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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1890 on: March 06, 2020, 02:09:11 PM »
It's turning into a bit of a massacre...

As expected, flight loads to Northern Italy are pitiful - today, 97 booked and only 8 turned up. Don't forget that that same flight 3 weeks ago had 156 booked (A319). Non-refundable tickets mainly, so we still fly and save shit loads on fuel. Future bookings, though, looking bleak...then they won't fly.

Even all-year-round stalwarts like Tenerife are suffering - 30-40 passengers not turning up for flights that are already 20-30 seats short of being full.

So far, Turkey, Egypt and Cyprus ( Thumbs:) holding up.

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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1891 on: March 07, 2020, 06:36:32 AM »
It's turning into a bit of a massacre...

As expected, flight loads to Northern Italy are pitiful - today, 97 booked and only 8 turned up. Don't forget that that same flight 3 weeks ago had 156 booked (A319). Non-refundable tickets mainly, so we still fly and save shit loads on fuel. Future bookings, though, looking bleak...then they won't fly.

Even all-year-round stalwarts like Tenerife are suffering - 30-40 passengers not turning up for flights that are already 20-30 seats short of being full.

So far, Turkey, Egypt and Cyprus ( Thumbs:) holding up.
I guess not much relaxation from FlyBe becoming FlynottoBe.  Did they even do Gatwick?

They were fairly big a few years back - 15 or so departures a day. But soon after that they realised that they'd made a major blunder with expensively leased horrible Embraer 195s. Ghastly machines.  Soon after they disposed of them they dropped to just the PSO route to Newquay using a Dash 8. Not even sure that is still going though (South Terminal - I'm North)

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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1892 on: March 07, 2020, 08:48:18 AM »
Looks like Ryanair is cashing in on passengers booking alternatives to its cancelled flights to Italy. The tickets I bought to Malaga a few weeks back were 18 each way.  Tickets on the same flight are now 250 each way!
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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1893 on: March 07, 2020, 12:39:36 PM »
It's turning into a bit of a massacre...

As expected, flight loads to Northern Italy are pitiful - today, 97 booked and only 8 turned up. Don't forget that that same flight 3 weeks ago had 156 booked (A319). Non-refundable tickets mainly, so we still fly and save shit loads on fuel. Future bookings, though, looking bleak...then they won't fly.

Even all-year-round stalwarts like Tenerife are suffering - 30-40 passengers not turning up for flights that are already 20-30 seats short of being full.

So far, Turkey, Egypt and Cyprus ( Thumbs:) holding up.
I guess not much relaxation from FlyBe becoming FlynottoBe.  Did they even do Gatwick?

They were fairly big a few years back - 15 or so departures a day. But soon after that they realised that they'd made a major blunder with expensively leased horrible Embraer 195s. Ghastly machines.  Soon after they disposed of them they dropped to just the PSO route to Newquay using a Dash 8. Not even sure that is still going though (South Terminal - I'm North)
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Operating a single route from an expensive airport like Gatwick hardly sounds like a sensible business plan but then sensible business plan and Flybe don't seem to go together
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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1894 on: March 08, 2020, 08:18:40 AM »
About 1600 passengers booked flights to northern Italy yesterday. Less than 225 actually flew  eeek:

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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1895 on: March 08, 2020, 08:29:12 AM »
224?
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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1896 on: March 08, 2020, 03:36:14 PM »
224?
That must be fewer than 225?
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« Reply #1897 on: March 08, 2020, 03:46:28 PM »
I was letting that pass for the time being  ::)
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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1898 on: March 08, 2020, 03:51:27 PM »
I was letting that pass for the time being  ::)
Nah, you should be giving him fewer licence on this one  ;)
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« Reply #1899 on: March 08, 2020, 04:01:31 PM »
I was letting that pass for the time being  ::)
Nah, you should be giving him fewer licence on this one  ;)

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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1900 on: March 08, 2020, 08:18:01 PM »
I was letting that pass for the time being  ::)
Nah, you should be giving him fewer licence on this one  ;)

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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1901 on: March 14, 2020, 06:08:29 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ2oXzrnti4

Increasingly looking like the party's over. Some ground handlers are sending their staff home on unpaid leave, passenger volumes decimated. We're not at that stage.

Yet.

26,500 passengers booked seats yesterday, only 17,000 turned up.

Ski flights are 100+ passengers down on expected numbers each flight. Italy is only repatriation flights. Cyprus will be the same tomorrow. Prague closed, Copenhagen closing, as will most of Spain. Even robust places like Tennergrief and Lanzagrotty only 2/3 full. Southern France weakening and Poland in lockdown.

I've just finished my last night shift and wonder what I will walk into when I'm back in Wednesday morning. Or should that be IF I'm back in on Wednesday morning  rubschin:

The thought of not being able to smash someone's fake Luis Vuitton to pieces is filling me with dread  eeek:

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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1902 on: March 14, 2020, 06:23:04 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ2oXzrnti4

Increasingly looking like the party's over. Some ground handlers are sending their staff home on unpaid leave, passenger volumes decimated. We're not at that stage.

Yet.

26,500 passengers booked seats yesterday, only 17,000 turned up.

Ski flights are 100+ passengers down on expected numbers each flight. Italy is only repatriation flights. Cyprus will be the same tomorrow. Prague closed, Copenhagen closing, as will most of Spain. Even robust places like Tennergrief and Lanzagrotty only 2/3 full. Southern France weakening and Poland in lockdown.

I've just finished my last night shift and wonder what I will walk into when I'm back in Wednesday morning. Or should that be IF I'm back in on Wednesday morning  rubschin:

The thought of not being able to smash someone's fake Luis Vuitton to pieces is filling me with dread  eeek:

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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1903 on: March 14, 2020, 06:25:46 AM »
I wonder if the Ginger Shambles will be stuck abroad...?  rubschin:
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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1904 on: March 14, 2020, 06:29:58 AM »
I wonder if the Ginger Shambles will be stuck abroad...?  rubschin:

Spain will charter a private jet to get him out...they are suffering enough as it is.