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User currently offlineSbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 844 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2760 times:

Hi All

I am due to go on my first business trip early next month flying BHX - IOM return, Flight will definitely be with Eastern Airways. Does anyone have any experience with them and what they are like as I could not find any trip reports or photots.

Also - I know it will be a prop plane but can anyone tell me what type - quite nervous about this as never been on a prop before.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Stephen


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User currently offlineLHRlocal From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

As far as i kinow they operate SAAB 2000 and Jetstream 41 aircraft. Couldn't tell you about the kinda service they offer though...

User currently offlineBill1036 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

I am due to go on my first business trip early next month flying BHX - IOM return, Flight will definitely be with Eastern Airways. Does anyone have any experience with them and what they are like as I could not find any trip reports or photots.

Hi Stephen,
Never flown on Eastern,but have flown on props before.It will be a decent flight,on a decent aircraft,operated by a decent airline.Relax!
Bill



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User currently offline02hilliert From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 517 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

Eastern have an excellent reputation for offering quality service, so you will be well looked after. I beleive they offer complimentary champagne to all passengers. The aircraft will definately be a Jetstream 41, so although not a new aircraft, it should be a comfortable ride, try and get the single seat on the left-hand side, for a little bit more room.

The reason you will find no trip reports is that their fares are just so damn expensive, and i'm sure there are more fun things a.netters can find to spend their money on! I would love to fly on them myself, but just can't justify the money!

Hope this helps



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User currently offlineCopySouthwest From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

I've never flown them either but I have heard of their good overall reputation. Eastern fill a business focused niche on thin UK domestic routes. No reason at all to be nervous about flying on a prop.

Here a couple of photos I have taken of Eastern Jetstream 41s.


BHX-INV


STN-MAN

Quoting 02hilliert (Reply 3):

The reason you will find no trip reports is that their fares are just so damn expensive, and i'm sure there are more fun things a.netters can find to spend their money on! I would love to fly on them myself, but just can't justify the money!

Getting cheaper, fares now start from £49 one-way. Tempting!


MJ



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User currently offlineDjb77 From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2619 times:

I flew Eastern from NCL to ABZ back in March last year and it was a very good experience. "Unfortunately", the work travel agents made a mess of my booking, meaning that I simply had to buy a one-way ticket a couple of hours before the flight at a cost of GBP 160 (I didn't care as I wasn't paying...!). They gave me a pass to the BA Terraces lounge at Newcastle where I sank a few G&Ts and had some sandwiches, before being escorted to the Jetstream 41 for the 40 minute flight to Aberdeen. Yes, the plane was quite old and quite noisy BUT the service was excellent (yes, I got two glasses of champagne!), the views were magnificent (the windows seemed huge!), the legroom was excellent (very comfortable leather seats), the cabin was so small that deplaning took literally two minutes and there was plenty of room on board as hardly anybody had handluggage that was small enough to be taken into the cabin. All in all, I was mightily impressed by Eastern. Oh, and we left NCL 25 minutes early as everybody (except me, I was in the BA Terraces Lounge!) was already on board. We arrived in ABZ 35 minutes ahead of the scheduled flight time.

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