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Old 8th Jun 2016, 07:47
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Originally Posted by Rob732 View Post
Maybe it's a shared playground, because Wizz seem to be doing ok. At least DSA had the good sense to look after carriers which presumably generate income (ie TOM). As for Flybe, we shall just have to see.
Wizz is an interesting one, it seems to be the migrant workers airline of choice. Personally I feel the future success of the airline from DSA is very much dependent on the referendum vote.
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 09:31
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Fair point if you define Sheffield City Region (pop. 1.8 million) as a little town
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 18:44
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FlyBe have replaced the Dublin route elsewhere but nothing confirmed for DSA yet. Would be a push to fit it into their current schedule.

How much longer do they have on the lease for the 195s?
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 19:54
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Timmy W your constant attempts to stir up negativity re Doncaster Sheffield airport are rather tiresome. Constant little digs. Try to move on eh?
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 20:55
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Im asking a genuine question

Im not alone in thinking theyll be off as soon as the leases expire
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 20:23
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Well I suppose it's the use it or lose it thing. Thomson have endured, despite or possibly because of people complaining it's dearer from DSA than surrounding airports. Wizz certainly seem to like it.
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 03:59
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I do think the link road will be something of a game changer for DSA. It will make eg Sheffield close enough for friends and family to drop passengers off without it being a major hassle. Previously this wasn't the case.

If you live in central Sheffield you can conceivably leave your home 2 hrs before your flight is due to leave and arrive at the airport with 90 mins to spare. Even allowing for traffic you should still be safe. You can't do that if you are flying from EMA, LBA or MAN.
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 11:33
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Originally Posted by TimmyW View Post
Im asking a genuine question

Im not alone in thinking theyll be off as soon as the leases expire
Possibly!

I'm not a "DSA fan" (not to say I dislike the place, simply that I don't do the whole "fan" thing) but I would assume that what happens to Flybe at DSA depends more on the yields they get, how well the routes develop etc., rather than a decision made purely on the back of a particular type leaving the fleet.

If they are coining it at DSA, and less so at another base then obviously they may wish to move resources into DSA from another base, or perhaps replace the 195s with more efficient aircraft - or I suppose they might have a change of heart if the lessor finds the 195s hard to place, and makes Flybe an offer they can't refuse.

Time alone will tell.
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 15:03
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I'm a "DSA fan" but certainly doubt that all the routes will remain - there are some pretty strange ones there. Whether it's FlyBe's intention to make a long term commitment to DSA once the leases expire remains to be seen. But they have certainly spent a few quid on advertising the routes.
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 20:45
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The whole EU situation could play a big part going forward, especially in the case of Wizz.
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Old 13th Jun 2016, 06:49
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Originally Posted by TimmyW View Post
The whole EU situation could play a big part going forward, especially in the case of Wizz.
Yes, but not in the short term. Whatever happens on 23.6.16, nothing will change overnight. If the UK votes to leave there is a minimum 2 year "divorce" period written into the treaties, farmers in Lincolnshire will still need people to pick their crops, and Brits. will still be too bone idle to do the work!

However for the medium term, people working at airports up and down the country might to think carefully about which way to vote for their medium / long term job security.
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Old 13th Jun 2016, 10:57
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Long-term a Brexit would impact Wizz. There would be fewer East Europeans guest workers and more from India, Jamaica, Australia etc. But yes, like ATNotts says, nothing would change for a few years
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Old 13th Jun 2016, 15:55
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How much longer do they have on the lease for the 195s?
The whole EU situation could play a big part going forward, especially in the case of Wizz.
Timmy uses any excuse to have a dig, don't rise to it!
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Old 13th Jun 2016, 16:45
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In my opinion Timmy makes a valid point unless your not a realist.
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Old 13th Jun 2016, 18:22
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Maybe, but that's for Jetblast and not the DSA thread.

I was making a more general point about the style of Timmy's post.
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Old 15th Jun 2016, 19:53
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I took advantage of the arrival of Flybe to book a short trip to Amsterdam at the end of the month. I travel by car from the East Coast as no one will take me. When I check the cost of parking my car for a little more than 50 hours, they want to charge me 40. I checked the train times found I could go by public transport so booked a train to Doncaster. On checking the bus timetable there is only 1 bus each hour but at the time I arrive at Doncaster, I have to wait 1 hour 15mins. It seems they miss a hour at that time of the morning. (unless I have read the timetable wrong)
The point is, I will not be booking any more flights from there.
PS Flew from LPL (same owner) last month and it cost 37 for 7 days!
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Old 15th Jun 2016, 20:13
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Yes but what did the replacement car wheels cost?��
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Old 16th Jun 2016, 17:24
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Originally Posted by GdLSF View Post
I took advantage of the arrival of Flybe to book a short trip to Amsterdam at the end of the month. I travel by car from the East Coast as no one will take me. When I check the cost of parking my car for a little more than 50 hours, they want to charge me 40. I checked the train times found I could go by public transport so booked a train to Doncaster. On checking the bus timetable there is only 1 bus each hour but at the time I arrive at Doncaster, I have to wait 1 hour 15mins. It seems they miss a hour at that time of the morning. (unless I have read the timetable wrong)
The point is, I will not be booking any more flights from there.
PS Flew from LPL (same owner) last month and it cost 37 for 7 days!
Check the X19 Barnsley bus, which also serves the airport - or take a cab from Donnie to the airport (15 quid)
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Old 17th Jun 2016, 21:41
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It's the X19 that I have checked.
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 13:20
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57a is more regular

http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/...id=17179873797
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