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Old 9th Oct 2019, 07:08
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
Living life as a single parent on Universal Credit must involve a level of stress which I have never had to endure. Perhaps her parents offered to look after the child for a couple of weeks to give her a break? We don't know the whole story. However someone should have told to come back early on a repatriation flight.
Life is full of choices and some are drawn to keep making bad ones. We all have family/relatives some who fall into this trap.

The best we had was whilst filming with a BBC crew at a food bank (to which we were regular suppliers of fresh produce) I got into conversation with two very attractive ladies late 20`s early 30`s and enquired why they needed the support of the food bank.
No chance of work as the kids were at school only 6 hours and of course holidays were a problem.
I asked if they would be interested in "term time only work and 9 till 3"
Both dived into their bags for the phones to take my number..............unbelievably both had top of the range mobiles/tablets in which they recorded my number. Neither got in touch but we did, and still do employ 2 young mums on a term time only contract.
I live in an area not associated with its wealth, and many food banks do a roaring trade. However its rare to see a house without Sky/cable tv.
I am afraid a great number of people have the wrong priorities.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 07:42
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Originally Posted by castleford tiger View Post
Life is full of choices and some are drawn to keep making bad ones. We all have family/relatives some who fall into this trap.

The best we had was whilst filming with a BBC crew at a food bank (to which we were regular suppliers of fresh produce) I got into conversation with two very attractive ladies late 20`s early 30`s and enquired why they needed the support of the food bank.
No chance of work as the kids were at school only 6 hours and of course holidays were a problem.
I asked if they would be interested in "term time only work and 9 till 3"
Both dived into their bags for the phones to take my number..............unbelievably both had top of the range mobiles/tablets in which they recorded my number. Neither got in touch but we did, and still do employ 2 young mums on a term time only contract.
I live in an area not associated with its wealth, and many food banks do a roaring trade. However its rare to see a house without Sky/cable tv.
I am afraid a great number of people have the wrong priorities.
Cas Tiger, do Jet2 offer term-time 9-3 employment? What sort of roles - passenger service?
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 10:17
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Pretty boring question, but anybody know why GDFF isnít fully painted, looks like itís been around for a while so canít really see any explanation as to why it isnít?
Another question, why is Jet2 the only airline Iíve seen with those red and white airbridge position markings by door 1L?

EDIT: Itís painted, but the tail has no ďsunĒ on it.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 10:20
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Originally Posted by nowhereasfiled View Post
Pretty boring question, but anybody know why GDFF isnít fully painted, looks like itís been around for a while so canít really see any explanation as to why it isnít?
Another question, why is Jet2 the only airline Iíve seen with those red and white airbridge position markings by door 1L?

EDIT: Itís painted, but the tail has no ďsunĒ on it.
Strange... according to photos it did have the sun back in 2017. Surprised they haven't gotten round to painting it back on.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 10:35
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Originally Posted by ROC10 View Post
Strange... according to photos it did have the sun back in 2017. Surprised they haven't gotten round to painting it back on.
Maybe deciding 'which' Sunrise' to put on?
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 10:38
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This could be significant for Jet2, as they sell JET2 holidays in their Hays Travel stores:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49985369
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 12:10
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Pretty boring question, but anybody know why GDFF isnít fully painted, looks like itís been around for a while so canít really see any explanation as to why it isnít?
Another question, why is Jet2 the only airline Iíve seen with those red and white airbridge position markings by door 1L?

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they got sick of ground incidents so decided to go over the top with markings, visually not appealing but if it stops an expensive incident then who cares.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 21:51
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Originally Posted by ROC10 View Post
Strange... according to photos it did have the sun back in 2017. Surprised they haven't gotten round to painting it back on.
I believe it originally had the ďwrongĒ sun on it.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 22:15
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Originally Posted by Flying Wild View Post

I believe it originally had the ďwrongĒ sun on it.
I heard it went for work on the Rudder and it just hasnít been reapplied as of yet.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 22:42
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Originally Posted by Flying Wild View Post

I believe it originally had the ďwrongĒ sun on it.
Think you are refering to GDFD that had a a flat yellow sun ? Was replaced in the summer.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 23:30
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Originally Posted by LiamNCL View Post
Think you are refering to GDFD that had a a flat yellow sun ? Was replaced in the summer.
I do find it surprising that they ‘fixed’ the sun on GDFD but leave GDFF with no sun for around two years. It doesn’t appear to have winglets either and is 19 years old – maybe plans for withdrawal on the horizon?
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 15:17
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I have seen a lot of people recently speculate about whether Jet2 will move into the long haul market and had saw some points mentioned but I also thought of another which I haven't seen mentioned anywhere and I wondered what peoples views on it are.

