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Sotonsean 24th Mar 2020 12:21

I find it rather strange that the Manchester Airport thread was one of the most active one's here on pprune but know one has posted anything since the 20 March 2020 except for my post on the 23 March 2020 regarding terminal closures at Manchester Airport which no one has responded to.

Considering that the majority of the population of the United Kingdom have been advised to stay at home due to the current situation I'm rather puzzled that it's gone completely quiet on the Manchester Airport thread especially considering how the others are still very much active during this awful period.

SWBKCB 24th Mar 2020 14:19

There's a Northern expression - when you have nothing to say, say nothing

Mr Mac 24th Mar 2020 17:43

Sotonsean
Came back through there after a round about route from Germany, as I decided to stay with my wife in UK to ride this out, partly due to the fact that she could not enter Germany as no resident permit, but also she has her own company to look after here, where as with mine remote working is something that we do most of the time. Anyway in Yorkshire (for the foreseeable future) so miles flown will drop this year, along with money earned. Luckily we will remain at full pay through at least 20 weeks, by which time we hope to be coming out of this slowly. It is quite odd wondering through these terminals when hardly anybody on the flight and or terminal. Must say rudimentary inspection at immigration with just officer wearing gloves, no temp scanning appeared to being done. Does make for a quick trip from plane home though, from unbuckling seat to walking through door at home 1hr 10min and it is a good 50min drive !😊
Stay safe
Kind regards
Mr Mac

Scottie Dog 24th Mar 2020 18:06

Sotonsean

Whilst I monitor this thread I have refrain from posting on here of recent due to the attitude of the moderator.

I may return at sometime - although after this post I'll probably be banned!! - in the future, but for now I'll stay on the side lines.

HKGBOY 24th Mar 2020 19:34

I'm not sure what you want people to say? Virtually everything is grounded. A complete closure of MAN (& others) cannot be ruled out. This is a reset button, don't expect resumption of any of the old schedules even when restrictions get lifted. In the meantime there is nothing to say.

MAN2SIN2BKK2FRA 24th Mar 2020 19:54


Originally Posted by Scottie Dog (Post 10726707)
Sotonsean

Whilst I monitor this thread I have refrain from posting on here of recent due to the attitude of the moderator.

I may return at sometime - although after this post I'll probably be banned!! - in the future, but for now I'll stay on the side lines.

I miss your updates on the terminal 2 redevelopment. I trust that the work is still continuing on schedule

TURIN 24th Mar 2020 21:00


Originally Posted by Sotonsean (Post 10726381)
I find it rather strange that the Manchester Airport thread was one of the most active one's here on pprune but know one has posted anything since the 20 March 2020 except for my post on the 23 March 2020 regarding terminal closures at Manchester Airport which no one has responded to.

Considering that the majority of the population of the United Kingdom have been advised to stay at home due to the current situation I'm rather puzzled that it's gone completely quiet on the Manchester Airport thread especially considering how the others are still very much active during this awful period.

Well, as you had only repeated what had been posted some days earlier, I suppose it was old news.

With Etihad and Emirates stopping and Qatar down to one a day its only a matter of time before there's a complete closure, unless the cargo side can keep it going.

Sotonsean 25th Mar 2020 06:32

Well at least I got the thread active again albeit briefly.

Not sure why some feel as if there is nothing to say as ALL of the other threads continue to show some form of activity 🤔

MARK9263 25th Mar 2020 07:21

I'm curious as to how many aircraft are parked up at MAN, if anyone can shed any light? Is the airport clogged with parked aircraft?

rkenyon 25th Mar 2020 11:29


Originally Posted by MAN2SIN2BKK2FRA (Post 10726832)
I miss your updates on the terminal 2 redevelopment. I trust that the work is still continuing on schedule

You can still get updates from Scotty on SkyScraperCity - drill down into Manchester Transport, and there is an airport thread.

However, they seem to be having a few issues over the last few days (maybe under a DDoS attack???).

pwalhx 25th Mar 2020 11:47

They have been updating the site, the issues are related to that, just need to be a little patient till they are sorted.

