Review of Flybe flight Edinburgh Manchester in Economy

Airline Flybe
Flight BE292
Class Economy
Seat 20B
Flight time 01:05
Take-off 20 Aug 18, 10:00
Arrival at 20 Aug 18, 11:05
BE   #9 out of 22 Low-cost airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 68 reviews
By GOLD 311
Published on 1st June 2019

This is the first part of my flights going back to Paris, closing two beautiful weeks in Scotland.

  • June17th PTP-ORY : AF793 : Available in French
  • July 21st CDG -TLV : AF 1320 ici [french]
  • August 6th TLV-CDG : AF 1121 : ici[french]
  • August 6th CDG-MAN: BE3124 : Ici[french]
  • august 6th MAN-EDI: BE293: english french
  • august 20th : EDI-MAN You're here (Available in French)
  • august 20th MAN-CDG Available in French
  • august 29th ORY-PTP : LEVEL8001 Available in French

After a last evening in Glasgow, then a quick night, we wake at 6am, because of works on M8 highway. We take moer than an hour to come to EDI, with a really dense fog and a 5°C outside air temperature
We go to Low-cost part of the airport at 8am.

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We have to register on a automatic terminal, it's easy and quick, but it didn't print our second BP (MAN-CDG). Then we only have to abandon our lugages in a corner of the airport.. strange procedure.
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As you can see, the airport is overcrowded
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We go to airside part
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But here, it's totally different : a really good organization, all stations are open. We cross the police really quickly.

Few minutes after, we're airside.

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Boarding area at 8:40am
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Our flight will be displayed at 9:15
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The area is overcrowded, it's the rush hour.
Some spotting

E190 to London-City
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The queue of an 332 Etihad going to Abu Dhabi
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I managed to find a seat, just in front of this 350 Qatar for Doha.
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Sadly, there is no carpet here
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We see the queues of a 767 Air Canada to Toronto, an American airlines, and an AF.
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the 332 is pushing-back
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321 Finnair
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BA in 767 from London Heathrow
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Etihad is taking-off
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Few minutes after, it's the turn of the A350.
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Delta is coming from NewYork JFK in 757
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At 9:15am, the gate is not displayed, it's only write "GO TO WAITING AREA AT GATES 17-29", 9m walk in theory.
Finally we're in gate 26, and the boarding is starting when we arrive

our plane
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An other 320 easyjet, in BORDEAUX livrery
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Finnair is going to Helsinki, United to NewYork neward in 757
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left propeller
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At our left, an Aer Lingus Regional going to Dublin.
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We go to our seat, the last row (20).
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seat are reclining
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But they are out of service. Mine is blocked in "low position".
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and it's dirty

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we push-back at 9:55
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At 10, we take-off, bye scotland:)
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the fog has dissipated
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At 10:35am, we start our descent over Manchester. The stewardess gives us our boarding gate to our flight to Paris, and explicates the way to follow to have our BP, while remaining in transit system! The only stewardess of this flight was really nice !
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The weather is worse here that in Edinburgh, but air temperature is higher.
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Landing gear released, with BE inscriptions "Faster than road or rail" which is totally true.
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We fly-over typically English suburban estate
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10:45am touchdown at MAN
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Control tower
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37 Norwegian going to Stockholm
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In term of international passengers, Manchester airport is before Toroton Pearson or LAX !! (18.6millions iof international PAX!)

seat view
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our plane go to Southampton one hour after.
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Then we have to print our second BP, thanks to the stewardess, we don't have to exit the transit system. There is the last pic of this report, a beautiful MAN corridor.
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thanks for reading
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Cabin crew10.0
Buy-on-board menu7.0

Edinburgh - EDI


Manchester - MAN



EDI: Overcrowded landside. Airside you have a good choice of shops (m&s, cafés). Lack of seating place, Edinburgh is I think at his maximum in terms of capacity for such a good international network.

BE: Nothing espacial, except the crew (composed of one) who was very nice.

MAN: uhh, a cold and ugly English airport, really overcrowded, we have to seat on the ground. Low-cost terminal (3) is really detestable!

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