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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 23:32
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Flybe Winter 2019/20

The Flybe winter schedule is expected to be released tomorrow (3rd April). I'm expecting to see big changes and not the good kind either...

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Cazza was that meant to read not the good kind ?
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STR

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I assume load factors dictate which aircraft is used on what route no point sending a 175 to STR if they canít fill it . Plus until EU approval sometime in the summer new owners donít have a say
78 seats on a Dash and 88 on 175 is not going to make much difference and it is more the way these routes are financed which dictate where the 175 jets go if you catch my drift. I was going to do a fare comparison but came unstuck as I couldn't get any MAN-NQY fares up for several weeks (May on flybe) - I assume a glitch as the service operated today?

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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 00:07
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Originally Posted by Cazza_fly
The Flybe winter schedule is expected to be released tomorrow (3rd April). I'm rxpectimg to see big changes and the good kind either.
Breaking news. There will be no winter schedule from DSA or CWL as both bases to close. EXT Ejet operations to stop too, all at the end of this summer season.

Good luck to all the great crews potentially affected by this awful news.
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 05:20
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BBC 5live outlining Ďat least 24 cancellationsí this morning.
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 07:23
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News of the cancellations is spreading fast.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47797738
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 07:27
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Originally Posted by Set 1013
Breaking news. There will be no winter schedule from DSA or CWL as both bases to close. EXT Ejet operations to stop too, all at the end of this summer season.

Good luck to all the great crews potentially affected by this awful news.
What is your source of the closures?
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 07:46
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave
News of the cancellations is spreading fast.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47797738
What on earth is going on, operational issues impacting so many flights, bizarre. Is this a shortage of crew, sickness? Does anybody know the specifics...

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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 07:48
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Originally Posted by EI-BUD
What on earth is going on, operational issues impacting so many flights, bizarre. Is this a shortage of crew, sickness? Does anybody know the specifics...

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See post #1866
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 07:49
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Yes, alot of crew woke up this morning to the news that their base is closing and cabin crew are up for redundancy. Would you be fit to operate having opened your inbox this morning to read this?
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 07:49
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None of the Flybe winter schedules are on sale yet for the Winter? Also not seen anything which says DSA and CWL closing for winter. Dangerous gossip if not facts!
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 07:54
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Originally Posted by Reversethrustset
Yes, alot of crew woke up this morning to the news that their base is closing and cabin crew are up for redundancy. Would you be fit to operate having opened your inbox this morning to read this?
Is there any summary of where the cancellations are?
Given that CWL is rumoured to be closing theres only one cancellation this evening to VRN.

Edit: looks like it's true!
https://ukaviation.news/flybe-to-clo...-exeter-bases/

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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 08:00
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I too read the BBC story earlier this morning. A quick check at 07:58 shows there are 26 Flybe flights in the air at this time. At the same time yesterday, there were 23 in the air, so not much seems to have changed.
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 08:13
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Five Flybe flights have been cancelled so far this morning from Belfast bHD
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Not good for Cardiff. 14 out of their 24 daily departures at risk. not good at Doncaster either with half the scheduled departures flown by Flybe.
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Originally Posted by GAZMO
Five Flybe flights have been cancelled so far this morning from Belfast bHD
ironically the Doncaster and Cardiff flights were among the flights flown
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Old 3rd Apr 2019, 08:32
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Originally Posted by bad bear
ironically the Doncaster and Cardiff flights were among the flights flown
And are part of project Blackbird, which funds the flights. Surely the routes cant be performing that bad that they are still unprofitable with the funding?
BEs prices vs other operators out of BRS and CWL weren't always cheaper, and various routes like DUB, EDI and CDG have grown to decent frequencies with good LFs
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I posted yesterday that there would be a cull and was shouted down.
I fear these routes will be lost forever from DSA as there just aren't any interested operators there to pick them up.
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Originally Posted by TimmyW
I posted yesterday that there would be a cull and was shouted down.
I fear these routes will be lost forever from DSA as there just aren't any interested operators there to pick them up.
You got lucky
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I think Loganair would pick up a lot of the slack.
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