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Old 17th Apr 2015, 11:13
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The article is below, however i now notice that since its release 18 hours ago, they have now changed the info is coming from Expedia, not Emirates (definately said Emirates last night), so apologies for that.

Revealed: Who books the most flights to UAE? Not Asians - Emirates 24|7
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Old 17th Apr 2015, 11:31
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According to the 2014 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index, the top five feeder cities to Dubai for overnight stays (measured by International Overnight Visitors - admittedly slightly different perhaps to O&D) are London (1.014m), Riyadh (456k), Kuwait (430k), Jeddah (423k) and Paris (408k). Just gives some perspective to the discussion...
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Old 17th Apr 2015, 11:34
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Thanks Andy,


Suppose it just goes to show there is a stat for everything to prove anything!
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Old 17th Apr 2015, 16:39
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How come they have a "no bag" policy on any of their escalators

I was told at another airport that this is because so many accidents and injuries are cause by people taking big & heavy bags on escalators - both to themselves and to people below them - when luggage and/or they take a tumble.
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Old 17th Apr 2015, 19:26
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I was told at another airport that this is because so many accidents and injuries are cause by people taking big & heavy bags on escalators - both to themselves and to people below them - when luggage and/or they take a tumble.
Totally understand that in terms of loaded trolleys -- but a simple carry-on?

Was a bit when I found out in March; esp. since the lifts are rather "low performers".
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Old 17th Apr 2015, 19:44
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Thomas Cook have just stated on twitter that MAN-LAX is still happening in 2016.


They say that the schedules were removed due to operational changes, but, will be back on sale in 'a couple of weeks'.


They also stated that flights would be on Mondays and Saturdays from March 28th.

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Old 17th Apr 2015, 20:02
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Thomas Cook

That's brilliant! Good to see more U.S. service at Manchetser and hopefully these flights will be successful. What is the demand for flights to and from LA? And will they be targeting mainly leisure travellers?
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Old 18th Apr 2015, 10:00
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One of those chandeliers is in the St Helens Glass Museum.
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Old 18th Apr 2015, 11:43
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Thomas Cook have just stated on twitter that MAN-LAX is still happening in 2016.


They say that the schedules were removed due to operational changes, but, will be back on sale in 'a couple of weeks'.


They also stated that flights would be on Mondays and Saturdays from March 28th.
Any chance of a link to the post as am not on twitter.
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Old 18th Apr 2015, 12:58
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Any chance of a link to the post as am not on twitter.

Im not on twitter either but people can still search on it, its over 3 'tweets':


Thomas Cook Cares@ThomasCookCares 17h17 hours ago
Hi Simon, the MAN - LAX flights are currently stopped from sale as there will be operational changes.


Thomas Cook Cares@ThomasCookCares 17h17 hours ago
in a couple of weeks they should be released again. I am unable to confirm the exact schedule yet.


Thomas Cook Cares@ThomasCookCares 17h17 hours ago
Currently they are planned for each Monday and Saturday weekly. Thanks, Dan
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Old 18th Apr 2015, 13:33
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Was nice to see Manchester advertising when out and about in Stoke earlier. A massive advert with the logos of mainly the Asian carriers that fly here in addition to BA and VS. Surprised they weren't advertising many American airlines though or routes though, the advert just said WORLD with the logos underneath. Perhaps the VS and BA logos were referencing transits through Heathrow?
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Old 18th Apr 2015, 18:33
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Thanks LAX.
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Old 19th Apr 2015, 12:58
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If anyone remembers those magnificent chandiliers in T1 in the 90s? I would love to see those back as it was one of my earliest memories of the airport as a kid!
Old article LINK
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Old 19th Apr 2015, 18:33
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I loved the Chandeliers they should be brought back (when and if) redevelopment work of the terminals is complete
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Old 20th Apr 2015, 09:41
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Hey folks,

Thanks for the replies I was rather distracted this weekend so just managed to catch up.

Interesting point re the escalators, But I see the issue.

Ah yeah I just saw the article about the chandeliers. Magnificent they were and one of the very last glamours taken away from flying I feel.
The whole terminal looked so grand (if not dated later on)
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Old 20th Apr 2015, 12:07
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First it was dogs, then it was a flamingo, now it's a drone.

Unusual reasons for suspended ops at Manchester Airport.

Why doesn't any other airfield suffer this craziness?
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Old 20th Apr 2015, 13:32
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I remember that some crazy ass also flew a drone across Istanbul's airport about a month back causing chaos, posted a film on the internet
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Old 20th Apr 2015, 14:15
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It does happen at other airfields! It's just that you take a particular interest in MAN. Unless you take the same amount of interest in other airports around the world then it's unlikely you'll ever hear about them.
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Old 20th Apr 2015, 17:26
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Aruba here we come! Manchester passengers will soon be able to enjoy Dreamliner flight to Caribbean island - Manchester Evening News
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Old 20th Apr 2015, 17:37
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Are there any plans out there for the by-pass?
Lots of trees coming down near Woodford etc...
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