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Old 23rd May 2015, 16:25
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As far as I know passengers are carried inside, not on the roof or wings, so being wider or taller makes no difference to the passenger experience except if the have to evacuate !!!

My comments were intended to be tongue in cheek, but most passenger would not be aware of whether they were sat in(on) a CL or NG I was simply saying that announcing that you are putting bigger aircraft on a route to most passengers that they would expect a larger aircraft not a LWB version.

They never say it's a smaller aircraft if the switch to a 300

The 757 is a completely different aircraft to the 737 and would be seen to bigger, but yes 3/3 seating just the same, let's move on.
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Old 23rd May 2015, 18:44
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It would be interesting to have a 100 series parked next to a 900
then you would see the difference
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Old 26th May 2015, 08:46
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flew back to MAN on GDFM yesterday from Venice.

On time again and 95% full. Service excellent on board.
Check in at Marco polo was a joke with one desk open for each of the 3 flights.
We waiting until check in opened 90 mins before flight !! and then with one desk it was slow.
Will be sending e mail to them today.
Aircraft side and crew both good.
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Old 26th May 2015, 09:32
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Castleford, it's just a shame the ground handlers let you down. If you checked the status page, Status | Jet2.com, over the weekend and Monday, Ground Handlers/Agents at VCE were going on strike - this might explain your bad experience at check in (only 90mins before).
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Old 28th May 2015, 12:44
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EXS51/LS51 (G-LSAA) seemed to be circling Newcastle today before landing from Manchester.

Took off, went out over Seaton, out over North Sea then back in to Newcastle.

Sent in as spare plane or test flight?

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Old 28th May 2015, 14:12
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I notice jet 2 have decided to use privilege aircraft again this year...that should boost on time departure figures no end .....lol
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Old 28th May 2015, 16:37
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Originally Posted by nonfrequentflyer_NCL View Post
EXS51/LS51 (G-LSAA) seemed to be circling Newcastle today before landing from Manchester.

Took off, went out over Seaton, out over North Sea then back in to Newcastle.

Sent in as spare plane or test flight?
Test flight , flew over Newcastle the other day out to the north sea then flew back over at 14,000 ft back to MAN , Seems all its done the last week is test flights from MAN to MAN or EMA/NCL
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Old 28th May 2015, 17:17
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I notice jet 2 have decided to use privilege aircraft again this year
Jet2 have had Privilege Style 757-200 EC-ISY since the start of the month. However, EC-ISY appears to have gone tech in MAN, as EC-HDS was drafted in this morning to take the LS891 service from MAN. Good Old Privilege Style...

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We have 2 positioning flights tonight:

G-CELS 733 - Based ALC, returning from PMI to ALC.

G-LSAN 752WL - Based MAN, Positioning GLA, reason unknown.

Anyone any ideas on G-LSAN positioning to GLA?

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Old 28th May 2015, 19:41
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This little snippet appeared in the Evening Standard a few weeks back, any opinions on what it means or where it might lead?


Market Report: Shares tumble as record highs give way to nerves before US Fed meeting - Analysis & Features - Business - London Evening Standard


Shares of Dart Group, owner of the Jet2 airline and package tours group, have been soaring in the past few months. Brokers are whispering that a new shareholder might be the cause. Especially as itís Richard Bernsteinís activist group Crystal Amber.
The question is, what has Bernstein, currently laying siege to Pinewood Studiosí Michael Grade, got up his sleeve for Dart? Some in the market are talking of a potential spin-off of Dartís haulage business. But thatís probably wide of the mark.
Punters in Jet2ís northern heartlands are about to start getting flusher and when compared with the likes of easyJet, Dartís accounting policies are cautious in the extreme: in other words, itís got more cash in it than the market had cottoned on to.
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Old 28th May 2015, 21:23
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G-LSAN

G-LSAN is positioning into MAN from TFS in the morning. Not sure how she got there from GLA though! Seems odd, but the company is now acting tactically to avoid EU261 claims at all costs, so maybe they operated a rescue flight on AN to TFS but used a different a/c to rescue the inbound PAX to avoid claims. EU261 is now a MASSIVE issue for EXS after recent rulings.
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Old 28th May 2015, 21:49
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Originally Posted by LiamNCL View Post
Test flight , flew over Newcastle the other day out to the north sea then flew back over at 14,000 ft back to MAN , Seems all its done the last week is test flights from MAN to MAN or EMA/NCL
Has had major engineering work done, so having a thorough beat up prior to return to service.
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Old 28th May 2015, 23:30
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G-LSAN is currently en route as LS155 from GLA to TFS. Unsure as to why/what a/c has gone tech, and why it has been left so long. The service is due into TFS approx 5 hours late.

