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Old 30th May 2018, 17:35
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It would be superb to see Thai at Manch'.....Parked next to Singapore.

Have we ever had a Thai aircraft at EGCC?
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Old 30th May 2018, 17:39
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WE had a Thai B744 divert from LHR a few years back, even further back Iíve seen a pic of a Thai DC8 (I think) parked at T1 but donít know the date or circumstances as to why it was there.
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Old 30th May 2018, 18:33
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SAS and Thai had a DC-8 interchange/leasing arrangement for many years so it's possible pics of a Thai DC-8 might actually be a SAS aircraft operating SAS flights.

Interesting news on VS. LAX for SFO is a straight swap by the looks of it (now that the A330-200s can get to LAX which the -300s I doubt could) but that is some serious capacity growth on ATL and JFK with 450 seats a day to each.
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Old 30th May 2018, 18:37
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I seem to remember about 12 years ago that the Thai royal flight B737 dropped by one evening.
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Old 30th May 2018, 18:50
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Originally Posted by techair View Post
I seem to remember about 12 years ago that the Thai royal flight B737 dropped by one evening.
I remember that, in fact the photo from the gate showed it was the New King 10 in the left seat
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Old 30th May 2018, 21:21
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"I'm aiming to just post routes news going forward. i'm just simply not interested in how long it takes individuals to go through security"

Well, LAX, say's it all. You're either a member of MAG Management or a 'Travel Agent'.........Or even worse....SIMON CALDER?

PS, 'Going forward' is classic 'management-speak'.

"Don't have nightmares".
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Old 30th May 2018, 21:45
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And your on ignore from this point forward zooker, I’m not interested in entering your childish tit for tat debacle. Adios.
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Old 30th May 2018, 22:15
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Last couple of Thai Airways visits were 28th Oct 2013 and 13th Nov 1989.


For VS, we seem to have:
747: daily JFK, daily ATL and 12 weekly MCO = 4 based for 26 flights
A330: 2 weekly BGI, 3 weekly BOS, 3 weekly LAX, 4 weekly LAS = 2 based for 12 flights.

Aren't GLA-MCO and BFS-MCO 747 routes? That could mean they are using a MAN based 747 next year so you get 28 flights a week out of them.
MAN-SFO is 3 weekly. So either the route is getting reduced frequency or it's being culled as it can't operate using the planned A330 operations for the other routes.
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Old 30th May 2018, 22:26
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I obviously touched a nerve LAX......Have fun.....Going forward....
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Old 30th May 2018, 23:00
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Originally Posted by LAX_LHR View Post
New Virgin route to Los Angeles starts May 22nd 2019. Boston increases to 3 weekly, Las Vegas to 4 weekly as well as B747 on daily New York and Atlanta. Barbados also sees a B747. 6 based aircraft overall.

San Fransisco gets the chop however.

https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/virgin...xpansion-14338
Good news. Overall it's heading in the right direction. The PR piece makes no mention of SFO getting chopped so I'll take your knowledge as good on that one, LAX.
SFO always felt like a route which wouldn't support two carriers at MAN, especially when they fly on the same days at roughly the same times. VS have blinked first, I trust MT will keep the route. These two are head to head on BOS, another thin route and will now also showdown on LAX, which should be a strong route. If my recent experience on MT is anything to go by, MAN-LAX is currently under-served.
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Old 31st May 2018, 09:29
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LAX makes much more sense than SFO, surely if they are clever they will codeshare down to Oz with VA/DL and try to capture a share of the market
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Old 31st May 2018, 12:57
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Originally Posted by mufc4evr View Post
LAX makes much more sense than SFO, surely if they are clever they will codeshare down to Oz with VA/DL and try to capture a share of the market
They will indeed codeshare with Virgin Australia and Delta, meaning Manchester passengers now have a new one-stop option to Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane, schedule permitting.

Oz via the US is traditionally more expensive than via Asia, but VS are selling it super cheap right now.

