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Old 30th Jul 2018, 18:14
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With regard to FlyBe the problems seem to be linked to technical problems with ATR72 EI-REL and both Stobart and Flybe do not appear to have spare aircraft which is not a surprise given that it is the summer peak season.

I think issues with other carriers are weather related. BA CityFlyer and EasyJet have been impacted by the weather on the island on Saturday morning and particularly given the thunderstorms that have been prevalent in the South East of England over the weekend. This must have impacted on schedules and crewing hours issues.

At least EZY have operated additional rotations to/from both Gatwick and Liverpool today in order to catch up with some of the weekend cancellations.
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Old 15th Aug 2018, 14:30
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Loganair are taking over from Eastern Airways as operator of BACF’s up to 3 x daily IOM-LCY service from 01SEP18. Crew currently based at IOM and employed by Eastern are to be TUPEd to Loganair. Flights will be operated by a S2000 which will be based at IOM. It is unclear if the S2000 operating the route will be painted in full BA livery.

Hopefully Loganair will prove to more reliable operator than Eastern Airways has been in recent months.
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Old 15th Aug 2018, 16:32
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Would there be any ground time to allow them to do IOM-BHD?
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Old 15th Aug 2018, 22:50
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Good idea fella. The Euromanxies, god bless em, used to do City then Belfast city with the same aircraft every weekday morning, yessir
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 08:39
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Very much doubt BA would be interested in running IOM-BHD to be honest. If they were then surely they would of been having eastern operate in already ?

the only options I could see for BA would be to operate IOM-DUB in the downtime using BA / EI codes to potentially free up an art Lingus bird or to operate to Manchester should BA / AA ever increase long haul.


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Old 16th Aug 2018, 09:42
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Sorry i meant could they operate it as a Loganair flight.
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 10:01
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There would be plenty of time as they were doing 4 LCY rotations with the one aircraft ( although with later finish time) up to the start of last winter although I cannot see why anyone would want to take on EZY on the relative;y thin Belfast routes.
I just hope Loganair can run the service punctually and reliably although it is a pity BACityflyer did not decide to use their own metal on the service and give EZY a bit more competition on the London routes
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 08:17
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Perhaps the two hueys in this weekend could run a shuttle service to Belfast Harbour! 😛
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 14:46
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I have been traveling twice a week to the island from LCY on a regular basis over a year now and have experienced just how bad this service had become. Last minute cancellations, lengthy delays and dirty aircraft cabins has become the norm in recent months and was glad to here that BACF had not renewed T3’s lease and that Loganair would be taking over as operator on the route.

Just completed 2 roundtrips from LCY this week. All 4 flights arrived and departed either on time or early, the cabin was very clean and the onboard service was excellent, Couldn’t fault them. I know it’s early days but it is a good start.

I might be wrong but I am sure it is the same crew operating the route that operated when it was T3. During the flight I was talking to the crew onboard and they said that the route had lost a lot of business particularly in recent months as it had become so unreliable. Hopefully they haven’t lost that much that the route can’t come back from.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 09:02
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Originally Posted by BAladdy View Post
I have been traveling twice a week to the island from LCY on a regular basis over a year now and have experienced just how bad this service had become. Last minute cancellations, lengthy delays and dirty aircraft cabins has become the norm in recent months and was glad to here that BACF had not renewed T3ís lease and that Loganair would be taking over as operator on the route.

Just completed 2 roundtrips from LCY this week. All 4 flights arrived and departed either on time or early, the cabin was very clean and the onboard service was excellent, Couldnít fault them. I know itís early days but it is a good start.

I might be wrong but I am sure it is the same crew operating the route that operated when it was T3. During the flight I was talking to the crew onboard and they said that the route had lost a lot of business particularly in recent months as it had become so unreliable. Hopefully they havenít lost that much that the route canít come back from.
It's pretty much a subsidised route anyway... Pokerstars and Microgaming each commit to minimum seats on each flight, every day.
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 06:50
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Ď'Reynoldsway'' security unfit for purpose & as bad as ever.........................

Quoted from: Isle Of Man Airport Customer Reviews SKYTRAX

Isle Of Man Airport 1/10 "it is still the same chaos"

Brian Hill (United Kingdom) 20th August 2018

Trip Verified Ronaldsway is tiny but it is obviously the intention of the staff to make transiting this airport as unpleasant as possible. Arrivals were fine but departure was not a nice experience, the previous LCY flight had been cancelled, (not an uncommon occurrence) and the check-in staff couldn't decide whether help the stranded passengers or check-in people for the next flight. I understand security has been improved, no it hasn't, it is still the same chaos and rude staff you would rather be somewhere else. I have had two hip replacements which cause everything to bleep, so why get me to remove my shoes and then a cursory pass with the wand? When boarding was announced, those requiring assistance, us, were told to go to the 'green area' outside security - needless to say we disregarded the instruction. We've been flying to IoM for twenty years and every-time we pass thru' Ronaldsway, we vow - never again but that means we wont see the family on the island.

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Old 10th Sep 2018, 06:56
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So a passenger who doesnít like the UK security requirements moans about the process and that means IOM security is unfit.😂😂

Think not, same process for all. Be it passengers, airline crew, assistance passengers or the security personnel themselves.
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 15:47
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''reynoldsway'' security unfit for purpose & as bad as ever.........................

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So a passenger who doesnít like the UK security requirements moans about the process and that means IOM security is unfit.😂😂

Think not, same process for all. Be it passengers, airline crew, assistance passengers or the security personnel themselves.
I think you seem to have missed the key issue ('theÖ..chaos') which has been impacting on countless increasingly disgruntled local and visiting pax.

That issue is the fact that the time taken to clear IOM Airport Security has deteriorated enormously since around one year ago - and often to levels beyond absurd. Despite much delayed decisions as to how to address this and the incurring of significant public purse expenditures, there is still a major problem because the management has failed to adequately deal with the issue.

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Old 10th Sep 2018, 19:47
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Well,I flew back Sunday 26 August to Birmingham. Security could not have been better. Perfect,unlike the executive lounge that shuts from Saturday pm until Monday!
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 20:31
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Well,I flew back Sunday 26 August to Birmingham. Security could not have been better. Perfect,unlike the executive lounge that shuts from Saturday pm until Monday!
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 20:47
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Originally Posted by milleriom View Post
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I think you seem to have missed the key issue ('theÖ..chaos') which has been impacting on countless increasingly disgruntled local and visiting pax.

That issue is the fact that the time taken to clear IOM Airport Security has deteriorated enormously since around one year ago - and often to levels beyond absurd. Despite much delayed decisions as to how to address this and the incurring of significant public purse expenditures, there is still a major problem because the management has failed to adequately deal with the issue.
At what chaos are we looking at here? IOM has on average 18-20 daily departures, mostly on aircraft with less than 80 seats. With just three based aircraft with less than 200 seats in total, even the morning departure "wave" appears to be manageable unless you really screw up.
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 21:07
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10 - 15 minutes to get through security is not uncommon nowadays
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 19:02
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easyJet Luton up to 5x Weekly next spring
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 19:19
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Originally Posted by EZYMAN View Post
easyJet Luton up to 5x Weekly next spring
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun looks like 4 x weekly to me, much as it was this Spring.

You're not getting confused by the daily service over TT period, are you?
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 17:00
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Am I missing something, or have Eastern given up again? I just went to book GLA-IOM in October and can't find any reference to the route on either Flybe or Easterns websites..... Looks like it'll be Virgin Trains and the "Ben".....
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