august 20th : EDI-MAN You're here (Available in French)
august 20th MAN-CDG Available in French
august 29th ORY-PTP : LEVEL8001 Available in French
After a last evening in Glasgow, then a quick night, we wake at 6am, because of works on M8 highway. We take moer than an hour to come to EDI, with a really dense fog and a 5°C outside air temperature We go to Low-cost part of the airport at 8am.
We have to register on a automatic terminal, it's easy and quick, but it didn't print our second BP (MAN-CDG). Then we only have to abandon our lugages in a corner of the airport.. strange procedure.
As you can see, the airport is overcrowded
We go to airside part
But here, it's totally different : a really good organization, all stations are open. We cross the police really quickly.
Few minutes after, we're airside.
Boarding area at 8:40am
Our flight will be displayed at 9:15
The area is overcrowded, it's the rush hour. Some spotting
E190 to London-City
The queue of an 332 Etihad going to Abu Dhabi
I managed to find a seat, just in front of this 350 Qatar for Doha.
Sadly, there is no carpet here
We see the queues of a 767 Air Canada to Toronto, an American airlines, and an AF.
the 332 is pushing-back
BA in 767 from London Heathrow .
Etihad is taking-off
Few minutes after, it's the turn of the A350.
Delta is coming from NewYork JFK in 757
At 9:15am, the gate is not displayed, it's only write "GO TO WAITING AREA AT GATES 17-29", 9m walk in theory. Finally we're in gate 26, and the boarding is starting when we arrive
An other 320 easyjet, in BORDEAUX livrery
Finnair is going to Helsinki, United to NewYork neward in 757
At our left, an Aer Lingus Regional going to Dublin.
We go to our seat, the last row (20). Security
seat are reclining
But they are out of service. Mine is blocked in "low position".
and it's dirty
we push-back at 9:55
At 10, we take-off, bye scotland:)
the fog has dissipated
At 10:35am, we start our descent over Manchester. The stewardess gives us our boarding gate to our flight to Paris, and explicates the way to follow to have our BP, while remaining in transit system! The only stewardess of this flight was really nice !
The weather is worse here that in Edinburgh, but air temperature is higher.
Landing gear released, with BE inscriptions "Faster than road or rail" which is totally true.
We fly-over typically English suburban estate
10:45am touchdown at MAN
37 Norwegian going to Stockholm
In term of international passengers, Manchester airport is before Toroton Pearson or LAX !! (18.6millions iof international PAX!)
our plane go to Southampton one hour after.
Then we have to print our second BP, thanks to the stewardess, we don't have to exit the transit system. There is the last pic of this report, a beautiful MAN corridor.
thanks for reading
Edinburgh - EDI
Manchester - MAN
EDI: Overcrowded landside. Airside you have a good choice of shops (m&s, cafés). Lack of seating place, Edinburgh is I think at his maximum in terms of capacity for such a good international network.
BE: Nothing espacial, except the crew (composed of one) who was very nice.
MAN: uhh, a cold and ugly English airport, really overcrowded, we have to seat on the ground. Low-cost terminal (3) is really detestable!
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