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FRatSTN 31st Jul 2017 18:37

STN's been under-served for quite a number of years, especially with regards to holiday destinations. The large presence of another airline I think has been long overdue and Jet2 have proven to be a great fit.

With regards to their competition I think it's quite broad... arguably FR, EZY, MT and TOM at STN but also will certainly be attracting passengers from LGW, LTN and SEN to some degree perhaps from various carriers.

I must say though for EZY their backward movement at STN appears to be back-firing slightly. Would not have been nearly as lucrative for Jet2 had EZY not moved so many routes and aircraft away.

castleford tiger 1st Aug 2017 07:39

Is the aircraft still grounded in Frankfurt?
Thanks in advance

whitelighter 2nd Aug 2017 03:56

Quick question:

Flying Jet2 fir the first time stansted-Reus. They are telling me I can't check in online because all the online check in slots are taken and I must check in at stansted.

Customer services say for security 20 passages per flight must check in this way.

Is this new or a Jet2 thing? Never had this with Ryanair or EasyJet out of stansted. It's a massive pita and frankly it will mean I might choose FR in the future if I had a choice.

Johnny [email protected] Pants 2nd Aug 2017 08:19


Customer services say for security 20 passages per flight must check in this way
Not sure about that, but if that's what they say then.....

What I do know is that they don't allow the whole aeroplane to be checked in online, not sure why but there will be a good reason, so I can only assume that you have missed out on the online check in by leaving it too late. If the check in process is as well organised at STN as it is at the other bases then you won't have any issues, you'll be done in a few mins and will have had your first taste of the Jet2 experience which, all being well, will make you change your mind about ever travelling with Valdermort Airlines (FR) again.

paully 2nd Aug 2017 13:10


Originally Posted by Johnny [email protected] Pants (Post 9849650)
Not sure about that, but if that's what they say then.....

If the check in process is as well organised at STN as it is at the other bases then you won't have any issues, you'll be done in a few mins and will have had your first taste of the Jet2 experience which, all being well, will make you change your mind about ever travelling with Valdermort Airlines (FR) again.



Hope you are right JFP:ok:..we`ll be putting your theory to the test later next month out to FUE and be able to compare to the excellent service at LBA

richardnei 2nd Aug 2017 13:40


Originally Posted by whitelighter (Post 9849508)
Quick question:

Flying Jet2 fir the first time stansted-Reus. They are telling me I can't check in online because all the online check in slots are taken and I must check in at stansted.

Customer services say for security 20 passages per flight must check in this way.

Is this new or a Jet2 thing? Never had this with Ryanair or EasyJet out of stansted. It's a massive pita and frankly it will mean I might choose FR in the future if I had a choice.

It's to allow those passengers who opted and paid for airport check-in to check in at the airport and still be able to get get seats together. Jet2 holiday passengers get airport check in as part of the package.

Thomson and Thomas Cook have the same sorta policy.

DavidShepherd 2nd Aug 2017 17:46


Originally Posted by whitelighter (Post 9849508)
Quick question:

Flying Jet2 fir the first time stansted-Reus. They are telling me I can't check in online because all the online check in slots are taken and I must check in at stansted.

Customer services say for security 20 passages per flight must check in this way.

Is this new or a Jet2 thing? Never had this with Ryanair or EasyJet out of stansted. It's a massive pita and frankly it will mean I might choose FR in the future if I had a choice.

Don't worry about it. The Jet2 check in operation is super slick. There's really no need to check in online.

I've flown with them for years and have never queued for more than 5 minutes at check in.

You'll never fly Ryanair again after experiencing Jet2. It's like comparing a punctured unicycle with a Ferrari.

Flying Wild 3rd Aug 2017 18:58

A new base on the cards perhaps? Ad was swiftly taken down though, so maybe someone jumped the gun?

Jet2.com Cabin Crew Open Day - Bournemouth

MerchantVenturer 3rd Aug 2017 19:16

In the advertisement they say they will be flying from nine UK bases in 2018. I thought they were already flying from nine (BFS, BHX, EMA, EDI, GLA, LBA, STN, MAN, NCL) which would discount a new base in 2018.

southside bobby 3rd Aug 2017 19:29

Tho.........EMA,STN & MAN are MAG owned together with....BOH......When EXS were setting up/announcing STN they seemed to be behind with the number of bases in some blurb I half recall...

sparkysam 3rd Aug 2017 19:37

Spot on DavidSheperd JET2 check in at MAN is first class, plenty of very friendly staff to set you off on your way with a smile.
Cheers Sam

GLAinsider 3rd Aug 2017 21:42

The obvious new bases will be DUB and either BRS or CWL. Jet2holidays are not yet geared up for billing in Euro which will be a problem for DUB but package holidays are hugely popular in ROI and since the demise of Budget that market is desperate for a strong player.

