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MAN UK News 17  
User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4938 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 25499 times:

Hi fellow Northerners!

MAN 16 was interesting but was getting a bit long so I thought I'd take the liberty of kicking off 17.

I'll start it by asking if anyone's heard any further news about Jade Cargo coming in May?


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User currently offlineGayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 25390 times:

New T1 airside opens 28/04/07.

User currently offlineScottieDog From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 25235 times:

Major Construction Work

Terminal 3 extension - April-October 2008, as previously mentioned. Upon completion of the work all stands will return to normal, with the exception of stands 55 and 56 which are permanently withdrawn.

Construction of new parallel taxiway north of Taxiway Kilo and between Taxiways Delta and Foxtrot. Period of work 14th April-24th December 2008:

Phase A: (14th April-29th August) Stands 12, 14, 15, SB1-SB3 closed.

Taxiway Juliet diverted between J7 and intersection with Taxiway Delta.

Taxiway Delta closed between D3 and D4. Taxiway Bravo closed east of intersection with Taxiway Charlie.
Further night time closures will be advised by NOTAM.

Phase B: (1st September-24th December 2008) Stands 10, 12 and 14 closed.

Stands SB1, SB2, SB3 permanently removed.

Stands 12 and 14 returned to use in different configurations from present, after works completion.

Taxiway Lima becomes cul-de-sac for duration of works

Routes J9-D5 and D4-D5 closed during nightime works.

For information the grass island between South Bay stands and Taxiway Kilo will be reshaped.

User currently offlineGayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 25196 times:

When is B Pier being rebuilt?

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4938 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 25019 times:

PIA's latest 777-300 arrived again this morning on the PK701 from Lahore - only delivered last week and already visited 3/4 times! First visit in decent conditions.

Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 683 File size: 415kb

Also Sunquest-titled 757 arrived back from winter lease early this morning - too early for me to get my arse out there for a photo!


User currently offlineNcfc99 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 940 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 24983 times:


Did you take that picture JakTrax. Is that the pub I can see at the bottom of the frame. If so, how do I get to that spot to take pictures? It looks a great place to stand and thats a cracking picture.

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4938 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 24968 times:

Yeah, took it at 11:00 this morning (the flight was 25mins early!) - it's already in the queue for priority screening. That is indeed the roof of the Airport Hotel in the background. To get to the spot, exit the terminals and bear right onto Ringway Road towards Wythenshawe and Styal. At the T-junction where the Total garage is turn right, follow the road for about 1/2 mile and look out for a turning on the right (by a big house) called Moss Lane. Follow Moss Lane past the houses on the left then those on the right until you come to a very tight S-bend, with a metal gate ahead of you aside of the road. Park on the grass verge just ahead of the bend, then hop over the styal next to the gate and continue into the field bearing right. You'll see some mounds and trees at the back of the field. Carry on over the artificial dyke then into the next field along (beware - very muddy road with trucks!), where you'll find two more mounds - one natural (set back) and one artificial, closer to the perimeter fence. Whichever you stand on, you'll get images like mine.


User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 24647 times:

New route for the summer from NE. MAN-KSC will operate 4 times weekly NE196 arr MAN 1450, NE197 departs 1520 on mondays, wednesdays, fridays and sundays between 30th June and 29th September.

Rgrds, Matt

User currently offlineNcfc99 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 940 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 24544 times:


Thanks for taking the time to reply.  Smile  Smile  Smile

User currently offlineBAMAN77 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 24331 times:

I have just read in another thread that BA are scrapping there Man to jkf service is this true?

User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3434 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 24339 times:
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Just posted this on the other thread. The missus isn't home yet, but I spoke on the phone about it:

Mrs Shamu was told today the route is being taken over by Open Skies in October. Interesting if true.

It would confirm what's often been said that for MAN, it was actually a good revenue earner.

By using Open Skies, BA (they will be hoping) keep their customer base whilst finally completing their withdrawal of mainline from MAN (London Snatch 'n' Grab flights excepted), and Open Skies treat it as an out station. They're quids in both ways.


[Edited 2008-04-17 10:16:35]

So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineBAMAN77 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 24321 times:

I am a member of Iberia plus and was hoping to book some flights on that route with some points does anyone know if I will still be able to do that?

User currently offlineMyt332 From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 9120 posts, RR: 67
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 24317 times:

Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 10):
By using Open Skies, BA (they will be hoping) keep their customer base whilst finally completing their withdrawal of mainline from MAN and Open Skies treat it as an out station. They're quids in both ways.

Well that's a fairly novel idea and if true then at least MAN wouldn't lose the route, per se. Openskies will operate the two B757's in a three class layout with 30 Econ, 28 Prem+ and 24 fully flat Biz seats, as they call them.

One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineBoeing74741R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 1222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 24316 times:

Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 10):

If it gives scope for more long-haul expansion from MAN then yes it's quids in! If you ask me, despite the route performing well it doesn't fit in with the rest of the BA long-haul network as it has to have its own 767 on the route whilst BA operate 747s and 777s on LHR-JFK (someone correct me if I'm wrong).

Then again, has it dawned on anybody yet that once Open Skies take over the route it will only be PK who will operate wide-bodies between MAN and NYC? Or will it not be a 757? I'm not saying it's a bad thing operating a 757 transatlantic but there are some who prefer a widebody...

User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 7154 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 24190 times:

Quoting Boeing74741R (Reply 13):
will only be PK who will operate wide-bodies between MAN and NYC?

