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59 minutes ago, Uhtred said:

Yes, 757s have operated from Reynoldsway. I’m extremely dubious of the viability of IOM-New York services however.

The LCY - NY route runs on a 50 seater 737. Light take off, stops in Shannon for refuel and clearing US borders. Walk straight through at JFK.

Can you see us having US clearing here? 

 

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6 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

Can you see us having US clearing here?

Er, no.

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On 7/7/2019 at 5:51 PM, Derek Flint said:

757 has a colossal performance envelope. Easy fit for here and about the biggwst you might operate.

 

Old jet now mind

A number of years ago I saw a 757 depart after bringing in the Island Games team. As it was positioning empty to a UK airport, it's take-off weight was minimal (no pax, no bags, hardly any fuel) and the crew obviously had a bit of fun trying to get airborne in the shortest time/distance possible. It took about 10 seconds, from brakes off. 

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On 7/7/2019 at 5:54 PM, Derek Flint said:

The LCY - NY route runs on a 50 seater 737. Light take off, stops in Shannon for refuel and clearing US borders. Walk straight through at JFK.

Can you see us having US clearing here? 

 

It’s an A319 and also all business class configuration. Can you see the IOM providing 50 premium passengers every day Mon-Fri?

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On 7/7/2019 at 8:51 PM, Derek Flint said:

757 has a colossal performance envelope. Easy fit for here and about the biggwst you might operate.

Really?

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43 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

Really?

Yep - it was hugely over-powered with a very strong airframe. 

 

Quite a piece of kit in its day.

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The suggestion of a direct IOM-New York route is crazy. We wouldn't fill one flight a week; indeed one a month probably - it'd never pay unless the fares were astronomical...and no-one would bother if they were. The whole thing is bollocks.

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12 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

Yep - it was hugely over-powered with a very strong airframe. 

 

Quite a piece of kit in its day.

As Nellie has pointed out, it would have to be empty and running on vapour to takeoff from Ronaldsway. And that was in the days before RESA!

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9 minutes ago, Uhtred said:

The suggestion of a direct IOM-New York route is crazy. We wouldn't fill one flight a week; indeed one a month probably - it'd never pay unless the fares were astronomical...and no-one would bother if they were. The whole thing is bollocks.

Not in the vision of our politicians.

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2 hours ago, Andy Onchan said:

As Nellie has pointed out, it would have to be empty and running on vapour to takeoff from Ronaldsway. And that was in the days before RESA!

It was actually 10 years ago! 

There have been quite a few other 757's over the years, and some did direct flights to the Med. So they can operate, in and out, quite comfortably over their usual range although there may well have been payload, or performance restrictions. They are a dying breed now though, and the very occasional A321 is the largest we are likely to see, in future

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An approximate £3.7m trading loss at the airport, how don’t they have an actual P&L for the airport? This is incompetence at the highest level and what does the CEO do? Another who should be sacked on the spot. 

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2 minutes ago, Gizo said:

An approximate £3.7m trading loss at the airport, how don’t they have an actual P&L for the airport? This is incompetence at the highest level and what does the CEO do? Another who should be sacked on the spot. 

I laugh at how we supposedly have the top people running the airport at great salary, but need further reports and directives to actually run the place ? WTF are we paying large CS salaries for !

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If only Isle of Man Government employed people who knew what they were doing rather than people who just tell them they know what they are doing.

 

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You really have to wonder what else has to happen before someone is fired at that place. Millions spent and nothing but mediocrity and screw up after screw up. If this was the private sector like, I don't know, a small airport in Germany a few years ago maybe (funny how google says " Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe." if you search for it these days) someone would have been shown the door already, but for some reason on this little isle you can get away with that sort of performance. Sad, really. Millions spent and the place doesn't operate right and looks like the waiting room of Royston Vasey's bus station. Doesn't even have charging ports for laptops and phones or anything that would make it look less dreary and worn out. Hopefully this time there will be consequences but I'm not holding my breath. If past performance is any indication, this latest episode will only lead to another promotion. Ultimately this is all political failure of course.

 

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