Council Van 3rd Aug 2017 22:46

Dublin, non starter with the great unknown that is Brexit I would have thought.

DavidShepherd 3rd Aug 2017 23:22


Originally Posted by sparkysam (Post 9851248)
Spot on DavidSheperd JET2 check in at MAN is first class, plenty of very friendly staff to set you off on your way with a smile.
Cheers Sam

I'll admit that i'm biased because I sell their holidays and my customers love them as much as I do. But on every single occasion that I've flown with them personally, it's been an absolute pleasure. (except from Leeds, but that's to do with the god awful drive to get there, and the windy runway:p)

scodaman 4th Aug 2017 10:52

Flew recently with Jet2 Holidays from STN - Faro and it was a great experience. Checked in at STN as we had suitcases.

Bought the whole package including hotel, normally built the holiday myself and flew Derry - Faro with Ryanair but Ryanair dropped the route this year. As someone else said Jet2 is like a Rollsroyce and Ryanair a Skoda, the experience totally different.

Jet2 have a base in BFS but amazingly for the same holiday it was cheaper for 5 of us to fly Derry - STN return with Flybmi and stay overnight in the Stansted Raddison for the early Jet2 flight than fly to Faro from BFS with JET2

Global_Global 4th Aug 2017 11:29


Jet2 have a base in BFS but amazingly for the same holiday it was cheaper for 5 of us to fly Derry - STN return with Flybmi and stay overnight in the Stansted Raddison for the early Jet2 flight than fly to Faro from BFS with JET2
Welcome to wonderful world of yield management :)

Johnny [email protected] Pants 4th Aug 2017 12:46


Jet2 have a base in BFS but amazingly for the same holiday it was cheaper for 5 of us to fly Derry - STN return with Flybmi and stay overnight in the Stansted Raddison for the early Jet2 flight than fly to Faro from BFS with JET2
Welcome to the first year of operation, selling holidays cheaper to build a customer base.

GAZMO 4th Aug 2017 13:30

Maybe not johnney... Northern Ireland holiday time is in July (2nd and 3rd Week normally) therefore prices from BFS tend to be high.
English holidays tend to be August so you can get good deals as scodaman did hopping over to England first of all. Vice versa in August now some good flight pricing from NI at moment
Agree Jet2 provide great service, using them to PMI in a weeks time and looking forward to great service and flight.........apart from the current hassle with passport control in PMI, but that's outside Jet2 control

True Blue 4th Aug 2017 13:40

Maybe 15 years ago I flew all 6 of us to Stansted, then to Tfs, saved over a 1000 both times as opposed to flying direct from Bfs. Used same accommodation as I had priced from Bfs. Have also went via Bristol twice for all-inclusive to Turkey, again saved a fortune both times. Nothing new, has been this way for many years.

SWBKCB 4th Aug 2017 15:44

Flown EZY, RYR, Jet2 this year and apart from RYR's garish interior, struggle to tell the difference. :confused:

(and did I really read below that you pay to check in at the airport? I'm getting old....)

Letsflycwl 4th Aug 2017 16:27


Originally Posted by GLAinsider (Post 9851362)
The obvious new bases will be DUB and either BRS or CWL. Jet2holidays are not yet geared up for billing in Euro which will be a problem for DUB but package holidays are hugely popular in ROI and since the demise of Budget that market is desperate for a strong player.

The rumours of Jet2 at CWL have been there for years, would be amazing to see them here too !!

FRatSTN 4th Aug 2017 17:26

Cardiff would be the next logical step in my opinion... I reckon it could easily sustain 4 or 5 aircraft at least. BOH might work as a small base as could ABZ though I'd question how well they'd fit in to the Jet2 network. All of Jet2's bases tend to be quite extensive with a good number of routes based aircraft. They don't operate like TOM it seems who'll have one or two aircraft based at the likes of EXT, NWI and DSA.

Letsflycwl 4th Aug 2017 17:45


Originally Posted by FRatSTN (Post 9852205)
Cardiff would be the next logical step in my opinion... I reckon it could easily sustain 4 or 5 aircraft at least. BOH might work as a small base as could ABZ though I'd question how well they'd fit in to the Jet2 network. All of Jet2's bases tend to be quite extensive with a good number of routes based aircraft. They don't operate like TOM it seems who'll have one or two aircraft based at the likes of EXT, NWI and DSA.

