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MAN-YOW: Any Chance?

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:27 am
by Capital146
I'm travelling to Ottawa next month and may be making more visits in the future. YOW has direct summer flights to LGW, GLA and LHR (yearound) in the UK but none to MAN, which seems a bit of hole in the UK market (and inconvenient for me too!). Surely even a summer only service would work well, but there has been no such service this summer and none that I can see on offer for next summer yet either. A B757 service would be fine, even with a stop en-route at another airport such as YHZ (thus opening another market from MAN).

Anyone able to offer any rays of hope that MAN-YOW may be considered by TCX, TS, Z4, etc?

RE: MAN-YOW: Any Chance?

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:36 am
by yowza
I would not hold you breath. Ottawa is very thin off the ground in terms of direct flights to Europe. It not as bad now with Zoom in the picture but still pretty grim. Looks like you will have to stop somewhere!

YOWza

RE: MAN-YOW: Any Chance?

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:51 am
by Thenoflyzone
TCX used to fly MAN-YOW and LGW-YOW 2 years ago, but dropped the MAN route in favour of LGW.

I remember those 2 flights would come in one after the other once a week.

Those days are long gone..

Thenoflyzone

RE: MAN-YOW: Any Chance?

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:49 am
by YZFOO7F
Quoting Thenoflyzone (Reply 2):
I remember those 2 flights would come in one after the other once a week.

Those were awesome days. I used to handle those flights as a CSA and loved seeing the two 752's side by side at the gates. Great crews on those Thomas Cook flights aswell! On the last flight of the season one year, the captain traded me his antique Thomas Cook lanyard for my crappy First Air one. What a gentleman.

RE: MAN-YOW: Any Chance?

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:13 am
by nema
Quoting YOWza (Reply 1):
I would not hold you breath. Ottawa is very thin off the ground in terms of direct flights to Europe. It not as bad now with Zoom in the picture but still pretty grim. Looks like you will have to stop somewhere!

Would tend to agree

Quoting Thenoflyzone (Reply 2):
I remember those 2 flights would come in one after the other once a week.

Any idea what the take up rate of pax was on these flights?

RE: MAN-YOW: Any Chance?

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:22 am
by YZFOO7F
Quoting NEMA (Reply 4):
Any idea what the take up rate of pax was on these flights?

I can remember the number of pax we checked in would usually be pretty high. Plenty of occaisons when we maxed out at 182 per plane. Numbers on average would be 160 to full.

RE: MAN-YOW: Any Chance?

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:05 pm
by mainMAN
Quoting Capital146 (Thread starter):
I'm travelling to Ottawa next month and may be making more visits in the future. YOW has direct summer flights to LGW, GLA and LHR (yearound) in the UK but none to MAN, which seems a bit of hole in the UK market (and inconvenient for me too!).

Wouldn't MAN-YUL with TCX be convenient? It's easier than flying into YYZ in terms of getting to Ottawa.

RE: MAN-YOW: Any Chance?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:28 am
by yow
Quoting MainMAN (Reply 6):
Wouldn't MAN-YUL with TCX be convenient? It's easier than flying into YYZ in terms of getting to Ottawa.

Wouldn't flying MAN-LHR-YOW on BMI/AC be even easier? TCX 2 summers ago had a YOW-MAN flight, but it only lasted that summer. For some strange reason they thought Mondays would be a good day to operate to MAN only minutes apart from their weekly LGW flight. It would have made a lot more sense to operate this flight on a Thurs, Fri or Sat. I doubt TCX will try this route again. Apparently YUL-MAN won't be back next year either.

Zoom is probably the best hope for a YOW-MAN or YOW-YHZ-MAN route...they do have another 757 on the way for next summer.

RE: MAN-YOW: Any Chance?

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:49 am
by yow
On a side note, Zoom's preliminary summer 2008 sked for YOW shows 3 flights/week from LGW and 2 flights/week from GLA. So taking a cheap LCC flight to LGW or GLA is also an option, you just have to go through the hassle of re-checking-in.