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LAX_LHR 6th Jul 2018 09:32

Yes Dublin has strength going West compared to MAN, but on the flip side, MAN has the strength going east and still getting stronger. So, it’s all swings and roundabouts really.

RAS_2001 9th Jul 2018 15:15

LAX yes Dublin are very strong heading west, but you cannot deny the fact that we have sustain direct flights to places such as IAH and SEA, of which would've seemed obsurred just over a decade ago. I can also see a lot of opportunities for Manchester looking west. Two possible destinations in my opinion would be the resumption of Washington and maybe somewhere like San Jose and San Diego, two very popular destinations, especially in the summer months. So I cannot see why Man could not sustain 3 or 4 flights a week to those destinations a week.

Fairdealfrank 9th Jul 2018 18:11


Check their expenses, lots of taxi and first class train and plane fares but no public transport, perish the thought !
Er, first class train and plane are public transport.

roverman 9th Jul 2018 18:32


Originally Posted by RAS_2001 (Post 10192439)
LAX yes Dublin are very strong heading west, but you cannot deny the fact that we have sustain direct flights to places such as IAH and SEA, of which would've seemed obsurred just over a decade ago. I can also see a lot of opportunities for Manchester looking west. Two possible destinations in my opinion would be the resumption of Washington and maybe somewhere like San Jose and San Diego, two very popular destinations, especially in the summer months. So I cannot see why Man could not sustain 3 or 4 flights a week to those destinations a week.

As a priority we could do with seeing primary cities like Los Angeles and Boston with a year round and preferably daily service rather than scatter gun service to secondary holiday destinations. Washington needs a daily year round as the US capital. Chicago is now a short season service and must be in the 'at risk' category. It's a shame that VS and MT can't somehow avoid flying to BOS and SFO on the same days at the same time, leaving gaping holes in the services across the week. The same is going to happen with LAX next year.
Taken overall though, MAN's US offering is a leap on from where it was 5 years ago.

LAX_LHR 9th Jul 2018 19:02

Qatar to upgrade the morning and afternoon flights to A359 from 28th October, evening flight remains B788.

From 18th Sept, the Morning flight also goes daily, meaning service will be 18 weekly overall.

confirmed and bookable on all platforms.

LAX_LHR 9th Jul 2018 20:00

Local press in Greece is running a story about Volos Airport. In that story it states Easyjet will open a MAN-Volos link next summer.

Logohu 10th Jul 2018 02:08


Qatar to upgrade the morning and afternoon flights to A359 from 28th October,
A welcome development for those like me who usually fly Economy, the Qatar A359 is a much nicer ride than the B788 in my experience.

Between the aircraft type change and additional flights I make that a 22% increase in seats for Qatar on the route. With EK's 3x daily A380, Oman also now using their latest kit, Cathay upgrading to A350-1000, and Jet Airways about to start to India there really is an incredible amount of capacity and choice heading East from MAN nowadays compared to just a few years ago

RAS_2001 10th Jul 2018 02:54

Very interesting selection of easyjet, I personally thought they might have looked to utilise areas from where monarch left a gaping hole such as direct flights to mainland Croatia.

I guess only time will tell as to whether or not easyjet look to further expand their diversification of different European destinations from where they currently are.
​​​​​​Additionally, I believe that Volos is a wise and quite out of the box route to be starting up, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Mr A Tis 10th Jul 2018 07:15

More negative customer experiences as car windows smashed in T1 multi storey
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co...theft-14887565

Also trouble at mill with black cab taxi drivers who are boycotting all terminals

LAX_LHR 10th Jul 2018 08:20

RAS_2001

while it wasn’t served at the time of Monarch going under, I believe Monarch did use to serve Volos from Manchester. There will be more routes from Easyjet, this will just be one of them as it’s been reported at that end of the route rather than this end.

FFMAN 10th Jul 2018 09:22


Originally Posted by Logohu (Post 10192897)
A359 is a much nicer ride than the B788 in my experience.

Have ridden both several times now and the A350, I agree, is a much more sophisticated aircraft and a nicer ride. For me it's the best plane in the sky at the moment from a pax perspective.

DP. 10th Jul 2018 09:36


Originally Posted by Mr A Tis (Post 10193003)
Also trouble at mill with black cab taxi drivers who are boycotting all terminals

Prioritising their relationship with Arrow Cars has long been more important to MAN than providing a good service to passengers.

We arrived back around 23.00 on Sunday night (and then having to negotiate a queue for passport control which snaked all the way out of the area, and both ways around the T1 arrivals corridor) we were told it'd be 'at least an hour' before Arrow Cars could provide a taxi.

It's laughably poor.

LAX_LHR 10th Jul 2018 10:09

Continuing on from yesterday, Qatar Airways now confirmed and bookable as 21 weekly from 1st June 2019. All 3 flights daily.

TURIN 10th Jul 2018 17:03


Originally Posted by LAX_LHR (Post 10193122)
Continuing on from yesterday, Qatar Airways now confirmed and bookable as 21 weekly from 1st June 2019. All 3 flights daily.

Damn, i used to enjoy the odd quiet late shift.

Trav a la 10th Jul 2018 17:32

I departed via T3 yesterday (Monday), arrived at 0615 and through security within 5 minutes, no delays what so ever.

i was expecting the worst but received a very nice surprise, unfortunately that only lasted a short while as my Ryanair flight to AGP was then delayed by nearly 5 hours. Oh well,

RAS_2001 10th Jul 2018 19:04

The A350 will give customers a much more contemporary and futuristic experience, with on-board LED lighting and a broad variety of channels to choose from, it will be truly luxurious.

MKY661 10th Jul 2018 19:12


Originally Posted by LAX_LHR (Post 10193042)
RAS_2001

while it wasnít served at the time of Monarch going under, I believe Monarch did use to serve Volos from Manchester. There will be more routes from Easyjet, this will just be one of them as itís been reported at that end of the route rather than this end.

Signs that EasyJet are still planning their apparent big expansion at MAN that was postponed this summer?

MANFOD 10th Jul 2018 20:06

June stats:

Terminal pax up 3.4%
Total pax up 3.45%
Freight down 6.99%

Over 93,000 more pax in June this year.
The rolling 12 months total pax incl. transit is now over 28m.
Terminal pax is just 86,000 below the 28m.

TURIN 11th Jul 2018 16:50


Originally Posted by RAS_2001 (Post 10193603)
The A350 will give customers a much more contemporary and futuristic experience, with on-board LED lighting and a broad variety of channels to choose from, it will be truly luxurious.

The 787 has on-board LED lighting and a broad variety of channels to choose from.....

RAS_2001 11th Jul 2018 18:28


Originally Posted by TURIN (Post 10194369)
The 787 has on-board LED lighting and a broad variety of channels to choose from.....

Yes, however the LED lighting on the A350 looks a lot better in many ways. Also, I find the 787 is a little too over cramped, and the screens are nowhere near as impressive as the A350, which has a wider and sleeker layout from what I can see.
If you're travelling on business class, the Cirrus seats provide a lot more legroom conpared to the 787, so in turn you feel a lot more comfortable and relaxed rather than on a 788 or for that matter 789.


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