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Old 30th Jan 2020, 16:43
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You might be facetious here but is there any truth to this. Are vacant positions in the hangers being back-filled? These planes are not getting any younger.

Given the general shortage of qualified aircraft engineers in the industry i canít see many leaving secure employment to join a company that doesnít appear to have long to live.....
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 20:59
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https://www.coastfm.co.uk/news/busin...outes-as-flybe

Heathrow Boss is not happy to lose connections to the regions to other London airports..
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 21:20
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Well if heathrow are that upset by the loss perhaps it’s time they offered favorable terms to another airline to reinstate the route at lhr in direct competition with the gatwick flybe route


if newquay is that big a loss, stump up reduces landing fees etc and convince ww and ba to commit to x daily for x years in return for it.

Put up. Or shut up


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Old 30th Jan 2020, 21:37
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If LHR were really bothered about the regions, all of them regions not just PSO would have airport charges reduced or abolished
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 08:27
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If LHR were really bothered about the regions, all of them regions not just PSO would have airport charges reduced or abolished
Amen to that. Doesn't Mr Holland-Kaye realise that the move to LGW is obviously part of a plan to keep Flybe in the air. Or is he blinded by LHR self-interest?
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 14:43
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It is not what you know, it is who you know:

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Old 31st Jan 2020, 15:06
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Originally Posted by Schoenheit View Post
It is not what you know, it is who you know:

https://twitter.com/aliosborne20/sta...799232/photo/1
You may well be right, but I don`t think the 2400 people who still have a job, with Flybe, really give a rats ass...do you??
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 17:10
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You may well be right, but I don`t think the 2400 people who still have a job, with Flybe, really give a rats ass...do you??
Perhaps Johnny tax payer who's about to see £100 million squandered on a disfunctional business might disagree.
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 18:15
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Schoenheit. You appear desperate to see FlyBe fail. What is your angle?
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 21:00
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Originally Posted by OzzyOzBorn View Post
Schoenheit. You appear desperate to see FlyBe fail. What is your angle?
Not sure that he is, to be fair. It's a reasonable question...when you've got owners who have cash why does it need a government intervention to be saved? Either the owners/investors think there's something worth saving
or they don't. If they don't think it's worth investing in then let it die and any routes that have potential will soon be picked up as has happened time and time again.
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Old 31st Jan 2020, 22:27
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Originally Posted by OzzyOzBorn View Post
Schoenheit. You appear desperate to see FlyBe fail. What is your angle?
fairness.
natural justice.
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 01:14
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Originally Posted by Schoenheit View Post
fairness.
natural justice.
Hmmm. There are plenty of ways to interpret those aspirations which don't result in the demise of FlyBe.

Since your (very recent) sign-up to this site, I can only see one (of 32) postings by yourself which is not on the subject of FlyBe. And you miss no opportunity to snipe at them. It appears to me that you have joined this site specifically to promote an anti-FlyBe agenda.
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Ozzy I to gave looked at his posting history and previous posts.
It may be time to report this to the mods
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He probably works for one of the other airlines who see the FLYBE case as a gross distortion of the rules.......................
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 10:02
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https://www.ft.com/content/ed86c7be-...a-c4b328d9061c
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Sorry the FT links are behind a paywall Can you post the article please?
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 11:44
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Don’t print verbatim from the copy ,however a general synopsis would be nice for those of us not prepared to make Nikkei any richer or influential than they already are
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He probably works for one of the other airlines who see the FLYBE case as a gross distortion of the rules.......................
Rather than attempting to undermine FlyBe, those who are involved in UK domestic flying with other carriers should jointly lobby HMG with proposals to revive the sector for the benefit of all.

I would propose:

1) APD should be levied only once on a domestic return ticket (as happens with flights to/ from the Continent).
2) APD should be levied at a lower rate for domestic flights than for international.
3) EU261 compensation should be capped at 100% of ticket-price for domestic flights.

Or, better still, lobby to abolish APD altogether.

I would suggest that crippling levels of APD and excessive EU261 liabilities are key factors negatively impacting sustainable provision of domestic air travel in the UK. Without reform, we will soon be left with just slot-restricted London to Scotland / NI trunk routes and afew expensive PSO's. Don't hold your breath for a major expansion of domestic flying by Ryanair and EasyJet if the need arises to backfill FlyBe's network. Both have far more lucrative priorities to pursue with their valuable assets.
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 17:53
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Ozzy I to gave looked at his posting history and previous posts.
It may be time to report this to the mods
I don't know why you need to hesitate other than it is obvious that I am genuinely aggrieved at the manner in which FlyBE is being run. I've reported your post so a Moderator can investigate who needs censure. If you can't engage with me productively then don't engage with me.
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Old 1st Feb 2020, 17:58
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3) EU261 compensation should be capped at 100% of ticket-price for domestic flights.
This would be a nightmare for passengers. Tens of thousands of passengers would be left stranded every year. EU261 is a good law that has kept airlines "honest". It isn't the passengers' fault that age profile of FlyBE planes is so high and their reliability so low....also the other LCCs would love to have that extended to their operations in the UK too.
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