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Flybe - Another Airline Bites the Dust?

In the News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51746564

Struggling airline Flybe 'set to collapse within hours'

if you’ve got a booking with them here’s some info about what you can do

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51100009

hspexy
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
tumblespots
tumblespots1 month ago

Another airline in administration. It does put you off flying anywhere doesn't it.

Paying for a flight/trip and losing your money is a real possibility there days, no matter which airline is involved.

This morning the headline has changed to 'Collapsed Flybe tells passengers not to travel to airports'.

All those disappointed travellers and as well as the staff probably losing their jobs. What a world!

It just makes a change that they seem to be blaming the coronavirus rather than Brexit! 🐞

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
30 days ago

Yes indeed. Tbh I usually book flights and hotels separately, so the air carriers I use are the international ones who are unlikely to collapse in the same way, as most likely their government will bail them out. Not the case for Flybe I’m afraid

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tumblespots
tumblespots30 days ago

hspexy Isn't amazing though how many companies expect the government (namely us) to bail them out if they get in trouble. Is shows how there is no contingency planning, and begs the question 'Should these people be in charge in the first place?' If we individually fail financially we are left floundering. 🐞

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
27 days ago

tumblespots I know what you mean - when times are good, the CEOs and share holders will reward themselves silly amounts of money, technically bleeding the companies dry, but when the black hole in the company gets too large they call for help...to do it all over again! Most of these companies collapse and just start again. It feels like a huge con which the government allows to happen

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Mentor
1 month ago

I saw this news come in last night. I have flown with this airline they have always provided an excellent service, especially for reaching the regions around the UK.

It's especially sad for the 2000+ staff that will be losing their jobs. That's who my thoughts are with this morning.

Xx

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador1 month ago

Really sad news for the staff, and those people who rely on them to get to places other airlines don't go to.

I've used Flybe a few times from Southend airport and always found them friendly, competent and welcoming.

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Magik
Magik30 days ago

Another one gone had so many destinations with no extra for bag

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HannahSunderlan
HannahSunderlan29 days ago

This is really sad I have flown with flybe a couple of times. It's been a tough year for airlines and my thoughts go out to those who are affected!

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RnD194hd
RnD194hd29 days ago

It's a shame as I've found flybe to be one of the better airlines for shorter flights.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees29 days ago

I pretty much only used to fly with them - decent prices compared to others. Last time though, their customer service was shocking though. So mixed feelings from me.

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit2967327 days ago

My colleagues got stuck with this trying to get home from Belfast. It's sad news for the staff.

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