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Old 16th Nov 2018, 14:33
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Five hours late now. They must be burning through their PSO money by blowing it all on compensation/hotels etc. The negative publicity in the NW isn’t helping them. The worst thing was a friend of mine was travelling on last night’s LDY-STN. All was apparently well up to half an hour before scheduled departure. Clearly they found a tech issue very last minute. Which is galling as the plane had been on the ground for the previous eight hours.
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Old 17th Nov 2018, 08:12
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Originally Posted by scodaman View Post
The cancellations on the PSO tax payer funded route LDY-STN-LDY service are happening far too often and are bordering on farcical.

Tonight's LDY-STN-LDY service was cancelled again. The pricing on the route is very high as it stands when compared to Belfast and cancellations do nothing for the reputation of Flybmi
Any data to back this up? I know FR24 isn't totally relaible, but a quick look shows about 4 days with significant disruption in the last three months
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 04:26
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Is the Embraer-135 aircraft economical to run? It must surely have an astronomical cost per seat compared to ATR-72/Q400 given that it seems to weigh the same (MTOW) but has half the passenger capacity.
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 06:37
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Operating costs will be higher but capital costs will be significantly lower
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 08:29
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
Operating costs will be higher but capital costs will be significantly lower
The ATR 72 will need two cabin crew members, vs 1 on the Embraer 135.
The Embraers are also quite a bit faster too, and start to become more cost effective the longer the flight is. LDY-STN probably isnt long enough to start seeing the benefits though, but as mentioned, the cost of ownership probably helps.
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 16:55
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bmi stops RLG-STR (Rostock - Stuttgart) due to "brexit" from beginning of January. Shortly they already reduced from 7/7 to 3/7. It is also not sure if they will fly the MUC-RLG route.
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 20:23
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Originally Posted by Xavi22 View Post
bmi stops RLG-STR (Rostock - Stuttgart) due to "brexit" from beginning of January. Shortly they already reduced from 7/7 to 3/7. It is also not sure if they will fly the MUC-RLG route.
Hahaha! What a load of rubbish. I note they don't mention the 19% domestic VAT levied by the German government on every ticket or the fact that Stuttgart are due to jack up their charges from next April.....brexit my arse....if that's the case then I assume it's only a matter of time before bmi pull all their intra-european ops then? Utter garbage.
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 21:06
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Why hasn't another ERJ (G-RJXF - I think) transferred to Loganair yet? Wasn't it mean't to be transferred in November?
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 21:32
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Originally Posted by mullac30 View Post
Why hasn't another ERJ (G-RJXF - I think) transferred to Loganair yet? Wasn't it mean't to be transferred in November?
I donít think itís needed until the 1st day of the summer schedules, so maybe theyíve just put it back a bit because it is surplus to requirements at this time.
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Old 7th Dec 2018, 05:38
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Taking into account that Loganair and flybmi are in the same group, does it follow that we might see flybmi also taking on some ATR-42's?
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Old 7th Dec 2018, 06:06
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Originally Posted by Nakata77 View Post
Taking into account that Loganair and flybmi are in the same group, does it follow that we might see flybmi also taking on some ATR-42's?
What for? (not trying to be smart, just wondering: given bmi's longer average sector lengths than Loganair, what bmi sectors would the ATR42 be suited for? Even if there were one or two, wouldn't it make more sense to sublease Loganair aircraft rather than duplicating the support overhead?)
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Old 19th Dec 2018, 17:12
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With the EU stating that no U.K. airline can do intra Europe if a no deal brexit goes ahead it must be an extremely worrying time for AIL and fly bmi for their Munich base.
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Old 19th Dec 2018, 17:54
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Originally Posted by 4567 View Post
With the EU stating that no U.K. airline can do intra Europe if a no deal brexit goes ahead it must be an extremely worrying time for AIL and fly bmi for their Munich base.
I heard somewhere they were looking at an Austrian AOC but obviously nothing has came to light as of yet.
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Old 19th Dec 2018, 21:28
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Flybmi upping LDY-STN-LDY to 3 x Daily for next few days to give extra seats over Christmas period.
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 11:10
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Airbus Shuttle

It looks like the Airbus staff shuttle is back with bmi. I hope they're not going to overstretch their fleet.
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 13:24
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How is BM dealing with transferring the two ERJs to LM, are they reducing schedules or is there just less redundancy for AC going tech?
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 18:50
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Originally Posted by Fly757X View Post
I heard somewhere they were looking at an Austrian AOC but obviously nothing has came to light as of yet.
Surely this should have been sorted months ago?
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Old 20th Dec 2018, 20:10
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Originally Posted by scodaman View Post
Flybmi upping LDY-STN-LDY to 3 x Daily for next few days to give extra seats over Christmas period.
Well that started well, the evening rotation tonight was cancelled. Sigh etc.

Edit - The 17.30 LDY - STN with G-RJXC was cancelled but they've relocated G-RJXB to get the evening STN passengers home to LDY.

Last edited by scodaman; 20th Dec 2018 at 20:13. Reason: New info
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:30
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New route: 1x daily service from Munich to Leeds/Bradford just been announced starting in April 2019.
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 16:48
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Originally Posted by Rumour_Jay View Post
Surely this should have been sorted months ago?
I know, something must be up if we haven't heard anything more.
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