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Old 29th Apr 2015, 14:48
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I used to own a business employing over a thousand people. I know that most member of staff thought my decisions were wrong and that the company would collapse tomorrow.
It survivied 40 years until I sold, when PM sells his shares so will I.
Can we not restore this forum to discussing the direction of travel of the company and its aims and expectations and whether they will happen.
In any forum you need balance, Sean puts one side of the story, we only have city briefing sheets as the other side, I am not allowed to put them up on this forum unfortunately.
Can we discuss things that everyone can take part in...........please
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 19:35
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S16- on sale!

Well, how about looking positively for a change. Looks like summer 16 flights are going on sale. Newcastle has more flights to Greece from a quick glance. Good to see Jet2 continuing to grow. Presume more to come!
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 21:00
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Jet2 - Glasgow Summer 16 release

Murcia seems to have been dropped from the Glasgow itinerary for summer 2016.

Wonder if some new routes are on the cards?

And any further expansion of aircraft?
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 21:26
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New route to Fuerteventura from Belfast International Airport for Jet2 in S16!
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 21:52
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Murcia seems to have been dropped from the Glasgow itinerary for summer 2016.
This could be due to the possible closing of MJV and the opening of Corbera airport a few miles up the road. Time will tell but there are difficulties, as the Murcia airport staff don't want to move and the EU are considering whether a loan from the regional Government to the owners of Corbera airport is legal.
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 23:08
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Or the significant growth of a current base where routes are currently thin on the ground...
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 16:52
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garry8g

You'd have to be bonkers to book with any airline that far out. If its DIY you need to avoid booking any accommodation/car hire/airport car parking based on the current flight times, if its Jet2Holidays then any changes will be sorted out by them, but letting any airline sit on your dosh for 12-18months can't be clever even with todays very low RoR on savings

Before Jet2_738 starts bleating 'any airline'
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 17:34
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Jet2 Charters - G-POWM

On another note, Chartered A320, G-POWM has just been positioned as EXS061J from STN up to GLA. So it would seem that LS do not intend to cancel any lease, even with the addition of G-JZHD, unless the Privilege Style 757-200 is cancelled, which of course is unlikely.

Jet2holidays tend not to change flight times, as they aren't a charter airline like that of TOM, or TCX. That said, in that time, the aircraft config could have changed, so like LNIDA says, it wouldn't be advisable booking seats or airport car parking just yet. Anyone looking to book holidays should hold off a little - the release price tends to be higher than of that shortly afterwards.
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 18:06
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Funny that, in post 2149 you were saying that they are just like TOM/TCX. So they aren't a low cost airline and now they aren't like a charter airline. Jet2 really have found a niche!
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 18:13
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Funny that, in post 2149 you were saying that they are just like TOM/TCX. So they aren't a low cost airline and now they aren't like a charter airline. Jet2 really have found a niche!
charter airline like that of TOM, or TCX.
What I meant was they aren't a charter airline (like TOM and TCX who are). They are in various aspects very similar to that of TCX and TOM - but as I said, they aren't a charter airline.
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Old 1st May 2015, 09:21
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G-POWM Jet2/Titan Hybrid:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16705479123
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Old 1st May 2015, 11:03
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Jet2_738

I would say that apart from a few city break routes the overwhelming majority of Jet2's business is bucket and spade to the Med., and the flight operated mainly for the benefit of it's group company Jet2 Holidays - which is why some aircraft are liveried as such.

it would be interesting to compare the split between package and independent travelers booking on Jet2 bucket and spade routes, and compare the ratios with those of TCX / TOM. I reckon there wouldn't be a lot of difference.

Difference between Jet2 and the others is that Jet2 spawned the tour operator, whereas with the other two, tour operators spawned the airline.

