Cross channel flights take off from Brighton tomorrow

Brighton (Shoreham) Airport

Brighton (Shoreham) Airport

First published in News by , Assistant News Editor

Cross-channel flights from a provincial British airport to France will start from tomorrow (March 6) following the launch of a new airline.

Brighton City Airways will begin daily scheduled services from the renamed Brighton (Shoreham) Airport in West Sussex to Paris Pontoise Airport, 17 miles from the centre of the French capital.

Officials say it will take just an hour to fly to France on a 19-seat Let 410 commuter aircraft for £69 one way, including taxes and charges.

Sussex-based aviation expert Jonathan Candelon, who founded the airline along with former Royal Marine commando Neil Laughton, hopes French visitors to Britain will use the new service.

He said: "We are not only making it easy and affordable for passengers to enjoy Paris for day-trips, weekends and short or long breaks, but we are also bringing French visitors over to discover the South of England and its attractions."

Airport manager Ric Belfield said: "This is absolutely what we want to see at the airport, scheduled international travel bringing people through our historic airport, which was the first licensed airfield in Britain.

"This prompted us to rename the airport Brighton (Shoreham) Airport, to link it properly to our neighbouring city."

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10:32am Tue 5 Mar 13

mimseycal says...

It will always remain Shoreham Airport to me!
It will always remain Shoreham Airport to me! mimseycal
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10:40am Tue 5 Mar 13

Crystal Ball says...

mimseycal wrote:
It will always remain Shoreham Airport to me!
It's Shoreham Airport and should remain that way.

So the headline is inaccurate again. Well done Schmargus.
[quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: It will always remain Shoreham Airport to me![/p][/quote]It's Shoreham Airport and should remain that way. So the headline is inaccurate again. Well done Schmargus. Crystal Ball
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10:42am Tue 5 Mar 13

Cabin fever says...

How are they getting from Shoreham-by-Sea in order to take off from Brighton?

I guess they could taxi along the bypass - that's pretty close by.
How are they getting from Shoreham-by-Sea in order to take off from Brighton? I guess they could taxi along the bypass - that's pretty close by. Cabin fever
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11:02am Tue 5 Mar 13

qm says...

Crystal Ball wrote:
mimseycal wrote:
It will always remain Shoreham Airport to me!
It's Shoreham Airport and should remain that way.

So the headline is inaccurate again. Well done Schmargus.
Absolutely!!! Always was, always will be, whatever they put on the signs!
[quote][p][bold]Crystal Ball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: It will always remain Shoreham Airport to me![/p][/quote]It's Shoreham Airport and should remain that way. So the headline is inaccurate again. Well done Schmargus.[/p][/quote]Absolutely!!! Always was, always will be, whatever they put on the signs! qm
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11:13am Tue 5 Mar 13

billy goat-gruff says...

They should reopen Shoreham Halt - the railway line goes right past the terminal building
They should reopen Shoreham Halt - the railway line goes right past the terminal building billy goat-gruff
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11:20am Tue 5 Mar 13

paul76 says...

Cross channel flights take off from Brighton? Do they really? They take off from Shoreham Airport which is in Shoreham, West Sussex, not Brighton which is East Sussex.

Another stupid renaming when the two places aren't even in the same county (and yes I know that technically Brighton & Hove is it's own county or whatever crazy change happened there.)

I wonder how many people will actually go to Brighton expecting to find an airport, only to discover it is 8 miles away in a different town in a different county.
Cross channel flights take off from Brighton? Do they really? They take off from Shoreham Airport which is in Shoreham, West Sussex, not Brighton which is East Sussex. Another stupid renaming when the two places aren't even in the same county (and yes I know that technically Brighton & Hove is it's own county or whatever crazy change happened there.) I wonder how many people will actually go to Brighton expecting to find an airport, only to discover it is 8 miles away in a different town in a different county. paul76
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11:34am Tue 5 Mar 13

jsuk2000 says...

