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Old 15th Nov 2015, 14:43
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On the bmi recruitment thread in Terms & Endearment, it says that bmi regional have lost the Airbus contract. On the Eastern thread, it says they are recruiting crew for Bristol. Are these two linked, and can anyone say what's happening with the Airbus contract and the add-on bits like Bremen-Toulouse?
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Old 27th Nov 2015, 19:50
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Liege - Munich and Tallinn - Copenhagen (under lease for Adria / Nordic Aviation) both to end early next week
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Old 28th Nov 2015, 16:28
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Liege-Munich ending doesn't surprise me as much as launching that route did.

Do the T&C's of the current 'Black Friday' promo give some insight into what routes are looking fragile?

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Travel from 19 December 2015 to 29 October 2016, except for flights to/from Aberdeen & Bristol, Aberdeen & Norwich, Aberdeen & Oslo, Aberdeen & Esbjerg, Bristol & Paris, Bristol & Dusseldorf, Bristol & Hamburg and Bristol & Milan which are valid for travel from 19 December 2015 to 24 March 2016.
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Old 28th Nov 2015, 18:17
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So far as Bristol is concerned the routes to Frankfurt, Munich and Paris Cdg are bookable into next summer but not so those to Aberdeen, Dusseldorf, Hamburg or Milan Malpensa.

Booking availability for the the last four destinations ceases towards the end of March. If these routes do stop and bmir has lost the Airbus corporate contract as is suggested elsewhere in this thread then they appear to have a major headache at BRS one of their largest bases, or is BRS the largest?

The longer these routes remain unbookable the more people will look elsewhere - bmir management isn't daft and will know this. The fares on the bmir BRS routes have often been quite high, extremely high on occasions (as you will know), which I'm sure has put off a lot of punters.

Mrs MV and I were looking at Hamburg from BRS a few months ago and the return fare for the fairly flexible period we were considering came out at between 400 and 500 each. We decided to go by train instead which Mrs MV prefers anyway.
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Old 28th Nov 2015, 19:56
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OT: How long does it take to go by train from Bristol to Hamburg....?
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Old 28th Nov 2015, 21:14
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It can be done in a day if you get up early enough to catch one of the first trains of the day to London. We stayed in London and caught a breakfast time Eurostar from St Pancras to Brussels, then Thalys to Cologne and DB to Hamburg arriving in time for an evening meal.

Probably no good for most business travellers but a pleasant way if you're not in a hurry as a leisure traveller like us. Didn't save much if any money over bmir but the train was more enjoyable and better value - to us anyway.
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Old 1st Dec 2015, 20:17
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Just received a reply to a email I sent to BM customer service department. In the email I asked when it will be possible to book S16 flights from ABZ to BRS. They have said that they have only released S16 flights on a limited number of routes and that they are currently finalising there S16 schedule and that flights will be available to book in the next 3 to 4 weeks. Guess we will have to wait until then to see if this and the other routes are going to operate next summer
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Old 1st Dec 2015, 21:08
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BM's operations have always intrigued me. They seem to have aircraft based in various different countries, operating both for themselves and various different Operators.
Does anyone know the exact bases and who they operate for?
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Old 1st Dec 2015, 22:56
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Originally Posted by caaardiff
BM's operations have always intrigued me. They seem to have aircraft based in various different countries, operating both for themselves and various different Operators.
Does anyone know the exact bases and who they operate for?
I believe that BM currently have crew and aircraft based at:

Aberdeen
Bristol
East Midlands
Karlstad
Munich
Newcastle

BM currently operate a ER4 on behalf of SN based in BRS a ER3 on behalf of Loganair for Flybe on there NCL-STN route.

