Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby boff180 on Fri 05 Feb 2016, 12:46 pm

Have to say, I find Duxford expensive for a half day flying display anyway and the extra £5 for the privilege of parking my car means I won't be attending any Duxford shows this year.

Way to go Duxford, at a time when you're supposed to be encouraging people not to freeload in the naughty field you give those that do yet another reason. :wall:

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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby jon93 on Fri 05 Feb 2016, 1:02 pm

Me and my dad will be going to Flying Legends this year and I have no problems paying for parking, by the time we pay for both tickets, petrol (by far the biggest money eater coming all the way from Newcastle), food, programme and any other things we might purchase £5 is a small amount.
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby Mooshie1956 on Fri 05 Feb 2016, 2:12 pm

I know the £5 isn't a separate charge for Legends they say they increased the price, but I'll be a senior this year so at least I get £7 saving :biggrin:
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby Pen Pusher on Fri 05 Feb 2016, 3:12 pm

A lot on here wouldn't bat an eye lid at forking out £300+ for an Xbox or PlayStation and another £30+ for a game but add £5 to an air show entrance ticket and it's the end of the world. :roll:

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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby PeterR on Fri 05 Feb 2016, 3:15 pm

Pen Pusher wrote:A lot on here wouldn't bat an eye lid at forking out £300+ for an Xbox or PlayStation and another £30+ for a game but add £5 to an air show entrance ticket and it's the end of the world. :roll:

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Bit of a difference Brian, an Xbox would last a number of years whereas Duxford's flying displays last around 3 hours.
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby Chrisse on Fri 05 Feb 2016, 3:35 pm

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WG655 wrote:
Maybe it would be more of an incentive were discounted tickets available for those who use Park & Ride?


Having used Trumpington before, the ease is sufficient incentive, I think.


Having never used it, what's the normal cost for the Park and Ride to Duxford on an airshow day?

I think Legends will probably be my only Duxford show this year unless they get a star item, as it's getting a little too expensive for a 3.5 hour display!


From the P&R website: "It will cost you £1 to park up to 18 hours".
The shuttlebus to Duxford is free of charge.
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby Kipperooni on Fri 05 Feb 2016, 4:04 pm

I have rarely missed a single show at Duxford since 1988 (only 5 individual days). I am the longest serving member of the Friends Of Duxford, but the increase to the ticket price and expecting another £5 to park my car is disgusting and I must say I will not be attending any more May or September shows and will most likely now not renew my FOD membership next year. WELL DONE Duxford. :wall:
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby Pen Pusher on Fri 05 Feb 2016, 6:51 pm

All these people dropping out, should get a spot on the crowd line now. :biggrin:

Haven't seen it mentioned but there is a 15% discount on the May show ticket price -
Book this month to get 15% off tickets with promo code AIRSHOW15A

https://www.facebook.com/iwm.Duxford/?fref=nf

Motorcycles have FREE parking by the way. :clap: :clap:

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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby TKK 140 on Fri 05 Feb 2016, 7:21 pm

Pen Pusher wrote:All these people dropping out, should get a spot on the crowd line now. :biggrin:

Haven't seen it mentioned but there is a 15% discount on the May show ticket price -
Book this month to get 15% off tickets with promo code AIRSHOW15A

https://www.facebook.com/iwm.Duxford/?fref=nf

Motorcycles have FREE parking by the way. :clap: :clap:

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There is a 20% discount for May if booked by 29th of Feb, which came with the heads up e mail I received.

The restriction in car parking should at least remove the congestion and pre booking removes the weather risk from the organiser to the customer.

I wonder how many u turns will take place.
Brian with a £10 surcharge is that enough for a hedge. :whistle:
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby keithjs on Fri 05 Feb 2016, 7:53 pm

Pen Pusher wrote:All these people dropping out, should get a spot on the crowd line now. :biggrin:

Haven't seen it mentioned but there is a 15% discount on the May show ticket price -
Book this month to get 15% off tickets with promo code AIRSHOW15A

https://www.facebook.com/iwm.Duxford/?fref=nf

Motorcycles have FREE parking by the way. :clap: :clap:

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Pretty good value if you work it out as its cheaper than using my FOD card......Pity I bought them yesterday before I knew though.... :wall:
Still for those who use it it'll virtually wipe out the car park charge... :heyhey: everyone's a winner...... :up:
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Sat 06 Feb 2016, 12:29 pm

TKK 140 wrote:
Pen Pusher wrote:All these people dropping out, should get a spot on the crowd line now. :biggrin:

Haven't seen it mentioned but there is a 15% discount on the May show ticket price -
Book this month to get 15% off tickets with promo code AIRSHOW15A

https://www.facebook.com/iwm.Duxford/?fref=nf

Motorcycles have FREE parking by the way. :clap: :clap:

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There is a 20% discount for May if booked by 29th of Feb, which came with the heads up e mail I received.

