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I have been looking at LBA - LYS for the last few days, didn't involve the 10.00 flight. The early morning and tea time flights were EMB190.
 

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I wonder if they have noticed that Jet2 have again scheduled Boeing 737-800 to operate the LS205/206 Leeds - Amsterdam rotation on Fridays and Sundays from November?
I doubt they would be bothered about Jet2. KLMs consideration will be connecting traffic and no doubt will want to be picking up the slack of the lost Flybe routes in Yorkshire as a whole.
 

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It is an odd one isn't it? The route is operated by KLM Cityhopper with their Embraers. The 737s are KLM Mainline - technically a different airline. I know (and have reported on here) that LBA management have been trying to get either more Embraer flights or a switch to the 737, but the fact that would mean KLM Mainline coming on board has always been a problem. If this turns out to be correct then it suggests that the route is to be split between Cityhopper and Mainline? Lets hope it will herald a gradual change over to all flights being operated on the 737 eventually.
 

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KLM my most regular airline at LBA since BA flights rarely connect for Europe since the frequency reduction.

I note time and again that KLM LBA flights are almost always quite a bit more expensive than MAN (sometimes prohibitively so). Presumably driven by lack of supply vs demand... So hopefully this will reduce cost also... Perhaps winning some demand back from Manc.
 

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I guess this is partly instead of the 4th rotation we had at one point? Still good to see.
Guess this one won't be a bus to the terminal in AMS.. (just a long walk instead).
 

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I guess this is partly instead of the 4th rotation we had at one point? Still good to see.
Guess this one won't be a bus to the terminal in AMS.. (just a long walk instead).
yes that’s another bonus with the 737, no more Fokker farm. Should use a gate on the D pier.
 

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I don't mind the coach journey around the apron whether after landing or before take off.
The boring bit at AMS in the long taxi to or from the northern runway - and that is the same for EMB or B737.
 

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I don't mind the coach journey around the apron whether after landing or before take off.
The boring bit at AMS in the long taxi to or from the northern runway - and that is the same for EMB or B737.
The good thing about the runway is usually what you lose on one side you gain on the other. Typically if landing on 18R with the long taxi in, you take off on 24 which is right next to the D pier - similarly take offs on 36L mean you probably landed on 06 which gets you right in to the D pier.

I think the bus journey is never great anywhere tbh. If you travel regularly you soon develop a great dislike of them :)
 

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Is Amsterdam big? Never been. have been through Abu Dhabi though where we were bussed to the terminal that journey was nearly as long as the flight
 

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Is Amsterdam big? Never been. have been through Abu Dhabi though where we were bussed to the terminal that journey was nearly as long as the flight
Very big. The terminal itself is huge and walking distances significant, and the whole site is large too with the notorious Polderbaan runway being a good 15-20 minute taxi from the terminal.
 

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Is Amsterdam big? Never been. have been through Abu Dhabi though where we were bussed to the terminal that journey was nearly as long as the flight
I am not happy to read that. I transit AUH at the beginning of Feb 2020.
 

Hendi

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I am not happy to read that. I transit AUH at the beginning of Feb 2020.
Yeah, I suppose it depends what gate you arrive at, I just know our bus journey was long! Not as long as our walk to the next gate for our connecting flight to aus though, that was something else no idea what ams is like in comparison but Abu Dhabi seemed huge.
 
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