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Old 8th Mar 2020, 16:44
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Just looking at the BA Cityflyer timetable form LCY on a random couple of days and the first flight from LCY (8.50am) seem to land in IOM at 10.10am but not leave again until 12.25pm.

I wonder if there would there be time to squeeze in a quick return hop to BHD or LPL during this time? It might provide an opportunity, particularly if fares with Easyjet are high.
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Old 8th Mar 2020, 16:45
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Originally Posted by ECR View Post
Just looking at the BA Cityflyer timetable form LCY on a random couple of days and the first flight from LCY (8.50am) seem to land in IOM at 10.10am but not leave again until 12.25pm.

I wonder if there would there be time to squeeze in a quick return hop to BHD or LPL during this time? It might provide an opportunity, particularly if fares with Easyjet are high.
BA donít want the aircraft to do anymore routes while itís on the ground.
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Old 8th Mar 2020, 16:46
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Originally Posted by ECR View Post
Just looking at the BA Cityflyer timetable form LCY on a random couple of days and the first flight from LCY (8.50am) seem to land in IOM at 10.10am but not leave again until 12.25pm.

I wonder if there would there be time to squeeze in a quick return hop to BHD or LPL during this time? It might provide an opportunity, particularly if fares with Easyjet are high.
no chance
Too much risk of delay
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Old 8th Mar 2020, 17:15
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Originally Posted by lfc84 View Post
no chance
Too much risk of delay
The ATR cannot run to time with the current schedule of 3 LCY rotations
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Old 8th Mar 2020, 18:40
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With regards to the London City service the timetable is being adjusted slightly from the start of the summer schedules, presumably to take account of the longer flight times on the ATR.

Hopefully Stobart will take the LPL, MAN and BHX services which they were already preparing to operate from the end of this month on behalf of Flybe. Presumably any delay is down to them having to establish a reservations system.
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Old 8th Mar 2020, 19:18
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Originally Posted by jijpc View Post
With regards to the London City service the timetable is being adjusted slightly from the start of the summer schedules, presumably to take account of the longer flight times on the ATR.

Hopefully Stobart will take the LPL, MAN and BHX services which they were already preparing to operate from the end of this month on behalf of Flybe. Presumably any delay is down to them having to establish a reservations system.
I think stobart trying to operate on there own right now would not be such a great idea. If they could team up with someone, say Loganair.... would be a better idea.
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Old 8th Mar 2020, 19:29
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Originally Posted by flyerguy View Post
I think stobart trying to operate on there own right now would not be such a great idea. If they could team up with someone, say Loganair.... would be a better idea.
I would agree that Stobart operating under their own name would not be such a great idea at the moment.

If they could do a deal to operate under the BA Cityflyer name that would be best, but I don't think that would happen.

Operating under Aer Lingus Regional where they already have a relationship or Loganair would be much more likely. Not sure though how much of a strong brand image either of them have outside their own niche markets of Ireland and Scotland. However what they both could provide is a sales platform/booking engine, which is pretty much why they operated as a Flybe franchise.

As on outside bet I wouldn't completely rule out them operating under a Virgin brand.
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 08:58
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Originally Posted by manx crab View Post
The ATR cannot run to time with the current schedule of 3 LCY rotations
This morning G-LRMA returned to IOM shortly after take off

Edit to add - Manx Radio reporting it as a tech issue

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Old 10th Mar 2020, 10:09
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Loganair to operate 2x Daily IOM>LPL from this Thursday.
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 10:24
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With what type of aircraft - 35 seater, 50 seater, 70 seater?
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 10:49
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With what type of aircraft - 35 seater, 50 seater, 70 seater?
Twin Otter. It's all they have available until end of the month
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 11:13
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I don't think that's true - the Twin Otter bit, that is.
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 11:23
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I don't think that's true - the Twin Otter bit, that is.
I'm expecting it to be the Saab or ATR given they're already here and that way they can still fulfil their obligations to BA.
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 11:28
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I'm expecting it to be the Saab or ATR given they're already here and that way they can still fulfil their obligations to BA.
I would hope the SAAB goes back on LCY and the ATR on LPL, I would think the ATR is more use for the wheelchair pax on the LPL route.
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 11:47
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Might they use an ATR 72 from Stobart Air that Flybe was using ?

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Old 10th Mar 2020, 12:22
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Link to the announcement: https://www.itv.com/news/granada/202...-to-liverpool/

Good news! The question is for how long is the "interim period" the article states? Also, what about MAN and BHX? I would have thought MAN would be a lucrative option given the connectivity options there, plus not everyone would fancy having to make their way between LPL and MAN on ground transport to connect to another flight.
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 12:24
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MAN and BHX - "in the next week or so"
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 13:09
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I would expect it's the patient transfer service that has led to LPL being prioritised.
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 13:24
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I would expect it's the patient transfer service that has led to LPL being prioritised.
You would be right...

Loganair takes over Liverpool route | News |
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 13:52
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I would expect it's the patient transfer service that has led to LPL being prioritised.
Plus its the islands biggest air route.
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