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RE: MAN News 45

Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:15 pm

Quoting ferengi80 (Reply 48):
Hi,

I was driving home from work this evening, about 18:20, and saw an aircraft fly over that I couldn't quite make out. It appeared to be carrying SAS markings, but looked to be longer than the A320 / B737 aircraft they usually use. Anyone any idea what it would be? Looking at flight arrivals, I initially thought it might have been the GOT, based purely on the arrival time, but this was an ERJ145.

Any ideas what it could have been?

Many thanks.

Flightradar24 playback suggests an SAS A321 landed around then followed by a Condor B753 - was it one of these?
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:53 am

Have FlyBE started operating MAN-BRU for SN ?

I am not sure if it was 1st March or 1st April when the change was going to happen.

Do we know what equipment will BE be using for these flights ?

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RE: MAN News 45

Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:45 pm

Quoting AI (Reply 51):
I am not sure if it was 1st March or 1st April when the change was going to happen.

Do we know what equipment will BE be using for these flights ?

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RE: MAN News 45

Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:33 pm

Quoting AI (Reply 51):

They will use the Dash 8-400, according to another thread. They will be painted in the SN livery.
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RE: MAN News 45

Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:39 pm

I understand it's very likely that IBEX will take over the MAN-MAD route from YW in the early summer with an A320.
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:47 pm

Quoting lisbonbearuk (Reply 54):
I understand it's very likely that IBEX will take over the MAN-MAD route from YW in the early summer with an A320.

I don't understand the rationale of that; at launch, they were touting the fact it was the best option for business class travellers to S. America. With IBEX, it cedes that market and joins the mad rush to the bottom for the cheap tickets with MON et al.

Bizarre !   

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RE: MAN News 45

Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:10 pm

Um isn't Iberia Express just Iberia with lower paid crew? Is the product so different???
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:46 pm

If that's the case, I retract everything before !  

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RE: MAN News 45

Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:11 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 56):

Um isn't Iberia Express just Iberia with lower paid crew? Is the product so different???


It's not going to be much different, although you do get complimentary catering with Air Nostrum unlike Iberia mainline within Europe or Iberia Express.
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RE: MAN News 45

Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:40 pm

New control tower shaft built in 9 days...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-17538128
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RE: MAN News 45

Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:27 am

 
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RE: MAN News 45

Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:18 pm

Hi folks,

I was over at Belle Vue on Friday, and noticed the LH MD-11 on finals. What days does this bird serve MAN? I can't remember the last time I saw a trijet up close (apart from the Trident at the viewing park!) and would love to get up to see this mighty beast arrive!

Cheers
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RE: MAN News 45

Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:15 pm

Quoting ferengi80 (Reply 61):

Well, I know it arrived in the middle of the night last night... so Monday mornings.
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RE: MAN News 45

Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:01 am

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RE: MAN News 45

Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:17 am

Quoting mhodgson (Reply 63):

Nice!! Definitely marking that date down!  
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RE: MAN News 45

Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:30 pm

guess which person is on holiday from work next week and won't be able to rearrange it. Just hope it embraces a 10 mile final on the Monday and for Tuesday, it takes a nice flight path venturing to the northwest of the city centre!
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:11 am

Quoting mhodgson (Reply 63):
787 to visit later this month:

Are there any confirmed times as yet? Read somewhere that arrival on 23rd is scheduled for 1800 as flight BOE787.

Any idea what time it will be departing on 24th? And can we assume she is overnighting at MAN on 24th, or is she departing that day for LGW?
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RE: MAN News 45

Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:20 am

Quoting ferengi80 (Reply 66):
Are there any confirmed times as yet?

I've been told the following:

23rd April: arrives at 1900 from Heathrow
24th April: departs 1230, arriving back at 1400
25th April: departs 1000 for Gatwick

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RE: MAN News 45

Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:44 am

Quoting dazbo5 (Reply 67):
23rd April: arrives at 1900 from Heathrow
24th April: departs 1230, arriving back at 1400
25th April: departs 1000 for Gatwick

7pm, thats no good. Was gonna head down to see it on the 23rd. May have to try and switch days off...
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RE: MAN News 45

Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:23 pm

Quoting ferengi80 (Reply 61):
Hi folks,

I was over at Belle Vue on Friday, and noticed the LH MD-11 on finals. What days does this bird serve MAN? I can't remember the last time I saw a trijet up close (apart from the Trident at the viewing park!) and would love to get up to see this mighty beast arrive!

