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Matty Rich 83 11th Oct 2019 13:47

Taken from another forum:

Major Site meeting Today
Most work finished by Xmas
MARCH 6TH Laing T2 extension will be signed over to the Airport
LATE SUMMER T2 extension should open.

Scottie Dog 11th Oct 2019 14:23


Originally Posted by Matty Rich 83 (Post 10592051)


Well the next stage would be pier 3...there are soon to be (I think) pre ground works for this phase.
Initially the whole of pier 2 was due to be constructed before pier 3, but I heard recently that pier 3 would be constructed in full before the second phase of pier2.
I would be surprised at this turn of events given the funds were all allocated prior...unless I’m not aware of something...

The original plan was, and I'm ready to be corrected, Pier 3 then 2. There was an OAN issued recently that referred to Ground Tests for Pier 2 - I'll post it on here when I get home. This seems to indicate that Pier 2 May come first, but it's only my interpretation of the wording. Why do tests for Pier 2 before Pier 3?

Matty Rich 83 11th Oct 2019 16:01


Originally Posted by Scottie Dog (Post 10592077)
The original plan was, and I'm ready to be corrected, Pier 3 then 2. There was an OAN issued recently that referred to Ground Tests for Pier 2 - I'll post it on here when I get home. This seems to indicate that Pier 2 May come first, but it's only my interpretation of the wording. Why do tests for Pier 2 before Pier 3?

Apologies Scottie Dog, I forgot about that OAN ref pier 2. Yes, initial plan was for pier 3 then pier 2. Who knows what will happen now...

Scottie Dog 11th Oct 2019 19:11

For those who may be interested the relevant OAN is:

OAN 96/2019 – MAN-TP PIER 2 AIRSIDE SURVEYS
OAN REF:- 96/2018 DATE OF ISSUE:- 02/10/19 EFFECTIVE DATE:- 14/10/19 EXPIRY DATE:- 25/10/19
1.0 SUMMARY
1.1 A series of non-intrusive topographical, GPR and utility surveys will take place in advance of works to construct the new Terminal 2 Pier 2. 2.0 PROGRAMME, LOCATION & OPERATIONAL IMPLICATIONS
2.1. Overall, from Monday 14th October until Friday 25th October 2019. Working Monday to Friday 09:00- 17:00L
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3.0 SCOPE OF WORKS
3.1 The scope of works is:
• Lifting of service chambers covers for visual inspection and recording of services.
• Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey of all areas.
• Topographical survey of all areas.
4.0 PUSHBACK PROCEDURES
4.1 ATC may need to issue non-standard pushback procedures for some Terminal 2 stands when the survey works on Taxiway Delta are in progress.
5.0 LOW VISIBILITY OPERATIONS (LVO)
5.1 The works will have no effect on Low Visibility Procedures. Work in LVPs at the ADMs discretion. -

Scottie Dog 14th Oct 2019 18:46

MANTP Update #112 dated 12th October 2019 courtesy of the MANTP team to whom full credit is given:

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Nostoodian 17th Oct 2019 07:56

Jet2 Expansion
 
Great news for Manchester Airport
:
https//mobile.twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/1184738902202109954

ETOPS 17th Oct 2019 08:41


zfw 22nd Oct 2019 16:48

I have been watching these for weeks this must possibly be the most expensive and outrageous prices for flights ex MAN this is for 2 people, its £700 quid with BA from LGW.

Do Virgin realisticly expect that any one would pay these prices for what is at the most a 1500 quid for 2 flight.

Hope someone else steps in to get rid of this cartel sharpish.

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toledoashley 22nd Oct 2019 16:59


Originally Posted by zfw (Post 10600798)
I have been watching these for weeks this must possibly be the most expensive and outrageous prices for flights ex MAN this is for 2 people, its £700 quid with BA from LGW.

Do Virgin realisticly expect that any one would pay these prices for what is at the most a 1500 quid for 2 flight.

Hope someone else steps in to get rid of this cartel sharpish.

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arrival airport codeBGI
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Footnote1 VS 77 is operated by Virgin Atlantic.

From
Economy Classic Cabin Class£3,697.96Round tripSelect this Flight
£7,395.92
Round trip
Total for all passengers
Upper ClassCabin class details for this flightopens in new popupopens in new popup (D)
From
Upper Class Cabin Class£14,792.96Round tripSelect this Flight
£29,585.92
Round trip
Total for all passengers
2 left at this price

What if its unrealistically high to stop people booking it?

PDXCWL45 22nd Oct 2019 17:16


Originally Posted by toledoashley (Post 10600804)
What if its unrealistically high to stop people booking it?

Or they want people to buy the package from Virgin holidays?

MANworker 22nd Oct 2019 18:47

Hearing rumours of Turkish starting a 3rd flight, night stop with a first wave departure, anybody know if it’s true? Know what rumours are like in this place

116d 23rd Oct 2019 07:59


Originally Posted by zfw (Post 10600798)
I have been watching these for weeks this must possibly be the most expensive and outrageous prices for flights ex MAN this is for 2 people, its £700 quid with BA from LGW.

Do Virgin realisticly expect that any one would pay these prices for what is at the most a 1500 quid for 2 flight.

Hope someone else steps in to get rid of this cartel sharpish.

