Airline Review: Flybe
Flybe is a regional domestic airline serving destinations in Europe and the United Kingdom. With several bases across the UK it serves domestic and regional destinations
Flybe HAJ (Hannover)-SOU (Southampton)
I purchased the ticket online. The process is fairly straight forward with three fare options available giving different degrees of service and flexibility. I went for the New Economy fare which gave me 20kg hold luggage and free choice of seat which you make during the booking.
Check-in is done online and all that’s required is a bag drop at the airport
The aircraft was on a remote stand at Hannover so we had to take a bus to the aircraft. Boarding could not be done by seat row from the bus so took longer than it would if it were at a terminal stand.
The cabin crew were very friendly and efficient. A difficult passenger was dealt with without fuss. Despite a slightly longer than expected boarding the flight left on time. The leather seats were a bit too narrow for real comfort however, the lumbar support and headrest were great. The narrow aircraft meant the seat configuration was two either side of a narrow aisle. As a result there was more room in aisle seat as there was no curving bulkhead to contend with. Snacks are available for purchase on the aircraft. There were a good variety but the prices were high. Immediately after the snacks the cabin crew came through with the duty free trolley. The aircraft was a turbo prop which I found to be noisy. This made flight announcements unclear. The flight arrived 20 minutes early in Southampton.
While not the most comfortable of journeys the convenience won me over. Southampton is where I live and from aircraft to home took only 40 minutes. If Flybe go to my destination I’ll fly with them.