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Old 8th Jun 2019, 17:57
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Originally Posted by Plane mad 134 View Post
Ba 747 retro flights have been cancelled to Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Shame as I hoped to see it.
Me too, I was planning to go through to GLA to see it. Such a shame.

For those who were wondering, yes you could have done both legs very easily with 90 minutes. As you disembark from domestic flights into the terminal at GLA, you would simply just need to stand around and wait for the boarding to start for the return leg. No security needed as you'd just simply be a UK-UK transfer passenger, who already cleared security in LHR.

You only need to clear security in GLA from domestic flights if you come from the highlands and islands which have no screening before departure as the aircraft are too small to legally require it. Those arrivals are sent through IOM/CI arrivals and would need you to go back through security to get to the main hall. Tiree and Barra are two such routes I've flown on the twin otter which didn't use the normal domestic arrivals process at GLA.
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 20:40
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Originally Posted by edi_local View Post
For those who were wondering, yes you could have done both legs very easily with 90 minutes. As you disembark from domestic flights into the terminal at GLA, you would simply just need to stand around and wait for the boarding to start for the return leg. No security needed as you'd just simply be a UK-UK transfer passenger, who already cleared security in LHR
If you are in effect self-connecting in this way is there a chance they wouldnít allow you to board as youíve been offloaded as a no-show? This isnít GLA specific as Iíve wondered this elsewhere, but if youíve not scanned your boarding pass to enter airside it seems a risk.

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Old 8th Jun 2019, 21:32
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Nice to see TS keeping their twice weekly schedule to YYZ for Winter 19/20
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Old 8th Jun 2019, 22:13
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post


If you are in effect self-connecting in this way is there a chance they wouldnít allow you to board as youíve been offloaded as a no-show? This isnít GLA specific as Iíve wondered this elsewhere, but if youíve not scanned your boarding pass to enter airside it seems a risk.

Thereís Domestic connections at Glasgow, and scanning your boarding pass at security isnít sent to BA so why would yo be offloaded. So if you wait at BA part of the Terminal after leaving the aircraft you would scan your boarding pass just like you would if you had arrived from any UK airport just less of a walk ie from the East pier where the Loganair flights arrive to BA Departures. All UK airports scan to CAA rules so no need to be rechecked.
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Old 11th Jun 2019, 17:58
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LH are dropping MUC at the end of the S19 schedule. Maybe a route LM might be interested in taking over.
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Old 11th Jun 2019, 18:23
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LH are dropping MUC at the end of the S19 schedule. Maybe a route LM might be interested in taking over.
Not dropping it, LH are making their MUC-GLA route seasonal.
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Old 11th Jun 2019, 19:11
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Originally Posted by sinbad73 View Post
Not dropping it, LH are making their MUC-GLA route seasonal.
https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...from-november/
Below is a section from this article.
However Business Traveller has now learnt that Glaswegians will be losing their route to Munich with the final flight operating on Saturday October 26.

After that date anyone wishing to fly Lufthansa from Glasgow to Munich will need to change planes in Frankfurt.

In a statement to Business Traveller, Lufthansa says ďdespite all efforts the route was commercially not profitable. We regret this decision which was not an easy one for us.Ē
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Old 11th Jun 2019, 19:14
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FRA will do well to last another year as well.
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Old 11th Jun 2019, 19:33
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Originally Posted by BAladdy View Post


https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...from-november/
Below is a section from this article.



You missed this out (from the very same article):

“All passengers who have been booked on this direct flight for this winter have automatically been rebooked (via Frankfurt) at no extra charge.”

LH2522/LH2523 operates again from 29MAR20, except Tuesdays & Thursdays.

LH 2522 MUCGLA 0835 0950
LH 2523 GLAMUC 1030 1340
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Old 11th Jun 2019, 20:05
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Clearly there's not enough traffic to support both GLA and EDI, and they've chosen EDI.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 10:04
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LH like flying to capital cities!!
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 10:24
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Originally Posted by FFHKG View Post
LH like flying to capital cities!!
Nothing wrong with that is there? Besides they also fly to many other cities. Bottom line Glaswegians like cheap travel and LCC. Maybe cities of interest and culture also don't figure highly..😜
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 11:58
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Originally Posted by nivsy View Post
Nothing wrong with that is there? Besides they also fly to many other cities. Bottom line Glaswegians like cheap travel and LCC. Maybe cities of interest and culture also don't figure highly..😜
Hmm some major assumptions there as regards Glaswegians especially as there are more LCC flights from EDI than GLA. Perhaps itís inbound tourists who are the deciding factor with the airlines given that Edinburgh is the tourist capital of Scotland
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 12:28
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Originally Posted by ScotsSLF View Post


Hmm some major assumptions there as regards Glaswegians especially as there are more LCC flights from EDI than GLA. Perhaps itís inbound tourists who are the deciding facquite do tor with the airlines given that Edinburgh is the tourist capital of Scotland
And more scheduled flights outside LCC as well though..and I think the LCC flights ex EDI are not quite so bucket and spade orientated than that from GLA.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 14:05
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Originally Posted by FFHKG View Post
LH like flying to capital cities!!
Better not tell Manchester or Birmingham then....

