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Old 28th Feb 2018, 06:10
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Well slap my wrist ... I previously worked with an Ex BA Captain, lovely guy, who joked if it was 8 hours or 8 feet from the aircraft!

No sense of humour some people.
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Old 28th Feb 2018, 10:04
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Thats the facts as presented and how its been operated for the last year.

The only thing left out was the saturday service arrives back in LDY at 11am circa and then nothing leaves til 13.55 on the sunday with a double rotation.
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Old 28th Feb 2018, 10:31
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Originally Posted by buzz_hornet View Post
Thats the facts as presented and how its been operated for the last year.

The only thing left out was the saturday service arrives back in LDY at 11am circa and then nothing leaves til 13.55 on the sunday with a double rotation.

No it hasn't, I know BMI Regional and they are NOT a bunch of total cowboys, that operation is a two or three crew operation, an early crew, a late crew, and they both need to average two days off each week ... Unless they are changing crew in STN whereas two crews each day operate STN-LDY-STN, both on split duties in a hotel in LDY.
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Old 28th Feb 2018, 11:49
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reading that BMI regional still has crewing issues causing flights to be canx seems like a stuck record

in summer 2016 both my ex BRS charter flights to VRN and Corsica (weekends - fewer of the schedules operating) both suffered hefty delays due no crews - in fact told of delays the day before but this is a very costly business and pax can claim the EU compo for no crewing
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Old 28th Feb 2018, 18:14
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buzz_hornet...the flight has been operated for the past year with TWO crews and will continue to be so for all the reasons outlined by others above.
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Old 28th Feb 2018, 18:44
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Originally Posted by TartinTon View Post
buzz_hornet...the flight has been operated for the past year with TWO crews and will continue to be so for all the reasons outlined by others above.
Cheers for clearing up the crew issues.
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Old 28th Feb 2018, 18:45
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Originally Posted by Harry Wayfarers View Post
No it hasn't, I know BMI Regional and they are NOT a bunch of total cowboys, that operation is a two or three crew operation, an early crew, a late crew, and they both need to average two days off each week ... Unless they are changing crew in STN whereas two crews each day operate STN-LDY-STN, both on split duties in a hotel in LDY.
Cleared up now so that's settled
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Old 5th Mar 2018, 20:34
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SOU-MUC

I've just been trying to book flights from SOU to MUC for May on BMI Regional's website, but nothing is bookable after the 24th March. Does anyone know if this route is stopping?
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Old 6th Mar 2018, 21:56
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Originally Posted by The Nutts Mutts View Post
I've just been trying to book flights from SOU to MUC for May on BMI Regional's website, but nothing is bookable after the 24th March. Does anyone know if this route is stopping?
Yes, it is unfortunately stopping
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Old 6th Mar 2018, 23:15
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Yesterday 6th March evening LDY-STN-LDY rotation cancelled again for no apparent reason.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 01:33
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Originally Posted by scodaman View Post
Yesterday 6th March evening LDY-STN-LDY rotation cancelled again for no apparent reason.
Flights have been operated by a Eastern Airways S2000 (G-CIEC) since Monday. The S2000 is showing as operating BM’s LDY flights through until Sunday...
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 06:20
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Originally Posted by The Nutts Mutts View Post
I've just been trying to book flights from SOU to MUC for May on BMI Regional's website, but nothing is bookable after the 24th March. Does anyone know if this route is stopping?
Looks like this isn’t the only change BM are making to it’s S18 schedule. Here are a few more changes that I have noticed.

