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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 10:39
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Yes Marble Arch has always been the historical measuring point for mileage to London...

I`m with the views expressed above concerning the catch all LON banner & is to partly as I read in the media the general public are finding it all rather silly & tiresome & as some would say borderline misleading...

Sorry expressflight...
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 10:49
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Not Marble Arch.

Charing Cross, specifically from the statue of Charles I.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 10:52
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That's what I thought, inOban.

BBC - London - History - Where Is The Centre Of London?

VariousThings: Plaque marking the spot where London distances are measured from
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 10:56
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Thanks for the information regarding Charing Cross being the standard definition of the centre of London. I was using the City of London district as being the centre but bow to others' greater knowledge on the subject - never too old to learn!
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 10:57
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Wikipedia!
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 11:02
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I fully understand why anyone associated with STN regards SEN as irrelevant as a London airport. But if an airport located between Bishops Stortford and Great Dunmow wants to be regarded as a London airport for reasons too obvious to go into, why knock anyone located the same distance away from the capital seeking whatever commercial advantage they can.

Yes, SS I agree there are far more interesting matters, so I'll leave you all to your wide-bodied discussions and get back to my side of the A12.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 12:16
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Marble Arch or Charing Cross?..it depends who you ask or consult...

Wikipedia is quite often known for not giving the definitive answer shall we say...

Certainly Marble Arch is used consistently & from memory has always been the yardstick involved when it has come to weighing mileage for airport development certainly to the North of London...

Even black cabbies give different answers & if they don`t know...nobody does...
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 12:29
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WARNING - severe thread drift! This is the Stansted thread, yet southside bobby has now decided to prolong a trifling sideshow discussion, whether Charing Cross or Marble Arch should be deemed the centre of London.....
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 12:45
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Originally Posted by seafire6b View Post
WARNING - severe thread drift! This is the Stansted thread, yet southside bobby has now decided to prolong a trifling sideshow discussion, whether Charing Cross or Marble Arch should be deemed the centre of London.....
Well said sf6. Who cares whether SEN or STN is 2 miles closer or further away from some disputed London bench mark. It's a lovely spring day, the sun is shining and the birds are coughing. Surely for most if us there is more to life than nitpicking on a forum. The doors and windows are open. I'm now going to call the SEN and STN switchboards to complain about aircraft noise!! Enjoy the day.

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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 13:07
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It is relevant as OTHER posters on the STANSTED thread introduced the mileage discussion to support agendas...

It is also more relevant to London I grant you that...


The fact that other posters congratulated themselves on a quite unclear answer & I sought to add that Marble Arch has been used for weighing distances for airport development for LONDON then I regard that as a fact worth pointing out...

The threads are for discussion & facts are they not?...

PS...You have now prolonged the discussion by at least the two further posts!....

Everyone has options to read or delete or ignore ...(as in the case of the last two options everyone else has now done lol)...& of course PM which in my view of the tone used by you is certainly not required thanks...
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 13:30
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PS...You have now prolonged the discussion by at least the two further posts!....
and now three posts ... Ad infinitum. ZZZzzzz....
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 13:39
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Complain about aircraft noise?...

NO aircraft noise whatsoever from all the plentiful STN departures...

STN only operate very very quiet machines...all the birds can be heard...

Only noise appears to be from STN "stalwarts" here...lol...

"Have a nice day"...it won`t last...
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 14:06
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sf6.....

Give it a rest man do...

Without wishing of course to draw parallels I noticed an example of ZZzzzz from your good self on another forum with MULIPLE posts all with regard to motorcar names...all ONE lines over 7 posts all within minutes of each other where the one would have sufficed...

Although the boredom level is very low on here & I guess you will have or are looking for sympathizers too I would politely suggest you are adding nothing but perhaps potential ill feeling amongst the more local contributors...
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 14:13
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SSB - Your pro-STN posts really do become more and more tiresome and pathetic. Can you PLEASE grow up? I will be flying out through the North-Essex shopping mall shortly (NOT my choice!!!! - I will be flying back into an airport rather than a mall) - so will hopefully soon give a SENSIBLE review of the mall.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 14:45
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Originally Posted by EssexMan61 View Post
SSB - Your pro-STN posts really do become more and more tiresome and pathetic. Can you PLEASE grow up? I will be flying out through the North-Essex shopping mall shortly (NOT my choice!!!! - I will be flying back into an airport rather than a mall) - so will hopefully soon give a SENSIBLE review of the mall.
If I can quote you

''Can you PLEASE grow up''?

If only!

And please do away with the continuous use of '&' and use 'and' instead it's not difficult!
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 14:51
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EssexMan61...Since when does expansion or job & wealth creation become tiresome & pathetic please?.

As I have stated before SEN contributors ALWAYS resort to personal attacks when no reasonable discussion can be brought to bear by them...

These discussions were originated by the latest good news story & which remains so for STN...End of...

Do not read the STN thread if good news offends you...or if my point of view offends than to "ignore me" should surely suffice...

I`m very glad you will be another customer outbound at least through our shopping mall as you refer to it...

Try to enjoy it all & try not to be an old grouse...

I suspect these posts will be moderated out as has occasioned before tho...

If not & hoping they stay,it says as much about Southend sentiment as it does about STN & mine...

Look forward to your review as a customer,but good or ill it will be much better directed to MAG public relations for proper satisfaction...(sorry if that reads a bit as a bit condescending...certainly unintended)....
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 15:27
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I'm almost regretting my original post yesterday morning drawing the attention of those with an interest in London airports to the BBC piece. As you will know from my username, I have no axe to grind for any London airport.

I just found it interesting that the rapid growth of the high-tech economy of the area might transform the passenger mix at STN. I have a hunch that the Emirates flights will be a highly successful. We will see.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 15:46
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inOban -

The fact remains -as has often been stated - that City is the only real London airport - although Heathrow is in an outer London borough ( but with a Middlesex address). Obviously - Stansted, Luton, Gatwick and Southend are in reality nowhere near London - but as this has been done to death I will shut up now. BUT I would say that I understand that Charing Cross has always been regarded as the official "centre" of London.

PS. Nice to see passengers awaiting their flights relaxing on the grass outside the SEN Terminal this afternoon - not sure you can do that at STN!!
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 17:15
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Haha Essexman you can’t do that at any real London airport but I guess with a hand full of flights a day you could take a stroll along the pier.

And before anyone starts that was a light hearted joke.
Can I suggest we stop this SEN take over of the Stansted thread and start talking about real Stansted news like all the new routes and airlines arriving in the next month or so.
And for the Southenders your more than welcome to go sunbathe on the grass outside your terminal whilst we have the discussions.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 18:59
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Nice to see passengers awaiting their flights relaxing on the grass outside the SEN Terminal this afternoon - not sure you can do that at STN!!
True, but in all fairness Stansted was handling well over 20mppa in 2005/6 before you could no longer do so... that's more than can be said for most airports.

Though meanwhile, those passengers are not in the Terminal, getting through security, into the IDL and spending money if they're out sunbathing on the grass!

STN and SEN are both very different airports, and both good in their own right. Though as daz211 points out... let's be reminded that this is the STN thread, so a reminder of what's upcoming:

- Primera inaugural New York/Newark EWR started on 19/04
- WOW daily to Reykjavik/KEF begins this Wednesday, 25/04
- Air Corsica inaugural flight on 03/05
- Primera Boston and Toronto 18/05 and 31/05 respectively
- Emirates daily B773 to Dubai/DXB, begins 08/06
- Wideroe 4x weekly to Kristiansand/KRS, Norway begins 13/08
- Primera Washington/Dulles IAD 5x weekly begins 22/08
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