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Old 25th Jul 2011, 20:20
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I can confirm that it did operate todays delayed BFS-PMI flight.
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 08:46
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To any Jet2 management (even if you are just lurking...): What is your response to the 2 quid drop off and pick up charge at LBA? Effectively all your fares have now gone up by GPB4 for me. OK I travel on my own and its not much in the big scheme of things if you are a family of 4, but as I am equidistant from DSA, HUY and LBA it may tip the balance.
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 09:44
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For god sake..... just pay the £2 fee.... or stay at home!!
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 09:50
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Precisely @jet2impress

Prepared to spend many a £ on the holiday, but not £2 for the convenience of dropping off at the door to support developing your local airport...
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 09:51
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Exactly! I'm sure our economy would be in better shape if people stopped being such penny pinchers!
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 15:20
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Two pound charge

Sorry Jet2Empress have to disagree about the charge. As an Ex Pat (Yorkshireman) now retired in Spain the UK is just a total rip-off - one pound here two pounds there - we don“t pay anything here in Spain for drop off charges and most parking is free expect of course in big cities and underground car parks near the beach - then it is not too expensive. Why don“t you in the UK just say NO we are not having it. That is the trouble - you just knuckle under. Two pounds might not seem a lot to some people but people struggling on the minimum wage it is a lot. Every time I go back to the UK - which fortunately is not too often nowadays - it makes me cringe what you put up with. Sorry rant over after a rather nice lunch at a beach bar - and we didn“t have to pay to park the car!
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 17:30
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This discussion about the £2 drop off is really starting to annoy me. I agree, on the surface, it looks annoying and a rip off, but it is in line with other UK airports. Also the thing everyone seems to forget, is you get 1 hour free in long stay, so you can drop of there, and get the courtesy bus up to the terminal, which, drops you off slightly closer than the drop off.
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 17:36
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This discussion about the £2 drop off is really starting to annoy me. I agree, on the surface, it looks annoying and a rip off, but it is in line with other UK airports. Also the thing everyone seems to forget, is you get 1 hour free in long stay, so you can drop of there, and get the courtesy bus up to the terminal, which, drops you off slightly closer than the drop off.
What other airports have a drop-off charge? I have used Manchester, Doncaster, Liverpool and Heathrow within the past 6 months and none have a drop-off charge. I'm sure those four aren't exclusive in not charging.
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 18:01
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Or maybe the airport has just thought..... oh, best work out how we are going to pay for those big steel/concrete posts the government insisted we have, incase some other lunatic tries to ram raid the terminal front.
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 18:50
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It was my understanding that the drop off just fee just pushes LBA into profit.
Why do people not want companies to make a profit. It's a British trait I am afraid.People say nowt about millions beng ripped off by the EU but a 2 quid drop off fee, Jesus.
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 19:25
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EDI certainly has a drop off charge, but only £1- they used a similar excuse that it was widespread in the industry
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 20:04
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The people defending the airport seem to have overlooked that the `pennypinchers` being dropped off, have actually made a rather larger contribution to the airport`s coffers. It`s called airport charges and taxes that were included in the price they paid for their ticket
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 20:18
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Don't worry about the two pound extra, you Jet2 guys need to get down to Cardiff. Latest reports in the press are that the Welsh Assembly are going to reduce APD (Tax) to zero. A very hugh saving for a family of four
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 20:39
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Not sure the Welsh Assembly have the power to do that, great if they do because you can guess BRS would kick up a right Royal fuss and Ryanair would be in like a shot!! bring it on i say APD is like sealing your letter box up!!
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 22:12
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Yip, and the Scottish government will be next... No wonder English airports are getting twitchy...
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 22:20
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Don't forget NI. If all 3 do away with it how long will it take England.
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 05:53
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Jet2impress and JCSL - thanks for being so rude. You suggest I should support my local airport - why? - surely they as a commercial business they should be attracting me. I am not a charity. Lets face it LBA is old, tatty, congested and bedevilled with delays (especially during disembarkation) and this is just another straw on this camels back. As I pointed out I have the option of 'supporting' other local airports - from which Jet2 do not fly. If your salary depends on Jet2 (I suspect not) then perhaps you should listen to the people that pay your wages - the customers.
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 12:01
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Well said 2 planks...I agree..The airlines and the airports need to honestly charge the going rate ie upfront.Its the little add ons that are hard to avoid that get people riled. Its insidious and wrong.
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 12:10
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2 Planks...Its actually the Royal Mail and Fowler Welch that pays the employee wage bill in the winter ( due to the fuel escalator in these contracts) not the average J2 punters ticket price...Employees listening...yeah not to you though, but Eithiad, Emirates, B.A, Fly Dubai etc...their T&C's eroded to pay for your "cheap" ticket means there off mate
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 14:44
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Freightdoggydog - absolutley fine with your views - that's capitalism. I shop where I want you work where you want. But its not my cheap ticket that has eroded the T&Cs it is the Company's management that have chosen that business model. Sadly for most pilots airlines are no longer run by pilots for the benefit of pilots, MoL and Stelios (amongst others) have seen to that.
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