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Old 30th Aug 2018, 14:16
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You are joking EI-BUD. Icelandics do not have a particular good record regarding finance. It looks to me like throwing darts at a dartboard regarding routes at the moment!
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Old 30th Aug 2018, 14:43
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Originally Posted by compton3bravo View Post
You are joking EI-BUD. Icelandics do not have a particular good record regarding finance. It looks to me like throwing darts at a dartboard regarding routes at the moment!
Well if you look where they have launched routes from London Paris Brussels and Berlin they are all generally tourist hotspots so maybe not on the dartboard. I'd expect to see Dublin Edinburgh Lisbon Madrid and Barcelona in the future. I'd say Rome might be too far unless they do it as a tag to somewhere else first.
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Old 31st Aug 2018, 06:56
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With all of these narrow body small holiday jets being used to the Max (literally, on payload and range stretching) I wonder if we will see both Gander and Bangor once again as the ''crossroads of the North Atlantic''?

Their busy heydays ended once the charter 757's stopped dropping in whilst doing the MCO's and any other destinations.
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Old 2nd Sep 2018, 10:44
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Flew STN - EWR - STN with Primera on 321 (PAF) both ways.

Had booked row 9, even with child passenger. Confusion at check in on outbound, but allowed to sit there by crew. Only 6 or so spare seats dotted throughout cabin. Premium full.

On return, aircraft full, agent wouldn’t allocate us our paid for seats as they’d already been assigned to other passengers. They then upgraded us to premium seats (seat only).

On time, safe and clean.

We will use them again.

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Old 3rd Sep 2018, 15:58
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they closed BHX base, messed a lot of passengers and crew around, very high failure rate for sim checks and line checks, trying to keep foreigners out and just keep scandi's,
recommend you don't go there, especially do not put money up front for any type rating, your job wont last long enough to recoup the cost.
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Old 3rd Sep 2018, 16:28
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Originally Posted by flydog View Post
trying to keep foreigners out and just keep scandi's,
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Thats entirely false, nearly all Stansted based flight deck are British/Irish, a handful of French, with the odd Scandinavian captain from time to time on the 737.
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Old 3rd Sep 2018, 16:35
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Flew AMS to MCO on a Northwest DC10 a few years back. We stopped at Gander on way out and Maine on way back. Both were fuel stops. Sorry for thread drift.
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Old 3rd Sep 2018, 20:14
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Originally Posted by flydog View Post
they closed BHX base, messed a lot of passengers and crew around, very high failure rate for sim checks and line checks, trying to keep foreigners out and just keep scandi's,
recommend you don't go there, especially do not put money up front for any type rating, your job wont last long enough to recoup the cost.
flydog,

The reason people are failing sim checks and line checks is because they haven’t reached an acceptable standard! If you are one of those that have failed I’m sorry but the paying public require us to be competent or better. It has nothing to do with your nationality!

The standard of the early joiners was high and but recently a few weak new joiners have crept through the basic selection and then failed sim and/or line checks. I understand new applicants are now being sim checked and extra line training sectors given pre line check.

Winter flying in Canada and NE USA will be challenging even for those of us with good airline and corporate experience.
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Old 3rd Sep 2018, 21:37
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BHX

Originally Posted by flydog View Post
they closed BHX base, messed a lot of passengers and crew around, very high failure rate for sim checks and line checks, trying to keep foreigners out and just keep scandi's,
recommend you don't go there, especially do not put money up front for any type rating, your job wont last long enough to recoup the cost.
What can you say about this lot - Chania at BHX was only planned at 6 flights and they couldn't even manage that ending last Monday after 5 flights and Palma finished yesterday, they couldn't even manage to get to the point when the West Midlands schools returned.

Their only defence is from the few reports I have seen of good loads but extremely cheap peak time fares. They must have been burning through the cash fast at BHX to drop so many services so quickly.

They will only be missed by the few that snapped up the bargain fares. I suppose all you can say is at least they tried but failed pretty quickly and messed up the holidays of hundreds if not thousands of passengers in the process.

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Old 5th Sep 2018, 14:46
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New routes from FRA to JFK, BOS, YYZ and YUL starting summer 19
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 15:52
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Originally Posted by caaardiff View Post
New routes from FRA to JFK, BOS, YYZ and YUL starting summer 19
I heard YUL was going to be going next route from STN.
is JFK the correct airport are we going to see EWR and JFK.
has anyone got delivery info for all these Aircraft that will be needed next summer ?
I think BRU is going to be operated with MAX Aircraft I take it FRA will be the same.
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 16:21
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In less important news, schedules for the Finnish winter seasonal bases are announced;
Joensuu, Pori, Oulu, Lappeenranta, Kokkola, Kuopio are back, along with Helsinki, flights operating to Eilat/Ovda, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Funchal, Rhodes, Malaga,Tenerife-South.

Some lucky STN crews going on a tour of Finland this winter!
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 16:30
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Primera let slip in an interview not so long ago, that at lease 2x 738/max will be arriving at Stansted this coming November.
now this could be for training reasons or to swap Aircraft about or in addition to the 321’s or to replace the 738’s.
I can’t see any New routes Being announced ready to start in November though.
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 16:39
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Originally Posted by daz211 View Post
Primera let slip in an interview not so long ago, that at lease 2x 738/max will be arriving at Stansted this coming November.
now this could be for training reasons or to swap Aircraft about or in addition to the 321’s or to replace the 738’s.
I can’t see any New routes Being announced ready to start in November though.
Correct, on our crewapp we have "OY-PSJ" Boeing 737-800 - it's coming in November indeed, however nobody knows if it's from New from the factory or from another airline.
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 19:24
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What aircraft did Primera use Dublin Gander Dominican Republic a few years ago for Budjet Holiday. Was it a bog standard 737800
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 05:58
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BRU, BER and now FRA. What on earth are they thinking??? Surely it would be better to consolidate what they have already rather than rash expansion. Have they got aircraft to cover a further 3 bases? Or will they treat them like BHX and subcharter National?

Where does the cash come from to cover all this expansion?
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 06:07
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Originally Posted by crewmeal View Post
BRU, BER and now FRA. What on earth are they thinking??? Surely it would be better to consolidate what they have already rather than rash expansion. Have they got aircraft to cover a further 3 bases? Or will they treat them like BHX and subcharter National?

Where does the cash come from to cover all this expansion?
I think there thinking is too expand into LCC TATL markets that as far as I know of don't have any LCC competition.
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 07:14
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Hmm...Primera versus LH & Star Alliance at Frankfurt. Good luck with that !!
Why don't they just take on BA/AA at LHR while they're at it ?
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 07:49
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Originally Posted by Logohu View Post
Hmm...Primera versus LH & Star Alliance at Frankfurt. Good luck with that !!
Why don't they just take on BA/AA at LHR while they're at it ?
you say that, but they’ve already taken on Air France, Air Canada and United directly at CDG, and are doing a pretty good job of it.
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 20:29
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1 of 2 currently in the factory, to be delivered in November.
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