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Upgraded myself to the world of owning a DSLR camera. Hopefully giving another boost in the quality of shots I take
Aviador wrote on AirBingley's profile.
Nice to be able to see a face to your posts. More people should do it, it might seem like a more human place!

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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...
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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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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...
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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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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...
London City Airport announces restructuring plans as COVID continues to impact aviation sector
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London City Airport announces restructuring plans as COVID continues to impact aviation sector London City Airport today announced crucial restructuring plans to safeguard the airport in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. The airport has officially opened consultation with staff to explore ways of reducing costs, including voluntary redundancy. The proposals could result in up to 239 roles being lost across the organisation. London City Airport suspended commercial flights at the height of the pandem ic on March 25th because of the sharp contraction in international travel. Flights...

Kanoni Cafe, A planespotters paradise!

"For the most relaxing plane spotting head to the Kanoni Cafe in Kanoni which is the end of the line for the Blue Bus number 2A (I think) from Corfu Town. It is great for watching the approach over the sea and the landing on the single airport runway. I think they have moved the town buses since we were there so not certain where they run from from now (was San Rocco Sq I think) but the fare is only about 1/2€ and is even cheaper if you buy a strip of tickets from a Periptero (kiosk) rather than from the driver. (All info from about 6 years ago) Very atmospheric and cheap too. Went there every evening when we were last there".....

What does the future hold for CWL...?

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Epic Failures...?

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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."......

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