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j636 27th May 2016 18:40

Hand baggage is usually done at the gate....

liam4393 27th May 2016 20:20

Thomson used to offer this at certain Platinum range hotels (think last time was around 2005), and was such as fantastic end in not having to stand in an "all Thomson flights" queue at the overseas airport. Well done Jet2 for adopting!

Johnny [email protected] Pants 28th May 2016 20:42


Hand baggage is usually done at the gate....
Hand luggage is never weighed at the gate.


also what about your hand luggage if and when will this be weighed if you go straight to security??
It won't, it will be just like booking a flight with no luggage nowadays, you just go through security, down to the gate and as long as your hand luggage is within the prescribed dimensions, on you get. (many with hand luggage that exceeds the max dimensions too unfortunately)

Cazza_fly 28th May 2016 23:08


Originally Posted by liam4393 (Post 9390626)
Thomson used to offer this at certain Platinum range hotels (think last time was around 2005), and was such as fantastic end in not having to stand in an "all Thomson flights" queue at the overseas airport. Well done Jet2 for adopting!

I was going to say, I remember the MyTravel group offering similar back in the day on some of their Airtours holidays. If both of these companies no longer offer it, could it really have been that popular or even cost effective?


Perhaps the only difference I suppose now, is that almost the entire flight will have checked-in online and have self-printed boarding cards. Maybe this will help with the procedure in some way?

Waldo1 28th May 2016 23:52

I have to ask...as a tour operator/airline...why are you there? To investigate, bully and harass your customers or to sell seats on planes and transport your customers from A to B?

Jet2_738 29th May 2016 02:02

Given most of the pax now are families off on Jet2holidays packages, the aim is to make their experience as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Retention of passengers year on year depends on their experience as a whole, and not just loading them on and chucking them off at the other end. Pax travelling in the morning from Manchester this Summer can use the 'Twilight' service where they drop off their bags the afternoon before they fly. The target, as you can see in its advertising, is families - where because of kids, the last day is generally not worth counting as part of the holiday. In theory, you could have the kids' cases packed, checked-in, and rid of in the morning, while they're still in the hotel room, making travelling back home a whole lot less stressful :ok:

rudolf 29th May 2016 09:44

I'm assuming that most of the places that this is being offered are self-handling, so apart from moving some staff shift times around it doesn't matter where the bags are collected from a cost perspective.

snowman 1 29th May 2016 11:58

what concerns me is the security of the cases once they have left hotel,could they be tampered with or could one even be swapped for one with a device inside,in this day and age this does concern me,
regards
sm1

Mr A Tis 29th May 2016 12:08

Non airport bag check in happens all over the world. Hong Kong, Vienna, Abu Dhabi, many German & Swiss rail stations, to name but a few. The same things happen with cruise ship luggage too.
Short of carrying your luggage yourself to the aircraft hold there are no guarantees either way, although you would expect them to be x-rayed and/or randomly searched too before loading, the same as when you check it in at the airport.

2Planks 29th May 2016 14:24

Now if Jet2 Holidays did full ski packages this would be a winner - no more lugging a case, skis and boots onto a bus and around small airports with few facilities.

BFS BHD 1st Jun 2016 18:48

New Routes for S17
 
New routes for Jet2 put on sale today.

Almeria (LEI) - East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester & Newcastle

Thessaloniki (SKG) - East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds & Manchester.

CabinCrewe 1st Jun 2016 22:34

SKG an odd choice. Will be interesting to see if that lasts the course. Almeria always a bit of a hit or a miss too.

EK77WNCL 2nd Jun 2016 01:00

Quite disappointed no Thessaloniki for NCL, would rather that than a 2nd airline to Almeria... Why do they all keep going for everyone else's turf!

Callum Paterson 2nd Jun 2016 04:52

Rather strange that Jet2 has decided against adding either of these new destinations from Glasgow. Are there any plans to further expand Glasgow's route offering by Jet2?

Ivan aromer 2nd Jun 2016 13:38

From the ad above the text, i see the recruiting team are off on their hols again to HKG this time. I wonder if the Tiger will taste the same!

DjerbaDevil 2nd Jun 2016 14:59


Rather strange that Jet2 has decided against adding either of these new destinations from Glasgow. Are there any plans to further expand Glasgow's route offering by Jet2?
There are 6 based aircraft at Glasgow at present and seems the same for 2017 Summer. Judging from the present summer 2017 pogramme of flights, all the 6 based aircraft are required during 6 days of the week during high season and only on Tuesdays do they only require 5 aircraft. So technically on Tuesdays it could be possible to programme two more destinations but aircraft require maintaneance. So it could be that the Tuesday spare capacity has been built in deliberately in order to allow for any extensive maintenance that may be required on any of the based aircraft at any given moment.


