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21st Feb 2018, 17:17
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Views: 540,250
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

My posts are not appearing on the forum? I've ...

My posts are not appearing on the forum? I've not said anything offensive. Am I being censored? Seems quite unfair. Perhaps a MOD could answer?
21st Feb 2018, 17:05
Replies: 1,495
Views: 540,250
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

That report says 3.5 million people live within...

That report says 3.5 million people live within 60 minutes. True but the vast majority of those millions are well served by airports either side of Teesside that have bigger immediate catchment...
23rd Jan 2018, 19:41
Replies: 138
Views: 66,073
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

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21st Jan 2018, 17:02
Replies: 138
Views: 66,073
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

I completely agree with you. We must place...

I completely agree with you. We must place airports in the safest locations. 700ft hill tops are prone to freezing rain and freezing fog (which we have currently).
21st Jan 2018, 15:31
Replies: 1,689
Views: 874,782
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

Imagine flying in from Tokyo (long tiring flight)...

Imagine flying in from Tokyo (long tiring flight) make your connection to LBA. Fly up to LBA. Multiple laps of the racetrack and then fly on back down LHR! Not for the first time either.

I know...
21st Jan 2018, 15:09
Replies: 138
Views: 66,073
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

Yes the ring road in Leeds is ridiculous but it...

Yes the ring road in Leeds is ridiculous but it pales into insignificance compared to LBA. Let's build a motorway to one of the shortest, most elevated crosswind runways in Britain.

I am sure...
21st Jan 2018, 15:02
Replies: 138
Views: 66,073
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

More diversions today at 700ft ish AMSL after a...

More diversions today at 700ft ish AMSL after a little wet snow. People asking why a motorway has not been build to LBA need help. You do not spend millions of pounds connecting up to something that...
14th Jan 2018, 16:36
Replies: 149
Views: 122,715
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

"This is not the end, it is not even the...

"This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is perhaps the end of the beginning."

Demand at LBA will fall back towards natural demand as inducement under the previous...
9th Jan 2018, 19:16
Replies: 138
Views: 66,073
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

So a local paper have at last learned that BA are...

So a local paper have at last learned that BA are reducing the LHR service. I very much doubt anyone actually contacted that newspaper. The journalism matches the airport - both are third rate. The...
3rd Jan 2018, 18:57
Replies: 492
Views: 396,425
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

When you see very low fares it is usually- a, a...

When you see very low fares it is usually-
a, a very efficient airport with large population catchment and large natural demand/competition

b, an airport that is being deliberately 'propped up'...
3rd Jan 2018, 18:46
Replies: 492
Views: 396,425
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

My comments are explaining the maxim. DSA is...

My comments are explaining the maxim. DSA is ringed by airports with much bigger catchment populations and that is why those airports are able to offer cheaper fares/better service. That is the law...
3rd Jan 2018, 18:11
Replies: 492
Views: 396,425
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

This is the problem Barnstable - you don't...

This is the problem Barnstable - you don't actually understand what a population catchment is. There are two different population catchments (time and distance). It is the point on a map where the...
1st Jan 2018, 22:27
Replies: 492
Views: 396,425
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

If your airport has a tiny catchment area then...

If your airport has a tiny catchment area then you cannot get the necessary amount of passenger throughput that will enable the prices to come down such as at EMA for example. The natural demand is...
31st Dec 2017, 14:25
Replies: 492
Views: 396,425
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

You think about Flybe and the profit warning and...

You think about Flybe and the profit warning and then you look at the base fares which are mind boggling. Good job the Manchester company has lots of money. All part of the masterplan. Yorkshire...
14th Dec 2017, 21:01
Replies: 492
Views: 396,425
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

Quite simply it is 2 different strategies to try...

Quite simply it is 2 different strategies to try and create air transport monetary yield where the natural demand is lacking [possibly due to lack of population catchment]. Neither option is...
14th Dec 2017, 20:50
Replies: 138
Views: 66,073
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

Was the (BA) LHR - LBA a slot a sitter? 100% NO....

Was the (BA) LHR - LBA a slot a sitter? 100% NO. The slots at Heathrow were just as valuable 5 years ago when the Yeadon service first operated. Has the route failed to attract enough patrons - 100%...
1st Dec 2017, 15:23
Replies: 1,495
Views: 540,250
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

It is generally accepted now by those in the know...

It is generally accepted now by those in the know that this place is heading towards housing/industrial estate due to the tiny, not very wealthy population catchment. Just like with Yeadon (Leeds...
28th Nov 2017, 18:17
Replies: 492
Views: 396,425
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

Do not worry about falling passenger numbers on...

Do not worry about falling passenger numbers on various routes from this North West owned airport. This airport will be kept open. Routes will continually make a comeback.

