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Old 16th Nov 2007, 18:21
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Flybe To Acquire BA Cityflyer

Heard a good whisper from Management Level that the ongoing shedding of BA short-haul ops continues with the purchase of Cityflyer by Flybe - You Heard it here First !
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 18:57
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I'll add it to the rumours of Eastern, Loganair, etc
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 19:02
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This would surprise me. Surely if Flybe wanted LCY routes it would have been included in the original BA Connect acquisition - prior to BA CityFlyer being formed.

In addition to that, it would mean more 146 style (Well Avro's to be picky) which Flybe are getting rid of.

Also, Flybe have not touched LCY since withdrawing many moons ago. Its possible but as I said I would be surprised.
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 19:05
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well as Cityflyer was set up from the profitable part of the BACON fiasco wouldnt it have been better to have sold the lot in one go back in March??? Frankly i cant see it myself, but hey stranger things have happened!!! BA say that the LCY operation is strong and viable, and the flybe type of business is not what is required at LCY ie. low cost and also cant see BA not wanting to be in LCY for the Olympic games i guess they want to be the flag carrier into the airport closest to the games.
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 20:03
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Though when flybe took over bacon - BA Said Oi! you cannot take this part of bacon its too profitable and thats why Flybe didnt take Cityflyer over earlier in March
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 21:47
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"too profitable"? Cityflyer??? Yeah, RIGHT!
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 22:54
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Well, Globemaster- you got my attention.

I see you are 12.

Does your dad work in the plane business?
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 10:20
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Yes my dad is a o'l BACON Engineer at BHX
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 10:52
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Globemaster 3 why dont you go off and do your homework or go hang around a street corner drinking cheap lager instead of writing posts about something you know little about? I know that PPRuNe is a rumour site, but the whole BACON/FLYBE and then the setting up of CITYFLYER is still a subject that runs deep with a few people, not least the guys that went to Cityflyer after the sell off/merger. Or if you say your dad is an ex BACON engineer maybe he is using you to grind his axe with the old company.
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 11:01
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Globemaster3

Speaking as an Engineer currently 'trapped' in Exeter, I haven't really
heard anything down here ref: Flybe/Cityflyer.

As your dad will know, we're struggling with the existing aquired fleet
let alone bringing more BAe/Avro equipment into the fold.

Personally, given my screen name, I don't mind of course!

BAe146??? And dodgy RJ/146 Approvals c/o Flybe A.S. QA Dept??

P.S. Good advice - Don't you dare follow your dad into aviation!
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 12:11
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just to add my thoughts,
i doubt that BA would sell off the LCY operation to flymaybe, based on the fact that it wasnt included in the original sale, like others have said, stranger things have happened but i very much doubt it as i understand LCY routes to have fairly good loads
personally i would think that there is a better chance of flybe going after the likes of Eastern, Loganair, air southwest etc
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 13:38
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Regardless of who or whatever flybe may 'take over' next I find it very refreshing to find such an articulate and grammatically correct post from one so young!!
Marlowe - I would have thought that recent events prove that the majority of people in aviation know little about what is going on, perhaps we should all go off and drink cheap lager!
Personally I can't wait for the 'flybe does lh rumour to start - or have I missed it!!!!!!!
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 14:36
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I don't see this one myself, I think the lease costs of the RJ's are the main factor in all of this. I was with citiexpress on the RJ's and that was certainly the talk then. They managed to get rid of some to the Swis (the best ones)
I think when the leases are all expired, B A will make their move.
I would put my money on a few 318's based in London with main line crews and the poor guys and gals at cityflyer will get screwed again.
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Good to see you are at home making sensible posts on this forum and not out drinking beer.
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Shame on you! Don't go taking your frustrations out on children. Get out of there and get another job.
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 15:16
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Really can't see this one happening myself. BA have just agreed to take one two further RJ85s for Cityflyer. The company doesn't fit into the Flybe strategy, nor does it fit into Eastern's. Given the way the whole BACON take over was handled I can't see Flybe wanting to take on yet another operation in the near future.
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 16:56
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Ballsout, one day GM3 will have to go and get a job, make a living, find a wife have kids, take on a mortgage pay for it all im sure he would like a 12 year old kid speculating about his job prospects based on nothing! Everybody had a hard time going through the Flybe merger and the setting up of Cityflyer we all have a degree of stability now lets build on that instead of constant speculation based on nothing at all. also Ballsout its just so easy to say get out get another job guess you have never stood and fought for something you have put time and effort into.
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 18:09
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Marlowe, I'm affraid you couldn't be more wrong. I have given a lot of my time and effort to the cause over the years.
I understand the difficulties in finding something else, but If you do get the chance, i would recomend you take it.
With regards to what is said on here by anybody, regardless of their age. I doubt it can have much effect on anyones future. Chill.
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 19:07
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If theres one thing to make me boil its that stupid word chill !!!!!!
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 19:15
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to be honest globemaster3 seems alot more grownup than some of the people here. globemaster3 don't be put off by some of these people.
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 20:00
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Yea, go away marlowe, this is not a Professional Pricks Rumour Network!
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 21:29
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Someone is going to look pretty stupid if it all pans out to be true...
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