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Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #135 on: July 30, 2018, 12:55:54 am
A passenger was quite shocked when they checked their matress and less than impressed with the crew response.  Surely things like this damage the core BF brand?

http://www.toutsweet.net/2018/07/not-the-latest-tracey-emin-but.php
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #136 on: July 30, 2018, 07:39:20 pm
A passenger was quite shocked when they checked their matress and less than impressed with the crew response.  Surely things like this damage the core BF brand?

http://www.toutsweet.net/2018/07/not-the-latest-tracey-emin-but.php

The link doesn't seem to work.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #137 on: July 30, 2018, 07:56:23 pm



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #138 on: July 30, 2018, 08:25:35 pm
A passenger was quite shocked when they checked their matress and less than impressed with the crew response.  Surely things like this damage the core BF brand?

http://www.toutsweet.net/2018/07/not-the-latest-tracey-emin-but.php

The link doesn't seem to work.
Must have changed the permalink.  As GG says, just go to the home page.  It’s should still be there :)
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #139 on: August 03, 2018, 09:22:35 am
A passenger was quite shocked when they checked their matress and less than impressed with the crew response.  Surely things like this damage the core BF brand?

http://www.toutsweet.net/2018/07/not-the-latest-tracey-emin-but.php

The link doesn't seem to work.
Must have changed the permalink.  As GG says, just go to the home page.  It’s should still be there :)

Thanks!  Found it and it's absolutely disgusting.  I would want a full refund. As you say, very damaging to the brand, not to mention the mattress!

Matt



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #140 on: August 15, 2018, 04:27:36 pm
Few photos of Connemara departing Cork harbour for Santander today














Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #141 on: August 16, 2018, 10:49:43 am
Looks fairly empty  :-[



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #142 on: August 16, 2018, 10:14:22 pm
Yes, seems to be plenty of space free on the deck space we can see, could still be jammed below decks.

A nice report on this thread on boards.ie

https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057830820&page=29





Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #143 on: November 03, 2018, 01:52:52 pm
Bretagne made here first visit to Cork in 4 years covering the last trip from Roscoff for this year. Here's a few pics of her arriving earlier










Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #144 on: November 03, 2018, 09:21:03 pm
Great images, a rare visitor to these shores.

Thanks for posting.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #145 on: November 05, 2018, 01:06:37 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46095038


Further discussion on Brexit impacts.

Interesting times ahead.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #146 on: November 05, 2018, 03:32:50 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46095038


Further discussion on Brexit impacts.

Interesting times ahead.

Indeed so.  I'm booked to go on the Cap F from Portsmouth to Bilbao in May.  Couldn't give a stuff about Brexit! 

Matt



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #147 on: November 05, 2018, 04:47:07 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46095038


Further discussion on Brexit impacts.

Interesting times ahead.
Important to put this in context I feel.  Christophe Mathieu in particular is publicly very anti-brexit and never misses an opportunity to rant about it on twitter for example.  The article notably doesn’t mention that BF have had a problem with people making double bookings and cancelling at the last moment, which they have addressed by requiring a 20% deposit (rather than a flat fee) at the time of booking.  That in itself could conceivably put future bookings down on previous years as people are less likely to book two crossings in advance to cancel one at a later date!  It’s hard to tell how much of this decline is Brexit related and how much is due to other factors - I suspect BF themselves don’t even really know!
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #148 on: November 08, 2018, 12:43:05 am
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46095038


Further discussion on Brexit impacts.

Interesting times ahead.
Important to put this in context I feel.  Christophe Mathieu in particular is publicly very anti-brexit and never misses an opportunity to rant about it on twitter for example.  The article notably doesn’t mention that BF have had a problem with people making double bookings and cancelling at the last moment, which they have addressed by requiring a 20% deposit (rather than a flat fee) at the time of booking.  That in itself could conceivably put future bookings down on previous years as people are less likely to book two crossings in advance to cancel one at a later date!  It’s hard to tell how much of this decline is Brexit related and how much is due to other factors - I suspect BF themselves don’t even really know!

Steven, If not Brexit what other factors do you reckon are responsible?



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #149 on: November 10, 2018, 12:44:26 am
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46095038


Further discussion on Brexit impacts.

Interesting times ahead.
Important to put this in context I feel.  Christophe Mathieu in particular is publicly very anti-brexit and never misses an opportunity to rant about it on twitter for example.  The article notably doesn’t mention that BF have had a problem with people making double bookings and cancelling at the last moment, which they have addressed by requiring a 20% deposit (rather than a flat fee) at the time of booking.  That in itself could conceivably put future bookings down on previous years as people are less likely to book two crossings in advance to cancel one at a later date!  It’s hard to tell how much of this decline is Brexit related and how much is due to other factors - I suspect BF themselves don’t even really know!

Steven, If not Brexit what other factors do you reckon are responsible?

The aforementioned increase in deposit and resulting reduction in speculative double bookings is bound to have made an impact for a start - 4% isn’t a big enough number that it couldn’t conceivably not be a result of such a policy.  There’s also the fact that BF’s numbers are already in decline on some routes with the Caen route down by 7.4% in 2017 vs 2016 for example (by BF’s own admission).  Portsmouth to Cherbourg was down 9% over summer 2018 according to BF’s latest published figures yet other routes were slightly up.  I don’t see DFDS or P&O complaining to the press about how brexit is killing their business, nor Eurotunnel for that matter!!!  While there may be a bit of a brexit effect I personally feel it’s more likely people are using different travel options (airlines, Dover Strait, Holiday elsewhere than France) and not double booking anymore due to the financial penalty
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline