Aer Lingus re-scheduling Bournemouth-Dublin connection - putting New York in easy reach

Bournemouth Echo: Fly Bournemouth - to New York? You can now! Fly Bournemouth - to New York? You can now!

TOURISM chiefs are hoping to attract more visitors from the USA to Dorset as flights from Bournemouth become a reality.

In a move welcomed by bosses, the Daily Echo can reveal that Aer Lingus will re-schedule its flight from the airport to Dublin from 4.05pm to 12.10pm from July.

Crucially, that means it will land in the Irish capital in time to meet onward flights to the United States, waiting only two hours for a connection.

Flights will also increase from four days a week to six.

Passengers will be able to check-in directly through to their final destination – New York, Boston or Chicago – and will also be able to clear US Customs in Ireland. Fliers leaving Bournemouth at lunchtime would be in New York for dinner.

But what tourism and business bosses hope is that it will bring more people in the other direction.

Mark Smith, director of Bournemouth Tourism, said: “The proposed new timetable from Bournemouth to Dublin will open up a wealth of opportunities for both in-bound tourism and also for Bournemouth residents.

“Being able to clear customs in Dublin rather than at US airports makes flying from Bournemouth enormously appealing.

“The new timetable heralds not only a new era for Bournemouth Airport but provides unprecedented new business opportunities.”

Bruce Grant-Braham, a board member of the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership and the Poole Tourism Partnership chairman added: “This is fantastic news for the airport and for Dorset.

“It gives Dorset the opportunity to sell itself in the US market and we know from tourist research the US loves the idea of Dorset’s coastline and history.

“We need to crank the pressure up on ourselves to make sure there is potential to bring Americans to us – and wouldn’t that be fantastic?”

Aer Lingus has not officially announced the move, but following enquiries from the Echo, yesterday confirmed its plans.

A spokesman said: “Aer Lingus Regional is delighted to be able to transport Bournemouth passengers to the USA via Dublin from July.

“Bournemouth-based passengers will avail of access to the pre-clearance facility at Dublin Airport, clearing both passport control and customs and excise prior to their Dublin-US flight. Ireland is the only country outside North America to offer this.”

A Bournemouth Airport spokesperson added: “We look forward to seeing this develop with improvements to the frequency and connection times, which will put America within reach for leisure and business travellers from Bournemouth and the wider region.”

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8:43am Fri 25 Jan 13

aerolover says...

It's a pity that you have to fly to Ireland to get to the USA. We need more direct flights to more areas not stop off's. Our airport is being RUN DOWN not RUN.
High landing fees, drop off charges, no public transport other than expensive taxis, poor destination, poor carriers. Nothing to write home about this airport.
It's a pity that you have to fly to Ireland to get to the USA. We need more direct flights to more areas not stop off's. Our airport is being RUN DOWN not RUN. High landing fees, drop off charges, no public transport other than expensive taxis, poor destination, poor carriers. Nothing to write home about this airport. aerolover
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8:52am Fri 25 Jan 13

Ash_69 says...

Sounds good. Very similar to flying from London City, where they also stop in Ireland to fuel up and also clear customs. This last bit alone saves a lot fo time.

Just need to see the prices now.
Sounds good. Very similar to flying from London City, where they also stop in Ireland to fuel up and also clear customs. This last bit alone saves a lot fo time. Just need to see the prices now. Ash_69
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8:59am Fri 25 Jan 13

P Barker says...

Wow the airport really are desperate !.
Wow the airport really are desperate !. P Barker
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9:07am Fri 25 Jan 13

MJD says...

aerolover wrote:
It's a pity that you have to fly to Ireland to get to the USA. We need more direct flights to more areas not stop off's. Our airport is being RUN DOWN not RUN.
High landing fees, drop off charges, no public transport other than expensive taxis, poor destination, poor carriers. Nothing to write home about this airport.
I totally agree. Bet it will be pricey too.
[quote][p][bold]aerolover[/bold] wrote: It's a pity that you have to fly to Ireland to get to the USA. We need more direct flights to more areas not stop off's. Our airport is being RUN DOWN not RUN. High landing fees, drop off charges, no public transport other than expensive taxis, poor destination, poor carriers. Nothing to write home about this airport.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Bet it will be pricey too. MJD
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9:11am Fri 25 Jan 13

Reader Echo says...

Hurn Airport is a truly unique airport.

It is one of the few airports in the world that actually charge to drop people off, unbelievable.

At least with NY JFK airport you will not be charged to be dropped off on the way home, and you can have a free train ride in with the ‘Kiss & Fly’ facility.

Grubby little Hurn, poor facilities, bad transport links, oh yes, and the drop off charge.
Hurn Airport is a truly unique airport. It is one of the few airports in the world that actually charge to drop people off, unbelievable. At least with NY JFK airport you will not be charged to be dropped off on the way home, and you can have a free train ride in with the ‘Kiss & Fly’ facility. Grubby little Hurn, poor facilities, bad transport links, oh yes, and the drop off charge. Reader Echo
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9:15am Fri 25 Jan 13

rusty james says...

From the city that never sleeps to the town that couldn't wake up.
From the city that never sleeps to the town that couldn't wake up. rusty james
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9:22am Fri 25 Jan 13

Chiqqy says...

I thought for a moment they were going to start flying full size jumbos at Bournemouth when I saw the headline on the index page.

http://youtu.be/_ANv
uEuCJT0
I thought for a moment they were going to start flying full size jumbos at Bournemouth when I saw the headline on the index page. http://youtu.be/_ANv uEuCJT0 Chiqqy
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9:25am Fri 25 Jan 13

Brock_and_Roll says...

Cant really see the point - surely it would be cheaper and at least convenient to simply get the coach to Heathrow?
Cant really see the point - surely it would be cheaper and at least convenient to simply get the coach to Heathrow? Brock_and_Roll
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9:30am Fri 25 Jan 13

Phixer says...

aerolover wrote:
It's a pity that you have to fly to Ireland to get to the USA. We need more direct flights to more areas not stop off's. Our airport is being RUN DOWN not RUN.
High landing fees, drop off charges, no public transport other than expensive taxis, poor destination, poor carriers. Nothing to write home about this airport.
Whether you like it or not, Bournemouth doesn't have the catchment area for more than a handful of direct flights. It never has, and never will compete with Southampton.

If you opened your eyes you would see that this actually offers up a number of options for visiting the states and beyond, just as easily as travelling to Heathrow or Gatwick.
[quote][p][bold]aerolover[/bold] wrote: It's a pity that you have to fly to Ireland to get to the USA. We need more direct flights to more areas not stop off's. Our airport is being RUN DOWN not RUN. High landing fees, drop off charges, no public transport other than expensive taxis, poor destination, poor carriers. Nothing to write home about this airport.[/p][/quote]Whether you like it or not, Bournemouth doesn't have the catchment area for more than a handful of direct flights. It never has, and never will compete with Southampton. If you opened your eyes you would see that this actually offers up a number of options for visiting the states and beyond, just as easily as travelling to Heathrow or Gatwick. Phixer
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9:35am Fri 25 Jan 13

Sovietobserver says...

Perhaps if Bournemouth Airport is so desparate to increase its passenger throughput, it could persuade the Government to arrange all the deportation flights leaving this country to use Bournemouth as the main hub. There's 600,000+ in numbers for a boost, thanks to our illegal visitors.
Perhaps if Bournemouth Airport is so desparate to increase its passenger throughput, it could persuade the Government to arrange all the deportation flights leaving this country to use Bournemouth as the main hub. There's 600,000+ in numbers for a boost, thanks to our illegal visitors. Sovietobserver
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9:39am Fri 25 Jan 13

speedy231278 says...

