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Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Tue 14 Jan, 2020 05.37
by cdd
scottishtv wrote:
Mon 13 Jan, 2020 15.06
Even Virgin's Little Red domestic services managed a year or so of operation.
Don’t forget a significant number of people taking those flights (without a connection) were just in it for the free Gold card.

I (personally) think the writing is on the wall for short flights where there is a decent train alternative, with KLM being the first to take serious steps in that direction. I use BA’s domestics very frequently but that is because they are far cheaper than the train for short notice bookings and one way or another I don’t think that will remain the case.

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Tue 14 Jan, 2020 22.27
by GeekyJames
well luckily the government has given Flyebe a lifeline - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51113895 I think people forget how reliant some areas of the UK are on internal flights - for example at Belfast Airport there would only be 4 flights without Flybe! Southampton Airport would also be adversely affected without Flybe with only 2 flights without Flybe!

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Wed 15 Jan, 2020 10.01
by dosxuk
GeekyJames wrote:
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 22.27
well luckily the government has given Flyebe a lifeline - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51113895 I think people forget how reliant some areas of the UK are on internal flights - for example at Belfast Airport there would only be 4 flights without Flybe! Southampton Airport would also be adversely affected without Flybe with only 2 flights without Flybe!
Isn't that, people forget how much some airport operators are reliant on Flybe?

Belfast has plenty of options though, what with them having a proper airport as well (ground transport into the city could be improved though).

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Mon 20 Jan, 2020 16.02
by JAS84
Another department store chain, Beales, has gone into administration.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51176418

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Wed 22 Jan, 2020 14.54
by Martin Phillp
BBC Ireland correspondent Emma Vardy and her partner tweeted from an almost empty Flybe flight from Belfast to London City Airport this afternoon.


Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Fri 24 Jan, 2020 06.47
by JAS84
Handmade Burger Co has closed down.
https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/whats-o ... on-3770142

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Fri 24 Jan, 2020 16.00
by Martin Phillp
Hawkin's Bazaar has gone into administration.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... nistration

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Fri 24 Jan, 2020 19.44
by Pete
Martin Phillp wrote:
Fri 24 Jan, 2020 16.00
Hawkin's Bazaar has gone into administration.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... nistration
oh i noticed something was missing at lunchtime today. but it seems it closed all of a sudden in dundee?

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Fri 24 Jan, 2020 21.51
by Whataday
Same in Cardiff. Seemed open one minute, closed the next.

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Sat 25 Jan, 2020 10.12
by all new Phil
Oh no, where will I go now for Christmas presents for people I don’t like enough to put much thought into?

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Posted: Sat 25 Jan, 2020 11.27
by Pete
Whataday wrote:
Fri 24 Jan, 2020 21.51
Same in Cardiff. Seemed open one minute, closed the next.
Interestingly the sign has been removed, which is why I couldn't tell what the empty unit had been. It was a big 3D sign too not just a simple light box. Dundee is no longer on the stores list on the website. The graun said that "the 20 stores will remain open for now" but the site now only lists 18. Wonder if the landlord for the centre just pulled their lease / they hadn't paid rent.