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Old 20th Jul 2019, 19:15
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You couldn't really have Virgin Condoms, could you?
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 19:19
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... i don't want one thats been used before
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 05:33
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I remember a sticker just after Virgin started with the slogan 'I've been in a Virgin'. it was soon scrapped! I wonder why?
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 09:53
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Virgin European. Virgin UK. Virgin Domestic wont work...two letter code VD on a Virgin
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 09:57
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Red face Madonna Airlines?

Why not re-name it "Madonna"? well it'll be "like a Virgin".
Sorry - its a Sunday.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 11:37
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What does the bearded grinnng git's image bring to the party? Surely the brand is now almost worthless after repeated failure. The train company became "the delayed Virgin train" so frequent was that announcement. All the Virgin businesses are now just a smear of red and zero involvement from Dickie. It woud be interesting before anyone else pays Branson to use the name to carry out some reseach as to what the public impression of the brand is now.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 13:00
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Originally Posted by Blackfriar View Post
What does the bearded grinnng git's image bring to the party? Surely the brand is now almost worthless after repeated failure. The train company became "the delayed Virgin train" so frequent was that announcement. All the Virgin businesses are now just a smear of red and zero involvement from Dickie. It woud be interesting before anyone else pays Branson to use the name to carry out some reseach as to what the public impression of the brand is now.
You mean Flymaybe? It will be Virgin Connect. The clue is pretty much in the name of the holding company formed to purchase it.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 13:06
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Anybody else bored by this juvenility?
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 15:08
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Very much so, SWBKCB. I don't think loose rivets is aware of how pathetic he sounds every time he uses the phrase "flymaybe", he may grow up one day but don't hold your breath.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 15:20
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To be honest, I wasn't just referring to that. Though I think RJ is right in that the name "Connect Airways" was chosen for a reason.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 15:46
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I was agreeing with you, then I mentioned rivets. I do agree that he's probably spot on with the name, however, who really gives a toss? The name will be the name. This surely is a discussion for spotters corner.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 15:53
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
Anybody else bored by this juvenility?
Yep. Any remnants of a grown up conversation have been lost. School holidays must have started.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 17:32
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Originally Posted by Reversethrustset View Post
Very much so, SWBKCB. I don't think loose rivets is aware of how pathetic he sounds every time he uses the phrase "flymaybe", he may grow up one day but don't hold your breath.
Come on guys, take your rose tinted glasses off for a moment. I posted in reply to Blackfriarís point about whether BEís brand was less tainted than Virginís from a reliability perspective. In my humble opinion it is not, and I am sure I am not the only one with that view. That is not to say that BE is not a well know brand though, and it will certainly be the end of an era if it does disappear. Fingers crossed Connect continue BEís tradition of serving the regions, rather than scaling it back to just act as a feeder for Virginís long haul.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 18:42
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Firstly I think the brand will absolutely be called Virgin Connect, I cannot see FlyV being the name as Virgin will want to remove the Flybe brand due its recent bad press and loss in customer confidence(very sad that a once well known trusted brand can be tarnished).

I would personally put my bets that the first Q400 will be in red/white around October/November and following that in quick succession. Hopefully the interiors will get a make over too, Flybe really let them go, especially the leather seating.

The next question is where will it go from there, since AF/KLM are now in with Virgin Atlantic could we potentially see them merging or going under franchise to VC? I've heard that Connect Airways have expansion plans already so lets hope it all goes well for them.
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 13:18
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The name is clearly difficult as Virgin Atlantic don't own their name or brand, so VS can't just slap "connect", or whatever onto the Virgin name. Its complicated because they need permission from the Virgin Group, to agree a licensing fee and there is at the added complication of Stobart and Cyrus, who may not feel that "Virgin Something" is the right move for the business - especially if Virgin want a steep royalty fee. The use of the Virgin brand is not without complication. The former Virgin Blue had branding problems when they launched international operations from Australia, firstly they used the "Pacific Blue", "Polynesian Blue" and "V Australia" brands before rebranding the entire operation as "Virgin Australia". Im sure something will be worked out, but it might not be swift.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 15:21
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Is it just Dash8 aircraft that are based at Edinburgh these days, or do they have jets based there as well.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 16:47
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Is it just Dash8 aircraft that are based at Edinburgh these days, or do they have jets based there as well.
Just the Dash 8
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 19:52
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Just the Dash 8
I believe the only jets left (E75's) will be solely based at BHX/MAN
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 20:12
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I believe the only jets left (E75's) will be solely based at BHX/MAN
Yes that's what I've heard. Some say 7 will be left others say 9.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 20:31
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Random anecdote but it appears that the customer service team which handle EU261 complaints are liars.

We are aware that on the last flight of the previous evenings schedule, the aircraft that operated your flight, was struck by an airbridge at Paris CDG, causing the aircraft to be taken out of service for extensive maintenance. We can see that the aircraft on the morning of the 8th, had to be flown back to Doncaster Sheffield, to operate the day's schedule, albeit it with a delay to the first flight operating on the morning schedule. This was due to Air Traffic Controlling restrictions on being given the permission to fly the aircraft out of Paris CDG, and only utilising the slots given to fly the aircraft back to Doncaster. We can also say that due to Doncaster Sheffield not being an airport that is a Flybe operating base, the option of an aircraft change was not feasible, and that flights on the day's schedule would experience reactionary delays. With the above circumstances taken into account, this does mean we are able to defend such claims out of the control of the airline, and that operating out of an airport that is not an operating base, does cause restrictions on available alternatives. As such, we are continuing to deny this compensation claim in line with the above reasons.
Since when is DSA not an operating base?

I flew between AGP and DSA back in June and the aircraft was delayed after allegedly being struck by an airbridge in CDG the day before. They're using this as an excuse not to pay out despite the flight being scheduled over 24 hours after this incident. Frustrating to say the least.
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