Carledwards From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5739 times:
Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 2): I was looking at my options of flying DUB - YVR next year and thats one of them. Not really sure I have faith in spending my money on them
I probably won't book until the new year anyway so hopefully we'll have a better idea then.
I don't like to be a sceptic when it comes to airlines, however because this is so far in advance and involves a LCC I would have to agree this is a good move for a long haul flight, considering they generally cost a lot more than the short haul legs. Maybe book onto a standard legacy carrier instead if you can find some cheaper fares, in case they go up nearer the time, or book the globespan flight through an ABTA / ATOL bonded travel agent if any of them are selling globespan?
However I hope for the sake of low cost travel to Scotland that flyglobespan do not go, at least not for now, in a market where the competition is getting less and less due to the recent collapses of both XL and Futura. Lets try and keep them flying!
Cwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5698 times:
I've thought for a while that they'd go bankrupt! At least before Zoom did, I just don't understand how they make money when they've got such a bad reputation and a similar business stratergy to that of Zoom!
They've cut a lot of loss-making routes lately though, but is it too little too late?
Thomson Airways - The UKs premier charter airline // now flown : BY -AA -AJ -AE -AT; OO -AX -AU -RA -BG; BRIG; OBYD
Fly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1668 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5647 times:
they seem to continue to be doing well out of YHM. They do have full market share here as they are the only airline flying across the pond from YHM. Based of this I hope they dont go under but if they do then I hope they have another carrier come and take over here for them.
Where will you spend eternity? He,s more real then you think!!!!!
Rdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 900 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5467 times:
The complications of bonding need to be checked as you are flying from DUB and you should book with an agent in the Irish Republic as the ATOL scheme does not apply to Irish passengers who book originating flights. Suggest the best bet would be to ask a few agents and if they all say they will not book then you have the answer
This is the problem with private airlines, up to date financial data is not available and therefore very hard to work out their true financial position
Thank you. I got it. Globespan shows a loss of 19.3 million pounds at year-end October 31, 2007. With oil price being much higher in 2008, I assume the loss in 2008 was higher as well. Looks to me this company has no chance.
Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4913 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4563 times:
GSM had major problems in 2007, expanding too fast and had lots aircraft going tech, trashing their reputation and taking a lot of money to sort out. Problems that havent been repeated on anywere near as large a scale this year