Can you fly MAN-JFK with PK?

wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineJonnyWishbone From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 24173 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 12):
Well that's a fairly novel idea and if true then at least MAN wouldn't lose the route, per se. Openskies will operate the two B757's in a three class layout with 30 Econ, 28 Prem+ and 24 fully flat Biz seats, as they call them.

So will it be twice daily given the drastic seat loss? What about the belly cargo that was 'always an earner' for them?

Will we be paying the cheaper European prices, or getting robbed as per usual?

Shambles as usual... Final nail in the coffin as far as I am concerned as a BA Gold Card Holder.

Out of interest I got lost in Didsbury this afternoon and stumbled across a rather nice office block occupied by BA!!! Anyone know what this is for? Could be the new north of England HQ for a MAN renaissance??!!!  biggrin 

User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 24174 times:

Quoting Boeing74741R (Reply 13):
it will only be PK who will operate wide-bodies between MAN and NYC?

Don't Delta use 767's on their JFK route? or has that changed to a 757 too? (wouldn't be surprised)

If BA ditch the JFK route it might be better for American to take over the route, that would have taken care of the one world users and be a nice cargo earner for American.

Would be interesting either way to see Openskies at MAN, still another spot weld on the BA mainline coffin at MAN

[Edited 2008-04-17 13:03:42]

Phoning it in from a place with no phones.
User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 24141 times:

Quoting Jamman (Reply 16):
Don't Delta use 767's on their JFK route? or has that changed to a 757 too? (wouldn't be surprised)

They now use 757's on the JFK route.


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User currently offlineIb16uk From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 24128 times:

Would flyBe ever have a MAN-LGW route?... Would easyJet have a MAN-LGW route?...

I know I would use it as a alternative to BA...

User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1847 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 24092 times:

Quoting JonnyWishbone (Reply 15):
Out of interest I got lost in Didsbury this afternoon and stumbled across a rather nice office block occupied by BA!!! Anyone know what this is for? Could be the new north of England HQ for a MAN renaissance??!!!

No. Believe it or not, this is the HQ for Cityflyer.

Proud to fly from Manchester!
User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 24059 times:

Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 19):
No. Believe it or not, this is the HQ for Cityflyer.

And it's also a Contact BA Call Centre is it not? Trekster used to work there before enticed by the bright lights of London.

"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineMyt332 From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 9120 posts, RR: 67
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 24015 times:

Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 19):
No. Believe it or not, this is the HQ for Cityflyer.

Before that it was CitiExpress.

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 20):
And it's also a Contact BA Call Centre is it not?

Indeed it is. They also have one in NCL.

One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25347 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 24014 times:

No surprise about London Airways dropping JFK...was to be expected I suppose  Yeah sure

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1847 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 23938 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 21):
Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 19):
No. Believe it or not, this is the HQ for Cityflyer.

Before that it was CitiExpress.

Goes without saying seeing as Cityflyer was born out of the remaining ashes of BACON/Citiexpress.

Proud to fly from Manchester!
User currently offlineCainanuk From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 23902 times:

In case you all didn't know, on Monday Flight Support took over the full underwing on Flybe replacing Ringway Handling Service. Gone relatively well up till now!

