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  1. To be fair, the Flybe CEO does say a decision about continuing the service would not take place until much later in the season.
  2. ....and who’s to say they won’t be?
  3. Virgin got into the consortium to buy Flybe so that they could have feeder flights into LHR and MAN. Delta own 49% of Virgin, so they stand to benefit too. It is no surprise that they may be working together to get people from the regions to the hubs to populate their long haul flights...it’s all part of the plan. There has even been talk of the A220 (formerly Bombardier C Series) aircraft, of which Delta have a massive order, finding their way into the Flybe fleet. There will be a greater frequency of these flights if the demand is there. The winter schedules will be published before too long, so we’ll see soon enough if it’s permanent or not
  4. Connect Airways now own what was Flybe - so that offer was obviously rejected.
  5. The sale of Flybe’s operational assets (the Airline) to Connect Airways has been completed. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.ft.com/content/3a0b344a-3616-11e9-bb0c-42459962a812
  6. Well there are only five business days left for that to happen.
  7. March 31st is the first day that all services will operated by Dash 8s. The sale of the operational side of Flybe is due to be completed next Friday - hopefully details of Connect Airways’ long term plans for the IOM base will become clearer then.
  8. It’s to do with a progressive switch to a new reservations system (called Amadeus) apparently. You can check in on the main website - I did it earlier - but not on the app. Nothing sinister.
  9. On the topic of Flybe being wound up if the shareholders don’t vote for the deal, this relates to only to Flybe PLC which is the holding company. The other two elements of the group are Flybe.com and Flybe Ltd. The operational assets of the Flybe are contained in Flybe.com and Flybe Ltd and are due to be transferred to the buyer, Connect Airways on 22nd Feb 2019 without the need for a shareholder’s vote. Flybe PLC will have no assets other than the funds from the sale after this date, and it is the offer if 1p per share in Flybe PLC that the shareholders are voting on. If they vote no to that offer, then it is Flybe PLC that the board are suggesting they will close. In short, the closure of Flybe PLC will not affect Flybe Ltd or Flybe.com, and will therefore not affect the day to day operation of the airline. This distinction has not been made totally clear, which is probably why certain news outlets have got the implications of Flybe PLC being wound up wrong.
  10. They'll fit into vending machines, and if similar, will slip through all but the most suspicious shopkeepers hands. They will be legal tender over there, so there should be no issues - but we all know how ignorant many can be to that fact and the hassle that can cause..
  11. The UK Treasury has finally given consent for the IOM, Jersey and Guernsey to mint their own versions of the new pound coin design that was implemented in the UK in 2017. Assuming the IOM Government decides to use the design, it will be blessed relief for those of us who travel across regularly. New £1 coin to be rolled out overseas http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46772330
  12. I’m not quite sure why anyone is surprised that Eastern may stop the NI service. In allowing carrier with a large plane to hoover up a significant number of passengers at peak times twice a week, there are insufficient customers remaining to make it viable for a regular service using smaller planes. Open Skies in a nutshell.
  13. I use a Vodafone red sim - £18/month - registered to my IOM address - unlimited calls/texts 16gb data for use in the EU (IOM and CI included). It connects to the 4g network on the MT network. Been using it for over a year - no problems.
  14. Same as BB for me - Vodafone red sim only deal - £18/month - 4GB European roaming data (inc IOM) and 12GB UK data. Unlimited roaming calls and texts. So much cheaper than MT or Sure. The new roaming arrangements will make it even better!.
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