Look, the GLA connection is mainly intended to feed LH's dual hub operation via FRA/MUC, just like TK do via IST, all of which do well at EDI and not GLA. GLA has had multiples tries at both LH to FRA, this is the third iteration, likewise Air France to CDG, all failed at GLA but continue with multiple daily frequencies out of EDI. It's international connectivity writ large. Frankly GLA is Scotland's Gatters to EDI's Heathrow.

Bucket and spade outbound versus capital city with great business connectivity. GLA's business offering is actually worse than it was when I was growing up in the 90s, not many UK airports can make that claim. Of course traffic volumes are up but just like Belfast (there's a link right there!), it's a case of #thatlldaeme
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 16:07
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot View Post
Look, the GLA connection is mainly intended to feed LH's dual hub operation via FRA/MUC, just like TK do via IST, all of which do well at EDI and not GLA. GLA has had multiples tries at both LH to FRA, this is the third iteration, likewise Air France to CDG, all failed at GLA but continue with multiple daily frequencies out of EDI. It's international connectivity writ large. Frankly GLA is Scotland's Gatters to EDI's Heathrow.
A lot of working contractors from Scotland have been travelling to African destinations for the last twenty years. Lately, a lot of the flights they use leave CDG, FRA or AMS at around 11 AM then do two drops and two pick ups in Africa for the overnight return. Amsterdam is well served from both GLA and EDI with early flights out in the morning. CDG also works well going out from EDI, avoiding any overnight stays en route. Coming back is not always as good with many people doing a diversion to AMS.
GLA was a dead loss from both airports with a night spent in FRA going out from EDI and all other connections needing at least two flights. It depends on your final destination, but in all the years I did it, I couldn't understand why we just did not have a single Central Belt Airport in Scotland.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 19:51
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot View Post
Better not tell Manchester or Birmingham then....

Look, the GLA connection is mainly intended to feed LH's dual hub operation via FRA/MUC, just like TK do via IST, all of which do well at EDI and not GLA. GLA has had multiples tries at both LH to FRA, this is the third iteration, likewise Air France to CDG, all failed at GLA but continue with multiple daily frequencies out of EDI. It's international connectivity writ large. Frankly GLA is Scotland's Gatters to EDI's Heathrow.

Bucket and spade outbound versus capital city with great business connectivity. GLA's business offering is actually worse than it was when I was growing up in the 90s, not many UK airports can make that claim. Of course traffic volumes are up but just like Belfast (there's a link right there!), it's a case of #thatlldaeme
"Traffic volumes are up." At Glasgow? Your posts look great to those who don't know but do you really think before you post, doesn't look like it, just the usual anti-Glasgow diatribe. Glasgow volume is down, yes, down.

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Old 12th Jun 2019, 20:05
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Originally Posted by LFT View Post
"Traffic volumes are up." At Glasgow? Your posts look great to those who don't know but do you really think before you post, doesn't look like it, just the usual anti-Glasgow diatribe. Glasgow volume is down, yes, down.
think if you actually read the post, they were comparing figures from the mid 90s when pax figures were 5-6m per annum. Not the recent years where numbers have decreased.
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 09:25
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Originally Posted by LFT View Post
"Traffic volumes are up." At Glasgow? Your posts look great to those who don't know but do you really think before you post, doesn't look like it, just the usual anti-Glasgow diatribe. Glasgow volume is down, yes, down.
As yeehaw22 said, I clearly meant from the '90s and the comparison from when I was growing up. The airport, both EDI and GLA are *much* busier, but the focus and gravity has moved east. The commercial landscape has changed somewhat since then.

Perhaps you should calm down, take your own advice and think before you post. As for me with my "usual anti-Glasgow diatribe", that's utter rubbish, I have supported GLA all my life, I was a local, however I try and be honest in my analysis and take the fan-boy goggles off as frankly they don't help anyone.
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 10:28
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot View Post
As yeehaw22 said, I clearly meant from the '90s and the comparison from when I was growing up. The airport, both EDI and GLA are *much* busier, but the focus and gravity has moved east. The commercial landscape has changed somewhat since then.

Perhaps you should calm down, take your own advice and think before you post. As for me with my "usual anti-Glasgow diatribe", that's utter rubbish, I have supported GLA all my life, I was a local, however I try and be honest in my analysis and take the fan-boy goggles off as frankly they don't help anyone.
I quite agree. Nice post. GLA used to be my home airport many years ago. Passing through GLA these days usually depresses me I am afraid. We have all witnessed efforts from some airlines to make GLA work for them. Often on a number of occasions and times. It seems to fail.
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