Cainan Cornelius
25 Zkojh : with BA - going , going gone, this would be a great chance for bmi to start a MAN-JFK at least they would have one 'transatlantic' route which they co
26 Englandair : Has it been officially announced by BA that they are ending MAN-JFK services?
27 Post contains links BA0284 : Yes http://www.britishairways.com/travel...lightops/public/en_gb?p_faqid=3214 bottom of page BA0284
28 JakTrax : I remember not so long ago BA banging on about how successful their MAN-JFK route was and how they would replace the 763 with a 787 in 2010. Karl
29 SKORD : Yet ANOTHER loss for MAN. Give it 5 years and we will looks like LPL, but with slightly mote TCX and TOM! Oh gloom...............:-(((
30 Myt332 : No it doesn't. Citiexpress was formed by the merging of British Regional Airlines and Brymon Airways which for instance were based in Plymouth and th
31 Jamman : Come on its not that bad, I think we'll get by without London Airways - at least foreign national carriers see potential in MAN and thats why they'll
32 SKORD : Jamman. I love the way that the "Northern" Thread is always so up-beat! I will miss the sight of the BA 76 every day. However.... if someone else can
33 Chris78cpr : I class that as my gain also now. LOL What with AA dropping out of LGW and the only BA transatlantic's being to leisure destinations it still means i
34 Myt332 : No your gain was a cushion out of the T5 Galleries lounge!
35 Chris78cpr : Hmmmm, that wasn't me i swear.... (A) How the hell do you know about that? Lol
36 Myt332 : Do you not remember I bumped in to you the other week at T5? Your flight to AMS or CDG has been cancelled so you and your mate had decided to get sla
37 Chris78cpr : Oh f**k yeah! I remember that now!!!! I was like WTF for a second thinking how the hell you knew!? Yeah i remember that now, i was absolutely hammere
38 Myt332 : I'm sure that wouldn't look suspect walking on to the plane with a big ass pillow! I'd flown in to T5 the previous day and was heading out the next d
39 FlyingColours : We are used to it but I wouldn't be that gloomy about it, after all we have been without any effort from BA for years anyway. The loss of one BA flig
40 GT4EZY : Read again mate. I said CITYFLYER was born out of the remaining ashes of BACON/Citiexpress.
41 BAMAN77 : I was at Manchester picking My partner up today and noticed the 777 Saudi airlines plane but also a small prop Saudi plan does anyone know what its do
42 Myt332 : Read again yourself! I was saying that Citiexpress who's headquarters it previously was before Bacon and Cityflyer (like we were saying) was actually
43 Mhodgson : The Air Force Hercules' regularly call in. Not sure why, though!
44 Oly720man : It was HZ-116 that was also on the ground for most of last week before propping off somewhere last friday. I presume it's the same plane, all over th
45 Spud757 : No real suprise that BA has dropped the MAN-JFK route given it was the only remaining BA longhaul outside of London village. But just had a few though
46 Philb : Royal Saudi Air Force Hercules having been visiting Manchester regulalrly since the 1970s picking up spares from BAe Warton. As a result of the relati
47 David_itl : Most of the RSAF C130s now stop at LBA - they moved operations there 18 months ago? Believe it to be inabilibty to handle aircraft at required times.
48 Philb : Thanks, I'd missed that. With the runway only 700 foot shorter at Blackpool I wonder why they don't go there when picking up spares.
49 Boeing74741R : LH announced their commitment to MAN a few months back which sparked rumours that they'll look to operate flights from MAN which don't go to/from Ger
50 Mhodgson : I don't see why they couldn't just fly into Warton; that has a fairly hefty runway!
51 Myt332 : Haha, I was just going to post this! What's wrong with going to Warton itself? Scared of the Saudis getting their secrets? Must be a reason though. O
52 David_itl : The only problem is they don't appear to have spare aircraft, and not enough of the "right" sized aircraft. Pity the 787 is delayed for the next 3 to
53 Daleaholic : There was rumours a while back about VS starting up MAN-JFK. And as has already been posted, VS only seem to cover the leisure market out of MAN at th
54 Philb : Whilst the UK has been happy to sell technology to the Saudis, Warton was (and probably still is) a prohibited place under the Official Secrets Act w
55 Mhodgson : The hangars etc perhaps; but it is possible for civil aircraft to fly into there; and BAe's fleet of 146s can be chartered from there for public use.
56 Myt332 : Well you would think but who knows. Hell, even I've been let loose around Warton's hangars and ramp once back in the 1990's. Of course back then ther
57 David_itl : Glad to report a route re-introduction! ZB are to bring back MAN-GIB from September, operating 3 times a week.
58 Speedbird19 : Glad to see ZB coming back with this route, it was always popular when I used to check it in! Don't know why they axed it in the first place. Hopeful
59 MAN23R : hello, i start working for servisair on may 5th, working on the ramp, does anyone have any info on working conditions, shifts, contracted airlines etc
60 David_itl : GIB's airport charges. They made a big fuss about it....mind you, the LTN-GIB service survived?!
61 MAN23R : when will be the first U2 flight using an A319?
62 LH121GLA : Try flying from GLA mate ... the place is in a sorry sorry state with no immediate signs of improvement.
63 BMED : I never thought it was that bad until the other weekend and checked in with easyjet. that check in area needs a major revamp and is such an odd build
64 GT4EZY : Not sure yet. It may well be October or possibly next March. GT trained crews which make up the base here at MAN will not be on U2 contracts until Oc
65 MAN23R : thanks for the info, i thought U2 was basing their A319's much sooner than this, quite suprised actually! its makes sense that new crews are being tr
66 GT4EZY : A319's, I am sure, will be in MAN long before the last GT 320/321 is phased out of the fleet. The base is going very smoothly at the moment. For such
