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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 10:04
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
I read on another thread that Flybe are dropping NQY-LGW next year, choosing LHR instead.

Any pluses or minuses for SEN-NQY?
Where would Flybe be obtaining expensive and extremely rare slots from at LHR for a flight to Newquay, it would have to be at least twice daily and considering the financial status of the airline I find it very odd to say the least especially as the only slots the airline hold at LHR are the remedy slots used on ABZ and EDI which cannot be used on any other route other than those two.

LGW to NQY is a PSO route and moving it to LHR would be a strange move.

Do you have a link to this other thread?
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 10:12
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Its being reported this morning. The route will be four times daily. Lots of articles mention that the service is following an agreement between LHR, The Government and Flybe. The local MP has lobbied hard for this and I assume LHR are happy to help as it boosts their argument that LHR expansion will mean better domestic connections. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-e...ost_type=share

According to twitter these are the timings:
BE801 NQY 0720-0830 LHR
BE803 NQY 1055-1205 LHR
BE805 NQY 1430-1540 LHR
BE807 NQY 1845-1955 LHR

BE802 LHR 0915-1025 NQY
BE804 LHR 1245-1355 NQY
BE806 LHR 1620-1730 NQY
BE808 LHR 2040-2150 NQY
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 10:16
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Well if true good for Flybe and for NQY getting a LHR connection again after all these years since Brymon were flying the route.
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 10:24
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Originally Posted by canberra97 View Post
Well if true good for Flybe and for NQY getting a LHR connection again after all these years since Brymon were flying the route.
I'm not sure the need to question it. I've linked to the BBC which is as reputable a source as any. It's also been tweeted by Heathrow and Newquay and the local MP.
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 10:27
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Originally Posted by canberra97 View Post
Well if true good for Flybe and for NQY getting a LHR connection again after all these years since Brymon were flying the route.
Forgive me perhaps I'm missing something but why is a service between LHR and NQY being posted on the SEN thread?
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 10:32
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Originally Posted by Planespeaking View Post


Forgive me perhaps I'm missing something but why is a service between LHR and NQY being posted on the SEN thread?
It may well be the case that now that Flybe have obtained slots for a NQY to LHR route and the discontinuing of NQY to LGW that the planned NQY to SEN might now even get shelved.

Perhaps that is the reason it's being mentioned on the Southend thread!
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 10:41
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Four return services a day, bit over the top. Could think of better use of those slots. Of course all this depends on Flybe surviving the winter.
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 10:46
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Originally Posted by compton3bravo View Post
Four return services a day, bit over the top. Could think of better use of those slots. Of course all this depends on Flybe surviving the winter.
They operated Gatwick 3 daily on the E195 4 daily won't be a problem and provides Newquay the hub route it's been looking for.
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 11:00
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Originally Posted by Planespeaking View Post


Forgive me perhaps I'm missing something but why is a service between LHR and NQY being posted on the SEN thread?
Ironically it may well have relevance to SEN.
As a west country resident using NQY/LGW for European connections I would now almost certainly switch to NQY/SEN rather than LHR because the airport is so user friendly.
LHR for long haul of course so this change may just bring some benefits to SEN and in that respect is relevant.
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 11:04
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Originally Posted by GROUNDHOG View Post
Ironically it may well have relevance to SEN.
As a west country resident using NQY/LGW for European connections I would now almost certainly switch to NQY/SEN rather than LHR because the airport is so user friendly.
LHR for long haul of course so this change may just bring some benefits to SEN and in that respect is relevant.
Thankyou Groundhog, let's hope others from NQY find SEN also preferable.
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 11:51
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As a west country resident using NQY/LGW for European connections I would now almost certainly switch to NQY/SEN rather than LHR because the airport is so user friendly.
... because SEN has such an extensive European network for connections
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 12:17
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Originally Posted by TopBunk View Post
... because SEN has such an extensive European network for connections
To be fair the range of destinations for 2019 is quite good. The flaw is that with an evening arrival into SEN there won’t be much to connect to - probably just Amsterdam, Groningen and Dublin.
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 12:32
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Originally Posted by TopBunk View Post
... because SEN has such an extensive European network for connections
I was thinking the same. Southend is no Gatwick that is for sure.
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 13:26
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
I was thinking the same. Southend is no Gatwick that is for sure.
I think SEN has its own catchment area and won't be too affected by LHR. In fact I am sure many of the LGW pax could well live nearer to SEN but of course the timetable is the important part.
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 13:28
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
I was thinking the same. Southend is no Gatwick that is for sure.
No nor LTN or STN, but then that is part of it's attraction.
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Comic statements...
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 15:18
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
Comic statements...
Would you care to enlarge SSB...!
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 15:39
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Some common sense logic & a nice touch of reality will do it...

BTW why draw STN into your aside at LTN,but it happens on this thread anyway I know as I have noted & mentioned many times when SEN encounters cloud.
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 15:53
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
Some common sense logic & a nice touch of reality will do it...

BTW why draw STN into your aside at LTN,but it happens on this thread anyway I know as I have noted & mentioned many times when SEN encounters cloud.
And translations in English are available where??🤔
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 16:04
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And translations in English are available where??🤔
Have you tried Google translation :-)

The comment is fairly obvious!
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