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Old 14th Jun 2021, 10:56
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It was indeed and same today. So 1 A320 for LHR, 1 for MAN/BHX and cover both DUB & BHD - EDI with 1 A320 from DUB.
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Old 15th Jun 2021, 06:50
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EI-DVN is currently positioning in from DUB.

There is a morning departure to LHR, EDI & MAN requiring 3 A320s. The DUB aircraft no longer operates DUB-EDI-BHD-EDI-DUB
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Old 15th Jun 2021, 08:21
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Be interesting to see where this all goes, my flights in a couple of weeks to BHX are sitting at £575 return as it stands.........
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Old 15th Jun 2021, 11:57
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I really feel for the staff of Stobart Air must be tough in this environment particularly when a few of them already lost jobs when Flybe went down. It is beginning to look like BHD is the graveyard of airlines, trying to compete with EasyJet is becoming well nigh impossible
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Old 15th Jun 2021, 12:32
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I'm not sure EZY is particularly the issue, going back before even Stobart, RE were in and out of basket case status fairly frequently. They'd a solid network in plenty of places other than BHD where EZY aren't, particularly operating transatlantic feed for EI. In many respects BE were the same, bad financial situation in the background.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 15:17
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https://www.belfastcityairport.com/n...f-from-belfast
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 15:28
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would be good of they were made permanent, but I suspect not.
Who would have thought BA on GLA-BFS again…?!
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 15:34
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Well, as they’re flying to BHD, rather than BFS, probably no one.

As an aside. Has anyone with a booking heard anything from Aer Lingus regarding refunds/transfers etc? As is typical with airlines these days, it’s easier to make contact with the dead than their customer services.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 15:43
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yea, took a few days and I got a text and email, mine was a simple flight swap on BHX and resulted in a 5 minute timing change, it's actually a benefit all in all as I can take a full size cabin bag on EI mainline as opposed to the slightly smaller ones on EIR - what I was finding was with EZY the flights would be cheaper then adding a cabin bag/seat under the new rules meant EIR was cheaper.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 15:44
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Thanks Mart. I have EXT and LBA bookings, so was wondering if these will get changed to BA.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 16:02
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I guess it makes good sense for CFE to get their aircraft up doing something rather than idling around all summer.

Whether they remain on the routes past the summer is another matter. I suspect crewing logistics might cause a headache but I guess most will just be glad to back in the saddle over the summer months.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 16:18
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Couldn't say, would hope so. I found physically logging into my EI account as opposed to the app and going to my trips, this section of the website wouldn't allow me to amend the booking, then a second booking appeared underneath with the new times. Not sure that would happen if it's transferred to BA but might help.
The contact centre will be flat out with enquiries and I'm sure less staffing than normal given the times we're in generally.
If you work on the basis the further away your booking is the longer they're likely to be informing you, given the flights with BA have only just been announced and loaded up it might be a day or so yet.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 16:25
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Cheers Mart. I’ll wait a few days before looking at alternatives.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 21:08
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easyJet

easyJet to London Gatwick loading into the system at 2 daily from July.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 21:10
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This is a spoiler for sure
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 08:41
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https://www.belfastcityairport.com/n...t-city-airport
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 11:20
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Price of BA flights to LBA have dropped dramatically since the EZY announcement, looking on various dates in summer if you want to bring even a cabin suitcase its cheaper on BA.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 12:32
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All good to see but I wonder if this is mostly staycation type of business. How long term is it when places start opening up
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 21:35
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EI have confirmed they will continue to run Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh until late August.

Easyjet to LGW is a great addition.
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Old 18th Jun 2021, 02:49
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That probably covers most of the forward sales that would have been operated on Stobart. Also gets the DUB based crew flying again I suppose
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