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Old 12th Jul 2017, 15:46
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I've just got home from a wander round the airport and the RJ100 arrived from Lyon when I was in Long Stay 2. I am pretty sure that it disgorged 49 passengers. Could do better.
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Old 12th Jul 2017, 16:22
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The Wednesday LYS flight would be expected to have the poorest loads of the week I would suggest.
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Old 12th Jul 2017, 17:00
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Yes Expressflight, I agree with you. After my post I thought I had perhaps been a little harsh. With hindsight I should have gone back in and edited out my "could do better".
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Old 12th Jul 2017, 18:43
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But it is peak season and many people would be flexible enough to travel on a good fares day.
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Old 13th Jul 2017, 13:57
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Hello , what happens between 6-10am at Southend airport or worded differently is there something i should be aware of such as overcrowded/slow trains to London early in the morning and am i right in saying the road traffic to London would be heavy during this time period?

The Man to Lcy routes were a nice addition but the frequency just wasn't ideal for my typical mission, However there appears to be up to 3 flights a day from Man to Sen with Flybe? Stobart? but the first arrival isn't until 9:30am which 1 hour earlier would've been more attractive for the business orientated traveler.

The thread is too long to read to find the answer to my first question but in the last few pages there's been talk of a 5-10 million passenger figure in the future - If airliners can't get the timings right now at this capacity i don't know how the 5 million target is achievable ( it's just my opinion )

I wasn't aware of the SEN routes until this week i don't remember seeing soo many last year so this a good sign. Now i can only wish for a SEN- Carlisle route.

Thank you

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Old 13th Jul 2017, 15:54
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After 09:00 there is a train to Liverpool Street every 20 minutes at 15, 35 and 55 minutes past the hour. It's approximately 55 minutes to Liverpool Street and 46 to Stratford. The roads into London are pretty busy all day long and very busy between 07:00 and 09:00. Hope this info helps you decide to give Southend a go!
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Old 13th Jul 2017, 17:55
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Following my email to LSA office, Malta has now been added to the destinations list. However, they not add Sion because bookings must be made directly with Powdair.
Surely this attitude (procedure) will put a nail in the coffin for this new route to even have a fighting chance to succeed? They could at least list it with a telephone number
to Powdair's bookings office.
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Old 13th Jul 2017, 19:44
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tophat27dt .... I too e-mailed them and got the same response as you regarding Sion. They didn't even mention Malta in their reply to me. I then went back to them again saying that they should surely show the route as a destination even if they weren't selling tickets. That was yesterday and I've had no further communication from them. I wonder if this is Glyn Jones' policy or whether he is in blissful ignorance of this attitude.
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 07:39
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tophat27dt & SEN Observer

You think that's bad. I have just had to e-mail Flybe. One of the direct flights to DUB and one of the return flights from GLA is missing from their booking page. Has been the case since the connecting flights were added. I'm surprised no-one at Stobart seems to have to time to check these matters.
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 07:51
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Three hour delay on the Cologne again this morning - not good.
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 09:23
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CGN delay

Yes, the Jota RJ100 has an engine problem and was ground-running at breakfast time. Luckily, I think there is no quick follow up service for it until late afternoon. But regularly the CGN is 2 or 3 hours late.
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 09:56
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As they will cut CGN anyway, they probably will not bend over backwards to keep the customers on that route happy.
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 11:38
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The SEN-CGN arrived three hours late so there's no reason to suppose the aircraft won't operate the SEN-LYS-SEN as planned later today.
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 15:09
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And now the 17:45 to Milan is showing an expected departure time of 21:30, three and a quarter hours delay. Probably won't be back until well gone one in the morning. Can't blame Jota for this one; it's the E95.
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 16:07
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The preceding VCE-SEN flight is on its way back on schedule. Maybe it's carrying a snag that precludes it operating the SEN-MXP on time.
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Old 16th Jul 2017, 10:03
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SEN website showing that 0840 flight to Venice is delayed until 1400hrs. I wonder what the cause is?
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 00:38
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On top of the long Venice delay the Perpignan flight was cancelled tonight, apparently due to "crewing issues". Would these crewing issues be a lack of them by any chance? It always seems to be JOTA. It really can't do the rep of Stobart or Flybe any good.
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 07:49
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It seems the Perpignan passengers were put up in hotels and flown out early this morning. Perhaps 2x RJs were used this morning within the schedule.
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 08:11
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Yesterday's PGF is being operated this morning by the based E195, CGN by an ATR and RNS by another ATR. The PRG is delayed until 0830 and will presumably be operated by a Jota RJ.

It has been suggested that PGF was cancelled last night as its delayed departure meant it not being able to beat the night curfew there.
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 08:50
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This whole operation looks very amateurish and cannot believe the constant delays and cancellations!
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