Strong local support for Heathrow expansion
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Strong local support for expansion as Heathrow announces second phase of consultation Results of first local polling since Parliament’s vote approving Heathrow’s expansion are released Regular polling since 2015 shows more local people support expansion than oppose it Airport announces January and June consultations for 2019 to develop plans for an expanded Heathrow New Populus polling released by Heathrow today shows support for the airport’s expansion plan remains strong in local communities. The polling results come as Heathrow confirms its second phase of consultation will start in...
Flybe LBA-DUS
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Went out Tues (18th) afternoon came back yesterday. Entered the central security are at 1pm and there wasn't even a queue. I find it most frustrating that you can't see onto the apron unless you pay £20+ (hopefully it will be better with the extension). There were 42 pax on board mainly seated at the back, push on time arrive DUS 20 mins early. Seated in 14A, about 2/3rds along the engine, seeing down OK but not across. Only one announcement from the flight deck, slightly garbled and the 2 stewards worked quietly and efficiently. I only spoke on disembarkation. Parked on a remote stand...
Steve Griffiths appointed as new Chief Operating at London Stansted
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Steve Griffiths appointed as new Chief Operating Officer of London Stansted Airport Steve Griffiths, most recently Chief Operating Officer for the London Underground at Transport for London and previously Chief Operating Officer for Virgin Atlantic Airways, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of London Stansted Airport. He will be responsible for the safe and secure day to day leadership of the airport whilst it undertakes its biggest ever capital programme and report directly to Ken O’Toole, Chief Executive of London Stansted. Steve will take up his role at the UK’s fourth...

Manchester Airport Crowned LGBT-Friendly Travel Company Of The Year

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Manchester Airport Crowned LGBT-Friendly Travel Company Of The Year The UK’s third biggest airport was last night crowned LGBT-Friendly Travel Company of the Year at the annual Travel Trade Gazette Awards, which was hosted by Chatty Man Alan Carr. Manchester Airport was one of ten contenders for the accolade and beat off stiff competition from Thomas Cook Group, James Villa Holidays, Flight Centre and Kuoni to name a few. The event was held at the Lyceum Theatre in London, followed by an after party at the Savoy Hotel. Manchester Airport was awarded the gong after its strong on-going...
Britain gets ready to build the 3rd runway
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Following first stage of innovation partner process, airport announces list of successful final bids 37 companies invited to pitch their ideas on how to deliver expansion Over 150 ideas submitted looking at sustainability, retail and operational solutions The most recent milestone as Heathrow airport gets on with the delivery of its third runway, following overwhelming support in Parliament Heathrow has announced the longlist of 37 companies progressing to the next round in its search for expansion Innovation Partners. Successful entrants will now have eight weeks to bring to life...

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New Arrivals Terminal For LBA
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Plans revealed for new state of the art terminal extension Leeds Bradford Airport is delighted to announce the next phase of its redevelopment plan. The region’s biggest airport is planning a multi-million pound, three-storey extension to its terminal building, that once complete, will house a transformed international arrivals process, including immigration, baggage reclaim and customs. The extension will also accommodate new, larger departure gates, seating areas and new retail and food & beverage outlets. Once the new building is completed – scheduled for the end of 2019 - works will...
Striking New Arrivals Terminal For Stansted
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Stansted unveils striking new images of Arrivals Terminal Striking new images of how London Stansted’s planned new Arrivals Terminal will look when it opens in 2020 have been unveiled. The artist’s impressions include aerial views of the terminal entrance and plaza style forecourt as well as pictures inside of the spacious immigration and baggage reclaim areas. The updated CGIs are the latest concepts by architects Pascall+Watson who were selected as designers of the £130m Terminal in March 2018. "The Arrivals Terminal is the centrepiece project of our £600 million transformation...
Jet2 BHX-IBZ-BHX and Jet2 Holidays
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07/08/18 Birmingham Airport check in and security. We arrived at the airport earlier than usual (I'll explain why later) and were very pleased to see check in for our flight already available and after being greeted by a very cheery young man we joined the back of a lengthy queue. Any fears of a long wait soon vanished as things were moving very steadily and in no time at all we reached the front and were greeted with a big smile from a very pleasant young lady. After completing the check in procedure I was asked a question that I have never been asked in the past, "have you used...
Ryanair: Bristol-Dublin-Bristol
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BRS-DUB My wife and I recently used Ryanair for the first time. We’ve flown with the rival easyJet on numerous occasions but my wife was always dubious about Ryanair because of its past poor customer relations reputation. We needed to get to Dublin for an escorted rail and coach tour of the northern part of the Republic and Northern Ireland. In the past we’ve used Air Lingus Regional between Bristol and Dublin but this time we decided to give Ryanair a try. We purchased their Priority Plus package which at just under £137 in total for us both was not much more than half the Air Lingus...
Wildlife at airports
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As I'm interested in wildlife as well as aviation, I'm often looking out of aircraft windows when taxing to see what creatures might be about. Recently when I was watching aircraft at LPL doing the Kiev flights, I was aware how many birds were around me in the grass around the taxiway and shrubland surrounding. I saw Kestrels Blackcaps, Swallows and Whitethroat , but most exciting was quite a number Grey Partridge, a once common farmland bird which is now on the countries "red list" being in severe decline. They seem to have a little safe haven around Liverpool Airport, which was great to...

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What are you listening to now? MKII
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I think we can kick this one off with a bit of Ebeneeer Goode. Lavellyyy :)
City of Leeds Nostalgia - Thread
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I was trolling through some old Photobucket pictures and found these which gave me an idea for a new thread. The nostalgia threads in the airport forums work well so I thought maybe it's worth a go here too. This is known as Granary Wharfe and it was taken at Leeds City Station back in about 2007 just after the worldwide recession kicked in. GranWharfe1 by Aviador posted Nov 9, 2017 at 11:26 AM This is Broadcasting Place in the heart of the Leeds student district. The building was finished with iron clad Broadcasting Place - Leeds by Aviador posted Nov 9, 2017 at 11:26 AM Leeds' tallest...
Frequent Flyer Favourite Aircraft Types
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What is your favourite aircraft type and why? Is it aesthetics/sound/size/comfort etc.? Please choose up to three aircraft type in the poll and then explain why? If the one you want isn't in the poll, just say in the comments section. Hopefully we can get some good discussion. I will be doing mine later on.
Which is the smallest airport you have flown from?
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What is the smallest airport you have flown from? For me it was the Bristol and Gloucestershire Gliding Club at Nympsfield in the Cotswolds above the Severn Vale near Stroud in Gloucestershire. My first and so far only glider trip was in a Schleicher KA-13 which was towed into the air and the pilot, who was brave enough to let me 'have a go' for few minutes, kept us circling, riding the thermals for nearly an hour. More recently I was taken up in a Tiger Moth from what is perhaps pretentiously called Torquay Airport in Victoria, Australia. It's a grass strip but the company running it...
(SXM) St Maarten Terminal Building Reconstruction Project
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... SXM Terminal Building Reconstruction Project on Schedule Mold Remediation and Surface Removal Decontamination process in the temporary Arrival and Baggage Claim area Simpson Bay, St. Maarten (Wednesday September 5, 2018) – The Mold Remediation and Surface Removal Decontamination process is underway at the terminal building of the Princess Juliana International Airport - SXM. The scope of the work will also include the installation of HEPA air filtration units and portable humidifiers to dry any remaining wet building materials. The Texas-based company, BMS CAT International, was...

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The Weather Thread Discussions about weather...

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