Please don't kid yourselves that Jet2 won't change flight timings between now and Summer 2016. Slot allocations at the more congested airports haven't even started yet for S2016, and you can be sure that if a destination isn't selling as expected then consolidations and cancellations will take place - whether they are called that is another matter.
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Old 1st May 2015, 14:28
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LNIDA

I wasn't planning on booking any flights yet, it was just an observation with some questions.
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Old 1st May 2015, 15:17
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Is there any truth in the rumour that Jet2 have artificially restricted the maximum operating flight levels of their 737-300 & 737-800 fleets? if so why?

The figure quoted to me was either 380/390 for the NG & 350/360 for the CL i do of course realise that most of Jet2's aircraft will seldom go above that any way with a typical load factor.
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Old 1st May 2015, 16:38
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LNIDA: I am one who books at least a year in advance. failure to would mean we would not be able to book the hotel of our choice, unless we do it a year in advance.
I have had to guess the dates we are going for May 2016 as we had to book the rooms last month to guarantee our dates.
Over the last five years, we have had one major change and that was a complete drop of the flight last year. Jet2 would only allow us to change our flight out on a later date. We accepted a total cancel, went out 48 hours earlier and pocketed 150 for the change, enough to pay for another two nights in the hotel, a win win event.
I do it with a zero rated purchase with my credit card, which I dont have to pay off until we return in May 2016
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Old 1st May 2015, 19:11
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Hi all I'm new here, been a lurker for a while though!

I'll be flying with Jet2 Holidays in 5 weeks to Fuerteventura from Manchester, I think it'll be a 757 as when I was selecting my seats the plane diagram had 42 rows, would that be a 757-200? Hope so as I love the 757!

Slightly concerning the age of the fleet but I expect they are well maintained as they wouldn't be allowed to fly otherwise! Will the Jet2 fleet of 757's have been through a heavy maintenance check as they've been on the fleet for some years now, perhaps they did it when they went in for the interior refit/upgrade etc?

Hope this is in the right section!
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Old 1st May 2015, 22:30
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Leeds Spotter

I assume you are booking flight only?, how much notice of change of flight times did you get? from what you say you were still able to get the hotel of your choice anyway which is great.

All airline change schedules from time to time, I have just had a change of departure time from JFK for a flight in a few months time, it only 90 minutes later on a red eye so no big deal, but with the best will in the world putting flights on sale out to September 2016 in April 2015 is a leap in the dark.I would dearly love to be able to make plans and book flights a little further ahead than my min two weeks/max 6 week roster allows.
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Old 2nd May 2015, 08:12
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LNIDA

as you say all airlines change schedules. Jet2s passenger operations serve the holiday market, and reading sites such as Tripadvisor I see people regularly booking holidays 12 to 18 months ahead, either for special occasions or budgeting reasons. Also as Leeds Spotter says accommodation fills up at some times of year

My schedule change story with Jet2 last year involves 2 returns, flight only, from GLA to LPA.

The trip in October the return flight was moved back by 10 minutes, hardly worth telling me about I thought.

The trip at Christmas was another matter. Booked at the beginning of May with Saturday flights out and back. Email received 9 July informing of a 24 hour change of times of both flights so that travel was on Sunday. In fact all flights from GLA to LPA from Nov 8 were changed to Sundays. Luckily my accommodation had space to let me modify my booking and change at no cost, parking was another matter.

I'd certainly fly with Jet2 again. Friendly cabin crew and no delays. Don't know about others but I find the new style no recline seats on a 738 more comfortable and give me more leg room than the old style seating on charter 752s.
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Old 2nd May 2015, 13:06
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I'd certainly fly with Jet2 again. Friendly cabin crew and no delays. Don't know about others but I find the new style no recline seats on a 738 more comfortable and give me more leg room than the old style seating on charter 752s.
Me too. I arrived 30 mins early on my last Jet2 flight, and the new style no recline seats are very comfortable, and certainly give a lot more leg room (even for someone 6ft+). We can now travel worry-free, safe in the knowledge that a careless person in front isn't going to lean back onto us, and spill our drinks all over
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Old 2nd May 2015, 13:24
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Indeed...but looking at their flight only prices for 2016, one would have to dig deep in order to travel with them
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