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24th Jan 2022, 16:26
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Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Remember too that Ukraine is huge. The troubled...

Remember too that Ukraine is huge. The troubled border area is a long way East.
12th Jan 2022, 00:43
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Well at least you must know or care on this issue...

Well at least you must know or care on this issue then. A big improvement in your demeanour. :)

I presume that you are offering feedback and suggesting remedies to those who can address the issues...
11th Jan 2022, 17:57
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

It was built to a budget. We know that. But it is...

It was built to a budget. We know that. But it is a decent facility and MAN is very fortunate to have it. Teething problems are normal and can be fixed.
10th Jan 2022, 20:13
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Given the nature of present discussions on here,...

Given the nature of present discussions on here, this may surprise some. But we need to acknowledge the T2 TP as a job well done to date, given the tight budget and the challenges faced. Not one...
10th Jan 2022, 19:15
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

AndrewH52 - November stats were a step in the...

AndrewH52 - November stats were a step in the right direction, but we've since seen a sudden kneejerk reintroduction of covid restrictions in the UK (since rescinded again) which the industry had...
10th Jan 2022, 17:13
Replies: 154
Views: 68,311
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Cuthere - You continue to attack the messenger...

Cuthere - You continue to attack the messenger rather than the issue at hand. A substantial cohort of customers will not book flights until covid theatre is completely swept away. Tests, masks in...
10th Jan 2022, 16:35
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Good point. The Aer Lingus base is a very welcome...

Good point. The Aer Lingus base is a very welcome development. Though curiously, cutbacks by Virgin and US carriers mean that they will barely eat into the Thomas Cook long-haul void. I think the...
10th Jan 2022, 03:50
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

MAN has lost rather alot of based units taking...

MAN has lost rather alot of based units taking account of the demise of MON, TCX and BEE. Plus pending reductions in based-fleet from VIR. There used to be single based units from carriers such as...
9th Jan 2022, 22:46
Replies: 154
Views: 68,311
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

No spat here. Just pointing out that underlying...

No spat here. Just pointing out that underlying demand for routes will only become apparent once covid barriers are removed completely. There is a substantial cohort of travellers who will NOT book...
9th Jan 2022, 17:29
Replies: 154
Views: 68,311
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Be as sarcastic as you like. It DOES put...

Be as sarcastic as you like. It DOES put travellers off booking. That's the reality. Especially with additional rules at destination, such as those restricting access to restaurants etc. Destinations...
9th Jan 2022, 15:14
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Eventually, maybe. However, plans to backfill...

Eventually, maybe. However, plans to backfill Thomas Cook capacity principally involved adding more based aircraft for S2020, but a certain Covid-19 put paid to that. Meanwhile, FlyBe's demise came...
9th Jan 2022, 15:03
Replies: 154
Views: 68,311
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

I am not local to Belfast or Paris, but I don't...

I am not local to Belfast or Paris, but I don't see how any new route can be judged for the long-term on bookings during covid exclusion periods. Even if routes like this need to be suspended for a...
7th Jan 2022, 12:52
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

It certainly does seem to be at MAN. But not at...

It certainly does seem to be at MAN. But not at just about every other airport. And aircraft require all the same support services you mention at those. Everywhere else seems to be coping fine, and I...
6th Jan 2022, 15:38
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Curious Pax - The problem with your scenario is...

Curious Pax - The problem with your scenario is that it presumes similar circumstances for every aircraft in the system which needs to divert. Your Heathrow-bound widebody represents a quite...
6th Jan 2022, 12:30
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

But that's just it. There isn't always that risk....

But that's just it. There isn't always that risk. In some cases, the risk of the aircraft compromising the airport operation is negligible. One recent example being a Jet2 B738 which departed on a...
6th Jan 2022, 10:55
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Those pointing out the number of based aircraft...

Those pointing out the number of based aircraft which park overnight are missing the point. The 'no div' discussion is not about accepting all diversion requests at all times, regardless of existing...
5th Jan 2022, 02:17
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Actually, the second runway is closed now and has...

Actually, the second runway is closed now and has been for many months. The question is when does it reopen. The plan for that is start of season S22, but that was based on very optimistic scheduling...
5th Jan 2022, 00:28
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

QUOTE: With a quick look at the ACL scheduling...

QUOTE: With a quick look at the ACL scheduling parameters for Summer 2022, you would know that two runway operation will be back for the season

Yes, I have seen the ACL report. And I know that is...
4th Jan 2022, 00:55
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Not sure who this reply is intended for, but...

