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Old 20th Sep 2021, 12:41
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Are there any further planned airline moves over to T2? With Turkey finally coming off the UK red list from 22nd Sep, I imagine we will see an influx of Turkish carriers to the UK soon? And if so, do we expect these airlines to be allocated T2?
I mainly fly Ryanair, Easyjet or Lufthansa, so I don't expect to use the new T2 until next summer at least...
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 14:30
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AF & KLM Next to make the move on 28/9, I suspect TK will be in T2 soon, and cant imagine LH group will be too far behind.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 16:30
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There's only ever been 1 paramedic on shift at MAN at any one time for as long as I can remember, so I don't see how not having a paramedic makes any difference at all. You'll often see the response car parked near Olympic House.

If someone needs a paramedic then an ambulance will come, just like anywhere else.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 16:41
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I saw that EasyJet moving in 2022 was a possibility but not sure how this would work if the closure of the Old T2 for refurbishment is still planned (not sure if it is) as there surely wouldn't be enough room at this moment in time, even with the old T2 gates still open.

Will say btw, flew out of T1 on 10th September with EasyJet but I don't understand why anyone who doesn't have fast track security is being sent downstairs into the smaller Departures B security area? Took us an hour to get through and the gate was called by the time we got into the main departure area. Surely it would make more sense to have two lanes in the larger Departures A security? I suppose it may be a short staffing issue (all staff were pleasant and helpful btw) but I've had this happen before well before the pandemic, so there must be a reason? Fortunately arrivals was much better with small queue at passport control and got bags straight away.

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Old 26th Sep 2021, 16:57
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Are Ryanair using the old Check in B area that Jet2 used to use at Terminal 1? Have they migrated their bag drop off equipment from T3?
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Old 27th Sep 2021, 11:04
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Yes they are using the ground level check in in T1.
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Old 28th Sep 2021, 08:41
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Sorry if this has been mentioned before, I'm returning to Manchester T1 next week, is fast-track arrivals in operation? I'm asking because there have been reports of it being unavailable yet it is for sale on the website, thanks!
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Old 28th Sep 2021, 16:47
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The entrance was open but when you arrived at the dedicated x-ray machine it was closed and you were forced to join the normal queue, so in answer not really. This was on Sat 18th Sept at 08.30am.
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 08:35
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Singapore
Good to see an Asian country allowing travel from the UK at last. UK to Singapore, with the set up of Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL), where quarantine isn't required.
https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/s...-travel-lanes/

Outbound from SIN you can use any flight, but inbound to SIN is only allowed on selected flights.
It's disappointing that the MAN-SIN service isn't part of the VTL, only a LHR service.
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 14:52
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Cathay

We were looking at booking the direct service HKG-MAN in December, they were certainly bookable last week & now they have disappeared.
All enquiries are now routing to LHR only.
Perhaps Spanners can give an update as to why the limited service looks to have been pulled altogether.
Best routing now appears to be with SIA via SIN.(If you want to avoid LHR)
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 16:06
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Can you not fly via Helsinki, which almost exactly follows the shortest great circle route?
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 18:47
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You could, but Finnair schedule is limited and they are only operating daytime departures, one way fares are more expensive than Singapore A/L
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 19:34
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I'm still finding flights on their web site. Out from MAN on the 10th Dec, returning on the 20th. CX216 and CX219. Fares are there so they appear bookable.
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 19:49
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It appears to be once weekly until 9th Dec. Then daily till 18th Dec then back to once weekly according to Googleflights. It then appears to go back to daily from 2nd Jan. At least those are the dates showing available for purchase.
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 20:16
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Tried a few dates in November and it appears to be a Monday flight from HKG arriving MAN 06.30 Monday, but night-stopping to return on Tuesday. Presumably same crew over-nighting. It does seem to be daily in December but didn't check just before Christmas.
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 11:01
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Def not daily in December, either once, twice or thrice in December-depending which week you pick. Seems totally random. The one way fares are over 1K in economy. Certainly a week ago, it looked a daily service, but the schedule has been butchered and there is no easy way to look at a whole month. Singapore still appears the best option at the moment.
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From 10th till 18th Cathay are selling tickets for a direct flight every day both on their own website and through google flights.

There are plenty of options available though Lufthansa, Qatar or even Lufthansa and Cathay through Frankfurt.
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 13:14
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Thanks for the clarification BA318- I'd guess the single week of daily flights are linked to students going home for Christmas, as were the daily service in September bringing in students.
Not really ideal.
Pre covid CX was always our first choice to MAN, Finnair second.
Given our dates etc, SQ still remains the best in terms of timings & prices.
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 05:41
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At this moment there are 3 flts a week in November, days 1,2,3 now whether there's pax out not sure as most are pax in cargo only out via FRA. There was a plan for December pretty much as someone said above, however this is subject to change as the rules for HKG keep changing, for the worst mostly, at the moment nothing is set and most likely won't be until November some time, doesn't really help but that's the way it is at the moment, set on a month by month basis. January although showing daily, this is just historical slots that have not been cancelled or updated as yet. Sorry can't be much more helpful, but as said it's normally done on a month by month basis at the moment.
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MAG Stats - September 2021

September 21 Pax (compared to Sept 19)

STN = 1,115,652 down 57.2%
MAN = 977,008 down 66.8%
EMA = 168,852 down 69.3%


12m ending 30.09.21

STN = 4,470,153 down 66.0%
MAN = 3,816,434 down 69.5%
EMA = 522,347 down 68.2%


September 21 Cargo

EMA = 38,494 down 5.3%
STN = 20,843 down 14.8%
MAN = 4,250 up 15.6%
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