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Old 21st Jul 2021, 14:23
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I think my point has been misunderstood. I agree that with its larger aircraft you cannot except Easyjet to schedule to meet the needs of the island. But thats exactly the problem that its not really what the island needs. When you live on an island you need flights that are frequent ( at least two a day to a main destination) and operating at standard times. The concern is that Easyjet will take up a lot of capacity for those who want to travel on a cheap fare but its no use for those who want to travel regularly for business or hospital appointments. Some on this forum seem to advocate that Easyjet is the only answer to Isle of Man air travel and the risk in that case is that the island will lose connectivity. Easyjet will likely only send flights over to the Isle of Man at times when they are looking to fill in their schedule and thats obvious with the Manchester route.
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 14:30
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Indeed. So either the residents need to use a service adequately for it to survive (which seems not likely given history of other routes) or the IOM Gov need to sponsor routes to make them survive at a schedule that supports the needs of the island.
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 14:46
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Well I think you will find that the IOM Gov have sponsored certain routes to ensure island needs have been met. The problem with this is that this is difficult to justify when Easyjet are offering cheaper seats on once a day erratically timed flights and skimming off passengers that could go on more frequent services.
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 14:50
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Saturday is the only day when the departure is 0640 from Manchester. Stop whining and if you don't like it book a seat on the alternative carrier
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 15:17
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Saturday is 06.40 from Manchester then the other days 14.50 then 11.40 then 13.00 then 18.10 then 15.00 then 16.00 the times are all over the place. Sorry to disappoint but its not whining this forum is for expressing views and opinions , that is what anyone is entitled to do and I will carry on doing !
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 15:35
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Very little if any business traffic right now. It's all leisure. easyJet and its pricing model exactly what the Island needs right now.
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 15:38
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As I say, if people don't like the times they can use an alternative. It's very welcome news that easyJet want to add more flights - especially in the current climate. End of story

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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 08:12
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What alternative is that? Do you really think that IOM business, which is already on shaky legs, can afford to take easyJet flights at meaningless times as far as business connectivity is concerned? I can see a continuous migration of business from the IOM occurring, but the pensioners will have their cheap and cheerful holiday flights ---- at least for the time being.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 10:12
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'Saturday is 06.40 from Manchester then the other days 14.50 then 11.40 then 13.00 then 18.10 then 15.00 then 16.00 the times are all over the place. Sorry to disappoint but its not whining this forum is for expressing views and opinions , that is what anyone is entitled to do and I will carry on doing !'...........spot on, fella!.and m-jcs as well.

'Stop whining and if you don't like it book a seat on the alternative carrier'........spot off, fella!
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 19:47
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IOM - HEATHROW TO END ON 10 AUGUST

Loganair's IOM - HEATHROW rotations are to end on 10 August
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 20:17
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Someone will be along soon to blame easyJet
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 20:59
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End-end or move back to LCY?
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 21:31
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LCY not showing on their booking engine, EZY chased them off with LGW flights and prices just too high to LHR to keep pax demand?
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 21:56
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Has the subsidy been stopped ?
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 06:51
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Probably a combination of all those elements. IOMG subsidy stopped already; easyJet back on LGW, but only once daily, at present; LHR fares not attractive.

I think we all knew that, despite all the fanfare, LHR would not be sustainable.

I wonder of the IOM Airport 'new routes' scheme would mean they could get some support if they restored LCY?
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 10:24
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If its been unnerved for over 12 months..
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 10:29
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If this is the case its disastrous. For the island to only have one flight a day to London is ridiculous. And the Easyjet flight timings are once again all over the place. Leaving the island at 9.55am ( Mon/Tues/Wed) 16.45 (Thursday/Fri/Sun 18.05) 14.00 ( Sat). I am due to fly into London Heathrow in the middle of August I paid 148 return which I think is very reasonable especially when compared to the cost of rail travel across. I have just looked at the equivalent dates with Easyjet at times which are no were near as suitable and through Gatwick which is no were near as convenient and the fare is currently 126 and I suspect that will rise dramatically. If that's progress and people think thats a good outcome then I am completely lost! Lets hope somebody sorts something out fast for the island not to be connected to London with regular flights is not what it needs. Absolutely ludicrous.
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 11:28
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Sadly confirmed......

Loganair to end Isle of Man to Heathrow route on August 11 |
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 13:16
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Is the BHD gone now as well??
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 14:28
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No, still on sale from 25/10/21.
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