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Old 28th Jul 2020, 15:12
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15-20 years ago BMI Baby operated frequent full 737 flights to Newquay from the north. Is there not a market to re-introduce seasonal flights to places like Newquay / Southend / Exeter for people from Manchester / Leeds/ and all points north? Equally there may be people in the south who would like to retreat to picturesque spots in Scotland- without the long drive.
Whilst maybe not a goldmine- maybe it would at least keep aircraft & crew ticking over? The Covid crisis is not going to be over anytime soon, until they get a system like airport routine testing & proper track and trace, alternative markets might help survivability ?
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Old 28th Jul 2020, 16:30
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Originally Posted by Mr A Tis View Post
15-20 years ago BMI Baby operated frequent full 737 flights to Newquay from the north. Is there not a market to re-introduce seasonal flights to places like Newquay / Southend / Exeter for people from Manchester / Leeds/ and all points north? Equally there may be people in the south who would like to retreat to picturesque spots in Scotland- without the long drive.
Whilst maybe not a goldmine- maybe it would at least keep aircraft & crew ticking over? The Covid crisis is not going to be over anytime soon, until they get a system like airport routine testing & proper track and trace, alternative markets might help survivability ?
And what do they need when they've got to Newquay or Scotland? A car. And hiring one isn't cheap.
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Old 28th Jul 2020, 17:38
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I think the planners are doing an amazing job but the costs of flying the next 4 weeks with empty sectors is alarming

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Old 30th Jul 2020, 01:07
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Some flying been upgraded to 757’s from MAN from this Saturday. As expected it will be Greek and Turkish destinations that the aircraft operate to. So far a few additional flights have also been added to the schedule to Turkey to accommodate the Spanish rebooking.
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 10:00
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
And what do they need when they've got to Newquay or Scotland? A car. And hiring one isn't cheap.
Eastern Airways operate to Newquay from the north of England. What do people do when they do there, I think it's called surfing!
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 11:08
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Eastern Airways operate to Newquay from the north of England. What do people do when they do there, I think it's called surfing!
It would be interesting loading surfboards onto the Eastern 🤔😀
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 17:35
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Jet2 tells holidaymakers in Spain to come home early

If true, this is quite surprising. Unlike the usual Jet2 customer service but the costs will, of course, be hitting hard.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/53595962
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 17:41
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Originally Posted by ROC10 View Post
If true, this is quite surprising. Unlike the usual Jet2 customer service but the costs will, of course, be hitting hard.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/53595962
Are the media confusing Jet2 Holidays package passengers with those that are flying under a conventional Jet.com ticket? Obviously if the latter choose not to come home, and Jet2.com cancels their flights, then they have to find another way back, perhaps with another scheduled carrier, or if they're second home owners, ride it out, but for independent travellers I doubt that's beyond the wit of most of them.
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 17:53
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Since Ryanair and/or EZY are continuing to fly to these destinations, why don't they arrange to transfer the return flight to either of them?
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 18:06
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Well its the top story on the BBC Six O'Clock news, interviewing package holiday customers who cannot contact their rep.
I feel for Jet2, but all that hard won customer goodwill is fast evaporating.

