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Old 11th Jun 2024, 22:46
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Hi Pete.Is there room for more routes for easyJet or is it the 5 routes hold all the slots?
As Albert Hall has stated Wednesday is light and could take one or two more routes but if twice a week it would take some moving of other flights to squeeze in another rotation from Thursday to Tuesday but I did think maybe a 4th aircraft might arrive February half term although there is nothing to suggest that at this time.

I will post the winter schedule for February in the next few days if I get time. It looks like a decent winter with Ryanair increasing as well.

Terrible PR again on local TV with the CEO clearly not comfortable in front of the cameras but luckily some typically inane questions let him off the hook in general.

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Why are so many getting so worked up about lifting th3 100ml limit? We’ve been travelling with the restrictions for 18 years. Not having to open cabin baggage and separate electronics and liquids is the big gain.

Also most, if not all, of the non-UK airports with flights to BHX will still impose the 100ml limit so the 250ml bottle of shampoo (or whatever) will have to be ditched on return to BHX.
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I think it's very bad form for a multi million pound business to blame it's customers for its operational woes. Without passengers, BHX wouldn't be in business. I'm a regular flier and know the drill, however the recent PR about liquids has been confusing to many, that's not BHX's fault. I'm flying out on Friday and will only have 100ml liquids in my bag but I bet there are many in the line who didn't get that memo!

There will always be people, who, for whatever reason are not ready for security / have the wrong things in their bag / have not taken off coat, watch etc who will slow down the lines. Instead of letting them get to that point where they are spending 5 mins sorting themselves out at the scanner, why not employ extra customer service staff to queue comb the long queues making sure people are fully ready and liquid / clothing compliant BEFORE they get to the point they're putting their bag into the grey tray and through the scanner.

I think the main issue however is not passengers,it's the fact that in the current peak summer schedule morning wave ,06.00 - 09.00 there are usually some 50 or so departures of which nearly all are on 737/Airbus aircraft, that's a huge increase in passengers transiting security than pre COVID when a lot of morning wave flights were smaller, regional aircraft, Flybe alone would have had 15 or so departures in that time on 78 seaters as opposed to 180+ seaters, plus there was no based EZY, 3 or 4 FR (now 7?) and 8 or so Jet2 (now 14?).

FIngers crossed once the new security is finally fully open we'll see an end to the queues outside but it won't be the end of queues!!
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The problems are three fold I think.

First the construction work has either over run, or was extremely badly planned to not be finished by May.

Second, mixed messages from the regulators / government over scanners, liquids etc.

Third, the public. Some, perhaps many, aren't frequent flyers and to whom airports are alien environments with unfamiliars procedures. Many of the public are disorganised and don't believe rules and instructions apply to them. Look no further than supermarket checkouts and people use them every week. In a perfect world people would rock up at security with everything in order and it would work like clockwork. They don't and it doesn't and at BHX presently there seems no room for error.
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In a Birmingham context is this right? The building work has covered the installation of the new scanners, but I thought the new scanners hadn't been introduced yet at BHX? If so, the 100ml rule hasn't changed at BHX and has always been in place. The change in the rules was only last weekend, and only really impacted the 6 airports that had switched to the new scanners.

Can't see how an announcement last weekend has any impact on the weeks of chaos at BHX
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In a Birmingham context is this right? The building work has covered the installation of the new scanners, but I thought the new scanners hadn't been introduced yet at BHX? If so, the 100ml rule hasn't changed at BHX and has always been in place. The change in the rules was only last weekend, and only really impacted the 6 airports that had switched to the new scanners.

Can't see how an announcement last weekend has any impact on the weeks of chaos at BHX
BHX has the new scanners and was ready to start meeting the new requirement in time for the deadline. it's the security area itself that's not finished.

With the new rules in place - i.e. implementing the greater than 100ml rule plus combined with not having to empty bags would mean that security times would drastically decrease, thus reducing the amount of space needed for queueing/preparing for screening etc. I travel through Dublin on EI (back to BHX) bi-weekly and they are fully compliant in T2 and they have practically no queueing area and don't need it given the speed at which you can get through.

With the above in mind, keeping the rule in place has a major impact on the airport, doubly impacted due to the fact that the security area itself is not yet finished. Then add in the scaremongering/social media/etc. it compounds the problem by encouraging more passengers to arrive too early for flights, increasing the demand on security when it's not expected etc.

I'm not saying it's not the airport's fault, there's so much more they could have done better (the lifts for example!) but there's far more to it than any one single factor.
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Originally Posted by OltonPete
As Albert Hall has stated Wednesday is light and could take one or two more routes but if twice a week it would take some moving of other flights to squeeze in another rotation from Thursday to Tuesday but I did think maybe a 4th aircraft might arrive February half term although there is nothing to suggest that at this time.

I will post the winter schedule for February in the next few days if I get time. It looks like a decent winter with Ryanair increasing as well.