This article is misleading. Saying you can fly from Bournemouth to New York implies that it would be a direct flight. This one is via another airport, so by that token you can fly from Bournemouth to anywhere!
This article is misleading. Saying you can fly from Bournemouth to New York implies that it would be a direct flight. This one is via another airport, so by that token you can fly from Bournemouth to anywhere! speedy231278
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10:06am Fri 25 Jan 13

woby_tide says...

speedy231278 wrote:
This article is misleading. Saying you can fly from Bournemouth to New York implies that it would be a direct flight. This one is via another airport, so by that token you can fly from Bournemouth to anywhere!
That's being a bit pedantic. The fact is you can book a flight using a single airline website from Bournemouth to NY, something you couldn't do previously.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: This article is misleading. Saying you can fly from Bournemouth to New York implies that it would be a direct flight. This one is via another airport, so by that token you can fly from Bournemouth to anywhere![/p][/quote]That's being a bit pedantic. The fact is you can book a flight using a single airline website from Bournemouth to NY, something you couldn't do previously. woby_tide
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10:36am Fri 25 Jan 13

speedy231278 says...

Why? SWT will sell you a ticket to Yarmouth IoW, but it doesn't mean you can get the train the whole way!
Why? SWT will sell you a ticket to Yarmouth IoW, but it doesn't mean you can get the train the whole way! speedy231278
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10:37am Fri 25 Jan 13

AndyAFCB says...

This will make life easier if you can clear US Customs, before you arrive over there. I fly to Chicago a fair bit and it adds at least an 1-1.30 hours on to the journey being processed.
This will make life easier if you can clear US Customs, before you arrive over there. I fly to Chicago a fair bit and it adds at least an 1-1.30 hours on to the journey being processed. AndyAFCB
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10:40am Fri 25 Jan 13

Flembo says...

Sounds good..via Heathrow you usually still have to stop in Dublin anyway so now you can go direct and also to all other destinations Aer Lingus service.

Sort out the shuttle bus service - there is no service direct to Airport-Poole town centre why is this???

I spent £50 on taxi's last trip.. Rippp offf..!
Sounds good..via Heathrow you usually still have to stop in Dublin anyway so now you can go direct and also to all other destinations Aer Lingus service. Sort out the shuttle bus service - there is no service direct to Airport-Poole town centre why is this??? I spent £50 on taxi's last trip.. Rippp offf..! Flembo
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10:42am Fri 25 Jan 13

Arthur Maureen says...

Crappy misleading headline
Crappy misleading headline Arthur Maureen
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10:44am Fri 25 Jan 13

Andy_Moordown says...

The article is not misleading, the ticket is booked as Bournemouth to New York via Dublin, it does not say that it is a direct flight... When you drive to work and you stop at a roundabout does that count as more than one journey?

Personally I look forward to using the service if the prices are competitive.
The article is not misleading, the ticket is booked as Bournemouth to New York via Dublin, it does not say that it is a direct flight... When you drive to work and you stop at a roundabout does that count as more than one journey? Personally I look forward to using the service if the prices are competitive. Andy_Moordown
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10:49am Fri 25 Jan 13

twynham says...

Ash_69 wrote:
Sounds good. Very similar to flying from London City, where they also stop in Ireland to fuel up and also clear customs. This last bit alone saves a lot fo time.

Just need to see the prices now.
£700 return NY. £1,100 return Boston.
[quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: Sounds good. Very similar to flying from London City, where they also stop in Ireland to fuel up and also clear customs. This last bit alone saves a lot fo time. Just need to see the prices now.[/p][/quote]£700 return NY. £1,100 return Boston. twynham
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10:50am Fri 25 Jan 13

Andy_Moordown says...

Reader Echo wrote:
Hurn Airport is a truly unique airport.

It is one of the few airports in the world that actually charge to drop people off, unbelievable.

At least with NY JFK airport you will not be charged to be dropped off on the way home, and you can have a free train ride in with the ‘Kiss & Fly’ facility.

Grubby little Hurn, poor facilities, bad transport links, oh yes, and the drop off charge.
There are many airports in the UK & throughout the world which charge a drop off fee... If you don't like the drop off charge park your car there during your trip and stop being such a cheapskate!
[quote][p][bold]Reader Echo[/bold] wrote: Hurn Airport is a truly unique airport. It is one of the few airports in the world that actually charge to drop people off, unbelievable. At least with NY JFK airport you will not be charged to be dropped off on the way home, and you can have a free train ride in with the ‘Kiss & Fly’ facility. Grubby little Hurn, poor facilities, bad transport links, oh yes, and the drop off charge.[/p][/quote]There are many airports in the UK & throughout the world which charge a drop off fee... If you don't like the drop off charge park your car there during your trip and stop being such a cheapskate! Andy_Moordown
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11:42am Fri 25 Jan 13

Molecatcher says...

Now all that's needed is for some proper gearing up for the American tourists and marketing to get them here. Dorset is a lovely place to visit (with the exception of Bournemouth these days, sadly). There is also the New Forest. It's potentially a great opportunity. However, the airport need to get a spokesperson who has a grip...

"We look forward to seeing this develop with improvements to the frequency and connection times, which will put America within reach for leisure and business travellers from Bournemouth and the wider region"

Wrong... and wrong... It's people coming in from the US that is needed, surely, more than people going out...
Now all that's needed is for some proper gearing up for the American tourists and marketing to get them here. Dorset is a lovely place to visit (with the exception of Bournemouth these days, sadly). There is also the New Forest. It's potentially a great opportunity. However, the airport need to get a spokesperson who has a grip... "We look forward to seeing this develop with improvements to the frequency and connection times, which will put America within reach for leisure and business travellers from Bournemouth and the wider region" Wrong... and wrong... It's people coming in from the US that is needed, surely, more than people going out... Molecatcher
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12:14pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Son of Bad Rabbit says...

Sorry Phixer,
just a small correction to what you said. Bournemouth does not and is not likely to compete with Southampton/Eastleig
h.
*
However, Bournemouth was, after the war the single most important Civilian airport in the country.
*
All civilian transatlantic flights went through Hurn until Heathrow took over in 1949 I think.
Sorry Phixer, just a small correction to what you said. Bournemouth does not and is not likely to compete with Southampton/Eastleig h. * However, Bournemouth was, after the war the single most important Civilian airport in the country. * All civilian transatlantic flights went through Hurn until Heathrow took over in 1949 I think. Son of Bad Rabbit
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12:25pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Sean de Lear says...

Brock_and_Roll wrote:
Cant really see the point - surely it would be cheaper and at least convenient to simply get the coach to Heathrow?
The major attraction here is that one will be able to avoid both the lenghty and time consuming queues at immigration and at Customs on arrival in the US by clearing both at Dublin ( thus saving up to one and a half hours ) and you meet much more pleasant officiers in Dublin than those one meets in the US ( unless they have changed in recent years). I often wonder why the pre-clearance of US immigration and customs in Ireland is not given greater publicity. Of course there is nothing to stop a person from booking a flight from any where in GB to Dublin and boarding a flight thence to the USA but from Bournemouth you can book with one airline and I presume book your baggage all the way to your final destination.
[quote][p][bold]Brock_and_Roll[/bold] wrote: Cant really see the point - surely it would be cheaper and at least convenient to simply get the coach to Heathrow?[/p][/quote]The major attraction here is that one will be able to avoid both the lenghty and time consuming queues at immigration and at Customs on arrival in the US by clearing both at Dublin ( thus saving up to one and a half hours ) and you meet much more pleasant officiers in Dublin than those one meets in the US ( unless they have changed in recent years). I often wonder why the pre-clearance of US immigration and customs in Ireland is not given greater publicity. Of course there is nothing to stop a person from booking a flight from any where in GB to Dublin and boarding a flight thence to the USA but from Bournemouth you can book with one airline and I presume book your baggage all the way to your final destination. Sean de Lear
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12:26pm Fri 25 Jan 13

BmthNewshound says...

