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earthelves
08-28-2009, 11:29 AM
Flights with them?? How good an airline are they??

Any opinions please??

Thanks

lin85prest
08-28-2009, 12:05 PM
Only used them once and it was OK but it was not to Florida, the big plus is that they fly direct from Glasgow

howlongtillsummer?
08-28-2009, 02:00 PM
We have used them twice without any problems. Very good. We intend to book tomorrow!!:yay::yay:

I have also used them twice for car hire packages which have also been problem free (Dollar).
My travel agent assures me that they are in no financial difficulty.

To be honest their planes are not the most luxurious but the benefit of the direct flight (Belfast) is my number 1 priority. They are clean and the food has been fine. Service was very good. We were also able to pre-pay for extra luggage which proved beneficial for shopping!!:woohoo:

The flights are well priced at the minute.

Best wishes

binkytell
08-28-2009, 04:18 PM
we have you used them last 2 years, the flights is fine, but this year
they cancelled our in bound flights so we had to come home day early, we did get notice of this in january, but i would have booked with someone else at time.

then they changed the time of departure of outboard flight from 9.30a,m
till 5.30pm, sucks, but one of our neighbours works for flyglobespan and told
us the flight never leaves on time because it drops of in canada and comes to glasgow empty, always leaving at least 2 hours later, sure enough it did.

howlongtillsummer?
08-28-2009, 04:26 PM
Not so good!

We have only used the Belfast route which has been grand though.

scottishgirl87
08-28-2009, 04:48 PM
Personally wouldn't, although I don't have any particular reason. Being from Glasgow as well it's one of the few options open to us but I just didn't fancy going with them. They got a bad rap a few years ago about safety issues but haven't heard anything in a good while. I also have a friend who's flown with them twice and had no problems :thumbsup2

Woodyplus3
08-29-2009, 11:15 AM
We used them this year (only been home for 5 days :sad1:) and would fly with them again.

We flew out August 3rd and returned August 23rd and both flights took off within 30 minutes of their due time and made up the delayed time en-route.

The entertainment on board is dated with no individual TVs or games consoles but for me this is not a problem as I tend to sleep. The food is typical airline food - I order the vegetarian pasta and it was edible at best.

I have looked at prices for next summer with Globespan and am tempted to book for 19th August - 3rd September as it is a direct flight and coming out at 1780 for the four of us which I think is quite reasonable. My only concern is our schools are due to return on the 1st September 2010 but am sure they will throw in a few training days.

howlongtillsummer?
08-29-2009, 11:56 AM
I did!

jmagla
08-29-2009, 02:49 PM
We looked at their prices for next August, they are very good, but I have to say we are not going to book with them, I have heard too many horror stories. Having said that we have not flown with them so that judgement may be ill founded.

tubtruck
08-29-2009, 04:45 PM
Would rather swim.

Goofy68
08-30-2009, 04:13 AM
We have used them in 2007 and 2008. Have to say both times they were good. All flights left on time and going through Sanford was a lot easier than going through MCO. Also was great we came straight back into Glasgow which made getting over the jetlag a little easier.

Disappointed they are not flying to Florida through the winter, we are now going BA this year. Hopefully next year they may resume the winter schedule to Florida.

Tartan Tigger
08-30-2009, 05:55 AM
Would rather swim.

Me too. They are fine is everything is going to plan but as soon as there is a problem they don't want to know.

orlandothebeagle
08-30-2009, 07:58 AM
Would rather swim.

???You cant say that then not explain. Are you sure about that:rotfl:

We have used them several times and have booked again for next year, got a great deal on one way flight.

Tartan tigger, Ive flewn with everybody and in my opinion ALL ailrines are like that, AA, ba and virgin, they are all the same, dont want to know about probs, ba were the worst. AA I had no meal, not interested. Ba cancelled connecting flight, at london for 6 hours,virgin 2 hours delay, missed another connection, not bothered.
Globespan, what you see is what you get.

One year we went with thomas cook, mum with globespan, meant to leave within 20mins of each other, ours flights were double the price,
Mums flight left on time, ours was taxiing and got a fault, 3 hours later we got to fl.