Birmingham to Gothenburg - No longer available to book. Last service operated 1st March

Birmingham to Graz - No longer available to book for travel after 23rd March

Bristol to Gothenburg - From 5th March to 20th March, 1 of the 2 weekly direct frequencies began operating via BHX. Currently it is not possible to book flights for the BHX-GOT and GOT-BHX sectors. Flights for Travel after 20th March are no longer available to book

Bristol to Milan (MXP) - Showing as operating 2 x weekly (Sat/Sun) for S18. I believe flights operated 4 or 5 x weekly during S17.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 08:11
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Originally Posted by BAladdy View Post
Flights have been operated by a Eastern Airways S2000 (G-CIEC) since Monday. The S2000 is showing as operating BM’s LDY flights through until Sunday...
Flybmi doing nothing for it's reputation. Posts on Twitter last night from the STN-LDY passengers saying that when it was cancelled they where not informed it was cancelled and there where approx 40 odd passengers standing in the check in queue in STN for the flight and no-one showed up to the desk and that Flybmi where out of contact.

I've flown STN-LDY with Flybmi before and they do not have permanent staff there, they appear to outsource it to one of the Servisair type companies who have staff with generic uniforms, the only branding is a portable Flybmi banner which they roll up beside the desk.

When I flew with them last summer the check in desk opened about 1hr 15 mins before the flight, many passengers had luggage due to the holiday season and it was then a mad dash through Stansted security to get to the gate on time.

Fine if hand luggage only and you don't need to check in but if you are marketing a product and boasting about a suitcase baggage allowance then at least get the gates open on time to allow plenty of time to get through security.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 13:02
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Originally Posted by BAladdy View Post
Looks like this isnít the only change BM are making to itís S18 schedule. Here are a few more changes that I have noticed.

Birmingham to Gothenburg - No longer available to book. Last service operated 1st March

Birmingham to Graz - No longer available to book for travel after 23rd March

Bristol to Gothenburg - From 5th March to 20th March, 1 of the 2 weekly direct frequencies began operating via BHX. Currently it is not possible to book flights for the BHX-GOT and GOT-BHX sectors. Flights for Travel after 20th March are no longer available to book

Bristol to Milan (MXP) - Showing as operating 2 x weekly (Sat/Sun) for S18. I believe flights operated 4 or 5 x weekly during S17.
I might have misread your post so to clarify, are you saying BRS-GOT will cease after 20 March? Currently the route is available for booking on the bmir website through the coming summer.
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 04:46
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When I typed the post this morning BMís site was not showing any flights after that date. I see they are back on sale now.
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 11:52
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SOU-MUC 'suspension'

Hi all,
Just wondering what you BMI folk think of the statement from the airline which is being reported in the press today that they've 'suspended the BMI SOU-MUC route temporarily (duration not stated) due to recruitment and training issues'?
Do you believe this is genuine, as there have been loads of delays and cancellations on the route in the last few months, or is this simply the airline PR department version of "It's not you, it's me..."?
I've never heard this reason being given for a route being dropped in the past so just curious.
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 12:00
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It's not a million miles away from Ryanair's winter cutbacks, surely?
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 13:33
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Originally Posted by The Nutts Mutts View Post
Hi all,
Just wondering what you BMI folk think of the statement from the airline which is being reported in the press today that they've 'suspended the BMI SOU-MUC route temporarily (duration not stated) due to recruitment and training issues'?
Do you believe this is genuine, as there have been loads of delays and cancellations on the route in the last few months, or is this simply the airline PR department version of "It's not you, it's me..."?
I've never heard this reason being given for a route being dropped in the past so just curious.

I imagine that falls into why LDY-STN is being covered by Eastern as they redeploy staff, cant imagine it helps having XE grounded
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 17:41
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Originally Posted by buzz_hornet View Post
I imagine that falls into why LDY-STN is being covered by Eastern as they redeploy staff, cant imagine it helps having XE grounded
XE is grounded itself too? How come? I know its been moved on to Stand 1 and Eglinton but I assumed that was just to get it out of the way until the SB20 goes back to EZE.
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 18:30
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Originally Posted by Fly757X View Post
XE is grounded itself too? How come? I know its been moved on to Stand 1 and Eglinton but I assumed that was just to get it out of the way until the SB20 goes back to EZE.

Saturday was the last XE service. Each flight since has been eastern
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