MAN T2 - which gate

J_B
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edited 17 October 2023 at 11:45AM in Flights, currency & car hire
We normally fly EZY from T1 and know which gate so we can be early in the queue; but this time we are going Jet2 from T2.
Is there a website that gives the gate numbers, like they do on the departure board, or does anyone know which gates Jet2 normally use.

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  • la531983
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    edited 17 October 2023 at 12:01PM
    J_B said:
    We normally fly EZY from T1 and know which gate so we can be early in the queue; but this time we are going Jet2 from T2.
    Is there a website that gives the gate numbers, like they do on the departure board, or does anyone know which gates Jet2 normally use.

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    The Manchester Airport website doesnt normally tell you anymore

    Last time I was in T2 though (October 2021) it was odd. The new bit is lovely and shiny and there was a new pier with gates A1 through A12, but our flight was leaving from gate 204. In the old bit. You walked back downstairs and through some double doors and you were back in the old bit of the airport (gates 201 through 212 or so), with the awful triangle carpet, and all the shops fenced off. And we had to schlep right to the end of the terminal.

    Our Jet2 flight departed from Gate 204 and arrived back I think at A3, on the new pier. My sister flew with them last summer and the picture of the gate was clearly on the A pier. So no, they dont have "usual" gates.  I think the old gates may currently be closed anyway for retrofitting.  Terminal 2 is very different from Terminal 1 as you dont have an old, decrepit pier with no jet bridges like T1 does (which Easyjet use most of the time) so airlines use any gate really.
  • J_B
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    Very knowledgeable response, thanks.
    I found this https://www.airport-manchester.com/man-departures which historically, it told me that the last 2 days, our flight went from A9 & A11.
    They fly to PFO every day, but at different times.

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    edited 17 October 2023 at 12:10PM
    What that website does confirm is the old gates are still actually being used, which is a surprise. Jet2 planes used Gates 203, 204 and 207 this morning (on the ones I checked) which are a mile away from the A Gates, so you cant really be conclusive. The new terminal has essentially been built over where Gates 213-214 used to be, with the A Gates over the other side of the "200" gates.

    In addition the B Gates seem to have opened and Jet2 have used those this morning, I havent been in T2 for over two years so I have no idea where the B gates actually are.

    EDIT - seems the B Gates are at floor level, under the A Pier, and are used for bus boarding at peak times which this morning would have been.
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    Visit report ... ;-)

    I looked at our particular LS flight (which goes each day, but at different times) on t'internet. Each day it was one of the A gates.
    So, as soon as we'd eaten (at the Italian at the top of the stairs - very nice) we headed off to set up camp in the A gates - it's a fair trek, so we hoped we were right!
    Bizarrely, there is only *one* flight information board once you have made the trek, so we set up opposite it and waited for a number to appear. A9 it was and away we (eventually) went.
    The most turbulent flight we have ever been on but hey ho, we are now relaxing ... as well as posting on MSE! :D
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