Earlier, I noticed that ALC based airspare, G-GDFO was en route to TFS as EXS048A, to pick up the return flight as LS156. The Spanish base strategy has immensely reduced delays, by at least 3-4 hours on the LS156 sector tonight, and is due into GLA about 1.5 hours late. As you said, EU261...
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Old 29th May 2015, 05:27
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Been a few 757s covering 738s , G-LSAH Done a 5 hour late NCL-TFS few days ago , Would of thought there would be a 737 lying around quicker than a 757 ?
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Old 29th May 2015, 07:37
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Surely the point of having 757s as the spare aircraft is they can cover anything as they are the biggest in the fleet, there aren't currently any spare 738s anyway other than the newly acquired one which I don't believe is in service yet?
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Old 29th May 2015, 08:11
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It looks like it was GDFV that went tech in Glasgow yesterday afternoon.
The Titan A320 was sitting in Glasgow from 15:00 onwards, but this is where the Titan leased plane is not really a flexible resource.
Obviously the Jet2 flight crew due to go to TFS, wouldn't have been able to use the A320, however if there had been 6 Jet2 737-800 a/c based here, they could have utilised the a/c that had just come in from Faro.
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Old 29th May 2015, 10:25
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Good to see G-LSAA back in commercial service today, after heavy maintenance and rigorous testing over the past few days. She operated service LS879/LS880 MAN-ALC-MAN, and is due into MAN, in true Jet2 fashion, 20 mins early.

Meanwhile, her sister G-LSAB operating service LS271 to ALC has had a 'disruptive passenger' divert to TLS, though is back on her way to ALC, due to land at 13:00CEST.

G-GDFO was last nights back up for G-GDFV, and operated LS156 from TFS - GLA. She is still currently up in GLA, and with 6 flights operating from GLA this afternoon, we should see her back in the air, though G-GDFV is all good and is operating today's LS134 service from AGP

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Old 29th May 2015, 10:41
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G-LSAN is currently en route as LS155 from GLA to TFS. Unsure as to why/what a/c has gone tech, and why it has been left so long. The service is due into TFS approx 5 hours late.

Earlier, I noticed that ALC based airspare, G-GDFO was en route to TFS as EXS048A, to pick up the return flight as LS156. The Spanish base strategy has immensely reduced delays, by at least 3-4 hours on the LS156 sector tonight, and is due into GLA about 1.5 hours late. As you said, EU261...
Having the airspare in ALC is a great policy for EXS, however the plan is slightly flawed as it is only 148Y. In the Summer season most services will be operating full and a large proportion of the fleet is 189Y or 235Y. So there are frequently going to around 40 to 80+ PAX leftover who will have to wait for the aircraft operating the original service outbound from the UK or be returned on other carriers.
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Old 29th May 2015, 10:54
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Originally Posted by GLAinsider View Post
Having the airspare in ALC is a great policy for EXS, however the plan is slightly flawed as it is only 148Y. In the Summer season most services will be operating full and a large proportion of the fleet is 189Y or 235Y. So there are frequently going to around 40 to 80+ PAX leftover who will have to wait for the aircraft operating the original service outbound from the UK or be returned on other carriers.
Yeah, that's the only problem. I am not sure what will be based in ALC in the high summer, but until last night, LS has had 2 733's in ALC, G-CELS, and G-GDFO . Both of these still do operate scheduled services such as ALC-LBA-ALC, but of course are strategically placed for back up of any aircraft. Of course, sending two 737-300's down to the CI to cover a 752 isn't exactly fuel efficient, but may cost them a lot less than that of 235 EU261 claims...
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Old 29th May 2015, 15:51
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Given the reported dreadfull condition AA was found to be to be in during its maintenance im surprised the delays were not even longer getting it back into ship shape order
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Old 29th May 2015, 17:03
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