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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 13:36
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Originally Posted by MDS View Post
Random anecdote but it appears that the customer service team which handle EU261 complaints are liars.



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.
Bostonair has a base there to support flybe operations this is 100% as I audited them on behalf of Flybe last year, chancers.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 14:31
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Easyjet joining BHX - GLA

Easyjet to join Flybe on what is quite a big route for the incumbent between BHX & GLA. Didn't see that coming...
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 16:38
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its about time and rumour is we're going MAN as well .Both places a nightmare to get to from GLA and the famous flybe reliability makes it a lottery if you'll ever arrive close to the time stated.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 16:44
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easyJet - GLA to BHX - About time !!!!!!!!!!!

Could we see an EDI to BHX route in the future too if GLA to BHX proves popular?...
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 17:33
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Originally Posted by ib26uk View Post
easyJet - GLA to BHX - About time !!!!!!!!!!!

Could we see an EDI to BHX route in the future too if GLA to BHX proves popular?...
If GLA BHX works favourably for easyJet with an airbus on this route, EDI would be an obvious addition.

It will challenging competing with high frequency props with very low fuel burn... though I'm confident easyJet will make this work...
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 07:15
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What kind of frequencies can EZ offer with the need to fill 156 seats as opposed to the BE 78 seat requirement? We all know that Ryanair, for example, "serve" hundreds of destinations, many of them once a week.
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 10:16
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Originally Posted by M-JCS View Post
What kind of frequencies can EZ offer with the need to fill 156 seats as opposed to the BE 78 seat requirement? We all know that Ryanair, for example, "serve" hundreds of destinations, many of them once a week.
13 flights per week so probably 2 a day and 1 on Sat.

To answer another question: why would EZY start GLA BHX? I fancy they looked at Flybe's 7 flights daily and thought we want a piece of that. 🤣 And also did some actual research too!

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Old 15th Aug 2019, 10:19
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My mum has a BHD-GLA booking that's been subbed to Loganair and got an email letting her know.
Would be lovely to get Loganair back on GLA and EDI to BHD. Like the good old days!
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 10:39
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Originally Posted by SealinkBF View Post
To answer another question: why would EZY start GLA BHX I fancy the looked at Flybe's 7 flights daily and thought we want a piece of that. �� And also some actual research too!
To provide a reliable, on time service, on an aircraft that isn't the size of a matchbox, that very often goes tech, with a tiny toilet that don't stink, that is many decibels quieter, with the chance of hot food and drink.. and an airline that doesn't cancel, reroute or delay because of lack of crew... That has the muscle to enforce ground handling contracts so you don't get bumped by RYA and do get preferential treatment... I can't see EZY doing well. �� �� For too long BEE have had a lack of competition on routes from BHX.

I hope EZY also pick up some of those juicy CDG & AMS slots that will be going soon.

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Old 15th Aug 2019, 10:40
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Originally Posted by SealinkBF View Post
Would be lovely to get Loganair back on GLA and EDI to BHD. Like the good old days!
Would be even better to hear from the knights in shining armour just how they intend to position the Virgin brand in challenging times.

Iím beginning to think they saw an opportunity too good to pass on when they moved on Flybe. Now Iím wondering if they are struggling to come up with a bold yet cohesive plan than they can announce with an almighty fanfare.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 08:31
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Another substantial delay this morning on Flybe (Blue Island) to Guernsey. Almost quicker by boat. Frustrating. As a side, don't think much of SOU either!
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 08:46
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Originally Posted by SealinkBF View Post
Would be lovely to get Loganair back on GLA and EDI to BHD. Like the good old days!
I certainly wouldn't rule this out. While Loganair is careful in where it picks its battles, it has had some pride in returning to markets it once patronised, like LDY and CFN, granted they don't have competitors on those routes per se.

Loganair is a strong brand in Scotland, and we have yet to see where Flybe takes its business. The rhetoric has been connectivity with Virgin and friends. Where would a route like BHD GLA sit? Though that should be a good run given the distance , being well established. And let's not forget Loganair did sit it out on the competition with Flybe Eastern.. we shall see.

I can see the 'new Flybe' /Connect Airways being a feeder to Virgin, supporting AF and KL at bigger UK airports AND like Stobart have done getting deeply into ACMI. Stobart have been successful with this through Aer Lingus in particular, and the work with KLM and BA, and the purchase of Embraers is a big statement of intent.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 16:48
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Cant see LM on Belfast. With FlyBe and EZY operating to each Belfast airport its pretty swamped, and fares not that high. If BE pulled off, then perhaps. I guess for Virgin Connect (if indeed that is what is called) there might be some connections eg on DL (summer JFK) , VS (longer season MCO) from Belfast to GLA.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 19:46
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I believe LM are sniffing around the Scottish/NI market. Maybe people are getting a bit jaded with BE
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 10:04
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
Cant see LM on Belfast. With FlyBe and EZY operating to each Belfast airport its pretty swamped, and fares not that high. If BE pulled off, then perhaps. I guess for Virgin Connect (if indeed that is what is called) there might be some connections eg on DL (summer JFK) , VS (longer season MCO) from Belfast to GLA.
They are getting a decent insight into what it would take to operate GLA BHD profitably at the moment, on Flybeís £ís. If they think the figures work, why not? Flybe have wet leased the majority of GLA BHD ops for a considerable period of time, perhaps they are reconsidering their presence on the route?
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 14:56
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Originally Posted by EGAC is Better View Post


They are getting a decent insight into what it would take to operate GLA BHD profitably at the moment, on Flybeís £ís. If they think the figures work, why not? Flybe have wet leased the majority of GLA BHD ops for a considerable period of time, perhaps they are reconsidering their presence on the route?
Its probably going to be the exact same thing what happened when they decided to start ABZ-NWI in their own right after being wet leased by Eastern to run the same route.
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 17:15
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I'd be amazed if this happens and I think it's highly unlikely. The economics of a 145 on a short, low-yield sector must be poor to begin with, never mind in a fare war. It simply won't be worth going into battle and driving down fares as the route would never be sufficiently profitable afterwards to recover the losses made.
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 16:18
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I see that GCI - LHR is now on sale until the end of March. Not sure if this is still being subsidized or not. The flight times are different and it currently doesn't fit in with the dash coming in from EXT or BHX so obviously still some shuffling to be done.
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 15:36
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Originally Posted by GCILover View Post
I see that GCI - LHR is now on sale until the end of March. Not sure if this is still being subsidized or not. The flight times are different and it currently doesn't fit in with the dash coming in from EXT or BHX so obviously still some shuffling to be done.
I've just tried to book GCI-LHR for January but the website shows flights only avail until October 2019, I also tried the Virgin site & again nothing available.
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 16:45
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Try expedia. It seemed to have them earlier today.
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