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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 759 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

looking at the FR route map i have noticed that FR dont serve Southampton , this seems a big airport to miss . is it because the 738 cant operate out of there or FR cant afford to fly outta there . Norwich is another not served from DUB.

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User currently offlineLeej From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

Hampshire is just far too posh to have the likes of Ryanair chavs disembarking!!  rotfl 

User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

Ryanair do Southampton. The airports down the road at Bournemouth  Wink

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24811 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Quoting Saintsman (Reply 2):
Ryanair do Southampton. The airports down the road at Bournemouth Wink

 no 
Bristol (Southampton West)  yes 



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

Quoting Saintsman (Reply 2):
Ryanair do Southampton. The airports down the road at Bournemouth

LOL!!! Southampton (Hurn) Airport!!!



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3903 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

Both airports have runways with less than 2.000m, the minimum Ryanair requires.

User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Quoting Saintsman (Reply 2):



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 3):



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):

Wicked

Quoting Ba757gla (Thread starter):



[Edited 2006-05-15 14:42:28]

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

The nearest FR get to SOU is 2,500 ft on their way into Bournemouth.

User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 5):
Both airports have runways with less than 2.000m, the minimum Ryanair requires.

Don't Air Berlin operate to SOU using 737s?



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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 759 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

well ryanair operate to derry and thats got a short runway , im sure 757s fly outta SOU on charters . ryanair flying over SOU at 2500ft seems a big route diversions and very low altitude .

User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 9):
ryanair flying over SOU at 2500ft seems a big route diversions and very low altitude .

Donder10 wasn't being serious!



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User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1635 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 8):
Don't Air Berlin operate to SOU using 737s?

IIRC haven't the flights been moved to BOH now?

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 9):
im sure 757s fly outta SOU on charters

Correct. The 757 has exceptionally good t/o performance and will out perform a 737 in terms of runway needed in many circumstances, so in this instance, the size of a/c isn't relevant.



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User currently offlineFlycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Flybe do us nicely here on the Hampshire Riviera!!! No need for FR with all of MOL's inflametry remarks to make an appearance!!

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 9):
im sure 757s fly outta SOU on charters

They used to, its a weekly B737-300 now


User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 759 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2179 times:

how long is SOU runway? cant be that short? seems a new airport

User currently offlineHantsflyer27 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2159 times:

Southampton airport has been around for years......in fact it was first used for the testing of the Spitfire in 1936. I'm not sure when it became a domestic airport. However, without research, i don't know its runway length.

Does anyone know what the largest airliners to have landed at Southampton are?

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 5):
Both airports have runways with less than 2.000m, the minimum Ryanair requires.

I thought Bournmouth had a rather long runway. Didn't concorde pay a visit there once?

Regards, HF


User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2157 times:

Biggest thing ive seen at SOU is a Jet2 737-300.


What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8739 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2143 times:

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 5):
Both airports have runways with less than 2.000m, the minimum Ryanair requires.

Are they using a portion of the highway in Luebeck then?



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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2119 times:

Quoting Hantsflyer27 (Reply 15):
thought Bournmouth had a rather long runway. Didn't concorde pay a visit there once?

Yes, Concorde had a few flights from BOH. European used to keep its Jumbos there too.


User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 759 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

didnt a 767 land at SOU a couple of years ago?

User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

Bit of info on Southampton.

It has 13 stands that can handle aircraft such as the 757 and majority of the stands also have a height restriction as they are close to the runway. Its runway is 1723 metres long and in 2004 the airport saw 54,500 movements that are only 30% of the runways capacity.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24811 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 19):
didnt a 767 land at SOU a couple of years ago?

Close  Wink
An IL-76 has been into SOU, and 757s have been regulars @ SOU also.



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

Southampton's runway is 5,653ft and its elevation is 44ft. BOH's runway is 7,450ft and its elevation is 36ft. When you think that JMK's (Mykonos, Greece) runway is 4,593ft and its elevation is 405ft, and there are (during the summer months) regular weekly non-stop flights to LGW and MAN using 757/737s, both SOU and BOH are well within the landing/take off configurations for the 737/757s.

Whilst it might upset a few people, I think that SOU is an airport more aimed for business travellers than BOH, which is more leisure-orientated. Flybe (and to a smaller extent BA Connect) has regular services to/from SOU. I believe that the landing fees at SOU might be higher than at BOH, hence the attraction of the latter for the LCCs like FR. Besides, the airports are only 29 miles apart, so why would FR want to go to the expense of having a presence at SOU when it is so close and is already well served by flybe?



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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 759 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

there seems to be a large number of routes from Sou COMPARED to BOH

User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Also Bournemouth can be a nightmare to get to if you don't have a car. Southampton I believe in Europe has the shortest journey from train station to check-in and theres a lot of buses as well. Bournemouth however is a good distance from a train station, poor road connection (although I believe this is been improved) and few buses a day (last time I was there, 4 a day). While I like Bournemouth terminal over Southampton it doesn't take to much to see why Southampton has more flights than Bournemouth. With only 3 departure gates it would be hard to have schedule like that of Southampton where around 15 flights depart within an hour in the morning.

Quoting BCAL (Reply 22):
SOU is an airport more aimed for business travellers than BOH

This is very true and has proberley been cause of the better funding from BAA although BOU is owned by the Manchester airport group and should be seeing some investment soon. If EZY base 2 aircraft there in April next year that will see at least 5 based aircraft at the airport. 2 B737 from Thomsonfly, 2 A319 from Easyjet and a B737 from Palmair. With this many there needs to be an increase in the departure gates at least. The check-in desks should be enough although that gets busy at times. Southampton however has more gates although could do with more check-in desks from what I have seen.



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25 BBJII : The shortest I think is LCY. From the new DLR station to Check-in is around 50 metres to desk 15 or 100 metres to desk 1. From Station to the nearest
26 Flycro : SOU does indeed have the closest railway staion in Europe. BACON flies suits to EDI, GLA and MAN, whereas BE fly to these destinations at similar pric
27 Drinkstrolley : I've never worked that out if you look at where FR operates to from BOH which is Dublin, Gerona and Pisa (I think) and Prestwick. Thomsonfly are open
28 Drinkstrolley : I thought it was to, but Limoges, Bergerac, Palma and Perpignan? Hardly business hotspots!!!
29 Flycro : Likewise Cherbourg, Brest, Avignon, Faro, Angers, Bordeaux,Chambery....
30 Flycro : Hopefully BMI will make AMS work from SOU and we'll see some other Euro cities appear, BCN,DUS,FRA...?
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