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wantabe_crew
4th Sep 2008, 01:48
I Have Heard From Jersey That Scotairways Is Up For Sale Can Anyone On Here Confirm This And What Are They Looking For? I Seem To Recall In A Press Interview Once When They Made There First Bbc Show Merlyn Was Asked How Much She Would Sell For Then? 1!

HeliCraig
4th Sep 2008, 05:41
There was some speculation in the Blue Islands thread that they were looking at buying them - not sure on accuracy of this though!

JennyB
4th Sep 2008, 06:14
Wantabe,

Maybe They Are Just Looking At Capitalisation?

BISH-BASH-BOSH
4th Sep 2008, 08:46
Is Merlyn retiring then ? I would be very suprised if she is, and for that matter what is there left to buy, after the sale of the companies slots to Cityjet last year?

glad rag
4th Sep 2008, 09:12
after the sale of the companies slots to Cityjet last year

And boy do those Dorniers cabins need a good clean!!

Torquelink
4th Sep 2008, 10:38
Jenny B,

Like It!

:ok:

WHBM
4th Sep 2008, 11:10
It wouldn't come as a great surprise to those of us who have known and supported Scot and Suckling over the years if it was sold. I could quite understand if Merlyn's heart is just not in it any more. I would have thought Cityjet would be the obvious buyer - they could do with some smaller, cheaper types for the loads they get on the 146s out of London City.

Amazing how many people remember that BBC Money Programme "Darling, let's start an airline" about Roy and Merlyn (mentioned above), both inside and outside the industry; must have been 20 years ago it was broadcast.

BladePilot
4th Sep 2008, 11:32
I recall the days when easyJet first appeared on the LTN - AMS route and severely rattled the Sucklings! all manner of insults were hurled at easyJet as they sped passed the doodling Suckling Dorniers in their shiny new super fast 737's!

As Suckling succumbed to the inevitable and pulled off the route there were rumours abound that a takeover was imminent and that the new airline would be called either easySuck or suckEasy!!:)

Does Merlyn still cook up the inflight meals in her kitchen at home?

WHBM
4th Sep 2008, 12:10
Does Merlyn still cook up the inflight meals in her kitchen at home?
Contrary to popular belief, Merlyn never cooked the inflight meals; they were done by a friend of hers who is a qualified chef :)

Furthermore that was when they just operated out of Ipswich/Cambridge, which they have not done for many years.

llondel
4th Sep 2008, 14:46
I used to enjoy the CBG-AMS trip, low stress, free parking at CBG and a short trip home at the end. Far better than having to do Luton or Stansted. In the Do228 days I remember seeing one of their ads for cabin crew, with a requirement that applicants had to be under 5'4".

BISH-BASH-BOSH
4th Sep 2008, 19:20
quote, It wouldn't come as a great surprise to those of us who have known and supported Scot and Suckling over the years if it was sold. I could quite understand if Merlyn's heart is just not in it any more. I would have thought Cityjet would be the obvious buyer - they could do with some smaller, cheaper types for the loads they get on the 146s out of London City

And why would Cityjet want the Scotair Dorniers when they have just laid one off, from the winter schedule? They will have enough to contend with absorbing the VLM fleet in due course.

zephyr6
5th Sep 2008, 08:13
I remember the Cambridge to Amsterdam route. Being unfamiliar with the 228 I asked for an aisle seat! After I had checked in I realised I'd left my briefcase in the car. No problem. Escorted through Marshall's offices out to the car park. Back in 2 minutes. Try that at Stansted. On return back home in 10 minutes. Surely there is a market for scheduled services from Cambridge.
Z6

wantabe_crew
19th Jan 2009, 11:16
I saw on a website the other day a D328 in city jet colours for sale any update?:mad:

WHBM
19th Jan 2009, 11:23
I saw on a website the other day a D328 in city jet colours for sale any update?:mad:
The bulk of the fleet has been in Cityjet colours for some months now, and Scot no longer market their own scheduled services, all were passed over to Cityjet which Scot operate on a contract basis. A couple of the Dorniers remain in the old colours, ostensibly for their independent charter operations, but the two get mixed from time to time, of course.

sisemen
19th Jan 2009, 13:52
JennyB i tHINK tHAT tHE eVIDENCE oF tHE sECOND pOST bY wANTABE iNDICATES tHAT hE mIGHT hAVE gOT iT :ok:

Gawd. Who'd be an English teacher nowadays!

airborne_artist
19th Jan 2009, 16:47
JennyB i tHINK tHAT tHE eVIDENCE oF tHE sECOND pOST bY wANTABE iNDICATES tHAT hE mIGHT hAVE gOT iT

Let's hope they don't find the font colour controls

Beatriz Fontana
19th Jan 2009, 22:19
airborne, it's posts like that could make you go colour blind!

wantabe_crew
22nd Jan 2009, 13:49
Here's the sale link for ML and MK!!

And an truth that Merlyn has put the company up for sale?

JetPhotos.Net Photo G-BYHG (CN: 3098) ScotAirways Dornier Do-328-110 by Paul Maier (http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6094287)

merlinxx
22nd Jan 2009, 16:30
Strange pic that, can't remember seeing so many bushes, small trees etc at LCY, twas only there last week:ugh:

FLCH
22nd Jan 2009, 16:44
Air Southwest needs to buy them, that way the callsign would be Suckling Swallow :}

WHBM
22nd Jan 2009, 20:28
Strange pic that, can't remember seeing so many bushes, small trees etc at LCY, twas only there last week
Merlin, dear chap, the photo is looking directly towards my back garden to the north of the airport (the perspective being rather distorted by the very long lens used). I'm glad you find it so sylvan :)

flowman
22nd Jan 2009, 21:39
Or the font sizes

merlinxx
22nd Jan 2009, 21:45
Gotcha, you back on to Strait Road then, thanks:ok:

wantabe_crew
12th Mar 2009, 00:43
I have just heard on the grape vine that Scot have sold one aircraft and about to sell 2 more anyone else heard this?