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MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Thu May 16, 2013 7:11 pm

MAN news 48 locked early  


As per thread title, QR is going to operate rthe 787 to MAN:

Sunday 19.05.13 on QR41/42
Monday 20.05.13 on QR45/46


Other news:

U2 have 60% to 70% loads to DME which is above thier expectation
SQ are adversting 1st and business class on hoardings in Manchester. Not seen them do that for a long time.
FR doing offers on 32 routes ex-MAN. Bus currently touring the area
LS dropping TLV from October.
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Thu May 16, 2013 7:17 pm

Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):
Sunday 19.05.13 on QR41/42
Monday 20.05.13 on QR45/46

Sadly for me, wont be able to go and see it.... Exams.... and the Monday too           

Does anyone have an idea when the thomson 787 will arrive on the 31st? Hopefully in the Morning  crossfingers   pray 

[Edited 2013-05-16 12:19:34]
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Thu May 16, 2013 7:22 pm

Quoting david_itl (Thread starter):
LS dropping TLV from October.

The MAN website has already given up on LS to TLV. It isn't listed at all in the timetables.
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Thu May 16, 2013 7:33 pm

I've given up on the timetables they display as they tend to give me headaches trying to work out what the dates of operation are on some routes  
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Thu May 16, 2013 8:01 pm

Apparently Germanwings (4U) are to end services to Stuttgart (STR) as of October 26, 2013. Any know if this is true?

Also, Condor are rumoured to be launching some routes as of next year. Currently the list of destinations are as follows:

Fuerteventura
Ibiza
Kos
Rhodes
Palma de Mallorca

On Sundays Condor will be operating Kos-Frankfurt-Kos as well.

And Jet2 are upgrading themselves for 2014 with these increases:

Barcelona (BCN) goes from 5 to 6 a week
Reus-Barcelona South (REU) goes from 2 to 3 a week [seems they are competing with Thomas Cook now]
Bodrum, Turkey (BJV) goes from 2 to 3 weekly [presumably to rival Monarch]

The above Jet2 flights take place as of July 2014 apparently.

Looks like the Thomson 787 Dreamliner to be delivered May 30/31st and enter long-haul service on July 8 after flight testing on european routes. First long haul service will be Cancun followed by Orlando-Sanford.
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Fri May 17, 2013 7:45 am

Quoting tomkell92 (Reply 4):
Apparently Germanwings (4U) are to end services to Stuttgart (STR) as of October 26, 2013. Any know if this is true?

End of september
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Fri May 17, 2013 10:13 pm

The CAA stats for April are out. Not had chance to look at it closely. However 2 things:

rhe STR route showed a 90% increase in passengers numbers to over 4,000 passengers. Looks like to achieve the volume, they had to drop prices = losing money on route,

DXB. Very little traffic on the route, I'm afraid. Just 63,700 passengers....or put another way.. 354 passenger per flight! Seriously eclipsing the NCL average of 276 passengers where the talk is of a 2nd daily service there. Can't wait for EK19/20 to be officially upgraded to A380 and EK23/24 goes on sale.
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sat May 18, 2013 5:19 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 6):
DXB. Very little traffic on the route, I'm afraid. Just 63,700 passengers....or put another way.. 354 passenger per flight! Seriously eclipsing the NCL average of 276 passengers where the talk is of a 2nd daily service there. Can't wait for EK19/20 to be officially upgraded to A380 and EK23/24 goes on sale

Well that sounds quite impressive. The 3-class B777-300ER that operate EK19/20 & 21/22 have a seating capacity of UPTO 364 seats (source Wiki -apologies!). If MAN always receives the densest aircraft (364 seat B77W and 517 seat A388) then that's a load factor of 85.3%. In reality MAN sometimes receives the lower A388 config' so the actual load factor is slightly higher still.
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sat May 18, 2013 11:06 pm

QR41 in the form of 787 A7-BCC is on it's way. Arrival should be around 7am.
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sat May 18, 2013 11:37 pm

With the progress Bravo Charlie Charlie is doing now, it looks like it will land shortly after six local at MAN. QR41 is now over Kuwait.
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sun May 19, 2013 3:25 am

Yes have been watching it on fightradar 24 pro
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sun May 19, 2013 9:46 am

Arghh..Why did they send 787 for their morning flight??? Sunday afternoon arrival and departure would have been great for 787 as lot of people can go and watch it...Monday most people can't go because of office, studies etc...unfortunate this. Last time when Boeing 787 was suppose to come to MAN, I went there at 7pm as that was the schedule time and it came at 10pm in the night so I missed it that time. I hope Thompson get one soon and will be little easy to spot it but personally I would love to see in QR colours as it suits better on 787.
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sun May 19, 2013 11:40 am

Quoting TheAviator380 (Reply 11):
Why did they send 787 for their morning flight??? Sunday afternoon arrival and departure would have been great for 787 as lot of people can go and watch it...Monday most people can't go because of office, studies etc...

