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Jet2_738 26th Feb 2015 18:07

Great Point DjerbaDevil! Exactly as stated above, RYR operate flights from foreign airports to foreign airports, as do EZY, where as TOM, MON, TCX and LS don't. This means that many of the foreign flight complaints have not been factored into the table of the British CAA's results. Just bear that in mind - or maybe go post it over in the RYR sub forum of the website, as opposed to trying to invade and put Jet2 down.

Penworth 26th Feb 2015 18:38

Jeez you really don't want people criticising jet2 do you?! I fly for them and even I wouldn't defend them so vociferously. At the end of the day all airlines get complaints and in my opinion jet2 respond to them as well as most uk airlines. For the vast majority of the fare paying public though, unless they've had a really bad experience with a particular airline, will just go down the usual whichever is the cheapest on the days they want to fly route. And virtually none of them will have any interest in CAA statistics on complaints!

Anyway, the latest I've heard on the announcement which probably won't be an announcement announcement is that it might be in March, and PM has been spotted in Seattle, make of that what you will though.

SWBKCB 26th Feb 2015 18:58


PM has been spotted in Seattle, make of that what you will though.
Oh god, they don't need encouraging... :eek:

Penworth 26th Feb 2015 19:10

Yeah sorry for bringing up the old fleet announcement thing, I just thought it be a more interesting comment for most readers on a rumour network than discussing CAA complaint statistics :p

GrahamK 26th Feb 2015 19:23

Penworth,

Is he off to buy the original 747, or shock horror, bring Concorde out of retirement? :E:ouch:

pwalhx 26th Feb 2015 19:59

I suspect he is in Seattle to meet the top brass of Starbucks to discuss on board beverage sales.

HOODED 26th Feb 2015 20:06

Doing an Air Austral??

Jet2_738 26th Feb 2015 20:32

737MAX is probably a safe bet (but which one maybe -9 or 200?) - either that or maybe some new 737NG's, or maybe even a mixed order, for a few 737MAX's and a few more 737NG's. Anyway, time will tell, but of course we can only speculate until then!... :confused:

janeyTA 26th Feb 2015 20:45


I am sorry, haven't you heard of Jet2holidays.com, who operate collaboratively with Jet2.com (hence the link upon the homepage) and don't offer Flight+Hotel like EZY, but offer whole package holidays, just like Thomson and Thomas Cook, with the ABTA and ATOL protection also.
You seem insistant that EZY don't sell 'whole' package holidays (whatever they are, a package is a package) when they do.

Facelookbovvered 26th Feb 2015 20:51

jet2_738
 
I don't think anyone is criticising Jet2 excellent safety record or the dedication of their engineers. I fly/have flown many sectors with Jet2 without serious delay or complaint, it's a good company, my point about aircraft age is that other than a lower purchase cost there is absolutely no benefit in running an old fleet, other than you can park them up in winter at less cost, everything else cost more a lot more. No warranty, higher fuel burn and that includes the old NG's entering the fleet, aircraft get heavier with age, they become more drag prone due to rippling, more tech issues, more delays and yes they've had a number of turn back and the 737 Achilles heel depressurisation related issues. You can add to that non standard spec depending on what the original owner ordered.

Non of this matters to the punter unless it delays them of course.

But if you go to court on a defence of 'exceptional circumstance beyond our control' it is only a matter of time before someone asks if buying older aircraft is a factor in reliability ? with the market leaders aiming for an average fleet age of less than 7 years they must have a good reason for doing so, what is the age of Jet2 youngest and oldest airframe out of interest?

It won't stop me flying with them so long as they ate more or less on time and yes their in resort support is excellent

Jet2_738 26th Feb 2015 21:18


what is the age of Jet2 youngest and oldest airframe out of interest?
The youngest at the moment is 737-8Z9(WL), G-GDFR, at 11.7 years old,
And the oldest bird in the fleet is 737-330(QC), G-CELP, at 28.7 years of age, this meaning from youngest to oldest, a range of 17 years.

I understand that with age come no greater benefit, other than cost of course. But at the end of the day, if they're airworthy, and smart inside, then why not?


it is only a matter of time before someone asks if buying older aircraft is a factor in reliability
And Jet2 have a recovery method in these sort of cases - spare aircraft parked up. This strategy serves them well, especially as most of the destinations are no more than 4-5 hours away. It means that if an aircraft goes tech down route, Jet2 have a plan B, something a lot of airlines can't accommodate. Another benefit is that the parked aircraft are dotted around the EU, so not only do they have spares in the UK, they also have a spare I believe down in ALC, which can often mean faster dispatch to the Canary Islands. I think it is only a 733, but even so, that could be dispatched and pick the passengers up with a 2 hour delay, drop them in ALC, and straight onto a recovery aircraft from LBA in the UK. So instead of waiting 4.5/5 hours for a spare to arrive, you are on one in 2 hours. :ok:

fa2fi 26th Feb 2015 23:36

My intention was not to criticise LS but rather draw attention to the fact that fair comparisons be made.

However I'm fully converted. Jet2 are amazing and can do no wrong. How silly of me to even dare think otherwise. They're an example for us all to aspire to.