"I wonder how many people will actually go to London Gatwick expecting to find an airport, only to discover it is 28 miles away in a different town in a different county."
"I wonder how many people will actually go to London Gatwick expecting to find an airport, only to discover it is 28 miles away in a different town in a different county." jsuk2000
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11:36am Tue 5 Mar 13

mustaphaLeeko says...

Indeed, when my housemate learnt to fly at Shoreham airport, he had to travel to Shoreham not Brighton!

The Argus really need to check their facts before printing nonsense, as others say Shoreham Airport is in Shoreham, no inane rebrand will ever bring it 8 miles closer to Brighton, or within it's boundaries!

The Argus really sucks these days, bring back the old Evening Argus and proper reporters.
Indeed, when my housemate learnt to fly at Shoreham airport, he had to travel to Shoreham not Brighton! The Argus really need to check their facts before printing nonsense, as others say Shoreham Airport is in Shoreham, no inane rebrand will ever bring it 8 miles closer to Brighton, or within it's boundaries! The Argus really sucks these days, bring back the old Evening Argus and proper reporters. mustaphaLeeko
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11:50am Tue 5 Mar 13

mimseycal says...

Crystal Ball wrote:
mimseycal wrote:
It will always remain Shoreham Airport to me!
It's Shoreham Airport and should remain that way.

So the headline is inaccurate again. Well done Schmargus.
Actually the Argus has it right. It was renamed Brighton (Shoreham) Airport on 29th November 2012.
[quote][p][bold]Crystal Ball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: It will always remain Shoreham Airport to me![/p][/quote]It's Shoreham Airport and should remain that way. So the headline is inaccurate again. Well done Schmargus.[/p][/quote]Actually the Argus has it right. It was renamed Brighton (Shoreham) Airport on 29th November 2012. mimseycal
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12:38pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Cave Johnson says...

Why isn't it called Brighton & Hove (Shoreham) Airport? Brighton is not a city.
Why isn't it called Brighton & Hove (Shoreham) Airport? Brighton is not a city. Cave Johnson
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12:48pm Tue 5 Mar 13

fredaj says...

"Shoreham Airport" is actually in Lancing.
"Shoreham Airport" is actually in Lancing. fredaj
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12:49pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Surely not! says...

Oh my the things people get upset about.
Oh my the things people get upset about. Surely not!
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1:06pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Jagmanmc says...

It used to be called Brighton, Hove and Worthing municipal airport.
It used to be called Brighton, Hove and Worthing municipal airport. Jagmanmc
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1:29pm Tue 5 Mar 13

loftylad says...

At least Shoreham Airport is closer to Brighton than Pontoise is to Paris.
At least Shoreham Airport is closer to Brighton than Pontoise is to Paris. loftylad
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1:50pm Tue 5 Mar 13

yourallnuts says...

They renamed it and your all getting upset...really!!!
It's about 8 miles along the coast from Brighton and it's definately the closest airport, although it doesn't have the facilities to land a Jumbo or anything.
You guys must be really angry the fact Gatwick, Luton and Stansted all have London before their name, I bet you were spitting feathers the other day when you read the story on renaming Gatwick to Croydon!
They renamed it and your all getting upset...really!!! It's about 8 miles along the coast from Brighton and it's definately the closest airport, although it doesn't have the facilities to land a Jumbo or anything. You guys must be really angry the fact Gatwick, Luton and Stansted all have London before their name, I bet you were spitting feathers the other day when you read the story on renaming Gatwick to Croydon! yourallnuts
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2:09pm Tue 5 Mar 13

paul76 says...

fredaj wrote:
"Shoreham Airport" is actually in Lancing.
I stand corrected. You are right, Shoreham Airport lies in the parish of Lancing.
[quote][p][bold]fredaj[/bold] wrote: "Shoreham Airport" is actually in Lancing.[/p][/quote]I stand corrected. You are right, Shoreham Airport lies in the parish of Lancing. paul76
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2:09pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Cabin fever says...

mimseycal wrote:
Crystal Ball wrote:
mimseycal wrote:
It will always remain Shoreham Airport to me!
It's Shoreham Airport and should remain that way.