67 Post contains links LN-KGL : Does anybody knows why the TAS Manchester web site today has gone in black? http://www.tasmanchester.com/
68 Jamman : In somber mourning for the loss of the BA MAN to JFK route? Perhaps he's just messing around with the site colours.
69 Oly720man : Someone's DNS not working properly? The domain name is valid until early May so it's not like they haven't paid up.
70 CYatUK : Still surprised with this mainly because back in Cyprus the airport operator and Tourist Organisation have had various reports in newspapers during t
71 Boeing74741R : When he means 'general consensus' he means that it looks likely the route is going to be axed, but nothing has been confirmed yet...or has it?
72 CYatUK : Hopefully not. Although even if EZY do cancel the route I can see the gap filled fastly by other companies like CY, ECA and ZB.
73 GT4EZY : Nothing has been confirmed yet. I just meant that that seems to be the general feeling. The thing is, the GT aircraft are leaving in the "coming year
74 Post contains images Myt332 : It'll be nice to have more options for staff travel definitely! Also have you seen this? You probably have but I thought Easyjet weren't allowed to a
75 Jamman : Is that real? but that looks photoshoped to me, or maybe its just the quality of the photo.[Edited 2008-04-22 14:45:16]
76 Myt332 : It's real. It's G-TTOB taken from a 2MP camera phone.
77 Jamman : That would explain the quality then and I agree its Gross!
78 Jamotcx : Taken through the window of a bus while moving on my phone this morning at 0653
79 SKORD : It would be great if U2 stared some short hops to Europe from MAN. I think AMS is crying our for another carrier on the route. With only KL, fares are
80 MAN23R : i was at MAN this morning, didn't see the EZY A320, you guys are right, it looks horrid, they could of scraped the blue off god! scott
81 SKORD : Its awful..... bin it!!!!
82 BlueShamu330s : Sorry, but KLM have some damn competitive fares. I've just looked for MAN-AMS-MAN out this Friday, back Sunday night, i.e. the hen/stag/lads weekend
83 SKORD : Sorry.... but how can their fares be competative? There is NO competition!!! Its not cheap, its a 50 minute flight, service is rubbish, and if u searc
84 GT4EZY : Sure will be even though in effect, all bases are open to staff travel. As for G-TTOB, this was based at MAN until a couple of weeks ago when we rece
85 Post contains links and images Cornish : Now where have i seen that blue white and orange colour scheme before ?? Ah yes. a bit more white or less orange on the tail and bingo ! View Large V
86 Post contains links and images Cornish : Actually on second thoughts how could I have forgotten one of the more obscure airlines I've flown on: View Large View MediumPhoto © Poowin Buny
87 Mhodgson : Try booking anything that doesn't involve a Saturday overnight or multiple days - day trips or short breaks that don't cover a weekend cost an absolu
88 GT4EZY : If U2 do launch MAN-AMS, I am sure they will co-exist side by side. At the end of the day, KL needs the MAN feed to it's hub so let's not get our knic
89 Jamotcx : Well I was hoping for a flight to BCN this morning on staff travel, but all flights from london were sold out! And most are tommorow. Shame we cant j
90 GT4EZY : Might have to have a look. With staff travel I think you have to be flexible which is great for you guys in London. Confirmed seats too.
91 Jamotcx : Unfortunately I wasnt flexible. I fancied going to BCN to get pissed with my fellow mancunians! Plus looking at prices this summer to anywhere I fanc
92 GT4EZY : 2 aircraft this summer and then there should be 3 more added by 2010. Theoretically these could all come at the end of October or at U2's choosing.
93 Daleaholic : Can anybody tell me whether the 757's which DL are sending on the JFK route have the new interior with the AVOD touchscreens? Just curious as the plan
94 Jetset7E7 : GT4EZY, were you on the staff bus this morning about 6ish, I seen you pulling your orange bag onto the bus! U2 treating you well? Mark
95 GT4EZY : No, wasn't me. I'm on the early TFS on friday though.
96 TuRbUleNc3 : Anybody know whats happening at MAN? A large majority of the flights have been delayed from this morning ranging from hours to around 15mins
97 Mhodgson : Weather I suspect - thunder and hail have been passing through, not particularly good flying weather even for heavies!
98 GT4EZY : Just briefly on the U2 subject, G-TTOC is scheduled to be arriving from MLA on sunday afternoon. With all aircraft expected to have been reconfigured
99 GayrugbyMAN : Lots of spec today of Aer Lingus possibly taking up the JFK route...anyone heard anymore on this? Would make sense if EI are looking to expand longhau
100 Col : Wouldn't hold your breath on this one. They have high loads, but as soon as an aircraft is needed MAN gets pulled, sounds like another airline I know
101 TuRbUleNc3 : Further to my post..can anyone actually confirm whats going on at MAN as its another morning/afternoon of delays. Not quite as bad as yesterday though
102 GayrugbyMAN : Apron roadworks? My flight yesterday was held on the 'mac for almost 30 mins because a taxiway is shut or something.
103 Post contains links Cornish : Manchester Airport group news rather than Manchester Airport itself: MAG has announced it intends to sell off Humberside Airport. http://news.bbc.co.u
104 GayrugbyMAN : New airside access at T1 opens at midnight tonight. Bye bye T1 landside retail!
105 JakTrax : Any news on Jade? The rumour was supposed to be from a very reliable source but the details just seem to have vanished of late. Karl
106 Post contains links Jamman : So they are going to have a bus service from T1 to T3 but passengers using the rail station have to walk outside? Why not just have 1 bus that stops
107 SK736 : Not quite. I've just booked LPL/BHD/LPL with FR and paid 1p each way, fully inclusive!
108 SK736 : Too late? Flight EI203 (MAN/DUB 0800/0855) provides a connection to all of EI's US destinations... BOS @ 1130 ORD @ 1430 LAX @ 1055 JFK @ 1030 MCO @
109 MANmatt : Nope. The bus, numbered 1, will run in a loop from the station to T3 and T1 and will run every 10-15 mins between 0400 and 2300 daily. Matt
