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Old Feb 2, 19, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by chris63 View Post
No wonder that sign is long gone, given the state of the toilets opposite the ‘Aspire lounge ‘ in T1
MAN may have disowned those toilets since they do not appear on the detailed terminal map. Previously the best terminal map of MAN I could find only listed shops but this one actually includes gates, lounges, etc. There seem to be accessible toilets near the 1903 lounge in T1 but no sign of the toilets opposite the Aspire Lounge.

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The “moving walkways’’ between gates 20 & 28 haven’t moved anything for ages but they’re so old probably no longer able to get the parts....
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They could at least flood the areas where the now defunct moving walkways are and grow something there.
The non-moving walkways or the areas taken up by them are needed by passengers going to 28-32 gates. Waiting areas are so cramped passengers going to 28-32 will have to fight their way through passengers waiting to board from gates 23-27 who would otherwise take up all the space available.
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Old Feb 3, 19, 11:07 am
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I had an interest nearby that kept me visiting when I was a lot younger It seemed then to be known as Elgin Air Force Base, though i remember being told that had never been its official name - even though it is a pretty accurate description of where it is...
Northwest used to have it as Eglin AFB in their system. If you haven’t been there in the 21st century the new terminal is pleasant for a small airport and does include public toilets airside unlike the old one. They still do usually use the north-south runway for most landings, which is in the vicinity of Alabama and gives the passengers a Polderbaan- like experience in getting to the gate
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Originally Posted by NewbieRunner View Post
WTAF?

I can only assume that the "travel agents" who voted it into top place are the kind that never actually use airports.
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Old Feb 3, 19, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by NewbieRunner View Post
Says a lot about UK airports.
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Old Feb 3, 19, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by worldclubber View Post
Says a lot about UK airports.
Says a lot about the Globe Travel Awards.


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Says a lot about the Globe Travel Awards.
Former Skytrax employees?
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Former Skytrax employees?
And dismissed for misrepresentation perhaps
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No way
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Over at MUCforum.de some members take the pain to evaluate the destatis numbers and pair it with the capacities:

Originally Posted by MUCfreak, post: 301928, member: 2869
Die Zahlen für November (Prozentangaben können manchmal geringfügig von destatis abweichen, die Anzahl der Sitzplätze musste ich schätzen)







EW: A332: 310

LH: A333: 255

A346: 289

A359: 293

A388: 509

UA: B763: 214

B764: 242

B772: 267

B789: 252

DL: B763: 215

B764: 246

AA: A332: 247

AC: B789: 289

B773: 425

CA: B773: 311

A332: 260

NH: B789: 230

SQ: A359: 253

SA: A332: 222

A333: 249

A346: 317

TG: B773: 348

SV: A320: 131

WY: A332: 226

A333: 230

EK: B773: 357

A388: 506

EY: B789: 267

B773: 354

QR: B773: 356

KU: A320: 130

A332: 212

AV: B788: 250

DE: B753: 275

B763: 250




Afrika gesamt: 45300 (43312) (+4,6%)




Mauritius: 1072 (825) (+29,9%) 69,2% (EW: 5xA332)




Cape Town: 5896 (5731) (+2,9%) 92,7% (LH: 22xA346)

Johannesburg: 5307 (6759) -21,5%) 79,4% (SA: 29xA332, 1xA333)




Amerika gesamt: 140760 (118323) (+19%) 80,1%




Barbados: 810 (769) (+5,3%) 100% (DE: 2xB763; EW: 1xA332)




La Romana: 1607 (1945) (-17,4%) 99,8% (DE: 4xB763; EW: 2xA332)

Punta Cana: 4018 (2959) (+35,8%) 89,7% (DE: 8xB763; EW: 8xA332)




Montego Bay: 2583 (1691) (+52,7%) 83,4% (EW: 10xA332)




Kanada gesamt: 12176 (11273) (+8%) 73,2%

- Montreal: 4537 (4312) (+5,2%) 80,4% (LH: 21xA333, 1xA346)

- Toronto: 7639 (6961) (+9,7%) 66,6% (AC: 27xB773)




Bogota: 2226 89% (AV: 10xB788)




Havana: 2045 (1115) (+83,4%) 91,3% (DE: 4xB763; EW: 4xA332)

Varadero: 947 (1012) (-6,4%) 76,4% (EW: 4xA332)




Cancun: 3017 (1970) (+53,1%) 93,1% (DE: 8xB763; EW: 4xA332)

Mexico-City: 5790 (5165) (+12,1%) 90,1% (LH: 5xA346, 17xA359)




