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Old 18th Oct 2020, 15:38
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Originally Posted by OzzyOzBorn View Post
if your extended family lives in Pakistan or India and you haven't been able to go and see them for ages ...
But that group will all go on cheap fares with EK or transit via PIA/AI perhaps BA but not a minimally advertised new start route with VS unless offering loss making fares.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 16:46
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Originally Posted by spannersatcx View Post
T2 can't stay open as it's already closed!
Yes, I should have specified T2 to re-open with T3 remaining open and T1 to close for maintenance. EI was supposed to have moved to T3 with the start of the BHD route, but for some reson, didn't happen, so I guess the situation is still fluid at the moment.

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Old 18th Oct 2020, 17:51
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
But that group will all go on cheap fares with EK or transit via PIA/AI perhaps BA but not a minimally advertised new start route with VS unless offering loss making fares.
A random check of fares in Feb 2021 shows BA and VS charging the same amount.So why would one go via LHR when one can travel non stop for the same price ?
Also I am not so sure that the potential clientele are too enamoured with a dry PIA.
I suspect the route will be a surprising success.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 18:23
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The latest I heard was for T2 to reopen in February.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 19:23
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Originally Posted by The96er View Post
Yes, I should have specified T2 to re-open with T3 remaining open and T1 to close for maintenance. EI was supposed to have moved to T3 with the start of the BHD route, but for some reson, didn't happen, so I guess the situation is still fluid at the moment.
They should close T1 and knock it down!!!
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 19:28
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Originally Posted by chinapattern View Post
They should close T1 and knock it down!!!
Why? Sounds a tad peevish to me.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 19:40
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Originally Posted by The96er View Post
Yes, I should have specified T2 to re-open with T3 remaining open and T1 to close for maintenance. EI was supposed to have moved to T3 with the start of the BHD route, but for some reson, didn't happen, so I guess the situation is still fluid at the moment.
Are you able to elude on the T1 maintenance?
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 19:42
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Originally Posted by chinapattern View Post
They should close T1 and knock it down!!!
Can we keep the multi storey car park I canít imagine level 13 not being there, that new car park in T2X just isnít the same...
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 19:59
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The sooner new T2 opens the better. T1 and T3 are old and desperately in need of a complete overhaul
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 20:55
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Originally Posted by Flying Hi View Post
Why? Sounds a tad peevish to me.
Because itís old, dated and perhaps one of the most miserable terminal experiences in the U.K. The sight of an A380 bridge stuck onto the end of a pier originally designed for the likes of Tridents and BAC 111s speaks volumes!
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 21:40
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
But that group will all go on cheap fares with EK or transit via PIA/AI perhaps BA but not a minimally advertised new start route with VS unless offering loss making fares.
Covid restrictions will be with us for some time to come. Transit stops can add extra complications that can change at a moments notice. Point to point will become more attractive even if it comes at a premium.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 23:54
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But that group will all go on cheap fares with EK or transit via PIA/AI perhaps BA but not a minimally advertised new start route with VS unless offering loss making fares.
You presume that group to be a single homogenous mass who will default to similar travel choices en bloc. The reality is that we're referring to a very large pool of individual family groups which will each make the decision which best suits themselves. Provided that Virgin offers tariffs pitched to compete effectively with the alternatives on offer, there is no reason to presume they can't prosper. If their price point is pitched too high to attract customers, they will lose out. But Virgin executives have plenty of experience in competitive markets and they know the score. They are aware of the criteria required to succeed, and their introductory fares look fine to me.
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Old 28th Oct 2020, 13:37
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Originally Posted by MANFAN View Post
With T2X already complete and ready to be tested prior to official opening, is there any word from MAG/MAN management about testing the terminal with passengers?
There were rumours during the summer that it would be opening in March with testing to take place during Jan & Feb, but it's gone quiet lately. There would be more space to social distance within T2X compared to the current T1 & T3.

Appreciate any info...
They'll need to do trials with staff first, which I'd imagine has been/is going to be an issue, given a) the current Covid restrictions, and b) the number of staff who have been furloughed and made redundant.
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