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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 20:54
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Originally Posted by Council Van View Post
It is likely to a bare minimum of a hour from the flight being called to climbing through 10'000ft the earliest point at which I would consider switching the seat belt signs off.
Then it's a good job there are toilets on the plane that are available before pushback.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 13:53
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Originally Posted by MANworker View Post
There will be no facilities in the new pier, the plan is for pax to remain in the main terminal until the aircraft is almost ready for boarding. There are also limited amount of toilets in the pier, and the arrivals level has even fewer toilets. Looks good inside, some issues are arising with the trials ongoing, and are trying to be resolved but Iím not convinced anything can be done at this point. Itíll be an interesting first few days to see what happens, canít wait for the first complaint about it being too far or too big
There are two toilet blocks on each level. Do we know how many stalls/urinals are provide in each? The arrivals one can be smaller as people are not going to be waiting around. The nice thing is that there are water fountains on the pier. Something that doesn't exist that close to gates today.

Can you share what some of the "issues" are?
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 07:48
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According to OAN 23/2019 the hydrants on T2 are shut at night whilst fuel mains to Pier 1 are connected however fuel is available on remote stands.

Do you have a source for your rather broad statement?
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 12:44
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February statistics

Brief summary of February stats (from a very bumpy Cumbrian bus)

Movements - 13,326 +1.69%
Passengers - 1,798,625 +6.97%
Inc transits - 1,805,164 +7.05%

Moving annual figures:
Movements - 201,569 -0.70%
Passengers - 28,502,330 +2.50%
Inc transits - 28,590,075 +2.44%

Edited to reflex correct monthly passenger percentage increase.

Last edited by Scottie Dog; 5th Mar 2019 at 16:20.
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 12:54
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Originally Posted by Scottie Dog View Post
Brief summary of February stats (from a very bumpy Cumbrian bus)

Movements - 13,326 +1.69%
Passengers - 1,798,625 +7.97%
Inc transits - 1,805,164 +7.05%
Pardon my ignorance - what are "transits" in that context as the figures looks ridiculously low? (200 per day)
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 14:10
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I note Jet Airways creeping into the charts.

It concerns me to read in Flight Global today that out of their fleet of 96 aircraft, they now have 27 grounded & in storage due to non-payment of leases.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...1200000000taAh
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 16:35
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Originally Posted by jinbo View Post
Managers at shell and north air told by MAG to source 40 0000 litre bowsers ASAP as hydrant systems will not be ready by 1 April. I am employed by one of these companies.
Ooops! I do hope it's the only problem.

Many thanks for the update.

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Old 6th Mar 2019, 06:58
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
Pardon my ignorance - what are "transits" in that context as the figures looks ridiculously low? (200 per day)
Think in terms of passengers on the SQ flights travelling through from SIN to IAH, and vice versa. These passengers "transit" Manchester. There use to be some passengers with PK in the days when their JFK flight routed through MAN, but I cannot immediately think of many other routes.

I hope that helps.
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 17:42
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easyJet new routes on sale tomorrow:

MAN - Bari (summer only Wednesdays and Saturdays)
MAN - Kalamata (summer only Tuesdays and Saturdays)
MAN - Jerez (year round Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday)
MAN - Nice (year round Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday)

