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Old 5th Mar 2020, 08:34
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Jonty
Connect Airways have never been going and now they never will
The Airbus 220 rumour was started by a fantasist who has a proven track record of making things up.
It's a very sad time not only for those who were employed by Flybe but also for elfast City, Exeter and also, in Particular Southamton Airport for whom Flybe provided the majority of flights
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 08:40
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Originally Posted by bean View Post
Jonty
Connect Airways have never been going and now they never will
The Airbus 220 rumour was started by a fantasist who has a proven track record of making things up.
It's a very sad time not only for those who were employed by Flybe but also for elfast City, Exeter and also, in Particular Southamton Airport for whom Flybe provided the majority of flights
Itís a real shame.
my heart goes out to everyone affected.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 08:42
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Originally Posted by Weathergirly View Post
A master stroke by Branson. Kidded everybody and has walked away with the pot. ďNever count your winnings while your sitting at the tableď.
Whatís in the pot??
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 08:43
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Originally Posted by LessThanSte View Post
I do wonder if this is an administration designed to get rid of debts etc, which will then re-emerge in a few days/weeks/months as a separate airline without the previous baggage. We shall see, i suppose.
Would you start up an airline this week?

Corona19 fears
Brexit worries
Greta fever
Staycation alternatives

Is your journey essential? Business will continue online and may become the new way even after all this.

Easy will have seen a booking dip and pick up the Flybe slack. I predict that they will come out of this rather well.

Sky news is in the USA and Labour would ....

So we will muddle through and get it done!

Sad news for those employees not going to work today.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 08:47
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Originally Posted by Akrapovic View Post
Whatís in the pot??
LHR slots?
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 08:49
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Originally Posted by Akrapovic View Post
Whatís in the pot??
Stands and slots. Very valuable. I would bet they are not a Flybe asset this morning.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 08:58
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Once again the slots were a Flybe ltd asset So virgin has no control over them other than to fork out more dosh.
Virgin are in trouble now anyway
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 09:12
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Mesa bid...

... I wonder where we'd be if they'd accepted the Mesa bid in 2019 with a £65m cash injection over the asset grab from Connect?
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 09:23
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Originally Posted by bean View Post
Once again the slots were a Flybe ltd asset So virgin has no control over them other than to fork out more dosh.
Virgin are in trouble now anyway
Is this true? My understanding was Virgin would have access to the LHR slots and letting Flybe collapse would give them access to assets like the slots and even aircraft, but happy to stand corrected.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 09:30
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Iím staggered neither Blue Islands or Eastern have a live booking engine yet on their websites

This should of been live this morning with all flights plumbed in..... having been sat as a hidden page for at least a week or more - missed a trick there....
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 09:37
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Just been confirmed that the Virgin Connect project is terminated and will not go ahead. Stobart Air will continue to operate but not for FlyBe. There is no money left..........
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 10:07
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I see that easyJet are offering to get people stranded by the Flybe to their booked destinations for £65 until May. It doesn't say how they will do this; for example if I am booked to fly SEN-GRQ-SEN will they carry me on the booked dates SEN-AMS-SEN for £65 per sector? Likewise if I'm booked to fly SEN-CFR will they take me to CDG on that basis?
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 10:23
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I'm not sure easyjet have said they'd get people to their booked destination? Do you have a source?
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 10:29
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Originally Posted by Reversethrustset View Post
I'm not sure easyjet have said they'd get people to their booked destination? Do you have a source?
No, I didn't mean to say they will get you to your booked destination but will they get you to as near as possible on their route network. It doesn't say this only applies if EZY operate a route that was also served by BE.

Go to the EZY website to see what you make of it.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 10:32
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https://www.easyjet.com/en/help/prep...el-information

Flybe

05/03/2020We are sorry to see the news about Flybe and appreciate the anxiety that their customers will be facing now.

easyJet is working to help affected passengers by offering a dedicated rescue fee for customers up until the end of May. A fare of £65 (Ä72) including a 15kg hold bag will be available on presentation their original Flybe booking reference.

From Thursday 5th to Friday 6th March we will be offering free flights for Flybe staff to get them home.



To contact a member of Customer Services, please call:

If calling from UK & elsewhere: +44 (0) 330 365 5030

In calling from France: 0806 141 143

If calling from the Netherlands: 0900 506 0900

If calling from Italy: 199 304 213

That to me means for example somebody has a ticket for Belfast City to Cardiff easyJet will offer you a ticket, subject to seats on for example Belfast Aldergrove to Bristol.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 11:44
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Originally Posted by bean View Post
Once again the slots were a Flybe ltd asset So virgin has no control over them other than to fork out more dosh.
Virgin are in trouble now anyway
If we are tallking about slots at LHR, weren't those remedy slots that are technically not an asset of any value? Slots at slot-constrianed airports in countries like the Netherlands (AMS) or Germany (DUS) cannot be sold as per local laws, so no asset here either. If it were different, Flybe certainly would have sold them at some point instead of going under without selling assets before.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 11:49
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I think that most major train companies are going to honour Flybe tickets for today to a reasonable destination, also Flybe employees will have a free train ticket to home.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 11:53
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Vlieger.
I'm sorry to correct you but, Flybe Ltd a subsidiary of Virgom Connect are now im administration/liquidation
The slots are one of the airlimes assets and are potentially up for grabs by the highest biddet
Connect Airways has no assets and in order to take on the leases on the former Flybe aircraft, would have to do a deal with the aircraft lessors.
We now know that Connect Airways have ceased to exist and that the constituant parties are writing off their investment.
They will certainly not be interested in slots are the 68 Fkybe aircraft lying idle. As they feel they have spent enough money as it is








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Old 5th Mar 2020, 11:56
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Originally Posted by Jonty View Post
LHR slots?
Not this again. Those slots are not up for grabs. They will revert to BA.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 12:03
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Fair enough
So they are going back to BA
I'm just tryong yo corrrect any illusion thsy Flybe can rise like a phoenix from the ashes.
The ramifications of the failure are huge for BHD EXT and SOU so i'm sorry to say that there is going to be significant collateral damage
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