Not sure who this reply is intended for, but nobody on here has argued for re-instatement of twin runway ops until traffic justifies this. Navpi's post queried why the mothballed runway was not put...
3rd Jan 2022, 19:04
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

A financial incentive to leave a runway idle....

A financial incentive to leave a runway idle. That's all we need. Maybe MAG might be tempted to shut the other one too, then nobody will face the inconvenience of doing any work!
2nd Jan 2022, 19:49
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

To all who commented on diversions: keep in mind...

To all who commented on diversions: keep in mind that risks and challenges apply wherever the aircraft diverts to. There is rarely a stress-free option in the mix.



I agree with you Suzeman....
2nd Jan 2022, 15:48
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Mr Cornish / Ms Smart Please note: "BHX...

Mr Cornish / Ms Smart

Please note: "BHX seems to benefit from a dedicated local cargo handling agent with a team of motivated staff."

Now there's an item for your New Year 'To Do' list. Please...
2nd Jan 2022, 12:53
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Erm ... The same way it works at almost every...

Erm ... The same way it works at almost every other major airport? BHX (citing one example) regularly accepts diversion traffic on an opportunity basis. Do they use a magic wand to enable this?


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2nd Jan 2022, 03:05
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

I see the apron regularly and the airport is NOT...

I see the apron regularly and the airport is NOT permanently full for days on end. Yes, there are plenty of parked-up aircraft, but that is not the same thing as 'full'. If the airport were actually...
1st Jan 2022, 18:57
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

I can see where we are misunderstanding each...

I can see where we are misunderstanding each other here. I have no objection to an airport advising that it can't accept diversions, eg. because it is already full, or due to a closed runway etc. In...
31st Dec 2021, 21:14
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

SWBKCB - It is all a matter of timescale. ATC...

SWBKCB - It is all a matter of timescale. ATC does not require two weeks notice that an airport is unavailable for diversions. Dynamic information is the norm. Diversions are almost always a last...
31st Dec 2021, 16:33
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

QUOTE: "I do not know, or care." Oh WOW....

QUOTE: "I do not know, or care."

Oh WOW. That is Manchester's problem right there. Neatly summarised in six short words.

Thankyou, HOVIS. I take it that you are a MAN-based handling agent,...
31st Dec 2021, 02:25
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

So, using your logic, why doesn't this same...

So, using your logic, why doesn't this same long-term 'no-divs' issue constantly crop up at all the other large UK airports too? Do they pay the wages for their handling agents? Do they subsidise...
30th Dec 2021, 23:23
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

I accept that staff shortages are likely at the...

I accept that staff shortages are likely at the root of this. But surely that is an industry-wide problem across the whole of the UK, yet MAN uniquely seems to have a 'NO DIVS' NOTAM ready to go on a...
22nd Dec 2021, 14:25
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

AndrewH52 - QUOTE: For heavens sake, take...

AndrewH52 -

QUOTE: For heavens sake, take your bonnet off and let that particular bee out!

Amidst an otherwise constructive and civilised discussion, you alone posted disrespectful content...
18th Dec 2021, 23:16
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Sadly, the pressure in the security queues is...

Sadly, the pressure in the security queues is about to ease. Germany has just announced that they are joining France and Israel in banning leisure travel from the UK. Netherlands is entering a strict...
30th Nov 2021, 09:41
Replies: 210
Views: 100,859
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

I think MAN-ABZ is back as well? I'll use it if...

I think MAN-ABZ is back as well? I'll use it if so.
29th Nov 2021, 16:46
Replies: 133
Views: 59,047
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Over six million EU citizens applied for UK...

Over six million EU citizens applied for UK residency under the scheme which followed Brexit. They will still want to travel between the UK and the country of their heritage to visit family and...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Nov 2021, 21:49
Replies: 18,577
Views: 2,220,334
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

Panto season has arrived. The reintroduction of...

Panto season has arrived. The reintroduction of mandatory PCR testing on return to the UK is a hammer blow to the industry. Confidence in new bookings will be totally annihilated once again. And the...
27th Nov 2021, 03:37
Replies: 1,151
Views: 386,157
Posted By OzzyOzBorn

I don't want to see operators 'shoehorned' into...

I don't want to see operators 'shoehorned' into T3. I do want to see the dividing screen removed to allow the T1/T3 campus function as a single integrated unit again. It is all one building really,...
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