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Spacecadet
9th August 2012, 16:45
Durham Valley Tees Airport look like branch of Tesco's?

BBC News - Jet overshoots runway at Durham Tees Valley Airport (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-19195028)

Robinho
9th August 2012, 16:47
It is a Tesco's. With an Airport aisle.

OwlHoot
9th August 2012, 16:51
It is a Tesco's. With an Airport aisle.

The jet must have had wobbly wheels

Robinho
9th August 2012, 16:51
The jet must have had wobbly wheels

Yep, and they land sideways.

eek
9th August 2012, 16:55
It is a Tesco's. With an Airport aisle.

Its not a Tesco its really just a tin shed. Its great for catching flights from I can arrive 10 minutes before take off for Aberdeen flights. Never had a problem catching the flight.

As for the statement flights are running normally. With 6 flights a day (3 to Aberdeen, 3 to Amsterdam) that wouldn't be difficult.

SimonMac
9th August 2012, 17:05
Cause Waitrose is too upmarket for the area!

hyperD
9th August 2012, 17:47
Sounds like a Tesco value chicken hit the side of the Falcon trolley...

eek
9th August 2012, 20:58
Cause Waitrose is too upmarket for the area!

While we don't have a Waitrose (Booths (http://www.booths.co.uk)are rumoured to be coming which is frankly a nicer option) Darlington is probably the largest town in the country without a proper Tesco's. There is a Tesco local in the town centre but that is that.

To be honest its all the nicer for the lack of one.

BrilloPad
10th August 2012, 07:08
Because the primary duty of an airport is to sell stuff? Getting people on and off planes seems unimportant these days.

eek
10th August 2012, 07:51
Because the primary duty of an airport is to sell stuff? Getting people on and off planes seems unimportant these days.

Given that Durham Tees has 2 bars (one each side of check-in) 2 WH Smiths (ditto - with strange opening hours that only make sense when you see the timetable) and the worlds worst Duty Free selling stuff is not a priority. Its small size and incredibly late check-in times means its absolutely brilliant provided you want to go to Aberdeen or via Amsterdam.