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Afternoon Offint , just seen your comment on living on Beechwood Ave. I use to live at number 77 St Enochs Road which was opposite Beechwood Ave between 1969 - 1974

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Edinburgh airport launches new Whisky Bar
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A dram good addition Passengers at Edinburgh Airport will be able to sample some of Scotland’s finest drams after the opening of the all new Usquabae Whisky Bar and Larder. Located in the departures area, the venue features a hand-crafted oak bar and a wide selection of whiskies from celebrated distilleries across Scotland. The bar will also offer a variety of premium beers, wines and spirits as well as light food dishes using ingredients from Scottish producers. The original Usquabae is based in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End, becoming a hugely popular whisky bar since it first...
First UK InMotion digital accessories store opens at Leeds Bradford Airport
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First UK InMotion digital accessories store opens at Leeds Bradford Airport WHSmith is delighted to announce the opening of InMotion at Leeds Bradford Airport, the first InMotion store in the UK. InMotion, the highly successful electronics travel retailer, offers a specialised shopping experience with an extensive and dedicated range of the latest headphones, power and technology accessories for the travelling customer. Acquired by WHSmith in 2018, InMotion is the largest airport-based digital accessories retailer in North America. The launch of the first InMotion store in the UK...
Manchester Airport unveils its new food and beverage offering
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Manchester Airport unveils its new food and beverage offering in its £1bn transformation of Terminal Two More than a dozen (15) exciting and new brands set to tantalise passengers’ taste buds Brands have a distinct Mancunian feel, echoing the roots and heritage of the region the airport serves Five brands making airport debuts Outlets due to open in 2020 as new terminal extension opens For more information on each of the brands log onto www.manchesterairport.co.uk/new-bars-and-restaurants-summer-2020/ Manchester Airport today gave passengers a flavour of the future, as it revealed the...
Edinburgh expands retail offering
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Edinburgh expands retail offering Four new Scottish retailers are setting up shop in Edinburgh Airport this summer, offering passengers from around the world a taste of Scotland. Edinburgh-based Mademoiselle Macaron and COCO Chocolatier, as well as Isle of Skye Candle Company, will open units in the departure lounge. Award-winning Luckie Beans coffee roasters will also be opening a coffee cart at baggage reclaim in International Arrivals 2. Gail Taylor, Director of Retail and Property at Edinburgh Airport said: “We’re extremely excited to be welcoming even more Scottish suppliers to...
Glasgow Airport reveals design images for new £1.6 million Lomond Lounge
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Glasgow Airport reveals first design images for new £1.6 million Lomond Lounge Glasgow Airport has unveiled the first design images of its exclusive new executive lounge. The Lomond Lounge will be based airside in the departures area and is due to open its doors to outbound passengers later this summer. More than £1.6 million is being invested in the plush new facility, which will create 25 new jobs and operate between 5am and 9pm daily. This will be the fourth lounge facility to be based at Glasgow – the most of any Scottish airport – as the number of people looking to enjoy access to...
New restaurant featuring local produce opens in Newcastle Airport departure lounge
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New restaurant featuring local produce opens in Newcastle Airport departure lounge A brand-new restaurant which showcases produce from North East-based suppliers and takes inspiration from regional favourites has opened in Newcastle Airport. Passengers will now be able to enjoy locally-sourced dishes and relax with a regionally-distilled drink at the new ‘Quaystone Bar and Kitchen’ before jetting off on their travels. The Quaystone Bar and Kitchen menu features a variety of traditional dishes, including pizzas, pasta and sharing platters, as well as a selection of dishes that are being...
Fendi opens its first Heathrow Terminal 3 boutique
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FENDI is pleased to announce the opening of it’s first boutique at Heathrow’s Terminal 3. The new boutique will be the second Heathrow retail opening for FENDI, following Terminal 4 in 2018. FENDI is renowned for its tradition, creativity and historically-acclaimed craftsmanship, and these core values are captured in the new boutique’s concept with a contemporary twist. The artistic passion of FENDI is expressed through the boutique’s details and materials, characterised by a luxurious feel. The design concept features the signature style of ivory limestone detailing featuring multiple...
Spuntino lands at Heathrow!
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Soho eatery Spuntino lands at Heathrow Terminal 3 Hidden away in the heart of Soho at No.61 Rupert Street is Spuntino, a restaurant that consists of 27 stools and a popcorn machine. The New York comfort food inspired eatery has developed a cult following with London foodies and has just opened its doors at Heathrow Terminal 3. Spuntino, which means ‘snack’ in Italian, has developed a bespoke airport breakfast and takeaway menu to deliver an ‘all day dining’ and ‘on board’ experience for many of the 18 million passengers who travel through Terminal 3 each year. Spuntino is the brainchild...
Birmingham to host the UK's first airside M&S Food to Go outlet
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SSP and M&S announce first airside M&S SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has today announced it will be opening the UK’s first airside M&S Food to Go in Birmingham Airport. The M&S Food to Go will offer a broad selection of all-day food and drink products including wholesome wraps, freshly made baguettes, sushi, salads, confectionery, smoothies, beers and wines. Hot food, such as bacon rolls, hot sandwiches and soups, will also be available, and customers will be able to enjoy M&S coffee and other hot drinks from specially trained...
Slow but steady recovery at Long Beach Airport - California U.S.
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Long Beach Airport - California U.S (LBG) Long Beach Airport continues to see a slow but steady recovery in flight schedules, up from a low of six flights on multiple days in April to the current average of 18 to 20 flights daily. Recent schedule changes by Delta Air Lines also point to modest improvement in the leisure travel segment. Delta’s recently published schedule indicates it will resume flights from LGB on August 1, a month ahead of schedule. Delta had previously announced a temporary consolidation of flight service in May, which led to a suspension of flights from Long Beach...