Someone who can do a load check might be able to confirm, but part of that could be down to limited availability. Thomas Cook did operate MAN-BGI and used to carry cruise ship passengers, so it wouldn't surprise me if many of those have been rebooked onto Virgin or TUI out of MAN meaning there's limited availability. LGW also has daily options and multiple flights per day on some days.

For those prices booking at this late on, I'd seriously consider indirect options or take the drive to LGW with an overnight stop.

Ex Cargo Clown 23rd Oct 2019 12:25


Originally Posted by zfw (Post 10600798)
I have been watching these for weeks this must possibly be the most expensive and outrageous prices for flights ex MAN this is for 2 people, its £700 quid with BA from LGW.

Do Virgin realisticly expect that any one would pay these prices for what is at the most a 1500 quid for 2 flight.

Hope someone else steps in to get rid of this cartel sharpish.

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Mon, Dec 30, 2019Direct
VS77 1FootnoteFlight Specific Detailsopens in new popup


departure airport codeMAN
arrival airport codeBGI
number of stops
Direct
Footnote1 VS 77 is operated by Virgin Atlantic.

From
Economy Classic Cabin Class£3,697.96Round tripSelect this Flight
£7,395.92
Round trip
Total for all passengers
Upper ClassCabin class details for this flightopens in new popupopens in new popup (D)
From
Upper Class Cabin Class£14,792.96Round tripSelect this Flight
£29,585.92
Round trip
Total for all passengers
2 left at this price

It's pretty much block booked by Virgin Holidays.

If you have a look, via ABZ is quite cheap on VS. Don't think they have loaded the ex-BE flights properly.

160to4DME 23rd Oct 2019 14:31


Originally Posted by zfw (Post 10600798)
I have been watching these for weeks this must possibly be the most expensive and outrageous prices for flights ex MAN this is for 2 people, its £700 quid with BA from LGW.

Do Virgin realisticly expect that any one would pay these prices for what is at the most a 1500 quid for 2 flight.

Hope someone else steps in to get rid of this cartel sharpish.Flight Search Results

Search DescriptionOutboundflightMANtoBGI


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Fare Comparison
Mon, Dec 30, 2019Direct
VS77 1FootnoteFlight Specific Detailsopens in new popup


departure airport codeMAN
arrival airport codeBGI
number of stops
Direct
Footnote1 VS 77 is operated by Virgin Atlantic.

From
Economy Classic Cabin Class£3,697.96Round tripSelect this Flight
£7,395.92
Round trip
Total for all passengers
Upper ClassCabin class details for this flightopens in new popupopens in new popup (D)
From
Upper Class Cabin Class£14,792.96Round tripSelect this Flight
£29,585.92
Round trip
Total for all passengers
2 left at this price


3 Upper seats left on that flight, which they'll overbook by 5.
6 full fare seats left in Economy which they're showing availability of 9; so you might want to retract your gripe about VS in an act of generous contrition and humility...


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eggc 23rd Oct 2019 17:49

I booked MAN - BGI return in March for Jan 2020, in Premium Economy. We have since also committed to an expensive Florida holiday next year too. In an effort to reduce total costs we called VS last week wanting to chnge seats to BGI to economy expecting a saving, however instead of a considerable saving they actually wanted to charge us an extra £900 for the pleasure of having worse seats ! They openly admitted that TCX's demise was the reason and seats to BGI for the foreseable future would be at a premium, hence worth more.

FFMAN 23rd Oct 2019 20:43

Ha - which is exactly why me and Mrs FFMAN have just decided to can our long promised trip to Barbados. We can afford it but we're not fools.

zfw 23rd Oct 2019 21:04


Originally Posted by 160to4DME (Post 10601530)
3 Upper seats left on that flight, which they'll overbook by 5.
6 full fare seats left in Economy which they're showing availability of 9; so you might want to retract your gripe about VS in an act of generous contrition and humility...


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Under what circumstances.? Absolute RIP off regardless of how many seats left they were still over 4 grand 3 weeks ago. As you can see from other comments VS are royally taking the P. No matter how many long haul they lay on unopposed in the future, charge these prices and no one will be going. It will hurt business and people will fly on alternatives, cannot see MAN hierarchy being too chuffed when the footfall doesn't appear at Duty Free.

Navpi 23rd Oct 2019 21:35

Virgin
 
http://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/3...-cook-collapse

Never understood why no airline used the Flybe connectivity before.....

eggc 23rd Oct 2019 22:42

I read that with great excitment. With the BEE purchase and the sad TCX demise it didnt take a brain surgeon to figure VS's plans. I do worry a little for some other regional BEE bases though...

116d 24th Oct 2019 07:57


Originally Posted by zfw (Post 10601857)
Under what circumstances.? Absolute RIP off regardless of how many seats left they were still over 4 grand 3 weeks ago. As you can see from other comments VS are royally taking the P. No matter how many long haul they lay on unopposed in the future, charge these prices and no one will be going. It will hurt business and people will fly on alternatives, cannot see MAN hierarchy being too chuffed when the footfall doesn't appear at Duty Free.

That's how airline booking systems work. I'm not passing judgement on whether it's right or not, but most airlines tend to hike prices if there's only a handful of seats left and particularly the closer it gets to the travel date. Also note it's an A332.


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