So Flybe are requesting help with respect to being let off the hook of APD Air Passenger Duty. Now given that the APD is collected within the ticket prices and the agent merely becomes an agency for collecting taxes, this can't be the whole story. I quickly looked up Flybe as I sorta remembered a Link between BA etc but I have been out of circulation for a while now. But it doesn't ring true. Progressively year on year Flybe has been picking up passengers, as much by absorption so revenue can't be an issue to that extent. Are we looking at over capacity, slot prices or something like that. I don't think we are being told the truth. Would anyone in the know care to explain why an airline such as this is problematic or are we back to Laker?