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Old 23rd May 2024, 16:02
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Originally Posted by Diff Tail Shim
Dicky is a number one tory supporter in air miles during an election. Did you not know that? Surprised it wasn't a 170. Was a SAAB 2K Boris bus last time.
The J41 was a replacement when the E170 went tech.

(I have to point out this is a joke because it sounds completely plausible)
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Old 23rd May 2024, 16:18
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Well, they do have a 170 flying for KLM at the moment as a 190 went tech in MME a couple of days ago and hasn't stirred since. Stranger things have happened.
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Old 24th May 2024, 05:17
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All I’m asking you is what regulation would/should the CAA use to stop Eastern operations?
Continuous disruption causes fatigue and stress. None of which is good for anyone let alone crew.
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Old 24th May 2024, 06:04
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There was an Eastern e-jet at Prestwick yesterday doing training in the circuit.
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Old 24th May 2024, 13:34
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I feel sorry for Rishi. Going from a Titan Airways A320 to a bone shaking T3 TPE.331 turboprop.
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Old 24th May 2024, 15:48
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At least it was on time!
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Old 25th May 2024, 07:54
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And another E170 in today (Saturday) from Teeside at 1445 and then out to Amsterdam at 1710. Rumour is this one is a charter and is listed on the Airport's Arrivals and Departures screens which normally doesn't happen for the trainers. Listed as KLM but with Eastern call signs.
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Old 25th May 2024, 09:20
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They seem to have a niche in the ACMI sector with the eJets plus the ATRs are seemingly kept busy too. The days of making easy money on thin routes for the OAG sector are over. A change of culture from the top and it could be a nice little business.
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Old 1st Jun 2024, 11:13
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Return of ERJ’s

Eastern airways was a pretty profound ERJ operator up until about lockdown where they sold some off. Some however, they do own but leased them off to oil companies in Nigeria. The first of these has returned as 5N-BSM (G-CMGB) last night at Humberside. It is possible more will return. Not sure what their plans are, but these additions would add to an already complex fleet.
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Old 1st Jun 2024, 23:43
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With the J41's not getting any younger some are over 30 years old, it doesn't surprise me that they are getting EJR's once again. At least a little bit of a capacity boost over a J41.
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Old 2nd Jun 2024, 07:55
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Just seen a recruitment advert on social media for Captains, First Officers and Cabin Crew to be based out of BRS; does anyone happen to know what route(s) they're due to be flying...?
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Old 2nd Jun 2024, 08:17
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Originally Posted by Harold77
With the J41's not getting any younger some are over 30 years old, it doesn't surprise me that they are getting EJR's once again. At least a little bit of a capacity boost over a J41.
ERJ’s aren’t much younger 😂. I think the great thing about the jetstreams is eastern owns them, the maintenance simulator etc so pretty low cost. They’re only using 5/6 but if they needed they have another 5 that could be activated.
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Old 2nd Jun 2024, 08:39
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Next wetlease route for KLM CityHopper, apparently.
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Old 2nd Jun 2024, 08:40
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Next wetlease route for KLM CityHopper, apparently.
That’s a bit boring. You would think they would be launching actual ‘routes’ judging by the phrasing of their advert
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Old 2nd Jun 2024, 08:59
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Leeds too it seems
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Old 2nd Jun 2024, 12:27
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When does the Bristol base get operating with the wet lease, and what aircraft will they be operating it with.
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Old 2nd Jun 2024, 14:32
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KLM uk?

Hmmm interesting 🤔

So first Teeside and Humberside and now Bristol and Leeds...

After culling their entire UK base network and paying off the majority of their British Crew just a few years ago... Could it be KLC now feels outsourcing to a UK operator and removing the need to night stop their own crew all over the UK is the cheaper option and eases their own resource issues.

They have known issues recruiting and retaining staff for cityhopper and most crew transition to KLM mainline after a stint on regional.. which is why after the AirUk purchase, the UK base structure and recruitment continued for so long.

Almost gone full circle business strategy wise with this.

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Old 2nd Jun 2024, 17:14
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Clear to see where T3 priorities lie and again today SOU-CDG cancelled, shocking service and the quicker they are removed the better!
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Originally Posted by ImagineIf
Hmmm interesting 🤔

So first Teeside and Humberside and now Bristol and Leeds...

After culling their entire UK base network and paying off the majority of their British Crew just a few years ago... Could it be KLC now feels outsourcing to a UK operator and removing the need to night stop their own crew all over the UK is the cheaper option and eases their own resource issues.

They have known issues recruiting and retaining staff for cityhopper and most crew transition to KLM mainline after a stint on regional.. which is why after the AirUk purchase, the UK base structure and recruitment continued for so long.

Almost gone full circle business strategy wise with this.
Didn’t KLM have some kind of union deal that only two routes to any one country could be contracted out to a non-KLM company?
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Old 14th Jun 2024, 11:01
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I have no idea how reliable the ABZ-WIC PSO service is, but the local paper reports frustration from people trying to use a "use it or lose it" service.

Airline accused of ‘not caring about Wick’ after late cancellation (johnogroat-journal.co.uk)
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