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Old 2nd May 2015, 16:30
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Fear not, easyJet and Ryanair haven't had reclining seats for many years and Monoarch now have non reclining seats.
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Old 2nd May 2015, 18:50
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I see ALC based air-spare G-CELS operated today's LS876 (EXS876A) from FAO to MAN. G-LSAC operated the outbound flight, but has only just left FAO bound for LBA as EXS046A. This is because G-LSAC had gone tech down in FAO. Pax were put on the air-spare, and arrived 1hr 45 mins late, thus as opposed to what would have been a delay of nearly 6 hours! G-CELS is now en route back to ALC as EXS047A.

Jet2's Spanish base strategy seems to have worked well today, just as we begin to go into the summer season.

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Old 2nd May 2015, 20:57
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The fact that Jet2 go to the trouble of having a back up aircraft and crews on standby all day in ALC speaks volumes about the company and also the age and fleet reliability........
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Old 2nd May 2015, 21:27
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Monarch reclining seats...

Mockingjay...
Monoarch now have non reclining seats.
The Monarch A321 I've just flown to TFS and back on certainly did have reclining seats, and it didn't have p**m me off when they did it without warning, nearly sending the contents of my tray table over me.

For the small amount these seats recline, I'd just get rid of them.

SC.
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Old 3rd May 2015, 14:15
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What exactly does it say about the company? Perhaps it says that they care about their customers and let's face it, they're the most important people and a 2 hour delay will look much better on the airline than a 6 hour one. And with regards to reliability every airline has technical problems with aircraft! Virgin, Thomas Cook the lot, it doesn't say anything about the airline or the age of their aircraft

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Old 3rd May 2015, 16:48
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So you'd advocate J2 having passengers wait over 4 hours or so while a new crew could be assembled or maybe that J2 shouldn't have back-up aircraft available should one have a mechanical (not to mention that all other airlines have mechanical mishaps now and then)?

Odd way of thinking.
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Old 3rd May 2015, 17:09
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I completely understand your reasoning behind slagging off Jet2 and the way they run their very successful, profitable and prosperous airline, I mean, remember last year when there were all those delays, cancellations and emergencies with airlines flying clapped out 30 year old dreamliners... Oh, hang on...
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Old 3rd May 2015, 18:13
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their very successful, profitable and prosperous airline,
oh bless...you're only 16! Its a business with a "business plan" that got it started...and no future...without further investment that is!

Good luck to you all...you'll be all very pleased to know, especially Lord Spandex 'Turbo-Prop' Masher i've already left and joined BA...
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Old 3rd May 2015, 18:42
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Oh that's just terrific! Sean Dillon here at BA now
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Old 3rd May 2015, 18:45
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jet2

sd
thank god for that
sm1
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Old 3rd May 2015, 18:56
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SD being condescending there to a 16 year old. Nice fella.
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Old 3rd May 2015, 20:03
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Finally

Sean has left for BA!! (I mean, BA have got hat sick of him constantly applying) No more moans and groans??.... oh no - there's a whole pile of his dirty washing left to aire.... At least that's one less 'unhappy where he is' pilot gone. Sean, you've left in good time - maybe it wasn't to be long before someone high up would see behind that virtual plastic facade, and discover who you really are.

I'd just like to say that nonfrequentflyer_NCL's past two posts have been spot on! Jet2 are an airline that like to please its passengers. From a passengers perspective, 1hr 45mins delay is nothing compared to a 6 hour one. As a passenger, I'd like to know that an airline does all it can to get me home. It could, and certainly can happen to anyone, irrespective of whether their fleet is months or years old. It just means Jet2 are better equipped to handle a problem like that - and that they've got a strategy in place to prevent delays.

Jet2 like to please their passengers - just look what happened when BLK closed - LS re-scheduled everything, going to the length, so much as to pay for customers' parking at MAN, and bus people there and back for months. Look at the ash cloud crisis - LS sent buses all the way from Leeds to the bottom of Spain to get people home. What other airline did that???
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Old 3rd May 2015, 20:08
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Was flying Thomas Cook a few years ago when the newish Bus went tech at Cardiff, who bailed them out Jet2 with a 20+yr old 737-300
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Old 3rd May 2015, 20:21
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Jet2 like to please their passengers
and nothing to do with reducing compensation payments...
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Old 3rd May 2015, 20:37
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and nothing to do with reducing compensation payments...
Don't think EU261 was on the cards when the ash cloud hit. But I do know that Jet2 did way more than any other airline to get people home, including many FD & CC giving up leave / days off to fly as much as possible to get people home once the ban was lifted.

But people never remember the good points, only the bad...
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Old 3rd May 2015, 20:58
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Do you really think there would be a standby A/C based in ALC without EU261? Don't remember there being one before.

But people never remember the good points, only the bad...
Fair point, but on this thread I think its heading the other way - bit of balance won't do it any harm.
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Old 3rd May 2015, 21:03
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Fair point, but on this thread I think its heading the other way - bit of balance won't do it any harm.
For the sake of argument I'd say all airlines probably have good and bad, yeah?

And Jet2_738 - many thanks for the praise. Just an observer who's fascinated with flight but ruddy terrified of the b*gger at the same time
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Old 3rd May 2015, 21:17
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The ALC aircraft would not be there if it weren't for EU261. Airlines do not do things unless they make or save money. This setup is for reducing compensation claims.

They've obviously done their sums and have concluded that ALC saves them money. But then again it isn't much different to other locos who have planes and crews on airport standby ready to perform rescue flights lets not kid ourselves that they're doing this to be customer service champions.

The ash cloud was over five years ago. People will have well forgotten and five years is a long time in this industry. They did it then, who's to say they would handle it the same way now?

As mentioned all airlines have good and bad, but reading this thread LS would seem to be the exception. They can only do good seemingly.
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Old 3rd May 2015, 21:55
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Jet2 like to please their passengers - just look what happened when BLK closed - LS re-scheduled everything, going to the length, so much as to pay for customers' parking at MAN, and bus people there and back for months. Look at the ash cloud crisis - LS sent buses all the way from Leeds to the bottom of Spain to get people home. What other airline did that???
Monarch Airlines did as well. They also flew passengers from the Canaries and Balaerics to the mainland and coached them back from there too.
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Old 3rd May 2015, 22:39
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Originally Posted by Sean Dillon View Post
Good luck to you all...you'll be all very pleased to know, especially Lord Spandex 'Turbo-Prop' Masher i've already left and joined BA...
Not sure what your turbo prop reference is to but....of course you have.
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