It's still odd how one person can compare LS to other airlines to prove their agenda yet others who use the same airlines to compare another statistic are lambasted. Just saying. It's those who militantly support and defend certain airlines, types or manufacturers that make this site unbearable. It's a shame as it was once good. I'd hazard a guess at saying just 1% here are professional pilots. And it really shows!

PS all the bold and underlined text really does my crust in. Is there any need?

Jet2_738 27th Feb 2015 13:12

The bold and underlined text is purely for emphasis, so I deem there to be a need.


hazard a guess at saying just 1% here are professional pilots.
So would that include you? - How does anyone know?


Jet2 are amazing and can do no wrong.
Is this sarcastic? Maybe some bold text would allow us to more clearly visualize your intentions.

And yes, I do prefer Boeing to Airbus for a number of reasons, and you may prefer airbus - it is essentially a matter of opinion. I do admire the way Jet2 operate, and I do not wish to put other airlines down, in order to 'suit my own agenda'. I have been on EZY a few times, and they're alright - rather like a well-oiled bus service, quick on, quick off. I admire the way LS operate, simply as their business covers a broad range of the market, and could tailor to suit everyone's needs. EZY's business, is short haul, intercity hops, this is similar with FR, and it clearly does them well. Jet2 can accommodate as a LCC on similar short city routes, but has the advantage of the package holiday side of the business, and of course the advantage of the seasonal flights to the USA.

Captain_Caveman 27th Feb 2015 13:19

Jet2_738

You mention that Jet2 have aircraft dotted around europe just waiting to be used... I know you mention ALC but where would the other places be and are there standby crew ready to operate them at a moments notice?

sycamore 27th Feb 2015 14:00

Who/what is `LS`...?

Shed-on-a-Pole 27th Feb 2015 15:03

LS is the IATA code for Jet2. (And EXS is the ICAO code for Jet2).

Jet2_738 27th Feb 2015 16:43

I beleive that at least G-CELG is ALC now, and in the summer, there is often another down there. ALC is an ideal base, 2 hours from the UK, 2 hours from the farthest destinations. I believe that Jet2 have their own crew down in ALC, though I am not sure, but this is likely as they have their own baggage handlers, passenger service assistants, and sales team down there :ok:

gorter 27th Feb 2015 17:28

Jet2 4
 
Nothing to do with ALC giving them some money to do so.

And let's be honest the SBY is not some form of altruistic vision to satisfy the customers. It is a business decision to protect the business against eu261 costs. The business weighed one cost versus the other and considered sby a/c as the most cost effective way to cover this. It was either that or pay up every time an a/c was delayed more than 3 hours (which certainly happens whether this is more than other airlines I can speculate but I don't have all the facts to compare it to)

Whether the sby can be maintained when it appears (as is the rumour that I am being told by my former colleagues, yes I used to be a pilot at jet2 until a little while ago) on average one pilot is handing in his/her notice every day is yet to be seen. That outflow appears like it will continue for a while yet. There are also very good reasons for that and it's not because people are desperate to move away from their home base.

Edited to add: whilst there is nothing wrong with old aircraft per se and I had no issue with jet2 engineers, older a/c do get odd faults that are extremely hard to trace. That means several aircraft I flew in my time there sometimes had very spurious but recurring faults that would sometimes ground an a/c for a very long time only for the fault to resolve itself. Eventually after a couple of repeats could the fault be traced to some worn out part. Not unusual (certainly not extraordinary) and I would be quite certain less likely to happen on a newer aircraft. Yes old aircraft can fly around quite happily, but there comes a point when an old fleet becomes prohibitively expensive. In my opinion the time when an airline could play of boeing vs Airbus to get a dirt cheap deal is not now and whilst a fleet renewal is becoming more vital, it is also going to be significantly more expensive than it would have been in the past.

NewquayJacob 27th Feb 2015 18:37

It makes sense for Jet2 to have a back up aircraft in ALC - LS are number 2 in the UK-Alicante market with a 20.9% frequency share. I know in 2013 they had an operational base with 2 a/c.

brian_dromey 27th Feb 2015 19:04


Originally Posted by Facelookbovvered
my point about aircraft age is that other than a lower purchase cost there is absolutely no benefit in running an old fleet, other than you can park them up in winter at less cost, everything else cost more a lot more. No warranty, higher fuel burn and that includes the old NG's entering the fleet, aircraft get heavier with age, they become more drag prone due to rippling, more tech issues, more delays and yes they've had a number of turn back and the 737 Achilles heel depressurisation related issues. You can add to that non standard spec depending on what the original owner ordered.

Lower capital costs are a huge advantage. You're right, you can't work the fleet as hard as if it was factory fresh, but clearly jet2 have done their sums and, for them, having the flexibility to park up part of the fleet works. For example a 2012 738 is estimated to lease at $375,000 a month - a 2000 build at around 210,000, a 737-300 somewhere around $60,000 a month. You'd have to burn a lot of fuel to make up $300k a month ($3.6 million annually). So, while you can't work the fleet as hard and need more operational spares, you have the flexibility to adjust to the market demands.

Does anyone really care wither the aircraft they are flying on was built in 2013 or 1983? Does it make any difference? New aircraft have technical problems too.


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