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Post: #31
(20/06/2012, 06:04 PM)bondensbabe Wrote:
(20/06/2012, 12:37 PM)JY Will Wrote: Dear all,

as a result of your great feedback we are going to be trialling some Manchester specific departures for our 2013 holidays. These will be available in our September brochure. Although there will be just a small selection initially while we try and guage what works we hope that this will improve your choices if you live in the north.

We will also improve the way that we show our regional departure options on the brochure page so that it makes it easier for you to see which holidays will be best for your needs.

Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to tell us your thoughts.

happy holidays

Will

Thanks Will. Nice to know we are listened to!

Hi Will
Could you please tell us which holidays will be featured?
Kind regards
Di
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Post: #32
(21/06/2012, 08:11 AM)LovelyLesley1 Wrote:
(20/06/2012, 12:37 PM)JY Will Wrote: Dear all,

as a result of your great feedback we are going to be trialling some Manchester specific departures for our 2013 holidays. These will be available in our September brochure. Although there will be just a small selection initially while we try and guage what works we hope that this will improve your choices if you live in the north.

We will also improve the way that we show our regional departure options on the brochure page so that it makes it easier for you to see which holidays will be best for your needs.

Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to tell us your thoughts.

happy holidays

Will


Hi Will,
I have followed this thread with interest. I see Just You are considering offering more flights from Manchester for next year to cater for those people living in the North, which is great - but what about us Midlanders?

Whereas East Midlands airport would probably not be an option, Birmingham has a very large airport and I am sure there must be flights available to the destinations Just You use.
At present we get very little choice of holidays from Birmingham, other than a few long-haul holidays, so for the majority of holidays we have to fly from London airports - but we get no connecting flights from Birmingham to London either.

It will be interesting to see what holidays are offered from Manchester in the new brochure, but even so it will just mean we Midlanders still have very few options from Birmingham.

Best wishes,
Lesley Angel

I do agree with Lesley here Will. East Midlands is my nearest, but flights from there are very hit and miss. I can't even fly to Scotland from there at the moment! Birmingham International is the best option, I can even get a train straight to it.

Even so Manchester is still a better option for me than Gatwick!

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Post: #33
(21/06/2012, 04:26 PM)dianejan Wrote:
(20/06/2012, 06:04 PM)bondensbabe Wrote:
(20/06/2012, 12:37 PM)JY Will Wrote: Dear all,

as a result of your great feedback we are going to be trialling some Manchester specific departures for our 2013 holidays. These will be available in our September brochure. Although there will be just a small selection initially while we try and guage what works we hope that this will improve your choices if you live in the north.

We will also improve the way that we show our regional departure options on the brochure page so that it makes it easier for you to see which holidays will be best for your needs.

Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to tell us your thoughts.

happy holidays

Will

Thanks Will. Nice to know we are listened to!

Hi Will
Could you please tell us which holidays will be featured?
Kind regards
Di

Hi Di,

I can't 100% confirm everything until we have got all of our flights seats confirmed. The tours we are looking at are America's Golden West and Route 66.

We are also trying to work something for Canada & New England in the Fall and National Parks, Canyons & Little Big Horn - but those 2 are a proving a bit trickier.

Thanks

Will
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Post: #34
Thankyou Will,
You have listened and Manchester is a very good start. I shall certainly be interested. It's better for people from the North East, Scotland and Midlands as well as the North West.

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Post: #35
(24/05/2012, 12:24 PM)JY Will Wrote: Hi everyone,
I have travelled with Just You on many occasions now and would much prefer departures from Manchester as having to change at Heathrow adds the the journey time considerably. When I went to China via Heathrow the journey was much too long and would not do this again.
I now pick holidays only flying from Manchester and would take more long haul if flights were available. I could travel to London the day before but this would use up more holiday leave. If I had to change I would prefer to change in London. I really wanted to do the trip to Carcassonne but I would have to change at Heathrow and for such a short journey this was impractical.


I wanted to say thank you for sharing all of your thoughts regarding flights from non-London airports. Hopefully I can explain a little why we do not have a large selection of regional options on each tour and I also would like to get your thoughts on some of the things that we can do to help.

When we saw the thread a couple of weeks back we sat down with our Aviation team and set about going through all of our best selling tours in the hope that we could easily add in some extra regional options for you. However, it was not quite as straightforward as we had hoped.

Although airports such as Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow and Bristol do offer a great number of destinations, actually marrying those up with our tours is a much harder task. Days of operation, flight timings and having different start and end airports are all major factors. Some regional carriers, like Ryanair, will not even permit us to use their flights at all unfortunately.

We are also committed to delivering you the best possible Just You experience and so we are very mindful of having just a couple of people going from a regional airport where there is no Tour Manager and they do not get to meet with the group until they are in resort. We know from the feedback that we have received that many guests would much rather all be together. Although I am sure there are some seasoned travellers who would not see this as an issue. Would you still be inclined to book if you knew that the Tour Manager would not be travelling with you?

In terms of Long Haul holidays, there are sometimes flights from regional airports, especially Manchester, but very rarely will they be direct and so there may be long connection times and there is also the experience of having to change planes in a strange country when there is no Tour Manager around to assist - again, we want to make sure that our guests are getting the best possible Just You experience.

