJet's Luton route to Vienna has increased from 2 to 4 weekly already. Does this answer my previous question of all aircraft being maxed out?
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Old 15th Apr 2016, 08:14
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Air China showing how late they get a new route up & going!

Air China starting next month will begin long-haul operation from Southern China, as the Star Alliance member plans 3 weekly Shenzhen Frankfurt operation, on board Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Reservation for this route opened on Friday morning, and the first flight is scheduled on 20MAY16.
credit Airline Route

So there's hope yet that PVG will appear on our boards!!
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Old 16th Apr 2016, 07:35
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Does anybody understand how the FlyBe codeshares work Ex Manchester ?

They seem somewhat inconsistent!

by way of example this mornings Etihad and Emirates show connectivity to Edinburgh at 755am but not Aberdeen nor Belfast at 805 am.

Southampton at 810 shows an EY trip number but not the EK.
IoM an hour later shows EK but not EY.

The new Rotterdam sametime has no connections at all.

Plus none of the DL/VIR connections appear!

The whole schedule appears random and lacks consistency.
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Old 16th Apr 2016, 08:46
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Looks like easyJet's Sofia service due to go to 4 weekly this winter. Airport timetable shows 3 weekly but the easyJet one has it at 4.
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Old 16th Apr 2016, 08:52
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I think flightstats are the only place that publishes all the largely meaningless codeshare numbers !
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Old 18th Apr 2016, 13:37
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EasyJet announces 'shock' bid to snap up budget airline rival Monarch
Not sure if there's any truth in this but it makes sense and would be interesting if it happened? Would it have a huge affect on MAN?
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Old 18th Apr 2016, 14:13
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EasyJet announces 'shock' bid to snap up budget airline rival Monarch
Not sure if there's any truth in this but it makes sense and would be interesting if it happened? Would it have a huge affect on MAN?
I speculated in the past that either Monarch or Jet2 would go at some point. Wouldn't surprise me although they have 737MAX on order which is no good to Easy.
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Old 18th Apr 2016, 14:29
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I imagine if it were to happen the order would be cancelled. Also as you would assume the A321 is the next step for EZY, that it is a good way for them to test the A321 with the what would be ex MON machines before placing a what you again would assume would be a substantial A321 order, before phazing out the older MON frames, but keeping the newer ones
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