110 Jamman : Thanks for clearing that up for me mate.[Edited 2008-04-28 14:39:48]
111 Gkirk : easyjet starting MAN-ALC 4 x weekly from 29th September. Malta being reduced to 3 x weekly for the winter also
112 Myt332 : Including baggage? Nice, I'll have to book it too!
113 MainMAN : The closure of the link between T1 and 3 is insane to me. That you'll now have to wait up to 15 minutes for a bus to travel between what is effective
114 Boeing74741R : Excellent, glad to see that easyJet are announced more routes from MAN. A319s won't be long down the line I'm presuming?
115 SK736 : No, not including baggage! I'm just doing a day trip - flight and online check-in for 1p each way, paid with Electron so no card fee!
116 Myt332 : Oh, bugger eh. Next year I heard.
117 GayrugbyMAN : ALC? Woopi-doo. Would have been nice to have had a Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Bucharest...oh well, I suppose all those fat Northerners love Ben
118 GT4EZY : And what basis do you base that on. Very few (if any) U2 bases have routes soley made up by sunshine destinations. ALC was inevitable.
119 GayrugbyMAN : No doubt so will be PMI, MJV, MAH, IBZ, FAO and LEI. Hideous.
120 GT4EZY : But i assume U2 believe that is where the money is to be made. In due course I have no doubt that some city destinations will appear and this may wel
121 GayrugbyMAN : Heard today that AY are looking to use A330 aircraft on all 3 services on 20/5/08 and inbound on 22/05/08 to deal with Moscow demand. LH also set to u
122 Cornish : I didn't know Finnair had any A330s yet. A340s maybe but not A330s. Or have they taken delivery of A330s and I didn';t notice?
123 Post contains links Oly720man : They haven't. http://www.finnairgroup.com/group/gr...up_11_2_1.html?&Id=1190012781.html A330 replacing the MD11 in 2009-2010. And AY are leasing an A
124 Daleaholic : It's not far to walk at all...
125 Jetset7E7 : A330 thats a first!! You mean A340? Mark
126 GayrugbyMAN : I have no idea about AY's fleet so if you guys say A340 then that must be it!
127 David_itl : Russian fly-in due for UEFA Cup Final on 14th May! Zenit St Petersburg beart 4-0 over Bayern Munich today (5-1 on agg). Now we must hope Rangers do th
128 David_itl : And Rangers are through. so only a "half" fly-in.
129 Gooner : You never know there maybe some extra Loganair or Globespan flights
130 BlueShamu330s : Well the Globespan ones will probably be >12 hours late, so no worries over slots Shamu
131 Gooner : I bet the Rangers fans would be quicker walking
133 Jamman : I hope the city is getting extra police shipped in!
134 Oly720man : For the happy drunks of Glasgow? They'll certainly be getting extra booze in. Scots and Russians one week, then the Man U match the week after. Might
135 Jamman : Yeah fair point! Edit below. [Edited 2008-05-02 02:20:19]
136 Gkirk : Do you need a visa or any jags to enter Manchester?
137 Jamman : Nah any old hatchback will do.
138 JakTrax : Spoke to a chap this morning out at MAN (he works airside there) and there have been 7 slots booked for 'Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft' for 21st May (yes, 2
139 Speedbird19 : That's hoping the Russian Visa Application system doesn't crash with the high volume of fans paying £1,100 + for match tickets
140 Gooner : Watching Rangers has to be better than watching Stretford and Chavski
141 JakTrax : Looks like a Yeti Air J41 will pass through MAN on delivery tomorrow (4th May) - no arrival/departure details as yet. Karl
142 Boeing74741R : Well said! Should be an interesting day at MAN on the 21st May with all them Russian aircraft due in...assuming JakTrax's info from a MAN employee is
143 GLAGAZ : The papers today are saying that 100,000 Rangers fans are expected in Manchester for the final. I should be one of them having just flown back from th
144 Gooner : Personnaly i think there will be more chance of seeing Russian aircraft on the 14th May when the Zenit fans fly in
145 David_itl : Geoff Muirhead's gone public on MAG wanting to buy LGW should Ferrovial be forced to sell it. He's also criticised London Airway's JFK route withdrawa
146 Lukebaker : I used the T3 - T1 shuttle bus today. What a waste of time this was I'd be quicker using my zimmer frame to transfer between terminals.
147 Cornish : Yes I saw that. Hasn't got a cat in hells chance of buying it, as I suspect it will be UAE or Qatari money that will win the day. Might stand a chanc
148 GayrugbyMAN : So preliminary slot allocation suggests the St Petersburg flights will be arriving overnight 13/14 May, several 742s in the mix.
149 David_itl : Anyone confirm AA going 5 weekly this winter to ORD?
150 Gkirk : Amadeus seem to think so, no Tues or Thurs flights? And I don't think I've seen that BA codeshare on it before either,
151 David_itl : Pretty sure it's been in place since they were allowed to do so.
152 Jamman : Humm its looking that way. Just part of the system wide winter slow down for AA to save money I guess? This is a flight I use 5 or 6 times a year, I'
153 Daleaholic : Anybody know why the Qantas 744 is due in? From RingwayReports (Sunday 25th May) - B744 Qantas Airways QFA2 20:50 22:30 -
154 SKORD : Its been in place for a very long time. AY also code-share on that flight.
155 SKORD : Im not surprised though. I know loads are poor in the winter but i recall watching the FIDS screens back in Feb/March and some days their inbound load
156 Oly720man : They undoubtedly made more money with the planes elsewhere. Popular doesn't necessarily mean profitable.
157 Jamman : Anyone know what the BMI loads are like around that period? Perhaps AA is feeling the bite of a better cabin service provided by BMI? (I've never flo
158 Boeing74741R : Hmmm it is one of AA's most profitable transatlantic routes, so to see reduced frequency on the route is disappointing. Then again with this supposed
159 SKORD : BD again suffered just like AA and i do remember noticing loads as low as 80-100 on inbound flights and that went on for quite a few weeks, but BD gen
160 Jamman : I acutally have never had a bad experience (customer service wise) with AA on the MAN - ORD flight, its just the cabin that is a little lacking (no p
