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Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Thu May 09, 2019 3:52 pm

Looks like this flight will cease from Sept. Perhaps seasonal summer only in future ?
 
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Thu May 09, 2019 3:56 pm

Airlineroute just tweeted that Hainan has re-opened reservations as of today from 01SEP on wards:

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 9062248449
 
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Thu May 09, 2019 5:07 pm

Great news.
 
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Thu May 09, 2019 5:21 pm

Weird. Not great for a reliable schedule though was never attractive to those who need a reliable fixed frequent schedule. I think i read somewhere its treated mainly as an inbound charter flight.
Looks like 789 continues, lets hope the cloud over the route disappears.
Fares look dirt cheap for any travelling students !
 
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Thu May 09, 2019 5:52 pm

This is very strange, if they have reprieved the service why only open it at full Y & C fares ??
 
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Thu May 09, 2019 9:21 pm

Whenever flights are loaded with full Y/C it's almost always a precursor to ceasing the route.
 
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Sat May 11, 2019 11:11 am

I read on the internet that a Chinese person at Dublin tried to book the DUB-EDI-PEK flight but Hainan cannot answer whether the flight would require British visa or not so he picked another airlines instead.
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Sat May 11, 2019 12:02 pm

c933103 wrote:
I read on the internet that a Chinese person at Dublin tried to book the DUB-EDI-PEK flight but Hainan cannot answer whether the flight would require British visa or not so he picked another airlines instead.


Ireland and UK have reciprocated on Visas for PRC nationals. This is a non issue.

Like most China to Europe secondary city flights, they are inbound charters.
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Sat May 11, 2019 2:37 pm

BestWestern wrote:
c933103 wrote:
I read on the internet that a Chinese person at Dublin tried to book the DUB-EDI-PEK flight but Hainan cannot answer whether the flight would require British visa or not so he picked another airlines instead.


Ireland and UK have reciprocated on Visas for PRC nationals. This is a non issue.

Like most China to Europe secondary city flights, they are inbound charters.

But Hainan airlines support cannot answer that, and apparently there are also others who experienced the same when they tried to ask about it, and thus the airlines lose sales for it
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Sat May 11, 2019 4:05 pm

So is it gone or not? Looks like EDI Management seem to think so, although saving any blushes by hoping its just a seasonal cessation.
Maybe the Panda is never going to deliver...
 
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Sat May 11, 2019 4:57 pm

by738 wrote:
So is it gone or not? Looks like EDI Management seem to think so, although saving any blushes by hoping its just a seasonal cessation.
Maybe the Panda is never going to deliver...


Apparently it's there until the end of the summer schedule in October. After that, who knows... got a link for a release from EDI?
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Sat May 11, 2019 5:35 pm

BestWestern wrote:
c933103 wrote:
I read on the internet that a Chinese person at Dublin tried to book the DUB-EDI-PEK flight but Hainan cannot answer whether the flight would require British visa or not so he picked another airlines instead.


Ireland and UK have reciprocated on Visas for PRC nationals. This is a non issue.

Like most China to Europe secondary city flights, they are inbound charters.


I flew on it a few months ago, it seemed that anyone flying PEK-DUB-EDI cleared immigration in Dublin, flew onwards to EDI, and all were directed through domestic/CTA arrivals, so no formalities there.
 
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Sun May 12, 2019 2:56 am

Are yields & demand poor in these markets? Would a B787-8 be better For this?
 
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Sun May 12, 2019 7:41 am

laca773 wrote:
Are yields & demand poor in these markets? Would a B787-8 be better For this?


This is a Chinese airline. Park logic.
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Sun May 12, 2019 9:57 am

laca773 wrote:
Are yields & demand poor in these markets? Would a B787-8 be better For this?

I cant imagine majority inbound group tourists are high yielding. Business class was always wide open with extremely competitive fares, that would be where any money might be made I would presume.
Its been tried with all sorts of aircraft in its very short history including 788 and so even extra seats hasn't helped the bottom line.
We're still not even sure its gone yet but all seems a bit suspect. Agree Chinese airlines in this respect were in the 'basket case' category a bit like some Indian/Pakistan operators.
 
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Sun May 12, 2019 10:10 am

opticalilyushin wrote:
BestWestern wrote:
c933103 wrote:
I read on the internet that a Chinese person at Dublin tried to book the DUB-EDI-PEK flight but Hainan cannot answer whether the flight would require British visa or not so he picked another airlines instead.


Ireland and UK have reciprocated on Visas for PRC nationals. This is a non issue.

Like most China to Europe secondary city flights, they are inbound charters.


I flew on it a few months ago, it seemed that anyone flying PEK-DUB-EDI cleared immigration in Dublin, flew onwards to EDI, and all were directed through domestic/CTA arrivals, so no formalities there.


Correct that has been my experience also on my recent flights.
 
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Re: Hainan dropping BJS - EDI/DUB

Mon May 13, 2019 11:08 am

I may have to look into this as a way back to Scotland from London when I go back in September. Fly via DUB and pick up the EDI flight from there.
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