Pete
This is from February half term but most flights operate in December & January bar Faro and some Edinburgh's

Monday
7:00 CDG 10:25........ 7:15 BER 11:45....... 7:00 KRK 11:35
11:15 EDI 14:00 ........12:30 AYT 22:30 .....13:20 JER 16:00
14:50 LIS 21:15 .........................................16:50 MXP 22:00

Tuesday
6:30 ALC 12:30..........6:30 CDG 10:50........07:00 KEF 13:50
14:20 TFS 23:50.......11:20 SSH 23:55........14:50 AGP 21:40

Wednesday
6:30 ALC 12:25..........7:00 FAO 13:50
13:15 CDG 16:40......14:30 RAK 22:30
17:40 PRG 22:25

Thursday
6:30 ALC 12:30.........06:30 AGP 13:10............07:05 NBE 14:25
13:15 TFS 22:40.......13:55 FUE 23:10...........15:15 JER 18:05
............................................................ ............19:00 CDG 22:25

Friday
07:00 AYT 17:00...........07:10 MXP 12:10.........08:10 KRK 13:50
18:00 CDG 21:25.........13:05 EDI 15:50...........14:50 LIS 21:15
.....................................17:00 BER 21:35

Saturday
6:30 ALC 12:30.............07:00 KEF 13:50............... 06:30 CDG 9:20
13:15 TFS 22:40..........14:55 AGP 21:40...............10:55 SSH 23:05

Sunday
07:00 EDI 9:45..............07:05 FAO 13:45...............07:10 INN 11:55
10:45 JER 13:25..........14:30 RAK 22::30............... 13:05 CDG 16:30
14:00 NBE 22:05....................................................17: 40 PRG 22:25

There isn't any 25 minute turnaround times so in theory more flights could be squashed in but in reality Wednesday is the only day you could do a weekly Hurghada without too much trouble

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Old 19th Jun 2024, 22:11
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Ryanair have made a few tiny tweeks ahead of winter
  • Alicante is going from 10 weekly to 12 weekly in January
  • Faro is up from 2 to 3 weekly
  • Cork 3 to 4 weekly
  • Shannon 2 to 3 weekly
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Madrid and Milan Bergamo also up from 2 to 3 per week each over winter.

Agadir and Marrakech down to 2 weekly from 4 (but Jet2 joining the Morocco party from Oct)

Porto 2 per week but think this is a usual seasonal reduction

Toulouse and Stockholm look to remain summer seasonal only plus other usuals like Pisa, Paphos etc

Lodz and Plovdiv are new routes. Santander is chopped (may come back as summer seasonal but wouldn't bet on it) as well as Bordeaux (FR base closing but could again return next summer with BHX based aircraft?)

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Madrid and Milan Bergamo also up from 2 to 3 per week each over winter.

Agadir and Marrakech down to 2 weekly from 4 (but Jet2 joining the Morocco party from Oct)

Porto 2 per week but think this is a usual seasonal reduction

Toulouse and Stockholm look to remain summer seasonal only plus other usuals like Pisa, Paphos etc

Lodz and Plovdiv are new routes. Santander is chopped (may come back as summer seasonal but wouldn't bet on it) as well as Bordeaux (FR base closing but could again return next summer with BHX based aircraft?)
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Tenerife increases up to 12 weekly from 11 weekly and Lanzarote increases to 12 weekly to from 10 weekly

Agadir and Marrakesh are the new routes and operate at 2 weekly

Gdnask and cologne are Christmas flights

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Latest instructions from BHX management - you can have as many sub 100ml liquid containers as you like and they should not be in a plastic bag. This is going to cause chaos at non-UK airports for return flights to BHX.
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Originally Posted by Mcvicker03
Ryanair have made a few tiny tweeks ahead of winter
  • Alicante is going from 10 weekly to 12 weekly in January
  • Faro is up from 2 to 3 weekly
  • Cork 3 to 4 weekly
  • Shannon 2 to 3 weekly
Hi, can't find the 12 Alicante in the APP or online website is this yet to be loaded. My versions showing 10 but I am on Safari . That is the browser not viewing Lions. Got Cork and Shannon and had Faro at 3 already but think it was 2 when first released.

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Seems Rovaniemi twice a week short season 24-11-24 to 05-01-25 Wednesday & Sunday

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Originally Posted by OltonPete
Hi, can't find the 12 Alicante in the APP or online website is this yet to be loaded. My versions showing 10 but I am on Safari . That is the browser not viewing Lions. Got Cork and Shannon and had Faro at 3 already but think it was 2 when first released.

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Seems Rovaniemi twice a week short season 24-11-24
to 05-01-25 Wednesday & Sunday

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Hi Pete.I found this out yesterday on the app however i looked from 16th to 23rd and counted the number of flights and it gave me 12.

easyjet have added Rovaniemi thanks to Sean m post earlier but this indicate theirs a 4th based aircraft as thereís a slot for Wednesdays flight but not for Sunday?
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Originally Posted by Mcvicker03
Hi Pete.I found this out yesterday on the app however i looked from 16th to 23rd and counted the number of flights and it gave me 12.

easyjet have added Rovaniemi thanks to Sean m post earlier but this indicate theirs a 4th based aircraft as thereís a slot for Wednesdays flight but not for Sunday?
Cheers will keep checking the APP but still showing 10 for me.

