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Old 18th Jul 2017, 21:13
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Originally Posted by Rivet Joint View Post
The above diverted to BRS this evening even though others waited in the hold for the weather to clear up. To add insult to injury the aircraft operating has taken off from BRS and flown straight past SOU presumably empty and on route back to MUC. Anyone know why it didn't hold like the others? Also why did it not fly back to SOU to at least operate the return leg? Surely its not just to keep the customers happy but also to save the refunds/compo?
When I previously worked for the forerunner of BMIr, Business Air, they had a very tiny mind mentality of staying on, or as close to, schedule as possible, i.e. 3 minutes after STD was considered a delay and heads will roll ... Furthermore their schedules were so finely tuned that in the event of more than a minimal delay they would be hit by night curfews and/or crew duty hour problems.

That said there can be operational reasons not obvious to the passenger and/or spotter, had that flight today routed BRS/SOU/MUC then the additional sector would have reduced the crew's allowable duty time by 45 minutes whilst delaying subsequent flights of the day by perhaps a further hour, did the crew's duty day have 1 hour 45 minutes, on top of the delay already incurred by diverting to BRS, to play with and what would the later implications of any night curfews or similar have been?

And perhaps they diverted to BRS because of a crew duty hours problem and/or they weren't carrying enough fuel to continue holding indefinitely.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 21:54
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bmi regional will fly from Saarbrücken to Munich 11x weekly starting with the winter schedule. Obviously they get marketing support of 1,500,000 € of the state government of Saarland.

https://www.saarbruecker-zeitung.de/...en_aid-2470983
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 22:03
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Harry Wayfarers: As far as I know it does not operate a rotation after arriving back at MUC. Your point about the crew duty time is a good one and might be the answer. Thanks for the insight.
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Old 31st Jul 2017, 13:16
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The morning SOU-MUC flight dissapered from the arrivals board this morning. Not operating again? Expected better from a more business focused airline like BMI. Seems to be a handful of flights cancelled every week.
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Old 31st Jul 2017, 20:14
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RJ, it's an airport cock-up. Morning flight disappears from 24Jul and reappears on 4Sep
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Old 31st Jul 2017, 20:29
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Likely to do with peak summer holidays meaning less demand for business travel over the period.
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Old 31st Jul 2017, 23:32
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That makes sense now! Thanks for the replies.
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 15:22
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There is currently no Thursday early morning BRS-FRA-BRS rotation, which really is a bit of a loss if you're trying to get out to Europe or the USA. It appears to be because the Wednesday BRS-MXP-BRS rotation now overnights and MXP-BRS is on Thursday morning.
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 11:14
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bmi regional and Loganair are going to collaborate on providing MME-NWI-ABZ connectivity.

Loganair will operate MME-NWI feeding passengers into NWI-ABZ. Unless Loganair is going to start operating NWI-ABZ as well?

Loganair will revive north-east flight from Norwich Airport in move to appeal to energy industry - Latest Norfolk and Suffolk Business News - Eastern Daily Press
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 11:22
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Loganair will be basing a Saab 340 at MME operating to ABZ and NWI, so the NWI-ABZ link will be via MME. No direct bmiR involvement, although codeshare opportunities ex ABZ
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 18:50
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Originally Posted by Bristol_Traveller View Post
There is currently no Thursday early morning BRS-FRA-BRS rotation, which really is a bit of a loss if you're trying to get out to Europe or the USA. It appears to be because the Wednesday BRS-MXP-BRS rotation now overnights and MXP-BRS is on Thursday morning.
Wed/Thu BRS-MXP-BRS schedule has been overnighting in MXP since November 2016, do keep up!
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 10:12
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BMI Regional Director Ian Woodle on BBC Foyle talking about the LDY-STN service and how they are happy with how its going. Reporting a 80% LF.

Unfortunately must of the interview was taking up by price.
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 19:33
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80% load factors would suggest pax are happy with prices
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 18:11
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New route for bmi regional starting end of October:
bmi regional will fly from Rostock-Laage (RLG) to Stuttgart (STR) 6x per week (excl. Saturday).
After the new route Saarbrücken (SCN) to Munich (MUC) which starts also in October with 11x flights per week, already the second announcement of domestic flights in Germany.

https://www.svz.de/lokales/guestrowe...d17564801.html
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 18:37
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Although their old route map was a mess, it's a shame you can't really work out what direct routes they fly using the new one. This is a particular shame for an airline like BMI that operates a network of niche routes that seem to change on a weekly basis!
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 20:05
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Drama queen much 01475? Over the past 18 months they've added BHX-GOT/GRZ/NUE, MUC-SCN, NCL-SVG, LDYSTN and now RLG-STR. MUC-RTM/BRN have gone. Hardly "changing on a weekly basis"
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 21:35
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Apparently another German domestic route in the works in addition to MUC-SCN/RLG.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 22:38
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Ldy

Anyone heard of any new routes from LDY
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 14:25
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
Apparently another German domestic route in the works in addition to MUC-SCN/RLG.
Released: RLG-STR 6/7 (taking over Eurowings' twice weekly service)
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 19:00
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LDY

BM9821 BRS-LDY GRJXA, 15 Aug 17. Looks like BM equipment is back on the LDY service from tomorrow.
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