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2 minutes ago, NoTailT said:

Liverpool and Manchester.

I don't particularly agree with paying some of the easyjet fares I've had to pay recently, especially to Gatters. But to the NW - however expensive - it's guaranteed to be cheaper than Loganair.

In the past I always found Flybe gave easy a good level of competition in terms of the fares they charged.

Maybe just maybe the EasyJet pricing into the north west is because they have competition and into London they don’t . Manchester now has three flights a day Loganair ( twice a day ) and EasyJet once a day . Will be interesting to see what happens there and how pricing will look in the future if flights were to be reduced . 

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Leaving him in charge is what's got the airport in the mess it is. While the Director was distracted with other Ports stuff, he's run amok with his schemes, spending, hiring, firing. It will be interesting to see how he gets on with the interim Director - he won't take no messing.

Anyway, So now the Director job has been advertised, which forgotten reality TV nobody could join "Dr" Jez? How about Maureen from Driving School? Nasty Nick from Big Brother? Wagner from X-Factor?

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On 11/1/2021 at 10:57 AM, NoTailT said:

Liverpool and Manchester.

I don't particularly agree with paying some of the easyjet fares I've had to pay recently, especially to Gatters. But to the NW - however expensive - it's guaranteed to be cheaper than Loganair.

In the past I always found Flybe gave easy a good level of competition in terms of the fares they charged.

By the time you've booked a bag it often isn't, or not by much. For my last trip across Loganair were cheaper with a bag. This next time EasyJet are cheaper by a fiver.

Of course there's competition to the NW. EasyJet saw off the competition to London, and so the Gatters fares now are taking the absolute piss.

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7 hours ago, dreamon said:

Surely this could have been set up 'in house' using their own IT staff?

https://www.gov.im/about-the-government/departments/cabinet-office/government-technology-services-gts/

🤣 Good one. My ribs hurt now. By the time they had gone through their internal procurement, business case studies and decided which fonts to use, we'd all be teleporting and the Airport would be a trasnport museum. After all how long did it take them to get the covid case & vaccine dashboards working properly?

Besides, they'll probably too be too busy preparing for the roll out of Windows 11 or planning their Christmas party.

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On 11/1/2021 at 10:28 AM, IOM said:

Where did I say I insisted local jobs were a proviso for air routes ? What I said is it’s great to see an airline providing a local maintenance team . To my knowledge EasyJet have nobody on the island . I recognise there is a balance of airline operators and a role for EasyJet but I just think having boots on the ground is good to see . 

Sadly I don't think anyone has ever been bothered about local jobs and their importance to the economy, particularly whilst the island was swilling in VAT cash. Notwithstanding the Flybe collapse, I refer to years ago, when Flybe had 4 aircraft based here together with crew and maintenance. When the Brown administration got possessed with a "Low cost carrier" at any cost, Flybe appointed a CEO who said anywhere that didn't have 4 aircraft was not a "base", of course they then went on to say that if Easy came on the routes, they would withdraw at least one aircraft and the "base" jobs would be lost. This is of course what happened and loads of staff left the island either for good or to work away in other countries. Of course Flybe some years later collapsed in any case, but I do wonder what importance should have been attached to many staff living here and paying tax and NI etc. One thing it did guarantee was staff and aircraft here for the red eye ! It's a different world now and we need serious thought to move forward, it is well beyond time to employ an aviation professional instead of the jokes that have been in charge !

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