Propman From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 76 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2860 times:
ie they can and do alter flight times to suit them, not you.
EUJet have just emailed me to tell me that they have cancelled our booking on a 17.40 flight from Manchester to Manston on 26-5-05 and only substitute leaves at 09.00! This is just about OK, but they've also cancelled our return flight, which was due to leave at 16.05 on 30-5-05 and sole substitute is at 07.25!
I've no doubt their terms and conditions allow them to do this, but it does show that it isn't quite like flying with a big scheduled airline, though I think even they occasionally alter/cancel flight times-see "Air Canada=bastards!" thread.
Trb10 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2845 times:
That in my opinion is the price you pay for travelling on LCC, you pay peanuts you get monkeys Hence why wherever possible I fly on BA. Although having said that my local airport is a big Flybe base and I do use them frequently and they have only changed my flight times once but offered me a full refund or change of dates at no cost to me so couldn't complain.
Brons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3010 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2628 times:
Well, if you choose a "budget" airline with lots of frequency in your market, then this wouldn't a problem. Since you are in the UK, what about Ryanair or EasyJet, both have huge fleets with lots of frequency.
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AMSSpotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2584 times:
Quoting Brons2 (Reply 5): if you choose a "budget" airline with lots of frequency in your market, then this wouldn't a problem
The problem is that none of those airlines serve Manston int'l. The alternative would probably be to fly from Manchester to either LHR, LGW or STN (on another airline) and to catch one or more trains to either Ramsgate or Canterbury (both near Manston).
It would probably be easier to do the entire trip by train or car (if EUJet were no longer an option).
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13549 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2567 times:
Just about any air carrier will allow you a full refund if you decide not to travel because the new schedule doesn't work to your liking, within reason of course - a 15 minute schedule change won't get you a refund, but a 2 or more hour one probably will.
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Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19204 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2565 times:
Umm, any airline can change its timings to suit them. How would they change their timings to suit the passenger? Everyone would want different times! I do believe that notification of the change(s) should be standard and that a refund should be offered if the new timings are not OK with you.
[Edited 2005-03-31 18:19:05]
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BestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7117 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2554 times:
Well, perhaps you havent been reading about how badly EUJet have been doing? What can you expect from a second rate LCC.
Oh, and its not just crap LCC's like EUJET. AIR NZ have cancelled a flight in April on me. Next flight 36hrs later. Just grin and bear it! or get a refund - which is really useful if you are stuck in PPT. (although I'd prefer to be stuck in French polynesia than Manston of all places.)