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Old 6th Sep 2020, 20:45
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Anybody know when the NEXT schedule release is?...

Want to book a BHX-EDI return flight for October 2021

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Old 6th Sep 2020, 21:55
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Originally Posted by ib26uk View Post
Anybody know when the NEXT schedule release is?...

Want to book a BHX-EDI return flight for October 2021
According to the website ‘October 2021 will be available soon’
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Old 6th Sep 2020, 22:14
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Flyeryguy

Thank you

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Old 9th Sep 2020, 21:22
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Just want to give a BZ to easyJet for handling a disrupted flight yesterday. The LGW-KGS flight turned back over Belgium due to hydraulic system issues and we were in Kos waiting for the return flight.

To provide a replacement aircraft, standby crew, shuffle slf and baggage, source limited catering and only end up with a couple of hours delay time is quite an effort, and a further BZ to the skipper who took the time to personally speak in the cabin to explain why things had gone tits up.

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Old 9th Sep 2020, 23:45
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Originally Posted by WilliumMate View Post

To provide a replacement aircraft, standby crew, shuffle slf and baggage, source limited catering and only end up with a couple of hours delay time is quite an effort
Not really. They have an abundance of replacement aircraft and crew sitting around at Gatwick, and with technical issues liable for EU261 compensation, it would’ve been stupid not to use them.

If that was last summer, the flight would’ve been cancelled and you’d be given the next available seat on a future flight. Probably 4 days later.
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 00:00
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Not sure what a BZ is but it has added a lot more positivity to a troubled world than your contribution has, Vokes.
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 00:22
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BZ is a naval flag signal for well done, or more accurately, task performed well.

Regardless of the fair tailwinds they might have had, a good customer service recovery is a good customer service recovery. The Bravo Zulu sounds to be merited.
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 00:24
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Agreed, Albert.
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Old 12th Sep 2020, 01:07
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Anyone know if the U21836 AMS-MAN has been cut in Sep/Oct?

Supposed to be flying back 26Oct but can no longer see that flight on the booking site

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Old 12th Sep 2020, 01:21
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Only U21834 at 14:25 going on that day.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 22:37
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Can anyone explain what on earth is happening in this airline and whether they have proper control over their schedule?


I was looking at a trip from Bristol up to Glasgow in November. Schedules are - as you'd expect - heavily cut back but the flights left make no sense whatsoever. Returning from Glasgow to Bristol on Fridays, there are two flights in the day. That's fine, but the first one is at 1620 and the second is at 1640. WTF? The winter schedules between Birmingham to Glasgow are equally atrocious. A little bit of digging and you then find that the fourth of what look to be four Glasgow-based aircraft is flying to Malaga at 1630 on Fridays and looks to have sat around all day before it does so. The dire schedules on the domestic trunk routes are simply inexplicable.


This has all the hallmarks of the commercial equivalent of an impending CFIT. Reductions in schedules are absolutely right and commercially prudent, but leaving a schedule in place which then will be useless to the average punter is surely going to make a bad situation even worse. I'd be selling my shares if I had any!
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 23:42
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Originally Posted by Albert Hall View Post
Can anyone explain what on earth is happening in this airline and whether they have proper control over their schedule?
This is the same airline that is still flying from Gatwick to Palma three times a day on most days, so I’m not entirely surprised. And yes, these flights are empty.



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Old 17th Sep 2020, 00:29
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It is the same out of Belfast. Flights close together time wise on the same route. A lot of the flights out of Belfast on domestic are full or near full. Times are of little help to business. I have often wondered what the thinking is behind all of this as it is of little help to businesses trying to get back on their feet. This is going to be with us longer than originally thought so Ezy better have a plan B rather than their current offering.
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 07:16
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They probably made the good experienced flight planners redundant. Penny wise, pound foolish.
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 07:45
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Originally Posted by CW247 View Post
They probably made the good experienced flight planners redundant. Penny wise, pound foolish.
And maybe they haven't, and understand their market better than we do?
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Old 20th Sep 2020, 08:58
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Originally Posted by Albert Hall View Post
Can anyone explain what on earth is happening in this airline and whether they have proper control over their schedule?


I was looking at a trip from Bristol up to Glasgow in November. Schedules are - as you'd expect - heavily cut back but the flights left make no sense whatsoever. Returning from Glasgow to Bristol on Fridays, there are two flights in the day. That's fine, but the first one is at 1620 and the second is at 1640. WTF? The winter schedules between Birmingham to Glasgow are equally atrocious. A little bit of digging and you then find that the fourth of what look to be four Glasgow-based aircraft is flying to Malaga at 1630 on Fridays and looks to have sat around all day before it does so. The dire schedules on the domestic trunk routes are simply inexplicable.


This has all the hallmarks of the commercial equivalent of an impending CFIT. Reductions in schedules are absolutely right and commercially prudent, but leaving a schedule in place which then will be useless to the average punter is surely going to make a bad situation even worse. I'd be selling my shares if I had any!
Just trying to make sense as why they'd schedule flights close together. The airline is a very commercial enterprise and there usually is a logic that is not visible to us.
Let's suppose the following :
The level of business travellers is very low at the moment. This is true. The mainstay of travellers are leisure or VFR. Given pricing consideration, they can be more flexible on timings, or where limited other alternatives are available, they'll take what's on offer schedule wise. Now assuming volumes can be low and the situation is volatile especially as Covid cases are on the rise mostly everywhere, scheduling multiple flights close together allows them to switch passengers to earlier/later flights and cancel one. This can save on refund, EU261 etc. This is the only sense I can make of such a scenario.

Trying to offer business traveller schedules with same day returns on many routes currently is the space for regional jets/smaller units. Like Loganair or EIR are offering ex BHD on domestic routes..
From recent travel experience there certainly would appear to be business travellers, but the volume/proportion is much much lower...

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Old 26th Sep 2020, 07:17
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"Hanging by a thread"
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54303379
Probably not very good at counting threads.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 07:32
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Originally Posted by Gurnard View Post
"Hanging by a thread"
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54303379
Probably not very good at counting threads.
Coverage like this does not help the situation one bit. Average Joe/Josephine public will see this and might not place that booking for next year. Very damaging.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 09:59
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Coverage like this does not help the situation one bit. Average Joe/Josephine public will see this and might not place that booking for next year. Very damaging.
Agreed, and if there is any truth in these reports, then god help a lot of the smaller less profitable airlines!
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 11:33
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Agreed, and if there is any truth in these reports, then god help a lot of the smaller less profitable airlines!

at the prospect of being called a troll unfortunately all travel companies can only survive based on how
much cash they have and how much they can borrow. as turnover is minimal and expenses high the cash pile is only going down.

Even the average person on the street knows that there is no certainty that they’ll be able to go abroad next year at this point.

this then leads to the bigger question, are the governments doing the right thing by shutting down such large parts of the economy to protect what appears to be a small
vulnerable group...

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