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Old 4th Jan 2013, 23:22
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There have been strong rumours that NCL will get at least one more a/c for summer 13
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Old 4th Jan 2013, 23:24
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Good that they're asking UK crews to be based there. When I first heard I thought the

Your having a laugh aren't you? even Norwegian contract crews are better paid than Jet2 at around €10000+ per month and no seasonal 70% bollocks based in Glasgow on a Zenon contract, no Summer holiday embargo and a proper ID 90 self administered staff & family travel system in addition to free commute for crew.

Norwegians ALC base opens 1st of April, with one or two further bases to be announced this year, i guess they need to find some were to put 14 brand new 737-800's due to be delivered in 2013 and that's in addition to the 3 Dreamliner's

The Finn-air contract is even better, sure its cheap labour compared with what they are paying in Finland but way above what Jet2 pay

Still its a good move for Jet2, will be very interesting to see how they crew it but its a mine field in respect of social & local taxes, my advice for people interested in a ALC is take a long hard look at the roster, you need a block of four days off to commute home and a 100% guarantee of firm tickets back to the UK.
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Old 5th Jan 2013, 00:39
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Now that jet2 are getting all these 737-800's will they be retiring some of the 75's at the end of the year.
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Old 5th Jan 2013, 01:00
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Apparently, Jet2 are booked for the Humberside Airport Travel Holiday Exhibition next week. Could there be an announcement regarding HUY flights maybe?

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Old 5th Jan 2013, 07:46
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Don't get too carried away on a/c numbers, as l believe they are planning on having a fair number of standby aircraft.
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Old 5th Jan 2013, 15:33
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Someone posted elsewhere that this is to be a single aircraft base, and the aircraft will be flying the morning rotations only. Reason suggested is strategic location for positioning if there is a tech problem.. Supposidly they will be using an older airframe so it wont cost them so much for it to be sitting around on standby at ALC..?

Sounds most plausible to me, what does everyone else think?

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Old 5th Jan 2013, 19:30
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MKY661 New B737-800's

Re the B737-800's, are you saying all 4 x 800's to be at EMA? If not, how many do you think will be? Thanks.
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Old 5th Jan 2013, 20:12
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I've heard the EMA base will be 1 757-200, 1 737-800, 1 737-300, and a leased A320 from somewhere
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Old 5th Jan 2013, 22:10
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Re the B737-800's, are you saying all 4 x 800's to be at EMA? If not, how many do you think will be? Thanks.
No Just the A320. I'm not sure where the 737-800's are being based but I have heard about another at Manchester and one at Leeds. Also ematom1 has just reported there is apprently one at East Midlands.

The reason that Jet2 are leasing an A320 and a 737 from Travel Service is because of a further two 737-800's being unavailiable for summer 2013.

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Old 6th Jan 2013, 13:06
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A B738 to be based at BLK would be a real treat, but then again, we all know that won't happen!
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Old 6th Jan 2013, 14:46
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was there any issues runway length wise with a fully laden 738 from BLK, they're not exactly known for their sprightly performance
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Old 6th Jan 2013, 15:39
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The 800 has better take off performance than the 20k 300's, but is more limited for landing. I would have thought a 700 would be a better fit at Blackpool and Leeds - the take off performance of an 800 but the size and landing performance of a 300.
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Old 6th Jan 2013, 19:15
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Originally Posted by pug
Someone posted elsewhere that this is to be a single aircraft base, and the aircraft will be flying the morning rotations only. Reason suggested is strategic location for positioning if there is a tech problem.. Supposidly they will be using an older airframe so it wont cost them so much for it to be sitting around on standby at ALC..?

Sounds most plausible to me, what does everyone else think?
It is a plausible hypothesis, but personally I think it is more profitable to take advantage of evening slots available in high season.

This question and others like operative reinforcement / seasonal base or new routes will be solved soon...

In principle a Jet2 plane will be based at ALC from May 23 until October 5 with extra flights to BFS, BLK, EDI, GLA and NCL.

pd. W13 season from/to ALC is on sale. All routes will be operated (including BFS and GLA which are not operated during W12). MAN and NCL will be operational throughout the winter as LBA (no post-Christmas break).
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Old 6th Jan 2013, 23:39
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"The 800 has better take off performance than the 20k 300's, but is more limited for landing. I would have thought a 700 would be a better fit at Blackpool and Leeds - the take off performance of an 800 but the size and landing performance of a 300. "

Must admit I'm surprised that having started to aquire -800s that they haven't looked at some -700s especially as they seem to be storing/scrapping 7-10 year old -700s at the moment. Guess they are worth more parted than sold to airlines like Jet2. Given how well the -300s last the 700s must have loads of decent life left in them. Sad really!

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 09:09
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The problem with bringing another variant on line is it is very restrictive for the flight schedulers, so if you have to switch aircraft you either have too many passengers or empty seats both are a cost. In an ideal word they would have a standard fleet of 800's the 757 fleet seems to be going in one direction and i'm not sure what they would replace it with? I'm sure someone will correct me but have Dart ever bought/leased a new aircraft ?

I guess the main advantage for Jet2 in ALC is it allows for lower frequency to smaller airports without empty positioning costs. Sounds like party time in ALC for Jet2 crews
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 07:53
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Old 9th Jan 2013, 12:11
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Jet2 are also leasing a Titan airways 757 to be based at Manchester! It will operate with full jet2 crew and Titan flight deck pretty much same as strategic last summer!!!
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Old 9th Jan 2013, 16:45
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Is that Damp Lease then in aviation speak
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Old 10th Jan 2013, 22:39
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So with an ALC base, could we see Jet2's first venture into the SE of England?
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Old 10th Jan 2013, 22:48
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Im not sure of the link between ALC and SE England ?
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