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Old 30th Nov 2018, 10:48
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And a different subject during the reduction in Emirates for Dubai's runway closure. Emirates are trying to route me to LHR then LCY and Flybe/Eastern to NCL from LCY!!?? Really!! Sorry but as a Skywards Gold member I am off to KLM! Emirates have cut a lot of flights this time around??
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 12:08
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Originally Posted by 10 DME ARC View Post
The label "EXTREME Hard landing" it was not!! For a start the aircraft left on time back to DXB! Difficult landed leading to a go-around it was! A lot of heavy late go-arounds result in a touch and go.
Its just YT 'clickbait'. Everything on there is the Worst, the Best, the most Extreme of absolutely anything. And. AFAICS they are obsessed with plane crashes even to the extent of creating fake ones in their computer flight sim programs. Sick minds?
Bring on Article 13!
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 15:53
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People have been complaining for a long time at being charged to drop off passengers.
The airport's answer? Double the price.
Brilliant, NCL, why can't you just ever get it right?
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 17:32
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People have been complaining for a long time at being charged to drop off passengers.
The airport's answer? Double the price.
Brilliant, NCL, why can't you just ever get it right?
Free parking remains available and at £2 it's less than many other UK airports. Ten minutes will cost you 50% more at Edinburgh or Leeds or double that at Manchester. Nobody forces anyone to park in the kiss and fly car parks. If people are happy to pay then that's their choice. The airport is a business.

If you don't like the service that the airport provides (or any business for that matter) then you're welcome to find an alternative. Given that you don't say a single positive thing about the place and always have something to whine about perhaps Teesside, Leeds, Manchester or Edinburgh would better serve your needs?

The airport has won several commendations for its service and popularity with customers over recent times and have invested in numerous improvements yet you always have something to whinge about.


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Old 4th Dec 2018, 18:35
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"yet you always have something to whinge about."
Maybe it's because it is deserved.

I have given praise when it deserved as well but, of course, you choose not to see or remember those things, along the lines of, "an inconvenient truth".

How many times have you seen people drop off in the short stay car park? I can't say I've seen anyone and the taxis certainly don't do it.

As you say, there is competition and how do you know all those many people living in between don't choose NCL but another one?

The idea when running a business is not to see others doing something (ie charging for dropping off) and then just doing the same. They should be doing things to make the inbetweeners choose NCL.
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 19:11
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I have given praise when it deserved as well but, of course, you choose not to see or remember those things, along the lines of, "an inconvenient truth". .
Brilliant, NCL, why can't you just ever get it right?
Make your mind up!!
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 19:28
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Originally Posted by ash666 View Post

"How many times have you seen people drop off in the short stay car park? I can't say I've seen anyone and the taxis certainly don't do it."
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Same at BHX. As a regular flyer (once upon a time for Business, now purely for Pleasure) I would fire our current taxi company of choice if they even attempted to drop us off at the Drop Off Car Park, rather than the Terminal.
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 19:45
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Originally Posted by ash666 View Post
People have been complaining for a long time at being charged to drop off passengers.
The airport's answer? Double the price.
Brilliant, NCL, why can't you just ever get it right?

short stay car park 2 (medium stay ) is free for 15 minutes thats what i use its a few minutes walk
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 20:08
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short stay car park 2 (medium stay ) is free for 15 minutes thats what i use its a few minutes walk
That would be very much in the minority, though.
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 20:31
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The choice is still there for everyone.

Either pay a few quid and be lazy or walk a couple of hundred yards....or even wait for the bus if youíre tight and lazy.
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 20:34
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The idea when running a business is not to see others doing something (ie charging for dropping off) and then just doing the same. They should be doing things to make the inbetweeners choose NCL.
Such as? How should the airport make money in a way that people wouldn't complain about?
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 20:45
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Such as? How should the airport make money in a way that people wouldn't complain about?
That's for the directors to figure out.
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 20:50
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Personally Iím surprised there hasnít been a nasty accident around the airport with people parking anywhere to avoid the charges. The lay-by on the dual carriage way from Kingston park always worries me if there arenít cars sticking out at one end thereís always someone pulling slowly into fast traffic. Good job thereís so few flights this winter itís bit quieter when Iím driving home in the dark....
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 20:54
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From the Chronicle.
It's not just me!!!
"The decision to raise the charge to £2 for a 10 minute stay in the Express car park has caused a backlash on social media..."
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 21:06
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The airport takes action against those too lazy to find the free parking. People take their chances i admit but the airport website and signage make the protocol crystal clear. If people choose to ignore that then that's at their discretion and they will be responsible for any accident occurring not the airport who are enforcing legally allowed powers on their private property. Don't like it then don't do it
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Old 5th Dec 2018, 05:46
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Originally Posted by CroqueMonsieur View Post
The airport takes action against those too lazy to find the free parking. People take their chances i admit but the airport website and signage make the protocol crystal clear. If people choose to ignore that then that's at their discretion and they will be responsible for any accident occurring not the airport who are enforcing legally allowed powers on their private property. Don't like it then don't do it
sound very knowledgable of the policy but in the event of an accident the headlines will be about the extortionate parking prices ďdrivingĒ people to park elsewhere - the website disclaimer wonít help reputationslly.
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Old 5th Dec 2018, 07:31
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Its £2 i dont know why this causes so much uproar for surely people arent this tight.
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Old 5th Dec 2018, 07:55
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Its £2 i dont know why this causes so much uproar for surely people arent this tight.
Couldn't agree more.
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Old 5th Dec 2018, 09:37
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Originally Posted by LiamNCL View Post
Its £2 i dont know why this causes so much uproar for surely people arent this tight.
or they cant be bothered to read...

https://www.newcastleairport.com/car...-stay-parking/
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Old 5th Dec 2018, 10:16
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£22.50 a day *shock horror smiley thingy*

The parking at NCL is vast these days. Do they earn more from the parking than the plane business?
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