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Old 16th Feb 2019, 15:23
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flyBMI about to fold

a recently published article makes for some interesting reading. I can't post it as i'm new on this but a google search of flybmi news will show it. It's written by the kid Alex Macheras who is no more than a nobody with some social media following however if what he's saying is correct, it doesn't look good for the company.
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 15:34
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This is the article referred to - make of it what you will:

https://aviationanalyst.co.uk/2019/0...t-to-collapse/
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 16:05
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Looks Bad. Think I might be at the Job centre Monday. :-(

Anyone need a pilot. ATPL.4000TT, 2500 Multi Crew Jet. Command recomendations. Current as of yesterday. Based Glasgow, or commuting contract.

Either that or a taxi driver ?
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 16:06
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You would get RHS easy with that or FR nae bother.
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 16:07
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Yes,but based where?
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 16:15
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I sincerely hope this is not the case.

would Loganair snap up some of the Jets and crews? I know they are operating some.

if true Good luck folks..
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 16:17
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That's the betting. I hope so.
I think a Tartan uniform would suit me.
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 16:29
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Flybe/Connect/Virgin (whatever we are at the moment) are desperate for DEC onto the Q400 with a GLA base probably available immediately.
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 17:06
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Frying pan fire ??
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 17:22
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Flybe are desperate for DEC especially at Glasgow.
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 17:34
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Apparently crews are getting an update at 18:30 so we shall see.
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 17:34
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sadly looks like its about to be all over, the website is not accepting any more bookings
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 17:37
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All over - see www.flybmi.com
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 17:48
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Bugger, good luck folks
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 17:48
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What a real shame, feel sorry for all the staff and crew affected by this. It feels like every other week and airline is collapsing.
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 17:50
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Sad to see 8 aircraft sat at BRS right now. all the best to crews.
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 17:54
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Breaking on BBC News now: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47267901
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 17:58
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Good luck guys - awful to see this happening again to great people. Lots of recruiting going on though so hopefully you’ll find something quickly
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 18:02
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Seems so wrong that this has happened for God's sake.

Good Luck to all you chaps and chapesses involved in finding pastures new, etc.
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 18:06
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Sad news. Been there twice. Rotten for all the employees, and many of the airline's suppliers. Best of luck to you all.
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