Alpha One Yet Again (Merged)

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Hi Guys,

About six weeks ago I did an interview for BBC Radio 4 about alphaOne. It was aired this Saturday and I forget to give a heads up about it, however they've now posted it online. If you go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths/ and click on 'Listen to this weeks program' you can listen to it. The interview is 35 minutes into the show so you can fast forward to it.

The interview lasts for about 15 minutes and has interviews with myself, some of my family and friends and alphaOne's employees. Hope you guys enjoy it!

All the best

Martin

P.S I've got a day off today so I'll try and dig out the photos from the Virgin Inaugral trip to Mumbai to post later.

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Fantastic stuff Martin, listening to it now!

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Just listened to it as well.

Adds absolutely nothing at all to what has been said or unsaid about the airline.

He's living his dream. But we have nightmares too. Let's hope the nightmare period for Martin is just the wait to get everything in place.

Other than that we can but wait and see.

Regards,

kev35

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Am I correct is it alphaOne Airways :dev2:

My 400th Post :D

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In the light of the C4 programme about Alpha One the Webmaster and Moderators have decided to lift the ban on threads on the subject of Alpha One.

Accordingly, this thread is re-opened.

Please don't let this thread go the same way as it's predecessors.

In this Forum, we discuss the issues and NOT the personalities involved. I am unaware of any exceptions.

Thanks

GA

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Hurrah! An A1 thread that can finally be left open...?

When is A1's first commerical flight due...I thought it was supposed to be 21st Nov, but I've heard nothing about it as yet, anyone know anything bout it?

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The as yet still largely offline, and carrying a weeks delay based on the advertised reopening date website says IOM-EDI is to start on the 14th.

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I was under the impression the 7th December was the launch date

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I was under the impression the 7th December was the launch date

No, you're getting confused with Pearl Harbour.

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kev35

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No, you're getting confused with Pearl Harbour.

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kev35

:p :p :p Thas a good one

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:confused: :confused: Why were we not allowed to discuss Alpha One.........

.........forgive me for asking "What is Alpha One".......I don't mean to be thick.......I just am!!!!!! :D Mark :D :D :D

I know it's an airline but I haven't heared anything about it before now.

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www.flyalphaone.co.uk

The website looks very professional on the home page, but theres nothing on it, it says it's all under construction. Whos gonna book tickets with an airline that not only isn't flying a week after they should have started, and hasent even got any reasons why or apologies on the website!

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:D :D :D Quite right :D Mark

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Stay focused and be wise, ignore stupid comments from useless people that just wish to be in your place, their just jealous.

Kind regards
Mohammed :) [/COLOR]

No Im not jealous if he was the CEO of Ryanair,Easyjet and Flybe then I be Jealous or when alphaOne is a Bigger Airline I be jealous.

Oh martin when your Airline is bigger could you get some F50 please :D

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ALPHA ONE SCHEDULES IOM - EDI

1 The call centre that Alpha One Airways has contracted to take bookings on their behalf is now operational.

2 The IOM-EDI schedule is now available:

Daily except Suns
IOM d0815 - EDI a0900 - EDI d0930 - IOM a1015

Daily except Sats
IOM d1815 - EDI a1900 - EDI d1930 - IOM a2015

3 The return fare is GBP 112.40 (ie. GBP 72 plus taxes).

Interesting, eh?

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1 The call centre that Alpha One Airways has contracted to take bookings on their behalf is now operational.

2 The IOM-EDI schedule is now available:

Daily except Suns
IOM d0815 - EDI a0900 - EDI d0930 - IOM a1015

Daily except Sats
IOM d1815 - EDI a1900 - EDI d1930 - IOM a2015

3 The return fare is GBP 112.40 (ie. GBP 72 plus taxes).

Interesting, eh?

If they do get going I think a day trip to IOM will be needed, I will have to fly them! ;) Bit pricey though. ;)

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The call centre are more than happy to take your money off you. However, would you book a ticket when the airline's terms and conditions, according to the website, do not exist?

Without terms and conditions made available to prospective passengers BEFORE they book, any passenger is taking a risk.

'Under construction' on the website means nothing to anyone wishing to book now. Perhaps someone more intelligent than me can advise whether or not it is actually legal to sell tickets without terms and conditions explained before booking. With Flybe and Thomsonfly you have to accept the terms and conditions before your booking is confirmed. With AlphaOne you have no terms and conditions to agree to although the page is there on the website.

The return fare offered me today was £112.26. However, I was told that was only for the 22nd December, other flights on other dates could be considerably more expensive, but the customer services advisor was unable to give me any other price.

"I sincerely wish you all the best and hope you don’t let any immature narrow minded individual put you down in any way. You have done so well to get this far and deserve to go further."

The comment above from Mr.Business reveals how little he knows about the plans and prevarications of AlphaOne to date. Perhaps Mr. Halstead might wish to contact Mr.Business and enlighten him regarding the multiple start dates and their attendant delays, the prevarication over equipment, the constant changing of routes and also perhaps confirm his status as an 'airline pilot.' I'm sure Wys, WD, Skycruiser, Moondance et al can provide reams of paperwork to confirm their professional status.

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kev35

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The call centre are more than happy to take your money off you. However, would you book a ticket when the airline's terms and conditions, according to the website, do not exist?

Without terms and conditions made available to prospective passengers BEFORE they book, any passenger is taking a risk.

'Under construction' on the website means nothing to anyone wishing to book now. Perhaps someone more intelligent than me can advise whether or not it is actually legal to sell tickets without terms and conditions explained before booking. With Flybe and Thomsonfly you have to accept the terms and conditions before your booking is confirmed. With AlphaOne you have no terms and conditions to agree to although the page is there on the website.

The return fare offered me today was £112.26. However, I was told that was only for the 22nd December, other flights on other dates could be considerably more expensive, but the customer services advisor was unable to give me any other price.

"I sincerely wish you all the best and hope you don’t let any immature narrow minded individual put you down in any way. You have done so well to get this far and deserve to go further."

The comment above from Mr.Business reveals how little he knows about the plans and prevarications of AlphaOne to date. Perhaps Mr. Halstead might wish to contact Mr.Business and enlighten him regarding the multiple start dates and their attendant delays, the prevarication over equipment, the constant changing of routes and also perhaps confirm his status as an 'airline pilot.' I'm sure Wys, WD, Skycruiser, Moondance et al can provide reams of paperwork to confirm their professional status.

Regards,

kev35

Maybe the call centre explain the T&C's when you book over the phone? Not much point having the T&C's on a website if you can't book there.

What was the C4 show?

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I'm curious. What exactly was shown in this TV programme on C4 to warrant this new bout of allowing Alpha None discussion? Did it show the first passenger-carrying flight taking off? Did it show the founder's pilots licence etc. with a friendly chap from the CAA affirming it was real and not a figment of an over-active imagination? In short, what exactly did it change in the laughable situation we all know so much about?

here-here! why the extremely sudden change?

because martin started this thread?

LGKR

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Martin started this thread in June, so I think you can hardly blame him for it coming back up!

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Martin started this thread in June, so I think you can hardly blame him for it coming back up!

t'was a question not a statement.

LGKR