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Old 7th Sep 2018, 15:42
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Originally Posted by mik3bravo
What's the monthly analysis of load factors out of SEN. They have aircraft at SEN which putting it frankly are constantly experiencing technical faults. At this stage, it's beyond a joke. I've heard through grapevine those E195s are sparsely seated over recent months. There is a major issue on those three E195s and their maintenance overheads. Safe in the air, who knows?
I'm afraid your grapevine needs renewing. As the latest monthly analysis of load factors on E195 routes is not in the public domain I can't be specific but recently they seem to have been averaging over 80%. That excludes GLA as that continues to perform rather poorly. If you consider that as being "sparsely seated" I wouldn't agree with you but it's all a matter of opinion of course. I must say that your last sentence is disappointing and hardly does you credit I feel. There have been no significant delays on the E195 routes for the past 4 or 5 days, which is as it should be but it does represent an improvement over recent weeks.

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Old 7th Sep 2018, 18:09
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Originally Posted by tophat27dt
I thought you was going to stop pounding this topic.
Are you suggesting gagging anybody asking on an open forum. If it's doing your head in, them go elsewhere buddy. It's really that simple. So I'm afraid put up with it
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 19:16
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Originally Posted by RVF750
I quite like it.


Pretty obvious White and purple is not a good look.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 19:17
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Are you suggesting gagging anybody asking on an open forum. If it's doing your head in, them go elsewhere buddy. It's really that simple. So I'm afraid put up with it
I think it's when you start questioning the safety of the operation that people feel a line is crossed.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 20:09
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Originally Posted by mik3bravo
What's the monthly analysis of load factors out of SEN. They have aircraft at SEN which putting it frankly are constantly experiencing technical faults. At this stage, it's beyond a joke. I've heard through grapevine those E195s are sparsely seated over recent months. There is a major issue on those three E195s and their maintenance overheads. Safe in the air, who knows?
I don't know the LF's but it is a Stobart Air operation not Flybe.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 20:50
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Originally Posted by mik3bravo
Are you suggesting gagging anybody asking on an open forum. If it's doing your head in, them go elsewhere buddy. It's really that simple. So I'm afraid put up with it
All three E195s have been operating for nearly a week without problems. Hopefully they have fixed the jinxes on EF. It's you who are crossing the line Chum. Be careful what you write when it concerns air safety.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 22:02
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Flybe Reliability

I have flown many many times on Flybe over the years and have never had a seriously delay or cancellation. Have I now jinxed that?

Graham
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 07:54
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Same here, will be doing my 4th this year in the coming week, no probs so far, but I guess that doesn't make news.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 08:41
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Correct me if I am wrong, less paint means better fuel consumption, unless of course the repaint is taken back to the undercoat. Just a thought.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 21:47
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[QUOTE=gkmeech;10243857]
I have flown many many times on Flybe over the years and have never had a seriously delay or cancellation. Have I now jinxed that?

Graham
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 10:30
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Any News on Stobart franchise? AGM to come.

Flybe timetable is still no longer available on their website. All Stobart operated routes from SEN are currently only bookable until the end of March 19, although their timetable previously contained several destinations after March. This could point to that soon we will see an announcement on a significant change in the relationship between the Stobart and Flybe?

Flybe's AGM will be this week. UBS has just topped up their holding by 1.5p.p. and is now almost 10%.

Any views?
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Old 11th Sep 2018, 10:58
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Received a response yesterday regarding the timetable being unavailable online since late August. Just technical - or so they say.

Dear David

Thank you for your email in regard to our timetable. I am sorry to hear you have been having difficulties with accessing this online.

I can advise that we are aware of the situation, and our IT Department is working on resolving it as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can use the 'Find flights' option to view our available flight times for a particular route and date.


We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter. For future correspondence regarding this case, please quote the reference number and we will be glad to assist you.

Kind regards

Milena


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Old 12th Sep 2018, 07:30
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Originally Posted by mik3bravo
I've heard through grapevine those E195s are sparsely seated over recent months
My flight last week was on stand 20 mins early and there were 90-ish of us. Not full, but far from empty. The DUB flight before us looked even busier.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 10:00
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Timetable's back.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 10:36
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Thanks for your initiative.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 07:11
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The ATR72 600 is 10 tonnes lighter than the Dash 8 400 and obviously burns less fuel as a result. Although it is slower isn't this aircraft a better fit for Flybe in the long-term? They will surely need to start looking at replacing the Dash 8 400 in the future as the average age of the fleet is creeping up and will result in very expensive maintenance and engineering costs.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 10:55
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Originally Posted by shamrock7seal
The ATR72 600 is 10 tonnes lighter than the Dash 8 400 and obviously burns less fuel as a result. Although it is slower isn't this aircraft a better fit for Flybe in the long-term? They will surely need to start looking at replacing the Dash 8 400 in the future as the average age of the fleet is creeping up and will result in very expensive maintenance and engineering costs.
I was lead to believe the weight difference is closer to 4 - 5 tonne?

Flybe have recently evaluated their current and future fleet needs. For the next 3-5 years at least, the Q400s will remain the backbone of the fleet alongside the E175s. The ATR will of course have been part of the recent evaluation. However, for now, the Q400's "close to jet like speed", the efficiency within that field and its slightly higher seating capacity best suits the operation and avoids unnecessary costs right now that a new type would bring.

For much of the route network i do actually see the Q400 as the best frame for Flybe, especially when needing to be flexible with fitting in with the E-Jet schedules from time to time as well as operating on some longer sector routes. With a potential to be able to further increase the seating capacity on the Q400 aircraft, they could further improve their efficiency in this way alone and improve available seats on the network without too much significant cost.

That's not to say i dislike the ATR of course. But right now i fully understand the reasoning behind Flybes future fleet strategy evaluations and see it as the best fit for their ops for the foreseeable.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 14:58
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I think, but I am prepared to be shot down in flames if I am wrong, that Flybe Q400s have drop down pax oxygen which gives them a max ceiling of 27,000 ft which in turn allows them to use upper airspace which would be very helpful on some of their routes. The ATR is limited to 25,000 ft so cannot use upper airspace.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 15:58
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Willy, that's not correct. The Q400 is also capped at FL250 for the reason you state.
​​​​​Also upper airspace starts at FL245 so they do actually fly in upper airspace, albeit only in one direction.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 16:16
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Many's the time in the past, up to five years ago, Q400s requested F250 eastbound through Maastricht airspace only to descend a few minutes later, unable to maintain.
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