U2 - The schedule I posted last week was February and Sunday in December is a bit different. Faro lays over December to February and EDI based flight starts in February. I originally thought the 4th aircraft appeared to be February but in fact the whole winter schedule at present fits 3.

Below is the December schedule for Sunday. I suppose they will resist the temptation to start the EDI based earlier although Glasgow is only showing one flight late Sunday

Sunday
....................................06:25 RVN 13:45 (RVN Dec/Jan)...............07:10 INN 11:55
10:45 JER 13:25..........14:30 RAK 22::30..................................... 13:05 CDG 16:30
14:00 NBE 22:05....................................................... ....................17: 40 PRG 22:25
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the EZY domestic routes are a mess, gap fillers at most. Bring back FlyBe Mk7 ! 🤔
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Alicante is 10 not 12 pw
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Originally Posted by BHX5DME
Alicante is 10 not 12 pw
from January itís 12 weekly
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EZY domestic BHX

City centre to city centre the train fares very well on timing compared to the flight.

Tomorrow I will leave my house near Kidderminster at 06.30, drive to Wolverhampton station, park my car, catch a train and be in Glasgow city centre at 11.15.

Compare this to leaving my house at 05.45 to drive to BHX, park, stand in a queue for ages, hopefully make 08.45 flight to Glasgow, get off and through terminal, catch bus to Glasgow city centre, everything smooth I could be in Glasgow city centre for 10.30.

No difference in journey time.

Admittedly we all know train fares can be off the scale expensive but on this occasion pretty similar to easyJet but only because I booked well in advance (and I'm travelling Standard Premium which is First Class seating just without any on board service)
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Alicante is 10 not 12 pw
I really do apologise mate.Im a idiot
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Jet2 summer 2025 schedule
  1. Innsbruck 1 weekly
  2. Ibiza 9 weekly :
  3. Palma Mallorca 14 weekly /18 weekly peak season :
  4. Mahon 6 weekly / daily peak season :
  5. Burgas 3 weekly
  6. Fuerteventura 5 weekly
  7. Gran Canaria 5 weekly
  8. Lanzarote 8 weekly :
  9. Tenerife south 13 weekly :
  10. Dubrovnik 3 weekly
  11. Pula 2 weekly
  12. Split 3 weekly
  13. Larnaca 5 weekly
  14. Paphos 4 weekly
  15. Prague 2 weekly
  16. Nice 2 weekly
  17. Athens 2 weekly
  18. Corfu 7 weekly :
  19. Chania 2 weekly
  20. Heraklion 7 weekly
  21. Kalamata 2 weekly
  22. Kefalonia 3 weekly
  23. Kos 6 weekly
  24. Mytilene 1 weekly
  25. Preveza 2 weekly
  26. Rhodes Daily
  27. Santorini 2 weekly
  28. Skiathos 2 weekly
  29. Thessaloniki 2 weekly
  30. Zakynthos 5 weekly
  31. Budapest 2 weekly
  32. Naples 2 weekly
  33. Pisa 1 weekly
  34. Rome 5 weekly :
  35. Olbia 1 weekly
  36. Catania 2 weekly
  37. Venice 2 weekly
  38. Verona 2 weekly
  39. Malta 3 weekly
  40. Tivat 2 weekly
  41. Agadir 2 weekly
  42. Marrakesh 2 weekly
  43. Krakow 2 weekly
  44. Faro 10 weekly
  45. Funchal 2 weekly
  46. Porto 2 weekly
  47. Alicante 11 weekly :
  48. Almeria 3 weekly
  49. Barcelona 2 weekly
  50. Girona 2 weekly
  51. Jerez 1 weekly
  52. Malaga Daily
  53. Reus 3 /4 weekly peak season:
  54. Antalya 9 weekly
  55. Bodrum 3 weekly
  56. Dalaman 10 weekly
  57. Izmir 2 weekly


Bergen:18th,21st,25th,28th April



Summary of changes I thinks happened to the schedule for Birmingham 2025 please point out if Iím wrong
  • Majorca goes 14 weekly with a upgrade of 4 more flights to 18 weekly for peak season
  • Ibiza increases to 9 weekly from 8 weekly
  • Mahon has also goes 6 weekly with upgrade of 1 more flight bringing it to daily for peak season
  • Tenerife increases from 10 weekly to 13 weekly for summer 2025
  • Lanzarote also increases to 8 weekly from daily
  • Corfu goes daily next summer from 6 weekly
  • Rome increases from 4 to 5 weekly
  • Alicante goes 11 weekly from 10 weekly
  • Reus goes 3 weekly with a 4th flight for peak season
  • Also a new route to Jerez at 1 weekly brings the total of destinations to 57
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