What Happened to Fly For Beans?

A few months ago, we were waiting with bated breath for launch announcements from Fly For Beans, a new Cardiff-based low-cost carrier. It’s not that we’re impatient, exactly. It’s more that we’re wondering if the airline will ever actually lift off. FFB has the pre-launch marketing all sewn up. They’ve got a perky site full of typical low-cost carrier bravado, in a reddish hue not particularly easy on the eye, either—a sure sign that they’ve done their market research.

In a “bean blog” entry written by Director of Flight Operations Brian Bibb last week, we learned that the airline’s route map will include one destination that Mr. Bibb himself, a pilot of two decades’ standing, has never flown into. Where might said destination be? We’ve come across some completely unverifiable rumors suggesting that one or another airport in Bulgaria will appear on the FFB route map. We can only dream.

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Alex Robertson Textor
About the author: Bitten by the travel bug at 11, Alex Robertson Textor has fond childhood memories of ultracheap Spanish hotels (the kind with Styrofoam shelving) and supermarket lunches scarfed on park benches. Formerly an academic, Alex has spent the last several years redirecting his professional life into full-time travel journalism and editing. He has published articles in the New York Times, Guardian Unlimited, Condé Nast Traveler, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, among other publications.
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4 Responses to “What Happened to Fly For Beans?”
  • Losanto says:

    2 years on and this new company whicch placed such an emphasis on wantin to communicate has now gone very quiet indeed. Try clicking on accessing their latest blog entry as a good example of how things stand – you will get a “Forbidden” page – speaks volumes I think. Such a shame too as Cardiff could have done with such an airline an all those promised new routes – I guess we’ll just have to keep crossing the bridge and flying from Bristol!

  • lee reynolds says:

    hello i was just woundering will this airline ever get off the ground. i was given a possision with flyforbeans and i am hopeing it will still stand if u do get off the ground. hope i get a reply soon from u on whats going on many thanks lee reynolds

  • keith says:

    Looks like this new low cost airline will NOT be taking off ?
    In January 2010 advised that they will be updating site with details but now in 2011 the website has now been closed down

  • The Sensible Traveler says:

    Like so many other start-up airlines, and start-up ferry companies, in Europe. It looks like Beanz Air has fallen into the garbage can of lost companies. I think I lost faith when I heard Captain Bipp of F4B on the radio explaing that his airline would fly into “Heathrow and other big airports in Scotland.”

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