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Old 1st May 2019, 07:20
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Originally Posted by asdf1234 View Post
I should have made it clear in my earlier post that whilst the security check was far too sensitive and seemed to follow rules that no other airport follows, the staff went about their job with good humour and politeness. The same goes for the lounge staff. It is a truly terrible lounge but the staff are polite, friendly and approachable.
I was more referring to user comments on the airport website who mentioned staff attitudes, particularly at security.
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Old 1st May 2019, 11:58
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Ref #2918 from SS

Just a reminder that the giant surf simulator will be available in front of the terminal tomorrow. Hope to see you all there in your boardshorts.

https://www.essex-tv.co.uk/southend-...urf-simulator/

London Southend. Riding on the crest of a wave.

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Old 6th May 2019, 15:14
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Flybe Winter 2019/20

The Flybe online timetable from 26th October to 9th March shows CFR 4 x weekly (until 6th January), GRQ 11 x weekly, GCI 7 x weekly, NQY 5 x weekly and RNS 10 x weekly. ANR seems to cease on 25th October.

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Old 6th May 2019, 16:05
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How have the ANR loads been recently? Surprised as SEN enjoys a monopoly with LCY-ANR on VLM gone which was 3 or 4 times daily, IIRC.
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Old 6th May 2019, 16:47
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I haven't seen any 2019 figures but up to the end of 2018 the ANR load factors were well below those for CFR, GRQ and RNS; somewhere just above 40% for the last quarter of the year I seem to recall.
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Old 6th May 2019, 16:48
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
Flybe Winter 2019/20

The Flybe online timetable from 26th October to 9th March shows CFR 4 x weekly (until 6th January), GRQ 11 x weekly, GCI 7 x weekly, NQY 5 x weekly and RNS 10 x weekly. ANR seems to cease on 25th October.
Seems a bit strange to stop the ANR service, also dont know how GCI is going to work during the winter months at the same frequency 7x weekly as the summer schedule.
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Old 6th May 2019, 16:59
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I guess you would have to ask Blue Islands as they take the commercial risk but it does seem rather surprising.
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Old 6th May 2019, 19:39
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I guess Blue see Southend as a London airport and are targeting Stansted, Gatwick and Heathrow pax from the island to their Southend service (approx 7 flights per day throughout the year with capacity of about 600 pax each way per day). Main problem will be to get people to use Southend instead of one of the hubs.
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Old 9th May 2019, 07:22
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The Echo reporting that `Environmental Campaigners are set to stage a protest at Southend Airport` today.

An `Extinction Rebellion team are gearing up to get their climate change point across to airport passengers with a protest at The Manners Way/Rochford Rd Roundabout from 9am to 11am`.

`Campaigners say local protest has been prompted by residents living around the airport who have recently complained about taxiing aircraft just yards from their gardens`.

A local protester states "We hope that this is something that will grow".
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Old 9th May 2019, 07:31
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I see the climate change protesters are set to disrupt SEN passengers from 09:00 to 11:00 today by making a nuisance of themse!ves at the roundabout where the airport entrance road comes off the highway.
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Old 9th May 2019, 07:37
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southside Bobby ....... You just beat me to it! I knew yesterday and should have posted then.
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Old 9th May 2019, 10:10
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Not normal I beat anybody to anything.

& now...`Britain`s equivalent to Tutankhamun found in Southend`...

Hope that is not near the airport as being declared a National Heritage site perhaps might impede more than the `pink boat` on the roundabout )
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Old 9th May 2019, 10:43
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It's not far away from the airport, but far enough. It was an amazing discovery, somehow preserved between a railway cutting and a main road.
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Old 9th May 2019, 11:14
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I've not heard news about anybody turning up.
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Old 9th May 2019, 11:30
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Agree,amazing discovery the most important in the country for at least 60 years it is said.
Portrays our/the Essex/Anglo Saxon heritage.

Protest...
Possibly having trouble then negotiating the pink boat round the Southend Arterial.
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Old 9th May 2019, 11:35
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Around ten people turned up to protest, apparently.
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Old 9th May 2019, 11:41
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Originally Posted by tophat27dt View Post
I've not heard news about anybody turning up.
A very small gathering (not more than 10) when I passed at 10:40 and they were about as far from the airport road as you can get; on the corner at the top of Manners Way. Went to terminal and nothing unusual there. Passed the roundabout again at 11:01 and they'd all cleared off.
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Old 9th May 2019, 11:50
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Originally Posted by SEN Observer View Post
A very small gathering (not more than 10) when I passed at 10:40 and they were about as far from the airport road as you can get; on the corner at the top of Manners Way. Went to terminal and nothing unusual there. Passed the roundabout again at 11:01 and they'd all cleared off.
It would appear that one police car turned up and drove off after five minutes, no pink boat and no disruption. Mind you there was a rain shower so perhaps saving the planet took second place to getting wet. On the other hand the locals could have provided bars of soap whilst the unwashed were dripping!!
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Old 9th May 2019, 11:57
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Originally Posted by Planespeaking View Post

It would appear that one police car turned up and drove off after five minutes, no pink boat and no disruption. Mind you there was a rain shower so perhaps saving the planet took second place to getting wet. On the other hand the locals could have provided bars of soap whilst the unwashed were dripping!!
Perhaps the protesters were all family members from the house in Wells Ave.
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Old 9th May 2019, 14:19
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You won’t here any whining from them until we get a few days of north easterly .. the photo op isn’t as good
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