Scottie Dog 25th Mar 2020 11:49


Originally Posted by pwalhx (Post 10727679)
They have been updating the site, the issues are related to that, just need to be a little patient till they are sorted.

Thanks for that and I'll be doing updates on there either later today or tomorrow at the latest.

Suzeman 25th Mar 2020 20:21


Originally Posted by Sotonsean (Post 10727332)
Well at least I got the thread active again albeit briefly.

Not sure why some feel as if there is nothing to say as ALL of the other threads continue to show some form of activity 🤔

Could it just be that the regulars on here have rather more important things on their mind than answering questions from someone from Southampton?

dbromle 26th Mar 2020 11:43


Originally Posted by MARK9263 (Post 10727364)
I'm curious as to how many aircraft are parked up at MAN, if anyone can shed any light? Is the airport clogged with parked aircraft?

Cant comment on that but SWMBO arrived back from Puerto Vallarta this morning. She said they stood on a taxiway for approx. half an hour having been told this was because there was no stand available.

Scottie Dog 26th Mar 2020 11:59


Originally Posted by dbromle (Post 10728757)
Cant comment on that but SWMBO arrived back from Puerto Vallarta this morning. She said they stood on a taxiway for approx. half an hour having been told this was because there was no stand available.

It also might have been due to the following that was introduced yesterday.:OAN 36/2020 – PASSENGER DISTANCING

OAN REF:- 36/2020 DATE OF ISSUE:- 25/03/20 EFFECTIVE DATE:- 25/03/20 EXPIRY DATE:- UFN

1.0 SUMMARY

1.1 Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent social distancing protocol, it is extremely important we provide our guests with the greatest opportunity to the follow distancing protocol.

2.0 ENABLING DISTANCING FOR ARRIVING PASSENGERS

2.1 With immediate effect all arriving flights will be spaced at 20 nautical miles or greater.

2.2 Airfield control will aim to allocate aircraft parking stands to enable the greatest opportunity for social distancing during simultaneous or bunched arrivals.

2.3 Flow control will allocate baggage arrival carrousels to enable greatest opportunity for social distancing including multiple belts per individual flight.

2.4 The Customer Service Agent in the immigration hall is to confirm to Airfield Operations once the immigration hall is appropriately clear of the previous inbound flight.

2.5 Passengers will remain on board until the respective ground handlers receives positive confirmation from Airfield Operations to disembark.

3.0 PASSENGER ANNOUNCEMENTS

3.1 Passenger announcements will take place to ensure segregation of UKBF desks and e-Gates as well as Customer service Agents providing verbal advice in immigration and the baggage reclaim hall.

4.0 ENFORCEMENT OF THE SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOL

4.1 Greater Manchester Police will increase presence in the immigration and baggage reclaim hall to provide additional guidance and to disperse groups of 3 and over.

5.0 LANDSIDE AREAS

5.1 Social distancing protocol will also be monitored for compliance throughout the landside campus including queueing at meet and greet, car park pay machines, private hire and hackney carriages.

Suzeman 26th Mar 2020 12:53

Probably a reaction to this.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co...minal-17969642

dbromle 26th Mar 2020 18:53

The airport's efforts re social distancing are to be welcomed. However given the small number of arrivals and departures it is difficult to understand the shortage of stands, especially when the aircraft is sitting on the taxiway with engines running. If they'd told the passengers why they were being held they might have earned some credit for it.

Curious Pax 26th Mar 2020 19:24


Originally Posted by dbromle (Post 10729202)
The airport's efforts re social distancing are to be welcomed. However given the small number of arrivals and departures it is difficult to understand the shortage of stands, especially when the aircraft is sitting on the taxiway with engines running. If they'd told the passengers why they were being held they might have earned some credit for it.

Point 2.5 in the quoted notam suggests perhaps shortage of stands wasn’t the actual reason for the delay in disembarking.

zfw 30th Mar 2020 20:24

From April 1st, operating hours 0600-1600 from T1, airfield to remain open.

zfw

Suzeman 31st Mar 2020 08:55


Originally Posted by zfw (Post 10733721)
From April 1st, operating hours 0600-1600 from T1, airfield to remain open.

zfw

Just to clarify, that means runway 05L/23R will remain open H24


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