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LiamNCL 29th May 2015 05:27

Been a few 757s covering 738s , G-LSAH Done a 5 hour late NCL-TFS few days ago , Would of thought there would be a 737 lying around quicker than a 757 ?

deltahotel9 29th May 2015 07:37

Surely the point of having 757s as the spare aircraft is they can cover anything as they are the biggest in the fleet, there aren't currently any spare 738s anyway other than the newly acquired one which I don't believe is in service yet?

garry8g 29th May 2015 08:11

It looks like it was GDFV that went tech in Glasgow yesterday afternoon.
The Titan A320 was sitting in Glasgow from 15:00 onwards, but this is where the Titan leased plane is not really a flexible resource.
Obviously the Jet2 flight crew due to go to TFS, wouldn't have been able to use the A320, however if there had been 6 Jet2 737-800 a/c based here, they could have utilised the a/c that had just come in from Faro.

Jet2_738 29th May 2015 10:25

Good to see G-LSAA back in commercial service today, after heavy maintenance and rigorous testing over the past few days. She operated service LS879/LS880 MAN-ALC-MAN, and is due into MAN, in true Jet2 fashion, 20 mins early.

Meanwhile, her sister G-LSAB operating service LS271 to ALC has had a 'disruptive passenger' divert to TLS, though is back on her way to ALC, due to land at 13:00CEST. :ok:

G-GDFO was last nights back up for G-GDFV, and operated LS156 from TFS - GLA. She is still currently up in GLA, and with 6 flights operating from GLA this afternoon, we should see her back in the air, though G-GDFV is all good and is operating today's LS134 service from AGP :ok:

GLAinsider 29th May 2015 10:41


G-LSAN is currently en route as LS155 from GLA to TFS. Unsure as to why/what a/c has gone tech, and why it has been left so long. The service is due into TFS approx 5 hours late.

Earlier, I noticed that ALC based airspare, G-GDFO was en route to TFS as EXS048A, to pick up the return flight as LS156. The Spanish base strategy has immensely reduced delays, by at least 3-4 hours on the LS156 sector tonight, and is due into GLA about 1.5 hours late. As you said, EU261...
Having the airspare in ALC is a great policy for EXS, however the plan is slightly flawed as it is only 148Y. In the Summer season most services will be operating full and a large proportion of the fleet is 189Y or 235Y. So there are frequently going to around 40 to 80+ PAX leftover who will have to wait for the aircraft operating the original service outbound from the UK or be returned on other carriers.

Jet2_738 29th May 2015 10:54


Originally Posted by GLAinsider (Post 8993444)
Having the airspare in ALC is a great policy for EXS, however the plan is slightly flawed as it is only 148Y. In the Summer season most services will be operating full and a large proportion of the fleet is 189Y or 235Y. So there are frequently going to around 40 to 80+ PAX leftover who will have to wait for the aircraft operating the original service outbound from the UK or be returned on other carriers.

Yeah, that's the only problem. I am not sure what will be based in ALC in the high summer, but until last night, LS has had 2 733's in ALC, G-CELS, and G-GDFO . Both of these still do operate scheduled services such as ALC-LBA-ALC, but of course are strategically placed for back up of any aircraft. Of course, sending two 737-300's down to the CI to cover a 752 isn't exactly fuel efficient, but may cost them a lot less than that of 235 EU261 claims...

spottilludrop 29th May 2015 15:51

Given the reported dreadfull condition AA was found to be to be in during its maintenance im surprised the delays were not even longer getting it back into ship shape order

JB007 29th May 2015 17:03

I used to carry Rosary Beads flying that thing!!!!

spottilludrop 29th May 2015 17:23

The bean counters can save pennies short term farming maintenance out the cheapest bider but long term it bites you on the arse and the price has to paid to put things right

Johnny [email protected] Pants 29th May 2015 18:09


Meanwhile, her sister G-LSAB operating service LS271 to ALC has had a medical divert to TLS, though is back on her way to ALC, due to land at 13:00CEST.
No, the divert into TLS was to dump off a disruptive passenger actually:D:ok::D:ok: Jet2 Promise Zero Tolerance After Incident On Leeds Bradford Flight | Local | News - Pulse 1


Given the reported dreadfull condition AA was found to be to be in during its maintenance im surprised the delays were not even longer getting it back into ship shape order
Evidence??? Given the total foul up by Monarch Engineering:{ it's no real surprise it was laid up for longer than anticipated:ugh:

JB007 29th May 2015 18:35

Our infamous Jet2 Groupy got his facts wrong?!? Shock! :mad:

Jet2_738 29th May 2015 18:38


From Jet2's Website: Jet2.com Takes Zero Tolerance Stance | Jet2.com

Just today, Friday 29th May, Jet2.com has given a lifetime ban to a male, Grant Marshall on a flight to Alicante from Leeds Bradford Airport. The individual was on one of a party of 14 who was asked on numerous times to stop consuming illicit alcohol, using intimidating language and threatening behaviour.
“Due to his unacceptable behaviour onboard, the pilot diverted the flight to Toulouse where the disruptive passenger was handed over to the police authorities and the remaining travelers continued onto Alicante. As well as Grant Marshall delaying holidaymakers, he could now be facing prosecution for his behaviour and could be found liable for the costs of the divert, which will run into thousands of pounds.”
Following this incident, Jet2.com has already received a number of calls from passengers on-board the flight thanking and congratulating the airline on taking this stance.


As Johnny [email protected] Pants correctly said, the divert (G-LSAB) was due to a passenger behavioural issue. Jet2's official statement, and the above can be found here. :ok:

lfc84 29th May 2015 18:55

Hahah seemingly Jet2_738 really change the post to try to disguise the fact that the poster got it wrong !! How shallow. It's only a forum...Hahaha

lagerlout 29th May 2015 20:02

Oh dear someone is going to wake up in France with the mother of all hangovers!!!

Good on Jet2 for taking this approach to such behaviour!

Check Mags On 30th May 2015 08:21

Spottillyoudrop
 
The repair was done by Monarch, so hardly farmed out to the cheapest bidder, it did not take them that long, until they (Monarch) had to rectify their own mistake. Your relative is not as well informed as he thinks.

Johnny [email protected] Pants 30th May 2015 11:24

An excellent reputation indeed, but they made an absolute howler whilst completing the required jobs in this one.

I have no knowledge of any corrosion, he might well be correct, but the delay was not attributable to that, it was down to the clanger made by the maintenance team.

Check Mags On 30th May 2015 11:44

Monarch
 
Monarch did indeed do a magnificent repair of the aircraft. But it was at this point they made a massive mistake. It was this that caused the delay.
I'm sorry Spot, but you are just not aware of all the facts.

Jet2_738 30th May 2015 12:20

https://sites.google.com/site/imageshr2/home/G-LSAD.png

Anyone any ideas as to why G-LSAD en route from LBA to FAO turned back into MAN before continuing its journey? G-LSAI operated LS875 from MAN to FAO, so I assume reason was not to pick up pax.

chuzwuza 30th May 2015 13:00

Medical divert.

spottilludrop 30th May 2015 13:55

Acccording to my source there was never any chance of the aircraft meeting its original deadline due to the state it was discovered to be in and clearly unlike past maintenance providers monarch were not prepared to cut corners ....


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