So the headline is inaccurate again. Well done Schmargus.
Actually the Argus has it right. It was renamed Brighton (Shoreham) Airport on 29th November 2012.
I'm aware of that fact – which is a nonsense in itself – but what is written is still wrong.

If that's what they meant, the headline should "actually" read: "Cross channel flights take off from Brighton AIRPORT tomorrow", shouldn't it?
[quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crystal Ball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: It will always remain Shoreham Airport to me![/p][/quote]It's Shoreham Airport and should remain that way. So the headline is inaccurate again. Well done Schmargus.[/p][/quote]Actually the Argus has it right. It was renamed Brighton (Shoreham) Airport on 29th November 2012.[/p][/quote]I'm aware of that fact – which is a nonsense in itself – but what is written is still wrong. If that's what they meant, the headline should "actually" read: "Cross channel flights take off from Brighton AIRPORT tomorrow", shouldn't it? Cabin fever
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2:17pm Tue 5 Mar 13

mimseycal says...

Not necessarily, we all talk about taking off from Gatwick, landing at Stanton, or meeting a flight at Heathrow ... It's a question of convention.
Not necessarily, we all talk about taking off from Gatwick, landing at Stanton, or meeting a flight at Heathrow ... It's a question of convention. mimseycal
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4:15pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

Jagmanmc wrote:
It used to be called Brighton, Hove and Worthing municipal airport.
A pedant writes: It was actually Brighton, Hove and Worthing JOINT municipal airport. Even more of a mouthful!

Anyhoo, good luck to the airline, and yes it will always be Shoreham airport to me - like the Palace Pier!
[quote][p][bold]Jagmanmc[/bold] wrote: It used to be called Brighton, Hove and Worthing municipal airport.[/p][/quote]A pedant writes: It was actually Brighton, Hove and Worthing JOINT municipal airport. Even more of a mouthful! Anyhoo, good luck to the airline, and yes it will always be Shoreham airport to me - like the Palace Pier! Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
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7:01pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Surely not! says...

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit wrote:
Jagmanmc wrote:
It used to be called Brighton, Hove and Worthing municipal airport.
A pedant writes: It was actually Brighton, Hove and Worthing JOINT municipal airport. Even more of a mouthful!

Anyhoo, good luck to the airline, and yes it will always be Shoreham airport to me - like the Palace Pier!
now calling the Palace Pier Shoreham Airport is really going to far surely?
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jagmanmc[/bold] wrote: It used to be called Brighton, Hove and Worthing municipal airport.[/p][/quote]A pedant writes: It was actually Brighton, Hove and Worthing JOINT municipal airport. Even more of a mouthful! Anyhoo, good luck to the airline, and yes it will always be Shoreham airport to me - like the Palace Pier![/p][/quote]now calling the Palace Pier Shoreham Airport is really going to far surely? Surely not!
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7:12pm Tue 5 Mar 13

PorkBoat says...

jsuk2000 wrote:
"I wonder how many people will actually go to London Gatwick expecting to find an airport, only to discover it is 28 miles away in a different town in a different county."
You've been in the pub all afternoon, haven't you?
[quote][p][bold]jsuk2000[/bold] wrote: "I wonder how many people will actually go to London Gatwick expecting to find an airport, only to discover it is 28 miles away in a different town in a different county."[/p][/quote]You've been in the pub all afternoon, haven't you? PorkBoat
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7:14pm Tue 5 Mar 13

mimseycal says...

Surely not! wrote:
Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit wrote:
Jagmanmc wrote:
It used to be called Brighton, Hove and Worthing municipal airport.
A pedant writes: It was actually Brighton, Hove and Worthing JOINT municipal airport. Even more of a mouthful!

Anyhoo, good luck to the airline, and yes it will always be Shoreham airport to me - like the Palace Pier!
now calling the Palace Pier Shoreham Airport is really going to far surely?
Too far maybe but never to far ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Surely not![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jagmanmc[/bold] wrote: It used to be called Brighton, Hove and Worthing municipal airport.[/p][/quote]A pedant writes: It was actually Brighton, Hove and Worthing JOINT municipal airport. Even more of a mouthful! Anyhoo, good luck to the airline, and yes it will always be Shoreham airport to me - like the Palace Pier![/p][/quote]now calling the Palace Pier Shoreham Airport is really going to far surely?[/p][/quote]Too far maybe but never to far ;-) mimseycal
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8:23pm Tue 5 Mar 13

sedwardsESQ says...

