ScottieDog From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 25066 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completion of the work all stands will return to normal, with the exception of stands 55 and 56 which are permanently withdrawn.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:
Ncfc99 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 24814 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.
JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 24799 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.
BlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3337 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 24170 times:
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... :-(
Myt332 From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 9114 posts, RR: 68
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 24148 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.
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...
JonnyWishbone From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 24004 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??!!!
GT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1836 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 23923 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.