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Old 4th Jun 2020, 07:53
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So that will leave BACF with just three E170s. Are these earmarked for specific routes? I seem to recall that DUS has been an E170-only route.
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 10:13
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Who would have thought that these 10 year old frame would be considered EOL at a time everyone is saying that regional sized aircraft are the future..
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 11:54
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Originally Posted by JSCL View Post
Who would have thought that these 10 year old frame would be considered EOL at a time everyone is saying that regional sized aircraft are the future..
I believe these aircraft are heading to an operator in the US (possibly Republic) and are being replaced with second hand E190s from China Southern the first two of which should enter service in July.
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 11:59
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So that will leave BACF with just three E170s. Are these earmarked for specific routes? I seem to recall that DUS has been an E170-only route.
For July and August 170s are scheduled to operate on AMS, DUB, DUS, EDI, FRA, GLA, NCE, UIP and ZRH. DUS and UIP are exclusively 170.
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 13:31
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Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
So that will leave BACF with just three E170s. Are these earmarked for specific routes? I seem to recall that DUS has been an E170-only route.
Actually only 2 left now (G-LCYH / YI) as G-LCYE left for Warsaw several weeks ago.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 13:52
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Looks like EDI base is to be closed down according to Unite
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 14:32
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See post #238 on 14th May for a link to BALPA site with this proposed news.
Sadly it is a sign of the current tough times in aviation. Fingers crossed on a decent outcome for all concerned both in EDI, BACF and the wider industry.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 19:19
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Originally Posted by JSCL View Post
Who would have thought that these 10 year old frame would be considered EOL at a time everyone is saying that regional sized aircraft are the future..
EOL = End of Lease
Not, 'End of Life' which I'm assuming you may have thought?
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 07:44
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Have a flight booked late September, MAN-JMK with Cityflyer.
BA insist the flight operates & any changes/cancellation by me is subject to normal T & Cs (Flight booked last January). The flight appears non bookable on line- states no direct service, despite BA saying flight operates.
Are the Cityflyer regional sun flights pulled for the entire season - or are they to be resumed soon?
From a personal viewpoint, my accommodation is cancellation free until mid July, but if BA pull the flight only a few weeks before, will incur what are currently avoidable costs.
Public confidence in air travel needs to be enhanced, the whole refund situation by many (but not all) and the late cancellations (when they know they will not operate) will do nothing to inspire future bookings.
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 08:21
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Looks like BA don't want to give you a refund until the last minute. Posted on the Head for Points website yesterday

British Airways drops ‘regional weekend’ CityFlyer services to Europe

During the week, BA CityFlyer flies from London City airport to key business destinations in Europe. At weekends, however, it offers a range of leisure destinations to maximise the use of its aircraft.

As far as I can tell, all of these services appear to have been cancelled for Summer 2020 although passengers have not been notified. Here are the impacted routes which have been cut:

From Edinburgh: Florence, Palma

From Glasgow: Palma

From Manchester: Alicante, Florence, Ibiza, Malaga, Mykonos, Nice, Palma

From Stansted: Faro, Florence, Ibiza, Malaga, Mykonos, Palma
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 08:26
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Originally Posted by Mr A Tis View Post
Have a flight booked late September, MAN-JMK with Cityflyer.
BA insist the flight operates & any changes/cancellation by me is subject to normal T & Cs (Flight booked last January). The flight appears non bookable on line- states no direct service, despite BA saying flight operates.
Are the Cityflyer regional sun flights pulled for the entire season - or are they to be resumed soon?
From a personal viewpoint, my accommodation is cancellation free until mid July, but if BA pull the flight only a few weeks before, will incur what are currently avoidable costs.
Public confidence in air travel needs to be enhanced, the whole refund situation by many (but not all) and the late cancellations (when they know they will not operate) will do nothing to inspire future bookings.
looks like they have started cancelling the August one and are probably doing it stages to keep your cash for a bit longer!

https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/0...ekend-flights/

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Old 28th Jun 2020, 11:46
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Regional flights won’t be happening this summer. The airline wants to run a simplified operation, and with more stands available at LCY and reduced demand there’s no need to send aircraft away for the weekend.
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 12:31
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Regional flights won’t be happening this summer. The airline wants to run a simplified operation, and with more stands available at LCY and reduced demand there’s no need to send aircraft away for the weekend.
Thanks for the update.
If only BA would be honest with it's customers, it dents any confidence in the industry. Here is the reply from BA Customer services...
Hi .... flights for September are currently operating as scheduled. Any changes at this stage would be as per the fare rules of your ticket.
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 13:11
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A lot seems to have been chopped, booked a one way from AMS on Wed for late August only for it to be cancelled the next day. I only booked it as KLM cancelled my original flight. No LCY-AMS by anyone on a Sunday.
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Old 2nd Jul 2020, 15:29
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Belfast City starting 1st September x1 Daily, with the aim to start x3 daily when there is sufficient market recovery.
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Old 6th Jul 2020, 23:08
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Barrhead Travel have announced a major reduction in the size of their business today

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...eporting-story

Were they not significant charterers of Cityflyer spare capacity at weekends ?
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Old 6th Jul 2020, 23:42
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Barrhead Travel have announced a major reduction in the size of their business today

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...eporting-story

Were they not significant charterers of Cityflyer spare capacity at weekends ?
The cityflyer charters won’t be operating at all this year, yet to be decided if and when they will return.
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Old 7th Jul 2020, 07:16
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Barrhead Travel have announced a major reduction in the size of their business today

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...eporting-story

Were they not significant charterers of Cityflyer spare capacity at weekends ?
Several years ago yes. Since the business went more towards the region to sun model though I think there has only been the odd one on a weekend from GLA and EDI. ABZ stopped years ago.
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Old 7th Jul 2020, 07:21
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Originally Posted by Jet Set Willie View Post
Several years ago yes. Since the business went more towards the region to sun model though I think there has only been the odd one on a weekend from GLA and EDI. ABZ stopped years ago.
In Summer 2019 all Barrhead Travel charters were from GLA, to REU, PMI, BCN and GOA.
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