This Argus even before new ownership couldn't string two sentences together without either exaggerating to anywhere near the truth or respecting the privacy of any individual whilst tarring with the same brush, keep in archive reports that could only cause harm to any individuals by it's misrepresenting words that hold no truth..example:
I think you have seriously missed the point, I couldn’t give you any information concerning any such allegation that came from Sussex Police as I know nothing of any such case or charge against me and in a recent interview with Sussex Police (CID?) it was stated that I do not have any criminal record, so if the allegation was to be true don’t you think that Sussex Police would have had glory in using it? the charge states a council officer, don’t you think that such charge as serious has stated, one would not need to clarify it’s existence and or validity before continuing to use it? Surely if you dig dipper or ask Annharad Hughes she might assist you in concoct a good case against me for all the trumped up charges I have in my possession from City Council spanning over 20 years.

And please stop using Section 7 (3) of the Data Protection Act 1998 every time I ask for the said information, as section 7 does not apply if the charge is already in the public domain as stated and can only be seen has another diversion from the truth in order to cause as maximum damage has possible to any individual, next you're be telling me it’s all for the common purpose!

Although the statement came through an email from an officer of Sussex Police it clearly states “outlined an incident involving a council officer who had been held against his will” then the council would hold the said information against the said till further notice? although you been told that the information you hold on file is untrue and does not exist in any public domain or record apart from the vaults and or imaginations of the City Council and you still continue to use it by using sections of acts that also don’t exist like the silly trumped up charge’s that you dare not answer in order to cover your own scrawny little necks, you have taken total disregard to the person’s this is affecting both Mentally and Physically, simply tell the truth as nothing that is hidden will not be revealed.

You then have the cheek to ask me to pay you £10.00 to do it? to get information that is stated to be in the public domain, you find the said article in the public domain then produce this article along with the stated charge and with the officer (name) who was held against thy will......simple.

I’ll give you two clues, the information you may be or may not be seeing in the public domain does not state any “housing officer” and certainly does not refer to me as being a criminal and in another article mentioning “feeling a prisoner in my home” due to the Council are the only press article's in any public domain however, there was an obstructive housing officer named Rob Clarkmead Manor Office who seemed to have an obsession with my household and might have wished to be held hostage at our home address and or Annharad Hughes the solicitor of same office that conducted a file of hate using residents and information she obtained from a previous private consultation, other than this I can not be of further assistance other than to continue asking you for the said information.

So rather than me rambling away my evidence, how about you get stitching together without dropping knots your next story line on how you can knit your way out of my question’s whilst still acting to destroy.

