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Old 10th Mar 2023, 21:27
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Very probably. AIUI Ryanair's routes from Prestwick are largely a means if rotating frames through their maintenance base there. ie the frame which operates the return flight to Marseille is likely to be a different one. So the flight revenue is less important, just avoids an empty leg.

I wonder if the spare rotations will be used by Easyjet to increase flights to more profitable destinations. They've been saying that bookings on their holiday arm are above expectations
That's not true. The maintenance base is a huge asset to keep Ryanair passenger ops at PIK but given what they're paying I suspect they make money in their own. It's what, one aircraft switched out per week for all those rotations? 2-3?
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Old 11th Mar 2023, 07:32
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Originally Posted by inOban
Very probably. AIUI Ryanair's routes from Prestwick are largely a means if rotating frames through their maintenance base there. ie the frame which operates the return flight to Marseille is likely to be a different one. So the flight revenue is less important, just avoids an empty leg.
Not true, PAM all but closes down for 3 months over the summer with very little in the way of aircraft swaps happening as the 737's are fully utilised during the peak summer season.


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Old 12th Mar 2023, 19:49
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From another thread - "US Pre-Clearance - As mentioned by other contributors, EDI do appear to be pushing ahead with a genuine attempt to obtain US Pre-Clearance. S25 is the suggested start time if they succeed. Finance is in place for the application with detailed plans being drawn up for a redevelopment of the terminal to house the TSA area."

That'll be the end of any thoughts of a US of A's airlines comeback to GLA probably, centralisation it is then unless we get rid.
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Old 12th Mar 2023, 22:22
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TSA Pre clearance is a pipe dream if you ask me. First mooted 10 years ago… and we’ll prob not hear anymore for another 10 years. The yearly running costs are substantial for year round ops.
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Old 14th Mar 2023, 09:21
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EDI are apparently investing £5m in the next stage of the project - commissioning a design study on a terminal expansion to accommodate it, so they do seem to be serious.

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Old 14th Mar 2023, 10:27
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EK to bring the A380 back this summer.

https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/...ek-this-summer
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Old 26th Mar 2023, 13:54
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seems lots of spotter excitement and YouTube live feed of the return of Emirates A380 on DXB-GLA run this afternoon. Full full full by all accounts.
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Old 26th Mar 2023, 16:46
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And good coverage on the BBC web site
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Old 25th Apr 2023, 08:12
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Nice upgrade in capacity for FI

https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/230425-figla

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Old 25th Apr 2023, 10:22
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With no direct flights to the USA there will be increased demand for flights via Iceland, which was the traditional route when direct TA flights had to use PIK. Fares also undercut the direct flights.
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Old 25th Apr 2023, 14:03
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That's caught my attention - I had written off Icelandic due to reviews by friends who had flown them. I'd reconsider for a 767, assuming I can pick up a 767 for the second leg as well.

Beats going to EDI!
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Old 25th Apr 2023, 15:22
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as very early in season for short spell, suspect its fleet availability and allocation rather than massive upswing in demand during that period.
Its a nice looking aircraft, one ex GSM if I recall and no stranger to GLA. Maybe flooding market before Play drops in.
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Old 25th Apr 2023, 16:57
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Definitely a warning shot to PLAY. Play have done very well on the Liverpool route launched last year. Will be nice to see Glasgow get a cheaper one-stop option across the Atlantic
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Old 25th Apr 2023, 23:09
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Originally Posted by nebpor
That's caught my attention - I had written off Icelandic due to reviews by friends who had flown them. I'd reconsider for a 767, assuming I can pick up a 767 for the second leg as well.

Beats going to EDI!
PLEASE be aware that Icelandair can easily swap out the B767 for a B757 with no notice! Don't book on that basis unless you're happy to run that (kinda high) risk. My first flight booking on a CS100 (Swiss) just changed to an E2 (Helvetic) yesterday. 🤷‍♂️
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Old 26th Apr 2023, 06:15
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as very early in season for short spell, suspect its fleet availability and allocation rather than massive upswing in demand during that period.
But they've still chosen to put that capacity into GLA, rather than anywhere else in the network?

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Definitely a warning shot to PLAY. Play have done very well on the Liverpool route launched last year. Will be nice to see Glasgow get a cheaper one-stop option across the Atlantic
Play load factor about 60% out of LPL?
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Old 11th May 2023, 16:55
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe
TSA Pre clearance is a pipe dream if you ask me. First mooted 10 years ago… and we’ll prob not hear anymore for another 10 years. The yearly running costs are substantial for year round ops.
This definately needs keeping a careful eye on seeing the Scottish Executive's propensity for centralisation of just about everything, wouldn't be surprised if "Visit <cough> Scotland" didn't have a hand to play in this as well, and beware of "commercial confidentiality" rebuffs if questions are asked, and most definately the coup de grâce for Glasgow Transatlantic aspirations if this were to happen unfortunately.
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Old 11th May 2023, 20:53
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EasyJet passenger to Faro boards Bristol plane

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Old 12th May 2023, 08:42
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Surely such a mixup should be impossible? Can somebody explain to me how this could happen at GLA?
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Old 12th May 2023, 09:09
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Originally Posted by farci
Surely such a mixup should be impossible? Can somebody explain to me how this could happen at GLA?
It should have also been picked up on the Bristol flight being one extra passenger over the loadsheet.

One with special assistance too, poor thing.

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Old 12th May 2023, 20:12
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Surely such a mixup should be impossible? Can somebody explain to me how this could happen at GLA?
There was an unreported similar incident at the weekend , involving other Scottish airports , and involving passenger(s) on the wrong flight , which ended with that a/c being diverted due fog and the airline having to pay a £400+ taxi fare for said passenger(s) to reach their intended destination!
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