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Old 6th Aug 2018, 20:17
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P**S OFF you rude bugger
"Pot calling kettle black" comes to mind.
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 21:22
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Just picked some friends up at T3 who arrived at 19.35 off an FR flight. No problems at Immigration control, just a few minutes, however, they then waited an hour and a half for their baggage in a very busy baggage hall. Later arriving flights bags came through quickly, eventually theirs arrived on a different carousel along with another flights bags. Not happy bunnies.
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 21:24
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Originally Posted by Scottie Dog View Post
"Pot calling kettle black" comes to mind.
Maybe in the 50's mate but in this day and age, its called sticking up for a decent member who is a great source of proven information to this thread
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 23:14
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Thanks LAX, just needed some clarification that's all!
😁

Ever heard of Google?

I appreciate you're new around these parts, but one of the givens is that we don't need to be spoon fed or nannied.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 00:26
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Originally Posted by 160to4DME View Post
Ever heard of Google?

I appreciate you're new around these parts, but one of the givens is that we don't need to be spoon fed or nannied.
I'm not intending on being "spoonfed and nannied", but morso critical as no source of info. had been provided preliminarily.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 09:17
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VLM airlines are a bunch of ...
Still selling tickets for routes that are scrapped.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 11:10
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Originally Posted by Trav a la View Post
Just picked some friends up at T3 who arrived at 19.35 off an FR flight. No problems at Immigration control, just a few minutes, however, they then waited an hour and a half for their baggage in a very busy baggage hall. Later arriving flights bags came through quickly, eventually theirs arrived on a different carousel along with another flights bags. Not happy bunnies.

Tell them to use a better airline next time.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 12:00
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Tell them to use a better airline next time.
Ha Ha, they were on their way back to Yorkshire too. Your companies policy of self handling does pay dividends.
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Old 7th Aug 2018, 14:04
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Originally Posted by buzz_hornet View Post
Use MAN at the weekend for the first time. no real issues. Missus got hauled at security for having her straighteners in her hand luggage, which i thought was strange as no issue leaving BFS with them. I should add that we travel using one of the lanyards so probably a little easier. Security looked nuts in the standard queue.
you were travelling with a lanyard that uses hair straighteners??, thats not nice calling the wife a lanyard lol, only kidding. Does a lanyard mean u are an employee??
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 06:41
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Easyjet add 2 weekly Budapest from 5th November.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 09:47
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Originally Posted by LAX_LHR View Post
Easyjet add 2 weekly Budapest from 5th November.
Getting a bit of a 3 way fight now. Jet2 v Ryanair v easyJet.

Wonder if anyone fancies going for a similar sounding place in Romania?
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 10:08
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I’ll admit that while expansion is great, the route choices have been a little lacklustr given the competition.

Lisbon sees TAP and Ryanair
innsbruck sees Jet2, Austrian, TUI, Flybe and Thomas Cook
Budapest sees Ryanair and Jet2
Lanzarote and Faro sees TUI, Thomas Cook, Ryanair and Jet2
Barcelona sees Vueling, Jet2 and Ryanair.

only Bordeaux saw no competition.

meanwhile, Warsaw Chopin is now served by easyJet’s but no route from Manchester (there is Ryanair to Modlin but Chopin is better), Bucharest remains stubbornly unserved, Zurich is crying out for lower fares and TLV/GIB bumping along at a stupidly low frequency,

cant win them all I suppose.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 10:18
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Originally Posted by LAX_LHR View Post
cant win them all I suppose.
INN is very seasonal and driven by skiers between Jan and March, quite a few on package holidays. So its not surprising to see so many operators there and I think the BE and OS are pure charters, I think you can book seat-only on the TUI and some TCX services though. In the summer, GIB is fairly well covered by AGP, but has never recovered to the frequency MON used to operate.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 11:31
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While it's good to see easyjet expanding, the choice of routes is sometimes surprising, I agree.
Was Aarhus mentioned fairly recently for EZY, or was that a SAS slot application that wasn't activated? I might be confused.

As for Bucharest, with a second carrier starting from LPL (Wizz), it is beginning to look just as elusive as ever for MAN perhaps.

July saw a small increase in terminal pax of 0.45% which nevertheless is slightly better than the projected overall seat capacity for the summer compared to 2017.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 15:11
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I'd imagine airlines are becoming more wary of operating untested routes or ones percieved to be non starters. Which goes against the logic of a LCC anyway, they're supposed to be operating these crazy routes, then if they don't work, can them after a year of less

Come on Ryanair/EasyJet, where's your sense of adventure... stop relying on 'Computer Says No' and give us the new destinations!
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 15:24
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Not until our future relationship with continental Europe becomes clearer.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 16:58
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I would think one issue at the moment is the exchange rate as it is very poor for UK travellers
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 17:09
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July statistics

Terminal passengers - 27,928,850 +2.57%
Total (Inc transits passengers) - 28,025,758 - +2.47%
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 20:46
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I don't want to sound tribal here, I've worked for both LCC and network carriers.

I think there some are being slightly unfair on easyJet. It's not theirs or other LCC's responsibility to boost MAN's route portfolio but to operate where the best returns are. Plus there are a number of easyJet routes that were missing from the airports network.

BIO - No airline on the route
TIV - Totally brand new route
TLV- Maintained route after LS pulled it and when ZB collapsed
BSL-Not operated since the days of Crossair
SXF-Glaring omission to MAN's portfolio
DME-Not operated on a scheduled basis for many years. Unfortunate timing given the struggling Russian economy and sanctions
SKG- Year round service to an important Greek city that is widely used by Greek locals
MRS - Don't think there was much competition ??
RAK - No scheduled competition when it was launched
GRX - No competition

The thing is, some enthusiasts are fickle. If OK, relaunched PRG, AZ began operating to MXP or LY does launch TLV, there will be many with more optimistic views.

I'm sure easyJet will continue to launch routes that are new or underserved at MAN just like they have done with the above list. I have no real knowledge of any new routes but I could see WAW as a possibility i guess now it's on the wider network.

Either way, easyJet operates more of Europes top 10 city pairs than any other airline. IMO, along with MT on long haul and BE on domestic, they are the closest that MAN has to a home carrier and they can't adequately do that by omitting the big pairings of AMS, CDG, MXP, PMI, FAO etc in a bid to ponly chasing thinner or secondary routes.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 21:40
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Good points there Easyflyer. I guess there is a fine balance between a route being under-served and becoming over-served, but MAN is fortunate now to have the catchment area and critical mass to be able to support multiple carriers on so many city pairs.

Many an airport would kill to have an easyJet base the size of the one at MAN, the footfall and revenue it generates through the terminals is enormous compared to, shall we say, some of the more exotic tails that turn up once or twice a day. Great to see easyJet expanding.
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