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Loganair - What Are They Like?  
User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3421 times:

Next year I may be flying to Stornoway, from BHX so I would be travelling via EDI or GLA. This means that I would be probably be flying with BA, the only other carrier flying to SYY being BD who do do not fly BHX-EDI/GLA. I understand that Loganair now operate both the GLA-SYY and EDI-SYY routes - what are they like as a carrier? Do they live up to the usual BA standard?

I'd be most grateful for any opinions/experiences with them!

Cheers,

Oliver


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User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

All I know is that they have been going for a very long time, longer than most airlines can hope to survive these days, and on the whole they are well respected and have a good reputation in Scotland.

User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1565 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

There is a good article in the current Airliner World magazine about Loganair and their operations to Campbelltown.

User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

I am a Loganair regular, my dad is from Stornoway. The GLA flight is still operated on an ATP by Loganair on behlaf of CitiExpress. They now only own three types of a/c (S340, BNI, Twotter) as the SD360 has gone. The service is what you would expect from any friend of BA. Except, last time, lunch was served from a cardboard box, and there are no miniatures onboard ,so the servings of Vodka are usually very strong! The weeken flights from EDI are non-stop, otherwise the operate via the beautiful city of Inverness. Not only does this allow you extra time on the fliht, but u also get two takeoffs and landings in the most bautiful area in the world. im off to SYY next week, but on the ferry. Asfter that im booked on BMI from EDI for just £56 return ,all inc. from EDI. Loganair also operatet the world's shortest flight of two minutes (scheduled). The began ferrying workers of the Logan constrruction company, and the airline grew, and then shrunk (it once owned 146 and ATP aircraft). After a long partnership with BA, i heard that LC are going to rebrand as oganair once again, but thats all i heard-a rumour.
The S340s are well kept and the service is wonderful. Like BA, only much more friendly.


User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3248 times:

Thanks for all your help, I have read the Airliner World article. Sounds like I'll be in safe hands with Loganair.

The flights won't be for a year's time actually but everything has to get booked early because Western Isles holiday accomodation is so much in demand. I read in Airliner World that the ATPs are on 12 month wet leases from BA CitiExpress while Loganair analyse new aircraft types - any ideas what will be happening once those 12 months are up?



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User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

Im really not sure. I knew nothing about the ATPs until I went to book aflight and it said 'opps by Loganair'-I thought it was a mistake. Perhaps they getting a replacement for the SD360. Many people complain about the ATPs and how they are getting on in age. but I love them. You will have to book early in the Hebrides. But stornoway has quite a few good large hotels. My avice would be to stay in the town and go out to visit places. You can hire a car (abt £160/Week) or the busses are quite good. To some remote areas, you can catch the post bus! Either way, Im sure you have a great time, and you will be sure to recieve a warm welcome on the Isle Of Lewis  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3095 times:

Cheers for the advice, I'm not sure what my family have planned. I do know that we will be visiting Barra during the stay and staying very near the airport there - if you can call it that. Twin Otters landing on the beach in line with the tides sounds like an interesting airport operation  Big thumbs up. Hopefully some good spotting opportunites!


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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2997 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Yes, Barra should be fantastic. I have always wanted to go there, since that's where part of my family came from before heading off to the colonies a couple hundred years ago!  Smile My uncle has visited and says it's beautiful. He took the ferry, but if I go someday there's no way I'm missing out on the unique experience of landing on a beach in a Twin Otter!


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