BM are also currently operating two ER4's from TLL on behalf of Nordic Aviation Group.
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Old 2nd Dec 2015, 05:14
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ER3 on behalf of Loganair for Flybe on there NCL-STN route.
STN is actually slotted in between NCL-BRU
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Old 2nd Dec 2015, 18:25
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Just received a reply to a email I sent to BM customer service department. In the email I asked when it will be possible to book S16 flights from ABZ to BRS. They have said that they have only released S16 flights on a limited number of routes and that they are currently finalising there S16 schedule and that flights will be available to book in the next 3 to 4 weeks. Guess we will have to wait until then to see if this and the other routes are going to operate next summer
BRS-ABZ now in the booking engine for next summer as are BRS-DUS and BRS-HAM. Can't see any reductions in frequency either. BRS to FRA, MUC and CDG were already bookable for next summer. That only leaves BRS-MXP not bookable after March.
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 07:48
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BM Regional yesterday announced that it will strengthen it's partnership with SN by operating additional flights within Europe on behalf of SN and by entering into a full codeshare agreement in there BRU-EMA route.

bmi regional strengthens partnership with Brussels Airlines | bmi regional airlines

From the 7th December 2015 BM's flights between EMA and BRU will be retimed with ER4 replacing the current ER3 on the route. It also appears the aircraft will be based in BRU.

From 7th December

BM1233 EMA 07:30 BRU 09:40 ER4 x567
BM1237 EMA 19:35 BRU 21:45 ER4 x6

BM1234 BRU 06:55 EMA 07:05 ER4 x567
BM1238 BRU 18:55 EMA 09:05 ER4 x6

On the same day BM will begin operating flights from BRU to SXB on behalf of SN. BM will also begin operating flights to NUE on behalf of SN from February 2016.
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Old 3rd Dec 2015, 20:06
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ABZ-NWI Frequency Increase from 7 DEC

From 7th December 2015 BM will increase the frequency on it's ABZ-NWI service from up to 2 x daily to 3 x daily.

BM1310 ABZ 07:00 NWI 08:15 x567
BM1314 ABZ 14:00 NWI 15:15 x67
BM1316 ABZ 17:40 NWI 18:55 x67
BM1316 ABZ 18:35 NWI 19:50 7

BM1311 NWI 08:40 ABZ 09:50 x567
BM1315 NWI 16:00 ABZ 17:10 x67
BM1317 NWI 19:20 ABZ 20:30 x67
BM1317 NWI 20:20 ABZ 21:30 7

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Old 4th Dec 2015, 14:13
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Originally Posted by BAladdy View Post
From 7th December 2015 BM will increase the frequency on it's ABZ-NWI service from up to 2 x daily to 3 x daily.

BM1310 ABZ 07:00 NWI 08:15 x567
BM1314 ABZ 14:00 NWI 15:15 x67
BM1316 ABZ 17:40 NWI 18:55 x67
BM1316 ABZ 18:35 NWI 19:50 7

BM1311 NWI 08:40 ABZ 09:50 x567
BM1315 NWI 16:00 ABZ 17:10 x67
BM1317 NWI 19:20 ABZ 20:30 x67
BM1317 NWI 20:20 ABZ 21:30 7
Is this extra service bookable because i can't see it in the booking engine?
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Old 10th Dec 2015, 22:03
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Star Alliance - "Connecting Partners"

I can see BM becoming a part of Star's new plan to integrate better with 'low-cost' airlines providing connectivity into the main Star hubs.

Press - Star Alliance - Star Alliance

It suggests *G benefits recognition and through ticketing/baggage handling. No word on being able to include the flights on *A redemptions though. It'd be great if I could include BM in redemptions, so I didn't have to keep going to LHR.
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Old 1st Feb 2016, 10:52
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SOU MUC

New Route starts 15April MUC > SOU

http://www.bmiregional.com/press-rel...ton-to-munich/

Looks like a 3rd a/c is required for their MUC base to be able to make the SOU flight possible. Am amazed LH & BM haven't looked into LCY as a route from MUC as this isn't currently served and BMIR have the ideal equipment for a LCY operation.

Just me pondering...

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Old 1st Feb 2016, 16:28
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Bmir aren't allowed to operate into LCY, they don't have thrust reversers on their ERJ's, which are a requirement for LCY ops.

I wish they'd set up NCL-FRA with LH interline
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Old 1st Feb 2016, 18:22
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Looks like a 3rd a/c is required for their MUC base to be able to make the SOU flight possible.
Now that bmir have lost the Airbus corporate shuttle contract to Eastern they presumably have an aircraft or two that can be re-assigned.
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Old 1st Feb 2016, 18:56
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DSA FRA

I do wonder whatever happened to the mooted DSA-FRA
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Old 1st Feb 2016, 22:48
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Can anyone with experience confirm that row 14 on the ERJ135 (very back row I believe) has a window with a view of the wing and engine?

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