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Old 14th Aug 2011, 20:50
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Aircraft not sold and still in hands of BAEAS / Falko for remarketing and have been for some time now.
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Old 14th Aug 2011, 22:03
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I think they are also ending NCL to Bergen on 3rd Sept?.
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Old 19th Aug 2011, 14:48
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Plymouth - Glasgow 11 August

What happened?

This simple trip turned into an a journey that would have daunted even Michael Palin: five airports in one day!

Eastern having dropped Plymouth from the route. I make my own way to Newquay to be told "Flight's cancelled, didn't you know"?. Taxi to Exeter, nice FlyBe person says; "We don't fly to Glasgow from here, you'll have to change aircraft at Manchester". After passing through Manchester finally arrived in Glasgow nine hours after leaving home. Plymouth to Glasgow is easily driveable in 8hrs 30mins.

Can anyone throw any light on what went wrong at Newquay on that fateful day?
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 11:10
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so how long will this SVG GLA route last, 3 week trial? don't book to far in advance...
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Old 31st Aug 2011, 14:31
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There was nothing in the various media releases regarding the route, including comments from Eastern/BAA GLA/Glasgow Council/Glasgow Marketing Bureau, to even remotely suggest that this service was a trial (and a pretty short one at that). If it is is, it's rather disingenuous on the part of several of these bodies to make out that it's longer-term.

Given the length of the trial and given that it's only been announced little more than 2 weeks before the start of services on the route, it seems like it may be handicapped right from the start, no matter what market there is for it - I guess there may may be a word of mouth effect among many of the potential oil-related pax and I realise many oil bookings may be fairly last minute, but how can the service be given a fair trial when the service could have been announced, operated and canned before 6 weeks have elapsed. It could be gone before most potential pax have even heard of it, let alone had a chance to actually use it!
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Old 1st Sep 2011, 00:09
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With all the trouble RE are experiencing, i don't understand how Eastern have not pounced on the IOM to LCY route. Pax would appreciate a regular on time good service. Do Eastern just seem to choose poor performing routes rather than an ideal niche route like this one?
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Old 1st Sep 2011, 10:30
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no just never advertise any of them apart from oil and gas magazines
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Old 1st Sep 2011, 16:43
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Surprised no interest in Blackpool to London area. Couple of years passenger figures available from the Ryanair era....would seem ideal for a turboprop operator. Further back in history Autair did it with an Ambassador [occassionally a Viking]
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Old 1st Sep 2011, 17:11
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BLK-LON would be Western Airways, not Eastern

I hear BLK-LON is in the pipeline elsewhere actually.
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Old 1st Sep 2011, 23:00
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Eastern tried LCY from NCL but LCY charges made it unviable for a J41 operation if I recall correctly. Sadly the same would likely be true for a IOM-LCY op as well.
BLK-LCY would be the same if not worse (there are overland alternatives from Blackpool which will not be quite as feasible from IOM!!)
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Old 6th Sep 2011, 11:04
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So why not IOM LCY or BLK LCY in an ASW Dash8?
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Old 6th Sep 2011, 11:54
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Is my understanding correct that the only remaining route to Norway is ABZ-SVG, with all other UK destinations now being served via one-stops or connections thorugh ABZ and and at the Norwegian end BGO being axed?
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Old 6th Sep 2011, 13:15
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As far as I can see....NCL retains its Stavanger route but Bergen seems to be dropped for the winter.
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Old 7th Sep 2011, 15:35
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They just recently announced GLA-SVG
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Old 14th Sep 2011, 14:57
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Two more 41s going
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Old 14th Sep 2011, 15:58
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Is this the start of the end for T3??

i hope not
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Old 14th Sep 2011, 17:30
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Normally I'd feel sad for an airline that appears to be doing bad, but after what they did with my ASW I'm not to bothered about Eastern now
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Old 14th Sep 2011, 17:54
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Is this the start of the end for T3??
Is what the start of the end? That they are getting rid of a couple of Jetstreams?
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Old 14th Sep 2011, 20:30
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3 letters for you pug.. C. A. A.
Old 15th Sep 2011, 08:33
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It is wrong to blame Eastern for the demise of Air Southwest, it was a Dodo before Eastern stepped in to save Sutton Harbour Holdings face and allow them to get shot of the liability without passengers losing bookings.

Commercially an excellent move for Eastern, gave them the opportunity to pick up the decent bits and shut down the rest.

Economic circumstance killed Air Southwest not Eastern.
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