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Old 9th Sep 2019, 17:53
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Are those the previously announced base closures, or is this a new round of cuts?
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Old 9th Sep 2019, 18:32
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Have heard rumours from crew that more cuts to come but also a strengthening of strategic and high yield routes so really who knows
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 06:59
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It is the Isle of Man -again!

Replaced with Stobart ATRs - again !!
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 09:21
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When does the base closure for the IOM come into effect.......What happens to the based flight deck and cabin crew.
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Old 11th Sep 2019, 21:54
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the first ATR is Due on the Isle of Man in January then MArch for the second aircraft
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 16:14
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Originally Posted by fjencl
When does the base closure for the IOM come into effect.......What happens to the based flight deck and cabin crew.
A lot of the pilots have managed to get back but i havent seen many local cabin crew. Seem to be brought in from all over, yessir.
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 17:51
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Originally Posted by Tinwald
A lot of the pilots have managed to get back but i havent seen many local cabin crew. Seem to be brought in from all over, yessir.
Spot on, I have a friend who is BHX based cabin crew for BE and they have virtually lived in the IOM this summer....never heard them talk about local IOM cabin crew but not to say there arent any at all
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 20:52
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Currently several IOM based cabin crew. They held a recruitment day for cabin crew the week before.
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Old 13th Sep 2019, 08:56
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Originally Posted by euromanxdude
They held a recruitment day for cabin crew the week before.
Isn't that a clever recruitment team, they hold a recruitment day then announce closure of the flybe Base.
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 20:25
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Not sure if was in advance however Flybe have dropped a bunch of routes from regional airports.

Leeds Bradford to Dusseldorf
Southampton to Dusseldorf
Manchester to Toulouse and Milan
Doncaster to Amsterdam and Belfast
East Midlands to Jersey, Edinburgh and Glasgow

I know some of these cancellations are due to EJet operations but some of the above are Q400 ops.

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Old 19th Sep 2019, 22:22
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Originally Posted by NorthEasterner
Not sure if was in advance however Flybe have dropped a bunch of routes from regional airports.

Leeds Bradford to Dusseldorf
Southampton to Dusseldorf
Manchester to Toulouse and Milan
Doncaster to Amsterdam and Belfast
East Midlands to Jersey, Edinburgh and Glasgow

I know some of these cancellations are due to EJet operations but some of the above are Q400 ops.

I wouldn't be surprised if these were all marginal routes so have got the chop.
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 08:56
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MAN-TLS is a bit of a surprise as when I've used it, usually full (and not cheap) lots of Airbus folk use it too. If they can't make that route work then something must be wrong ?
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 08:56
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Originally Posted by PDXCWL45
I wouldn't be surprised if these were all marginal routes so have got the chop.
Dusseldorf and Doncaster bases are closing, so that might be part of it. MAN-MXP and TLS was operated by E19/75. Might be a bit too long for the Q400?
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 09:48
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Originally Posted by brian_dromey

Dusseldorf and Doncaster bases are closing
Can you provide your source for the first one?
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 09:56
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Flybe relevant comments from Virgin executive vice-president of operations Philip Meher talking to FlightGlobal earlier this week about their LHR expansion plans:

Regarding Virgin Atlantic's domestic and intra-European ambitions, Meher stays that "Flybe would be a key connector for us into Manchester and Heathrow", adding that the carrier would "use Flybe to expand our regional footprint into Europe and feed that traffic back into the UK".
Meher also says that the carrier is still working on its plan for how Connect Airways – through which Virgin Atlantic is co-owner of Flybe, Stobart Air and lessor Propius – will be marketed to passengers, noting that it is considering "how that brand would work in terms of the customer proposition... whether that's 'Virgin something' or another brand".
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 13:15
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Originally Posted by brian_dromey

Dusseldorf and Doncaster bases are closing, so that might be part of it. MAN-MXP and TLS was operated by E19/75. Might be a bit too long for the Q400?
That is not true. Isle of Man, Doncaster and Cardiff are closing. Dusseldorf is remaining open, albeit it appears only one plane.
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 13:27
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there seems there are lot of changes going on. how did Cardiff survive all the cuts? was a deal done? what happened to Doncaster, it seemed some routes were saved then lost? are there more rumoured changes ie increases anywhere? when do the jets actually go? are all the q400s staying?

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Old 20th Sep 2019, 14:50
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Doncaster base is closing but will be served by a couple of flights on a W pattern. Bit crap really.
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 15:00
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Originally Posted by davidjpowell
Doncaster base is closing but will be served by a couple of flights on a W pattern. Bit crap really.
The last two routes (AMS & BHD) have been axed today also as of the end of October.

Flybe has abandoned DSA entirely.
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 16:25
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Originally Posted by MDS
The last two routes (AMS & BHD) have been axed today also as of the end of October.

Flybe has abandoned DSA entirely.
Ball drops.

I've seen no promotion since they announced they were closing the base, and the q400 timings were crap. Back to Leeds and Manchester for me then.
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