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Old 23rd Jun 2007, 13:25
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Old 23rd Jun 2007, 13:47
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first time for me

long time viewer of PPRuNe here!!just thought i'd join up and join in-this is my first post so i would appreciate some guidance from you before i make a reply to this post in particularwhat kind of thing is taboo??i've read some of the other posts on this "airline" and whilst i agree with some of the stuff thats being said,some of it does sound like a vendetta
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Old 23rd Jun 2007, 15:37
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Grrr

Flyglobespan has announced that it will scale back the number of flights it offers between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and New York JFK, less than a month after its launch.

The airline is blaming poor passenger numbers, but says it hopes to restore the daily service.

A Flyglobespan spokesperson said: "Unfortunately, load factors indicate that in the near future we will have to reduce the frequency to four or five times a week. We are currently working out the best way to implement this change to the service.

“At some time in the future, we would like to return to a daily service to New York from Liverpool but our experience would suggest that to make it viable we would have to introduce a secondary stop on the route, similar to our Liverpool John Lennon to JFK flights which fly via Knock in Ireland.”

Passengers on flights that have been cancelled will be offered the chance to fly on an alternative date or a full refund.

The Liverpool to New York service was launched officially at the end of last month by Yoko Ono, John Lennon's widow, and it was hoped that the new link would enhance the city's standing as European Capital of Culture in 2008.
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Old 23rd Jun 2007, 16:21
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http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news...complaints.php
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Old 23rd Jun 2007, 17:42
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“At some time in the future, we would like to return to a daily service to New York from Liverpool but our experience would suggest that to make it viable we would have to introduce a secondary stop on the route, similar to our Liverpool John Lennon to JFK flights which fly via Knock in Ireland.”
That quote doesn't make much sense, re introducing a stop on the way to JFK when they already have that stop!

Looks as if the GLA/Boston going the same way as LPL/JFK by dropping down from the current daily to four per week split between non-stop and one-stop via Knock.
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Old 23rd Jun 2007, 17:54
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LPL - JFk - LPL

Not every flight goes via NOC from LPL so they are considering intoducing this on every flight.
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Old 23rd Jun 2007, 18:12
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.. so making the journey longer and less attractive, which leads to less passengers, which leads to making it more costly for those wanting to travel.
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Old 23rd Jun 2007, 23:02
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Free parking was announced for anyone travelling to New York from LPL, perhaps the load factor has been low and the free parking was a sweetner to lure for nearby MAN.

GSM aren't as well known down south as they are up here in Scotland which may put people off as well. The route isn't being chopped all together so they obviously feel there is some long term future for the route.
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Old 23rd Jun 2007, 23:18
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.. so making the journey longer and less attractive, which leads to less passengers, which leads to making it more costly for those wanting to travel.
And MAN reap the rewards! The only two airlines that would make that route work today would be CO and DL with their 752s, unless BA want to restart 752s on transatlantic from the regions!

Looks like the YHM willbe the only flight from this winter to the airport from the airline. JFK and TFS were both messed up by the unnessesary stops in NOC and STN, have they not learnt their lessons yet?!

Does anybody know why the LPL-PRG route failed? Seems to be a sert from LPL. Next EZY destination?
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Old 24th Jun 2007, 00:52
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GSM like to have routes that have a stop for some reason.

As for Prague, how about Ryanair........
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Old 24th Jun 2007, 09:50
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FR have said that they are looking at larger airports for growth, but I would be surprised if it was PRG.

Apparently ATH is next on the cards.
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Old 24th Jun 2007, 10:36
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Looking at the CAA stats for May I see that from the airport that has 'no room' to take on more based aircraft (see FR thread) Liverpool has already sent passengers on a scheduled route (to Athens) that it does not have.

As for FR and Prague, maybe just maybe
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Old 24th Jun 2007, 12:17
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As far as I know Prague flight did not even start. Runway closure in the winter at LPL and slot problems at Prague meant it would have run into trouble if there were any delays. With GSM's performance over the last few months it was a good job it didn't start!
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Old 24th Jun 2007, 21:43
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Yeah,the LPL runway closures were a problem last year for the TFS-STN-LPL flight if it was ever late.I think they had to coach pax from alternated a few times so prob wouldn't be a good idea and maybe has something to do with slot times also
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Old 26th Jun 2007, 21:07
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Webby, Woohoo early arrivals from Spain!!!!112!!one! Tail winds and decent turnarounds in spain don't make globesham better than they actually are.
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 08:14
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"Webby, Woohoo early arrivals from Spain!!!!112!!one! Tail winds and decent turnarounds in spain don't make globesham better than they actually are".

After the mods stepped in the last time I see that some of us are starting to go down the same road.
As for GSM I hope they can get their problems sorted, I've flown with them a good few times and I can't fault them.
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 10:35
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GSM Longhaul

Whats the big deal about the flight being nearly £500 ?
Don't be so dramatic, go two days later and save £100 or even better why not go with MYT or TCX.

What is it now, flights been running on time so lets get them on the price of there tickets !
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 10:45
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New Longhaul Inflight Services @ GSM

From the 1st of November GSM are going to be operating with two class cabins instead of the three they currently operate.

They business class will continue as it is and the new economy will essentially mirror the premium service offering passengers

25kg baggage allowance
Full meal service with selection online
Complimentry drinks service
Inflight entertainment service
Free seat selection if booked early.
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 14:03
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STN-YHM route with September dates are part of the Summer 2007 schedule, which has been on sale since March(?). All long-hauls to YHM have loads exceeding 90%, so the fares you are seeing now are the last few seats and are going to be anything but cheap. It's the old adage, you snooze you lose.

Check out the Winter 2007 long-hauls to YHM (currently only Glasgow and Manchester). The fares are coming in around the £200 mark. Just booked myself for YHM-MAN-YHM and it came in at $495 CAN, approx £235.

By the way, yellow flag, guys. There is a risk of this thread heading the same way as its predecessor, judging by the tone of the posts by ggspn and donttellthepax. How about we see more of that world-renowned British civility?
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 14:14
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The problem appears to be that GSM SCOT is a mouthpiece for Flyglobespan and always puts the Company's spin on anything posted.

Why the mods have not picked up on this I don't know, but it has been obvious for some time. Some of the threads and posts started/made, break the "no advertising" rules of this forum.
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