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Old 30th Jul 2020, 18:24
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If I were Jet2, I'd have told them all to stay till the last date passengers were due come home earlier to stay there for another week- expenses covered - and fly bigger groups home maybe one or twice per week. Far more goodwill in giving them longer away than shortening.
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 20:33
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Originally Posted by JSCL View Post
If I were Jet2, I'd have told them all to stay till the last date passengers were due come home earlier to stay there for another week- expenses covered - and fly bigger groups home maybe one or twice per week. Far more goodwill in giving them longer away than shortening.
Not so much when a 2-week quarantine will still be required upon entering the UK though.
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 20:34
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Originally Posted by ford cortina View Post
Well its the top story on the BBC Six O'Clock news, interviewing package holiday customers who cannot contact their rep.
I feel for Jet2, but all that hard won customer goodwill is fast evaporating.
I did always feel their restart was rather rapid and sudden in reaching (according to their CEO) near-normal levels of service, compared to TUI’s more cautious approach. Perhaps this is the price they will now pay for that.
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 21:27
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Originally Posted by JSCL View Post
If I were Jet2, I'd have told them all to stay till the last date passengers were due come home earlier to stay there for another week- expenses covered - and fly bigger groups home maybe one or twice per week. Far more goodwill in giving them longer away than shortening.
Thing is, for those 10/11/14 night stays it's not worth it for the company to fly out to PMI etc to pick up 10 pax on one flight, 12 on another, 5 on the other. Yes you could condense them but you've then got the issue with the distancing on coaches back to their individual airports. So up to this weekend your fine as full loads on return, but form next week you've got light loads as no one has flown out this week, and you've only got the +8 night stays.
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Old 31st Jul 2020, 08:21
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The question really has to be - why go on holiday in the first place. I mean, it will hardly be enjoyable will it.
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Old 31st Jul 2020, 10:05
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Originally Posted by dc9-32 View Post
The question really has to be - why go on holiday in the first place. I mean, it will hardly be enjoyable will it.
I suppose it depends what you want from a holiday, and if it's bars, nightclubs, soaking up sun on the beach and that, then no I really don't think I'd bother, especially given that I'd also have to wear a mask for probably 6 hours at a stretch flying to and from.

However it the outdoors is what you're after (walking, eating in restaurants, relaxation and just chilling) then a trip may be quite enjoyable. I've recently returned from The Netherlands and Germany doing just that, and frankly the restrictions, though mandatory and far more firmly policed than in UK, were no hassle at all.

It's horses for courses.
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Old 31st Jul 2020, 10:13
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
I suppose it depends what you want from a holiday, and if it's bars, nightclubs, soaking up sun on the beach and that, then no I really don't think I'd bother, especially given that I'd also have to wear a mask for probably 6 hours at a stretch flying to and from.

However it the outdoors is what you're after (walking, eating in restaurants, relaxation and just chilling) then a trip may be quite enjoyable. I've recently returned from The Netherlands and Germany doing just that, and frankly the restrictions, though mandatory and far more firmly policed than in UK, were no hassle at all.

It's horses for courses.
Exactly this. I'm in Italy (in an area with low Covid rates) with the family and having a lovely time. We came by train. We're adhering to all social distancing and mask wearing as we would do in the UK.
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Old 31st Jul 2020, 12:24
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The question really has to be - why go on holiday in the first place. I mean, it will hardly be enjoyable will it.
I arrived on my Jet2 holiday in Croatia yesterday and we are having a great time so far. Yes, we had to wear our masks in the airport, on the aeroplane and on the transfer to resort, but that was absolutely no problem at all. Here in resort everything is open, bars, restaurants, water activities etc, and the only time masks are required are if you go inside shops/supermarkets.

My question is why wouldn’t you, just pick where you go and don’t be overly upset if things change. Embrace the new normal.
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Old 31st Jul 2020, 14:15
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Originally Posted by dc9-32 View Post
The question really has to be - why go on holiday in the first place. I mean, it will hardly be enjoyable will it.
If you booked the holiday 12 months ago, you dont really have a choice, unless you are prepared to lose the entire cost of the holiday.
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Old 31st Jul 2020, 15:39
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Originally Posted by wowzz View Post
If you booked the holiday 12 months ago, you dont really have a choice, unless you are prepared to lose the entire cost of the holiday.
Exactly, there’s been an awful lot of blame placed on customers for “booking during a global pandemic” when many have not done this. To then be told by your airline/holiday company that you are to travel on holiday, only to receive a text/email whilst away informing you that you may or may not have to come home early at short notice is not exactly a particularly good experience. Obviously the airlines are not responsible for the sudden reintroduction of quarantine but they do have a duty of care to their customers, or at least they ought to have if they wish to retain a good reputation. Government advice is not currently to end holidays prematurely, this is very much a commercial decision.
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