Review of Flybe flight Manchester Edinburgh in Economy

Airline Flybe
Flight BE293
Class Economy
Seat 19D
Flight time 01:05
Take-off 06 Aug 18, 11:50
Arrival at 06 Aug 18, 12:55
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Loouri
By GOLD 314
Published on 4th December 2018
Hi there,

Welcome to the second flight to Scotland from Paris. We booked it very very late, but finally we had good prices (150£ A/R each from CDG to EDI via MAN with Flybe, and a 23kgs lugage!!). That's my first time in Scotland, in EDI and MAN airport and with flyBe!

First, let me apologize for my english skill.

This is the rounting:

  • 17 Juin PTP-ORY : AF793 : Available in French
  • 21 Juillet CDG -TLV : AF 1320 ici [french]
  • 06 Août TLV-CDG : AF 1121 : ici[french]
  • 06août CDG-MAN: BE3124 : Ici[french]
  • 06 Août MAN-EDI: BE293: You are here
  • 20 août : EDI-MAN Available in French
  • 20 août MAN-CDG Available in French
  • 29 Août ORY-PTP : LEVEL8001 Available in French

We landed one hour late with our flight from CDG, so we run through the airport. Our flight BE293 is now "GO TO GATE" in the FIDS.
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Boarding
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Our plane is 'Spirit of Exeter'
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a row
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The pitch
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Safety card
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PSU
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flight reading
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Antimacassar
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the belt
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Cabin view
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The window is very dirty (like stain of fat). I didn't manage to clean it.
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It's noon, and we didn't push-back. But a few minutes then, our engines started to run.
321 BA
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A359 SQ
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A380 EK
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12:20am take of.
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Right tur, gear retracted.
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Cloud layer.
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But quicly, we approach a dense cloud:
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Inside of it
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It moves a lot during 10minutes. The BoB didn't have a lot of success.
Then, we start our descent

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We cross the clouds.
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And we fly over the sea after à left turn. It's an east approach.
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Landing gears released.
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Inchkeith Island.
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We fell that the plane is flummoxed. There is a lot of wind outside, and with a little plane you know…

The land appears, we're not very high.
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Fields and sheep
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And the runway
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Touchdown at 12:45pm.
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Only 25minutes of flight!!
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Then we go fastly to the parking.
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Transavia from Orly, Easyjet from Luton and Lufthansa from Frankfurt.
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Control tower
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Germanwings from Düsseldorf
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Luggage compartment are tiny.
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A door
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Descent of the plane on foot and we reach the terminal. A lot of wind, it's very cold (from 30° at Paris we are now at 9° !!).
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Let's go to the baggage claim.
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Buuut, obviuosly, our luggages remained at Manchester. We go to SwissPort counter, we fill a form. Finally, our luggage will be delivered tomorrow morning at our home (we did a house exchange between Scotland and Guadeloupe, so we stay at a beautiful appartement in the hyper-center of Edinburgh!!).

Control tower again from outside.
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Then we go to the tram.
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Nothing to say about the tramway. Clean, quick.. But, little trick. If you take the tram at the airport station "Airport", you'll pay 6£/person simple traject, very expansive. If you walk straight ahead when you get out the airport, then you walk along the road (about 1miles, 5-10minutes) and go to tram station before "Ingliston Park&Ride" then you'll pay only 1.60£ simple traject. An oconomy of 2.40£, for only a little walk along the road (there is a footpath). And in 20minutes, you're at Princess Street for only 1.60£ ! Amazing!

This is the end of the report, thank you for reading despite of my bad english level.
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Verdict

Flybe

8.1/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment8.5
Buy on board6.5

Manchester - MAN

8.4/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Edinburgh - EDI

9.5/10
Efficiency9.5
Access10.0
Services9.5
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

BE: Nothing to say, very short flight.

MAN: Not fluid, some agents are friendly, some not.

EDI: Beautiful airport, well served by the tramway, bus, taxis, car rentals. Control Tower is especially nice.

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