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  1. GliderPilot

    GliderPilot Well-Known Member

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    Then again later in the year when Primera do get close to having their full fleet of new aircraft BHX might see the frequencies begin to rise again towards what they were launched as
     
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    I thought the following would be of interest given Primera's predicament at the moment, taken from today's Sunday Times travel section:

    "I was surprised to read a glowing review of Primera Air last week (NYC for £279). Ten days before our flight to New York, Primera cancelled its flights out of Birmingham. Booking new ones incurred significant expense." H C , Gloucester

    Primera Air replies: "The delivery of our second A321neo plane was delayed for several days, which led to some cancellations. All passengers entitled to compensation will receive it. We apologise for the inconvenience".
     
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    Credit to Neil Lanwarne for his great photo here.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/neillanwarne/42237905361/

    Look at the state of the aircraft. The nose and tail and engine cowling stand out for me. No wonder it went tech! Doesn't look that well looked after relative to the state of other airlines' 757s
     
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    Running early again today - due at 11:16!
     
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    Looking at the state of the bottom of the rudder, The yaw damper(most probable) has been leaking for a while at some stage.:watching::watching:
     
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    checking the Primera Air website, these are the current dates the A321's enter service:-

    aircraft 1, currently in service, Stansted to New York and Boston
    aircraft 2, 2nd June, Stansted to Toronto
    aircraft 3, 22nd June, Paris CDG to Toronto and Boston
    aircraft 4, 30th July, Birmingham to New York and Toronto
    aircraft 5, 15th August, Paris CDG to New York
    aircraft 6, 22nd August, Stansted to Washington

    all subject to change!! :cautious:
     
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    30th July until we get a Primera aircraft, wow!

    Also, Are Primera having a mix of A321 Neos and A321 LR or are all of them the long-range variant. Its been that long I'm confused.
     
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    6x A321neo all coming into service this year

    2x A321neoLR and 9x 737Max-9 coming next year????
     
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    Anna.aero running of the article to launch Primera transatlantic flights. They certainly pulled no punches - look at the first sentence of the caption under the picture

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    A review of Primera Air Cello Aviation flying Malaga to Birmingham on an A321neo 737-300.

    Cello have a good reputation so their praise is no surprise. The comments at the end about Primera are interesting and possibly mirror the general feeling on here.

     
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    One thing worth noting is that other than the first BHX-EWR flight, as far as I’m aware, all flights to EWR, AGP and PMI have operated as planned and pretty much on time?!?
     
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    Until today (Saturday) where the morning Malaga departure is leaving just over an hour late because the BHX aircraft was moved to Stansted overnight to operate their delayed Alicante after the taxiway collision there !
     
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    I knew that BHX would suffer because of the Stansted incident.
     
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    But even an hour delay is far from an issue and is far from unheard of.

    In a majority of cases, passengers will easily forget and forgive a minor delay or an aircraft change (if they notice at all) ...what is harder to forgive is if a flight is delayed significantly or cancelled and then ruins people’s holidays.

    Hopefully Primera can continue like this until their proper aircraft arrive!!
     
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    2h 45m delay now for the Saturday Malaga due slots and a delay out of Stansted
     
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    4h 30m late now . .
     
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    Is there actually a Primera aircraft at BHX to operate the flight?
     
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    No it’s a Stansted
     
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    The delay will be a lot longer than 4.5hrs I'm thinking
     

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