Ash_69 wrote:
Sounds good. Very similar to flying from London City, where they also stop in Ireland to fuel up and also clear customs. This last bit alone saves a lot fo time.

Just need to see the prices now.
The British Airways service from London City to New York makes a stop to refuel the aircraft at Shannon (not Dublin) before starting the transatlantic crossing. While the aircraft is refuelled you go through United States Customs and Immigration.
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This does not apply to flights from Dublin to New York. Bournemouth passenger will have to disembark the Bournemouth to Dublin flight and then board a different aircraft to fly to New York. Just like if you fly from Southampton to Manchester to connect with another flight. It works in theory but as with any connecting flight if the Bournemouth to Dublin flight is delayed or cancelled you’re stuffed.
.
This is really just an advert for Aer Lingus, being dressed up as a news article. The whole story is being over hyped by the usual suspects. If Americans are coming to the UK to the UK to visit Dorset they will fly into London. You have to remember that the USA is a vast country and that an American will think nothing of travelling from Heathrow to Bournemouth. The article only mentions the convenience of connecting with flights TO the USA, what about connections with flights FROM the USA ?
[quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: Sounds good. Very similar to flying from London City, where they also stop in Ireland to fuel up and also clear customs. This last bit alone saves a lot fo time. Just need to see the prices now.[/p][/quote]The British Airways service from London City to New York makes a stop to refuel the aircraft at Shannon (not Dublin) before starting the transatlantic crossing. While the aircraft is refuelled you go through United States Customs and Immigration. . This does not apply to flights from Dublin to New York. Bournemouth passenger will have to disembark the Bournemouth to Dublin flight and then board a different aircraft to fly to New York. Just like if you fly from Southampton to Manchester to connect with another flight. It works in theory but as with any connecting flight if the Bournemouth to Dublin flight is delayed or cancelled you’re stuffed. . This is really just an advert for Aer Lingus, being dressed up as a news article. The whole story is being over hyped by the usual suspects. If Americans are coming to the UK to the UK to visit Dorset they will fly into London. You have to remember that the USA is a vast country and that an American will think nothing of travelling from Heathrow to Bournemouth. The article only mentions the convenience of connecting with flights TO the USA, what about connections with flights FROM the USA ? BmthNewshound
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12:29pm Fri 25 Jan 13

In Absentia says...

I wonder when Michael O'Leary will ask the airport to change it's name to London (Bournemouth) Airport?
I wonder when Michael O'Leary will ask the airport to change it's name to London (Bournemouth) Airport? In Absentia
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12:31pm Fri 25 Jan 13

ragj195 says...

Brock_and_Roll wrote:
Cant really see the point - surely it would be cheaper and at least convenient to simply get the coach to Heathrow?
2 hours on the coach but in reality you have to leave at least 5 hours before your flight departs just in case there is traffic etc. An hour and a half to clear US customs. Flying from Bournemouth even with a connection will make life much easier. Oh hang on, what about the drop off fee? Drop off fee? Anyone who doesn't use Bournemouth Airport solely because of this needs to consider the many other ways they get fleeced each day.
[quote][p][bold]Brock_and_Roll[/bold] wrote: Cant really see the point - surely it would be cheaper and at least convenient to simply get the coach to Heathrow?[/p][/quote]2 hours on the coach but in reality you have to leave at least 5 hours before your flight departs just in case there is traffic etc. An hour and a half to clear US customs. Flying from Bournemouth even with a connection will make life much easier. Oh hang on, what about the drop off fee? Drop off fee? Anyone who doesn't use Bournemouth Airport solely because of this needs to consider the many other ways they get fleeced each day. ragj195
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12:59pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Scoty2hotty says...

The headline is very much miss-leading, im sure you could technically fly anywhere in the world from Bournemouth?
The headline is very much miss-leading, im sure you could technically fly anywhere in the world from Bournemouth? Scoty2hotty
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1:12pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Dorset Logic says...

hell I can go anywhere I want once outside my front door. e.g. Poole to NY,

You can also go to New York from Brownsea.
hell I can go anywhere I want once outside my front door. e.g. Poole to NY, You can also go to New York from Brownsea. Dorset Logic
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1:17pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Andy_Moordown says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
Ash_69 wrote:
Sounds good. Very similar to flying from London City, where they also stop in Ireland to fuel up and also clear customs. This last bit alone saves a lot fo time.

Just need to see the prices now.
The British Airways service from London City to New York makes a stop to refuel the aircraft at Shannon (not Dublin) before starting the transatlantic crossing. While the aircraft is refuelled you go through United States Customs and Immigration.
.
This does not apply to flights from Dublin to New York. Bournemouth passenger will have to disembark the Bournemouth to Dublin flight and then board a different aircraft to fly to New York. Just like if you fly from Southampton to Manchester to connect with another flight. It works in theory but as with any connecting flight if the Bournemouth to Dublin flight is delayed or cancelled you’re stuffed.
.
This is really just an advert for Aer Lingus, being dressed up as a news article. The whole story is being over hyped by the usual suspects. If Americans are coming to the UK to the UK to visit Dorset they will fly into London. You have to remember that the USA is a vast country and that an American will think nothing of travelling from Heathrow to Bournemouth. The article only mentions the convenience of connecting with flights TO the USA, what about connections with flights FROM the USA ?
The London city flights are pretty much guarenteed to be full due to the massive demand in that area and so only need to take on fuel in Shannon. Expecting Bournemouth to fly a 6(?) weekly flight to New York is unrealistic hence why the flight is connected through Dublin, allowing Dublin/US tourism passengers to fly on the same aircraft for the 1st leg. I checked the Aer Lingus website and there are well timed connections going to & from US.

There can't be any doubt its more convenient flying from Bournemouth, the proof of the pudding will be whether the flights are competitively priced.
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: Sounds good. Very similar to flying from London City, where they also stop in Ireland to fuel up and also clear customs. This last bit alone saves a lot fo time. Just need to see the prices now.[/p][/quote]The British Airways service from London City to New York makes a stop to refuel the aircraft at Shannon (not Dublin) before starting the transatlantic crossing. While the aircraft is refuelled you go through United States Customs and Immigration. . This does not apply to flights from Dublin to New York. Bournemouth passenger will have to disembark the Bournemouth to Dublin flight and then board a different aircraft to fly to New York. Just like if you fly from Southampton to Manchester to connect with another flight. It works in theory but as with any connecting flight if the Bournemouth to Dublin flight is delayed or cancelled you’re stuffed. . This is really just an advert for Aer Lingus, being dressed up as a news article. The whole story is being over hyped by the usual suspects. If Americans are coming to the UK to the UK to visit Dorset they will fly into London. You have to remember that the USA is a vast country and that an American will think nothing of travelling from Heathrow to Bournemouth. The article only mentions the convenience of connecting with flights TO the USA, what about connections with flights FROM the USA ?[/p][/quote]The London city flights are pretty much guarenteed to be full due to the massive demand in that area and so only need to take on fuel in Shannon. Expecting Bournemouth to fly a 6(?) weekly flight to New York is unrealistic hence why the flight is connected through Dublin, allowing Dublin/US tourism passengers to fly on the same aircraft for the 1st leg. I checked the Aer Lingus website and there are well timed connections going to & from US. There can't be any doubt its more convenient flying from Bournemouth, the proof of the pudding will be whether the flights are competitively priced. Andy_Moordown
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1:37pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Chris@Bmouth says...