Airlines don't often take into account the needs of spotters....
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon May 20, 2013 12:52 pm

I saw a Gambia Bird A319 last Friday morning (17/05) departing MAN. Nice surprise of course, but could only make a marginal picture from T3. Is this a regular flight of some sorts?

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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon May 20, 2013 1:07 pm

Quoting spiplane (Reply 13):

It is operating for Germania who are doing charters to Greece from MAN.
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon May 20, 2013 9:27 pm

It looks like Ryanair may have cut WMI/WAW from October 31st? Any insight?

Thanks
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon May 20, 2013 9:30 pm

Probably due to the famous runway problems at WMI that Ryanair have been complaining about all year. Has the work finished there yet? Must be getting close by now.

I reckon the taxes and inconvenience costs to passengers for operating into WAW instead of WMI are costing Ryanair a fortune!
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon May 20, 2013 10:12 pm

Quoting TheAviator380 (Reply 11):

Exactly, the problem I had was that no trains leave from my nearest station to MAN till about after 10 on sundays and today I had an exam in the afternoon.... Just my luck....

Quoting by738 (Reply 12):
Airlines don't often take into account the needs of spotters....

Indeed they dont....

Some photos from the QR 787 visit, both yesterday and today, not my photos though, like I said before I couldnt make it...:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8408/8756105593_16db718d1c_b.jpg
A7-BCC Qatar 787 by Paul Rowbotham, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7367/8757227347_cf0d9e22b3_b.jpg
A7-BCB Qatar Boeing 787 Dreamliner by mjjlive *200k Views*, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8257/8758405488_1a65db262c_b.jpg
A7-BCB Qatar Boeing 787 Dreamliner by mjjlive *200k Views*, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5337/8757232477_cbb38b77dd_b.jpg
A7-BCB Qatar Boeing 787 Dreamliner by mjjlive *200k Views*, on Flickr
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon May 20, 2013 10:23 pm

When is the Qatar B787 expected to become a MAN regular?
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sat May 25, 2013 5:45 am

I don't know but would imagine it's introduction would lead to it being 2 daily again Will be interesting to see if BA and QR codeshare as this could become the all-onewold one-stop route to Australia to counteract the EK/QF partnership.
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon May 27, 2013 8:43 am

EY150 ORD-AUH appears inbound to MAN this morning, currently 6,000 foot over Prestwich, its a B773ER. Medical diversion?
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon May 27, 2013 8:46 am

Quoting Boysteve (Reply 20):

Just watching this on radar24. Did a massive orbit over St.Helens. Clearly not a hold in the arrival but more of an extended track miles type manoeuvre... Currently on finals.
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon May 27, 2013 11:52 am

Todays QR45 operated by 777-300ER A7-BAQ by the looks of it
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon May 27, 2013 3:35 pm

Quoting phunc (Reply 21):
Just watching this on radar24. Did a massive orbit over St.Helens. Clearly not a hold in the arrival but more of an extended track miles type manoeuvre... Currently on finals.

A6-ETC medical divert yes, around 9am parked on 61. Left an hour or so later after passenger and baggage offloaded.

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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Thu May 30, 2013 7:12 pm

New route from January: FlyNonstop to Kristiansand in Norway using E190s. Not yet bookable, to be operated on Mondays + Fridays

[Edited 2013-05-30 12:16:51]
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Thu May 30, 2013 7:19 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 24):

New route from January: FlyNonstop to Kristiansand in Norway using E190s. Not yet bookable, to be operated on Mondays + Fridays

More scandinavian footie supporters i suppose
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:32 am

Thomson 787s G-TUIA and G-TUIB both been delivered in the last 18 hours.

Few "interesting" charters today: Air Europa from Venice at 4.40pm, 3 lots of BA charters which should be E170s and a Tunis Air charter an hour before the scheduled service.

Times for FlyNonstop- services begins 3rd January.

Mondays: arrives 2000 depart 2050
Fridays arrives 0800 depart 0850
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:29 am

Is Thomson 2nd 787 arriving today at MAN? I heard at 18:55, is it true? Please can some one confirm this?
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:43 am

Quoting TheAviator380 (Reply 27):
Is Thomson 2nd 787 arriving today at MAN? I heard at 18:55, is it true? Please can some one confirm this?

