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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 09:48
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How often are the coach's from Glasgow to EDI? Weegies seem to be flocking to EDI like never before!!

Unbelievably, despite the fact that GLA has upward of 40 flights a day to London, there are even Glaswegians using EDI to travel to London!

This goes to show how happy Weegies are to use EDI. I'm sure Team EDI will be using this to their advantage when speaking to airline.

Fly to GLA and you'll only serve Glasgow. Fly to EDI and you'll serve both cities.

Congratulations on securing Scotland's China link. Now will GLA finally stop referring to itself as Scotland's principal long haul airport?
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 10:00
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you really dont do yourself any favours with that tone.
Getting a bit of a reputation on here now.
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 10:09
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Legitimate question and factual statements aren't welcome?
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 13:09
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There are a lot of people to travel to GLA to catch EK, rather than using the other ME3 from EDI. There used to be talk of a Wall somewhere around Harthill, but it's open both ways now.
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 13:23
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Of course there will be some, but I don't think the numbers will be remotely close.

You'll find far more Weegies at EDI than the reverse. Also, I highly doubt you'll find anyone at GLA who is travelling between Edinburgh and London. You'll find Weegies traveling to London at EDI.

The message from those in the West of Scotland to the world's airlines is clear: You need not come to Glasgow, we'll come to you at EDI. This is perhaps a more fitting strap line than the current Proud to serve Scotland.
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 15:56
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Callum please stop trolling, this isnae the fitba
In purely catchment area terms GLA is on the wrong side of Glasgow for Edinburgh whereas EDI is on the right side of Edinburgh for Glasgow. Enough of the willy waving....
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 16:27
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Callum, as a die-hard Scots Unionist, you should be pleased about the pulling & sharing of resources in the UK. In this case, Edinburgh pulls Weegies to their airport, & lets them share the services!
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 17:15
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I wonder if the soon to be pulled ABZ-FRA DLH service will see Aberdonians flock to GLA to use the FR or soon to start DLH FRA service Richard?
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 06:13
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Callum what are you on! The deogratory comments calling people from the West Coast “ Weegies” and the manner you do it you are soooo sad a person. Anyway if you had any clue or knowledge of the facts which I know you actually don’t. Both GLA & EDI show that around 10% of their domestic passengers are from each other’s catchment area. Yes that will mean more people from the West use Edinburgh as it’s bigger. The people that keep on saying Glasgow Airport is on the wrong side, forget Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Clarkston, Scotstoun, West End, Milingavie & Bearsden are that side of the city. This is where your businessman who travel daily live. Also on side note the bus from Glasgow to EDI apt is nearly always empty and usually only has students going on the cheap WOW or FR flights. Oh Callum in case you think know more than me, I work at both airports and get all the published and some unpublished stats from both management teams.
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 07:18
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Aberdonians don't flock anywhere LFT!
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Old 4th Feb 2018, 09:12
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Travelled through from Ayrshire to fly EZY to MPL via BSL. Took me 1 hour 20 which wasnt bad but parking costs a fortune and security was not exactly stress free. GLA is cheaper (but still extortionate) for parking and security is far more friendly and efficient than the regular mess that is EDI. I dont want to start the usual pathetic EDI v GLA nonsense amd I am only stating personal experience. Would be good to for CP to back up his claims with a tual stats but I wont hold my breath.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 13:53
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Living in the Glasgow area gives a traveller three easily accessed airports, so only a fool would not use which one suits him best for each journey plan.
This thread was begun with the parochial GLA/ EDI nonsense that has left us without one large Central Airport and left us instead with two inadequate City Airports and a huge coastal airport that, while a national asset, will always be a limited passenger's choice.

European carriers were very flexible with me when l travelled overseas a lot, letting me fly out from one airport and back to the other on the same ticket and price, but I spent many long waits sitting in the likes of CDG because my overnight was late and I missed the only early connection home.
I had plenty of time to work out that one Central Airport would have flights to all the hubs on a frequent basis.
I could see that the suggested site at Airth could not be better placed as a transport hub for all of Scotland, motorways and railways already on the doorstep. Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Prestwick could all be shut down, but I suppose that doing that would take away too many sinecures, and after all it's only working travellers who suffer.

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Old 7th Feb 2018, 16:36
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If the war had not broken out in 1939 Scotland's central airport might well have been in Grangemouth, in fact KLM operated one flight I believe. This site is about 28 miles from both Edinburgh and Glasgow and would have served the central belt very well. The present M9 is now very close, the Kincardine bridge was already built so connections to Fife were nearby, also railways and in fact the Forth too! How about a river connection to Edinburgh thrown in for good measure. Too late --- it is now a
refinery!! After the war both Edinburgh and Glasgow felt the need to have their own airports at Turnhouse and Renfrew. Grangemouth was history.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 21:25
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I hate to be pedantic, but the refinery and the airport co-existed for quite a few years and where the runways are built on, it's by houses, a shopping centre and small offices/workshops - none of the plant actually impinges on the runways..... I'm sitting only a hundred yards, give or take, from one of the original hangars.

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Old 8th Feb 2018, 09:16
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Central Scotland Airport Study

There have been a number of studies over the decades looking at the possibility of a Central Scotland Airport. This is the most recent AFAIK; http://homepages.ed.ac.uk/mainbg/Files/csa%20study.pdf

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Old 8th Feb 2018, 09:37
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Originally Posted by rpmac View Post
If the war had not broken out in 1939 Scotland's central airport might well have been in Grangemouth
I knew there was a reason I hated Hitler!
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 09:40
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This issue keeps raising its head every few decades. And every time, they decide if they'd done it last time they looked, we'd be better off, but to do it now would be a waste. And the cycle repeats.

At some point someone needs to take the hit and just do it!

Having two airports splits the market. How many extra flights would we now have if the market was combined? That China flight would have arrived a long time ago, that's for sure.
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 11:31
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I certainly get the economics of it all, larger airport with a combined catchement area, offering more/ regular flights and more destinations.

At the same time, it'll never happen, for the exact reason NH117 has mentioned, no one is brave enough to bite the bullet. You need a huge plot of land with enough room for at least 3/4 terminals, 2/3 runways, parking for 5/10k cars and road/rail links. Imagine that getting passed through the governments budget would be almost impossible
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 12:20
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Originally Posted by Donkey497 View Post
I hate to be pedantic, but the refinery and the airport co-existed for quite a few years and where the runways are built on, it's by houses, a shopping centre and small offices/workshops - none of the plant actually impinges on the runways..... I'm sitting only a hundred yards, give or take, from one of the original hangars.
I can remember seeing some hangers and other airport infrastructure while being up on the refinery in 1969. I can't now remember where it was located but it was not too far away.
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 22:17
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Was the historic reason always the Forth Valley being fog prone? Not such an issue these days, but back in the day...

But a pointless argument anyway. Like "Maybe they should have had security in that book depository."
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