Andy_Moordown wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
Ash_69 wrote:
Sounds good. Very similar to flying from London City, where they also stop in Ireland to fuel up and also clear customs. This last bit alone saves a lot fo time.

Just need to see the prices now.
The British Airways service from London City to New York makes a stop to refuel the aircraft at Shannon (not Dublin) before starting the transatlantic crossing. While the aircraft is refuelled you go through United States Customs and Immigration.
.
This does not apply to flights from Dublin to New York. Bournemouth passenger will have to disembark the Bournemouth to Dublin flight and then board a different aircraft to fly to New York. Just like if you fly from Southampton to Manchester to connect with another flight. It works in theory but as with any connecting flight if the Bournemouth to Dublin flight is delayed or cancelled you’re stuffed.
.
This is really just an advert for Aer Lingus, being dressed up as a news article. The whole story is being over hyped by the usual suspects. If Americans are coming to the UK to the UK to visit Dorset they will fly into London. You have to remember that the USA is a vast country and that an American will think nothing of travelling from Heathrow to Bournemouth. The article only mentions the convenience of connecting with flights TO the USA, what about connections with flights FROM the USA ?
The London city flights are pretty much guarenteed to be full due to the massive demand in that area and so only need to take on fuel in Shannon. Expecting Bournemouth to fly a 6(?) weekly flight to New York is unrealistic hence why the flight is connected through Dublin, allowing Dublin/US tourism passengers to fly on the same aircraft for the 1st leg. I checked the Aer Lingus website and there are well timed connections going to & from US.

There can't be any doubt its more convenient flying from Bournemouth, the proof of the pudding will be whether the flights are competitively priced.
The BA A318, which is in an all business configuration, makes a scheduled landing at Shannon before continuing to JFK. It doesn't make a scheduled stop eastbound. It's there to serve the businessmen/women of the City of London. The route is very successful. Hardly comparable.
[quote][p][bold]Andy_Moordown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: Sounds good. Very similar to flying from London City, where they also stop in Ireland to fuel up and also clear customs. This last bit alone saves a lot fo time. Just need to see the prices now.[/p][/quote]The British Airways service from London City to New York makes a stop to refuel the aircraft at Shannon (not Dublin) before starting the transatlantic crossing. While the aircraft is refuelled you go through United States Customs and Immigration. . This does not apply to flights from Dublin to New York. Bournemouth passenger will have to disembark the Bournemouth to Dublin flight and then board a different aircraft to fly to New York. Just like if you fly from Southampton to Manchester to connect with another flight. It works in theory but as with any connecting flight if the Bournemouth to Dublin flight is delayed or cancelled you’re stuffed. . This is really just an advert for Aer Lingus, being dressed up as a news article. The whole story is being over hyped by the usual suspects. If Americans are coming to the UK to the UK to visit Dorset they will fly into London. You have to remember that the USA is a vast country and that an American will think nothing of travelling from Heathrow to Bournemouth. The article only mentions the convenience of connecting with flights TO the USA, what about connections with flights FROM the USA ?[/p][/quote]The London city flights are pretty much guarenteed to be full due to the massive demand in that area and so only need to take on fuel in Shannon. Expecting Bournemouth to fly a 6(?) weekly flight to New York is unrealistic hence why the flight is connected through Dublin, allowing Dublin/US tourism passengers to fly on the same aircraft for the 1st leg. I checked the Aer Lingus website and there are well timed connections going to & from US. There can't be any doubt its more convenient flying from Bournemouth, the proof of the pudding will be whether the flights are competitively priced.[/p][/quote]The BA A318, which is in an all business configuration, makes a scheduled landing [outbound] at Shannon before continuing to JFK. It doesn't make a scheduled stop eastbound. It's there to serve the businessmen/women of the City of London. The route is very successful. Hardly comparable. Chris@Bmouth
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2:26pm Fri 25 Jan 13

MandinVerwood says...

And I thought there may be a large American employer in the Bournemouth area that may take advantage of the routes.
And I thought there may be a large American employer in the Bournemouth area that may take advantage of the routes. MandinVerwood
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2:33pm Fri 25 Jan 13

dobrojoe says...

Why is there no air taxi service between Bournemouth and Heathrow/Gatwick?
Why is there no air taxi service between Bournemouth and Heathrow/Gatwick? dobrojoe
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3:42pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Andy_Moordown says...

Chris@Bmouth wrote:
Andy_Moordown wrote:
BmthNewshound wrote:
Ash_69 wrote:
Sounds good. Very similar to flying from London City, where they also stop in Ireland to fuel up and also clear customs. This last bit alone saves a lot fo time.

Just need to see the prices now.
The British Airways service from London City to New York makes a stop to refuel the aircraft at Shannon (not Dublin) before starting the transatlantic crossing. While the aircraft is refuelled you go through United States Customs and Immigration.
.
This does not apply to flights from Dublin to New York. Bournemouth passenger will have to disembark the Bournemouth to Dublin flight and then board a different aircraft to fly to New York. Just like if you fly from Southampton to Manchester to connect with another flight. It works in theory but as with any connecting flight if the Bournemouth to Dublin flight is delayed or cancelled you’re stuffed.
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This is really just an advert for Aer Lingus, being dressed up as a news article. The whole story is being over hyped by the usual suspects. If Americans are coming to the UK to the UK to visit Dorset they will fly into London. You have to remember that the USA is a vast country and that an American will think nothing of travelling from Heathrow to Bournemouth. The article only mentions the convenience of connecting with flights TO the USA, what about connections with flights FROM the USA ?
The London city flights are pretty much guarenteed to be full due to the massive demand in that area and so only need to take on fuel in Shannon. Expecting Bournemouth to fly a 6(?) weekly flight to New York is unrealistic hence why the flight is connected through Dublin, allowing Dublin/US tourism passengers to fly on the same aircraft for the 1st leg. I checked the Aer Lingus website and there are well timed connections going to & from US.

There can't be any doubt its more convenient flying from Bournemouth, the proof of the pudding will be whether the flights are competitively priced.
The BA A318, which is in an all business configuration, makes a scheduled landing at Shannon before continuing to JFK. It doesn't make a scheduled stop eastbound. It's there to serve the businessmen/women of the City of London. The route is very successful. Hardly comparable.
indeed, I was responding to the people who were comparing the 2 services as you quite rightly say the City flight is aimed at business passengers who all board in London whereas the Bournemouth flight is part of a hub and spoke system connecting with other Aer Arann regional flights to fill up the larger aircraft travelling across the Atlantic.

