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Old 12th Feb 2020, 14:09
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G-HLYF has positioned to MAN this morning.
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Old 12th Feb 2020, 14:39
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Are the A321s due to operate any flights before the summer season begins? It’s still a few months away.
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Old 12th Feb 2020, 15:12
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Originally Posted by ROC10 View Post
Are the A321s due to operate any flights before the summer season begins? It’s still a few months away.
CAA verification flight due soon. Might be online by Easter.
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Old 12th Feb 2020, 16:56
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 16:03
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Another new Jet2 A321 (G-HLYA) was ferried from Cyprus Larnaca to Ostrava in the Czech Republic yesterday for painting into Jet2holidays livery.

Ex Thomas Cook G-TCDD
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 18:15
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Originally Posted by FamilyOf6 View Post
Geeky first post... Is there any meaning behind the registration series chosen, or is it a case of what is available.

JZH- looks like Jet2Holidays... HLY (for the "new" 321s - HoLidaY?? and what about DRT... DART Group?

Have I missed anything or barking up the wrong tree?
G-CEL Channel Express Limited
G-GDF Great Deal Friendlier
G-LSA LS1 The reservations system that holds the whole thing together
G-JZH JetZholidays (Jet2holidays)
G-JZ JetZ (Jet2)
G-DRT DART Group
G-HLY Holidays (All a/c in Jet2holidays livery)


G-DRT has been the sequence for the second hand B738s (since G-JZHH) but we have reached G-DRTZ now so it will be interesting to see what comes next 😉
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 19:56
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Originally Posted by GLAinsider View Post
G-CEL Channel Express Limited
G-GDF Great Deal Friendlier
G-LSA LS1 The reservations system that holds the whole thing together
G-JZH JetZholidays (Jet2holidays)
G-JZ JetZ (Jet2)
G-DRT DART Group
G-HLY Holidays (All a/c in Jet2holidays livery)


G-DRT has been the sequence for the second hand B738s (since G-JZHH) but we have reached G-DRTZ now so it will be interesting to see what comes next 😉
Thought the LS ones were because it’s the postcode of the head office/OCC
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 20:40
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And JZB being Jet2 Breaks
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 20:42
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Originally Posted by USERNAME_ View Post
Thought the LS ones were because it’s the postcode of the head office/OCC
LS was actually the two letter code used from 1978 by Channel Express, the airline that became Jet 2 under the leadership of the present Jet2 chairman and many years before the move to Leeds was conceived. Jet2 inherited the Channex coding legacy.

The connection to a Leeds postcode was not intentional, but no doubt a handy marketing ploy for a business putting down new routes in the north..

Smart company!

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Old 19th Feb 2020, 22:17
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Originally Posted by Flitefone View Post
LS was actually the two letter code used from 1978 by Channel Express, the airline that became Jet 2 under the leadership of the present Jet2 chairman and many years before the move to Leeds was conceived. Jet2 inherited the Channex coding legacy.

The connection to a Leeds postcode was not intentional, but no doubt a handy marketing ploy for a business putting down new routes in the north..

Smart company!
Any idea where “LS” came from? “EXS” I guess comes from the word “Express”?
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 22:47
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Originally Posted by ROC10 View Post
Any idea where “LS” came from? “EXS” I guess comes from the word “Express”?
My guess was always LS = ChanneL ExpresS
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Old 19th Feb 2020, 23:35
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Originally Posted by mullac30 View Post
My guess was always LS = ChanneL ExpresS
Ah, that does make sense, thanks.
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Old 20th Feb 2020, 10:25
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Ready for its paint now.
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Old 20th Feb 2020, 10:33
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nice to see them registering the 321 aircraft in C/N order, the reason why 'YF' was actually delivered first, will make it nice and tidy once they all arrive for the compulsives
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Old 20th Feb 2020, 14:12
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Jet2 B737-800 G-DRTM entered revenue service this morning on LS249, Leeds to Fuerteventura.

Also, G-DRTL performed a short test flight at Manchester this morning at 06:41.
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Old 20th Feb 2020, 17:02
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Originally Posted by USERNAME_ View Post
Thought the LS ones were because it’s the postcode of the head office/OCC
Neither Holiday House (The Mint) or Low Fare Finder House are in LS1.

LS being the last characters of Channel Express makes sense.
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Old 20th Feb 2020, 20:50
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Originally Posted by GLAinsider View Post
Neither Holiday House (The Mint) or Low Fare Finder House are in LS1.

LS being the last characters of Channel Express makes sense.

No but they’re both in an LS postcode.
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Old 20th Feb 2020, 21:01
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That may be, but it doesn't alter the fact that the LS connection goes back over 40 years to the time when the carrier's ancestor was based in Bournemouth and the Leeds connection was not relevant. See Flitefone's post (above) on the 19th.
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Old 20th Feb 2020, 21:54
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Seems like it’s just a very convenient coincidence. Or from the other side, perhaps the LS code encouraged them to move to Leeds? Very unlikely I’d say but worth noting whilst we've been pondering...
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Old 21st Feb 2020, 01:00
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Originally Posted by Gurnard View Post
That may be, but it doesn't alter the fact that the LS connection goes back over 40 years to the time when the carrier's ancestor was based in Bournemouth and the Leeds connection was not relevant. See Flitefone's post (above) on the 19th.

Oh yeah I wasn’t arguing that, I was just stating that both of the locations are in fact in an LS postcode, after another poster said they were not.
a very happy coincidence indeed
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