thanks for your help! If I manage to buy tickets early enough I'll fly CSA/SN for 150 Euros incl. taxes straight to BRU
, but I'm leaving AMS
as a "plan B"
BTW, I've flown with Discovery yesterday. It was a 35 min domestic flight UHE-PRG
for 99 CZK (3 Euros). I've taken some photos, but the weather was really bad so their not the quality to be published on a.net.
Their BAe146 seems to be an aircraft-"prostitute". Looking up its registration D-AWUE I found out on a.net that its an ex-Deutsche BA
/Austrian Arrows/WDL Aviation/Air Berlin aircraft. Flight itself was ok, but runway at UHE is horrible - I really thought the plane is gonna fall apart.
Anyway I might fly them tomorrow again, just for the fun of flying dirt cheap before they go bust. Taking a bus from Brno to UHE and then from PRG
to my hometown is quite a detour though, but only 5 Euros more expensive than taking a bus straight home.
There were some managers from Discovery aboard the flight and I heard them talking about getting a 2nd and 3rd plane at the end of June, July respectively, expanding its network to Naples, Geneva, Sion. I have no idea how they want to survive with such a financial burden of having to finance three a/c while having such unbusinesslike attitude at the same time? I'd love to see them flourish, but have serious doubts about it.
Even SmartWings will have hard time struggling against large LCCs and they are pros with years and years of experience from charter operations as well as backing of a prosperous charter airline (Travel Servis).