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Old 27th Jun 2020, 19:30
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On my last 2 trips I've paid a fair bit more than a taxi to park at the airport but any increase would put paid to that.

I've just tried a dummy 3 week booking and the only options being offered are short stay 1 and 2 and premium fast track.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 11:27
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Originally Posted by ash666 View Post
On my last 2 trips I've paid a fair bit more than a taxi to park at the airport but any increase would put paid to that.

I've just tried a dummy 3 week booking and the only options being offered are short stay 1 and 2 and premium fast track.
I know you do get different options depending on whether you have used a promotional code - I can see prices for all 4 options without one.

I believe they may have played around with the pricing mechanic. For a 3 day trip, short stay 2 is now more cheaper than long stay (used to be more expensive). However, the new structure does not yet appear to be reflected in other resellers pricing, for example APH is now cheaper then booking direct for long stay parking but more expensive for using short stay 1.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 11:41
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I wasn't using a promo code, just trying to get a price for 3 weeks parking.
Still no idea why it asks for a time when it makes no difference.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 11:59
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Didn't think long stay was open - no shuttle buses operating?
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 11:10
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Eurowings restart to Düsseldorf postponed again; now scheduled for 2 September.
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 12:37
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EZY Base

According to the below tweet EasyJet is planning to close the base at NCL along with STN and SEN

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Old 30th Jun 2020, 12:49
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Huge blow to the airport that, if it comes to pass
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 13:21
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Just seen the internal company e mail to the unions today that does include potential closing of the bases at NCL ,SEN and STN ,
Grim news if true
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 13:28
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Very grim.
Apart from Jet2, what else is there flying to multiple foreign destinations?
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 13:39
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It did say that Easyjet would still fly from the three bases, obviously 'W' patterns.
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 13:41
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Easyjet has been neglected at Newcastle for a few year in favour of the bigger competition. Time for Major Ben to get his cheque book out and tice them to Teesside.
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 13:42
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If they do pull the base (which I hope they don't) it could be a green light for FR to open a base but lets not get carried away yet
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 13:58
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Easyjet has been neglected at Newcastle for a few year in favour of the bigger competition.
Really? Not what I've heard. Not a huge surprise as the base has been stagnant for a while. More to do with the flat local economy than any lack of effort on the airports part.

Apart from Jet2, what else is there flying to multiple foreign destinations?
Jet2, TUI, Ryanair. Also flights to major hubs from Air France, KLM, Emirates, BA
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 14:03
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If they do pull the base (which I hope they don't) it could be a green light for FR to open a base but lets not get carried away yet
I wouldn't hold your breath for a Ryanair base at Newcastle to happen any time soon
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 15:58
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Also probably due to inflexible local employees who "played the game" successfully over the years thus reducing base efficiency. I am told that late or non reporting resulted in a constant stream of people being taxied in to achieve the schedule. To a certain extent they are now reaping what they sowed.

But as usual it is the good ones which will feel it the most.
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 16:22
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easyJet seemed to have lost intrest in NCL years ago and this comes as no suprise.
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 16:25
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So how many destinations not otherwise served from NCL are at risk - Barcelona, Belfast, Bristol, Geneva, Jersey, Nice, Split? I think all except Jersey and Split are bases, so we may still see something?
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 16:48
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Yes, I suspect that there won't actually be a massive reduction in flights by EZY at Newcastle. Even Jersey could easily be operated as a W from Liverpool, Edinburgh, Bristol etc. Still very sad news for the folks who will likely lose their jobs.
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 17:08
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Would expect Belfast and Bristol (year round), Geneva (winter) and Jersey (summer) to be kept.
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 17:32
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There might not be big reduction in the number of destinations lost overall, but I would bet on a significant reduction in flights.
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