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Old 28th Nov 2021, 20:37
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Wizz Cuts


Birmingham is below and is similar to the current schedule for the next 2 weeks and as Timmy says Doncaster and Liverpool similar

Iasi - ends 8/1/22 until 27/3/22
Craiova - from 16/1 /22 weekly instead of 2
Cluj - ends 12/1/22 until 2/3/22
Bucharest - back to 2 weekly Tuesday and Saturday8/1-15/2
Wroclaw - ends 8/1/22 - 29/3/22
Warsaw - ends 8/1/22 - 12/2/22
Krakow - ends 9/1/22 - 9/3/22
Vilnius - ends 7/1/22 - 29/3/22
Budapest - seemingly good news as it stays 2 weekly Tuesday and Saturday
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Old 28th Nov 2021, 20:38
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They've cut all routes from EDI. However I read somewhere that Ryanair were reporting that, as cases rose on continent and countries reimposed restrictions (even before omicron ), bookings were falling off a cliff.

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Old 29th Nov 2021, 08:59
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I've mentioned before, but the constant cuts, timetable changes and flight cancellations doesn't give anyone the confidence to book with Wizz, which then gives a catch 22 situation, as no one will book which leads to more cancellations.

I'd be interested to know if other airlines are cutting their timetable dramatically like this.
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Old 29th Nov 2021, 10:20
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It is surely blindingly obvious that the demand for VFR business has fallen dramatically post Brexit, and then compounded by Covid-19.
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Old 29th Nov 2021, 10:38
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Whilst I agree somewhat, if this was the case, i'd expect to see the schedules permanently reduced going forwards to perhaps ones that can be sustained, rather than the seemingly month by month cuts they are currently carrying out?

Looking into next summer, the schedules look as busy as they have ever been - whether they have any intention operating them is another matter. Again, I go back to my point regarding cash flow.
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Old 29th Nov 2021, 10:46
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Quick look at the headlines…Romania

“Bodies pile up outside hospital morgue as Romania struggles with fourth wave of Covid”


“Raging Pandemic Sends Half a Million Poles Into Quarantine”


”Lithuania Announces Stricter Travel Rules for All Countries Due to Worsened COVID-19 Situation”

Self explanatory?
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Old 29th Nov 2021, 11:59
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A lot of Wizz's core market (Eastern Europe) has very low vaccination rates compared to the UK, France, Spain or Germany so it's not unsurprising that this winter's Covid surge on continental Europe is hitting them harder. With news of this new variant, it's understandable that Wizz has quickly reassessed the situation and realised demand is going to be low/ border restrictions quite strong for a number of months. This is at the time of year which in a normal year would be the quietest which compounds the problem.

What summer 2022 will bring is a complete guessing game. We won't be worrying about the new variant by then, but may be worrying about another one.
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Old 29th Nov 2021, 16:46
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Over six million EU citizens applied for UK residency under the scheme which followed Brexit. They will still want to travel between the UK and the country of their heritage to visit family and friends. But the main impediment to this is of course C-19 restrictions which have strangled the market. A good friend of mine has had four attempts to visit Bulgaria cancelled. Now their Christmas trip to Hungary has gone too.
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Old 29th Nov 2021, 21:55
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Not if you book their fully flexible fare, money back in your account within 24 hours. All about what people are prepared to pay. Personally during a pandemic, if I couldn't afford a flexible fare, I would not book.
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Old 29th Nov 2021, 23:09
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a fully flexible fare is no help if the carrier cancels the route. Sure you get a refund but you then have to pay more buying an alternative ticket at short notice. And you’d get the refund even if you didn’t have the flexible ticket.
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Old 29th Nov 2021, 23:16
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If the new variant is possibly far more transmissible as claimed, I would not want to be sitting next to someone who could potentially spend two hours eating a bag of crisps. Add to that a day 2 PCR test with results on day?? and Wizz has a problem just like the other airlines.
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Old 29th Nov 2021, 23:39
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Actually Wizz had been introducing new route between the U.K. and Eastern Europe so clearly they are not worried about the Brexit effect.

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Old 30th Nov 2021, 11:46
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Aircraft are about the safest indoor places to be. Depending on ventilation and air flow perversely you may be better off in a crowded concert than a quiet cafe. But yes testing requirements are a barrier.
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Old 30th Nov 2021, 15:56
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Until Wizz passengers stand up waiting for the doors to open with the engines switched off so the hepa filters stop working. Anyway this new variant will be already having an impact on passenger numbers regardless of ventilation, as the bigger issue is Day 2 PCR's
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Old 30th Nov 2021, 18:59
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I think people on here are imagining the day 2 PCR test + quarantine-until-negative requirement is going to stop large numbers of passengers flying. It's not. Enforcement of this is almost zero... and Wizz pax were more than happy to fly in spring 2020 when non-business travel was illegal

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Old 30th Nov 2021, 22:00
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I think that the Brits will take notice but as you hint the Eastern Europeans will just carry on as normal.
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Old 30th Nov 2021, 22:06
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Nothing like some lazy national stereotypes on a Tuesday evening.
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Old 30th Nov 2021, 22:30
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There were plenty of exemptions allowing travel and with so few flights many of us had to take routes we wouldn’t usually use to get between destinations.
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Old 1st Dec 2021, 21:27
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Has anybody been contacted for the cadet pilot assessment? (fATPL, Low hours, NTR)

I applied in march and it still says application under review. I keep hearing that they are only assessing candidates with type at the moment, does anybody know any different?
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Old 1st Dec 2021, 22:12
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What I last heard is that Non-Type Rated candidates may be called from January onwards.
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