I assume you are going to be filming it?Brilliant. Shouldn’t be a problem then.
Indeed. I’ll have my mobile phone and new camera so hopefully one of them will work/be allowed.I assume you are going to be filming it?
I think it depends on the cabin crew but they might not let you film the takeoff and landing. On the way up the attendant wasn't bothered but the on the way back the cabin crew stopped me. It might be because i was using a mobile phone but she insisted it be turned off for takeoff and landing. Inflight was fine.
I was just about to make the same point. I certainly wouldn't be surprised if 'FlyVirgin' started MAN - CWL. The question is what kind of frequency? Would a daily flight offer any attractive connections and would double daily be too much?I meant to have added that if the main purpose of the Virgin vonsortium is to feed into Virgin's longhaul a CWL-MAN connection would seem extremely likely. We know it was strongyly rumoured a year or so ago to feed into Flybe's own network.
It will be a case of wait and see but it could be very possible that CWL will lose the jets and get them replaced by the Q400s which hopefully would be the worst that happens and it could be possible they might get a MAN route. Another factor is the onboard product. Virgin is a full service airline i believe with a business class product while Flybe is a buy on board airline so it may well be possible Flybe goes to a complimentary onboard product to accomadate the business class product.I'm sure they have their own ideas on that and it will be both fascinating and instructive to see what the overall plan is and how CWL fits in. As Jerry says, it could work well for airports such as CWL...............or not. Until matters become clearer the uncertainty will remain.
Flybe operates Exeter-Manchester up to four times a day so I'd have thought that 2 x daily would not be a problem from CWL if the main intention is to feed the Virgin long haul from MAN. Timing of the latter will obviously be an important consideration into frequency/timings of any CWL-MAN operation.I was just about to make the same point. I certainly wouldn't be surprised if 'FlyVirgin' started MAN - CWL. The question is what kind of frequency? Would a daily flight offer any attractive connections and would double daily be too much?
Were these routes originally available to book through October? If not, the situation hasn't changed.For a route like CWL-MAN I'd have thought that 2 daily Monday to Friday would be needed at least.
Looking at Summer 2019 Rome, Milan, Venice, Verona and Munich all finish in September so I wonder if a double daily MAN route could be fitted in using the space created by those flights.
I do think that any hope of new European routes from Flybe may now not exist.
We really don't know what they have in mind. There is a body of opinion that thinks that their main aim in taking over Flybe is to use it to feed their long haul, particularly at MAN. Even if they increased those feeds around the country either with increased frequencies on existing Flybe routes and/or new feeder routes it seems likely that they would still have aircraft left to do other things.It is strange to me that Virgin would want to reduce routes (fair enough if they are not profitable) as there brand is less know to BA and it would be a great way to have it all over Europe.
No they weren't originally available to book. They could be under review? I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens with them.Were these routes originally available to book through October? If not, the situation hasn't changed.
Mr Calder does seem to like comment on Cardiff a lot of the times not positively. Someone mentioned that he called it a random route but i doubt he'd feel the same if they operated it from say Southampton.My wife, who takes little interest in aviation, asked me I knew that Flybe was being sold because she'd heard the ubiquitous Simon Calder on the BBC tv News earlier today saying something about Cardiff losing some routes as a result. She could only recall Milan being one but said there were others.