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Old 27th Jun 2019, 18:10
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With todays announcement of agreement between AC and TS to merge and keep both brands, what will this mean for Canadian services at GLA.. can't see Rouge and TS operating simultaneously. Would actually prefer AC Rouge to be maintained, though presumably connections might be possible between operators. Interesting times.
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 08:46
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Strike Dates?

GLA chaotic at security this morning with the longest queues I’ve ever encountered (outside Stansted and Mumbai) I thought the next round of strikes started on the 3rd July not the 1st?
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 11:46
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Not just the school holiday exodus that happens the same monday every year?
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 16:19
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This was at 0930 after the initial early waves and to be honest it was more Canadian , US and Emirates pax by the looks of it as opposed to maw, paw and the weans heading to the costas. Only three lanes open, one of which was Fast Track. Queues right back to the entry machines and slow moving. Took me 40 mins when usually breeze through in 5-10 ( not fast track)
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 09:34
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May traffic figures published, down 7.9% compared last May/ rolling 12 months down 4.7%

Other AGS airports:-

ABZ -2.4%/-4.3%
SOU -12.7%/-7.1%

Something seriously wrong with AGS surely, and not just their current employee/management relations?
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Old 4th Jul 2019, 17:02
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The planned TS A321LR GLA Winter service (originally planned twice weekly all winter) now listed as only until Dec. Not sure if that means back to A310 for rest of weeks planned operation or reduction.
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 19:04
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The flights are certainly still able to be booked in January, and it does state "A310-300" for the aircraft type (as opposed to a blank up to December regarding the type) so it looks like they will be continuing. One of the last chances for many people to fly on an A310 in Europe it would seem!
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 06:18
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Wondering if the reduction of the MUC flight with Lufty might be Newcastle's gain!
going 6 times weekly from Feb with 320.😒
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 09:40
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Wondering if the reduction of the MUC flight with Lufty might be Newcastle's gain!
going 6 times weekly from Feb with 320.😒
If that’s the case what’s the ‘spare’ 320 doing from November to February?
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 09:56
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Originally Posted by sinbad73 View Post


If that’s the case what’s the ‘spare’ 320 doing from November to February?
The NCL flights have different times to the GLA flights so no link here. NCL will be on A319 as well
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 12:49
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after the DL pilot stopped for being drunk in the US, a UA flight ex GLA rumoured to be cancelled due to same... seems safegaurd monitoring is alive and well to prevent , though if true, shouldn't be happening in the first place. Mandatory random breathalyser testing must be considered?
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Old 4th Aug 2019, 06:14
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
after the DL pilot stopped for being drunk in the US, a UA flight ex GLA rumoured to be cancelled due to same... seems safegaurd monitoring is alive and well to prevent , though if true, shouldn't be happening in the first place. Mandatory random breathalyser testing must be considered?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49222120

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Old 14th Aug 2019, 06:56
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Fifth based aircraft from EZY with new BHX route. Scotsman article below, which mentions increase in capacity on existing routes and easyjet saying "EasyJet has selected Glasgow as the focus of its growth in Scotland and we are excited about the future at Glasgow."

https://www.scotsman.com/news/transp...oute-1-4983159
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 08:50
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EZY to operate BHX-GLA 13 x PW from 29 March 2020

https://www.heraldscotland.com/busin...asgow-airport/
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 09:35
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Originally Posted by sinbad73 View Post
EZY to operate BHX-GLA 13 x PW from 29 March 2020

https://www.heraldscotland.com/busin...asgow-airport/
Finally some competition on this route. FlyBe have made some hay on it with prices sky high on occasion. I do though wonder if the market is big enough for two operators.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 10:25
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Precisely. EZY will operate at the peak, when Flybe make money. Since there won't be any Virgin connections to cross subsidise the route, Flybe will pull out entirely. Fortunately there's a fast train every two hours.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 10:35
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Precisely. EZY will operate at the peak, when Flybe make money. Since there won't be any Virgin connections to cross subsidise the route, Flybe will pull out entirely. Fortunately there's a fast train every two hours.
Why are you making that assumption? They compete on Belfast and compete on other routes as well against them from other airports. Only time will tell what happens but I wouldn't just assume that Flybe will pull off the route.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 16:50
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Nice to have a commitment from EZY, but BHX is a weird choice and probably not something GLA needs. Surely better choices/offering than that. LHR if EZY operated there is what is needed if a domestic was to be chosen!
BRU, more CDG, CPH etc would have been better or some TFS. Might still come if indeed the 5th based not just for existing routes.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 16:53
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While it seems odd it does seem to sum up GLA really. We can only assume that EZY has done it's home work and what comes out is the "delights" of BHX. Makes you wonder really where GLA pax sometimes go to but there you have it.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 17:02
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Easyjet route planners will not think "what unserved routes can we open at an airport to give pax the maximum choice of holiday destinations". Instead they think "how can we deploy aircraft to get the maximum profit"

Easyjet know Birmingham is not a strategically important airport for Virgin long-haul, and Flybe/Connect are perhaps unlikely to defend their BHX routes heavily if facing strong competition from a well-funded rival.
Or to put it a more crude way - Easyjet can smell blood in the water at Birmingham
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