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Old 4th Apr 2019, 10:45
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Flybe have just told me that the Winter 19/20 timetable may not be published until some time in May; hopefully later this month but not definite.
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 10:48
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The employee:

The employee, a senior pilot, addressed the email to Flybe's chief executive, Ms Ourmieres-Widener.

"Congratulations, in two years at Flybe you and your fellow incompetent cohorts have managed to totally destroy a viable airline which was making profits when you took over," he wrote.

The BBC understands that the airline has suspended the pilot.

The chief executive a few weeks ago:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...er-div-456405/

Talk about priorities! I suppose the outcome was inevitable.....
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 10:53
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Originally Posted by Brigantee View Post




The numerous cases of the dreaded landing gear collapse on touch down with the Q doesn’t help the nerves either ....



I believe there were no fatalities from any of these incidents? Meanwhile the 737max......

The company was built on the q400, and the move to jets has brought the company to its knees. Not sure why there is such a negative view about it. I would sooner fly on it than sit on a cramp train with no air con all the way to Scotland.
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 11:07
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Originally Posted by Rivet Joint View Post
I believe there were no fatalities from any of these incidents? Meanwhile the 737max......

The company was built on the q400, and the move to jets has brought the company to its knees. Not sure why there is such a negative view about it. I would sooner fly on it than sit on a cramp train with no air con all the way to Scotland.

No fatalities?....That’s ok then, nothing to worry about is there ? Don’t worry ladies and gents there is a good chance the landing gear may colllapse on landing but be assured on past experience it’s likely not to cause fatalities

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Old 4th Apr 2019, 11:07
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This discussion is like Brexit as everyone has different ideas and probably neither will be sorted
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 12:04
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More cancellations for tomorrow out of BHD
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47813543
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 12:15
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The Q400 is a Solid reliable aircraft, for example ' Wideroe is almost exclusively based on all flavours , from the short field -100 to the latest Q400.
, Yes they have a few ' Ejets ', but there is a logic , clearly for Airlines to operate a single ' type '.
And I had read on here to my surprise, Q400's used from South English airports , as far south As Spain's ' Bucket and spade Coast'.

The E175 of course is listed in this year's Fleet digest at 88 seats.

The Q400 ten less , so a loss yes but not as bad as paying services altogether.

And now with a new team in control , things may flourish. For BE to survive, when bigger have fallen , and still are , is quite something
In what seems to be an ever reducing choice of Airlines .

Perhaps once they acheive a financial stability , perhaps they will add jets such as the Airbus A220..
In the meantime, we ought to be glad that Flybe live to fight another day!.
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 12:52
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Originally Posted by Rivet Joint View Post
The company was built on the q400
No, the company that exists today was built on the F.27 and the 146. Those are what took it from second-tier to backbone UK regional.
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 12:56
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Originally Posted by Brigantee View Post



Without doubt.....
But aren't they remedy slots that have restricted use (following bmi's sale to BA?) IE: Can ony be used to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and some other European places bmi served?
Or does something change after three years of operating them (that rings a bell too!)?

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Old 4th Apr 2019, 13:12
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Yes Flybe use their nostalgia prop-jets to the Spanish Costa's and to the Balearic Islands, plus Italy (Verona) and Corsica.

A while back one went as far as Dubrovnik...not sure if any have been down to Corfu or Preveza - but maybe one has subbed for an EMB jet?
(Autair used to send their HS748's LTN to Corfu about 50 years ago)
I did Verona last summer from SOU on the Dash8 - at 2h 20m bit of a slog...

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Old 4th Apr 2019, 13:26
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Did Paramount not send the MD83's to Goa?
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 13:33
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Anyone fancy booking a Flybe flight for say late summer? That question must be on the minds of many potential passengers at the moment.
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 13:47
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Anyone fancy booking a Flybe flight for say late summer? That question must be on the minds of many potential passengers at the moment.
There is nothing worse for an airline than loss of confidence...LTNman has hit it on the head.
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 14:14
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Anyone fancy booking a Flybe flight for say late summer? That question must be on the minds of many potential passengers at the moment.
by late summer who knows some flights might be Virgin Connect not Flybe .
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 14:15
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Originally Posted by Alteagod View Post
Did Paramount not send the MD83's to Goa?
Gosh that brings back some memories - what was the routing?

Enter Air Transavia and TUI/Neos send their 737's down to Mombasa and Zanzibar,
plus many moons ago Sterling Super Caravelles went both Transatlantic, and down to Ceylon and Thailand for the Dane holidaymakers..
I think Bavaria Flug also sent their 1-11's to Mombasa.
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 14:23
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Anyone fancy booking a Flybe flight for say late summer? That question must be on the minds of many potential passengers at the moment.
Exactly ....why would you risk it ?
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 14:42
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Originally Posted by Rivet Joint View Post
The employee:

The employee, a senior pilot, addressed the email to Flybe's chief executive, Ms Ourmieres-Widener.

"Congratulations, in two years at Flybe you and your fellow incompetent cohorts have managed to totally destroy a viable airline which was making profits when you took over," he wrote.

The BBC understands that the airline has suspended the pilot.

The chief executive a few weeks ago:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...er-div-456405/

Talk about priorities! I suppose the outcome was inevitable.....

Cringe worthy reading it.

Once she lead the company into profit and had built a reputation THEN would be the time to talk about this. But not before that.

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Old 4th Apr 2019, 15:38
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A Budgie down to Corfu is quite a thought😕
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 16:20
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Actually the HS748 was the "Budgie".
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Old 4th Apr 2019, 16:24
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Paramount.

Originally Posted by Alteagod View Post
Did Paramount not send the MD83's to Goa?
Yes they did fly to GOA from BRS and Gatwick. They used to refuel in Rhodes.
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