3 extra flights a week from MAN to BFS on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 1 extra flight a week from MAN to BUD on Wednesday.
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 18:10
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OPERATIONAL ADVICE NOTICE (OAN)
OAN 25 / 2019 Ė RUNWAY OPERATING HOURS (SUMMER 2019)
OAN REF:- 25/2019 DATE OF ISSUE:- 06/03/19 EFFECTIVE DATE:- 01/04/19 EXPIRY:- 27/10/19
1.0 SUMMARY
1.1 During the summerseason dual-runway operating hours will revert to seasonal summer operating hours.
2.0 PROGRAMME
2.1 Commencing 06:15 Monday 1
st April 2019 for the summer season.
3.0 DUAL RUNWAY OPERATING HOURS
3.1 All times quoted in this Operational Advice Notice are local.
3.2 Monday to Friday (inclusive)
3.2.1 Runway 05L/23R and 05R/23L will be in operation between 06:15hrs - 20:00hrs. Runway 05L/23R will be
in operation as a single runway at all other times.
3.3 Saturday
3.3.1 Runway 05L/23R and 05R/23L will be in operation between 06:15hrs - 16:00hrs. Runway 05L/23R will be
in operation as a single runway at all other times.
3.4 Sunday
3.4.1 Runway 05L/23R and 05R/23L will be in operation between 06:15hrs - 09:30hrs & 13:00hrs Ė 20:00hrs.
Runway 05L/23R will be in operation as a single runway at all other times.
4.0 RESCUE & FIRE-FIGHTING SERVICE CATEGORY (RFFS)
4.1 RFFS Category 10 will be provided at all times.
5.0 PROMULGATION OF INFORMATION
5.1 A NOTAM will be issued promulgating the runway operating hours.
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Old 6th Mar 2019, 23:03
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Or look three posts up.
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 06:44
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Sorry my mistake, deleted.
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 09:33
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New EZY routes from MAN

Originally Posted by easydan319 View Post
easyJet new routes on sale tomorrow:

MAN - Bari (summer only Wednesdays and Saturdays)
MAN - Kalamata (summer only Tuesdays and Saturdays)
MAN - Jerez (year round Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday)
MAN - Nice (year round Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday)

3 extra flights a week from MAN to BFS on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 1 extra flight a week from MAN to BUD on Wednesday.
Excellent news easydan319. Exiting new destinations as well. Good to see Spain's Costa de Luz and southern Italy being opened up further. as well as more choice to Nice and Greece. Time to update travel plans and flex the credit card again I think.
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 16:25
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XRY (Year Round)

Can you pls confirm XRY is year round? I understood it was August for three months only, if itís year round, that would be excellent
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 17:40
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Everything I have read says all year on several forums
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 20:35
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easydan,
Thanks for the Man info- much appreciated.
Rgds,
NRU74
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 20:58
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Originally Posted by NRU74 View Post
easydan,
Thanks for the Man info- much appreciated.
Rgds,
NRU74
I second that. Thanks for the info easydan. Great to get some new route news. Kind regards, DomyDom.
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 21:45
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Originally Posted by GavinC View Post
I'm sorry but that's simply not true. The experience at MAN does put people off, particularly at T3 where regional flights compete with other modes and the MAN issues are at there worst.

For example, i've been to Glasgow a number of times recently. My instinct is to fly and the cost is comparable to the train if not better. I did fly once and my experience was as follows - get train to airport, fine. Walk to T3 from station, ok but outside. Security - shouty, aggressive, long queues, don't look at your phone! get everything out, use more trays. Unpleasant. Get into Terminal - Nowhere to sit, barely anywhere to stand, queues at all of the bars and shops. Unpleasant.

So i got the train most of the time and FlyBe missed out on the money i wanted to give them.

For what it's worth, there were no queues for security at GLA on the way back, nor were there queues when i flew to Glasgow from London City recently or back from Belfast City either. At all three airports i carried my same work gear and at all three i was able to use fewer trays and was not shouted at.

Lets also not forget that many of MAN's passengers will have a choice of airports depending on where they are going. That could be LPL, BHX or even LHR for some destinations.

MAN (T3) puts people off and the airport need to address it.
I would agree that that if the airport objective were to prevent people from choosing a train to Glasgow they may have failed.

I would only offer that killing the train service to Glasgow need not and should be a primary measure.

Manchester is about 10th in the world on overall destinations served, and the number deliverable effectively by rail is close to zero.

If the train works better for you, then use it.

Please consider that may be no more a failure for the airport than the success of Billy's Bionic Burger Bar in Bury may be a failure for McDonalds.

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Old 7th Mar 2019, 23:59
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Originally Posted by Aksai Oiler View Post
Can you pls confirm XRY is year round? I understood it was August for three months only, if itís year round, that would be excellent
Flights have been advertised as year round but all routes are currently only bookable until late October. November 19 - March 20 are due to be released by April 19.
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Old 8th Mar 2019, 06:29
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Ryanair BFS

maybe still working in progress but Ryanair appear to have cut MAN-BFS from twice daily to twice weekly from W19/20
Big loss of seats
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