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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:09
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This is sad.

While people rightly jumped on the suggestion that it was "essential" , what it was was "very important" in many areas. The UK will be a worse place without it.

I hope there is room in the industry for lots of Q400 crews

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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:11
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Wouldn’t take any notice of that tw*t Simon Calder, real misery-merchant.

in better news, FLBC has finally been refuelled and allowed to leave and just departed MAN on its way to EXT.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:13
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Well,my nearest airport is Norwich,and the fares to Edinburgh with Loganair are eye wateringly expensive compared to the low cost carriers from Stansted etc. About 5 times the price. Ok for business bods who aren't paying themselves, but good luck with getting Joe Bloggs to pay that for a short break.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:14
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Originally Posted by nowhereasfiled View Post
Wouldn’t take any notice of that tw*t Simon Calder, real misery-merchant.

in better news, FLBC has finally been refuelled and allowed to leave and just departed MAN on its way to EXT.
So are you saying that everything is fine at FLYBE !!!!!
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:15
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Originally Posted by fjencl View Post
So are you saying that everything is fine at FLYBE !!!!!
Those were my exact words!
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:16
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Originally Posted by wesleyscott View Post
Whilst the situation undoubtedly looks very bleak, Simon Calder has jumped the gun here, with the language he uses. There is no official announcement, planes are still in the air, and you can book flights for tomorrow.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:18
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Originally Posted by tczulu View Post
but good luck with getting Joe Bloggs to pay that for a short break.
They are not looking to carry Joe Bloggs, they’re aimed at business travellers.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:18
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Originally Posted by Tonyq View Post
Whilst the situation undoubtedly looks very bleak, Simon Calder has jumped the gun here, with the language he uses. There is no official announcement, planes are still in the air, and you can book flights for tomorrow.
Simon Calder does my head in. I hope Flybe do survive the night and can then sue this moron. He shouldn’t be announcing anything, he is not the CAA
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:19
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Originally Posted by nowhereasfiled View Post
Wouldn’t take any notice of that tw*t Simon Calder, real misery-merchant.

in better news, FLBC has finally been refuelled and allowed to leave and just departed MAN on its way to EXT.
He''s hardly a misery merchant like they have writing for the likes of the Mail or Express
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:19
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Originally Posted by Tonyq View Post
Whilst the situation undoubtedly looks very bleak, Simon Calder has jumped the gun here, with the language he uses. There is no official announcement, planes are still in the air, and you can book flights for tomorrow.
Having been in this position 3 times in the last 3 years, I know full well Simon Calder has a horrible habit of trying to act like he’s in the know, announcing bankruptcy hours before its formally announced. As mentioned above, a real misery-merchant who makes his pennies off of things like this. Usually, he’s right, but it’s more him taking a punt and hoping for the best than anything substantial. I recall him doing it for ZB back in 2016 and even offering advice on how to claim money back, just for him to be made to look like a complete knob in the early hours of the morning.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:22
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Tonyq- it’s gone. Period. All the aircraft in Manchester are impounded. There is no fuel. Branson has pulled the plug. He’s got what he wanted and dumped the bits he didn’t want. Sad and tough but you have to accept the truth
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:24
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Be interesting to see what happens next as I’ve also been told that they have pulled the plug on virgin connect too
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:25
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It was clear from 1930 this evening just after two flights had departed BHX that the end was nigh. Flybe have done their best this evening to get crews back to base and pax to destination. Some never made it due fuel suppliers being unwilling to let Flybe uplift fuel which started a lot of wrong speculation.

The last flight due back tonight is from Germany at about 2300 hence the delay in an official announcement.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:26
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Simon Calder gives me a hope- someone with so little talent can go so far. He's a parasite to the aviation industry.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:27
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Branson......
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:30
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Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
Simon Calder gives me a hope- someone with so little talent can go so far. He's a parasite to the aviation industry.
don't shoot the messenger
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:30
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Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
Simon Calder gives me a hope- someone with so little talent can go so far. He's a parasite to the aviation industry.
Not quite as bad as Alex Macheras. Qatari funded kid who is on LBC and Al Jazeera as soon as anything happens yet doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about. Claims to be an analyst but just regurgitates press releases with no analysis.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:31
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Originally Posted by Weathergirly View Post
All the aircraft in Manchester are impounded.
not all. As you’ve seen one just left for EXT, another 2 are still on the ground with a full load of pax (BFS/ABZ, think SOU returned to stand and was impounded but might be wrong) I mean it’s unlikely they’ll actually get anywhere, but just do be “that guy”, not all are impounded, yet anyway.
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:31
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Sad Times EI-GHK has flown from Belfast City to Dublin, I wounder if pre pack administration will be made
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Old 4th Mar 2020, 21:41
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PRPH arriving into LHR for its scheduled nightstop. Should the proverbial hit the fan, it won’t be cheap for the leasing company/administrators to park that thing up at LHR for a few days.
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