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Old 12th Feb 2012, 10:27
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Whilst it would be good to have the E175 based at Southampton, there wouldn't be enough room for one in the summer unless it replaced an Embraer E195, which is unlikely given the amount of summer routes it will be doing in 2012.

I think the aircraft stands need to be re-arranged first, maybe we'll see them based in 2013?
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 10:31
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GLA

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Correct a 195 was or should I say is due at GLA per GDS although it has been delayed three months for some reason.

It was clear that the Inverness 195 was to move to Glasgow once the 175 was delivered to operate GLA-BHX-GLA-EXT-GLA-BHX-GLA-BHX-GLA Monday to Friday.

The 175 arrived but the 195 seemed originally to go to BHX as another spare although that was brief. Per GDS the 195 is due to start GLA-BHX next Monday but I couldn't find a CWL Sunday flight with the 195.

I did a sample check of the flights for one week in June and it seemed 60 aircraft required with 67 in the fleet plus any new 175's and less any that might be spirited away to Brussels.

I thought the talk was of a small loss (8.5m) and route cuts rather than expansion.

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Old 14th Feb 2012, 13:13
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Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this but...

I booked a return Flybe flight on Opodo going out next Thursday (23rd) and coming back the following Monday (27th).

I want to change my outbound flight to this Friday (17th) but keep my inbound flight on Monday 27th. From a quick Google search Opodo and FlyBe charge a fee for changing the outbound flight plus the full fare so obviously it would be cheaper just to book a single and not cancel/change the orignal outbound.

So my question is, what happens if I don't turnup for the outbound flight next Thursday BUT turnup for the inbound on Monday (27th), will I be accepted onto the flight or will the FlyBe assume because I was a 'no-show' on the Thursday outbound that I never made it to the destination and thus cancel my inbound flight?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 13:29
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Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this but...

I booked a return Flybe flight on Opodo going out next Thursday (23rd) and coming back the following Monday (27th).

I want to change my outbound flight to this Friday (17th) but keep my inbound flight on Monday 27th. From a quick Google search Opodo and FlyBe charge a fee for changing the outbound flight plus the full fare so obviously it would be cheaper just to book a single and not cancel/change the orignal outbound.

So my question is, what happens if I don't turnup for the outbound flight next Thursday BUT turnup for the inbound on Monday (27th), will I be accepted onto the flight or will the FlyBe assume because I was a 'no-show' on the Thursday outbound that I never made it to the destination and thus cancel my inbound flight?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Sometimes you can get knocked off the system however if you speak to someone at the ticket desk (not check in) on your way out it shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 13:47
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I'd be a bit worried leaving it so late.

I was reading that if you don't turn up for the outbound flight airlines generally cancel the entire ticket (outbound / inbound flights), not sure if that's specific to FlyBe.

I'd rather not arrive at SOU on Monday morning to checkin and be told they've cancelled my inbound and it'll be 300 pounds for a flight back.
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 14:01
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Phone them. I got caught out with this last October. Had flights booked to BRU from MAN, needed to get their earlier so booked another flight. Return one no longer valid. But rang them up mid-Jan to do the same, very helpful.
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 14:04
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Thanks everyone.

I booked the flights via Opodo, not sure if I contact them or Flybe? Who is most likely to be most helpful?
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 14:10
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I booked the flights via Opodo, not sure if I contact them or Flybe? Who is most likely to be most helpful?
Call Flybe up directly. These are the ones who Opodo will have to contact anyway so it's better to do it directly with them. Obviously just use the Flybe e-tickting number/reference.
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 14:14
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I`ve just had a schedule change on a flight in October, I rang up flybe and was told that because I`d rang within 48hrs of recieving the email about flybe making a schedule change - its freeeeeeeee - after 48hours they charge
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 14:43
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Whilst it would be good to have the E175 based at Southampton, there wouldn't be enough room for one in the summer unless it replaced an Embraer E195, which is unlikely given the amount of summer routes it will be doing in 2012.

I think the aircraft stands need to be re-arranged first, maybe we'll see them based in 2013?
There would be enough room, the 175 can use the Dash stands, it's dimensionally smaller:

Dash: 32.81m x 28.4m
175: 31.68m x 26.00m
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 14:48
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RedED, that's what I used to think but the baby Embraer is about 4 feet too tall for the cheap seats. It would need to park on stands 2-5.
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 15:47
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Surely it can park on stands 1-5, as the Dash is able to squeeze onto 1 and the E175 is shorter in length and wingspan, and I don't think there is any sort of tail height restriction on 1. This would theoretically allow a maximum of 2 E175's to be based in addition to the current 3 E195's.
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 16:42
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hi everyone, you all seem to know a lot about flybe, was wondering if you could help me. Potential interview with them through PTC, was wondering is their shortest route Jersey - Guernsey? and their longest route, birmingham - dubrovnik?

Any other interesting things you think I should know which might be relatively unknown about routes or the airline etc...
Thanks
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 17:22
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Adfly, you're right, I always forget about stand 1 for some reason!

Preston, if you include Loganair Westray to Papa Westray is the shortest.
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 18:22
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Westray / Papa Westray is not part of the FlyBe franchise. Although I'd be surprised if that would lose you the job
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 23:10
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This is one way of making sure no one can take advantage of cheap flights

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Old 14th Feb 2012, 23:58
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Well spotted! Not exactly cheap either - is that typical of flights to Scottish extremities?
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 00:31
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That is fairly typical. They are not the busiest of flights outside of the peak summer/Christmas seasons and unless there is a major event happening on the mainland or the Islands. The flight costs are comparable to driving or getting the train to Wick/Aberdeen/Ullapool to catch the ferry and obviously have far more convenience, and that's just the EDI routes.

I think local residents still get a certain discount on flights to mainland Scotland and I believe children get x number of flights or ferry crossings for free per year, to help with the high cost of running them.
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 00:43
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That is fairly typical. They are not the busiest of flights outside of the peak summer/Christmas seasons and unless there is a major event happening on the mainland or the Islands. The flight costs are comparable to driving or getting the train to Wick/Aberdeen/Ullapool to catch the ferry and obviously have far more convenience, and that's just the EDI routes.

I think local residents still get a certain discount on flights to mainland Scotland and I believe children get x number of flights or ferry crossings for free per year, to help with the high cost of running them.
The air discount scheme operates for residents of the islands to subsidise the cost of getting to the mainland and has been approved until 2015 by the EU.

It offers 40% discount on core fares (excluding PSO routes which are subsidised anyway)

Apparently it is cheaper to book BA even when using Loganair (at least it used to be anyway).

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Old 15th Feb 2012, 10:17
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Loganair routes are pricey, but unlike many of "mainline" BE's routes, the bulk of the ticket price is the ticket, not the tax. If (like me) you happen to fly BE on business a fair bit, you may have wondered what to do with your next-to-useless Rewards4All points. Someone pointed out to me last year that because you still have to pay "taxes and charges" when redeeming them, they are much better value on Loganair routes, where the taxes are a much smaller proportion of the fare. Thinking of a trip from Glasgow to Barra, Orkney or Shetland this summer; a return would cost 16 points plus about 40.
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