I am not sticking up for them just that they are all as good or as bad as each other in my opinion.
I cant believe any captain would fly a unsafe plane.

orlandothebeagle
08-30-2009, 08:06 AM
I would like also to say that we use them around europe a lot, they were a bit naughty for cancelling flight if not full enough and changing folks onto next or previous flight, I never had it happen to me but know of 3 diff people it happened to, they never done it to a transatlantic flight though because I phoned and asked if they ever did, I think that would be true as the guy I got on the tel seemd nice and did admit to europe flights.

ThumperThistle
08-30-2009, 12:21 PM
Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole!
To cut a long story short-Two years ago globespan cancelled our flight and failed to tell us. It took 36 hours to get through to them on the phone. Have sent 3 letters asking for explanations to their poor customer service and after 2 years I am still waiting for a reply.

Our flights with BA are cheaper than Globespan prices!

orlandothebeagle
08-30-2009, 12:39 PM
Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole!
To cut a long story short-Two years ago globespan cancelled our flight and failed to tell us. It took 36 hours to get through to them on the phone. Have sent 3 letters asking for explanations to their poor customer service and after 2 years I am still waiting for a reply.

Our flights with BA are cheaper than Globespan prices!

I take it it was not a transatlantic.

This sounds like the rsponse I got from ba after they cancelled our flight, drives you nuts!

ThumperThistle
08-30-2009, 12:51 PM
I take it it was not a transatlantic.

This sounds like the rsponse I got from ba after they cancelled our flight, drives you nuts!

All flights going to Florida

Ashleylvsgoofy
08-30-2009, 01:06 PM
I will never use globespan again

In January 2008 coming back from Sanford on takeoff our engine caught fire, full emergency with fire engines had to be ut up in a hotel for 2 nights waiting for a replacement aircraft. Replacement aircraft was a 737

When we landed in Glasgow found out we had made the news in the Daily record newspaper.

tubtruck
08-30-2009, 04:14 PM
Kind of remember them featuring on watchdog, had their ETOPS safety certificate removed for a period of time pretty unprecidented amongst airlines.

dtm316
08-31-2009, 04:43 PM
I used them in August last year and I think you get what you pay for. Flight had very basic entertainment on board (projector on front wall) and quite a few headphone sockets weren't working and the cabin was very noisy in general with engine noise. But on the plus side they were cheap, the flights were pretty much on time and the food was standard airline food. My sister also flew with them at the same time and her flight was delayed about 20 hours coming home so they got an extra night in Florida :)

matty624
08-31-2009, 05:22 PM
We flew with them in August 2006, when they had just opened up their Glasgow - Orlando route. Flight, price everything was good!

That said, just priced flights for next August, more than twice what I paid (I know I know, it was in 2006!) last time, and the extra luggage allowance you can buy has shot up in price! Add to this having to pay to check your bags in, paying to choose your seat, paying for some extra baggage allowance to top up the miserly 20kgs/person you're given.... may as well bite the bullet and go with Virgin!

We wont be flying with them again, when they were cheaper than everyone else, it made complete sense, it just doesn't now, sorry to say...

LJH77
09-01-2009, 09:20 AM
We have flown with them once last year. The return journey was great, no delays no problems or anything - however going to Orlando was a bit of a saga:

We were delayed about 15 hours, but it wasn't Globespan's fault and they actually treated us really well. Basically they landed in Glasgow with a crack in the windscreen which had to be fixed before we could go again. I was very sceptical at first but it was genuine and the plane was grounded the whole time (I kept going and checking!). My brother is cabin crew for Thomsons so I checked with him the timeframe for this sort of thing and it was about right. They provided all of us with a free 3 course lunch and dinner in the Holiday Inn across from the airport and we just hung around the hotel until we were ready to go. They also let us call our hotels and carhire companies in Orlando from their phones to let them know of the delays.

Seemingly the problem was (don't know if this is still correct) that Flyglobespan only has one plane that flies transatlantic so if something goes wrong you have to wait it out.

All in all though, we found the flights to be great and the service we recieved through the problems was good. They told us early on about the problems so everyone knew what was happening which is always a plus and they kept us updated throughout the day of the progress and estimated time of departure - which they got right.

I was sceptical about flying with them transatlantic at first as I'd heard some mad stories and even though we had a terrible delay we felt ok about the service we recieved and the flights were fine. We flew their business class which was good, not as good a American or BA but fine for the cost.