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Old 10th Apr 2019, 10:18
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Surely she had better things to do ?
Or didn't know how to, or have the drive to do them, which might explain how they've ended up in the sorry state they are now.

As a reasonably regular Customer, with mostly good experiences, it saddens me to see them described as a "last resort carrier" as the hard-working/professional Customer-facing staff (ie, crews) don't deserve that.
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Old 10th Apr 2019, 10:29
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Originally Posted by jmccrew View Post

guess you didnít read the Which report
How much weight do you attach to a Which? report these days? I'm not sure they are the organisation they used to be.
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Old 10th Apr 2019, 15:44
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
How much weight do you attach to a Which? report these days? I'm not sure they are the organisation they used to be.
I put a lot more weight from a Which report than some reckless comments on here
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Old 10th Apr 2019, 16:02
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E95 flight training taking place over last couple days at NQY So at least they are trying to do something about the pilot shortage.


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Old 10th Apr 2019, 16:18
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Received an e mail from Flybe today, informing me that my account has been moved to the new platform.
Reading on about the changes, it states that customers will initially have reduced functionality, future bookings will not be visible and no payment cards can yet be stored...but hey, apart from that, iím sure it all works beautifully!
Also tells me thereís a new app available, letís hope itís an improvement compared to the previous and that all of the above functionalityís are in working order within the app...

On a separate note, any news on whether they will keep their french regional routes to/from Manchester? I fly regularly to Toulouse for business and also commute to Bordeaux from there.
Only downside it, even with only hand luggage, you always have to check in at the airport desk on these routes at the French end...
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Old 10th Apr 2019, 21:28
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Would it be feasible to book a flight with Flybe? Or would their flights be cancelled?
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Old 11th Apr 2019, 08:08
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Originally Posted by owenc View Post
Would it be feasible to book a flight with Flybe? Or would their flights be cancelled?
Hang on while I get the tea leaves.
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Old 11th Apr 2019, 11:07
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No need to be rude. Flybe cancelled several flights, uk wide last week.
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Old 11th Apr 2019, 11:20
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Originally Posted by owenc View Post
No need to be rude. Flybe cancelled several flights, uk wide last week.
Grapefruit wasn't being rude, just stating that the question you are asking is impossible to answer. Flybe themselves probably couldn't answer it, their aircrew are said to be jumping ship so they probably don't know from day to day what services can be crewed and operated.

Why not contact Flybe direct, otherwise it's crystal ball time.
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Old 11th Apr 2019, 12:44
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Well would you book a flight with them?
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Old 11th Apr 2019, 13:54
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Yes, I would book a flight with them
Yes, I would aswell (although I have none scheduled at present).

Even on the worst day (that made the news) last week, only about 5% of flights across the network were cancelled.

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Old 11th Apr 2019, 15:09
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Originally Posted by Planespeaking View Post


Grapefruit wasn't being rude,
I thank you !
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Old 11th Apr 2019, 16:24
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If you have a choice i wouldn’t book with them ,who knows what could happen ,flights could be canned at any time as they losing staff hand over fist Apparently they are l losing engineers at such a rate broken aircraft are lying around for days due no staff to work them











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Old 11th Apr 2019, 17:27
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So how many flights are getting cancelled, and where are the aircraft lying around?
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Old 11th Apr 2019, 19:04
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Flybe using Nordic Airlines for some flights from BHD to GLA and EMA so must be some Belfast aircraft out of action
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Old 11th Apr 2019, 20:01
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I think people reading a bit too much into all of this, initially myself included. They had some restructure and some adjustment and have taken steps to ensure no more major issues hopefully. Most airlines have been through very similar. The airline was in trouble a lot of staff rightly so started looking elsewhere and virgin group have taken them over injecting a decent amount of cash to sort things out and potential rebranding in next couple months. However recruitment hasn't caught up on short fall. They are short of staff at Aberdeen isle of man Newquay and Belfast at present hence the issues. To say I'll never book flybe again is very short sighted, all businesses face issues from time to time and they seem to have put measures in place to stop a repeat. I do not currently work for flybe but I am applying for a position with them as an FO and don't anticipate any issues what so ever, if I am successful at interview I look forward to a long career with them.
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Old 11th Apr 2019, 21:22
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
So how many flights are getting cancelled, and where are the aircraft lying around?

A much happier day I would say - I am not saying that there weren't any cancellations but I couldn't find any just a few delays but I use FR24 and as most of the fleet are MLAT it is not totally reliable.

Out of 54 Dash 8's 10 were not operating at any one time, plus 1 E175 and 1 E195 but they did have one ATR flying for them as mentioned in an earlier post.

What was noticeable was out of the 44 Dash 8's flying 35 operated 7 or more sectors and some 10, which is definitely a ramp up in utilisation from when I last checked. The Cardiff 175's all did 8 sectors but one of the two Doncaster ones only 4 sectors.

There were 9 Dash 8's that did not operate at all and one that operated in the morning only and another in the afternoon only (EDI) and the 9 were at:

OA - EDI since 5th April
OH - MAN since 10th April
OJ - BHX since 9th April
CM - SOU since 10 April
CN - SOU since 2nd March and positioned to NQY today?
CX - EXT since 27 March
CY - EXT since 10 April
PE- - EXT since 9th April
PF - EXT since 2nd April

175

JJ - BHX since 1 April but listed tomorrow BHX-AMS

3 based CWL, 2 DSA, 3 MAN, 2 BHX (plus one possibly on the ground)

195

EJ - EXT since 27 Feb

2 based MAN, 1 BHX, 1 SOU & 1 EXT (1 I presume maintenance EXT)

As I say I can't vouch that this is 100% accurate but should be close.

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Old 11th Apr 2019, 23:15
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You obviously have too much spare time Pete lol!
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Old 12th Apr 2019, 08:41
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You obviously have too much spare time Pete lol!
I was watching Arsenal so a distraction was welcome - Flybe are far more interesting

On a serious note, really can't complain about the aircraft utilisation although clearly any cancellations won't be down to lack of aircraft!!! I assume the 195 is on heavy maintenance and not hand-back?

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Old 12th Apr 2019, 11:03
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I went to book my first Flybe tickets since the new website was introduced a few weeks ago. I find that I now have to complete the selection of the outbound flight before I can continue to the inbound flight options. Why is this? Surely it's more usual for both outbound and inbound options to appear when you start a search on airline booking websites as you may wish to juggle your outbound flight dates to take advantage of a cheaper return date.
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