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Old 8th Oct 2018, 11:29
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Originally Posted by TOM100
Are Eastern dropping CWL - doesn't seem to be bookable late November ?
It seems Eastern are reviewing their ops.

Not bookable apart from the odd flights dotted around the place, same applies for ABZ.
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 14:03
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Surprised they have any customers left to be honest the way they have been cancelling flights over the past few months
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 15:55
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Originally Posted by brownale342
It seems Eastern are reviewing their ops.
In general, or just from Newcastle? Nothing on the Aberdeen or Eastern Airways forums...
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 16:51
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Eastern have had a relatively big shake up of their timetable from Newcastle this week without a great deal of notice. Aberdeen going down to twice a day with the early morning and tea time flight and Cardiff once a day with the aircraft actually being based in Cardiff during the week, giving a rather non business friendly mid afternoon departure.
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 20:06
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Originally Posted by NCL-TRC
Eastern have had a relatively big shake up of their timetable from Newcastle this week without a great deal of notice. Aberdeen going down to twice a day with the early morning and tea time flight and Cardiff once a day with the aircraft actually being based in Cardiff during the week, giving a rather non business friendly mid afternoon departure.
If they are going to use the VLY aircraft then it would have to be in the late morning to allow it to get back for the 16.10 departure to VLY especially as VLY i think closes around 17.30 to 18.00. Looking at the flights onsale this could only happen in November and December as from January it's back to 10 weekly.
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 17:04
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The August stats are now available on the CAA website
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 18:46
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I had heard Eastern were starting the LCY route back up in the new year too using the J41. Isn't LCY a slot restricted airport??
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 21:00
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Interesting development....last time this was tried the small aircraft proved uneconomic i.e. the high landing charges against the small number of passengers they could carry.....a Saab 2000 or similar size might work. I hope it happens
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 21:33
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Given how busy LCY is these days Id be surprised if they gave slots to a J41, Id like to see it though.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 00:12
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I flew thought the airport at lunchtime today for the first time in a couple of years (I usually take the last BA flight doesn’t to London) and the airport was relatively busy for the post summer peak. Emirates, two Easyjet, two jet2, my BA, flybmi and KLM, so a fair few passengers milling around. Many had Scottish accents which is a good sign. Security was fine and no major wait for that. However, bar 11,the beer house and cafe ritazza looked like a bomb had went off. So much rubbish, left over food and drink on the tables and barely any staff, it doesn’t give a good impression. WHSmith was also looking sorry for itself. But, it was good to see Pitta and Brew open as it’s always closed late at night, and the new health food hut had a queue too. The main seating area was of course busy, but there isn’t much seating now after the refurbishment. But, one thing which was empty was Flying Hippo, I don’t know if it get some busier in the height of summer, but the restaurant takes up a huge amount of space. It either should be smaller so more regular seating can be provided, or it turned into another restaurant. Liverpool airport has a Frankie and Bennys, that would do pretty well at Newcastle, or even a Wetherspoons (I know that’s another pub which many don’t like) or a Nando’s. That would do roaring trade. It also seems silly to have another smaller duty free store at the other end of the terminal after you have been forced to snake around the new store.

The pier needs a drastic overhaul, that’s embarrassing now with the out of date adverts, the peeling paint and scuff marks. Any plans for that to be refurbished? Also, when did the new self check in and bag drop go in for a Thomas Cook, Tui check in? The free cash machine landslide beside WHSmith has now turned into a traveler mach8ne, which is frustrating as now the minimum you can withdraw isn’t 20 instead of 5/10 when it was NatWest.

It be be interesting to see how 2019pans out, I’m guessing it will be one of contraction due to the loss of the third Thomas Cook aircraft, two Ryanair routes lost and the Easyjet Berlin flight. Eastern Airways troubles,
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 04:19
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I got to NCL last night on the late KLM flight.
First we got an announcement saying there would be a delay getting the steps to the plane but got inside to a deserted baggage area and it was a good 20 minutes for the bags to start coming out with several people on the phone to their pick-ups outside apologising for still being inside.

And if the ultra security conscious AMS airport doesn't want your laptop out your bag why should NCL?
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 05:46
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And if the ultra security conscious AMS airport doesn't want your laptop out your bag why should NCL?
Because the Dept of Transport says so
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 05:55
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB
Because the Dept of Transport says so
It's about time it was standardised all over Europe/the world, it would save a lot of aggravation.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 07:37
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Newcastle Airport Tweet...Great news if you love a #citybreak! More seats to Rome, Prague and Krakow coming in winter 19/20 thanks to @jet2tweets

More flights? or, simply a case of more seats due to the -300 being phased out and replaced with the larger -800 and therefore an extra 41 seats per flight?
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 08:12
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Still twice weekly on all three....its just the larger aircraft
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 09:18
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB
Because the Dept of Transport says so
AMS are using CT (Computed Tomography) scanners which are a new technology and is why passengers don't always have to remove laptops. It is being tested at LHR now apparently (although I have yet to experience it).
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 09:20
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Originally Posted by tigertanaka
AMS are using CT (Computed Tomography) scanners which are a new technology and is why passengers don't always have to remove laptops. It is being tested at LHR now apparently (although I have yet to experience it).
If it's a success NCL will probably get one in 2036.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 12:30
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Been said on here before, but inconsistency in security procedures actually makes it more difficult for potential attackers as from day to day they don't know which security measures they will be faced with.
Re the pier, I don't know, I wouldn't say it was an embarrassment. It's functional, does the job it's meant to do. First world problems tbh.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 15:17
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Originally Posted by jensdad
Been said on here before, but inconsistency in security procedures actually makes it more difficult for potential attackers as from day to day they don't know which security measures they will be faced with.
Re the pier, I don't know, I wouldn't say it was an embarrassment. It's functional, does the job it's meant to do. First world problems tbh.
I disagree, the airport is the International Gateway to the region, and first impressions count. If I was a potential inward investor, I wouldn't be impressed. A regular spring clean of the paintwork, etc. wouldn't be a huge cost, but make such a difference.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 16:02
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There must be someone at the airport whose job it is see what maintenance work needs to be done. I agree, first impressions are important...airports, hotels, restaurants etc....all need to impress visitors favourably...unless you feel you are in a monopoly situation.
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