The major selling point has got to be the fact that you can clear US customs in Dublin potentially saving yourself hours getting into the US and the fact you don't have to travel to and from London.
[quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy_Moordown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: Sounds good. Very similar to flying from London City, where they also stop in Ireland to fuel up and also clear customs. This last bit alone saves a lot fo time. Just need to see the prices now.[/p][/quote]The British Airways service from London City to New York makes a stop to refuel the aircraft at Shannon (not Dublin) before starting the transatlantic crossing. While the aircraft is refuelled you go through United States Customs and Immigration. . This does not apply to flights from Dublin to New York. Bournemouth passenger will have to disembark the Bournemouth to Dublin flight and then board a different aircraft to fly to New York. Just like if you fly from Southampton to Manchester to connect with another flight. It works in theory but as with any connecting flight if the Bournemouth to Dublin flight is delayed or cancelled you’re stuffed. . This is really just an advert for Aer Lingus, being dressed up as a news article. The whole story is being over hyped by the usual suspects. If Americans are coming to the UK to the UK to visit Dorset they will fly into London. You have to remember that the USA is a vast country and that an American will think nothing of travelling from Heathrow to Bournemouth. The article only mentions the convenience of connecting with flights TO the USA, what about connections with flights FROM the USA ?[/p][/quote]The London city flights are pretty much guarenteed to be full due to the massive demand in that area and so only need to take on fuel in Shannon. Expecting Bournemouth to fly a 6(?) weekly flight to New York is unrealistic hence why the flight is connected through Dublin, allowing Dublin/US tourism passengers to fly on the same aircraft for the 1st leg. I checked the Aer Lingus website and there are well timed connections going to & from US. There can't be any doubt its more convenient flying from Bournemouth, the proof of the pudding will be whether the flights are competitively priced.[/p][/quote]The BA A318, which is in an all business configuration, makes a scheduled landing [outbound] at Shannon before continuing to JFK. It doesn't make a scheduled stop eastbound. It's there to serve the businessmen/women of the City of London. The route is very successful. Hardly comparable.[/p][/quote]indeed, I was responding to the people who were comparing the 2 services as you quite rightly say the City flight is aimed at business passengers who all board in London whereas the Bournemouth flight is part of a hub and spoke system connecting with other Aer Arann regional flights to fill up the larger aircraft travelling across the Atlantic. The major selling point has got to be the fact that you can clear US customs in Dublin potentially saving yourself hours getting into the US and the fact you don't have to travel to and from London. Andy_Moordown
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4:01pm Fri 25 Jan 13

skydriver says...

I would rather drive to LHR, why use a grubby airport that charges to drop of pax.
I would rather drive to LHR, why use a grubby airport that charges to drop of pax. skydriver
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4:16pm Fri 25 Jan 13

bobsworthforever says...

Nice try all you have to do is make it work. Most people just want to go on holiday to spain eg. not the US. Also how are you going to get all these Americans to and from Bournemouth.
Nice try all you have to do is make it work. Most people just want to go on holiday to spain eg. not the US. Also how are you going to get all these Americans to and from Bournemouth. bobsworthforever
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4:40pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Baywolf says...

The Americans need to be told they will have to pay to get dropped off at the Airport when they return...yup they are just going to love that. Will that be included in the sales pitch I wonder.
The Americans need to be told they will have to pay to get dropped off at the Airport when they return...yup they are just going to love that. Will that be included in the sales pitch I wonder. Baywolf
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5:07pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Andy_Moordown says...

bobsworthforever wrote:
Nice try all you have to do is make it work. Most people just want to go on holiday to spain eg. not the US. Also how are you going to get all these Americans to and from Bournemouth.
Hence why its a flight through Dublin, you get the people who want to holiday in Ireland AND the people who want to connect to the US on one flight

I guess they would use a taxi/hire car or bus... the only thing lacking is a train station.
[quote][p][bold]bobsworthforever[/bold] wrote: Nice try all you have to do is make it work. Most people just want to go on holiday to spain eg. not the US. Also how are you going to get all these Americans to and from Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]Hence why its a flight through Dublin, you get the people who want to holiday in Ireland AND the people who want to connect to the US on one flight I guess they would use a taxi/hire car or bus... the only thing lacking is a train station. Andy_Moordown
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5:08pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Andy_Moordown says...

Baywolf wrote:
The Americans need to be told they will have to pay to get dropped off at the Airport when they return...yup they are just going to love that. Will that be included in the sales pitch I wonder.
not if they hire a car which I guess would be the first choice of an American.
[quote][p][bold]Baywolf[/bold] wrote: The Americans need to be told they will have to pay to get dropped off at the Airport when they return...yup they are just going to love that. Will that be included in the sales pitch I wonder.[/p][/quote]not if they hire a car which I guess would be the first choice of an American. Andy_Moordown
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6:01pm Fri 25 Jan 13

MJD says...

Andy_Moordown wrote:
Reader Echo wrote:
Hurn Airport is a truly unique airport.

It is one of the few airports in the world that actually charge to drop people off, unbelievable.

At least with NY JFK airport you will not be charged to be dropped off on the way home, and you can have a free train ride in with the ‘Kiss & Fly’ facility.

Grubby little Hurn, poor facilities, bad transport links, oh yes, and the drop off charge.
There are many airports in the UK & throughout the world which charge a drop off fee... If you don't like the drop off charge park your car there during your trip and stop being such a cheapskate!
You got that Wrong . Luton, Southampton, Gatwick and Heathrow dont charge for setting down.
[quote][p][bold]Andy_Moordown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reader Echo[/bold] wrote: Hurn Airport is a truly unique airport. It is one of the few airports in the world that actually charge to drop people off, unbelievable. At least with NY JFK airport you will not be charged to be dropped off on the way home, and you can have a free train ride in with the ‘Kiss & Fly’ facility. Grubby little Hurn, poor facilities, bad transport links, oh yes, and the drop off charge.[/p][/quote]There are many airports in the UK & throughout the world which charge a drop off fee... If you don't like the drop off charge park your car there during your trip and stop being such a cheapskate![/p][/quote]You got that Wrong . Luton, Southampton, Gatwick and Heathrow dont charge for setting down. MJD
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6:05pm Fri 25 Jan 13

GAHmusic says...

Baywolf wrote:
The Americans need to be told they will have to pay to get dropped off at the Airport when they return...yup they are just going to love that. Will that be included in the sales pitch I wonder.
They will just think it's a tip, for us letting them visit :-)
[quote][p][bold]Baywolf[/bold] wrote: The Americans need to be told they will have to pay to get dropped off at the Airport when they return...yup they are just going to love that. Will that be included in the sales pitch I wonder.[/p][/quote]They will just think it's a tip, for us letting them visit :-) GAHmusic
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6:11pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Andy_Moordown says...

MJD wrote:
Andy_Moordown wrote:
Reader Echo wrote:
Hurn Airport is a truly unique airport.

It is one of the few airports in the world that actually charge to drop people off, unbelievable.

At least with NY JFK airport you will not be charged to be dropped off on the way home, and you can have a free train ride in with the ‘Kiss & Fly’ facility.

Grubby little Hurn, poor facilities, bad transport links, oh yes, and the drop off charge.
There are many airports in the UK & throughout the world which charge a drop off fee... If you don't like the drop off charge park your car there during your trip and stop being such a cheapskate!
You got that Wrong . Luton, Southampton, Gatwick and Heathrow dont charge for setting down.
How about Stansted, Leeds Bradford, Birmingham, Luton?
[quote][p][bold]MJD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy_Moordown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reader Echo[/bold] wrote: Hurn Airport is a truly unique airport. It is one of the few airports in the world that actually charge to drop people off, unbelievable. At least with NY JFK airport you will not be charged to be dropped off on the way home, and you can have a free train ride in with the ‘Kiss & Fly’ facility. Grubby little Hurn, poor facilities, bad transport links, oh yes, and the drop off charge.[/p][/quote]There are many airports in the UK & throughout the world which charge a drop off fee... If you don't like the drop off charge park your car there during your trip and stop being such a cheapskate![/p][/quote]You got that Wrong . Luton, Southampton, Gatwick and Heathrow dont charge for setting down.[/p][/quote]How about Stansted, Leeds Bradford, Birmingham, Luton? Andy_Moordown
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6:12pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Andy_Moordown says...

my apologies, you can drop off for free in Luton in the most remote car park.
my apologies, you can drop off for free in Luton in the most remote car park. Andy_Moordown
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6:30pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Baywolf says...