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Old 31st May 2018, 13:11
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Originally Posted by LAX_LHR View Post
WE had a Thai B744 divert from LHR a few years back, even further back Iíve seen a pic of a Thai DC8 (I think) parked at T1 but donít know the date or circumstances as to why it was there.
15th February 1977 was the day a Thai DC-8-63 diverted to MAN from a foggy LHR. The mere sound of HS-TGZ whistling over Stockport was enough to spark a dash for the 369 bus to the airport

It would be great to finally see them back at MAN on a regular basis after so many years of rumoured starts - albeit this time in something a little quieter...
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Old 31st May 2018, 15:24
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Great to see some TATL expansion but wondered why MAN can't retain a Washington service? BMI and then UA been and gone yet DUB (2 daily) and EDI (daily) both keeping their seasonal services going. Does it require some sort of governmental use to fill the front?

I used UA to IAD for connection thru to DEN and it was one of the better US hub experiences.
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Old 31st May 2018, 17:38
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Originally Posted by Betablockeruk View Post
Great to see some TATL expansion but wondered why MAN can't retain a Washington service? BMI and then UA been and gone yet DUB (2 daily) and EDI (daily) both keeping their seasonal services going. Does it require some sort of governmental use to fill the front?

I used UA to IAD for connection thru to DEN and it was one of the better US hub experiences.
EDI and DUB don't have Virgin and Thomas Cook who are collectively eating the American carriers' lunch at MAN, and the latter seem content to sit and watch them take the market. Virgin's tie-up with Delta and MT's various code share agreements have the USA pretty well covered now through a range of hubs, as well as feed at the MAN end.
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Old 31st May 2018, 23:16
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Originally Posted by Betablockeruk View Post
Great to see some TATL expansion but wondered why MAN can't retain a Washington service? BMI and then UA been and gone yet DUB (2 daily) and EDI (daily) both keeping their seasonal services going. Does it require some sort of governmental use to fill the front?

I used UA to IAD for connection thru to DEN and it was one of the better US hub experiences.
I was a regular user of the UA to Dulles on a point to point basis - I have a lot of reasons to go there regularly. My experience was that although the flights were more or less full (incl Business First) when you de-planed at Dulles, the pax terminating at Dulles, like me, were significantly in the minority - I'm guessing most were in transit to the House of Mouse. So despite DC being one of THE great USA experiences, it doesn't seem as though there is enough business to justify the route.
Since the demise of the UA route I've been taking TCX to JFK with a JetBlue (great airline btw) codeshare to Dulles or to Reagan...it's alright actually- and good value. I'll probably try the new Baltimore service next year and train it to Union stn....we'll see
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Old 31st May 2018, 23:26
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EDI-IAD is new and I would expect it will go like MAN in a few years. It was more a response to DY by moving capacity out of NY. You are right a lot of transit on UA IAD-Europe. Some Goverment J traffic helps the routes but insignificant..
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Old 31st May 2018, 23:35
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I know and understand the hostility that certain forumers have towards BA. They have their reasons, mainly historical and more recently that BA have developed a track record of dropping the Manchester connectors at the first sign of trouble (like bad weather). I just wanted to provide some balance.

I am now stuck in a grim hotel in the German countryside as a result of Lufthansa now employing exactly the same commercial strategy as BA..
FRA has experienced a number of weather related problems over the last day or two and has quickly cancelled Manchester flights in a similar style to BA.

I accepted a flight proposal with LH on the basis that (well according to this site) there are 5 flights a day. I had a tight connection for the teatime flight which, I thought, if I missed I could get the 'regular as clockwork' 22.10 flight.....but no.... this is non-op today..... as is the first one tomorrow...for operational convenience There are more important priorities on the network than Manchester.....does this sound like BA? So there are no flights with LH between FRA and MAN between 16.50 today and 10.05 tomorrow. The desk agent told me in no uncertain terms 'there are only 3 flights a day between Frankfurt and Manchester'.....all airlines LIE to their customers.
BA are no worse than the rest of the low lifes in the vipers nest that is the airline business these days. Even worse: they get low paid, nice enough young innocent people to do the lying for them.
My next holiday will be a holiday from flying - as long as I can possibly make it.....and an even longer holiday from LH and FRA generally.
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Old 31st May 2018, 23:45
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There is usually a late FRA-MAN flight every day. It nightstops at MAN, STA about 2300hrs.
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Old 1st Jun 2018, 06:05
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Originally Posted by FFMAN View Post
I could get the 'regular as clockwork' 22.10 flight.....but no.... this is non-op today.....
TURIN: why bother replying at all if you can't be bothered to read the post you are replying to? I know there is a late flight - I've been on it more times than I care to remember.
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