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Old 17th Mar 2017, 13:06
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Eastern Airways have added weekend flights from Newcastle & Belfast City to Isle of Man which are now on sale, Weekend flights start on the weekend of May 27th/28th.

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Old 17th Mar 2017, 14:25
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Old 22nd Mar 2017, 20:21
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Spotted an Embraer 170 in Eastern colours at LCY this morning, is there a regular route from there?
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Old 22nd Mar 2017, 21:16
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They regularly sub contract an aircraft to BA with BA callsigns, service etc when BA are short of an aircraft.

They also operate 1/2 S2000s for BA on routes ex LCY.
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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 18:51
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Cornishsimon is correct however according to Flightradar24 G-CIXV operated a LCY to Faro flight under an Eastern flight number yesterday morning, presumably as a charter as it later positioned Faro -Birmingham.

Interestingly E170 G-CIXW has positioned to Isle of Man this evening and is scheduled to operate two return IOM-LCY rotations on behalf of BA Cityflyer tomorrow morning in place of the usual Saab. Presumably this is planned to provide additional capacity.
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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 22:53
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G-CIXW will be operating the following:

24MAR - 3281/2/3/4
25MAR - 3281/2 - Positioning back to Humberside following this.

The aircraft is in due to availability of IOM Saab flight deck, due to circumstances out of Eastern's control.

An EMB170 will also be operating early April for crew training purposes for LCY.
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Old 26th Mar 2017, 10:18
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I hear a rumour that the CP is calling around flight crew who have left, offering them practically any pay deal to come back. Look after them in the first place and they probably wouldn't have left.
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Old 27th Mar 2017, 00:23
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It's not always about the pay, not for me anyway, sometimes it's exactly as you said cabsav - look after people in the first place. Eastern will never be good at that whilst ever the boss maintains his contempt for his staff and works them to the bone!
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Old 27th Mar 2017, 13:51
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Cabsav.

That's true. Phone calls have been made.

Great moral booster for the remaining staff to think you can leave and come back on better money and base of your choice.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 17:03
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I'd love to have heard some of those telephone conversations!
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Old 4th Apr 2017, 17:54
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Does anyone know if T3 have stored or sold on the following J41 aircraft as can't seem to find any info on them flying over the last 6 months or so.

G-MAJE
G-MAJF
G-MAJH
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 22:47
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So are eastern attempting a move into the realms of affordable flights now?
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 09:24
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Affordable flights

They have to do something to get money in. Dwindling passenger figures, cancellations due to no crew, more crew leaving, potential base closures, redundancies and a clueless commercial department.

Are Bristows.keeping their stake?
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 10:14
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Started SOU-ABZ-SOU(again!).

But although advertised as a direct flight, the small print notes a stop over in LBA, the pax having to sit on the aircraft whilst a crew swap takes place. Slightly misleading advertising I'd say.

Now doubt on a Jetstream 41, so take your ear plugs!
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 10:23
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They'll need to do something. Offer a cheap base fare then addition fees for everything except for fresh air. It's a model that seems to work. But on a J41 it could be tricky. But I'd say their current model isn't working so what the heck. Do it. Nobody flies T3 for a free cup of coffee and a Jordan's cereal bar so they may as well try and monetise what they've got.

Charging crazy fares out of Aberdeen during the boom times worked well back in the day. However today is a different story.
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 11:50
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Sorry to hijack, but following on from my queries over on the flybe thread. Does anyone reckon T3 might have a better chance of making MAN-NCL work on a 29 seat Js41 as opposed to Flybe on a 78 seat Dash 8?

Security fast track, dedicated gate, good onboard service, I reckon people would go for 49/59 one way. The lack of codeshare partners vs Flybe may also present a challenge but that's not to say they couldn't be developed
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 13:43
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Security fast track, dedicated gate, good onboard service, I reckon people would go for 49/59 one way.
I'm sure people would go for these fares, but how does the airline make money? e.g. do you think NCL and MAN would give away fast track security and a dedicated gate?
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 14:26
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I'm sure T3 had posters at NCL advertising some link up with Emirates. If they could work out similar deals with MAN flights it could work.
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 22:18
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I'm sure eastern already has fast track at NCL, I may be wrong though
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 09:17
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Eastern fast trak is incredibly quick as there is no passengers wanting to fly with them anymore. I hear Lake is starting to panic now.

Treat your pax like scum and your staff like faeces. At the same time letting incompetent managers flourish and you deserve what you get.
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