The Americans need to be told they will have to pay to get dropped off at the Airport when they return...yup they are just going to love that. Will that be included in the sales pitch I wonder.
The Americans need to be told they will have to pay to get dropped off at the Airport when they return...yup they are just going to love that. Will that be included in the sales pitch I wonder. Baywolf
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6:51pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Verwoodcherrry says...

Cant see the point it takes 1 hou 20 minutes to Heathrow from Verwood. You can fly direct and will be considerably cheaper. B'mth should focus on short haul economy flights to Uk and Europe.
Cant see the point it takes 1 hou 20 minutes to Heathrow from Verwood. You can fly direct and will be considerably cheaper. B'mth should focus on short haul economy flights to Uk and Europe. Verwoodcherrry
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7:01pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Dibbles2 says...

skydriver wrote:
I would rather drive to LHR, why use a grubby airport that charges to drop of pax.
When was the last time you flew from there. Its modern, clean and fast to get through. Not sure where your ides of grubby come from!
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: I would rather drive to LHR, why use a grubby airport that charges to drop of pax.[/p][/quote]When was the last time you flew from there. Its modern, clean and fast to get through. Not sure where your ides of grubby come from! Dibbles2
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7:43pm Fri 25 Jan 13

scrumpyjack says...

Baywolf wrote:
The Americans need to be told they will have to pay to get dropped off at the Airport when they return...yup they are just going to love that. Will that be included in the sales pitch I wonder.
What a load of crud.

Let's be honest American's would pay £30 to get a taxi from the Airport to the centre (5 miles?) and not bat an eyelid.

You pay £2.80 just to get into a taxi but the people who cannot talk about the airport without mentioning the charges never bang on and on and on about that.

It is just petty minded locals that **** and moan about this. AND GOD ARE THEY BORING BORING BORING.
[quote][p][bold]Baywolf[/bold] wrote: The Americans need to be told they will have to pay to get dropped off at the Airport when they return...yup they are just going to love that. Will that be included in the sales pitch I wonder.[/p][/quote]What a load of crud. Let's be honest American's would pay £30 to get a taxi from the Airport to the centre (5 miles?) and not bat an eyelid. You pay £2.80 just to get into a taxi but the people who cannot talk about the airport without mentioning the charges never bang on and on and on about that. It is just petty minded locals that **** and moan about this. AND GOD ARE THEY BORING BORING BORING. scrumpyjack
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8:41pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Roband65 says...

Lets be honest it wont get used and wont be cheap enough to attract people just provide some year round flights to popular european destinations
Lets be honest it wont get used and wont be cheap enough to attract people just provide some year round flights to popular european destinations Roband65
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9:19pm Fri 25 Jan 13

ragj195 says...

skydriver wrote:
I would rather drive to LHR, why use a grubby airport that charges to drop of pax.
Because it's better than using a grubby petrol station that charges extortionate fuel prices.

So given the choice you would rather drive to LHR? How much would that cost you in time, fuel and parking?
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: I would rather drive to LHR, why use a grubby airport that charges to drop of pax.[/p][/quote]Because it's better than using a grubby petrol station that charges extortionate fuel prices. So given the choice you would rather drive to LHR? How much would that cost you in time, fuel and parking? ragj195
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12:00am Sat 26 Jan 13

lionheart says...

Flembo wrote:
Sounds good..via Heathrow you usually still have to stop in Dublin anyway so now you can go direct and also to all other destinations Aer Lingus service.

Sort out the shuttle bus service - there is no service direct to Airport-Poole town centre why is this???

I spent £50 on taxi's last trip.. Rippp offf..!
Bus via Bournemouth Interchange.

It amazes me that Bournemouth Airport is owned by Manchester Airport Group which is 55% owned by Manchester City Council and the other 45% in 5% stakes by the 9 Metropolitan Boroughs of Manchester. In addition MAG owns East Midlands Airport and they are in the throes of buying Stansted.

How is it that Bournemouth and Poole Councils struggle to run things at a profit and continue to resort to outsourcing every facilty?
[quote][p][bold]Flembo[/bold] wrote: Sounds good..via Heathrow you usually still have to stop in Dublin anyway so now you can go direct and also to all other destinations Aer Lingus service. Sort out the shuttle bus service - there is no service direct to Airport-Poole town centre why is this??? I spent £50 on taxi's last trip.. Rippp offf..![/p][/quote]Bus via Bournemouth Interchange. It amazes me that Bournemouth Airport is owned by Manchester Airport Group which is 55% owned by Manchester City Council and the other 45% in 5% stakes by the 9 Metropolitan Boroughs of Manchester. In addition MAG owns East Midlands Airport and they are in the throes of buying Stansted. How is it that Bournemouth and Poole Councils struggle to run things at a profit and continue to resort to outsourcing every facilty? lionheart
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12:12am Sat 26 Jan 13

Yankee1 says...

As a Dorset resident who flies from the UK to Boston six times a year, I welcome this. I have no issue with a stopover at Shannon. I have Boston Irish relatives who enjoy a bit of linen or a wee drop of the real stuff!

We need to remember that, once, Hurn and Poole Harbour were the terminuses of flights from the US, back when Heathrow was a farm. Let's restore that proud heritage, even if the Irish have to do it for us!
As a Dorset resident who flies from the UK to Boston six times a year, I welcome this. I have no issue with a stopover at Shannon. I have Boston Irish relatives who enjoy a bit of linen or a wee drop of the real stuff! We need to remember that, once, Hurn and Poole Harbour were the terminuses of flights from the US, back when Heathrow was a farm. Let's restore that proud heritage, even if the Irish have to do it for us! Yankee1
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12:14am Sat 26 Jan 13

Yankee1 says...

Reader Echo wrote:
Hurn Airport is a truly unique airport.

It is one of the few airports in the world that actually charge to drop people off, unbelievable.

At least with NY JFK airport you will not be charged to be dropped off on the way home, and you can have a free train ride in with the ‘Kiss & Fly’ facility.

Grubby little Hurn, poor facilities, bad transport links, oh yes, and the drop off charge.
My local international airport...Tampa...al
lows free parking in the indoor lot right next to the terminasl for 30 minutes. Perfect for picking people up.

With all due respect, the British seem to view parking charges as the main source of revenue.

It is not.
[quote][p][bold]Reader Echo[/bold] wrote: Hurn Airport is a truly unique airport. It is one of the few airports in the world that actually charge to drop people off, unbelievable. At least with NY JFK airport you will not be charged to be dropped off on the way home, and you can have a free train ride in with the ‘Kiss & Fly’ facility. Grubby little Hurn, poor facilities, bad transport links, oh yes, and the drop off charge.[/p][/quote]My local international airport...Tampa...al lows free parking in the indoor lot right next to the terminasl for 30 minutes. Perfect for picking people up. With all due respect, the British seem to view parking charges as the main source of revenue. It is not. Yankee1
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12:16am Sat 26 Jan 13

Yankee1 says...

twynham wrote:
Ash_69 wrote:
Sounds good. Very similar to flying from London City, where they also stop in Ireland to fuel up and also clear customs. This last bit alone saves a lot fo time.

Just need to see the prices now.
£700 return NY. £1,100 return Boston.
Double BA non-stop from Heathrow. I can take National Express to Heathrow for a few pennies.