161 GayrugbyMAN : Then it clearly isn't one of their most profitable routes, one assumes. Not even AA is stupid enough to cut a money maker.
162 GayrugbyMAN : 3W now gone, MAN loses yet another carrier!
163 Boeing74741R : And on the flip side, one would assume that a non-profitable route would be axed altogether. If they're still flying the route, albeit on a reduced f
164 Stu1978 : Seen on Flyertalk that there is a possibilty of EK moving from T2 to T1 and them now going to have there own lounge in T1 rumoured to be the old Lanca
165 Boeing74741R : This was located next to Garfunkel's in what was the old landside food court which (this is the food court not Lancaster) offering views of the apron
166 GayrugbyMAN : Yes that is correct, the new EK lounge will be located above the new Biza duty free shop at T1 and all things being equal, EK should start operations
167 Boeing74741R : I imagine that would be dependent on how many flights are due in at the same time (+/- 30mins) the flights operated by EK, QR and SQ are. And this is
168 David_itl : FR is alleged to be announcing a new route to Hahn tomorrow (13th May). Sorry, no frequency of service know. Further 3 routes to be launched by the en
169 GayrugbyMAN : HAH will have to be at least daily or twice daily (early doors late at night) if it is going to pick up some of the LH business traffic. NRN wouldn't
170 Groobster : Can't see no announcements, but Manchester to Hahn is now bookable for later in the year. It doesn't appear to be daily, can't book flights on Tue, T
171 Post contains links Boeing74741R : Here is the press release taken from the MAN website: - New Route to Frankfurt with Ryanair Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, today (13th
172 GT4EZY : If there is one thing you can say about FR, they truly do keep to the LCC model. With such frequency's on routes such as this, surely FR are aiming fo
173 Mhodgson : I don't think LH or BE will be worried just yet, then...
174 Cornish : Makes sense on HHN too - absolutely no way that airport works for the business flyer, so none of that traffic would switch from LH. Yes you pay a pre
175 Speedbird19 : Just booked a random trip to HHN £20 return in October, jobs a guddun!!! Buses run to FRA apparently, takes an hour mind, not bad for 20 quid tho!!!
176 Post contains links Myt332 : Back on Sunday 11th May T1 Arrivals flooded during a heavy rainstorm. I was passing through after being re-routed from T3 trying to get to The Station
177 Jamman : Oh dear that couldn't have helped the referb that they are doing down there! Flooding aside is arrivals looking any better than it did? are the lots
178 Myt332 : No, still like something from the 1980's. Yea, tens of them all lined up. What is that about?
179 Jamman : I dunno, I think its hideous. I guess its MAG's idea of giving the waiting relatives and friends something to do while they wait for passengers to ar
180 GayrugbyMAN : Slot machines are massively successful and profitable for the airport, there won't be less, there will be more. Get used to them - they are here to st
181 OA260 : Were there any Anetters interviewed by BBC plane spotting today? They were commenting on how Manchester spotters were out looking at the arrivals from
182 Ib16uk : To A.netters talking about the transfer bus between T1-T3 Do what I did - Go to T1 check in area - walk to the end of the check in desk - Take the lif
183 Myt332 : That's what I did the other day. The lifts near the Thomas Cook area they are right? Also if you are going from the station then just walk underneath
184 Post contains images Jamman : I don't doubt that it makes them money, but I wish they would enclose them in a shop space or something, not lined up against the wall towards the ca
185 GT4EZY : I bet you don't say that about LAS.
186 OA260 : XL will bring in the 1st of 4 Boeing 737-900's to be based in MAN for the Summer. The 2nd one will arrive in June. Two more will follow next Summer. T
187 Jamman : While I have never been to LAS have have read comments on here over the years about there being too many slot machines in the Terminal's there. While
188 Post contains links Myt332 : LAS I would say is a little bit different! Last time I passed through Mccarren, eight years ago, it didn't look too bad but maybe because you expect
189 Jamman : Nice one, looks like they have done that recently because of the closure of the T1-T3 link, I booked it a while ago. Thanks!
190 GayrugbyMAN : When do TACV start ops from MAN?
191 JakTrax : I heard June/July. I'm not entirely convinced this service will start to be honest. Great day out there yesterday by the way...
192 Ib16uk : Sorry - Yes - Use the lift by the Thomas Cook check in desks in T1 I was advised to use this route by the guys on the Customs desk I too had walked fr
193 Post contains links Oly720man : http://sambalafriends.forumcircle.com/viewtopic.php?p=1348 Quoting... I spoke to Cape Verde Travel yesterday and it appears that TACV will not be sta
194 Post contains links Humberside : STN has changed to LGW it would appear. And no mention of MAN http://airlineroute.blogspot.com/search/label/TACV
195 Post contains links ManchesterMAN : Check this out (UK only): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7401713.stm Why don't they ever interview "normal" people for these things??
196 Jamman : They do seem to have talked to all the awkward types, who seem petrified of the female news reporter. Most of these guys are just glory hunters anywa
197 GayrugbyMAN : Did LH operate an A300 yesterday from FRA?
198 Amberair732 : One of those interviewed was an A-netter, though not one who visits MAN very often
199 ManchesterMAN : Oops, I could have guessed I would end up offending someone on here
200 Amberair732 : I shall probably be seeing said person over the weekend. I will ask if I can reveal his identity.
201 Oly720man : According to ringwayreports, all from FRA, Tues AIAT LH4856/7 Weds AIAX LH4852/3 Thurs AIAU LH4850/1
202 Jamman : Whats the plan for Terminal 2? Went to pick up a friend today and I had a nosey around T2 and saw two new escalators being built in the check in area