I eagerly await your response
This Argus even before new ownership couldn't string two sentences together without either exaggerating to anywhere near the truth or respecting the privacy of any individual whilst tarring with the same brush, keep in archive reports that could only cause harm to any individuals by it's misrepresenting words that hold no truth..example: I think you have seriously missed the point, I couldn’t give you any information concerning any such allegation that came from Sussex Police as I know nothing of any such case or charge against me and in a recent interview with Sussex Police (CID?) it was stated that I do not have any criminal record, so if the allegation was to be true don’t you think that Sussex Police would have had glory in using it? the charge states a council officer, don’t you think that such charge as serious has stated, one would not need to clarify it’s existence and or validity before continuing to use it? Surely if you dig dipper or ask Annharad Hughes she might assist you in concoct a good case against me for all the trumped up charges I have in my possession from City Council spanning over 20 years. And please stop using Section 7 (3) of the Data Protection Act 1998 every time I ask for the said information, as section 7 does not apply if the charge is already in the public domain as stated and can only be seen has another diversion from the truth in order to cause as maximum damage has possible to any individual, next you're be telling me it’s all for the common purpose! Although the statement came through an email from an officer of Sussex Police it clearly states “outlined an incident involving a council officer who had been held against his will” then the council would hold the said information against the said till further notice? although you been told that the information you hold on file is untrue and does not exist in any public domain or record apart from the vaults and or imaginations of the City Council and you still continue to use it by using sections of acts that also don’t exist like the silly trumped up charge’s that you dare not answer in order to cover your own scrawny little necks, you have taken total disregard to the person’s this is affecting both Mentally and Physically, simply tell the truth as nothing that is hidden will not be revealed. You then have the cheek to ask me to pay you £10.00 to do it? to get information that is stated to be in the public domain, you find the said article in the public domain then produce this article along with the stated charge and with the officer (name) who was held against thy will......simple. I’ll give you two clues, the information you may be or may not be seeing in the public domain does not state any “housing officer” and certainly does not refer to me as being a criminal and in another article mentioning “feeling a prisoner in my home” due to the Council are the only press article's in any public domain however, there was an obstructive housing officer named Rob Clarkmead Manor Office who seemed to have an obsession with my household and might have wished to be held hostage at our home address and or Annharad Hughes the solicitor of same office that conducted a file of hate using residents and information she obtained from a previous private consultation, other than this I can not be of further assistance other than to continue asking you for the said information. So rather than me rambling away my evidence, how about you get stitching together without dropping knots your next story line on how you can knit your way out of my question’s whilst still acting to destroy. I eagerly await your response sedwardsESQ
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8:32pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Cabin fever says...

mimseycal wrote:
Not necessarily, we all talk about taking off from Gatwick, landing at Stanton, or meeting a flight at Heathrow ... It's a question of convention.
Riiiiight.

Keep digging.

Gatwick is called Gatwick, because it was built on the site of a manor called "Gatwik".

Heathrow is called Heathrow because it is located near the hamlet of, yes, you guessed it, Heathrow.

Despite it having Brighton in the name of the Airport, it is NOT in Brighton, hence the headline needs clarification...
[quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: Not necessarily, we all talk about taking off from Gatwick, landing at Stanton, or meeting a flight at Heathrow ... It's a question of convention.[/p][/quote]Riiiiight. Keep digging. Gatwick is called Gatwick, because it was built on the site of a manor called "Gatwik". Heathrow is called Heathrow because it is located near the hamlet of, yes, you guessed it, Heathrow. Despite it having Brighton in the name of the Airport, it is NOT in Brighton, hence the headline needs clarification... Cabin fever
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8:36pm Tue 5 Mar 13

leahlou says...

cool! Look forward to using this flight...

Who gives a monkeys what the airport is called, calling it Brighton and having these flights is the kind of thing that stops it shutting down entirely. In other words... get a life!!
cool! Look forward to using this flight... Who gives a monkeys what the airport is called, calling it Brighton and having these flights is the kind of thing that stops it shutting down entirely. In other words... get a life!! leahlou
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9:24pm Tue 5 Mar 13

mimseycal says...

Cabin fever wrote:
mimseycal wrote:
Not necessarily, we all talk about taking off from Gatwick, landing at Stanton, or meeting a flight at Heathrow ... It's a question of convention.
Riiiiight.

Keep digging.

Gatwick is called Gatwick, because it was built on the site of a manor called "Gatwik".

Heathrow is called Heathrow because it is located near the hamlet of, yes, you guessed it, Heathrow.

Despite it having Brighton in the name of the Airport, it is NOT in Brighton, hence the headline needs clarification...
Ah ... so now it appears we are discussing different issues. I responded to your claim that the Argus was wrong as they should rightfully have stated and I quote "If that's what they meant, the headline should "actually" read: "Cross channel flights take off from Brighton AIRPORT tomorrow", shouldn't it?"

