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Old 24th May 2019, 13:26
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Ryanair:
Power outage at Manchester Airport
24 May 2019 12:25
Due to a power outage at Manchester Airport affecting all airlines we have unfortunately had to cancel a small number of flights.

All affected customers have been notified by email and SMS message advising them of their options of a free move or refund.

We apologise for these cancellations which are completely outside of our control.
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Old 29th May 2019, 15:46
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Old 29th May 2019, 15:49
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Old 29th May 2019, 15:53
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Old 3rd Jun 2019, 19:36
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Old 3rd Jun 2019, 21:35
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On the subject of airport development but on a slightly less grand scale: the new private terminal. The images shown earlier on this thread appeared to show a moderately impressive structure, but having taxied past it a few times in the last few weeks I'm seeing something emerging that looks like a cross between a wooden bicycle shed and a golf driving range. I know appearances can be deceptive but it doesn't look much bigger than the Emirates lounge in T1. My experience of folks that can afford to pay for this kind of exclusivity convinces me that they want to be wowed rather than underwhelmed
Does anyone know what the intended capacity is?
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Old 3rd Jun 2019, 22:02
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Its 50 per passenger and well within reach of non-millionaires
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Old 3rd Jun 2019, 23:30
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I really don't think it's an executive terminal, certainly doesn't looks like one. A rowdy stag do family flying to Benidorm could get in. It's more of a lounge, away from the hustle and bussle of the main terminals.
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 07:09
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Originally Posted by LFC22 View Post
I really don't think it's an executive terminal, certainly doesn't looks like one. A rowdy stag do family flying to Benidorm could get in. It's more of a lounge, away from the hustle and bussle of the main terminals.
Ah, making more sense now. So 'private transfer to aircraft' could result in a blingy streched hummer with Stella from Urmston flashing her boobs at bemused pilots as the hen do is whisked to its Ryanair flight to Malaga. Got it
On a serious note though if I was flying with Emirates (say) and had lounge access I'd just use their lounge
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Old 6th Jun 2019, 10:19
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Five Chinese carriers have filed applications with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), seeking rights to operate new routes to European cities and points in North Asia....

...Juneyao seeks rights to operate a thrice-weekly service from Shanghai Pudong to Manchester in March 2020, its second destination in the United Kingdom after it applied to operate Shanghai Pudong-London in July this year.
Flight - Chinese carriers seek rights to Europe, North Asia
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Old 6th Jun 2019, 12:29
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On a serious note though if I was flying with Emirates (say) and had lounge access I'd just use their lounge
In theory, you could use either, but not both.
On one hand, you have a very good lounge, but you have to go through check-in, security and boarding like everyone else
On the other, you'd have a quick and quiet check-in, security and driven straight to the plane, but you wouldn't have the great lounge and probably have to climb stairs to get to the airbridges

Choice is up to you. I was at the runway viewing area recently, saw the building and it's not as big as i thought it was going to be. To top it all off, it's right next to the ground run area and taxiways, not the noise you'd want to hear in a lounge
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Old 6th Jun 2019, 21:22
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eggc,

I believe prices will start at 50 pp, and that's for the one-way basic package. The Full Monty is nearer 200 pp for departure+arrival.

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Old 7th Jun 2019, 01:18
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question

Hi people , I'm not familiar with Manchester very much, apart from Flying there once from Edinburgh, it's not a place I've really looked at.
( I'd like to watch the movements at the pub there ), but my question is how many terminals are there ? The one that faces the runways , was that not the ' original ' terminal.
But looking at the airiel photos , there appears to be airbridge gates a fair way from the first terminal, what exactly is all this work for ? Is there a terminal 3? . How big is the current Terminal 2?.
And also will these changes allow the likes of the A380 , A350-1000 and 777X to have extra gates, I was under the impression there is only one current dedicated A380 stand for Emirates?..
Sorry if this seems a strange question, but those pictures are great but not knowing which building is which, hence my asking .
Thank you in advance.
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 06:40
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T1 is a much modified version of the original terminal, which had piers A, B and C. It is the central terminal of the current three. The EK 380 currently uses T1.

T2, to the west of T1, is currently being expanded/re-built, see up the thread for many reports on this. It should be capable for all the new wide body types.

T3, to the east of T1, is the smallest and most crowded. I usually fly KLM to AMS and then proceed elsewhere and so this is the terminal I know best and will be there again week-end after next.
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 07:15
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If you're just wanting to watch movements, i'd recommend the Runway Visitor Park viewing area as well.
Its 5 for 2hrs, 10 for 4hrs or 12 all day, per Car, so if you bring a friend or 2, it's a really cheap day out, ideal if you want to bring a few beers and a cool bag from home (will be a dam side cheaper than airside)

Best time to get there would be for the morning rush, when the majority of flights use the main runway (23R/05L) so you get a much better view than if you went for the afternoon when Runway 2 opens and departures are a bit harder to see

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Old 7th Jun 2019, 07:20
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Just a brief correction with regards to runway opening times. Certainly Mon-Fri it's dual runway operations all day from, if I remember correctly, 0615 until around 2000. I don't recall the weekend times.
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 07:25
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Viewing

Best place by far is the Southside as the view from the AVP is not as good as it was due to building work.
Park in Moss Lane then enter the Country Park by a gate across the road walk around 10 mins and then go up the bank where views are brilliant,
You can also park the other end of the park off the Wilmslow Rd by the hotel but the parking is limited,
Southside is free whilst the AVP is a bit of a rip off.
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 08:51
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I totally agree with BHX5DME unless weather is wet because there is no shelter at all and if it is hot take water (and food) with you
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 20:55
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 23:47
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thank you

Thank you guys for all your kind explanation of the airport, and the information about the best viewing spots, very informative and interesting.
Much appreciated.
Would be nice to see them close up , although living near DSA my home is right under the flight path for landing from the East for MAN the Peking flight woke me it wasxso low and loud , crossed over Near the M180 junction 2 at only 12000 ft, I always know when the PIA and EK flights are heading in as they to are low and loud, on clear days I've had stunning views with my wee telescope.
I note that as they head west toward the horizon the turn to port slightly .
But even the KLM and easyJet flights are easy to spot.
Lucky here for spotting, we have MAN , LBA where some Jet2 757's really rumble over at 9000 then of course DSA, and the steady stream of , Wizzair or Ryanair doing circuits .
But I'm definitely taking your advice band will take the train to the airport, and have a day spotting there , so much variety.
Thanks again guys
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