Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 5290 times:
There was a short thread about the new airline flyforbeans.com in March, in which most people were wondering whether this was a real airline or some kind of joke. Well, in the Flight International 17-23 July issue, there is an advertisement for Boeing 737-300 pilots, to be based in Cardiff.
The website is functioning, and gives several email addresses to contact people within the company. No info on a start date nor routes yet. I am wondering where they will get the aircraft from.
Does anyone have more information on this company? Maybe A.netters from Cardiff who have heard something through the grapevine?
RichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 803 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4620 times:
What a lovely name for an airline. I find their email addresses rather humorous too. Saying that, I'm not sure whether or not the assumed staff will be laughing at the number of spam that they will probably be getting!
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4546 times:
I would be surprised if this does take off. I am getting the same feeling I had when I heard of Now, and Hop, both of which failed to takeoff. Still though, I'll eat my beans, I mean words if they do take off. Granted they don't sound as daft as that pink airline, for girls
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12042 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4478 times:
If they have reached the hiring stage then they are obviously confident of placing a lot of outlay on the recruitment process, so yes, I would expect them to 'take off'. However, whether they succeed or not once they are in operation is another matter.
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4047 times:
Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 7): Why would any pilot want to fly for a company with that name. You won't find many pilots
who will fly for beans aka cheap pay
An airline's name is mainly to attract passengers, I don't think that pilots care too much about the name as long as it isn't crashwithus.com. Many people for whom English isn't their native language might not know what 'fly for beans' stands for, but the website explains it pretty well.