She's already there, arrived around 7:15 AM.
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:53 am

What ??? I was told today evening she will arrive !! oh my plans are flopped it means..
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:11 am

Sorry to hear that.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTUIB

Maybe you can catch #3 sometime later this month  
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:24 pm

Or catch up with the expected LOT 787 due late tomorrow night, with estimated departure time of 6pm on Monday.

Keep around 8th October "free" as there's an NBA game taking place at the Manchester Arena... think last year we had a DL A319 bringing in basketball players so perhaps it may come again?

Zip goes 20 million passengers on a moving annual basis again... but the 1st time for 4 years.

[Edited 2013-06-01 15:52:19]
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:10 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 31):
Or catch up with the expected LOT 787 due late tomorrow night, with estimated departure time of 6pm on Monday.

Can you expand on that? What is bringing a LOT 787 into MAN?

Thanks
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:28 am

Just overnight check-up being done by Monarch Engineering. Probably going to be getting "odd" visitors like this with Monarch being a "Boeing GoldCare" partner for line maintenance on 787s.
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:13 pm

SP-LRA on the ground now, getting replacement windscreen
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:25 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 34):
SP-LRA on the ground now, getting replacement windscreen

I've been watching her on FlightRadar24. It's great to see SP-LRA here in Manchester. I flew on LRA for LOTs first 787 flight WAW-PRG in December!

Will try and see her tomorrow. Any idea when it's due to depart?

Thanks
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:39 pm

was meant to be 6pm but could be as early as 3.45pm
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:46 am

Cheers guys,

LOT came all over from Poland to MAN for windscreen change?? really?
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:12 am

Quoting Boysteve (Reply 20):
EY150 ORD-AUH appears inbound to MAN this morning, currently 6,000 foot over Prestwich, its a B773ER. Medical diversion?

I was on this flight! Definitely a medical diversion.
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:13 am

Quoting TheAviator380 (Reply 37):
LOT came all over from Poland to MAN for windscreen change?? really?

Two reasons: Monarch is a Boeing GoldCare partner for Europe, plus Monarch won the maintenance contract at the end of last year for LOT's Dreamliner fleet and consequently have a support team in Warsaw for it.

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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:56 pm

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 38):
I was on this flight! Definitely a medical diversion

Wow, thanks!
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:32 pm

LOT's still on the ground as I write this (22.30 on 3rd June). Edited to say departed around 23.10

[Edited 2013-06-03 15:17:09]
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:42 pm

Terminal passengers numbers up 10.5% in May to 1.89 million with movements only up by 0.8%.

Moving annual total = 20.04 million or up 4.5%

They say they are 2 months ahead of schedule for hitting the 20 million mark; whilst these results are being achieved, it is hard to see how any amount of lobbying will result in APD being reduced/scrapped

Even the freight tonnage increased by 1.3%.
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:55 pm

Hi guys,

Anyone know what time the Antonov AN225 is due in next weekend? It's been mentioned on the Facebook group that she is coming in over night.

I would love to be able to get up there to see her arrive.

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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:16 pm

It seems the Airblue flight has been AP-EDE for quite some time. Last Friday there was no flight at all. Anything special going on? I am looking to get me AP-EDF as well.

Cheers, Paul
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:35 pm

Quoting ferengi80 (Reply 43):
Antonov AN225 is due in next weekend?

in at 11.30am on the 24th and out at 9am on the 25th,
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:28 pm

Quoting spiplane (Reply 44):

To answer my own question, AP-EDF is on the way to Manchester right now. A bit late though, but will catch her some day!
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:45 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 45):
Quoting ferengi80 (Reply 43):
Antonov AN225 is due in next weekend?

in at 11.30am on the 24th and out at 9am on the 25th,

Hmmmm, the one aircraft Ive always wanted to see land at MAN, and im 4000 miles away when it decides to come... Sigh, talk about unlucky...  
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:33 pm

So we had a bit of drama with TCX A330 G-OMYT suffering a bird strike whilst departing....just prior to a small, insigificant aircraft arrived. 3 or 4 diversions to LPL but at 1.45pm, UR82060 touched down. The airport's tweeted for a departure around midday tomorrow (the 75th anniversary of MAN)
 
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RE: MAN News 49.. QR 787 Time

Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:01 am

The Antonov's departure is now delayed till tomorrow morning. According to apron media, its due to them not having the correct paperwork to fly through russian airspace.

Doesn't make any difference for me, im still 4000 miles away...  
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