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16th Sep 2022, 08:01
Replies: 2,084
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Posted By Mr A Tis

Not sure who handles Iberia these days, but this...

Not sure who handles Iberia these days, but this is a bit of an epic fail. No checked bags loaded on flight MAN-MAD
Flight was Sunday & Iberia say no worries, bags will come on Wednesday.
If you...
14th Sep 2022, 14:18
Replies: 60
Views: 30,001
Posted By Mr A Tis

I'm not sure that argument of hubbing via MAN...

I'm not sure that argument of hubbing via MAN holds water. Edinburgh has flights with Delta, United, American, Air Canada & I think Westjet. Why would anyone want to connect with the sprawling...
31st Aug 2022, 20:07
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

Agree with Ozzy. Iíve had 2 of my 4 legs with Air...

Agree with Ozzy. Iíve had 2 of my 4 legs with Air Canada downgraded & denied boarding on another, all without recompense- or any prospect of such.incorporating delays (baggage) too.
I am travelling...
12th Aug 2022, 19:02
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

Have Eastern completely given up on MAN-SOU. ?...

Have Eastern completely given up on MAN-SOU. ? Not seen one for sometime & although in their drop down menu-no longer bookable.

I guess the 2+ hour security issues knocked the 50 minute flight on...
15th Jul 2022, 08:32
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

Delta B764 on its way in from Atlanta today &...

Delta B764 on its way in from Atlanta today & departing tomorrow to Houston. A bit unusual- but a welcome return seeing Delta back at MAN- even if its a one off. Don't know if it still wears the BCRF...
8th Jul 2022, 13:44
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

T2 check in area D is used by Virgin, Aer Lingus...

T2 check in area D is used by Virgin, Aer Lingus & Qatar - as far as I know E F & G have never been in use. (KLM/ Brussels/Air France moved back from D to area B)
8th Jul 2022, 11:14
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

Maybe they are actually putting in a baggage belt...

Maybe they are actually putting in a baggage belt to the check in desks !

In other news Ryanair are returning to Belfast (BFS) & adding BFS-MAN back to the schedules, frequency unknown at the...
7th Jul 2022, 23:04
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

I see all the new T2 check in desks in zone E F &...

I see all the new T2 check in desks in zone E F & G are all boarded up. Have they ever been used ?
Air Canada relegated to ground floor check-in.
4th Jul 2022, 17:53
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

Certainly from MAs own website, it frequently...

Certainly from MAs own website, it frequently shows security times as 60-90 minutes at various times of the day. When I went through T1 it said 15-30 minutes-when it was actually 45. Maybe the...
4th Jul 2022, 15:56
Replies: 354
Views: 164,200
Posted By Mr A Tis

Agree the COO is the fall guy, the issues rest...

Agree the COO is the fall guy, the issues rest much higher up. Strange how the Irish airline is just about the only European airline operating more flights than they did pre covid with almost no...
27th Jun 2022, 11:01
Replies: 851
Views: 334,541
Posted By Mr A Tis

G-OBYK B763 currently holding south of MAN...

G-OBYK B763 currently holding south of MAN returning/diverting from its planned MAN-GVC service.(90 minutes hold so far), Was this aircraft tech overnight in Dubrovnik the other day? Getting a...
23rd Jun 2022, 17:19
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

I must be unlucky as Iíve never achieved security...

I must be unlucky as Iíve never achieved security clearing less than 30 minutes. Today T1B I thought 11am would be off peak, but it took me 40 minutes to clear through that sweat box of T1B today,...
10th Jun 2022, 08:05
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

Can't see T1 being closed within the next decade,...

Can't see T1 being closed within the next decade, so they will have to spend some pennies on it.
As Ozzy says, basic stuff is being ignored throughout the whole estate. Walkways, escalators, toilet...
9th Jun 2022, 09:33
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

The new MD at Manchester is named as Chris...

The new MD at Manchester is named as Chris Woodroffe, previously COO of Gatwick
https://marketingstockport.co.uk/news/new-managing-director-appointed-at-manchester-airport/

Hope that Chris is...
26th May 2022, 16:21
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

Looks like 9 easyJet flights cancelled ex MAN...

Looks like 9 easyJet flights cancelled ex MAN today due to an IT glitch, only affecting easyJet....
13th May 2022, 08:19
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

A lot of focus is on the security queues, which...

A lot of focus is on the security queues, which without question has been dire all too frequently. However, that's not the only issue. Handling agents are still causing major delays, be it TUI check...
5th May 2022, 14:40
Replies: 3
Views: 2,263
Posted By Mr A Tis

There is already a Virgin thread on this Forum,...

There is already a Virgin thread on this Forum, no need to start another one.
7th Apr 2022, 15:26
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

If you are flying with the likes of Loganair,...

