Review of Flybe flight London Rennes in Economy

Airline Flybe
Flight BE1316
Class Economy
Seat XXA
Flight time 01:25
Take-off 04 Aug 17, 15:15
Arrival at 04 Aug 17, 17:40
BE 69 reviews
ChrisB
By GOLD 264
Published on 13th January 2022

a french & english wedding


Hello all!
I believe I am the first one to report this route!

Today I will tell about this short flight between the very convenient city airport and Rennes, where a french friend was getting warried to an english girl! And I can tell you that our two nations might be close to each other, they are actually very far in terms of culture!

Fyling to the venue was either to Nantes with Easyjet from Stansted or London City Airport to Rennes which was: 
A) closert to drive to the venue
B) from city airport, I said it but I will repeat it: it is very convenient from London
C) you get to claim Avios 

In other words, Bob's your uncle (and I might add Fanny your auntie). 

Flybe might be (no pun intended) a small low-cost airline, it has an app that is fairly well done, although not with the best of graphics.


Avios earned with this flight: 130


Routing

  • Flybe LCY - RNS You are here
  • Flybe RNS - LCY Not available

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The flight was operated on a 78 seats dash8.


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at london - city airport


My office was on the east end of town so I only left at about 1pm, about 45 min of tube and dlr would be enough to reach City Airport.

1 pm is about a tad too early to have some tea but my colleagues were forgiving me for such a faux pas. By the way, here was our common kettle for; I let you appreciate some of the finest english humour. 


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The DLR is not the most confortable of trains, it is also very lound but super easy to reach the airport - I wish I'd be the same with Heathrow and the long awaited Elizabeth line (the famous crossrail that has supposed to be inaugurated every year since 2016 lol).


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Going through security is extremly fast and efficient, it has been designed for business men running late.

The duty free section is a tad congested, but again, not designed for the man on the street shopping. 


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Some Royalties we can run into over here..
The defibrilator is next to it. 


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The airport is also very much spotter friendly as the planes are parked very close to the windows.


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The tail of our bird, with the new livery


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onboard the dash8


Aircraft: Bombardier Dash 8 - 400
Registration: G-JEDU
 Engines: 2x PW 15
Age: 19 Years
Layout: 78 seats 


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The other great thing is that you can board walking to the aircraft, as you can see the terminal building is litteraly next to it.

Our plane had a special heart livery, not sure why. 


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The Flybe cabin, that was confortable I must say for a low cost airline.


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Here we go for the famous taxiing alongside the runway, and the Thames.


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And take off! The sound is always VERY lound and impressive at take off on these little birds!


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Turing south above South London.


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Finally over the clouds where the service started. Flybe only offers a hard low-cost buy on board, which means even water isn't offered for free..


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The menu could also be found on the onboard magazine, as you can see the selection is not exactly cheap.


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at rennes - saint jacques airport


Something sad, that I have never ever whitnessed happened behind us.
A girl started to shout very loudly and all of the sudden jumped from her seat to talk to the cabin crew member. She was asked to return back to her seat in preparation for landing and she screamed again.

When we landed and parked, the Gendarmerie was aleady next to the plane and we were asked to remain seated.

They boarded the aircraft and asked a guy and the girl to follow them. 
We later learnt from the crew that the disgusting guy was abusing her sexually. 
I really feel sorry till this day for the girl, as you wouldn't expect someone to start touching a perfect stranger, what an evil douchey person that bloke was.

I was really shocked, as you get to hear a lot about the metoo movement but rarely experience it.

Only after a good 30 min, after the guy being under arest were we allowed to unboard. 


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Verdict

Flybe

6.1/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Buy-on-board menu4.0

London - LCY

9.1/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness9.0

Rennes - RNS

6.8/10
Efficiency7.0
Access9.0
Services5.5
Cleanliness5.5

Conclusion

LCY: Really my favorite airport in London and perhaps globally

Flybe: did the job, the cabin isn't exactly new but did the job. I am glad that the captain called the airport that called the police straight away before our arrival.

RNS: Equally efficient airport, I like that you can disembark walking from the plane, not with the paxbus.

For memory here are my criteria
-Entertainment: None < 4.5 Magazine 6< une application 7< Wifi 8 < IFE = 10
-Cabin: visually interesting, comfortable and practicle> 7.5. For example, Ironing boards are <7
-Crew: Went for the extra mile, they outdone themselves > 7.5
-Repas: : Buy On Board <5 Free <7.5< Visually interesting, nice in quantity and quality

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4 Comments

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  • Comment 592117 by
    Esteban TEAM GOLD 14841 Comments

    Thank you very much Chris for sharing this new oldie :)

    Our plane had a special heart livery, not sure why.

    It was to welcome you aboard :)

    The guy harassing the girl is just amazing. How can someone do this, and in a plane??

    Take care mate!

    • Comment 592118 by
      ChrisB GOLD AUTHOR 1205 Comments

      Hi Mate!

      Thank you so much for your comment!

      It was to welcome you aboard :)

      To be honnest I did expect nothing less!! We need some glam in this world!!!

      Yes i was truely shocked by the guys behavior

  • Comment 592195 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 5654 Comments

    Aaw Flybe, may they RIP!
    I've missed seeing that fun purple livery...it was so short lived! They've said a few times they would re-start the company, but it doesn't seem that's likely to every happen.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 592198 by
      ChrisB GOLD AUTHOR 1205 Comments

      Hey Kevin!
      Thank you so much for your comment!
      Yes i miss that purple livery and this one was extra glam realness!!
      I hope they will restart it some day it was usually cheap to fly with them!

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