The restriction in car parking should at least remove the congestion and pre booking removes the weather risk from the organiser to the customer.

I wonder how many u turns will take place.
Brian with a £10 surcharge is that enough for a hedge. :whistle:


Hi TKK 140

Is there a code for the 20% discount?

Thanks.
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby pbeardmore on Sun 07 Feb 2016, 2:44 pm

There are two issues, the actual £5 which, for some, will make the difference between being able to come or not (are park and ride etc)

but there is the bigger issue of client goodwill (or lack of it). Knowing that the service provider is looking at every area to try and squeeze every last penny out of you is not good and, even if you can find the money, its a black mark against their brand and the decision to come back and support other events.

I was amazed in Belgium that they charged to use the toilets but, other than urinate in public, what can you do?

PS have Duxford yet played the green card in justifying the car park charge?
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby davidjones533 on Sun 07 Feb 2016, 3:01 pm

Is there a code for the 20% discount?

Thanks.


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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby keithjs on Sun 07 Feb 2016, 3:07 pm

davidjones533 wrote:
Is there a code for the 20% discount?

Thanks.


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So unless you're able to visit the museum regularly (no offence intended Brian) that makes an adult ticket £3 cheaper than we can get a FOD one....hardly worth being a member is it...... :wall:
BTW, the code doesn't work for Legends tickets.
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby Pen Pusher on Sun 07 Feb 2016, 3:47 pm

Being a FOD 'Senior' it's only £27.20 for two days at the May show and £43.20 for two days at Legends. Worth it for me. :biggrin:

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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby keithjs on Sun 07 Feb 2016, 4:04 pm

Not fair...you pensioners nowadays get all the good deals.... :sad: Still a few more years for me yet, mind you if this year goes as fast as last year it won't take long.... :heyhey:
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby Pen Pusher on Sun 07 Feb 2016, 4:11 pm

Another 4 years til I get my State pension/bus pass etc. :tongue:

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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby keithjs on Sun 07 Feb 2016, 4:34 pm

Ah, I see Senior FOD is 60+. Apologies for thinking you were older than I thought. Of course that also means I'll get there sooner... :sad: That's all I need... .
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Sun 07 Feb 2016, 5:17 pm

davidjones533 wrote:
Is there a code for the 20% discount?

Thanks.


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Thanks very much. I might not bother renewing my FOD membership!

Using the code :

Adult | Promotion 20% off | Saturday ND
If you're driving to the air show please also select to buy a car parking ticket below
£23.60

FoD:

Adult | Friends of Duxford | Saturday
Please bring along your membership card. If you're driving to the air show please also select to buy a car parking ticket below
£26.55

The free tea and "luxury" portaloos in the Friends enclosure on show days are not worth the £55 annual membership and the higher-priced tickets. I'm afraid that my many years of Friends membership might have drawn to a close as there really is no incentive to renew because due to changing circumstances, I won't take advantage of the following "benefits":

Free and fast-track admission to IWM Duxford*
20% discount on Air Show tickets, plus free access to the Friends' marquee and enclosure on air show days, with unrivalled views of the display
Free subscription to Duxford News, the IWM Duxford magazine published three times a year
20% discount on airfield landing fees
Discount on IWM Duxford's Special Interest Days and some events
20% discount at IWM Duxford’s shops and a 10% discount at other IWM branches’ shops
20% discount in IWM Duxford’s cafes and restaurants
10% discount on a number of Classic Wings flights. For more information visit Classic Wings.
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby jalfrezi on Mon 08 Feb 2016, 11:20 am

Do we know yet if the display lines are likely to be the same as last September's show, i.e. no banked turns around the Airspace hangar (M11 end)?
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby Blackbird on Mon 08 Feb 2016, 8:47 pm

I like many others leave it until a day or two beforehand to decide which day to attend - based on expected weather in my case. I strongly resent having either to make up my mind now, or buying a "both days" ticket. And then there's the car parking surcharge :mad:

Should I want to buy a both days ticket, but only one car parking ticket, what option am I supposed to take? The nice lady I spoke to at the IWM today couldn't help and it was clearly something that hadn't been considered? Any suggestions out there?

As at least a couple of people have pointed out, it now makes FOD membership extremely questionable. Law of unintended consequences, or just plain stupidity? I've also been a FOD member for many years but probably won't bother when my renewal falls due :sad: .

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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby R4118 on Mon 15 Feb 2016, 3:21 pm

For me it's simple.

A parking charge means I wont be doing the flightline walk. Can't have everything.
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby R4118 on Tue 16 Feb 2016, 10:27 am

The promotion code doesn't seem to work with the booking of tickets for Legends.
Too bad.
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Re: Duxford 2016 Air Shows

Postby Pen Pusher on Tue 16 Feb 2016, 10:40 am

The promo code was for the May show only.

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