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Old 9th May 2019, 19:09
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I was on Sunday night's LHR - GCI and passenger count was 33 (with three no shows from what I overheard the ground crew saying).

When I flew GCI -BHX on Friday evening I counted 56 getting off the LHR in Guernsey before the aircraft did our BHX run.

Sunday night's LHR - IOM flight was from the gate next to us and I counted about 12 people from where I was sat who got on the bus.

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Old 10th May 2019, 10:14
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its interesting as the winter time table gets loaded how few flights are actually being dropped. still a few flights from Doncaster and Cardiff still negotiating, just a few sunshine routes seem to have gone from 3 small airports. hopefully good news for the employees.
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Old 10th May 2019, 10:24
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its interesting as the winter time table gets loaded how few flights are actually being dropped
....and how badly the original announcement was handled, with the impression given via the media that the airline was virtually closing down....
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Old 10th May 2019, 10:46
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Just a shame that the NWI-EXT looks to have been dropped thought they would put it on the Dash once the jet goes, loads always good when I flew on it, of course doesn't mean it made money
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Old 10th May 2019, 11:01
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
....and how badly the original announcement was handled, with the impression given via the media that the airline was virtually closing down....
Surely you mean the media gave the impression the airline was closing down which was never the case from the airline's standpoint.
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Old 10th May 2019, 11:05
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Originally Posted by bad bear View Post
its interesting as the winter time table gets loaded how few flights are actually being dropped. still a few flights from Doncaster and Cardiff still negotiating, just a few sunshine routes seem to have gone from 3 small airports. hopefully good news for the employees.
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Doncaster has lost over half its movements for winter, and if the same for next summer even more. Just the two routes available now.

Not just the sun routes have gone, they've axed Dublin, Paris, Jersey as well as alicante malaga, faro and newquay
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Old 10th May 2019, 11:32
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Surely you mean the media gave the impression the airline was closing down which was never the case from the airline's standpoint.
And where did the media get that idea from? Like I said, badly handled...
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Old 10th May 2019, 12:39
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I think the LHR-IOM slot was released back to Virgin from Jet Airways. The turn-time is more suitable for long-haul departures, at two hours. I don't know if VS will have a better use for it over the winter, or if another long-haul airline may lease it again. If VS can delay retirement of some outgoing aircraft they may be able to launch BOM themselves, BA have already added 4 additional weekly services.
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Old 10th May 2019, 13:43
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
And where did the media get that idea from? Like I said, badly handled...
Where do the media get 99% of their headlines from? Like I said, there wouldn't be a story to report on if the headline was "Flybe up for sale but they'll be fine". There was absolutely no indication from the Flybe hierarchy that they would be closing, just wishful thinking people in the media and on here not being able to add 2 to 2 and come up with the correct answer.
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Old 10th May 2019, 14:02
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Originally Posted by Reversethrustset View Post
Where do the media get 99% of their headlines from? Like I said, there wouldn't be a story to report on if the headline was "Flybe up for sale but they'll be fine". There was absolutely no indication from the Flybe hierarchy that they would be closing, just wishful thinking people in the media and on here not being able to add 2 to 2 and come up with the correct answer.
Not to mention a fair number of posts on this very thread forecasting the imminent downfall of FlyBe. It would be more than a little naive to believe that journalists don't lurk on PPRuNe looking for "expertise" in an area where evidently some some reporting they have very little knowledge. Sadly there is often a lack of expertise evident in some postings on PPRuNe too!
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Old 10th May 2019, 14:40
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All valid points and all points which Flybe should have known and managed better.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 10:28
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5 DHC8D`s being disposed of it has been announced.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 13:32
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Originally Posted by KindaUnstuck View Post
I was on Sunday night's LHR - GCI and passenger count was 33 (with three no shows from what I overheard the ground crew saying).

When I flew GCI -BHX on Friday evening I counted 56 getting off the LHR in Guernsey before the aircraft did our BHX run.

Sunday night's LHR - IOM flight was from the gate next to us and I counted about 12 people from where I was sat who got on the bus.
Just as a counterpoint I flew Birmingham-Glasgow on Wednesday 8 May, mid-afternoon, and not only was it all seats taken but the fare was one of the highest I've paid for any domestic for a long while. It was notably more than returning the next day GLA-LCY on BA on the prime evening departure.

Didn't stop the notable complete lack of service, or even politesse, on the FlyBe flight, particularly at the Birmingham ground end.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 13:47
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
5 DHC8D`s being disposed of it has been announced.
Not correct. Just a change of lessor, not terms.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 13:57
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Didn't stop the notable complete lack of service, or even politesse, on the FlyBe flight
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LCY-EDI the other week. Flight very full and they were offering to take bags on a cage at the aircraft side, to be delivered aircraft side at the other end (according to the ground staff). Mine was easily compliant but for comfort and the greater good, I put it on the trolley. Tag was a simple paper job with the flight number on it. Very grateful ground staff, happy customer. Get to EDI and guess what? All bags taken to the carousel, regardless. "It's Flybe policy, we never deliver bags at the aircraft side."
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Old 22nd May 2019, 14:17
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Flybe

Same thing happened to me last year at Biarritz, as boarding aircraft they were insisting on taking all bags & was assured bag would be at aircraft steps on arrival- but no - it was sent to the carousel not great if your passport is in the bag !!
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Old 22nd May 2019, 18:07
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Originally Posted by Jersey32D View Post
Not correct. Just a change of lessor, not terms.
so, are Flybe getting rid of any Dash 8s ? are they still getting rid of some jets ?

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Old 22nd May 2019, 19:09
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Originally Posted by Jersey32D View Post
Not correct. Just a change of lessor, not terms.
You appear to be spot on Jersey32D

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Old 25th May 2019, 09:10
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Does any knowledgable folk around here have any idea when regulatory approval will be granted for the Connect Airways takeover? From what Iíve read thatís what theyíre waiting for before they can do anything, but have no idea when it might be!
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Old 25th May 2019, 09:26
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Originally Posted by KieronyM View Post
Does any knowledgable folk around here have any idea when regulatory approval will be granted for the Connect Airways takeover? From what Iíve read thatís what theyíre waiting for before they can do anything, but have no idea when it might be!
expected June/July
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