Cheers

I used to see this arrive early on a Sunday and Thursday evening (6/7pm, leaving later the same evening) but it seems more intermittent recently, not sure why. I seem to recall reading on an earlier MAN News thread that they were serving a particular customer (not sure who).
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:50 am

new route from U2: 2 weekly to TLV ops year round on Monday and Thursdays from 1st Nov.
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:26 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 70):
new route from U2: 2 weekly to TLV ops year round on Monday and Thursdays from 1st Nov.

Will this run alongside the Jet 2 route?
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RE: MAN News 45

Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:42 pm

It will. It's going to be interesting how long both airlines will operate on the same day.
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:06 am

Some trolley problems inside the arrivals hall in T3 on Monday 16th. I was aware of MAN need 1 pound coins for their trolleys, but this was completely unexpected.

We arrived from BRU on SN which had lots of feed from 9W from India, so lots of big suitcases.

Apparently the trolley service has been outsourced to a private company. There were a total of 3 trolleys in 4 lanes near the baggage carousels. You have to insert a pound coin (which I was prepared with) into a machine, a green light appears in one of the lanes & the 1st trolley from that lane can then be pulled out !! The only problem being everytime I & someone else put a pound coin in the green light would go up in the 2nd lane, but there were no trolleys at all in that lane.

Obviously as these has been outsourced, no one at the airport could help anyone & there were lots of families with kids who obviously had more than 1 suitcase to drag.

Anyone know which company is this ? there was no name just a tel no to call up. & is this throughout MAN or only T3 ?

AI.
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:15 am

Quoting AI (Reply 73):
Some trolley problems inside the arrivals hall in T3 on Monday 16th. I was aware of MAN need 1 pound coins for their trolleys, but this was completely unexpected

When did MAN join this crap 1 pound scheme for the trolleys? Even Thiefrow don't indulge in it
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:23 am

Quoting MAN2SIN2BKK (Reply 74):

Quite some time back. But the last time I travelled it was simply the case of inserting a £ coin in the trolley. Things have changed further.
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:52 pm

Looks like FR are launching MAN-WMI (Warsaw Modlin) flights, as the city pairings are now loaded on ryanair.com.

No days / times info available yet?
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:03 pm

They certainly are, and hopefully the first of a few more routes from non based aircraft to fill 'quiet hours' during the day. I believe it's 3 Weekly (tue, thur and sat) starting in September.
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RE: MAN News 45

Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:17 am

easyJet is adding 3 extra weekly flights on the MAN-BFS route with a third flight on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays starting from October.

http://corporate.easyjet.com/media/l.../news-year-2012/19-04-2012-en.aspx
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:12 pm

Is 1900 the confirmed arrival time for the 787 from LHR on the 23rd? Planning to go see it at the viewing park.
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RE: MAN News 45

Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:36 pm

Timings for the extra 3 services by easyJet to BFS suggest they are using a based aircraft: departs MAN 1900 and arrives back at 2125.
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:40 pm

787 is delayed slightly:

BOE787 19:00 London Heathrow Estimated 22:15
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:56 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 81):

Would the time for tomorrow at MAN change as a result? I hope not.
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RE: MAN News 45

Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:08 pm

What I put is from the MAN arrivals page.
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:17 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 83):
What I put is from the MAN arrivals page.

O I see, just checked it, thanks.
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RE: MAN News 45

Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:41 pm

The BE "hub" operation is doing well according to one of their press releases. 122% rise in connecting passengers is mighty impressive, but this can be inflated if there was a low starting point. I wonder how many more passengers are now routing xxx-MAN-"non-domestic".
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:14 am

Quoting david_itl (Reply 85):
The BE "hub" operation is doing well according to one of their press releases. 122% rise in connecting passengers is mighty impressive, but this can be inflated if there was a low starting point. I wonder how many more passengers are now routing xxx-MAN-"non-domestic".

Glad to hear that BE are doing well out of MAN but its really not a comfortable ride on their Q400's

Plus there crusie speed is lower than a jet just a tad tedious all round.
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:55 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 85):
The BE "hub" operation is doing well according to one of their press releases. 122% rise in connecting passengers is mighty impressive, but this can be inflated if there was a low starting point. I wonder how many more passengers are now routing xxx-MAN-"non-domestic".

Pity the LDY service couldn't be sustained.

http://www.derryjournal.com/news/loc...er-flight-axed-by-flybe-1-3755151#
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:12 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 82):
Would the time for tomorrow at MAN change as a result?

It's now scheduled to be an 1100 departure and 1305 arrival.

