What? All the mobile pics I have seen show the Cambridges backs when they were walking away from the plane, all these pics were shot from inside through the windows. No FlyBe branding visible though.
If true, then Flybe may have thought, when the royal tickets were booked, wow, royals = paps = we need our logo there. The fact that there weren't any paps outside in Aberdeen to capture the Cams descending the stairs (which would have been the only moment the logo on the plane would have been visible) rather backs the line that the Cams did not stake the stunt, but rather let the passergers mobile pics do the trick.
It'd say, IF true, then FlyBe has royally shot themselves in their foot.
BUT I don't buy it anyhow.
The flight they took was done with an ER145, and FlyBe themselves do not own a ER145 currently, only Eastern and Logan have them.
The "positioning flight" Daily Mail is bragging would have been the one to bring the empty aircraft, is an Eastern flight, as may be easily seen from the EZE in the flight number. So, yeah, there might have been a positioning flight to Norwich on this morning, and it might then have been the plane they took, but this plane had the Eastern Logo, so FlyBe wouldn't have won anything by that if it was an extraordinary move.
Positioning flights are a totally normal thing in aviation.
And the change of aircraft to ER145 (code ER4) is logged at flightstats.com already on August 19. So it was planned, but surely not because they wanted the FlyBe logo on pap pics.https://www.flightstats.c...2&flightId=1011543395
No, I am not on the Cams payroll. But I wonder why reporters think readers would not be able to check some simple facts by themselves ...
I've been digging too and you're spot on. EZE is for Eastern not Flybe, I haven't found a single positioning flight for Norwich that day, and Flybe doesn't currently use ER145. I would love to see the research because I can't find what they're talking about.