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Old 24th Nov 2018, 20:44
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The problem for BA was that it would have had raid its own slot pool to fly a NQY service, whereas Flybe was able to access the remaining unallocated IAG/bmi remedy slots. If Flybe collapses then it would probably take some political intervention to put any other carrier on the route to LHR using those remedy slots.
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Old 25th Nov 2018, 06:51
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When Bymon had the NQY-LHR route twice daily route (early morning and an evening ) with the 50 seat Herald (taken over from BMA in 1977 who had used a 73 seat VC8) we at BMA LHR handled BC and both their evening and the morning NQY flights were always very busy with both interliners and businessmen -- plus plenty of connecting pax to the Isles of Scilly on the morning departure out of LHR
Seem to recall at weekends it was a more limited service as the Herald did JER charters iirc from MAN and SEN.

When BC got the new Dash 7 a lunchtime service from LHR was added that flew via EXT

A new LHR-NQY service I reckon will be very successful for whoever operates it - Amazing what comes around again!
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 01:47
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Looks like FR have quietly dropped HHN-NQY with no flights showing available on the FR website.


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Old 21st Jan 2019, 06:59
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Too bad with all this Brexit stuff as I think that a KLM AMS to Newquay service would be great....
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 08:37
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Too bad with all this Brexit stuff as I think that a KLM AMS to Newquay service would be great....
It's not Brexit that will be stopping that but paucity of slots at AMS and whether they could get sufficient onwards connecting passengers.
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 09:16
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Originally Posted by PDXCWL45 View Post
It's not Brexit that will be stopping that but paucity of slots at AMS and whether they could get sufficient onwards connecting passengers.
No chance of sufficient passengers for multiple daily rotations, and a single daily rotation won't help passengers faced with a connecting time of many hours. Nice thought but the population of the catchment area doesn't justify it.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 12:34
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From the flybe thread, BE are advertising for crew to be based at NQY

i think just cabin crew and assumption is that this will reduce the need for overnighting in hotels as they currently do


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Old 9th Feb 2019, 10:02
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
From the flybe thread, BE are advertising for crew to be based at NQY

i think just cabin crew and assumption is that this will reduce the need for overnighting in hotels as they currently do


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Sure is to reduce HOTAC and positioning costs. There have been multiple MAN crews over nighting in NQY along with occasional EXT and BHX based crew to cover the operation. Makes sense to have some crew locally based. Transfers have also been offered internally to go to this new base.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 10:06
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The other factor is that pilot resignations in the regional bases have apparently been a lot lower than at points such as MAN, BHX, SOU where there are lots of other jobs on offer or jobs on offer nearby (LHR in the case of SOU). I would think a crew base at NQY will be quite attractive and will help them retain pilots for longer, given the significant numbers apparently leaving from other bases, mostly to go to BA, TUI and Jet2.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 14:37
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New route: NQY - JER/GCI 3pw from 1st June. Blue Islands.
Good addition for this year.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 15:11
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Very good addition and a route nice to have back


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Old 21st Feb 2019, 07:47
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I am up for using that one, ideal for a quick break in the Channel Islands, will book as soon as the route is up and running.
Am I right in thinking Blue Islands is a franchise partner of Flybe, guess that will not change after the takeover, can you book Blue Islands through Flybe?. I currently have an expiring credit with Flybe and it would be handy to use it for that flight..
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 07:58
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Originally Posted by GROUNDHOG View Post
I am up for using that one, ideal for a quick break in the Channel Islands, will book as soon as the route is up and running.
Am I right in thinking Blue Islands is a franchise partner of Flybe, guess that will not change after the takeover, can you book Blue Islands through Flybe?. I currently have an expiring credit with Flybe and it would be handy to use it for that flight..
all bookings through Flybe.com
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 08:55
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all bookings through Flybe.com
Excellent thanks!
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Old 8th Mar 2019, 18:44
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Alicante now loaded for 19/20. 2pw.
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Old 30th Mar 2019, 06:59
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Today marks the final Newquay-Gatwick flights.

The E95 seems to operate the two lgws then the NQY-MAN where it’s replaced with a Q400 at Manchester in preparation for tomorrow’s first LHR service.

The move to four daily Q400 and move to lhr brings with it a reduction in available seats and the loss of OW codeshares

Heathrow will be a nice addition to the NQY route network. However the loss of seats and OW connectivity is a blow.


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Old 30th Mar 2019, 08:13
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
However the loss of seats and OW connectivity is a blow.
Will the new service not provide even better connectivity, especially when BE is fully integrated into Virgin?
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Old 30th Mar 2019, 11:16
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The BE LGW service always had VS, BA, EK codeshares.

The vs/stk purchase of BE and the move to lhr has resulted in the BA code not being applied. So yes ex newquay you can book onward o to the VS/partner networks, however many destinations have now vanished


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Old 30th Mar 2019, 12:13
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
Heathrow will be a nice addition to the NQY route network. However the loss of seats and OW connectivity is a blow.
Very limited BA codeshares; they only worked for certain routes and timings. The VS/DL codeshare opportunities at LHR are far greater than LGW and I see no reason why EK could not continue after the switch also. And even with separate tickets onward with BA there are generally more business travel options at LHR than LGW.
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Old 30th Mar 2019, 12:23
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Problems with separate tickets is that you cannot through checked-in baggage onto BA flights at LHR, and if your inbound flight into LHR (in either direction) is delayed and fails to connect, you are on your own to re-organise your travel. For example, if your flight from NQY is delayed and you miss your connection at LHR, you could be obliged to buy a new ticket! You also have to bear in mind connection time between terminals at LHR is generally around 30 minutes.
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