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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 09:33
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Due to a range of reasons, I can guarantee we will not be seeing the Metro running beyond the current times for at least 10 years. There are several key reasons behind this:
  • Staffing:
    • There is a significant amount of resource required to operate trains, more than meets the eye of 'drivers and signallers' you will also need a significant number of frontline staff out and about for fire regulations
    • Driver/ frontline contracts do not include said hours - change = ouch!
  • ASB: must be considered
  • Maintenance
    • The rolling stock cannot be used further, if anything usage will need to go down
    • Metro All Change - possessions are occurring every night for the modernisation project up to 2021; this will be continuing for further works
    • When are stations such as Monument cleaned?
  • Metro doesn't run on New Years Day (only major Metro/LR service in the UK not to do so)

Metro aren't daft, there probably isn't a business case for such an idea yet before we even get into the very complex technicalities of such a service. MetroLink has only recently started the Manchester Airport - Deansgate Castlefield service and MAN is a large amount bigger than Newcastle, but also that system has only recently been built, and isn't going through such a major investment programme anymore.
The idea of hiring trains or track possession would be a non starter.

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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 10:46
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I have tried every company around .
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 15:47
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Looks like the new E machines at passport control are causing chaos.

Mind, good to see that a toilet has finally arrived between the planes and immigration.
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 22:04
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Originally Posted by ash666
Looks like the new E machines at passport control are causing chaos.

Mind, good to see that a toilet has finally arrived between the planes and immigration.
The toilet in the arrivals corridor has been there for 3 or 4 years now, possibly longer!
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 22:15
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Originally Posted by nclops


The toilet in the arrivals corridor has been there for 3 or 4 years now, possibly longer!
I'm amazed I would walk past that without noticing unless they walk us a different way now.

Mind, when I've mentioned this in the past no-one has said anything was there, not that I am disagreeing with you.
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 22:25
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Toilet in arrivals

That toilet has been there for years at least 5 maybe more I think.
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Old 15th Jun 2018, 22:12
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Emirates reducing DXB temporarily from 16th April to 4 x weekly for 45 days whilst the runway resurfacing at DXB takes place.
All other UK destinations seeing reductions too, so nothing to worry about for NCL.
NCL, EDI, STN all go 4 weekly
MAN, GLA, LGW, LHR all lose a daily flight
BHX reduces from 14 to 11 weekly
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 09:50
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Originally Posted by Check Mags On
That toilet has been there for years at least 5 maybe more I think.
My sister in law used it yesterday and said it was filthy, usual long delay on baggage reclaim and long queues for passport control.
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 14:49
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Originally Posted by nclops


The toilet in the arrivals corridor has been there for 3 or 4 years now, possibly longer!
Very recently renovated however it was closed for a period of months and gladly it's now open again.
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 22:23
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CAA stats for April (!)
Brussels +27%
Paris CDG -15% Lots of Cancellations due to strikes etc
Berlin -8%
Dusseldorf -33% People not enjoying the Q400?
Dublin -17% Reductions from both FR and EIr
Rome +17%
Amsterdam -17% Reduced frequency
Madrid +24%
Barcelona -2%
Gdansk +14%
Krakow +21%
Warsaw +5%
Wroclaw +2%
Dubai 21208 +3%
Heathrow +1%
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 23:10
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So good set of figures there.
nice to see those Ryanair routes growing shame Madrid isn't going into the winter with that increase for April

EK continues to grow
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May statistics have been posted on the airport website. Pax figures are 524,325 up from 510,342 last year
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BA seems to be considerably reducing its Newcastle flights. In many days in July and August they are down to just 3/4 rotations a day. It already feels like a slippery slope with the reduction in the schedules for winter. Even during the height of the financial crisis we kept the 6 daily flights.
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Old 21st Jun 2018, 05:57
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Originally Posted by Ph1l1pncl
BA seems to be considerably reducing its Newcastle flights. In many days in July and August they are down to just 3/4 rotations a day. It already feels like a slippery slope with the reduction in the schedules for winter. Even during the height of the financial crisis we kept the 6 daily flights.
Is that right? I thought flights were always flexed between Winter and Summer seasons?
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From Facebook:

"An exciting day at the airport - a rare visit from a Bhutan Airlines A319"

What's the story?
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From Facebook:

"An exciting day at the airport - a rare visit from a Bhutan Airlines A319"

What's the story?
Delivery flight from the US
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Old 21st Jun 2018, 14:16
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Is that common?
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Bhutan Airlines is due A319 ex Frontier Airlines (N952FR - "Mel the Mule Deer") - MSN4204
Departed Newcastle to Athens, from where it has Departed at 15.29 UTC as B3781/BTN781 registration showing as A5-DOR (ref. FR24)
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Is that common?
No - there used to be a steady trickle of DHC-8 deliveries through NCL, but jet airliner ferry flights are very rare. About every 10-15 year's or so!
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB
No - there used to be a steady trickle of DHC-8 deliveries through NCL, but jet airliner ferry flights are very rare. About every 10-15 year's or so!
I can't remember the last one I saw/heard of.
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