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Old 5th Dec 2017, 16:06
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Those of you in the know, the AN22 schedule appears to have slipped (as it often does). It was due in from Gander at 1845 today but it is currently about to arrive there instead. Any idea what the new ETA/ETD for it is please? I would love to get down there and catch it. Cheers.
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 16:37
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And remember that the “less juicy” flights & destinations and less grander airlines are very much the bread and butter of the airport.
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 16:52
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And indeed it’s those types of airlines I refer to...
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 19:15
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Being reported elsewhere MAN is getting leased A330-200s to maintain the VS operation while their own metal covers, wait for it, London (boooooo!)

Seems the B787 engine issues are to blame. Anyone confirm?
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 19:35
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I see MAG have sold EGHH.

Will the proceeds be used to fund the construction of a (long-overdue) parallel taxiway down to the 05R threshold?
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 20:22
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Somehow I suspect not...
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 20:36
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that might have something to do with a billion quid new terminal being built mind !
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 22:36
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V-Flyer View topic - Possible VS lease of Delta 767 s during Oct/Nov

Booking information for Premium Economy customers.....
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 23:07
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Originally Posted by ZOOKER
I see MAG have sold EGHH.

Will the proceeds be used to fund the construction of a (long-overdue) parallel taxiway down to the 05R threshold?
WHAT? Manchester Airport fund development with their own money! Come come, those days are long gone whereby they raised money from their own coffers and borrowed on the back of future returns.
Now they have to "Partnership", which means terminal expansion and somebody else tweaking the strings so that they get a return on their money.
It just rankles me that they find it almost impossible to raise the funds themselves, - surely it was more difficult when the "Corpy" used to run it on their own, but they managed it splendidly.
A parallel taxiway doesn't quite rake in the Yen !
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 07:22
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It would cost a vast ammount of money for little use,
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 08:41
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Depending how you define "vast". A strong business leader could have made a good business case for it under contingency planning. Penny wise and pound foolish. We really don't do forward planning anymore (!)
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I believe another issue with the parallel taxiway was that it didn’t get planning permission to help quell the green lobby.

With a major A road and a river to bridge, as well as a lot of uneven land, it would be a huge cost for what could be very little use. The taxi times to 05R would likely be on par with the polderbaan in AMS, which seems excessive for an airport not yet at Runway capacity nor has extended periods of 05 use.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 08:47
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The question is which causes more of a delay, gate capacity or taxiways?
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 08:58
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At present the cul de sac to T2 is the problem which is being sorted but cannot be finished until pier C is shortened.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 11:13
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05R Manchester.

Originally Posted by LAX_LHR
I believe another issue with the parallel taxiway was that it didn’t get planning permission to help quell the green lobby.

With a major A road and a river to bridge, as well as a lot of uneven land, it would be a huge cost for what could be very little use. The taxi times to 05R would likely be on par with the polderbaan in AMS, which seems excessive for an airport not yet at Runway capacity nor has extended periods of 05 use.
I think you will find the distance from terminal -05R, is not as far as the 7km -4.3 miles
from Schiphol terminal.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 11:23
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Ah yes, sorting out the T2 cul-de-sac. whilst creating more cul-de-sacs with the T2 Fingers.
I think it is true to say that had MAG not entered into the folly of the likes of Humberside & Bournemouth they might not have taken their eye of the MAN ball and for instance, the £45M spent on BOH terminal might of been spent on working lifts & walkways at home base. I speak to many people & there is not an insignificant number that avoid MAN where possible due to the customer experience. Once a year bucket & spaders might endure the experience without complaint but regulars are well and truly peed off. True in 2027 it might be a different experience but there is no question whatsoever it is a decade too late. I await LAX LHR staunch defence of MAN, of which I truly admire greatly I wish I had such faith.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 11:36
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No defence from me, I’m sick of getting dragged down and insulted over things that are nothing to do with me.

The fact my name is already being dragged in without any interaction proves my point perfectly.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 11:38
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No it doesn't- there is no insult or dragging down from me sir. If you call being truly admired an insult, then I am sorry.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 11:47
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No I know you haven’t insulted me, but others have and all over difference in opinions on airport experience. Just can’t be bothered with it anymore.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 12:48
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In Support of Lax

In fairness, just about all those who deified the edifice of Manchester Airport, and acted like schoolboy bullies to those who dared express a contrary opinion, have (finally) been thrown off the forum.

Lax was Never one of those and should be recognized as such ..Thanks for the info and please keep up the good work.
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