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Old 4th May 2006, 18:19
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Used Jet2 a few times to man from lgw and the 146 has been nearly full each time
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Old 5th May 2006, 20:17
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Have had to travel to MAN quite a lot in the last month or so for work and not once has Jet2 been available for less than 200!! Used VLM today from LCY. In fact most domestic fares seem to have gone through the roof recently. Flew LHR-NCL-LHR over the weekend and the cheapest flight I could get was 376 return with BA booked nearly a week in advance.
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Old 6th May 2006, 06:05
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Sounds like a robust route to me.
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Old 6th May 2006, 12:56
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Maybe you should start canvassing for a BLK/LGW route mate.

As far as I know the seat sales on the Gatwick route could be better, but the yield is excellent(so far as I've been told). If you can't manage an 8 day trip with 18kgs of luggage and 10 kgs of hand luggage you're carting too much gear about with you!
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Old 8th May 2006, 18:15
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JET2 Manchester or Blackpool

Hi All,

Considering, J2 Call B'pool there new Northwest base and the close proximity to Manch
Presumably BLK is a cheaper,easier to operate out of ???

Would It make Financial Sense to Move All ops to Blk from Ringway
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Old 8th May 2006, 23:57
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In a word No!
There are good reasons for Jet2 to remain at MAN for the brand / balance sheet.
Blackpool will be a useful addition to the network but couldn't replace MAN.
There is sometimes a tendency for fellow LBA fans to slam Jet2 for setting-up at MAN, as if it were being in league with the devil!
I'll have none of this....for once an airline that started ops at LBA and found success was courted by MAG to set-up at MAN....admitedly the way this all worked out was probably different to how MAG envisaged....
The upshot is that Jet2 operate successfully out of both MAN and LBA and if only some other airlines could take a leaf out of Jet2's book (and not use the tired excuse of route dilution / passenger extraction of MAN routes) then LBA might see more variety of operators and routes.
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Old 9th May 2006, 12:04
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Excuse my ignorance, but is the apparent success of Jet2 any thing to do with the fact that Phil Meeson is/was a pilot? I seem to remember meeting him at Coventry many years ago and swinging his prop for him.

P.P.
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Old 10th May 2006, 13:37
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Nothing at all to do with it. In fact generally pilots (commercial pilots) do not make good businessmen. And before I get shot down, my rationale is that they prefer flying an aircraft rather than a desk. And PM does not hold an ATPL, his flying is restricted to recreational only.
The reason is quite simply that despite all his failings in man management (highlighted here in many past threads) he is just a very good businessman and tighter than a d***s a**e! And employs managers who allow him to run the whole outfit like a one-man band.
By buying his aircraft cheaply he can afford to have lower utilisation than say RYR and EZY. And he has an excellent engineering setup.
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Old 30th May 2006, 21:04
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JET2s 4th 757 LSAD

with the summer in swing now anyone know what jet2 are doing with 757 number 4 that is due in service in a few weeks?
Fingers X its the 2nd one to come to manchester?
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Old 31st May 2006, 09:57
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One of the 757s is to be based in TFS isn't it?
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Old 31st May 2006, 10:48
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Out of interest, what is the exact size of Jet2's fleet now? Is Cargo still playing a big role for them?
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Old 31st May 2006, 12:25
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14 B733
5 B733QC (6th coming)
1 B733F
3 B752 (4th coming)

Plus 1 B733, 1 B733QC, 1 143, 1 MD83 on lease

HTH
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Old 31st May 2006, 13:45
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http://www.jethros.i12.com/fleets/fl...tings/jet2.htm
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Old 31st May 2006, 14:36
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Man will have two 757 in July & Aug then back to one. One based in TFS is a posabiltity.
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Old 31st May 2006, 20:34
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Ah shame was hoping that MAN would get 2 757s and that we would get a 5th one for the possible TFS based aircraft.
Was on LSAB today, nice aircraft
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Old 3rd Jun 2006, 15:22
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That is still a posabilty, PM was in Man last week and told us he had bought some more 73's and a couple of 75's with the intrest of have more 75's than 73's opperating next year.

Can't personal see it happening that quick but you never know.
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Old 3rd Jun 2006, 20:07
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EXS

jethro15

Any info on when Channel Express are due to stop using their EXS code, as it is still used at STN for its one charter per week to LYPR.?
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Old 3rd Jun 2006, 20:35
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Don't forget all Jet2 flights run on LS/EXS too
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Old 4th Jun 2006, 10:01
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would thought they would leave it as it is, no real need to change it.
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Old 4th Jun 2006, 15:50
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EXS

Originally Posted by redmech
would thought they would leave it as it is, no real need to change it.
Indeed no need at all, just a strong link to its heritage. What a shame the other UK charter companies could not do likewise.
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