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Old 8th Mar 2017, 09:23
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Continued growth? Hahaha.
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 10:53
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It happened with the ABZ grand crew/dispatchers as well.....allegedly.
Apparently an engineer wrote to CAA concerning the number of engineers. Or something like that.
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 11:38
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When it does go bang, I just hope the industry recognises that the crew are brilliant and hire them. And that the industry realises the management are horrifically incompetent and tar and feather them. Figuratively speaking of course.
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 14:29
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Cronies

Unfortunately there is a culture of "cronyism" at EA,as well as Humberside airport in general. The incompetents will always remain as they know the right people. The good apples,ie aircrew,engineers,ground staff suffer.I just wonder if Mr Bristow knows the full story as he has a big interest in HUY and EA.
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 18:53
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Wolfgang

I stand corrected through omission.

You are absolutely right. I of course meant to include the engineers and ground staff etc in my statement.
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Old 11th Mar 2017, 16:31
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The whole HUY/EA situation is very sad really, HUY has great potential, but abysmal management,extortionate landing fees and poor marketing have ruined it. EA need to look further than the oil industry and the odd football charter to make any progress.
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Old 11th Mar 2017, 19:00
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EA need to look further than the oil industry and the odd football charter to make any progress.
And so it would appear they have.

New firm for Cardiff-Anglesey air link after liquidation - BBC News
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Old 11th Mar 2017, 19:37
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Hey that's great news, hope there aren't any delays due to tech aircraft, incompetent ops staff, crewing shortages etc.
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Old 11th Mar 2017, 20:01
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Great news for T3 indeed, a healthy cash boost. Guessing a J41 will be based at CWL. I'm assuming an additional flight or two may be launched too, can't imagine the aircraft sitting there all day.
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Old 11th Mar 2017, 20:06
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Even more tax payers money being waisted subsidising this service then!
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Old 11th Mar 2017, 20:19
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That 1.2m subsidy is what lured EA to this contract, they need all the cash they can get at the moment.

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Old 11th Mar 2017, 22:42
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Eastern prices have always put me off flying with them. I hope they don't increase prices for this route.
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 07:05
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It won't be cheap that's for sure, nor will it be reliable, you only have to read reviews about EA to see what sort of outfit they are.
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 09:11
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From what I recall, it is the Welsh Government state and control the pricing on the CWL-VLY flights where "X" amount have to be offered at a very competitive price.

When Highland Airways, Manx 2 & Citywing fares started at 19.99 oneway and I expect they will be controlling the fares as part of the 1.2 million they are giving the airline.
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 09:21
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EA won't like that, 119 is probably nearer the mark.
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 09:27
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It's a subsidised route so the prices won't be anything like T3's normal prices.
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 10:25
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The plan.

At some point at HUY. Someone will realise that they have a critical shortage of crews with more leaving. HR will say 'do we really need pilots as RL lake says that all aircraft will be remote control soon'.

Then say 'lets make engineers redundant as planes work by magic, so all we need is a wizard'. Lots of back patting and loud yoop's as they think this is ultra forward, corporate blue sky thinking.

The commercial department will say 'look I've sold a long term charter in wales for 500 per day, that's 2000 per week!!!!. There's no outlay or loss as planes fly in air and air is free'. That's actually closer to the truth than people would realise.

Someone with no idea on reality outside the portacabins will bound into ops and crewing. Probably dressed as Julius Caesar with a copy of Mein Kampf in their hands. Demanding why crews cannot do six sectors days for seven days. And shouting 'who is this EASA who say we can't do it. Is he she a new FO, sounds dutch'.

In the meantime, a J41 is being towed up the motorway to Anglesey with 29 pax by a tug because there is no one to replace a prop and no crew to fly it.

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Old 12th Mar 2017, 11:07
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I worked for one outfit where, regarding a crew member, the MD questioned of us "Why does he need a day off this week when he had a day off last week?"

Been there, done that, got the tee shirt
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 11:23
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Sounds familiar Harry, wasn`t EA by any chance?
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 12:44
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In my day Eastern Airways was a follow-on from Lease Air, we chartered their DC3 one day to go and rescue one of our DC10's in need of a bogie of replacement wheels in CWL, that Eastern Airways operated Shed330/360's and then it merged, one took over the other, with Bandit operator Genair of Liverpool.

These days Eastern Airways is a fake, it is Air Kilroe under an alias.
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