I will give it a miss. Bad thinking.
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: Sounds good. Very similar to flying from London City, where they also stop in Ireland to fuel up and also clear customs. This last bit alone saves a lot fo time. Just need to see the prices now.[/p][/quote]£700 return NY. £1,100 return Boston.[/p][/quote]Double BA non-stop from Heathrow. I can take National Express to Heathrow for a few pennies. I will give it a miss. Bad thinking. Yankee1
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1:11am Sat 26 Jan 13

Felicity1 says...

I'm sure New Yorkers will be crashing the ticket counters for a chav weekend in Bournemouth.
I'm sure New Yorkers will be crashing the ticket counters for a chav weekend in Bournemouth. Felicity1
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9:29am Sat 26 Jan 13

Phixer says...

Andy_Moordown wrote:
Reader Echo wrote:
Hurn Airport is a truly unique airport.

It is one of the few airports in the world that actually charge to drop people off, unbelievable.

At least with NY JFK airport you will not be charged to be dropped off on the way home, and you can have a free train ride in with the ‘Kiss & Fly’ facility.

Grubby little Hurn, poor facilities, bad transport links, oh yes, and the drop off charge.
There are many airports in the UK & throughout the world which charge a drop off fee... If you don't like the drop off charge park your car there during your trip and stop being such a cheapskate!
Really?? I travel the world - and work at airports - and it is only the rip-off UK that dares charge for drop-off.
[quote][p][bold]Andy_Moordown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reader Echo[/bold] wrote: Hurn Airport is a truly unique airport. It is one of the few airports in the world that actually charge to drop people off, unbelievable. At least with NY JFK airport you will not be charged to be dropped off on the way home, and you can have a free train ride in with the ‘Kiss & Fly’ facility. Grubby little Hurn, poor facilities, bad transport links, oh yes, and the drop off charge.[/p][/quote]There are many airports in the UK & throughout the world which charge a drop off fee... If you don't like the drop off charge park your car there during your trip and stop being such a cheapskate![/p][/quote]Really?? I travel the world - and work at airports - and it is only the rip-off UK that dares charge for drop-off. Phixer
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9:37am Sat 26 Jan 13

Phixer says...

Son of Bad Rabbit wrote:
Sorry Phixer,
just a small correction to what you said. Bournemouth does not and is not likely to compete with Southampton/Eastleig

h.
*
However, Bournemouth was, after the war the single most important Civilian airport in the country.
*
All civilian transatlantic flights went through Hurn until Heathrow took over in 1949 I think.
Quite correct, and I was aware of that. Hurn was London's international airport as a temporary measure post-war.

The comments here refer to Bournemouth having full-service airlines flying to world-wide destinations today.

Hurn didn't compete with Eastleigh post-war but the airlines moved to Hurn for a while whilst Eastleigh was being developed late 50's/early 60's.
[quote][p][bold]Son of Bad Rabbit[/bold] wrote: Sorry Phixer, just a small correction to what you said. Bournemouth does not and is not likely to compete with Southampton/Eastleig h. * However, Bournemouth was, after the war the single most important Civilian airport in the country. * All civilian transatlantic flights went through Hurn until Heathrow took over in 1949 I think.[/p][/quote]Quite correct, and I was aware of that. Hurn was London's international airport as a temporary measure post-war. The comments here refer to Bournemouth having full-service airlines flying to world-wide destinations today. Hurn didn't compete with Eastleigh post-war but the airlines moved to Hurn for a while whilst Eastleigh was being developed late 50's/early 60's. Phixer
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9:40am Sat 26 Jan 13

Phixer says...

Brock_and_Roll wrote:
Cant really see the point - surely it would be cheaper and at least convenient to simply get the coach to Heathrow?
Spending £2.50 - or whatever - for the drop-off fee is still a better experience than 'Bloody Awful Airports PLC' Heathrow T3.
[quote][p][bold]Brock_and_Roll[/bold] wrote: Cant really see the point - surely it would be cheaper and at least convenient to simply get the coach to Heathrow?[/p][/quote]Spending £2.50 - or whatever - for the drop-off fee is still a better experience than 'Bloody Awful Airports PLC' Heathrow T3. Phixer
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9:45am Sat 26 Jan 13

MrBlueSky says...

skydriver wrote:
I would rather drive to LHR, why use a grubby airport that charges to drop of pax.
Amazing how people can't see the wood for the trees! You pay more to fly out of Heathrow in airport taxes/charges than Bournemouth. It's BAA's way of charging every single passenger a drop off charge rather than every car like Bournemouth.
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: I would rather drive to LHR, why use a grubby airport that charges to drop of pax.[/p][/quote]Amazing how people can't see the wood for the trees! You pay more to fly out of Heathrow in airport taxes/charges than Bournemouth. It's BAA's way of charging every single passenger a drop off charge rather than every car like Bournemouth. MrBlueSky
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9:47am Sat 26 Jan 13

Phixer says...

skydriver wrote:
I would rather drive to LHR, why use a grubby airport that charges to drop of pax.
So, you don't have much grey matter between your ears. You would rather spend money on petrol and LHR car park fees than drive to Hurn.

And you think you can do that at less cost than the Hurn drop-off fee?? What's your secret for that??
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: I would rather drive to LHR, why use a grubby airport that charges to drop of pax.[/p][/quote]So, you don't have much grey matter between your ears. You would rather spend money on petrol and LHR car park fees than drive to Hurn. And you think you can do that at less cost than the Hurn drop-off fee?? What's your secret for that?? Phixer
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1:29pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Sir Alan says...

Reader Echo wrote:
Hurn Airport is a truly unique airport.

It is one of the few airports in the world that actually charge to drop people off, unbelievable.

At least with NY JFK airport you will not be charged to be dropped off on the way home, and you can have a free train ride in with the ‘Kiss & Fly’ facility.

Grubby little Hurn, poor facilities, bad transport links, oh yes, and the drop off charge.
well then go to Gatwick then if you think its that bad.
and spend about £30.00 in petrol getting there and back.
how do you think the £50 million investment in the airport is going to be repaid.
You are really a very sad person if you gripe about £2.50 .
you are lucky you still have a local airport
[quote][p][bold]Reader Echo[/bold] wrote: Hurn Airport is a truly unique airport. It is one of the few airports in the world that actually charge to drop people off, unbelievable. At least with NY JFK airport you will not be charged to be dropped off on the way home, and you can have a free train ride in with the ‘Kiss & Fly’ facility. Grubby little Hurn, poor facilities, bad transport links, oh yes, and the drop off charge.[/p][/quote]well then go to Gatwick then if you think its that bad. and spend about £30.00 in petrol getting there and back. how do you think the £50 million investment in the airport is going to be repaid. You are really a very sad person if you gripe about £2.50 . you are lucky you still have a local airport Sir Alan
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1:34pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Sir Alan says...

skydriver wrote:
I would rather drive to LHR, why use a grubby airport that charges to drop of pax.
good we don't need tight people like you , I expect you want a red carpet as well and your bags carried to check in.
wake up its the modern world you want cheap fairs you have to pay in other ways to get that to keep the airport going through the bad times.
how much is the petrol going to cost you going to LHR, a lot more that £2.50
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: I would rather drive to LHR, why use a grubby airport that charges to drop of pax.[/p][/quote]good we don't need tight people like you , I expect you want a red carpet as well and your bags carried to check in. wake up its the modern world you want cheap fairs you have to pay in other ways to get that to keep the airport going through the bad times. how much is the petrol going to cost you going to LHR, a lot more that £2.50 Sir Alan
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4:06pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Stop Press says...

