BSU747 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 166 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4566 times:
If Iberia do end up doing flights from Manchester to Madrid, it will marketed as London Heathrow "SOUTH"!!
Seriously though I am guessing that with the tie up with BA now, it might be a ploy to get some (BA) passengers to route via Madrid to/from Latin & South America on a one stop connection from Manchester.
It would appeal to me to route via Madrid than to have to go through the hell that is Heathow, (personal opinion & experience) then onto Madrid & then Latin / South America.
Personally I can't see it coming off but who knows.
Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8442 posts, RR: 14 Reply 17, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3575 times:
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 16): Alas, it was indeed a typo - it should have read MAN-SXF, not MAD-SXF. I shall hang my head in shame
That's OK , you will have made LuftyMatt very happy ... and speaking of typos ... I see you quoted my post before I had a chance to remove my typo with your username ... just shows that we are all fallible
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
mainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2074 posts, RR: 6 Reply 18, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3270 times:
Quoting european742 (Reply 11): Correct me if im wrong but didnt IB used to operate a 320 into MAN then dropped it due to poor demand, then operated it with an Air Nostrum CRJ to target connections but again got dropped?
Not necessarily because of poor demand, but due to massively increased competition. IB operated into MAN for years initially MAN-BCN-MAD, and latterly MAN-BCN and MAN-MAD. IB's demise was largely due to ZB operating to BCN, and later on to MAD, and also U2 and FR starting from LPL to MAD. These also killed off BA's flights to MAD which at one stage operated twice daily. Hence why MAD was left without a MAN link ever since BA Connect was absorbed into BE.
The problem with Moscow is the visa situation. For UK nationals to obtain a Russian visa is not straightforward and can be expensive.
LCCs departing the UK tend to serve destinations for which UK nationals either do not need a visa or can obtain a visa easily (eg on arrival).