So no dear, I don't have to keep digging. You just need to be somewhat more consistent with where you place the goal posts ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Cabin fever[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: Not necessarily, we all talk about taking off from Gatwick, landing at Stanton, or meeting a flight at Heathrow ... It's a question of convention.[/p][/quote]Riiiiight. Keep digging. Gatwick is called Gatwick, because it was built on the site of a manor called "Gatwik". Heathrow is called Heathrow because it is located near the hamlet of, yes, you guessed it, Heathrow. Despite it having Brighton in the name of the Airport, it is NOT in Brighton, hence the headline needs clarification...[/p][/quote]Ah ... so now it appears we are discussing different issues. I responded to your claim that the Argus was wrong as they should rightfully have stated and I quote "If that's what they meant, the headline should "actually" read: "Cross channel flights take off from Brighton AIRPORT tomorrow", shouldn't it?" So no dear, I don't have to keep digging. You just need to be somewhat more consistent with where you place the goal posts ;-) mimseycal
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9:50pm Tue 5 Mar 13

FatherTed11 says...

When did Brighton get an airport? Is they replacing the cycle lanes with runways now?
When did Brighton get an airport? Is they replacing the cycle lanes with runways now? FatherTed11
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9:58pm Tue 5 Mar 13

mimseycal says...

Someone renamed Shoreham Airport in November last year in an effort to attract the French to book tickets on a new airline ;-)
Someone renamed Shoreham Airport in November last year in an effort to attract the French to book tickets on a new airline ;-) mimseycal
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10:17pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Cabin fever says...

mimseycal wrote:
Cabin fever wrote:
mimseycal wrote:
Not necessarily, we all talk about taking off from Gatwick, landing at Stanton, or meeting a flight at Heathrow ... It's a question of convention.
Riiiiight.

Keep digging.

Gatwick is called Gatwick, because it was built on the site of a manor called "Gatwik".

Heathrow is called Heathrow because it is located near the hamlet of, yes, you guessed it, Heathrow.

Despite it having Brighton in the name of the Airport, it is NOT in Brighton, hence the headline needs clarification...
Ah ... so now it appears we are discussing different issues. I responded to your claim that the Argus was wrong as they should rightfully have stated and I quote "If that's what they meant, the headline should "actually" read: "Cross channel flights take off from Brighton AIRPORT tomorrow", shouldn't it?"

So no dear, I don't have to keep digging. You just need to be somewhat more consistent with where you place the goal posts ;-)
Yes, there are two different points here, but I haven't moved any goalposts

It SHOULD be Brighton *Airport* in the headline, because the airport is not in Brighton, so the planes won't be taking off from there, hence "Cross channel flights take off from Brighton tomorrow" isn't correct.

Gatwick and Heathrow were the names of places where the airports were built. So technically that is where you take off from and land. Not Crawley or Slough, for example.
[quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cabin fever[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: Not necessarily, we all talk about taking off from Gatwick, landing at Stanton, or meeting a flight at Heathrow ... It's a question of convention.[/p][/quote]Riiiiight. Keep digging. Gatwick is called Gatwick, because it was built on the site of a manor called "Gatwik". Heathrow is called Heathrow because it is located near the hamlet of, yes, you guessed it, Heathrow. Despite it having Brighton in the name of the Airport, it is NOT in Brighton, hence the headline needs clarification...[/p][/quote]Ah ... so now it appears we are discussing different issues. I responded to your claim that the Argus was wrong as they should rightfully have stated and I quote "If that's what they meant, the headline should "actually" read: "Cross channel flights take off from Brighton AIRPORT tomorrow", shouldn't it?" So no dear, I don't have to keep digging. You just need to be somewhat more consistent with where you place the goal posts ;-)[/p][/quote]Yes, there are two different points here, but I haven't moved any goalposts It SHOULD be Brighton *Airport* in the headline, because the airport is not in Brighton, so the planes won't be taking off from there, hence "Cross channel flights take off from Brighton tomorrow" isn't correct. Gatwick and Heathrow were the names of places where the airports were built. So technically that is where you take off from and land. Not Crawley or Slough, for example. Cabin fever
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10:52pm Tue 5 Mar 13

mimseycal says...

Well, seeing as Brighton (Shoreham) Airport is built in the Parish of Lancing ...

Pragmatically, given that there has been an official name change, there is nothing inherently wrong in the headline "Cross channel flights take off from Brighton tomorrow" and I will refer you to my previously cited examples and also to the reference within the headline to cross channel flights.

