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Old 28th Jul 2011, 15:37
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I too hate the "I pay your wages" school of thought. Thats not what it says on my bank statement each and every month. If we are to think of it that way then a large proportion of the population pays each others salary. Hence, the saying loses it's point some what.

As for charging for extra's. I can see why it is annoying but ultimately it has been down to the consumer's thirst (some would say greediness) for low fares. Airlines are scared to include things in the fare as it unevens the playing field if competitors follow suit and contrary to what some may say on this forum, the airline would lose passengers attracted the lower headline fare offered by the compeition.

Many, mainly regional, airports are having a tough time of it too and are trying to recoup costs in unconventional ways due to the fact that the competition for business (i.e attracting airlines) is so strong. So I can understand why people resent paying to drop off people at LBA for their flight to Barcelona but then again you could argue that if it wasn't for the hit taken by LBA to attract airlines, BCN and numerous other direct services wouldn't be possible.
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Old 29th Jul 2011, 14:39
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Another Jet2 hiccup!

Majorca-bound Jet2 flight from Manchester turns back with 'technical problem' just after take-off | Manchester Evening News - menmedia.co.uk
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Old 29th Jul 2011, 14:54
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Oh dear, Them passengers wont be happy as there been bused over the M62. The LS831 MAN to PMI service is now operating out of LBA according to the latest flight information on jet2's website.

The returning LS832 PMI to MAN service will also be diverted into LBA later this evening. From where pax will be bused back to MAN.
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Old 29th Jul 2011, 21:43
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PMI-MAN

Flight operated normally (very late I grant you) but it went MAN PMI MAN.
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Old 29th Jul 2011, 22:23
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Your information is duff. The flight left MAN at the rescheduled time and returned to MAN this evening. No bussing of PAX was necessary.

DW.
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Old 29th Jul 2011, 22:39
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Just out of interest, does the company PA-31 fly crew/engineers/AOG around or is it used by senior management? Or a bit of both?
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Old 31st Jul 2011, 11:23
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G-IFIT.... used for a bit of everything. Get's us out a tricky situations sometimes.
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Old 31st Jul 2011, 12:00
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Jeeez is G-IFIT still around..that bloody thing nearly killed me and a L188 crew in STN one New Years eve on a positioning flight to CGN....I'd rather walk
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Old 1st Aug 2011, 23:04
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Last time I saw G-IFIT was up in NCL a few years back when it flew up the only crew available to operate a flight that was so badly delayed due to the snow, that 3 crews went out of hours to operate a TFS!!

Apprently it's having larger fuel tanks fitted and a sales cart, to cover the 737-8's that keep going tech!!

It should have a special PPRuNe thread of it's own!!
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Old 1st Aug 2011, 23:39
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One would think the 737-800 would be the most reliable aircrafts in the fleet right now, but no, how come they're going tech so often? Didn't they went through a number of checks before starting operating for Jet2 earlier this year?

First the engine fire a week ago and just today G-GDFC departed almost 4 hours delayed for the FNC service. I would guess for technical reasons again..
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 17:41
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G-IFIT

Seen G-IFIT a lot recently inside hanger 1 of Multiflight, Good little aircraft, great for shuttling crews from base to base. Last time i saw it, it was having some work done to it's right engine.
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 19:36
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As metioned elsewhere, Jet2 have announced GLA-FCO 3 weekly starting summer 2012.

However, GLA-Murcia seems to have dissappeared even though the route was only announced 2 or 3 months ago! Any ideas why?
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 20:23
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Originally Posted by JSCL
Another Jet2 hiccup!
This will no doubt be the a/c that was the reason that our LS flight returning from Tenerife had to hold a holding position circling MAN airport.
The captain informed us an a/c had technical problems and we had to give way to allow it priority to land.
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 21:06
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If your flight was LS918 last night, I was watching FR24 when your aircraft, on a straight-in final approach to 05 at 6000ft and after passing Chester, turned north closely followed by a TCX B767. This allowed a TCX (or TOM) B757 aircraft approaching from the south to land before your aircraft and the TCX 767. Both your aircraft and the TCX 767 did two circuits in a hold over Wigan before returning to land on 05.

If you were told that you were giving way to an aircraft with a technical problem it certainly was not a Jet2 aircraft.

Hope you had a good holiday.

To confirm that the aircraft that took priority was the late running TCX2159 from Santorini.

Last edited by TSR2; 3rd Aug 2011 at 22:40. Reason: Confirmation added
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 21:10
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CL I think you will find crews are normally shuttled around bases in the back of Peugeot Estates that have seen better days, by drivers that have also seen better days !!!

G-IFIT would only be pressed into crew shuttling, if FTL's meant a certain flight might be canx and therefore incur huge compo costs from aggrieved punters..

As for a great little aircraft...your welcome to a flight in it... in icing conditioms in the middle of the night surrounded by Engineers toolboxes and crates of Kolsch
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 22:19
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TSR2 / Ernest Lancs...

Correct - absolutely nothing to do with the returning Jet2.com PMI.

DW.
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 00:08
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TSR2.
Thank's I did have a good holiday.

To confirm my flight was LS918,,,We where 20 mins late leaving Tenerife and was expected to be late.

The captain said " We have made good time" and he expected to land approx 0025...

Then he said "despite best efforts we have to keep in holding position as an a/c with technical troubles took priority" - He went on to say " The runway would have to be inspected" and he expected a 15 to 20 min delay.
Which was not that far out.
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 18:35
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Anybody know why todays LS223 to Tenerife returned to LBA. It departed at 17.08 (scheduled at 15.20) and returned at 18.56 after being in the hold for 20 minutes plus.
The flight appeared to turn round north of Anglesey. The aircraft was G-LSAB - B757.
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 19:00
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I'd have thought Jet2 average delay for last 30 days was what, 8hours?

Seem to be having a poor time recently.
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 20:08
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Took off again from LBA at 21.05 same plane. G-LSAB.
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