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Old 9th Oct 2021, 23:26
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If the fare is cheap, folk soon forget - Ryanair philosophy.
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Old 31st Oct 2021, 08:26
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Has Doncaster changed it's opening times, watched a Challenger inbound from Canada this morning circling the hold and eventually landing at Humberside.

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Old 31st Oct 2021, 10:59
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What's the crosswind limit for a Challenger on a very wet runway? It's a screaming southeasterly up here and raining heavily, just about 90 degs to runway direction.
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Old 20th Dec 2021, 10:13
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Wizz have pushed back some of the restarts after Xmas even further
Riga - restarts July 2022
Suceava - mid August 2022
Gran Canaria - October 2022
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Old 20th Dec 2021, 10:15
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Wizz have pushed back some of the restarts after Xmas even further
Riga - restarts July 2022
Suceava - mid August 2022
Gran Canaria - October 2022
I suspect that if you take a look at Wizz services to other UK airports the same could be said.
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Old 20th Dec 2021, 10:30
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I suspect that if you take a look at Wizz services to other UK airports the same could be said.
They clearly don't have any confidence that the situation will improve any time soon - and bookings must be poor.

DSA badly needs this base to succeed.
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Old 22nd Dec 2021, 19:51
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Off Timmy goes again.

Peel is a property investor. They don't run airports to make an operating profit (although it would be nice), but to drive development. From that side, they are doing just fine.
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Old 1st Feb 2022, 19:04
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Wizz is an absolute shambles of an airline and a complete burden to the image of Doncaster Sheffield airport.

I opted to try Wizz for the first time ever to fly to Malaga at the end of March. Less than two days after booking, today, I find out that the return flight on 30/3 (and subsequent Wednesdays) has been cancelled. They didn't bother to notify me via call or email, and I only found out when I went to manage my booking online.

I now have a plethora of other (some non refundable) bookings such as accommodation, car rental, car parking, etc. all hanging rebooking (at a higher cost) with other airlines at other airports.

I'll likely have to cancel all legs from Doncaster as I certainly won't be able to park there for my outbound and teleport my car to another airport that I'd have to fly back into.

Considering Wizz 'launched' the DSA-AGP route in 2020 and has managed to fly one single sector since its inception, I thought perhaps by Easter 2022 that they'd manage to fly their twice a week proposition and stick to a schedule less than two months out.

I certainly won't be risking it again in future.


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Old 1st Feb 2022, 20:38
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Looking at flights from Malaga to a combination of Leeds, East Midlands and Manchester, I can see 8 flights on 30-March. Given 2 months of advance warning, it should be possible to organise some alternate flight home

Ticket revenue between Doncaster and Malaga on 30 March is probably low, and Wizz don't really care. To them it's business, and occasionally businesses just have to get rid of their unprofitable customers

If your flight really is cancelled, you'll get an email some time later this month... and certainly at least 14 days before your date of travel
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Old 1st Feb 2022, 21:09
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I've cancelled the itinerary as a whole and booked out of Leeds instead.

It's a shame as I love Doncaster airport and will continue to use it with TUI's flight-only options but I simply won't ever risk booking with Wizz again.

They arrived with much fanfare and promotion across South Yorks but if they can't seem to maintain any semblance of a schedule I'm not sure why they even bothered to open a base at DSA.

DSA's proven to be a somewhat difficult market to succeed so burning their customers hands with (likely) their first experience with Wizz isn't going to assist them.

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Old 2nd Feb 2022, 09:44
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It is fast becoming a joke, and the reputation is so tarnished now, that no one in their right mind will book a Wizz flight. There is no way this base will succeed unfortunately.

Just further to this, alot of the based routes have now been pushed back further to July. Nearly two years since they were announced.

Just checked to see if Cardiff have had any similar push backs - but nothing yet. It really is disapointing as Wizz were really the only airline that you could see basing at DSA other than TUI.
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Old 2nd Feb 2022, 14:52
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Gosh, it's almost like we are shakily emerging from a pandemic... Who would have thoughts routes would be volatile?
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Of course the situation is volatile but airlines have to manage expectations in order to foster customer confidence. Sure their present `Hokey Cokey` approach to routes makes business sense from their perspective, at this moment in time. However it doesnt augur well for them if, in the process, they alienate the people they need to attract. I am one such who nearly booked a holiday due to their timings and particular route. I delayed 2 weeks by which time the entire route was cancelled.
Booking now with the much more reliable Jet2 from another airport...Shame as I really fancied using Doncaster
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Old 2nd Feb 2022, 16:48
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Wizz have always been renowned for their route cancellation at short notice approach, even prior to the pandemic. I wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole although that’s just my own choice!
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Old 17th Feb 2022, 15:03
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Social media posts from people are indicating their flights from Doncaster right into August and September are being cancelled by Wizz, yet are still for sale on their website.
One person has suggested the aircraft planned for Doncaster are going to be utilised at Gatwick.

Wouldn't be surprised to be honest.
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Old 17th Feb 2022, 15:17
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Oh dear Timmy, looks like Wizzair are having a recruitment day next week at Doncaster.
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Old 17th Feb 2022, 15:26
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They can recruit all they want. Their reputation is tarnished so much locally, there will be no customers for them to service.

If you doubt what i'm saying, head over to their social media pages and read the hundreds of comments.

Farcical. DSA would be better cutting all ties with them.
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Old 17th Feb 2022, 18:34
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They can recruit all they want. Their reputation is tarnished so much locally, there will be no customers for them to service.

If you doubt what i'm saying, head over to their social media pages and read the hundreds of comments.

Farcical. DSA would be better cutting all ties with them.
Social media...blah blah blah....

Fact is the great British public are interested in one thing and one thing only, if the price is right they'll get the business. I'm sure if you went to Ryanair's social media pages they would be pretty negative as well, but it hasn't stopped them becoming Europe's biggest airline!!
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Old 17th Feb 2022, 19:30
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They can recruit all they want. Their reputation is tarnished so much locally, there will be no customers for them to service.

If you doubt what i'm saying, head over to their social media pages and read the hundreds of comments.

Farcical. DSA would be better cutting all ties with them.
Why would anyone doubt you with your posting history on here? I mean let’s look at one example, today you tell us the DSA aircraft is going to Gatwick.

Yesterday Wizz and the airport announced significant recruitment for DSA.

Social media, anybody who pays attention can visit pretty much any facetube page for any company, any industry and find the same ‘data’. According to the Internet aviation experts, the likes of easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways were doomed after various operational difficulties they’ve had. Funny old thing they’re still there, despite the frothnami’s the socials provide.

That’s only one example of the tissue of nonsense you continually and consistently post about the airport. Nothing changes, except the wibble posted here that is continually proved false. That’s why people doubt you.

Oh remind me when are Wizz removing their DSA services to Leeds? And while you’re at it what happened to TUi closing their DSA base. That’s what you told us was happening wasn’t it?
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 18:35
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It seems the second based aircraft from Wizz planed for DSA won't be going ahead.

Some significant reduction on some schedules looking at the Wizz booking engine, with a few routes cancelled completely (Crete, Bourgas), Lanzarote gone for summer 2022 also.

Poor bookings perhaps?
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