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Old 14th May 2019, 20:25
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Just curious, but why do you take the tram and train rather than the direct coach?
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Old 14th May 2019, 20:33
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
Just curious, but why do you take the tram and train rather than the direct coach?
Airdrie-Bathgate line trains go straight through to my station, 5 minute walk away, without having to change, so I'm door to door in around 90 minutes with only the change at Edinburgh Park.
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Old 14th May 2019, 21:33
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Makes sense!
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Old 15th May 2019, 08:18
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Re EZY rotation, they do BFS/IOM and BRS/IOM twice a week both Mon and Fri.
Ideal for weekend trips or a bit longer so sure GLA/IOM would work..
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Old 22nd May 2019, 21:35
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Got a version of this emailed. Seems an additional brand new lounge option at GLA, assuming this will be more upmarket that the current UpperDeck offering (which isn't great). Think I would have preferred an external competitive lounge provider than than these inhouse attempts.
Glasgow Airport unveils designs for new £1.6m executive lounge | Airport Business
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Old 26th May 2019, 09:16
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Was the GLA-Linz BACF charter yesterday a one-off or regular charter series?
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Old 26th May 2019, 09:53
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
Was the GLA-Linz BACF charter yesterday a one-off or regular charter series?
Could it be GLA - SZG as Flybe started their Inghams charter BHX-SZG yesterday but routed to Linz as Salzburg has been closed since late April due to planned runway maintenance - it is back open mid-week.

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Old 26th May 2019, 10:32
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount View Post
Got a version of this emailed. Seems an additional brand new lounge option at GLA, assuming this will be more upmarket that the current UpperDeck offering (which isn't great). Think I would have preferred an external competitive lounge provider than than these inhouse attempts.
Glasgow Airport unveils designs for new £1.6m executive lounge | Airport Business
Think I would tend to agree with you, it doesn’t look that inspiring.The tables and chairs look more like a canteen style.
Hopefully it turns out better than the Artist impression.
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Old 26th May 2019, 10:40
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Originally Posted by OltonPete View Post
Could it be GLA - SZG as Flybe started their Inghams charter BHX-SZG yesterday but routed to Linz as Salzburg has been closed since late April due to planned runway maintenance - it is back open mid-week.

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Oh yes I forgot about that. Seems plausible
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Old 26th May 2019, 10:49
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post

Oh yes I forgot about that. Seems plausible
NCL-SZG flew NCL-LNZ aswell , SZG Notam suggest that the runways and taxiways are closed for works.
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Old 28th May 2019, 13:09
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Seen elsewhere that Glasgow to Munich has been cut with Lufthansa for the winter and Frankfurt will be less than daily, shame if true.
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Old 28th May 2019, 14:34
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Originally Posted by Plane mad 134 View Post
Seen elsewhere that Glasgow to Munich has been cut with Lufthansa for the winter and Frankfurt will be less than daily, shame if true.
At least they are still there... for now. MUC hopefully back for summer. Odd though as MUC can be a winter ski starting point.
Suppose thats what happens when the Scottish market gets flooded with cheap German seats and FR ditches as competition.
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Old 28th May 2019, 15:17
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Originally Posted by Plane mad 134 View Post
Seen elsewhere that Glasgow to Munich has been cut with Lufthansa for the winter and Frankfurt will be less than daily, shame if true.
Glasgow is basically an airport like EMA at this point with London flights.

​​​​​Truly second fiddle now.
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Old 28th May 2019, 21:28
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Sadly Flybe have cut the Cardiff flights to.
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Old 28th May 2019, 22:36
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Yes. Absolutely no surprise on the LH cuts. Glasgow remains and will always be "bucket and spade" seasonal, and one long haul Carrier via DXB for those doing long haul down under etc for hols on year round basis. Soon I suspect BRS will be beating it with pax loads if it is not already!
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Old 29th May 2019, 09:39
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Joe Curry was right.
Yes he was.
It has really become clear just how much of GLA's success and growth was as a result of central planning in the Scottish Airports days who, for all the right reasons, saw GLA as the country's gateway, at the expense of both PIK and EDI. A business has to prioritise in that way if you are responsible for all three. That environment saw a sleepy EDI and a fully capable international capability at GLA, opened just as the transatlantic bubble popped. NWA never got to use and United used it for one winter before axing IAD.
Almost thirty years later, Lufthansa still can't make a decent go of GLA, and there is no more Sabena, legacy European is missing.
BUT the sheer volume of seats from A to B out of Scotland has never been healthier or higher, these are good days to travel. Just not quite the future we were all expecting if we grew up watching BA flying TriStars to JFK....

For me, the day BA launched LGW-EDI before LGW-GLA was the day I knew the market was moving East.
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Old 29th May 2019, 11:34
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot View Post
Joe Curry was right.
Yes he was.
It has really become clear just how much of GLA's success and growth was as a result of central planning in the Scottish Airports days who, for all the right reasons, saw GLA as the country's gateway, at the expense of both PIK and EDI. A business has to prioritise in that way if you are responsible for all three. That environment saw a sleepy EDI and a fully capable international capability at GLA, opened just as the transatlantic bubble popped. NWA never got to use and United used it for one winter before axing IAD.
Almost thirty years later, Lufthansa still can't make a decent go of GLA, and there is no more Sabena, legacy European is missing.
BUT the sheer volume of seats from A to B out of Scotland has never been healthier or higher, these are good days to travel. Just not quite the future we were all expecting if we grew up watching BA flying TriStars to JFK....

For me, the day BA launched LGW-EDI before LGW-GLA was the day I knew the market was moving East.
NWA never got to use? Not sure what you mean. Do you mean EDI or GLA? I flew NWA to BOS from GLA in 1990 and then again in 1992 so they were at GLA for a number of years post PIK. Anyway can’t challenge the other points - the fact that the Scottish Parliament is in Edinburgh and the city is the capital of Scotland together with plenty of space available at Turnhouse meant that the shift in aviation power was always heading east. GLA though is still an important Hub with a strong domestic market, several European and North American connections together with the Dubai link. It is still much more than a ‘bucket and spade’ airport as Nivsy claims.
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Old 29th May 2019, 12:36
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
Was the GLA-Linz BACF charter yesterday a one-off or regular charter series?
It was a one-off, switches to SZG from 1 June ending 14 September. This is for Crystal Ski Holidays/TUI.
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Old 29th May 2019, 14:44
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NWA never got to use?
The new pier opened Nov'94, NWA left in Oct'94.
Key point is Scottish Airports intended to get an ROI by funneling most of Scotland intercontinental out of GLA and leaving EDI to deal with city P2P, then Edinburgh became a much more well known city destination and GLA and EDI became competitors. EDI now does to GLA what GLA routinely once did to PIK. What a family!

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Old 29th May 2019, 15:16
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Unless you demolish the airport and build it east of the city which will never happen, this is the future.
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