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Post: #1   PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:10 am Reply with quote
rigsby
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Has anybody had any experience with Cobalt Air due to fly out with them on a Sunday shortly from Stansted, always used Monarch before their demise from Luton.There does not seem to be any facility to check in on line Thanks in advance for any info
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:22 am Reply with quote
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Hi - have used them many times since they started up and no problems.
Friendly staff - on-line check in can be a bit hit & miss but other than
that no complaints from me.

My last flight with them came in at 70 one way so happy with that.

HTH

Cheers

Steve
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 8:34 pm Reply with quote
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Flew today with them! As always crew,flight etc fine.only down side been with them regularly LCA/STN unable to check in online but they do this at airports free. Today they had problem taking card payments only recently allowed so take cash. Since last flight on board choice of food drink improved.
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 11:52 pm Reply with quote
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We've always had excellent return Cyprus-UK flights with Cobalt and always landed in the UK early. We also checked in online in Larnaca this Wednesday for flights to the UK Friday, before we'd got the Cobalt email to say online check in was open, so no problems there either Smile
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Post: #5   PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 9:27 am Reply with quote
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sandyoap wrote:
We've always had excellent return Cyprus-UK flights with Cobalt and always landed in the UK early. We also checked in online in Larnaca this Wednesday for flights to the UK Friday, before we'd got the Cobalt email to say online check in was open, so no problems there either Smile


I used them yesterday to return to LHR, good flight and service, but I recommend buying food and drinks before boarding at LCA, the on board food and drink is expensive
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Post: #6   PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:31 am Reply with quote
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It appears you can,t check in on line for Stansted Larnaca flights just rang Cobalt Thanks for your replies I take note about the food on board I will get some thing at the airport
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Post: #7   PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:54 am Reply with quote
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8 trips to Stansted only one managed online check in. Worst part of their service and website is even worse. Thank goodness their flights are better but don't expect much for delay compensation...got a coffee voucher for 5 hour delay!
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Post: #8   PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:59 am Reply with quote
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I took Monarch to court for a 12 hr delay at Larnaca used a now win no fee solicitor and got 640 for me and the wife any thing over 3hrs they have to pay compensation EEC law
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Post: #9   PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:07 am Reply with quote
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Tried that and despite being told by claims people we were eligible the airline wriggle out of it as the fog was too thick to land. Monarch,Easyjet and even Ryanair all landed instrument aided but Cobalt pilots were not accredited under a certain level in the early days. Maybe they now have enough hours.

Shame their winter flights are not yet released as only other choice is Jet 2 who are mega expensive.
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Post: #10   PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:35 pm Reply with quote
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I checked in online for an Edelweiss flight to Zurich yesterday and when I got to the airport there were 2 desks open, 1 for check in and 1 for bag drop which was empty. I assumed at first they were just running 2 desks for the 1 large queue but nobody was going to the bag drop desk. An Edelweiss guy was wandering around the queue so I asked him if I could use the bagdrop and he said it was only for people who had checked in online. That's me I said. He was surprised to say the least. Nobody can make it work he said. So straight to the front, bags dropped and off to the lounge. Happy bunny.
Paul.
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Post: #11   PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:13 pm Reply with quote
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Cobalt pilots were not accredited under a certain level in the early days. Maybe they now have enough hours.


That's a bit worrying isn't it?
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Post: #12   PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:25 am Reply with quote
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Not really all pilots have a minimum altitude cloud/fog level where instrument only landings can be done. It is annoying when other airlines are performing and you get diverted (in our case Stansted to Birmingham hence long slow bus transfer). I understand this excludes compensation claims. Doubt if airlines would want this public knowledge?!
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