If you are flying with the likes of Loganair, Eastern or Aurigny check in does not even open until one hour before. Many others eg TAP it is two hours, so how do they fit into the queue.?
7th Apr 2022, 09:03
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

Skip is spot on here . I have recently been...

Skip is spot on here .

I have recently been through 3 overseas airport & looked at the security bag rejections. I would say something like 1% are tracked for secondary screening. Passing through...
23rd Mar 2022, 10:36
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

Has the makings of another Manchester Airport...

Has the makings of another Manchester Airport fiasco.
Surely there should be a halt to any new / extra services until such time they (MA) can meet their service level agreement which is 15 minutes...
17th Mar 2022, 16:43
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

Here you go :...

Here you go : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-59729673
No, not from yesterday, but from December 20th.
The excuse? The airport said it had faced "a greater number of passengers...
17th Mar 2022, 08:54
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

This "More passengers than we were expecting..."...

This "More passengers than we were expecting..." just does not wash, when schedules are well known in advance.
This security shambles has gone on at MAN far too long and was an issue pre Covid.
It...
5th Mar 2022, 13:36
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the...

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the majority of the arrival delays (2hr+) at the baggage claim? (Not Border Force)
5th Mar 2022, 12:18
Replies: 142
Views: 68,571
Posted By Mr A Tis

Because Aer Lingus withdrew the booking facility...

Because Aer Lingus withdrew the booking facility for MAN/BHX - BHD, the easy fares soared. For me, with bags was looking at just shy of £200 for MAN/BFS
As I needed to firm up plans, now going to...
3rd Mar 2022, 08:32
Replies: 142
Views: 68,571
Posted By Mr A Tis

Even if cheaper fares become available, less than...

Even if cheaper fares become available, less than three weeks notice before travel isn't enough time to make plans.
3rd Mar 2022, 07:29
Replies: 142
Views: 68,571
Posted By Mr A Tis

Given up waiting for MAN-BHD flights going on...

Given up waiting for MAN-BHD flights going on sale for the end of March. I see that they have now just appeared at last, fares £344 one way.
Based on this, we've booked to Portugal instead.
Well...
2nd Mar 2022, 10:37
Replies: 57
Views: 19,487
Posted By Mr A Tis

A light aircraft overran the end of the runway...

A light aircraft overran the end of the runway causing a closure the evening before, then the fog came in !! hence, a morning catch up on schedules....
22nd Feb 2022, 17:35
Replies: 1,515
Views: 530,098
Posted By Mr A Tis

I'm in the same boat as Ozzy, wanting to book...

I'm in the same boat as Ozzy, wanting to book MAN-BHD early April & there is nothing. Only easyJet to Aldergrove, which is not really what I want.
I'm surprised Aer Lingus are not continuing the...
15th Feb 2022, 13:00
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

Is there a firm date for T3 to re-open?

Is there a firm date for T3 to re-open?
28th Jan 2022, 15:35
Replies: 204
Views: 65,704
Posted By Mr A Tis

When I worked there in the 70s, there were 3...

When I worked there in the 70s, there were 3 runways ! 26/08, 35/17 & hidden behind the trees out of sight of the tower was 27/09. All three were active & made interesting times in the VCR.
28th Jan 2022, 13:53
Replies: 204
Views: 65,704
Posted By Mr A Tis

Although I live 5 miles away from MAN, I would...

Although I live 5 miles away from MAN, I would certainly use LPL more often if the ground transportation was much better.
Using MAN can be a pretty grim experience from a passenger perspective,...
20th Jan 2022, 15:18
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

I tend to agree with DP. I have used Rouge...

I tend to agree with DP. I have used Rouge premium eco many times, at best it's a bit ropey. Time keeping is poor, no IFE- only downloads. Never more than 6 in Prem eco whenever I've used. However,...
15th Jan 2022, 21:08
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

AC are selling 3 class priced tickets. - seat...

AC are selling 3 class priced tickets. - seat plan for AC808 is currently C27/W21/Y244.
Hope their performance is better than Rouge, which at times were pretty awful. Even when they arrived early,...
10th Jan 2022, 07:29
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

I'm afraid from my pre Christmas use of T1 & Pre...

I'm afraid from my pre Christmas use of T1 & Pre New Year use of T2 - this is exactly true. Neither were a pleasant experience in any way. As for T2 "Gold standard" remark by Navpi - you must be...
21st Dec 2021, 09:23
Replies: 2,084
Views: 638,242
Posted By Mr A Tis

The BOH operation isn't really adhoc, there is a...

The BOH operation isn't really adhoc, there is a daily service to New York & a daily service to China using the A340s that are bulk un/loaded. So, a pretty firm schedule, along with other adhoc A340...
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