USA gesamt: 105552 (88157) (+19,7%) 79,2%

- Boston: 7045 (6625) (+6,3%) 82,9% (LH: 29xA359)

- Newark: 12209 (12216) (-0%) 79% (UA: 30xB764; LH 2xA346, 26xA359)

- Washington: 9713 (9639) (+0,8%) 78,2% (UA: 30xB772; LH: 2xA346, 15xA333

- New York: 6359 (6822) (-6,8%) 75,8% (LH: 29xA346)

- Philadelphia: 4021 (3990) (+0,8%) 65,1% (AA: 25xA332)




- Atlanta: 5233 (5590) (-6,4%) 86,9% (DL: 28xB763)

- Charlotte: 5215 (5371) (-2,9%) 72,7% (LH: 1xA346, 27xA333)

- Miami: 12394 (3853) (+321,7%) 84% (LH: 29xA388)




- Chicago: 13666 (13689) (-0,2%) 82,8% (UA: 30xB772; LH: 29xA359




- Houston: 4484 72,3% (UA: 29xB763)




- Denver: 6442 (5456) (+18,1%) 81,5% (LH: 20xA359, 8xA333)

- Los Angeles: 6792 (7324) (-7,3%) 87% (LH: 27xA346)

- San Francisco: 11804 (7581) (+55,7%) 80% (LH: 29xA388)




Asien gesamt: 160581 (145082) (+10,7%) 72,5%




China gesamt: 29307 (23110) (+26,8%) 76,1%

Hong Kong: 8391 (5241) (+60,1%) 78,5% (LH: 21xA388)

Peking: 11080 (8834) (+25,4%) 70,2% (CA: 30xB773; LH: 22xA359)

Shangai: 9836 (9035) (+8,9%) 81,6% (CA: 13xA332; LH: 30xA346)




Mumbai: 6786 (7549) (-10,1%) 85,5% (LH: 1xA346, 29xA333)

Dehli: 7870 (8018) (-1,8%) 89,6% (LH: 1xA346, 29xA359)




Tokio: 13117 (12702) (+3,3%) 83,6% (NH: 30xB789; LH: 30xA359)




Doha: 13097 (9932) (+31,9%) 61,3% (QR: 60xB773)




Kuwait: 853 54,7% (KU: 12xA320)




Maskat: 5780 (6110) (-5,4%) 84,1% (WY: 6xA332, 24xA333)




Saudi-Arabien: 1463 (1240) (+18%) 55,8% (SV: 20xA320)




Singapur: 10929 (5628) (+94,2%) 79,5% (SQ: 30xA359; LH: 1xA346, 20xA359)




Seoul: 5383 (5027) (+7,1%) 83,5% (LH: 22xA359)




Bangkok: 9583 (9901) (-3,2%) 95% (TG: 29xB773)




Abu Dhabi: 12941 (14023) (-7,7%) 60,9% (EY: 60xB773)

Dubai World: 995 (965) (+3,1%) 90,4% (DE: 4xB753)

Dubai: 25639 (25941) (-1,2%) 62,4% (EK: 60xA388, 30xB773)
The QR, EK and AA numbers look rather dire...
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No way
Simply impossible
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Old Feb 4, 19, 12:36 pm
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Probably the worst airport I've been in 2018, although I must admit I've been to DAC so many times I get used to it.
That lounge in MAN btw, dear god - absolutely dreadful
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Old Feb 4, 19, 7:47 pm
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Probably the worst airport I've been in 2018, although I must admit I've been to DAC so many times I get used to it.
That lounge in MAN btw, dear god - absolutely dreadful
Says it all

I hope the powers at MAN are reading this....

The Aspire lounge, totally inappropriate name, usually filthy, overcrowded with Easyjet & Jet2 pax who are determined to get their money’s worth
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Old Feb 5, 19, 4:09 am
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Good demolition job, Newbie Runner.

I think most of the surveys and polls put out these days are just thinly disguised marketing dreck or payments for services rendered. Of course, we could never accuse SkyTrax of indulging in such nefarious practices!
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Old Feb 5, 19, 4:11 am
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Originally Posted by chris63 View Post


Says it all

I hope the powers at MAN are reading this....

The Aspire lounge, totally inappropriate name, usually filthy, overcrowded with Easyjet & Jet2 pax who are determined to get their money’s worth
Yes, I honestly can't think of anything that is further removed from the true meaning of "aspire" than the Aspire lounge at MAN. There should be a sign above the entrance: "Abandon hope all ye who enter here."
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