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What does the future hold for CWL...?

"Having thought about what the future holds for CWL, their first priority must be the return of Paris, Dublin, and Belfast, as Jerry mentioned above, Loganair have built up their services at BHD, could they be persuaded to operate a route to CWL? If Air France didn't want to operate the Paris route from CWL, perhaps Eastern could give it a try, also the Dublin route if there are no others interested. If Eastern were to base a second J41 at CWL, it would be the ideal aircraft to operate to CORK and JERSEY and perhaps build up the frequency on those routes. There is certainly a good opportunity for them to establish themselves at CWL in the future, that is of course if they are still in existence after the end of the pandemic. ".....

Travel and Airline Industry recovery from Covid-19, your views?

" I dont think people realise how serious this all is, and when the lockdown ends country by country which will take a fair time who is going to fly whilst ever this virus is about which it will be, and even when a vaccine is created the virus will be around some time plus the good old media will still be in full swing scaring us all! From what im seeing I feel believe it or not jet2 are the strongest in all this financially plus remember if this does continue where does jet2 originate from, dart group,channel express so plenty of experience in the freight sector which we most definitely require at the moment. Can anyone give anymore upto date info on jet2 financial pos?"......

The future of Virgin Atlantic, your views?

" Virgin are now doing what they should have done in the first place and are obliged to do under the governments Covid Corparate Financing Scheme. That is explore normal commercial financing options before applying to the government scheme, do that and HMG can make an informed decision. The likes of Wizz UK and Easyjet have indicated that they qualify for loans up to £300m and £600m respectively based on there credit ratings and presumably followed the correct procedure. The whole point of the government scheme is to support companies operating within the UK economy and the jobs of people within the country, under these circumstances it doesn't really matter who owns the company as so much of our economy is multi national anyway."......

Epic Failures...?

"He is preparing for the fake election, the one he postpones indefinitely just to remain the bestest president ever. Meanwhile, he obliterates Iran, invades N. Korea, sells Alaska to his mate Putin and buys Scotland to create a 51st state. Expect the unexpected with that man, entertaining and dangerous, but expect a full toothache from our own leaders, dull enough to send a person into a coma.

A runway extention for Bristol...?

"It's certainly physically possible to extend the runway at the eastern end of the airfield although any type of extension would require the A38 to be dropped into a 150-metre long tunnel, and it's likely that even the most modest option would impact in some way on Felton Common which is beyond the A38. In its current master plan, pubished in 2006, the airport set out a number of options for extending the runway, all at the eastern end of the airfield - the land beyond the western end of the runway falls away significantly and any extension there would require major civil engineering. Although the promised new master plan has not materialised despite public consultations that began two years ago the airport has already said that a runway extension is not being considered. Presumably the reasons it gave in 2006 for maintaining the status quo are still in place.".....

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