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Old 6th Jun 2020, 08:34
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Originally Posted by BKS Air Transport View Post
Even under normal circumstances train fares are rarely cheap Leeds - Newquay.

A quick check for early July shows £160 return to be a positive bargain, and as viginblue says, they don't need many takers to fill a J41.


160 return including a bag is decent.

trains are long and expensive.

last year I needed to fly back on a day BE werenít flying and found it half the price of the train to fly LBA-DUB-NQY and I found myself sat at home with my kids four hours earlier than had I taken the train


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Old 6th Jun 2020, 08:35
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problem will be reliability TBH
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Old 6th Jun 2020, 12:19
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NQYairport LinkedIn page reporting Eastern doing NQY-Teeside. Is that in addition to LBA?
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Old 6th Jun 2020, 12:21
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Yes - see post 311 above.
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Old 6th Jun 2020, 12:50
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Wonder which will be the bigger problem..aircraft serviceability,operational status of airline,COVID-19 restrictions...or a general lack of passengers?

Whichever..a route now fraught with danger I suspect? Worryingly..it won’t be the only one.☹️
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Old 6th Jun 2020, 13:47
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NQYairport LinkedIn page reporting Eastern doing NQY-Teeside. Is that in addition to LBA?
Teesside - Newquay - 2x weekly - 6 July - 18 September
Leeds/Bradford - Newquay - 5x weekly - 9 July - 18 September

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Old 7th Jun 2020, 06:59
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
160 return including a bag is decent.

trains are long and expensive.

last year I needed to fly back on a day BE werenít flying and found it half the price of the train to fly LBA-DUB-NQY and I found myself sat at home with my kids four hours earlier than had I taken the train


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My bold.

That was one of the main issues of BE and one of the reasons they couldnít make money. Itís simply not sustainable to be charging low fares on these domestic routes if theyíve any chance of survival, however, charge too much and you also kill the route. Itís a fine line.
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 08:02
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Explorer View Post
My bold.

That was one of the main issues of BE and one of the reasons they couldnít make money.
That route would have been Aer Lingus, no? Or a self-connect via Ryanair.
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 08:54
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post
That route would have been Aer Lingus, no? Or a self-connect via Ryanair.

correct. Corporate TA booked EI LBA-DUB-NQY. Total flight time less than four hours and half the price of the train and half the time


the flights weren’t cheap but the train was stupidly expensive and long


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Old 8th Jun 2020, 16:45
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Eastern

£160 return is a very decent fare for LBA-NQY, no gasps of shock or horror from me! I was thinking this would be the figure one way going on prices I have paid with Eastern in the past on other routes. I'm sure at these levels they will do well given that the train takes just over an hour to reach Par and the main line by which time you'd nearly be landing in Leeds!
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Old 9th Jun 2020, 08:31
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Is Cornwall keen on visitors again - they were bloody unfriendly 3 months ago...............
No not bloody unfriendly simply being practical.
We would love to see tourists back, businesses here are going under daily because of this outbreak, you have to be practical though. Everything is shut, pubs, restaurants, entertainment, toilets, car parks, rubbish bin collection so when droves of people arrive to enjoy the beaches the inevitable happens, garbage everywhere, cars blocking vital access roads and even people cr*pping and dumping soiled nappies etc in areas where children will be playing. We cannot live with that, if everyone acted responsibly it would be different.
So sorry Asturias we are NOT being unfriendly and are hoping to be open for business again soon.


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Old 9th Jun 2020, 10:00
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Originally Posted by GROUNDHOG View Post
No not bloody unfriendly simply being practical.
We would love to see tourists back, businesses here are going under daily because of this outbreak, you have to be practical though. Everything is shut, pubs, restaurants, entertainment, toilets, car parks, rubbish bin collection so when droves of people arrive to enjoy the beaches the inevitable happens, garbage everywhere, cars blocking vital access roads and even people cr*pping and dumping soiled nappies etc in areas where children will be playing. We cannot live with that, if everyone acted responsibly it would be different.
So sorry Asturias we are NOT being unfriendly and are hoping to be open for business again soon.
Might I suggest that some of the antisocial behaviour you refer to might just be committed by Cornish people? Apart from a very few second home owners, there are small numbers of visitors to Cornwall and posts like this only reinforce the perception that no welcome awaits people when they choose to come back. Like it or not, Cornwall has developed a reputation for being the least friendly part of the UK during this crisis and I for one believe it will take quite some time for memories to fade. Sorry.
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Old 9th Jun 2020, 10:07
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My mum used Flybe LPL-NQY service to visit friends in Cambourne which was ideal for her. Looks like it will be the train next time she plans to go until the air route is taken up again.
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Old 9th Jun 2020, 12:48
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This business of Cornwall being unfriendly simply because they said they didnít want people visiting during the pandemic is nonsense. If we look at those who drove down to the Southwest, Police were regularly stopping cars and issuing fines. If overly sensitive people are offended that the county basically told people to p**s off whilst the country was on lockdown then thatís tough.

Despite the noise, additional pollution, waste, pockets of unsocial behaviour, additional traffic and occasional disregard for the environment the people of the Southwest typically understand the economic benefit that tourism brings and are generally welcoming. More so than I would probably be.
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Old 9th Jun 2020, 17:35
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"Despite the noise, additional pollution, waste, pockets of unsocial behaviour, additional traffic and occasional disregard for the environment the people of the Southwest typically understand the economic benefit that tourism brings "

Its a good job because there's nothing else there to bring in any cash - and with the EU money disappearing................... it'll be back to the '50's and '60's everyone young leaves and heads for the bright lights and the population gets older, poorer and sicker
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Old 9th Jun 2020, 18:18
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I thought that the young still had to leave because the low wages in the hospitality sector coupled with the high house prices generated by the 'escape to the country/seaside' brigade made living in the SW unaffordable.
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 16:50
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Well locals complain in places like Newquay but who sells the houses to the incomers in the first place???

Look at penryhn since the Uni moved there - woken from a sleep of a thousands years as everyone sells up
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 17:08
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Pen where 😂


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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 16:17
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Some good news.

BA have uploaded schedules for a year round once daily service to heathrow.

fingers crossed that the frequency can be improved upon as and when things start to pick up


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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 17:22
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I hear the ferries are running in the Fal starting tomorrow as well - much more useful!
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