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Old 12th Jul 2011, 16:04
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If BHX did come off, the list for base transfers would be rather(i love it up here) LONG.
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Old 12th Jul 2011, 20:47
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That is some of the current batch of new f/deck are sat on their backsides awaiting their i.d cards to be processed by HR before line training ???
I doubt this would be the case - to fly out of Leeds, all you need is your passport and licence while your ID is being processed, I know this from personal experience.

Regarding new more southerly bases, I know of a few people who would jump at the chance to move south, but I always thought the attraction of Jet2 was the northern bases near where people wanted to live. I'd imagine the majority are quite happy where they are.
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Old 12th Jul 2011, 21:44
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What planet are you on??

Leeds is a shit hole the house that are in a nice area are way out of Jet2 pay scale so your left with the likes of Horseforth, Kirkstall and North Bradford, the roads are shite and the weather is crap, who in their right mind wouldn't head South given the chance, god only knows why they didn't keep HQ in Bournemouth!!
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 09:51
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Each to their own.....
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 10:29
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Each to their own.

Penworth is right.

I am Manchester based, my view is why would anyone WANT to move down south. But that is my view tainted by my own personal circumstances.

I would rather commute/relocate north to Scotland before going down south.

Oh and flb you reliable source is not very accurate.
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 11:25
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Well I didn't mean to open the North / South debate back up!! As long as everyone ends up where they want who cares?!

I have to say, I've liked living at both! Although I draw a line at Scotland!! :

Anyway, there might be North and South...... but don't forget the Middle East!!
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 11:38
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And if you cant afford Shitholes in Leeds you defintely wont be able to afford them down south
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 11:46
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Facelookbovvered, you mean somewhere like Luton.
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 15:49
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The problem is paully that you can earn so much more in the south that the living costs are not actually cheaper here.

I rent a 5 bed semi for 1300 per month whereas in the south it would be about 1700 per month. My wife earns 300 per day as a contractor up here, but could get 800 per day in London. She is from Sunderland and hates it here and wants south asap, whereas i have acclimtatised, and am in love with all the cabin crew

As for Jet2 which is what the thread is about, the folk you have to fly with our great, whereas the location is your choice and can be great. Pick well.
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 16:08
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757 Speedbrakes, yes there is always the Middle East, in fact it is now quite a retirement home for ex Channexers, falling over one another in FlyDubai and Ethiad...
Tonker you only want BHX because of the curry houses...whats wrong with paying 1.30 for Seabrooks famous Desi crisps on board
Chicken Sandwich..spot on...I seem to remember a case last year in NCL when a new hire hostie sat on the sidelines for months whilst " pro actively engaging HR sorted out the paperwork"...In the end her parents went to the press and hey presto one fast tracked i.d card arrived.
FBL H.O moved.. simply because its cheaper to employ staff oop North esp when MAG want the land your paortakabins are on in BOH....
Hmmmm Horsforth and the North Bradford canals with the odd dead night fighter floating by.... or a cheeky G+T as one sails the yacht past Harrys gaff at Sandbanks ?? Its a personal choice and I know which sh!tehole I prefer
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 22:51
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Originally Posted by Facelookbovvered
What planet are you on??[...]Leeds is a shit hole
I think you are on planet Zog if you think that Leeds is a bigger shitehole than the larger squalor that is London.

Up North it's colder - up North it's a great deal cheaper and a great deal safer.

As for Jet2 their roots are in the North - But their tentacles are increasingly moving Southwards.

And the cost of living is far higher down South - Always has been and finding work to meet this extra cost to have the same standard of living as Yorkshire or Lancashire is impossible without specialist skills like teaching et al. Ordinary Joe has no chance down London.
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 23:32
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Sorry to correct you Earnie Lanc but Jet2's routes are from the South.......

I'm a southerner who loves the North, (although the south downs on a sunny evening beats the pennines and peak district by a mile) and having been based at 3 or the Jet2 bases over the years loved them all! Well, maybe not MAN as much!

Your best off flying for someone like BA or Virgin but using the cheaper living costs to reside up north and use the staff travel!

If BHX is a new Jet2 base, I'll lay good money it's the furthest towards 'gods country' that they'll get too!
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Old 14th Jul 2011, 07:18
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May be Jet 2 should consider expanding their Blackpool operations to compete with Ryanair. The Stelios argument, when he introduced Loco to the UK, was that passengers required simple hassle free airports. BLK is very accessible from many north of England locations. It may not offer a shopping centre but it does provide a simple transport facility.
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Old 14th Jul 2011, 15:12
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Originally Posted by 757 Speedbrakes
Sorry to correct you Earnie Lanc but Jet2's routes are from the South.......
I think you have got "routes" mixed up with what I said "roots" ;-

Originally Posted by Ernest Lanc's
As for Jet2 their roots are in the North
As in Headquarters LEEDS.

Originally Posted by 757 Speedbrakes
(although the south downs on a sunny evening beats the pennines and peak district by a mile)
Yes the South is nice if talking Devon or Norfolk - But parts of London are almost uninhabitable.
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Old 14th Jul 2011, 15:18
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Originally Posted by Helen49
May be Jet 2 should consider expanding their Blackpool operations to compete with Ryanair.
That may well be the case - Jet2 are aware they can get high load factors on certain routes from BLK, so maybe competing on some routes with LS from 50 odd miles away might makes some sense.

Interestingly IMO it was the FR pull out at MAN that thwarted LS expansion at BLK - Interesting to see now what will happen. now the opposite has occurred.

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Old 14th Jul 2011, 15:30
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Interestingly IMO it was the LS pull out at MAN that thwarted LS expansion at BLK
Que?

Been on the funny stuff again, Ernest ?

Now you are getting your FR's and LS's confused!
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Old 14th Jul 2011, 15:54
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IB4138...
Thank you for your kind correction - I am in the middle of moving home for the second time in 6 months, so I think an (INITIAL) slip can be excused. The post has now been edited and corrected.

More importantly it was obvious what I meant and that point would have been better being addressed IMHO.
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Old 24th Jul 2011, 21:10
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Has the B737-800 (G-GDFC) re entered service after the engine fire on Thursday.



Read more: Britons aboard terror flight as jet engine shoots flames 30ft in repeated explosions | Mail Online

video also on link.
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Old 25th Jul 2011, 18:20
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In response to the above..... No, it's still in Palma as we speak. Playing havoc with the schedule at the moment.
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Old 25th Jul 2011, 18:27
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According to BFS page it operated PMI - BFS and will do BFS - PMI soon. So it will probably go back to UK after it arrives in PMI at 23.00 tonight.
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