Far far less than ideal...
26th Nov 2017, 17:11
Replies: 1,978
Views: 1,252,328
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

I wonder if the new owners of Leeds Bradford are...

I wonder if the new owners of Leeds Bradford are in discussions with Ryanair to induce the airline to offer new destinations / improved frequencies to stop LBA passenger numbers declining in 2018. It...
25th Nov 2017, 09:44
Replies: 492
Views: 396,425
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

Disappointed that you have called me a troll...

Disappointed that you have called me a troll (whatever that is). I am not posting to wind anybody up. Not interested in that in the slightest.

Having too many airports [some of which are not 21st...
25th Nov 2017, 09:04
Replies: 2,998
Views: 2,845,575
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

Jet2 LBA high Summer service update. Recent...

Jet2 LBA high Summer service update.

Recent announcement of 1 extra weekly service to both Kos and Corfu. Good news but tempered by that the fact that Zante that was served 4x per week in Summer...
12th Nov 2017, 11:01
Replies: 492
Views: 396,425
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

The North West hands Yorkshire and the Humber the...

The North West hands Yorkshire and the Humber the blindfold and handcuffs and Yorkshire and the Humber blindly put them on and the whole North East of England is held in an civil aviation economic...
12th Nov 2017, 10:39
Replies: 138
Views: 66,073
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

Quite simply the extrapolation of known and...

Quite simply the extrapolation of known and accepted statistics/facts show that your statement is incorrect. Totally incorrect.

We don't require a 'perfect' airport. Just an sensibly located...
12th Nov 2017, 10:10
Replies: 138
Views: 66,073
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

Well over 6 years since the first commercial...

Well over 6 years since the first commercial flight of a B787 Dreamliner - not 1 movement at Leeds Bradford!

22 years + since the first commercial flight of B777 - not 1 movement at toytown LBA!...
12th Nov 2017, 09:12
Replies: 138
Views: 66,073
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

It is not really about how many houses or what...

It is not really about how many houses or what the land is worth. Not at all.

It IS about the Billions of s that have been squandered [or rather given away to MAN, EMA etc etc}. Economic...
18th Oct 2017, 20:46
Replies: 138
Views: 66,073
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

Bridgepoint have realised what everyone who is...

Bridgepoint have realised what everyone who is not a blinkered Yeadon spotter knows. Wrong location and cannot function. Diversions in the morning because of low cloud and diversions in the same...
29th Jul 2017, 20:25
Replies: 2,775
Views: 922,980
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

I don't like using words like 'lots' - it's very...

I don't like using words like 'lots' - it's very unscientific. The reason for gaining a newly positioned airport is very much based on science.

As an example, in (2014) 4.55 million Yorkshire...
25th Jul 2017, 17:58
Replies: 2,775
Views: 922,980
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

The only surprise with the reluctant axing of...

The only surprise with the reluctant axing of this route is that it hung on for so long. They have tried every pricing slide rule going to make the route sustainable. Obviously reducing ticket price...
18th Jun 2017, 15:05
Replies: 4,329
Views: 2,673,975
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

You know what they say! 'as one door closes...

You know what they say! 'as one door closes another one opens'. :hmm:
27th May 2017, 13:37
Replies: 2,775
Views: 922,980
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

5 million Yorkshire and Humber residents (each...

5 million Yorkshire and Humber residents (each and every year) spending their hard earned wages (some of the lowest wages in the country) on getting to Manchester airport and sometimes overnighting...
27th May 2017, 13:10
Replies: 2,775
Views: 922,980
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

The point being that Stansted uses millions of...

The point being that Stansted uses millions of passengers that live in Norwich. Flights that are not sustainable from Norwich but are sustainable from Stansted due to their relative population...
27th May 2017, 12:58
Replies: 2,775
Views: 922,980
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

It's absolutely astonishing! You simply do not...

It's absolutely astonishing! You simply do not understand how airports work! How routes need passengers to sustainably work. This is exactly how MAN is going through the roof right now - encouraging...
27th May 2017, 12:45
Replies: 2,775
Views: 922,980
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

Stansted takes many millions of passengers from...

Stansted takes many millions of passengers from East Anglia every year. Flights that are not sustainable from Norwich but of course are sustainable from Stansted with its much much bigger population...
27th May 2017, 12:40
Replies: 2,775
Views: 922,980
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

You miss the point Cazza. Both airports have of...

You miss the point Cazza. Both airports have of course their own population catchment but dividing a population catchment reduces the ability for routes and airports to be sustainable. Having too...
27th May 2017, 11:06
Replies: 2,775
Views: 922,980
Posted By LEEDS APPROACH

Sorry LBIA you are in complete and utter denial...

Sorry LBIA you are in complete and utter denial about LBA!

Figures going up [very often] mean absolutely zero! It is called induced demand. Blackpool's figures went through the roof. Teesside's...
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