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Old 4th Mar 2019, 08:17
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Originally Posted by Weathergirly View Post
D Day for Flybe - no wonder bookings have completely collapsed!


http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articl...-flybes-future
From what source do you get "Bookings have completely collapsed" from ?

It's clear from CAA sources and recent statements from Flybe themselves that they are in fact enjoying increased load-factors across the network.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 08:45
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Originally Posted by Weathergirly View Post
D Day for Flybe - no wonder bookings have completely collapsed!
http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articl...-flybes-future
Very misleading headline in view of the fact that Flybe (the airline operation and all the necessary associated assets) have been sold to the Connect consortium so no need for passengers to be concerned. Have bookings "completely collapsed" to your certain knowledge?
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 12:02
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Have bookings "completely collapsed" to your certain knowledge?
My recent journeys (3 in recent weeks, another next week) would suggest otherwise (high load factors), and that most (industry unsavvy) passengers are not even aware that the airline was being sold.

It also seems that fares are creeping-up (based just on my recent experience) so I would say it's not all doom and gloom by any means.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 12:42
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Originally Posted by Weathergirly View Post
D Day for Flybe - no wonder bookings have completely collapsed!


http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articl...-flybes-future
I have come to the conclusion that Weathergirly really talks rubbish .
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 14:47
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Just flown 4 sectors in the E175, 2 of them were 88, the other two sectors were mid 80s. It was the same all over the weekend. Unless I imagined it?
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 15:12
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So what are they voting on exactly..?
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 15:14
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Whoops...that was a reply to Stewyb's post/clarification re the Shareholder vote taking place today....
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 15:18
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Originally Posted by JonEMA View Post
So what are they voting on exactly..?
the group which has been accepted
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 15:24
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Originally Posted by JonEMA View Post
Whoops...that was a reply to Stewyb's post/clarification re the Shareholder vote taking place today....
At today's General Meeting the shareholders of Flybe (shell company as it now is, the assets already having been sold to Connect) voted to accept Connect's 1p per share offer. The vote was 63% For and 37% Against.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 17:04
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
At today's General Meeting the shareholders of Flybe (shell company as it now is, the assets already having been sold to Connect) voted to accept Connect's 1p per share offer. The vote was 63% For and 37% Against.
.....which in turn effectively means that Flybe will no longer exist as a listed/traded Company on the LSE from the effective date of the "Scheme of Arrangement", which is expected to be 11th March.

From then on, Flybe is effectively a brand and that's it ....for how long is probably the next topic of debate?
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 17:08
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Flybe to become Virgin Connect ??
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 18:45
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Thats what my money is on.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 19:05
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Originally Posted by HH6702 View Post

Flybe to become Virgin Connect ??
yay - lets hope they keep some euro city destinations
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 19:05
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Little red too
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 19:33
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Originally Posted by Startledgrapefruit View Post
Little red too
and develooments pointing to a focus on CDG, AMS,LHR


Virgin Atlantic has signed a wide-ranging codeshare agreement with Air France-KLM covering their transatlantic services.

The agreement will allow Virgin Atlantic's customers to book Air France- and KLM-operated transatlantic flights spanning 58 routes from 18 UK airports.

Air France and KLM customers can meanwhile access 24 North American services operated by Virgin Atlantic or partner Delta Air Lines from the UK.

FF
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 19:50
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Virgin Atlantic has signed a wide-ranging codeshare agreement with Air France-KLM covering their transatlantic services.
Doesn't seem to include the Flybe routes (as yet)

Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM launch codeshare partnership
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 20:01
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Little Red. The time wasn't right?

Virgin Atlantic Connect? Seems to me it's all coming together. Hope the management are up to the challenge. As for Stobart? Well, what can I say!!!!

What's your view Weathergirly?
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 05:36
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I know a number of people who recently held back from booking flights until this situation was resolved. Expect summer bookings to increase if others acted in a similar way.
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 10:26
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
Doesn't seem to include the Flybe routes (as yet)

Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM launch codeshare partnership
I wouldn't have thought it would. This agreement, for which the intention was announced quite a while ago, is the result of the outcome of the 31% ownership stake in VS taken by AF/KL, the approval of the joint control of VS by DL, AF/KL, and Virgin Group, and the approval of the 3-way transatlantic JV between DL-AF/KL-VS. The Connect Airways bit came much later. While the VS codeshare stands, there would not have been time to extend it to DL and AF/KL, beyond the existing agreements between AF/KL and BE.
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 11:30
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I agree - but having it reported in the Flybe thread (and comments in other threads) indicates that there may be other views. Maybe one for the future.
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