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Old 3rd Jul 2016, 07:41
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AA 55 is showing as operating today with a B788 nearly 80% full (no seats available in J class). Is this yesterday's inbound that didn't depart or is the a/c coming in from somewhere else to do the outbound?
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Old 3rd Jul 2016, 07:54
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It looks like the 763 from the other day is operating the JFK, and the 763 from todays inbound JFK is operating the ORD (subject to tech cancellations )
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Old 3rd Jul 2016, 08:12
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Your'e right GrahamK. Although the web page says a B788, the seat plan is clearly a B763.

The cancellations must be very frustrating for pax and particularly annoying if it's the MAN flight being singled out. Have there been other cancellations to Europe do we know?
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Old 3rd Jul 2016, 08:32
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I was at Heathrow two weeks ago and the Chicago 787 flight was cancelled on the Friday and Saturday. So, not just Manchester.
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Old 3rd Jul 2016, 08:55
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Would ORD be a route DL/VS or UA could muscle in on?
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Old 3rd Jul 2016, 08:57
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Potentially could be a UA route. They have a base at O'Hare.
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Old 3rd Jul 2016, 09:21
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ORD was a popular BMI route (Star Alliance - United) even when up against a then reliable AA daily year round 767.
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Old 3rd Jul 2016, 13:40
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It's criminal how the ORD route is being allowed to fade !

This was embryonic in terms of the growth of long haul setting the precedent for other services.

Quite frankly a canx at Heathrow is neither here nor there? Like buses another will come along 10 minutes later....
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 00:55
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It isn't fading. There have been some aircraft shortages caused by a tech problem in one 787 down route. It will return.
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 09:14
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We're celebrating 20yrs of flying between Manchester and the USA! Stay tuned for something exciting!.. #maniversary



Something trivial or MAN-DTW, MAN-LAX, MAN-MIA, etc...
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 09:45
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It will probably be a pair of free Upper Class tickets to any route they operate out of Manchester to be given to a random passenger on VS75 today.
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 18:33
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Poor tram usage

It appears that heavy rail is a much more appropriate transport system for the airport than tram.

https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/metrolink-demand-must-double-to-hit-target-says-tfgm/
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 19:33
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It is way too early to write off the Airport Metrolink. Tram services currently terminate at Cornbrook and do not enter the city centre due to line-capacity limitations. Passengers must change there for onward services, and at present these are disrupted by construction work in the city. Once the second city crossing is completed the Airport Metrolink service will continue through the city centre to Victoria Station with no change of tram required. The early completion of the airport line allowed for part-opening of the operation well ahead of schedule. That has been a positive, but we will see the service operate to its full intended potential once the trams run through Central Manchester to Victoria via 2CC. Having said all that, I am a regular user of the line and there appears to be plenty of customers already.
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 19:47
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Originally Posted by Shed-on-a-Pole View Post
It is way too early to write off the Airport Metrolink. Having said all that, I am a regular user of the line and there appears to be plenty of customers already.
I don't think they are writing it off, Shed, but it's way off projections. I'm rather bemused to see that economic conditions are being blamed (which have in truth been very benign and may deteriorate) whilst conveniently forgetting the fact that MAN has been booming for the last few years. Some posters are complaining about the ticket price (I tend to agree) whilst security appears to be a concern. I must admit to having felt wary off peak, rail with conductors is much preferable in my book. From my previous research, Metrolink to MAN was aimed more at employees rather than passengers. I wonder if staff car park space may become harder to find......
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 19:49
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Just had a look on the Virgin destination guide and its showing Detroit from Manchester. Maybe I have missed something.
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 20:05
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I've tried to have a look and can't seem to find any Detroit to Manchester references? Just shows via Atlanta or JFK?
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 20:12
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I just saw it under the destination map and under the list for to/from USA. Although it says nothing about about the San Fran route.
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 20:16
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No, still can't see any reference to Detroit-Manchester. Can't even see Detroit mentioned full stop to be honest?
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 21:21
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Originally Posted by LAX_LHR View Post
No, still can't see any reference to Detroit-Manchester. Can't even see Detroit mentioned full stop to be honest?
Doesn't mean anything of course, MAN-BOS was in Norwegians booking engine for ages and that seems miles off now!
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 21:26
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With VS adding around 41,230 seats to BOS & SFO next year, as well as racking JFK up around 6,150, it's highly doubtful that we'll see DTW next year. That's just too much capacity, far too soon. I expect we'll see DTW on our departure boards in 2018.
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