Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1449 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2492 times:
HI Everyone me and scottishladdie have been having a debate about PIK and I say it is a Glasgow airport as to me its pretty local and I stay in Glasgow and take I would say between 20 and 30 mins to get to. I stay really close to GLA int and would even go as far as to say its less hassle just to drive down to pik.
Mikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2451 times:
As far as I'm aware its about 30/40miles from Glasgow Airport/Glasgow itself. I was planning on a day trip with Ryanair from Stansted but realised it was ages away from Glasgow and would cost me more than the airfare to get from the airport to the city!!
ScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2383 posts, RR: 9 Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2446 times:
No, PIK is in Ayrshire. From the centre of Glasgow it is almost 50 miles to PIK- 'as the crow flies'. The distance from Glasgow to PIK is almost the same as EDI to GLA.
It is like saying Berwick-Upon Tweed( for those of you who know your UK geog) is local to Edinburgh. RAF Edinburgh instead of RAF Leuchars.
It doesn't help that they hold back and hinder each other rather than complement each other either.
It's not really GLASGOW Prestwick it is either just Prestwick, or as I like to call it. Prestwick Ayrport.
The main reason is because Ryanair operate there. They demand city name not particularly nearby in the name. Look at Paris Beavais. Not exactly in Paris is it.
Frankfurt Hahn not exactly in Frankfurt is it.
Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1449 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2397 times:
its taken you 3 or 4 times to change that post to be right what a sad dumb ass admite it you never been near the place your just saying stuff for affect you dont have a clue.
Can i just add scottish laddie has been to PIK but it was when he was 2 or 3 so could you ask your self can i remeber when i was 2 or 3 what i had been a done ? Call me sinical but i wouldent base an argument on what i can rmeber fom when i was that age.
Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1449 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2363 times:
Hi i stay in the next post code area from GLA airport and i would say pik is local to everyone were i live. PUT it this way if someone from GLA who has been or use's pik comes on and says its not loacl they have a point but not someone who hasent been near the place scince he was three years old says it.
Buckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1314 posts, RR: 21 Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Prestwick the ex-defacto airport for Glasgow? To me that means that the airport is part of the Glasgow infrastructure, but then, I ain't a native of Scotland either.
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2571 posts, RR: 59 Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2337 times:
IATA decide what city an airport is defined as serving.
The April 2004 IATA Coding Directory defines PIK as a Glasgow airport.
End of story, IATA have defined Prestwick as serving Glasgow.
Prestwick has always been a Glasgow Airport. Until the government was taken to court in 1990 by Air 2000 all Trans-Atlantic flights from Glasgow were legally obliged to use Preskwick, and were not allowed to operate from GLA. That was long before anyone had ever heard of Ryanair!
Stop being so hostile. I don't think you have any justification to criticize the accuracy of ScottishLaddie's posts, especially given the frequency of mistakes in your spelling and grammar.
Editing a post is preferable to just leaving the mistakes.
Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1449 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2322 times:
Yeah your right it is part of Glasgows infristruture its correct name starthclydes infrastructure. PIK was once the transatlantic gateway to Scotland until air 2000 chalenged this in the 90's so they could fly GLA - Orlando. So yes Buckfifty you are correct. Pik is also the only Airport in Scotland with its own rail startion until GLA rail link gose on line in 2007 i think.
Blackandwhite From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 110 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2312 times:
FYI Mikedlyer if your flying up on FR from STN your best getting off at Pailsey Gilmour St station from there a bus links up GLA, or you could walk its only about 15/20mins, being pedantic GLA is technically in Paisley.
Trains from PIK are 20 and 50 mins past the hour on weekdays,about 40mins travel time to Paisley,show your FR itinerary to the ticket collector on the train and youll get a discounted ticket its £2.50 to glasgow Central, probably a bit less to paisley, this is ow (the past couple of times ive used this train no ticket collector has appeared)
Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1449 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2310 times:
I admit my spelling sucks cause am a little dislexic but is the facts not correct? I am only hostile to him as we have been discusing this on MSN messinger and he cant take being wroung so i am proving it to him. Thanks for clearing it UP that PIK is 100% a GLA airport.
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2269 times:
well, its either; glasgow, carlisle, or lockerbie, which are proably the most well known towns in that area (even tho Carlisle is no-where near). pik is a long way from GLA centre, but calling itself 'GLASGOW blah blah' is better than carlisle/ayr/lockerbire-because, well, where the hell are those places? PIK may not be in the GLA council area, but GLA is the main attraction. but if you dont agree, i dont give a toss, thats what i thinnk- if i wanna go from PIK i have to change to a local train to PIK, so do a lot of people coming from Scotland
Sa365c1 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 131 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2180 times:
Cant believe some of the nonsense some of you spout, ecspecially that last bit GKirk!!!
Prestwick is a Glasgow Airport like it or not, people have choice thats the main thing if they want to fly from GLA then fly from GLA likewise with PIK, people can be very elitest between the two airports and sometimes it descends to the fact that some people are just plain snobs.
I am sorry but Glasgow (GLA) is my local airport but if l am going to a destination where it costs 250 quid to fly to from GLA and Ryanair serves a similar destination from PIK and only charges 50 quid then come on you would be mad not to take it.
As for Newcastle, GKirk you are entitled to your opinion and where you want to fly from, but NCL isnt taking as many Scottish Passengers as you would like to believe, GLA and EDI dont need Easyjet to take them on a low cost holiday as now we have 3 x Flyglobepan's based at GLA, 2 x at EDI as well as the Air Scotland 757 so think about, if you are in central scotland what you gonna do?? bet the answer is not to go to NCL.
The funny thing is people in the Tyne area are looking for a NYC connection with the likes of Continental, but if you use your logic then with NCL taking lots of scottish pax then the same could quite easily be said of CO at EDI they will be taking lots of English pax, you see where l am coming from.