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Old 8th Aug 2021, 08:21
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Actually that's not correct if you are implying they haven't worked at all. Between the station and the old T2, there are 7 sections in each direction, 14 in total. I would say that based on my fairly regular visits to T2 in the summers of 2018 & 2019, on average 10 sections were switched on. On a couple of rare occasions, all 14 were. Sometimes 1 or 2 were evidently down for maintenance awaiting those ever elusive parts; others were just switched off, or perhaps not switched back on if they were shut down at night.

To Mr A Tis's point, I agree it's a long trek to the new T2 departures hall, and no seats airside when you get there as I found on 2 recent visits. That said, the skylink between T2 and the station has been fairly quiet, even with several TUI and Jet 2 flights checking in in the old T2 (check-in areas were busy). The skylink from the station to T1 was far busier but the travelators switched off.

I very much hope that as traffic levels continue to pick up, MAN will reactivate the travelators. Doesn't do any good for passengers' impressions if they have a long trek with luggage, especially those of us for whom walking is now seen as hard work rather than useful exercise.
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Old 8th Aug 2021, 11:44
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I believe that MANFOD meant to say "no seating" prior to going airside. I'm sure he'll confirm this later.
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Old 8th Aug 2021, 12:06
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There are a few seats in the check in hall, but not many at all. Once through security there is plenty of seating.
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Old 8th Aug 2021, 13:27
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Quite right of course. I meant no seats landside.
The only seats I saw in the check-in area of the new T2 were for special assistance passengers - about 40 of them.
Strangely enough, I did find a few seats still in T1 landside, especially downstairs in the Ryanair check-in area.

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Old 11th Aug 2021, 21:51
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Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic to start Manchester - Montego Bay three times a week from 6th November 🙂
https://ukaviation.news/virgin-annou...er-to-jamaica/

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Old 12th Aug 2021, 18:57
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Ambitious….
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Old 12th Aug 2021, 22:46
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Well VS have been operating flights from MAN and other airports to the Caribbean and elsewhere for a few years now. I think they know what they are doing. 🙂
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Old 13th Aug 2021, 10:30
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Short lead time, three times per week, COVID… we’ll see.
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I disagree, the travelling public are more dynamic now, they don't go to Lunn Poly to book next year's holiday a year in advance.

People don't go for the traditional two week holiday, often opting for 10 day. Or 5 day holidays.
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Old 23rd Aug 2021, 18:29
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CX returning tomorrow, then daily in September, then a few a week October and November.
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Old 23rd Aug 2021, 18:35
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Great news on CX, can't wait to get back- but with our Covid rates I can't see them letting me in anytime soon. Three weeks in a "safer" transit country & 2-3 weeks in a hotel quarantine just isn't viable. :-(
I presume the daily September might be student related?
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Old 23rd Aug 2021, 19:29
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Particularly ambitious as Jamaica is set for the red list according to reports
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Old 24th Aug 2021, 06:51
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Various countries will move between the red, amber and green list until the vaccination prorammes have been rolled out worlwide. This service doesn't start until November and the traffic light list is reviewed every 3 weeks so even if it does move to red there is plenty of time to move back to amber or even green if things go in the right direction. Likewise several weeks ago newspapers told us France was going to be on the red list but that didn't happen. I remember in February media 'reports' were telling us that all foreign holidays from the UK would be banned for the entire 2021 summer season which didn't happen. Lets see what the official announcement says and accept that given the nature of covid that the situation can change.

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Old 24th Aug 2021, 12:05
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Runway use

Hello! Apologies if this isn’t the correct forum. But i’m heading to Manchester, has the second runway been in use this last week, or is it single runway ops in light of the reduced traffic?

Thanks so much!
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Old 24th Aug 2021, 13:28
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Single runway operation for the foreseeable future. 23R/05L.
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Old 25th Aug 2021, 13:59
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Aer Lingus delays US launch again.

JFK and MCO were due to start on September 30 but have been pushed to December 1 and 11 respectively.

BGI is still planned to launch on October 20.

https://mediacentre.aerlingus.com/ne...rport?ref=Home

Unfortunately Aer Lingus still doesn’t seem able to sell flights to US originating passengers despite supposedly receiving permission to do so weeks ago. No sign of BA codeshare either.
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Old 25th Aug 2021, 23:44
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Sensible decision if you ask me, with the US border still closed and likely to remain so until Thanksgiving it's in no one's interest to fly empty aeroplanes around ...
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theres going go be some very cheap fares and empty cabins if these launch dates stick…
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Old 27th Aug 2021, 17:56
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Well Mrs Mac came through the new T2 to meet me in Madeira flying Jet 2. I came via LH yesterday. However she and indeed I had / have not been through T2 as our carriers use T1. Apart from curved wooden seats she was not impressed. Retail and food beverage poor and strikingly short of toilets and urinals according to the gentleman next to her She was in Munich recently and could not understand how T2 could be so poor. A bit like Liverpool with a new decor apparently.
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Old 27th Aug 2021, 18:04
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Its so depressing looking at the pictures of the new terminal. Not a window in sight. It looks like Gatwick.
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