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Old 5th Sep 2017, 07:20
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Stobart Air have wet leased the aircraft from Flybe so I'd have thought that it would be done to Stobart to find a replacement if it went tech. If it was Flybe's responsibility then they'd use there own aircraft as cover not bring in Titan Airways. At CWL when the aircraft go tech it's always a Flybe aircraft as a replacement not an ACMI airline.
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Old 5th Sep 2017, 10:02
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Jerry, technically you're wrong. They'll only use Flybe aircraft if a Flybe aircraft is available. Stobart are paying Flybe for a service, it's up to Flybe to provide that service.
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Old 5th Sep 2017, 18:54
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I would have expected Stobart to have paid for Titan. It's worth bearing in mind that they'd not have had to pay for Flybe to provide the service if Titan did it instead. No doubt there is some commercial clause that might enable them to claim something from Flybe, but it's very likely to be based on an average monthly performance than a one off period of disruption.
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 06:20
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Do you think there is any chance of Flybe/blue islands taking up the GCI to LCY route when aurigny pull out. Would not a triangular routing with JER work?
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 06:26
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Originally Posted by mikkie4 View Post
once again TITAN 737.700 standing in for a KNACKERED flybe jet ..twice in 4 days, who pays for this ..STOBART OR FLYBE?
I'm concerned about the sheer amount of a/c going tech. I am considering trying their re-ignited DUB service but being honest if this is the trend then I can't see myself using Flybe at all.
Potentially looking like SEN mgt have backed the wrong horse in Flybe. Wonder if the Cityjet talks can restart?
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 07:11
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mik3bravo

Of course that's the trouble when people start to use colourful language to describe an unserviceability.

I doubt that the Flybe EMB195s suffer more unserviceabilities than comparable airline fleets and in recent weeks on time performance has generally been very good for all three SEN-based aircraft operating the Flybe timetable. The fact that Flybe have been able to substitute a Titan aircraft rapidly both times they had a tech problem recently is reassuring. If they cancelled flights instead of doing so I would be more concerned regards flying with them in future.
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 07:20
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
mik3bravo

Of course that's the trouble when people start to use colourful language to describe an unserviceability.

I doubt that the Flybe EMB195s suffer more unserviceabilities than comparable airline fleets and in recent weeks on time performance has generally been very good for all three SEN-based aircraft operating the Flybe timetable. The fact that Flybe have been able to substitute a Titan aircraft rapidly both times they had a tech problem recently is reassuring. If they cancelled flights instead of doing so I would be more concerned regards flying with them in future.
I'll give them a go and see for myself what the performance is like in the real world.
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 08:03
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I fly the Embraer for Flybe and in nearly 3 years I've gone tech whereby it's caused a delay, twice. The Embraer is very, very reliable and if there's been a little spate in SEN then they've been very unlucky.
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 08:27
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I've flown with Flybe out of Cardiff a couple of times now and never had a problem. They are a good airline.
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Old 6th Sep 2017, 22:38
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Use them out of Doncaster (Embrear's). From a poor start, they have recovered nicely.... Certainly no worse than other airlines.
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Old 7th Sep 2017, 07:35
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Originally Posted by mik3bravo View Post
I'm concerned about the sheer amount of a/c going tech. I am considering trying their re-ignited DUB service but being honest if this is the trend then I can't see myself using Flybe at all.
Potentially looking like SEN mgt have backed the wrong horse in Flybe. Wonder if the Cityjet talks can restart?
https://www.aeroinside.com/incidents/airline/flybe
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Old 7th Sep 2017, 07:47
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In that list of around 50 Flybe incidents over the past six years there are only two relating to the EMB195. So your point is?
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Old 7th Sep 2017, 16:23
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And of the 3 EJet instances, 2 were primarily related to crew illnes which have nothing to do with the aircraft.
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Old 7th Sep 2017, 20:38
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And while it's fashionable for this thread to make flyBe out to be the horrorstruck unreliable airline of the UK... on a statistical basis they're not.
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Old 8th Sep 2017, 19:58
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So they cant take disabled passengers

Flybe apologises to wheelchair user over Glasgow to Stornoway flight - BBC News

As a lot of pax are paid for by the NHS needing treatment on the mainland this is not good
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Old 8th Sep 2017, 20:08
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It has more to do with Eastern and Loganair than with Flybe...
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