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3.5 of 5 stars
219 Reviews
Headquarters: Jack Walker House, Exeter EX5 2HL England +44-1392-366669 Website

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24 hour trip from SOU to Orly for EURO2016

Booked a 24 hour return flight to Paris from Southampton to watch a EURO2016 match in Saint-Denis... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Peter T
Southampton, United Kingdom
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  • 3.5 of 5 stars
    Customer Service
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    Value for Money
  • 4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Check-in and Boarding
  • 3 of 5 stars
    Food and Beverage
    2 of 5 stars
    In-flight entertainment (WiFi, TV, movies)
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English first
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50 reviews
17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First flight was cancelled +/- one hour before departure. It was very difficult to get details of the next flight. I had a small suitcase which was within the size stated on the Flyby website, but at the airport the size of luggage allow on the flight as hand luggage was much smaller. This was acknowledged by the ground handing...

Domestic Economy Nottingham - Belfast

Thank GeoffNorfolk
Southampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a 24 hour return flight to Paris from Southampton to watch a EURO2016 match in Saint-Denis. Booking was made about 12 days before. Comparing prices to Eurostar, it was a very good fare. And for me I didn't have to travel to London, SOU is on my doorstep and so convenient. Check-in was done online the previous night so...

Europe Economy Southampton - Paris

Thank Peter T
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in the Western Isles of Scotland, our only means of transport to the mainland is either by ferry or by plane, Flybe being the only airline operating this route. The planes they use for this route are outdated and unreliable. They think a new lick of paint will satisfy customers but that doesn't help the reliability. Frequent delays...

Domestic Economy Stornoway - Glasgow

Thank sarcasticsnowflake
Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews
3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The planes are small, but they are a cheap way to travel. However, if you have to check luggage, be prepared to pay too much. They charge very high fees for checked baggage. If you are checking bags, prepay online when you reserve flight. At the airport, baggage fees are nearly double the online prepay.

Domestic Economy Belfast - Inverness
Thank Vegas_Michael_2014
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

DON'T EVER FLY WITH FLYBE!!!! you will lose money and probably waist your holidays. It is absolutely not worth, and I am going to tell you my experience. I travel quite a lot, and I've never seen something like this. I got return tickets to go from London to Edinburgh with Flybe to compete in a triathlon. I have been...

Domestic Economy London - Edinburgh

Thank Irene M
Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
124 reviews
64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Guernsey via Southampton. On the way out you land at Southampton and sit on the plane for 20 minutes and off you go again.....nice one! On the way back you land at Southampton and they kick you off. No advice on what to do but noticed everyone was leaving the terminal so asked someone if that meant us...

International Economy Leeds - Guernsey

Thank j0n0339
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
101 reviews
42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is what it is: checkout efficient, staff friendly and plane takes off on time. Be prepared to pay for any snacks though and check baggage allowance before booking - have been caught out on that one before

Europe Economy Amsterdam - Birmingham
Thank GabbyMalpas
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a direct flight, 1.5 hrs. Firstly the direct flight was cancelled and we were routed via Manchester. Then the Manchester flight was cancelled and we were changed to a flight 2 hrs later. To top it off, the flight from Exeter was delayed by 2 hrs - trip case advised us of the change but the FlyBE website insisted...

Domestic Economy Exeter - Belfast

Thank margwilliams2016
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this flight last year as well and it was provided then by Stobart Air. This year the carrier was DOT, Danish I believe. It was excellent we were welcomed on board,and complimentary tea/coffee was served with a shortbread biscuit and a chocolate when we disembarked. This is small plane, 72 seater turboprop and the overhead lockers are small....

Europe Economy Southend-on-Sea - Caen

Thank ewan f
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We haven't flown with Flybe for awhile but they have now started flying from Norwich to Alicante, much better than a long trip to Southend which was our other option. The flight was pleasant the crew were most helpful and friendly, it was a good trip and we would use them in the future. We even were offered a chocolate...

Europe Economy Norwich - Alicante

Thank jbesant
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“If you're only going away for 2 or 3 days, it's cheaper to park at SOU Parkway railway station than the airport”
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About Flybe
UK-based Flybe (BE) is a low-cost carrier that also holds the distinction of being Europe’s largest regional carrier. Founded in 1979 as Jersey European Airways, the airline flies to more than 100 destinations in about a dozen European countries. It also has codeshare agreements with Aer Lingus, Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Finnair, KLM and Jetairfly. Flybe’s fleet of 72 aircraft includes 50 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 planes, 11 Embraer E-175 planes and nine Embraer E-195 planes, as well as two ATR 72-600 planes operated for SAS.
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