203 Speedbird19 : As far as I know they're doing a similar thing as in T1, where only check-in will be landside, I have seen some plans somewhere, can't remember where,
204 Jamman : Yes it would make sense for there to be a similar setup as T1, it will be interesting to see how it all turns out when its finished, as you said it l
205 Philb : Back in 1979 I landed at MAN on a Swissair DC9 from Zurich. As we taxied in the Captain said "welcome to Manchester the permanent building site with
206 OA260 : LOL... certainly not a good advert for spotters !!
207 Speedbird19 : Also there's the end of B-Pier to sort out with the out of use stands, think they're going to chop it off or something to accommodate the A380, so th
208 Col : Sending 500-600 people down Pier B is gonna give the airport a good image. All those people stood around waiting to board. They should look at how SQ
209 Legoguy : Hey guys, is it possible to find out what the flight times are in and out of Manchester on a particular date or which aircraft will be operating the f
210 Post contains links Oly720man : If you haven't got the timetable, the listings below should help. http://www.ringwayreports.co.uk/may08scheduled.htm And.... Air China, please come t
211 Legoguy : " target=_blank>http://www.ringwayreports.co.uk/may0...d.htm That's perfectic! Exactly was I was looking for. Many thanks
212 LHRBFSTrident : that's my father's favourite joke about Heathrow - 'a building site SO important, it even has its own airport' same sentiment, many different permuta
213 Post contains links GayrugbyMAN : Looks like BmiBaby are commited to Manchester and are planning to base 5 more aircraft at Manchester over the next 5 years with plans to almost triple
214 Speedbird19 : They'd have to buy more a/c then, preferably newer ones!!!
215 Post contains links Oly720man : http://www.aircargonews.com/080519/FT080515.html But several other new wrinkles are coming into the Jade schedule package including new services to B
216 GayrugbyMAN : FR to announce 3 more routes tomorrow? When are U2 going to announce anything more? (Or will they not bother?!)
217 GT4EZY : The winter schedule will be released within the next few weeks and new routes are expected to be announced in the "near future".
218 Post contains links Jamman : http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/manweb.nsf/Content/outwoodlane Just read this about a road closure at the airport, read the way its written its lik
219 David_itl : The Evening News expands a little bit more on this story saying they are looking at France, Italy, Spain, WAW and KRK?!
220 GayrugbyMAN : Haven't we heard it all before from plenty of locos? Well they ought to get in quick before FR and others do.
221 David_itl : If we were to think outside the destinations quoted, what could we come up with? RIX, TLL, BGO, OTP and DBV (3 weekly) and SXF (5 weekly)? That's 20 f
222 GayrugbyMAN : Sounds like a schedule to me.... What about ATH, BIO, VCE, VIE (3/wk) and daily AMS?
223 GayrugbyMAN : I also feel a new route to Russia coming on........
224 David_itl : BE increasing capacity on the INV route starting July 10 apparently - moving from ERJ145 to DHC8. Due to very good sales (decision taken after 1 weeks
225 KennyK : What is the future (next 5 years) for Manchester? I guess it will be along time until it gets to be number 3 in the UK again!!
226 GayrugbyMAN : 'Sir Alex Ferguson International Airport'
227 SKORD : Oh God forbid!!!!!
228 David_itl : At the moment, there's a 1.4 million difference in passenger numbers between STN and MAN. Let's look into a crystal ball to see an estimate for what
229 Humberside : Dont forget the major capacity cuts by the charter carriers which will hit MAN very hard. The merged TOM/FCA schedule comes in next summer and I think
230 Gooner : Call it that and i would never fly from MAN again
231 GayrugbyMAN : Anyone know if AB are likely to stay put at MAN beyond summer? As I understand it they just operate to PAD and HAM? Are loads any good? Would be nice
232 Mhodgson : It's a nightmare, though, now that one of the I'm flying to HAM with them next week; I'll let you know
233 Ferengi80 : I second that!
234 GT4EZY : It's probably time to get a life in that case then.
235 Post contains links Oly720man : Jade Cargo starting 2/wk from June 1st, from Shenzhen via Budapest (presumably arriving the day after) http://www.cargonewsasia.com/secured/article.as
236 Gooner : And i'll definately never fly U2
237 Boeing74741R : Seeing as you support Arsenal, one would assume you would Fly Emirates?
238 GT4EZY : Atleast your choice not to fly U2 may have some substance behind it. Simply not flying from an airport because it is named after your rival football
239 Myt332 : Wasn't there talk that U2 are looking to introduce allocated seating as they can make more money from it versus Speedyboarding?
240 Gooner : Calm down matey,i was only pulling your leg.Didn't you notice the big grin next to my reply ?.I certainly have no problem flying with U2
241 Post contains images GT4EZY : I'm calm.   At one stage yes. It was rumoured that Andy Harrison didn't like unalloacted seating. Choosing where to sit before the flight for a fee
242 MAN23R : lets change the mood, Ive heard emirates are moving to T1, as they have just converted the Lancastrian restaurant to their new lounge, plus Singapore
243 GayrugbyMAN : Apparently so, don't know when it is from though. AA have signed a new contract apparently to stay at T3 as they were offered remote parking at T1 and
244 Myt332 : That's what my f/o mate was telling me now I think about it. He was also telling me today how big chunks of the Easyjet decal are coming off TTOF, oo
245 GayrugbyMAN : What??
246 Myt332 : The big orange sticker on the tail of ex GB Airways A320-232 G-TTOF CN1918. Also three airside smoking locations are to be introduced from June 2008
247 Gkirk : Stop smoking then you chimney!
248 Col : So this confirms all the LCC and low standard airlines are staying at T3
249 MainMAN : Is there any remote parking at T1? I can't think where it might be.