This issue being going long haul at the moment with an all economy fleet. TUI and TCX (for which long haul was profitable) both have/had decent sized premium cabins on their long haul fleet this summer and the A330's Jet 2 operate are all economy at present (and correct me if im wrong but I believe they have to stay this way in case they are needed urgently for military use). Even the Norwegians of this world offer some sort of premium product which I think is a lot more essential on long haul routes.

TCX had this issue themselves when they had two Air Tanker frames doing routes like JFK, BOS and SEA and the lack of any sort of premium offering will have cost them going up against the likes of VS and the American trio. Looking at Florida and the Caribbean and even Vegas which is likely where Jet2 would start wouldn't this also be the case.

A move into long haul for Jet2 is a lot more than just 'they now have the aircraft to do it' and 'there is an opportunity left after TCX went', lets not forget Jet2 is actually a scheduled airline first and has the holidays division buy seats on flights, so they need to have a product that if they went long haul would entice flight only customers to them not just the holidays people.
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 16:15
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Up to 2017 we flew both Virgin and TCX Manchester to Florida (Orlando & Sanford).
Always turned right at the door. Never had a problem.
Never even considered going Premium or Premium Economy.
Surely those who feel the need to be cosseted at all times, should ho Virgin and pay 'silly money' for that privilege and let Jet2 (if they decide to go for it) fly contented, if a mite uncomfy after 8hrs, passengers with their customary efficiency and happy smiles.
FWIW - It was our dreadful experience on our last MAN-MCO Virgin flight that made us give up the Long Hauls. We now settle for Half Long Haul now - 4hrs to the Canaries twice a year.
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 17:51
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TUI have been quick to add capacity and probably with ex-TCX A321s. But doubtless JET2 are not far behind in adding capacity with TCX pilots and aircraft as well.
http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articl...-million-seats

Considering the opportunity offered, JET2 only need to open bases at BRS and LGW for nationwide cover.
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 18:15
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And with Hays travel getting all of cooks travel shops they ow have an agent uk wide pushing Jet2 holidays
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 21:37
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Originally Posted by DjerbaDevil View Post
Considering the opportunity offered, JET2 only need to open bases at BRS and LGW for nationwide cover.
As far as Iím aware, Jet2 wonít be opening a LGW base and itís not on their agenda either. Having walked past the Thomas Cook shop in Croydon today, there are holidays in the window there that were departing Stansted with TC. Croydon is only 15 minutes by train from Gatwick. People will drive that bit further if it saves them a few £ on their annual two week family holiday to Greece/Spain/Turkey. Even more so now that thereís a lot less choice.

IMHO Bristol/Cardiff or Bournemouth would be the next obvious opportunity. Jet2 has the SE covered already. If you want to go from Gatwick on your annual package holiday, pay a few hundred £ more and book with TUI.
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 06:49
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Originally Posted by Mr Good Cat View Post


Cas Tiger, do Jet2 offer term-time 9-3 employment? What sort of roles - passenger service?
do not know the answer but I guess part time roles will be there.
Tends to be a morning rush 4/9 and then again as the planes return and reload in the afternoons with fewer staff to meet the late flights home. I GUESS>
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 06:49
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Bournemouth is Jet2's spiritual home (Channel Express) but Jet2 say they have no plans to have a base there yet.

TCK /MT had based a/c at both EXT and BRS, but it seems Jet2 again have no wish to take on TUI and FR (plus EZY at BRS) head to head at any of these 3 locations. (and CWL?)

STN was a perhaps big gamble that has paid off well in the South for Jet2, and no doubt they will take up the slack from the lost TCK/MT ''bread and butter'' ops from there -

But Jet2 (very wisely) have NO wish to enter back into Egypt nor Tunisia as security events make the operations too unstable -

God forbid we add Turkey in the mix if the current hostilities escalate, and spill over into the Eastern MED region and that will again seriously hurt the industry.

As for long haul - Jet2 could take up the Cruise ship charter work which TCK had (to the Caribbean etc) they have the 330's for that.
Jet2 have also some ££ advantage in not buying the 737MAX - had they done so then they would have been seriously hurt with paying for ACMI work and cancelled flights. However, used 737NG are simply not now available for more Boeing expansion.

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Old 11th Oct 2019, 07:01
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Profit upgrade this morning.........
If I were to break into the "over the pond" market it would be our quiet time ,from early November to Easter and cover mainly Mexico and the carabean.

Clearly need the right aircraft.
That said the cost of setting operations up would not add to the bottom line.
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 07:47
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TCX didnt have a based Aircraft at EXT
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