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RE: MAN News 45

Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:28 pm

The B787 has just landed but to be honest I don't see what all the fuss is about, I mean it's just a new version of the B767 after all. It's not like the A388!
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:43 pm

Quoting liverpoola380 (Reply 86):
Glad to hear that BE are doing well out of MAN but its really not a comfortable ride on their Q400's

Plus there crusie speed is lower than a jet just a tad tedious all round.


Have you ever been on a older generation prop like a Fokker 50, Dornier, Let or even a modern ATR (each type is flown out of North West airports)? All are slower and considerably nosier. Comparatively, the Q400 is the A380 of turboprops and suits BE's current needs.

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RE: MAN News 45

Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:45 pm

Took this after it returned from its flight today:

787 at MAN


Not the best photo, the weather didnt help either, but was a nice outing 
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RE: MAN News 45

Thu May 03, 2012 6:27 am

United route launch in the Manchester Evening News.

States that frequency increases on both IAD and EWR routes is possible but that will be determined by how successful the current ops are.

Slightly more surprising is that the are talking with MAN over a West Coast USA route but that depends on strength of the economy. I don't think anyone would have thought them as likely candidates for such a route.
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Thu May 03, 2012 5:31 pm

I don't think the West coast will happen, unless they consider Denver as west coast. I think they should go back to a 767 on Newark. IAD would need to be built up with more domestic flights before they would consider that for an upgrade.
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Thu May 03, 2012 6:01 pm

Quoting bigorange (Reply 93):
I think they should go back to a 767 on Newark.

I agree. Going down from two 757 flights to one on the EWR route, is quite a drop in capacity. I'm surprised they didn't immediately switch to a 767.
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RE: MAN News 45

Wed May 09, 2012 7:24 am

Qatar continuing at 10 x weekly over the winter
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RE: MAN News 45

Wed May 09, 2012 7:54 am

Quoting david_itl (Reply 92):
Slightly more surprising is that the are talking with MAN over a West Coast USA route but that depends on strength of the economy. I don't think anyone would have thought them as likely candidates for such a route.
If I was told a route was being opened to the west coast, the only US carrier I would guess on would be United to SFO. I believe the whispers about NZ are just that, whispers with the current CEO in place. Perhaps 5 or 6 years on, we may have an NZ 787 in the northwest, but it is too far ahead to predict.

Quoting bigorange (Reply 93):
I think they should go back to a 767 on Newark.
Quoting LuftyMatt (Reply 94):
I agree. Going down from two 757 flights to one on the EWR route, is quite a drop in capacity. I'm surprised they didn't immediately switch to a 767.

On paper, a sound idea, but UA's configurations lend the MAN routes to the 757:

B752: 16J, 45W, 108Y, total 169

B762: 25J, 145Y, total 170

B763: 6F, 26J, 71W, 80Y, total 183

B764: 35J, 200Y, total 235

There is no way any UK or US carrier will place an F heavy aircraft on MAN, so that's the B763 out. The B764 would nicely double the capacity of a single B752, but I believe UA would rather slide in another frequency over increasing capacity on a single rotation. The B762 has virtually the same passenger count, though it is more premium heavy, so its use would only be worthwhile for the added freight capacity and not increased seats.

So, in a nutshell, if UA is going to increase capacity in the short term, it will be with B752s. I would also suspect that, with the arrival of their Dreamliners, MAN will see more B752 activity (and initially no 787s) as they are taken off routes deeper into Europe for the 787 to serve and where the 75s do occasionally struggle.

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RE: MAN News 45

Wed May 09, 2012 7:58 am

TP LIS - MAN to go daily from Winter12, up from 6xWeekly
 
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RE: MAN News 45

Wed May 09, 2012 8:30 am

Media at last reporting the 13th consecutive monthly rise in passengers:

Quote:
Passenger numbers at Manchester Airport rose for the 13th consecutive month in April, as an increase in scheduled traffic offset a double-digit decline on charter routes. The airport carried a total of 1.47m passengers, a rise of 3.21 per cent compared with the same month last year.Scheduled traffic rose 9.44 per cent to 1.03m and the number of domestic travellers climbed 5.26 per cent to 186,247. However, passengers flying on charter services declined by 17.25 per cent to 253,014.
http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereven...chester-airport-numbers-rise-again
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RE: MAN News 45

Wed May 09, 2012 10:15 pm

Media at last reporting the 13th consecutive monthly rise in passengers:
Yes with a nice OK bird at T2, very up to date, and they go on about the new IAD service which is great but increases the number of seats into MAN by exactly zero, brilliant!

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