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Old 4th Aug 2011, 21:39
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Must be those damn palm trees and beach parasols causing the disruption,,,I mean where are they when you need one in BFS,DUS or AMS ....

The tech delays you see at the moment JSCL is pretty normal for an ancient classic fleet being spanked around the Med mid summer. Look on the bright side, at least it keeps the engineers in overtime
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Old 7th Aug 2011, 19:17
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Delays at LBA

Jet2 seem to have some real problems today at LBA, a couple of delays in excess of four hours and one indefinite delay (AMS). What's the problems and any planned subs? Was thinking of booking a flight with them for September but with these sort of delays, am wondering if it's wise,
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Old 7th Aug 2011, 19:40
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Not too clever at MAN either.

Malaga 7 1/2 hours late
Palma 4+ hours late
Ibiza 4 1/2 hours late.

All these flights are B757's.

I don't think Jet2 will be climbing off bottom place in the punctuality stakes this year.
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Old 7th Aug 2011, 19:43
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Was thinking of booking a flight with them for September but with these sort of delays, am wondering if it's wise,[/QUOTE]
WHAT? are you serious???
news flash fella! every airline(etc)in life has delays for what ever reason,im sure that what ever todays delay was, it will be sorted by september, but just to be safe why not book with an alternative airline that never suffers from delays,and when you find one come back and let us know!
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Old 7th Aug 2011, 19:51
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every airline(etc)in life has delays for what ever reason
Absolutely, but some more so than others. If your chances of a delay is an important factor in the selection of a flight, then Jet2 do not fare well according to stats.
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Old 7th Aug 2011, 20:15
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Originally Posted by TSR2 View Post
Absolutely, but some more so than others. If your chances of a delay is an important factor in the selection of a flight, then Jet2 do not fare well according to stats.
oh please! we all know where this is heading, (eg,age of fleet,maintenance,blah,blah,etc,zzzz,)
we have this every year, the fact is its the hight of summer,the busiest time of the year, delays are inevitable with every airline, the op asked about booking flights in september, come on get real!
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Old 7th Aug 2011, 20:36
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But Jt2 aircraft seem less utilised than many other airlines yet still find themselves having issues. Forget peaks and chances of delays, this is a poor effort.
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Old 7th Aug 2011, 20:47
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But Jt2 aircraft seem less utilised than many other airlines yet still find themselves having issues. Forget peaks and chances of delays, this is a poor effort.
on what evidence do you base this?
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Old 7th Aug 2011, 21:02
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Delays

BHX resident, the Air Finland 757 has been used to recover the Leeds - Faro
service tonight after it covered for Transavia France earlier.

I counted 16 delays out of 38 flights on various sites where the delay
was more than 30 minutes of which 12 were more than an hour and
seven were 3-8 hours delayed.

You can't compare August with September but it has not been a good
few days for Jet2 but at least they are subbing in where possible. The
East Mids two also have a light day tomorrow which should help if any
problems are still around in the morning.

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Old 7th Aug 2011, 22:14
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The Air Finland 757 didn't really helped... It returned to LBA shortly after airborne and the flight to Faro is delayed until tomorrow.
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Old 7th Aug 2011, 22:26
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Cheers, yes just played it back on flightradar24 and it appeared it only
got to about 5000 ft before returning and it didn't seem to hold either.

Talk about bad luck or what.

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Old 7th Aug 2011, 22:36
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The 757 that Jet2 were using came back on a full emergency, reported smoke in the cockpit.
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Old 7th Aug 2011, 23:33
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........the fleet is ancient................

Would not surprise me if Pontious was still a pilot with them.

Ancient Jets = lots of problems and delays.

You pay your money and you take your choices.....
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Old 8th Aug 2011, 07:33
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WACO

I'm afraid you speak utter tosh.
BA, KLM, Lufthansa (and many more) are flogging around 747s in excess of 20 years old.
Delta operate many DC9s that are over 35 years old & American MD80s are 25+ years old.
Pontious cannot fly them all.
Ancient aircraft does not= lots of delays.
The Jet2 fleet are not excessively old, however, the Jet2 OTP should be better than it is.
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Old 8th Aug 2011, 08:47
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Mr A Tis

Older aircraft are more likely to have faults or problems than more modern aircraft, Jet2 in the low cost market have amongst the oldest and only bmibaby come close in terms of age of airframes, what I find surprising is that given the low utilisation of Jet2 fleet is the delays that they do get seem high compared with baby, it looks like the 757 are causing huge problems and of course if one goes tech you can hardly replace it with a 737, they have I understand an airbus subbed in for a couple of months to support the program, it also seems the 738 have had a few problems.

They do look after their customers and seldom cancel but if your going for a short break where a 4+ hour delay is going to eat into your weekend break, then put up with the FR abuse and book Ryanair
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Old 8th Aug 2011, 08:51
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Well said facelook. . . . But not all of us abuse pax, only the better loooking ones
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Old 8th Aug 2011, 13:25
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Mr A Tis,

Just remember that all those airlines you mentioned have new aircraft on order.....

Don't think the climate is right yet for Jet2 to be replacing the 733's with 738's just yet but they will need to in the next few years....

Although I'm hoping the 757 will remain for a while longer!!
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Old 8th Aug 2011, 13:59
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Just in time to collect your bus pass eh 757 SpdBrks ? Just remember to wear your wellies when sailing !!
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Old 8th Aug 2011, 14:34
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Monarch A300s are around 22yrs old, their 757s 24 years old-even the A320s are knocking on 18yrs.
The Baby 733s are 13-20 years old, so the Jet 2 733s at 19-25yrs old certainly aren't out of step. The 75s are only 14-24 yrs old - half the age of Delta DC9s- who as far as I know have not ordered anything new.

Yes they all need more TLC as they get older, but the Jet2 schedules are hardly pushing the boundaries- so I am surprised at their poor OTP. Are all the delays down to tech aircraft, or is there more to it than that?
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Old 8th Aug 2011, 19:12
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Birmingham

Anyone know what the Leeds - Birmingham flights are for?
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