250 GT4EZY : Indeed it is. That's what you get for using vinyl's as a tempoary livery. Remember the TCX globe? Also heard interesting news today that Monarch were
251 Jamman : So so so stupid. MAG that is.
252 Col : Maybe MAG are getting a backbone and realising that Oneworld carriers have screwed around and wasted their time for long enough. AA will be down to 5
253 Speedbird19 : Finally! No more going back landside for a smoke or driving up to Northgate!!
254 Mhodgson : Some adjacent to the TCX hangar. Of course, if they are remote, where they are parked is not the issue. The flight will still use T1 for all passenge
255 GT4EZY : Lets hope AA don't become another b*tch of BA.
256 Candid76 : Seems to have been some incident involving a US Airways A330 which is sitting forlornly on a taxiway with plenty of fire engines in attendance. Anyone
257 Humberside : Manchester Evening News reports MAG are interested in BHD (as well as the already known about LGW. EDI is also briefly mentioned as a target). PriceWa
258 David_itl : The Beeb is saying that an "unusual" tyre pressure was to blame during it's roll. A warning light came on and it aborted the take-off, with one tyre
259 Post contains images MAN23R : what a day, first off we had the A330 tyres pressure incident where it aboarted takeoff and blew some tyres on the runway, which result in a hydraulic
260 MANmatt : Looks like Mahan won't be coming back to Manchester. Their UK manager was in their ticket desk in T2 today completing stripping everything from it. Di
261 GayrugbyMAN : Flybe has announced that it has signed three new Interline e-ticket partnerships - with Korean Air, US Airways and Singapore Airlines. This brings the
262 Col : Flew out on the US735 on Friday 30th, full with people from Thursday flight. Apparently, they did not get their baggage back, and it is still in the
263 Boeing74741R : The US Airways A330 involved was N270AY. It was still stranded on Taxiway Alpha by the engine test hangar when I flew in this afternoon. They've put a
264 GT4EZY : It's not really their call to make. That decision would have been made higher up.
265 MAN23R : its impossible to get the bags off until its been towed at least a few metres due to the close proximity of the grass area, we have tried to get an h
266 Col : Thought this would be more accurate. Same thing happend to me on TG 333 into SIN. We landed ok, then guess the brakes overheated, tires went down. Lu
267 Col : Not sure, think crew had to do something for those poor Thursday pax. At least the PAX were told they would not get their bags, unlike BA where you h
268 Boeing74741R : I'm not sure what the policy is regarding giving out food/drink as freebies on easyJet, but one would assume that the cabin crew uses their own initi
269 MAN23R : the thing is which i thought was quite funny, i woman on the flight the day before (tyre pressure failure one) was suppose to be going to Memphis USA
270 GT4EZY : With Easyjet the decision is made by op's. With BACON services at GT it was also not down to the crew to make that decision. Maybe US has a different
271 MAN23R : btw did i see a A320 in full easyjet colours yesterday?ok albeit small web titles at the front but, still cool to see a branded A320 scott
272 Myt332 : No. It was TTOC or TTOF and neither carry 'full' titles. None of the ex GT fleet do actually. They either have orange decals on all white bodies or w
273 GT4EZY : It's G-TTOF. Basically the livery is almost full EZY but the titles are smaller and sit on the window line. Probably the closest the ex GT fleet will
274 Myt332 : Does it have orange doo dars on the wings as well? Technical I know!
275 GT4EZY : Lol, yes they do. They too are Vinyl.
276 Jamotcx : Well whats left of it!
277 GT4EZY : Exactly, thats what you get for using Vinyl. However, it is quick and cheaper. Needless to say there is no point in giving an aircraft a full paint j
278 Turbulenc3 : Thats crap..they should really do something for the passengers
279 David_itl : Megafantastic news! JAL is to codeshare a couple of BA's shittle services from tomorrow.
280 Boeing74741R : Any news on N270AY (the US A330 that had an aborted take off on Thursday) and whether it's moved from the taxiway yet?
281 David_itl : I believe it left yesterday as US9226.
282 MainMAN : With this amount of super-connectivity, BA are going to have to find a 767-300 from somewhere for these rotations!
283 Spud757 : The BA 763 on the MAN-JFK route ?
284 Myt332 : There is already a BA based aicraft at MAN that could be used for very high frequency runs to LHR..... Anybody? No?
285 Boeing74741R : Concorde? Ahhh my taxi is here.
286 Myt332 : Actually it's mine but I think we should share and get out of here fast...
287 Jamman : You could always put the Trident back into service, minus the earth shattering engines.
288 Myt332 : Minus a majority of the wings too not to mention it's now held together with bostick glue and sticky tape!
289 Col : Sounds more like a 787
290 David_itl : Ryanair is to launch Charleroi services....news on frequency will be out and about in due course!
291 MAN23R : rumour; LH thinking to launch MAN-JFK!.......... scott
292 David_itl : Anyone care to guess which will be the next 2 FR destinations? Seeing that HHN (for leisure pax taking BE/LH to FRA) and CRL (for leisure pax taking o
293 MainMAN : SXF, against U2 from LPL.
294 MainMAN : Just been released. Mon, Thur, Fri and Sun. Departures Mon and Fri at 0720, Thur at 1145, and Sun at 0805. FR8084 on all flights, obviously with a CR
295 SKORD : A bit crap?? An understatement MainMAN i think!! Not good for quick trips, im sure!
296 Mhodgson : Both MAN-HAM on Monday, and HAM-MAN on Wednesday had loads approaching 90%. There was a large number of business travellers as well; so potentially q
297 DptMAN : Have EK aircraft with the new lie-flat business seats been flying into MAN much? Cheers dptMAN
298 GayrugbyMAN : EZY to start MXP service from 01/10/08 apparently.
299 GT4EZY : See MAN News 18 A new thread was recently started.
300 GayrugbyMAN : Nice of whoever started it to tell us so....
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