It's great to have an Airport so close to Bournemouth. A direct daily link with the USA isn't viable and a customs break in Ireland isn't so bad, although it would be nice to see more direct charter flights.
The lucrative minimum £5 drop-off/pick up charges are creating a lot of ill feeling and resentment. It would be nice if the Airport had a rethink, perhaps, at worst, applying the charge to the holiday not the good Samaritan.
It's great to have an Airport so close to Bournemouth. A direct daily link with the USA isn't viable and a customs break in Ireland isn't so bad, although it would be nice to see more direct charter flights. The lucrative minimum £5 drop-off/pick up charges are creating a lot of ill feeling and resentment. It would be nice if the Airport had a rethink, perhaps, at worst, applying the charge to the holiday not the good Samaritan. Stop Press
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11:34pm Sat 26 Jan 13

scrumpyjack says...

Yankee1 wrote:
As a Dorset resident who flies from the UK to Boston six times a year, I welcome this. I have no issue with a stopover at Shannon. I have Boston Irish relatives who enjoy a bit of linen or a wee drop of the real stuff!

We need to remember that, once, Hurn and Poole Harbour were the terminuses of flights from the US, back when Heathrow was a farm. Let's restore that proud heritage, even if the Irish have to do it for us!
I have Welsh Welsh and English English relatives.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: As a Dorset resident who flies from the UK to Boston six times a year, I welcome this. I have no issue with a stopover at Shannon. I have Boston Irish relatives who enjoy a bit of linen or a wee drop of the real stuff! We need to remember that, once, Hurn and Poole Harbour were the terminuses of flights from the US, back when Heathrow was a farm. Let's restore that proud heritage, even if the Irish have to do it for us![/p][/quote]I have Welsh Welsh and English English relatives. scrumpyjack
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2:31pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Chris@Bmouth says...

dobrojoe wrote:
Why is there no air taxi service between Bournemouth and Heathrow/Gatwick?
Because landing slots are too expensive at Heathrow and Gatwick. A pair of landing/takeoff slots at Heathrow are worth £3m+
[quote][p][bold]dobrojoe[/bold] wrote: Why is there no air taxi service between Bournemouth and Heathrow/Gatwick?[/p][/quote]Because landing slots are too expensive at Heathrow and Gatwick. A pair of landing/takeoff slots at Heathrow are worth £3m+ Chris@Bmouth
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10:59am Mon 28 Jan 13

EGHH/BOH says...

fly via Dublin, and in the summer its a smallier aircraft to/from Dublin going from a ATR72(70 Seats) to ATR42(45 seats)
but the airport dos not tell you this. !!
fly via Dublin, and in the summer its a smallier aircraft to/from Dublin going from a ATR72(70 Seats) to ATR42(45 seats) but the airport dos not tell you this. !! EGHH/BOH
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1:13pm Mon 28 Jan 13

kingstonpaul says...

The development of the global airline network is increasingly based on the hub & spoke principle. Indeed that is how a lot of regional airports survive, by feeding passengers into the schedules at major city hubs.
In the UK, Heathrow is obviously the hub of choice. Even if there was capacity at LHR, no one is ever going to offer a Bournemouth/London flight.
Problem with Dublin as a hub is that the network from there isn't very exciting. For an airport like Bournemouth to be well-connected, there are two major hubs that it needs to feed into. First is Amsterdam. Second is Dubai.
The development of the global airline network is increasingly based on the hub & spoke principle. Indeed that is how a lot of regional airports survive, by feeding passengers into the schedules at major city hubs. In the UK, Heathrow is obviously the hub of choice. Even if there was capacity at LHR, no one is ever going to offer a Bournemouth/London flight. Problem with Dublin as a hub is that the network from there isn't very exciting. For an airport like Bournemouth to be well-connected, there are two major hubs that it needs to feed into. First is Amsterdam. Second is Dubai. kingstonpaul
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1:30pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Sean de Lear says...

kingstonpaul wrote:
The development of the global airline network is increasingly based on the hub & spoke principle. Indeed that is how a lot of regional airports survive, by feeding passengers into the schedules at major city hubs.
In the UK, Heathrow is obviously the hub of choice. Even if there was capacity at LHR, no one is ever going to offer a Bournemouth/London flight.
Problem with Dublin as a hub is that the network from there isn't very exciting. For an airport like Bournemouth to be well-connected, there are two major hubs that it needs to feed into. First is Amsterdam. Second is Dubai.
Dublin Airport handled 19.1 million passengers in 2012. During the year 15 new services were launched and the Airport served 169 routes with 55 airlines.
[quote][p][bold]kingstonpaul[/bold] wrote: The development of the global airline network is increasingly based on the hub & spoke principle. Indeed that is how a lot of regional airports survive, by feeding passengers into the schedules at major city hubs. In the UK, Heathrow is obviously the hub of choice. Even if there was capacity at LHR, no one is ever going to offer a Bournemouth/London flight. Problem with Dublin as a hub is that the network from there isn't very exciting. For an airport like Bournemouth to be well-connected, there are two major hubs that it needs to feed into. First is Amsterdam. Second is Dubai.[/p][/quote]Dublin Airport handled 19.1 million passengers in 2012. During the year 15 new services were launched and the Airport served 169 routes with 55 airlines. Sean de Lear
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6:41pm Tue 29 Jan 13

cycletourer says...

Molecatcher wrote:
Now all that's needed is for some proper gearing up for the American tourists and marketing to get them here. Dorset is a lovely place to visit (with the exception of Bournemouth these days, sadly). There is also the New Forest. It's potentially a great opportunity. However, the airport need to get a spokesperson who has a grip...

"We look forward to seeing this develop with improvements to the frequency and connection times, which will put America within reach for leisure and business travellers from Bournemouth and the wider region"

Wrong... and wrong... It's people coming in from the US that is needed, surely, more than people going out...
As a born and bred Bournemouth man for once i am glad to see someone else mentioning how Bournemouth isnt the town it used to be.Fine place though if you want to crawl around the town center at the weekends and get smashed out of your head,which seems to be the main target audience these days.
[quote][p][bold]Molecatcher[/bold] wrote: Now all that's needed is for some proper gearing up for the American tourists and marketing to get them here. Dorset is a lovely place to visit (with the exception of Bournemouth these days, sadly). There is also the New Forest. It's potentially a great opportunity. However, the airport need to get a spokesperson who has a grip... "We look forward to seeing this develop with improvements to the frequency and connection times, which will put America within reach for leisure and business travellers from Bournemouth and the wider region" Wrong... and wrong... It's people coming in from the US that is needed, surely, more than people going out...[/p][/quote]As a born and bred Bournemouth man for once i am glad to see someone else mentioning how Bournemouth isnt the town it used to be.Fine place though if you want to crawl around the town center at the weekends and get smashed out of your head,which seems to be the main target audience these days. cycletourer
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3:11pm Wed 30 Jan 13

funky_elephant says...

As someone who flies back and forth to NY with work from time to time, anything that can avoid US immigration is very attractive. Two hours to clear at JFK last time with rude officers who accused my passport of being stolen (it wasn't - he misread his screen) and being watched over by armed cops. The chaos of getting to (and through) LHR T5 at peak times or Bmth 4 miles up the road. Give me Dublin every time, thanks.
As someone who flies back and forth to NY with work from time to time, anything that can avoid US immigration is very attractive. Two hours to clear at JFK last time with rude officers who accused my passport of being stolen (it wasn't - he misread his screen) and being watched over by armed cops. The chaos of getting to (and through) LHR T5 at peak times or Bmth 4 miles up the road. Give me Dublin every time, thanks. funky_elephant
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