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Old 9th Nov 2018, 16:39
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Hey, here's an idea, let's just rename Britain 'London' and have done with it. It would save all those knowledge poor Americans having to worry themselves that the two things are actually different.

''Hi - where are you from?''
''I'm from England''
''Cool. What part of London do you live in?''
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Old 9th Nov 2018, 19:01
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Originally Posted by All names taken View Post
Hey, here's an idea, let's just rename Britain 'London' and have done with it. It would save all those knowledge poor Americans having to worry themselves that the two things are actually different.

''Hi - where are you from?''
''I'm from England''
''Cool. What part of London do you live in?''
I love it!!
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 16:08
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If you believe that you have not read the masterplan or looked at the artist impression of the expanded departure lounge which they are due to start work on Q1 2019.

As GF says, take a walk down the international pier. Nice and quiet and seats to sit on and a great view of the goings on.
Absolutely essential, they are out of room to introduce more retail in the main lounge and must do something.
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 19:28
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Originally Posted by peterhr View Post
Absolutely essential, they are out of room to introduce more retail in the main lounge and must do something.
And here's me thinking it was an Airport and not an extension of Merry Hill.
Still, I understand why its Profit before Comfort.
Given that the actual business profit to do with the aircraft themselves is , apparently, so poor, they might be forgiven for closing the runway and building a Superstore on the land.
End of cynical Sunday.
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 07:50
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Originally Posted by sixchannel View Post
And here's me thinking it was an Airport and not an extension of Merry Hill.
Still, I understand why its Profit before Comfort.
Given that the actual business profit to do with the aircraft themselves is , apparently, so poor, they might be forgiven for closing the runway and building a Superstore on the land.
End of cynical Sunday.
Your assessment could, I suspect, be applied to most airports in UK. Looks as though the adage of how to mark a small fortune (run an airline and start with a large fortune) now applies to airports that seek to make money from aviation activities!!
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 10:47
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Much as we like to denigrate them, many people actually like airport shops (somebody I work with memorably said "I don't feel my holidays started until I've bought a new handbag"). With airlines looking to relentlessly cut costs, the airports have to make money some how
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 10:50
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I see Morrison's are selling litre bottles of Bailey's at 12 this week, plus other offers on booze. Can the airport shops match that?
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 21:55
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Sainsbury's also sold 1 litre Baileys for 12 for almost one month. Back to 20 now.
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 22:10
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Sainsbury's also sold 1 litre Baileys for 12 for almost one month. Back to 20 now.
I'm waiting for the Christmas offer from any of them to match Jet2's 1ltr Gordon's 47% proof Gin or especially the delighful Captain Mrgans Spiced Rum - both effectively at 12 bottles a pound! Hic! Lol!
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 08:17
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Any chance we could get back on track? things seem to have 'tippled' over here

I'll try to help...Jet2 recently launched their Xmas 19-20 city programme. Still keeping EWR off the cards, but plenty more for Iceland and Northern light flights,
Also an increase of flights to VIE and PRG, with BUD and KRK new additions as well (albeit for a limited series)
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 13:42
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BE

Well we might all be turning to supermarket spirits with today's news that BE is more than likely going up for sale. Too early to tell what will happen and not fair on anyone to speculate as nothing confirmed but not looking good. Just over a year on from the Monarch collapse I really fear for the staff and BHX in general. At best I think we will see a much slimmed down airline and yet more BHX routes chopped. Fingers crossed they find a buyer and it's not private equity. Trouble is - who will buy?
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 13:58
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Originally Posted by GayFriendly View Post
Well we might all be turning to supermarket spirits with today's news that BE is more than likely going up for sale. Too early to tell what will happen and not fair on anyone to speculate as nothing confirmed but not looking good. Just over a year on from the Monarch collapse I really fear for the staff and BHX in general. At best I think we will see a much slimmed down airline and yet more BHX routes chopped. Fingers crossed they find a buyer and it's not private equity. Trouble is - who will buy?
A great job at not speculating there, GF!
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 17:25
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Originally Posted by sixchannel View Post
No mention of improving/ expanding things for the poor old sardine-crammed Pax I see.
We've already given up on BHX and its cramped facilities its already expensive car parking and wall to wall retail and have jumped ship to EMA for 2019. Our airline of choice flys from both to our destinations at similar prices and often better timings.
Only time will tell if we've done a wrong 'un.
Well good luck at ema gave up there years a go, i just hope it is not raining on departure or when you return and find your are queuing out side in the rain waiting for customs que just to get inside,
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 17:44
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Well good luck at ema gave up there years a go, i just hope it is not raining on departure or when you return and find your are queuing out side in the rain waiting for customs que just to get inside,
jp
No different then to the good old Monarch days at BHX. Parked out on the apron, rain or shine.
And FWIW out of 3 Jet2 trips this year LS1229/1230 BHX - FUE - BHX, the Airbridge was only used twice, once outbund and once on Arrival. The other 4 times were via the good old bus or walk - just lke EMA will be, I guess.

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Old 14th Nov 2018, 23:12
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
A great job at not speculating there, GF!
Sorry! Not quite sure how I msnaged to go from not speculate then speculate in a few words. I blame my jetlag....

Whatever the case is worrying times for BHX management, lets hope the outcome is a positive one for all concerned.
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Old 15th Nov 2018, 09:11
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EK baggage handling

There has been negative comment about baggage handling for EK
My experience off EK37 on Tuesday evening was fine,the only complaint was the escalator down to Passport Control was,as usual,taken out of action and there was a queue for the tiny lift.
Once in the hall we were through in less than 3 minutes (3 aircraft in) and our luggage was already on the belt.
Long may it continue...
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Old 15th Nov 2018, 09:28
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Originally Posted by ssflyer View Post
There has been negative comment about baggage handling for EK
My experience off EK37 on Tuesday evening was fine,the only complaint was the escalator down to Passport Control was,as usual,taken out of action and there was a queue for the tiny lift.
Once in the hall we were through in less than 3 minutes (3 aircraft in) and our luggage was already on the belt.
Long may it continue...
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Lucky you! Our experience of EK39 was dreadful but I guess in hindsight it WAS Midday ''rush hour" and BHX can't be expected to deal with this every day event.
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Old 15th Nov 2018, 22:27
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Blue Air/Diversions

Originally Posted by GayFriendly View Post
A great pity if true. I flew this route in March and the flight was excellent both ways - including free drinks and a hot meal! Just like flying in days gone by - I'm wondering if they are having a route and aircraft shuffle at LCA in response to the loss of Cobalt.

We are left with just one Blue Air route to OTP, although they are increasing the frequency I seem to remember reading?

I guess it will have to be Jet2 next time....the Jet2 juggernaut rolls on.....
Blue Air schedule currently being loaded 4 a week same as last year until mid June then a new Wednesday service making 5 a week - in the end better than expected.

Diversions the overnight closures are not holding BHX back too much this week

Five from Southampton Wednesday

At least seven tonight - Bristol. Southend (2), London City (2) Stansted (2) - The Netjets seemed to be going to Stansted and then Luton but broke off on finals and headed north to BHX

Six from Bristol last Friday as well.

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