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Author Topic: Exeter Airport - Sat 04/07 Resumption Of Commercial Flights (COVID-19)  (Read 3311 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2020, 07:06:20 am »

The people have decided!? Despite the 'essential travel only' advice from the FCO regarding Spain , Ryanair have added mid-week services (Alicante<>Exeter - Tuesday evening & Malaga<>Exeter - Wednesday morning) to their schedule. I haven't checked but I would very surprised if the same is not happening at other regional airports.
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« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2020, 09:22:37 am »

Any update if the flights to Norwich will resume?
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2020, 10:04:29 am »

Any update if the flights to Norwich will resume?

I would suspect that Exeter to Norwich flights (is that the route you're asking about?) would be primarily for business, and there won't be a catch-up surge of business travel over the summer in the same way as there is for holiday flights.
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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2020, 02:54:16 pm »

The ex-Flymaybe Exeter<>Norwich service was financially supported via the Regional Air Connectivity Fund. Just right now I suspect Mr. Sunak will have what are regarded as more pressing calls on the contents of his piggy bank so don't expect the route to be resurrected any time soon, if ever.

Latest announcements are:
Blue Islands - Exeter<>Manchester - Starting 31/08
Blue Islands - Exeter<>Jersey - Starting 01/09
Aurigny - Exeter<>Guernsey - Starting10/09
Loganair - Exeter<>Newcastle - Starting 14/09

so things are definitely on the up. However still no news AFAIK on the former Flybe routes between Exeter & London City, Glasgow, Dublin, Paris, Hamsterjam, Bergerac and Rennes (Exeter's twin city). There was also a seasonal ski flight to/from Chambery.
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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2020, 06:58:37 pm »

As a Southampton Airport fan (see posts passim) can I just draw everyone's attention to the fact that KLM have taken on the Southampton-Amsterdam route? While I might prefer to do the journey via Eurostar, going via Belgium presumably now invokes automatic quarantine on return.
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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2020, 04:17:21 pm »

The resumption of flights is in my view regrettable.
If we are serious about climate change we need to fly a LOT less, and not more.
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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2020, 08:49:47 pm »

The resumption of flights is in my view regrettable.
If we are serious about climate change we need to fly a LOT less, and not more.
Flying is one of the unintended consequences of living on an island.
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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2020, 09:45:11 pm »

The resumption of flights is in my view regrettable.
If we are serious about climate change we need to fly a LOT less, and not more.
Flying is one of the unintended consequences of living on an island.

Not for Broadgage, he walks on water! (That's what fillet steak & Port does for you!) 🙂
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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2020, 06:07:54 pm »

Young sir, you again tend to exaggeration.
I have taken no port for some weeks, it is not in my view an ideal drink for warm weather, more of a winter thing.
This is the season for either beer, or gin and tonic.
Fillet steak is taken but once a week, on account of the environmental costs of red meat.

There are no recorded instances of me walking on water. IN water perhaps, swimming maybe.

I do avoid flying on account of the carbon emissions therefrom. I last flew about 20 years ago, and flew very little before then.
I have no car nor driving licence. I can just about drive, and would do so in dire emergency, for example if life was at stake. I would not contemplate driving illegally under any ordinary circumstances.
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2020, 06:51:34 pm »

Flying is one of the unintended consequences of living on an island.

I do avoid flying on account of the carbon emissions therefrom. I last flew about 20 years ago, and flew very little before then.

I don't have quite such a long record ... but have been overseas numerous times in the last few years, and mostly not flying - in fact, my last three flights have all been on return trips where the other leg was oversea or undersea.  Dublin, Aarlborg and Barcelona.   Also done New York to the UK twice by boat .... and that after the days of the classic ocean liner, too.

Really, journeys within Great Britain and to the near continent are done by rail and / or ferry as a first choice, and really should be for everyone.  Personal view, with an eye to the climate.  But the system is not made easy, comfortable or cheap to do it most of the time.

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« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2020, 08:58:38 am »

...... Also done New York to the UK twice by boat .... and that after the days of the classic ocean liner, too.
IT'S A   S H I P    Shocked Huh Wink
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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2020, 11:34:26 am »

Agree.
A boat can be picked up and placed on a ship.
Ships carry boats in case of emergency and for trips ashore if port facilities cant take a ship.
Anyone may operate a boat, but a ship needs qualified mariners to run it.
If the vessel lists noticeably when a person moves from one side to the other, then it is boat not a ship.

There are exceptions and special cases, but the above is a good guide.

Boats have crossed the Atlantic, but many would consider a ship to be more suited for such a voyage.
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2020, 03:43:08 pm »

The resumption of flights is in my view regrettable.
If we are serious about climate change we need to fly a LOT less, and not more.

With the greatest of respect, don't be silly!  If you have no knowledge of a subject I don't think it's appropriate to comment on it.  Maybe you'd like to explain your reasoning to the 2,500 employees from Flybe, the 10,000 from BA and 1,900 at Easyjet who are all out of jobs?
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« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2020, 04:50:36 pm »

The resumption of flights is in my view regrettable.
If we are serious about climate change we need to fly a LOT less, and not more.

With the greatest of respect, don't be silly!  If you have no knowledge of a subject I don't think it's appropriate to comment on it.  Maybe you'd like to explain your reasoning to the 2,500 employees from Flybe, the 10,000 from BA and 1,900 at Easyjet who are all out of jobs?

With the greatest of respect I do not think he was being silly.  While I do feel for the thousands of jobs at stake, if we are to tackle climate change then we do need to fly a LOT less.  And if we do not tackle climate change then it will not be just a few thousands of jobs but millions of lives at stake. 
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« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2020, 05:35:13 pm »

The resumption of flights is in my view regrettable.
If we are serious about climate change we need to fly a LOT less, and not more.

With the greatest of respect, don't be silly!  If you have no knowledge of a subject I don't think it's appropriate to comment on it.  Maybe you'd like to explain your reasoning to the 2,500 employees from Flybe, the 10,000 from BA and 1,900 at Easyjet who are all out of jobs?

With the greatest of respect I do not think he was being silly.  While I do feel for the thousands of jobs at stake, if we are to tackle climate change then we do need to fly a LOT less.  And if we do not tackle climate change then it will not be just a few thousands of jobs but millions of lives at stake. 

Make have a real look at aviation and what they are doing to improve things. Not just because of peer pressure from Green Peace. But because using fuel = money, using less fuel means saving money which means greater profit. Especially now that Covid has taken out most of the oldest and least fuel efficient aircraft. By the times things improve most fleets will modern and very environmentally friendly. A350, 787 etc.

This idiotic idea that aircraft are 'gas guzzlers' is so far from the truth, if it were true most airline would have gone backrupt 10 years ago!
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