Whether it should or could have been a more precise headline is merely a question of linguistic pedantry really. Linguistic pedantry has its place but I don't think that headlines in a relatively minor local newspaper is it.
Well, seeing as Brighton (Shoreham) Airport is built in the Parish of Lancing ... Pragmatically, given that there has been an official name change, there is nothing inherently wrong in the headline "Cross channel flights take off from Brighton tomorrow" and I will refer you to my previously cited examples and also to the reference within the headline to cross channel flights. Whether it should or could have been a more precise headline is merely a question of linguistic pedantry really. Linguistic pedantry has its place but I don't think that headlines in a relatively minor local newspaper is it. mimseycal
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12:43am Wed 6 Mar 13

El Duderino says...

How long before Ryanair get involved and rename it London Brighton
How long before Ryanair get involved and rename it London Brighton El Duderino
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4:51am Wed 6 Mar 13

monkeymoo says...

Brighton Airways is £69 one way, and still not even close to Paris?

It's far cheaper to fly with ANY other main airline from Gatwick (£60 return).
Brighton Airways is £69 one way, and still not even close to Paris? It's far cheaper to fly with ANY other main airline from Gatwick (£60 return). monkeymoo
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8:28am Wed 6 Mar 13

brightonmike2011 says...

@monkeymoo stop spreading lies. You can not fly direct from Gatwick to a Paris Airport on any airline. You have to either take a diversion (either via Copenhagen) or you have to fly from Heathrow.

Brighton City Airways is also cheaper and quicker than Eurostar.
@monkeymoo stop spreading lies. You can not fly direct from Gatwick to a Paris Airport on any airline. You have to either take a diversion (either via Copenhagen) or you have to fly from Heathrow. Brighton City Airways is also cheaper and quicker than Eurostar. brightonmike2011
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7:13pm Wed 6 Mar 13

monkeymoo says...

brightonmike2011 wrote:
@monkeymoo stop spreading lies. You can not fly direct from Gatwick to a Paris Airport on any airline. You have to either take a diversion (either via Copenhagen) or you have to fly from Heathrow.

Brighton City Airways is also cheaper and quicker than Eurostar.
I wonder who you work for!!?

Can i take my car on your plane to (20 miles near) Paris? I doubt it, thats why Eurostar costs more..and is more convenient for some.

Anyhow...Im off on Friday to catch my flight from GATWICK to PARIS for £60 return with Monarch.

Hope your business does well.
[quote][p][bold]brightonmike2011[/bold] wrote: @monkeymoo stop spreading lies. You can not fly direct from Gatwick to a Paris Airport on any airline. You have to either take a diversion (either via Copenhagen) or you have to fly from Heathrow. Brighton City Airways is also cheaper and quicker than Eurostar.[/p][/quote]I wonder who you work for!!? Can i take my car on your plane to (20 miles near) Paris? I doubt it, thats why Eurostar costs more..and is more convenient for some. Anyhow...Im off on Friday to catch my flight from GATWICK to PARIS for £60 return with Monarch. Hope your business does well. monkeymoo
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8:18pm Thu 7 Mar 13

losdude says...

jesus, you people do my head in!?!
It's a 10 minute train ride from Shoreham to Brighton (if that!) so what does it matter?!
What does matter is that Parisians looking for flights to Brighton will search Brighton, not Shoreham, hence it makes sense to change the name.
It'll hopefully bring in a lot more visitors to the city, which is needed, good luck to them!
jesus, you people do my head in!?! It's a 10 minute train ride from Shoreham to Brighton (if that!) so what does it matter?! What does matter is that Parisians looking for flights to Brighton will search Brighton, not Shoreham, hence it makes sense to change the name. It'll hopefully bring in a lot more visitors to the city, which is needed, good luck to them! losdude
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1:06am Fri 8 Mar 13

Brighton Visitor says...

Isn't it time the Hove was dropped from Brighton and Hove?

After all Brighton is still a dump whether Hove is included or not.
Isn't it time the Hove was dropped from Brighton and Hove? After all Brighton is still a dump whether Hove is included or not. Brighton Visitor
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