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Flybe - What To Expect?  
User currently offlineAerLingus747 From Ireland, joined Apr 2006, 223 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

I am flying with Flybe to Southampton on a Dash 8-400Q.It will be my first time on a prop and I just wanted to now what they were like.

Thanks in advance.

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User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

The aircraft or the airline?

Aaron  sly 

Not been on here for a good 2/3 years!
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Flybe are great. Never flown them myself but my family have and they are first rate. They fly with them all the time and I would go as far as to say that they are one of the best low fares carriers around, on a par with Thomsonfly, BMIBaby and Jet2. I've heard great reports about all those carriers.

The Dash 8 is supposed to be a bit cramped and they are a bit noisier than a jet but for this fairly shrt hop they should be fine.

Don't take my word for it though as I've never flown on either Flybe or the Dash 8. Theyre fairly new though which could be a bonus


User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

Flybe are a good, solid carrier but with sub-par on-time performance.

I didn't find the Dash 8 Q400 to be a pleasurable experience whatsoever; no matter what anyone says they are not quiet! At the very least you do get plenty of room on them and they do feel quite spacious.

I wrote a trip report last year, feel free to read it! Big grin

Flybe - LPL-GLA - Dash 8 Q400 - W/Pics (by Ryanair737 Jun 3 2005 in Trip Reports)

Enjoy your flight!


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2692 times:

Flybe had the honour of providing me with A:My first low cost airline flt, and B. My first prop flt.

Really nice planes, love the Q400. Im 6ft3 and found the seating good, i was in the exit row there and back, that may have something to do with it lol.

Crew are amazing, had a laugh with the FA on the way from LPL to EXT.

Cant wait to fly them again
(Planes were noisey, but there props, course they will be. Was ok though)

User currently offlineJER757 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2692 times:

Quoting Ryanair737 (Reply 3):
no matter what anyone says they are not quiet!

Amen to that!

IMO they're not bad, but don't be surprised if the flight's delayed (the Q400's are well known for their tech problems round these here parts!) If you're planning on checking baggage in and haven't already paid for it online, expect to pay £5 per piece at check in.  banghead 

Also I don't know what you paid for the flight but for a 'low cost' airline they aren't really that low cost for the most part!

Gale force fog... don't you love it?
User currently offlineBaguy From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 2629 times:

FlyBE are terrible (with 3 capital t's)


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11965 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (8 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Quoting Baguy (Reply 6):
FlyBE are terrible (with 3 capital t's)

I've flown them now 4 times on the DHC4, 146-200 and 300 and found them to be very pleasant, would you care to elaborate on why they are terrible Baguy? I'll agree the Q400 is not that quiet, but if your used to flying on the non Q 300 series then it is considerably better! All my flights have been on time, the crew have been friendly and I've not had to queue at check in once, what more could you want for a LCC on such short flights!

Dan Smile

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