We do listen to your feedback though and we want to try and give you the holidays that you want. One of the ideas that we came up with was offering dedicated departures from a certain alternative airport, such as Manchester, on a set date or dates each year for tours with the appropriate routes available. Obviously this would mean that there would be less choice of dates but you would all still be travelling as one group with a Tour Manager. Would that be the sort of thing that would be better for us to look into for you?

Another question we would be very interested to know your thoughts on - where no direct regional flights are available, would you rather change planes in London or abroad?

We would love to hear from you so that we can offer the holidays that you want!

Thanks a lot

Will

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Post: #36
Great news about extra flights from Manchster, I will look out for them in September and book early if any holidays are suitable. But, I wonder how many of the holidays I will be able to go on? I am willing to bet that there are no more holidays in August for us long-suffering teachers who are very restricted in when we can go on holiday! It would be great to have more choice of tours to far flung places.
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Post: #37
That's great news Will! I will certinly be interested in flying from Manchester. (I hope it's the Italian holidays!) :-)
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Post: #38
(21/06/2012, 04:26 PM)dianejan Wrote:
(20/06/2012, 06:04 PM)bondensbabe Wrote:
(20/06/2012, 12:37 PM)JY Will Wrote: Dear all,

as a result of your great feedback we are going to be trialling some Manchester specific departures for our 2013 holidays. These will be available in our September brochure. Although there will be just a small selection initially while we try and guage what works we hope that this will improve your choices if you live in the north.

We will also improve the way that we show our regional departure options on the brochure page so that it makes it easier for you to see which holidays will be best for your needs.

Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to tell us your thoughts.

happy holidays

Will

Thanks Will. Nice to know we are listened to!

I look forward to the September brochure offering flights directly from manchester I will definitely be itnterested in this as I love travelling with Just You and it mayu broaden my choice now.
thank you
JeanL
Hi Will
Could you please tell us which holidays will be featured?
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Di

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Post: #39
(21/06/2012, 08:11 AM)LovelyLesley1 Wrote:
(20/06/2012, 12:37 PM)JY Will Wrote: Dear all,

as a result of your great feedback we are going to be trialling some Manchester specific departures for our 2013 holidays. These will be available in our September brochure. Although there will be just a small selection initially while we try and guage what works we hope that this will improve your choices if you live in the north.

We will also improve the way that we show our regional departure options on the brochure page so that it makes it easier for you to see which holidays will be best for your needs.

Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to tell us your thoughts.

happy holidays

Will


Hi Will,
I have followed this thread with interest. I see Just You are considering offering more flights from Manchester for next year to cater for those people living in the North, which is great - but what about us Midlanders?

Whereas East Midlands airport would probably not be an option, Birmingham has a very large airport and I am sure there must be flights available to the destinations Just You use.
At present we get very little choice of holidays from Birmingham, other than a few long-haul holidays, so for the majority of holidays we have to fly from London airports - but we get no connecting flights from Birmingham to London either.

It will be interesting to see what holidays are offered from Manchester in the new brochure, but even so it will just mean we Midlanders still have very few options from Birmingham.

Best wishes,
Lesley Angel

Hi Will
I too have followed this tread with great interest and would fully endorse all of Lesley's comments re flights from Birmingham airport. I do struggle to understand why there is no connecting flight from Birmingham (England's 'second city') to London. Can you offer any reasons for why that is? While it's very nice to consider offering more flights from Manchester (about 90mins from me), please please remember the heart of England!
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Mike
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Post: #40
(25/07/2012, 02:31 PM)mikew Wrote:
(21/06/2012, 08:11 AM)LovelyLesley1 Wrote:
(20/06/2012, 12:37 PM)JY Will Wrote: Dear all,

as a result of your great feedback we are going to be trialling some Manchester specific departures for our 2013 holidays. These will be available in our September brochure. Although there will be just a small selection initially while we try and guage what works we hope that this will improve your choices if you live in the north.

We will also improve the way that we show our regional departure options on the brochure page so that it makes it easier for you to see which holidays will be best for your needs.

Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to tell us your thoughts.

happy holidays

Will


Hi Will,
I have followed this thread with interest. I see Just You are considering offering more flights from Manchester for next year to cater for those people living in the North, which is great - but what about us Midlanders?

Whereas East Midlands airport would probably not be an option, Birmingham has a very large airport and I am sure there must be flights available to the destinations Just You use.
At present we get very little choice of holidays from Birmingham, other than a few long-haul holidays, so for the majority of holidays we have to fly from London airports - but we get no connecting flights from Birmingham to London either.

It will be interesting to see what holidays are offered from Manchester in the new brochure, but even so it will just mean we Midlanders still have very few options from Birmingham.

Best wishes,
Lesley Angel

Hi Will
I too have followed this tread with great interest and would fully endorse all of Lesley's comments re flights from Birmingham airport. I do struggle to understand why there is no connecting flight from Birmingham (England's 'second city') to London. Can you offer any reasons for why that is? While it's very nice to consider offering more flights from Manchester (about 90mins from me), please please remember the heart of England!
Best Wishes
Mike

Hi Mike,

to my knowledge there are no airlines that fly from Birmingham to Heathrow or Gatwick at all
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