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Next UK Carrier To Go Bust  
User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

As the thread says, who do you think will be the next UK carrier to go bust, your predictions please:


Equally Cursed and Blessed.
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User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5214 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3127 times:

Well, since you ask....


BA, since they always treat me as garbage. ( And their FA's are to old... Laugh out loud)


KL911


User currently offlineEvolution From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

Its very difficult, if not impossible to predict which airliner will go bust this winter.

Hopefully none of the airlines will cease operations, think of all the people who will loose their jobs.

Anyway, the smaller LOCo's / charters might find it difficult this winter with the low winter load factors and $50 per barrel fuel prices.

BA will not go bust. They to treat me, both as a passenger and professionally (The company I work for puts cost to £15M+ of UK sales per year to BA), in an unsatisfactory way.

Professionally, If you call there trade lines they are really not interested in the travel agent. Its very sad, but I would not like to see the airline go bust, just change their approach!


User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

MYT must be regarded as a dodgy prospect right now. But if you really look closely, most have good prospects for seeing out the winter whatever the mad Irishman might want us to believe. If any go from the UK, I think they'll be bit-part players rather than well-knowns (e.g. someone like EUJet will go rather than someone like BMI or FlyBe).

Andy


User currently offlineJeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

I'd say probably MYT, although they have been holding on for a long time. BA, as Evolution said, won't be going bust any time soon. With good profits, good loads and a good outlook, it doesn't matter how old their FA's are  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers,

Jeff


User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Does anyone know how mytravellite are doing? and what about air scotland?


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User currently offlineEvolution From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

Do you think the predictions of one 'mad Irish man' - MOL are correct?

He says its going to be a 'blood bath this winter'. The LOCO's will be dropping like flies etc etc.

I wonder if he's trying to distract attention away from FR? They are exposed to the high fuel charges (limited hedging) and offering free flight offers more often than not. The airline has also has lots of new aircraft to pay for.

I don't thin FR will go bust, but I think MOL comments this winter have been made for the sole purpose of deflecting attention away from FR and its share price?


User currently offlineJeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

I don't thin FR will go bust

I think they will.. good ridance and all! Making pilots pay for their uniforms, car parking, days off, training, applications, and not allowing them crew meals, or even crew water! Not to mention all these rediculous ideas they keep on coming out with to cut their own costs. They deserve to go down, i just can't wait to see EasyJet boom when it happens! Then we'll see who's the smart ass in town, Mr O'Leary!

Cheers,

Jeff


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2996 times:

WW - maybe not bankruptcy, but possibly bought out and merged into a rival.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2989 times:

FR go brankrupt? It's one of the most profitable airlines in the world (and Europe's most profitable)! It keeps increasing. It is an EXCEEDINGLY unlikely prospect. Oh, and FR is Irish, not British.

I reckon WW will be next.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 2985 times:

My money is on BustAir. (Sorry for the cheezy one...)  Acting devilish

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

Let me say that I most definately do not wish to see any carrier go bust.

But if I had to speculate on the next one in the UK to go I would stick my neck out and say possibly Air Wales. Too many routes have been started and quickly dropped for such a small carrier to prosper. Is a code-share with WW really something to shout from the rooftops given WW's own fragile state?

Another contender would have been EU Jet, but of course we all know this is an IRISH airline, not UK.



Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

FR go brankrupt? It's one of the most profitable airlines in the world (and Europe's most profitable)! It keeps increasing. It is an EXCEEDINGLY unlikely prospect. Oh, and FR is Irish, not British.

They still a pile of shit and sooner they gone the better!



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

LOL. If they were so shit, then they wouldn't be so successful and wouldn't be going from strength-to-strength year-on-year. If they were so shit they'd be going backwards, not forwards. Quite a simple concept!


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineGVBIG From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

"They still a pile of shit and sooner they gone the better!"

Oh do grow up. Seeing as you work for that orange rival of theirs I'd have thought you'd be able to acknowledge and repsect what they have done for the budget airline market.

If they're a pile of shit then why did you choose to fly on them with no evident reason for travel other than the flight? Did the shiny blue paint make the aircraft go supersonic or something?

Josh.



Booked it, Packed it, f*cked off!
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

Went like shit off a shovel at first but the caravan on the back slowed us down a bit!  Big thumbs up


http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 796 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Hi,

My money is on Thomsonfly.com/Britannia! TUI - the mining and steel company  Insane , isn't doing to well!

Pe@rson

FR do well because people don't want to pay over a fiver for a flight these days!

Regards
ThomasCook



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User currently offlineAirWales From UK - Wales, joined Oct 2004, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

Either MYT or BMI Baby.

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