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rumair999 22nd Oct 2012 15:35

Scandic do you think it might be due to Jet2.com operating a much larger B757 fleet than Monarch ? give you a clue, google each airlines fleet :ugh:

purplehelmet 22nd Oct 2012 15:40

what on earth are you on about??of course jet2 have more tech delays with the 757s than mon because they operate more of them:ugh::ugh:

SCANDIC 22nd Oct 2012 15:42

I know exactly what j2 have but i just think that everyone else's 757's are in much better condition than theirs.

SCANDIC 22nd Oct 2012 15:46

I agree with walterthesofty, there's not many airlines that can beat monarch engineering set up.:cool:

purplehelmet 22nd Oct 2012 15:49

what a load of

walterthesofty 22nd Oct 2012 16:07

PH I believe a while back when the CAA grounded a jet 2 757 on safety grounds they insisted monarch were to carry out the required work.

purplehelmet 22nd Oct 2012 16:10

and your point is?

spottilludrop 22nd Oct 2012 18:12

AFAIK both airlines employ UK CAA licensed engineers to maintain their fleets who are by all accounts very well thought of around the world, so cannot see walters point TBH

bluepilot 22nd Oct 2012 18:59

dont feed the trolls

Buster the Bear 22nd Oct 2012 19:29

I guess if you have owned the airframes from new, maintaining them is more straightforward?

walterthesofty 22nd Oct 2012 19:45

One of the problems with buying clapped out old sheds, its about time Jet 2 started investing in some decent aircraft

TSR2 22nd Oct 2012 19:56


its about time Jet 2 started investing in some decent aircraft
That's what DAN-AIR started to do and look what happened.

I'm sure Jet2 know their business.

purplehelmet 22nd Oct 2012 19:57

the "clapped out old sheds" continue to help jet2 make a profit year in year out.
can we move on now.

Ernest Lanc's 22nd Oct 2012 22:51

My penneth..jet2 aircraft like the 737 and 757 might be long in the tooth..But if an aircraft is maintained properly, their lifespan is endless.

The point about Monarch engineers is just plain pointless.

In fact my aircraft of choice to fly for comfort, not necessarily Jet2, are 757s..Not far behind are the 737-800s which when sat at the rear, are the quietest a/c I have flown in.

TSR2 23rd Oct 2012 00:13

I have found that the comfort level of any aircraft very much depends on the operator. The type of seat, seat pitch and seat width are the major factors plus noise levels depending on where you are seated in relation to the engines.

The B757 has always been one of my favourite aircraft and having travelled on 757's with BA, Thomson & First Choice, Monarch, XL, Eastern, Finnair, LTE, Delta and probably other airlines, I have found Jet2's B757's to be as comfortable as any and more comfortable than most, despite their age.

tonyic7 23rd Oct 2012 18:33

Monarch Oct 2011 year end = -45m loss
Jet2.com Mar 2012 year end = 26m profit

If Monarch carry on like that their engineers won't have to worry!

Ernest Lanc's 23rd Oct 2012 19:45


plus noise levels depending on where you are seated in relation to the engines.


That's true...I came back from Fuerteventura last Easter with Ryanair..was an all male cabin crew..We had to board fast as we could have got airborne sooner.

We had priority boarding, so we got the next to the back seat..The FR cabin crew almost pleaded with the passenger to move right down to speed boarding.

It never ceases to amaze me that some people take no notice and choose a seat in the middle, the worst on the aircraft for noise...Cabin crew asked for luggage to be stored under seats if possible..no - people stood in the aisle holding others up, while they filled the over seat luggage space.
We missed out early take off. and was lucky to make our slot.

Point being we sat at the rear and noise levels were the lowest ever, while the pax in the middle who ignored the cabin crew - had to put up with the drone of the engines.
Also row 2 in a Jet2 B757 is as good as it gets. yes comfort matters, as do noise levels.

FRatSTN 23rd Oct 2012 20:57

Unlike a lot of people, I prefer the rear, not the very back, just 4 or 5 rows behind the wing is perfect and I like to be alinged with one window, not have the space between where you have a window to look in-front and another to look behind.

Sitting in-front of the engine, you get a loud, almost buzzing sound and really hear to spool up on take off. Behind the wing, you get more of a rumble on take-off and reverse thrust on landing. Both are good but that roar and fast acceleration that pushes you back into your seat when take-off throttle is applied is the best part of the whole flight hence why I always sit towards the back, plus it seems quiter in-flight I find!

sunday8pm 23rd Oct 2012 21:18

Any chance of a move into STN should MAG win it?

Ernest Lanc's 23rd Oct 2012 22:12

FRatSTN

Unlike a lot of people, I prefer the rear, not the very back, just 4 or 5 rows behind the wing is perfect
I prefer the rear..One or two rows from the back seats. I have booked Dalaman from BLK next year..It will be a 737 and the worst seats on that a/c are 14/15/16/17..Yes on the seating plan, most of those have gone and the best seats are still available.

Sitting in-front of the engine, you get a loud, almost buzzing sound and really hear to spool up on take off
So you have noticed?. I was on an A320 earlier this year, at the front..The noise you describe is horrible, and was worse in row 2 on a 757 on take off.

Once in the air though, was not so bad on the 757.

I also like the rear seats, as I believe they are safer.


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