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19 minutes ago, germann said:

Yes, because the website is an absolute fucking turd. 

And it should say ‘Show fewer flights’ on the flights option tab, not fucking ‘Show less flights’. 

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3 hours ago, Numbnuts said:

They have the skill set and understand the process .  

Completion Date: 2156 (allowing for Bank Holidays and no Weekend working)

Cost Estimate: £3T (£4T for overtime to work Bank Holidays, Weekends working and revolutionising the DOI Incentive scheme - 6 blokes stood watching a mate work instead of the usual 5 with 2 guarding the cab on 'sarnie watch')

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6 minutes ago, Utah 01 said:

Completion Date: 2156 (allowing for Bank Holidays and no Weekend working)

Cost Estimate: £3T (£4T for overtime to work Bank Holidays, Weekends working and revolutionising the DOI Incentive scheme - 6 blokes stood watching a mate work instead of the usual 5 with 2 guarding the cab on 'sarnie watch')

Have you included time for smashing seagulls with diggers?

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11 hours ago, Roger Mexico said:

To be fair to Reynolds the acres of unused car parks weren't her daft idea, they came from her predecessor who was also responsible for the massive roundabouts that were needed to control the zillions of cars that would come to the Airport and then need parking.  The idea was that the Manx would be so impressed that they would stop getting friends and relatives to drop them off for their flights and instead be happy to pay long term parking charges when they went on holiday.  Because that's how it works in the UK so it must be the same here.

Didn't work.  Funny that.

Does she even still exist?

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12 hours ago, Joe said:

Three years ago there was talk of an M & S food outlet in the disued car park on the left as you drive in adjacent to the Freeport.  Maybe it is going to happen?  Would be handy to pick up food when you get home.

They will need something when the new Dandara estate is up and running. Hope is's an Aldi.

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I think the airport car parks are a 'key economic indicator'. We used to travel a lot - police stuff, leisure, visiting and the whole Beckii thing. The car parks were always busy. Even before Covid there was a marked decline in use, and then folk were further disenfranchised by the stasi like enforcement of the drop off lane after people refused to pay the pound for picking up visitors.

The swathes of.empty land there isn't a good look. I hope things pick up but can't see it any time soon. Any views?

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25 minutes ago, Danoo said:

Does she even still exist?

Going end of October - http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=62086&headline=I'm leaving my job as airport director&searchyear=2021

I haven’t seen any advert for her replacement yet, surprisingly as senior officials are usually replaced like for like. Perhaps the DOI have decided to save the £ on paying a Director as well as a Deputy. 

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It looks like an empty council housing estate from the 70's. 

Bereft nowadays of any sign of significant life, looks vastly underused and just seems to portray a dull, basic, unexciting entrance to the island that for travellers must give the worst first impression they can get.

Looks grotty.

 

 

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Just now, Apple said:

It looks like an empty council housing estate from the 70's. 

Bereft nowadays of any sign of significant life, looks vastly underused and just seems to portray a dull, basic, unexciting entrance to the island that for travellers must give the worst first impression they can get.

Looks grotty.

 

 

But that's the DOI way.... design & build something grandiose (car park-wise) and then let someone else worry about the maintenance and upkeep/cleaning etc. Weeds growing in the kerbsides, out of the bushes etc. It looks abandoned because it's been abandoned.

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Just now, Andy Onchan said:

But that's the DOI way.... design & build something grandiose (car park-wise) and then let someone else worry about the maintenance and upkeep/cleaning etc. Weeds growing in the kerbsides, out of the bushes etc. It looks abandoned because it's been abandoned.

The whole island is overgrown with weeds you'd think there was a global shortage of Roundup!

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All part of the great DOI plan. 

Build on the current car park, then if/when things recover there will be a shortage of car parking so the only answer will be to build a super duper 6 storey car park to replace the ones lost. Then we can have a skyway into the upper floor of the terminal. 

 

Should all be possible for about £48m

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Don't forget how much security has changed since that was built. CAA and others dictate those rules. No compliance = no flights. Classic Red Queen situation ~ you have to run just to stay where you are. Stop and you die. Or in this case slowly wither away.  



 

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15 minutes ago, AlanShimmin said:

All part of the great DOI plan. 

Build on the current car park, then if/when things recover there will be a shortage of car parking so the only answer will be to build a super duper 6 storey car park to replace the ones lost. Then we can have a skyway into the upper floor of the terminal. 

 

Should all be possible for about £48m

You do not expect the DOI to build a car park for £48m? the DOI do not do budget builds, only the best for us. It would have to be a least £100m to meet our standards of spending.

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