Totally agree with that CWL would be the best logistical move for Jet2 but it's been a rumour for many years now.....they would go head to head with EasyJet at BRS and would be a perfect fit for CWL

GAZMO 4th Aug 2017 18:04

Start small then increase
BFS started with one, then two, now three and four aircraft from next summer

G-FORZ 4th Aug 2017 18:08

It's a little sad really that Jet2 seem to be the only real hope of expansion for the UK tour operator activity & regional airports. Good on Jet2, but look how the Germans have kept TUI and TC same old - with exceptions of TC's USA flights at MAN. Regarding where they expand, the relationship with MAG seems very strong, so BOH must be a favourite - and kills off any chance of DSA.

DavidShepherd 4th Aug 2017 18:31


Originally Posted by G-FORZ (Post 9852247)
It's a little sad really that Jet2 seem to be the only real hope of expansion for the UK tour operator activity & regional airports. Good on Jet2, but look how the Germans have kept TUI and TC same old - with exceptions of TC's USA flights at MAN. Regarding where they expand, the relationship with MAG seems very strong, so BOH must be a favourite - and kills off any chance of DSA.

Shame that they'll probably never go into DSA, they'd blow TUI out of the water. Folk around here love a Jet2holiday (but generally speaking, dislike LBA and the old dears insist on paying over the odds to go TUI from DSA).

I suppose from their point of view it would cannibalise too many sales from EMA and LBA.

They've made positive noises about Cardiff before, so I wouldn't be at all surprised to see them launch there for 2019.

MARKEYD 4th Aug 2017 20:34

The Hilton Hotel at Bournemouth is having a recruitment day on the 24 Aug which has been booked for a long time now ( friend works there in the conference suite and its the first time they have had an airline take up a day here )
It is more than likely a road show for cabin crew though and probably doesn't mean anything at all so no speculation as yet ( STN base ? )

Jet 2 go around the country each year doing this , I would love to be proved wrong though !!

Flying Wild 4th Aug 2017 21:46


Originally Posted by MARKEYD (Post 9852358)
The Hilton Hotel at Bournemouth is having a recruitment day on the 24 Aug which has been booked for a long time now ( friend works there in the conference suite and its the first time they have had an airline take up a day here )
It is more than likely a road show for cabin crew though and probably doesn't mean anything at all so no speculation as yet ( STN base ? )

Jet 2 go around the country each year doing this , I would love to be proved wrong though !!

A bit far afield for Stansted recruitment though?

pamann 4th Aug 2017 23:25

I'm pretty certain new base announcements always come before any recruitment drive for a new base.

paully 5th Aug 2017 10:13

Interesting if Bournemouth was a new base, even in whatever fullness of time. It is of course where Channex first started. Full circle??

IB4138 5th Aug 2017 10:40

Bournemouth is also an MAG operated airport.

southside bobby 5th Aug 2017 15:19

IB4138...Yes...& noted....refer #4050...

whitelighter 6th Aug 2017 07:21

Well you were right - check in very easy and pleasant.
Looking forward to the flight

Johnny [email protected] Pants 6th Aug 2017 09:21


Well you were right - check in very easy and pleasant.
Looking forward to the flight
Excellent, enjoy your flight, have a great holiday, and see you again.

Flap40 6th Aug 2017 10:21


Originally Posted by Johnny [email protected] Pants (Post 9853594)
Excellent, enjoy your flight, have a lovely holiday, and see you again.

Fixed that for you ;)

Johnny [email protected] Pants 6th Aug 2017 19:39


Originally Posted by Flap40 (Post 9853635)
Fixed that for you ;)

Thanks for that - my bad:ok:

Logohu 6th Aug 2017 23:10


and maybe a tad too much presence at my home airport, NCL.
Really ? So would you prefer to see less services from Jet2 ? What a strange thing to say...

EK77WNCL 7th Aug 2017 02:24

I agree, it's completely ridiculous and awful that your average north east punter can have the choice of 30-something destinations from their local airport, and not only that, because of their over-presence, they can fly almost any day they choose, for an amount of time of their choosing!

Don't even get me started on these extra flights they're doing over the winter... I mean, New York, Vienna, Munich... What has the world come to!

Richard Taylor 7th Aug 2017 05:47

Well NE'ner if you don't want Jet2 at your local, I'll gladly take them at mine.

Flying Wild 7th Aug 2017 06:37


Originally Posted by NorthEasterner (Post 9854067)
Last time I flew LS I was scowled at for using my iPhone during takeoff/landing (despite showing it's on flight mode), other than that Jet2 have been on-par with FR but with older aircraft and maybe a tad too much presence at my home airport, NCL.

Probably because you were ignoring the requirement to to switch all electronic devices, even those in flight mode, off for take off/landing until the fasten seat belts sign is switched off. Yes, other airlines allow electronic device usage during all stages of flight, but Jet2 doesn't. Maybe listen to the cabin announcements in future? It's only for 15-20 mins, surely you can last that long without your iPhone fix? Maybe read a book (a real, paper book!) next time?


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