Are there any plans to further expand Glasgow's route offering by Jet2?
There has been healthy expansion at Glasgow for Summer 2017 and even more so for Winter 2016/2017. Any further big expansion of the flight programme for Glasgow for Summer 2017 would necessarily entail increasing the based aircraft there to 7 from the present 6. Bearing in mind of course that there are 5 JET2 aircraft there at the moment plus a B738 from Air Europa on lease for Summer 2017 to make up the total of 6. It is doubtful that there would be a clear cut business opportunity, at this stage, to increase the 2017 Summer flying programme to keep 7 aircraft busy. On the other hand, if leasing aircraft for the 2017 summer high season is economical, then it could happen if the numbers add up to give a profit.

A350Saltire 2nd Jun 2016 15:05


Originally Posted by Callum Paterson (Post 9395915)
Rather strange that Jet2 has decided against adding either of these new destinations from Glasgow. Are there any plans to further expand Glasgow's route offering by Jet2?

They can also serve the West of Scotland market quite easily from EDI where they obviously had some aircraft free for these extra services.

Jet2's expansion at EDI recently has been remarkable.

Callum Paterson 3rd Jun 2016 05:38


Originally Posted by DjerbaDevil (Post 9396512)
There are 6 based aircraft at Glasgow at present and seems the same for 2017 Summer. Judging from the present summer 2017 pogramme of flights, all the 6 based aircraft are required during 6 days of the week during high season and only on Tuesdays do they only require 5 aircraft.

Thanks for your detailed reply, DjerbaDevil.

With 6 based Boeing 737-800s including the Air Europa aircraft I believe this makes Glasgow one of Jet2's largest bases in terms on aircraft and overall capacity. However when looking at the number of destinations served, with 29 Glasgow has the second smallest route network. Only Belfast has less.

This could suggest that the routes on offer from Glasgow operate on a frequency higher than that of the average Jet2 route?

Even with daily flights and in some cases more which do offer good flexibility to passengers I'd personally like to see more destinations offered. With such a small route network from Glasgow in comparison to other Jet2 bases it does appear there are plenty of non-served destinations for Jet2 to grow to from its Glasgow base with the aforementioned Thessaloniki and Almeria being two.



Originally Posted by A350Saltire
There are 6 based aircraft at Glasgow at present and seems the same for 2017 Summer. Judging from the present summer 2017 pogramme of flights, all the 6 based aircraft are required during 6 days of the week during high season and only on Tuesdays do they only require 5 aircraft.

I have to disagree with you. While some passengers in Glasgow and the West may accept using EDI, they will be the absolute bargain hunters and thus generating very little yield for the airline. A similar demographic to the passengers from across Scotland who travel to Manchester to save a tenner.

For the vast majority including myself its a case of fly direct from Glasgow or take a connection via a hub. I fly more times in a year than I care to count and not once have I ever looked at flying from Edinburgh. Nothing against the airport or the city. But with a perfectly good airport on my doorstop serving all destinations, direct or by one-stop, I'm going to use it. :)

A350Saltire 3rd Jun 2016 10:25

I dont think that is true - for the flights Jet2 offer, why would anyone fly via a hub? They want direct flights and where they are not available from GLA, the convenience of EDI to West of Scotland passengers helps this (it is on the right side of the city for one). I'd imagine there are also some passengers that would use GLA over EDI for a direct flight but in general GLA is harder to get to if you don't travel by car and is on the wrong side of the city to make it simple for East of Scotland pax.

Its your choice that you wont use EDI out of principle and its admirable that you support your local airport by always flying from there but i would suggest that the majority will actually seek out a direct flight wherever possible (certainly to any of Jet2's destinations) rather than have to connect in London for example.

This is of course different for long-haul flights where a connection is more acceptable.

Callum Paterson 3rd Jun 2016 10:42

I've never agreed with the argument that EDI is somehow on the 'right side of the city.' North, south, east or west it's still on the otherside of the country from the Scotland's biggest city and GLA is after all at the heart of Scotland's largest population centre.

With regards to your other comments, I have friends travelling to Malta in a few days time. They are travelling from Glasgow via Amsterdam. This is why hub routes exist. People are willing to pay more to fly from an airport on their doorstep even if it involves a stop.

Glasgow has two of its own airports and for the few who are willing to travel hours more to save a tenner, there are regular trains to Manchester which I'd estimate takes more passengers from Glasgow than what EDI does.

Like I said above, I see potential for Jet2 to add an additional aircraft to Glasgow and a number of possible routes they could deploy such an aircraft on. Here's hoping there is more to come from Jet2 at Glasgow for S17.


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