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pug 31st Oct 2012 21:32

Jet2 arent interested in domestic flights whatsoever.. So I think they can be ruled out.

Serenity 31st Oct 2012 22:01

They used to do it when they started up.

Ernest Lanc's 31st Oct 2012 22:07

With a toe in New York, I think jet2 aspirations have move on since then.

BFS101 31st Oct 2012 22:13


Jet2 arent interested in domestic flights whatsoever.. So I think they can be ruled out.
They do operate BFS-LBA and seasonal BFS-BLK. Minor I know, but domestic nonetheless.

easyflyer83 31st Oct 2012 22:14

Jet 2 in the big apple are merely shopper specials at Christmas. Any scheduled NYC service for them would be a disaster without any feed at the other end.

Jet2 have moved on in many ways that is true... But they now resemble a charter airline more than a scheduled carrier with a heavy focus on leisure travel. Your comments make it sound like MAN-LGW would be beneath them.

Ernest Lanc's 31st Oct 2012 22:39


Originally Posted by BFS101
BFS-BLK. Minor I know, but domestic nonetheless

BLK-BFS is no more than a filler route, the 2013 schedule for this route, only came after the other and new routes had been sorted, and with reduced frequency.

Originally Posted by easyflyer83
Jet 2 in the big apple are merely shopper specials at Christmas.

That's true..jet2 are flirting with NY, I reckon that may not last forever..Jet2 has a different feel than any other budget airline, I have flown with.

Originally Posted by But they now resemble a charter airline more than a scheduled carrier with a heavy focus on leisure travel. Your comments make it sound like MAN-LGW would be beneath them
But they now resemble a charter airline more than a scheduled carrier with a heavy focus on leisure travel.[...] Your comments make it sound like MAN-LGW would be beneath them

No - I don't agree as such..Yes they have a heavy focus on leisure, but then again there is leisure in say Florida. Maybe in the future..Jet2.com serves Jet2 holidays, I really can't see how this makes them a charter airline.
A US connection is a long way off I agree, but Jet2 have come a long way is a short while..i think they have ambitions.
Regarding MAN-LGW. I did not mean to imply that route was beneath them, just they don't seem interested in domestic routes.

easyflyer83 31st Oct 2012 23:19

They've been contemplating 767's for a few years now. Florida is a different ball game to New York though. Leisure orientated (which brings me back to my previous point) which usually means highly point to point with no critical need for interline/code share and can be offered at a lower frequency. New York is the opposite of that.

Ambitious maybe but some of the greatest names in air travel have experienced success and fallen quickly by the wayside due to too much ambition.

I agree that MAN-LGW isn't a target for Jet2 but not because of any long haul ambitions.

Ernest Lanc's 1st Nov 2012 00:27


Ambitious maybe but some of the greatest names in air travel have experienced success and fallen quickly by the wayside due to too much ambition.
That's true...But jet2 have Dart behind them...Jet2 are creeping forward, look at their fleet..prudent springs to mind.
I think in medium term jet2 are looking beyond Europe, traveling with them as I said, is unlike Eazy or FR.

Freddie Laker: he tried to outdo BA, or was It British Airways them, he had no chance as he had no other irons in the fire.
Fly with jet2.com and at the end of the flight, over the tanoid comes "a special thank you to out Jet2 Holiday" travelers.

i take from this that the package holiday is what is in the long term Jet2 plans.

I have booked Jet2 holidays to Dalaman next year, I have always traveled independently, but I could not match the Jet2 Holiday deal.

Even the Xmas NY flights, are a 3 day deal..

Point being I reckon Dart/jet2 have plans not only as an airline, but as a tour operator in and beyond Europe.
once they have the aircraft, Florida as a package is IMO well within their means..For starters maybe.

easyflyer83 1st Nov 2012 05:11

I never doubted the success or viability of jet2. Your point however kind of supports my earlier comment that they are very charter these days. Nothing wrong with that I might add. Florida is certainly possible if they get 767's but we have seen other IT carriers pulling out of long haul or reducing their programmes considerably. What would Jet2 bring to the table? (Rhetorical question)

LBIA 2nd Nov 2012 18:42

Hi

Dose anyone know where Jet2 are acquiring the 6x Boeing 737-800ís that are said to be joining the fleet over the winter period?

Understand that they will be based as follows next summer season,
1x LBA, 2x EMA, 2x GLA & 5x MAN

Ernest Lanc's 2nd Nov 2012 19:28


Understand that they will be based as follows next summer season,
1x LBA, 2x EMA, 2x GLA & 5x MAN
That would be 10 x B 737-800, not 6 - unless I have misunderstood;your post.

Lord Spandex Masher 2nd Nov 2012 19:55

Already got 4!

Ernest Lanc's 2nd Nov 2012 21:40

Thank's for that, I should have realised.

MKY661 3rd Nov 2012 11:49

On Jethros it has been confirmed they are definately getting 4 more and 2 more are also likely but that is still TBC.
Jet2

FRatSTN 3rd Nov 2012 12:28

5 738's at Manchester seems a lot. Will they no longer have the 733 in 2013 at Manchester or will there still be 1 or 2 left??

LBIA 3rd Nov 2012 12:46

FRatSTN The reason for Jet2 sending further 737-800ís to MAN next summer is because its losing one of the 4x based 757-200's as its been moved to LBA. While another unit replaces the need to use a leased aircraft again.

Based on July 2013 schedules it looks as if aircraft will be deployed as follows.

BFS = 2 x B737-300
BLK = 2 x B737-300
EDI = 4 x B737-300
EMA = 1 x B737-300, 2 x B737-800 & 1 x B757-200
GLA = 1 x B737-300, 2 x B737-800 & 1 x B757-200
LBA = 8 x B737-300, 1 x B737-800 & 4 x B757-200
MAN = 3 x B737-300, 5 x B737-800 & 3 x B757-200
NCL = 4 x B737-300 & 2 x B757-200'
EXT = 1 x B737-300F

AP1995 3rd Nov 2012 13:24

correct me if i am wrong but i thought LBA'S 737-800 was instead of the extra 757?

LBIA 3rd Nov 2012 14:05

LBA was originally suppose to have 2x B737-800's based next summer 2013. But one of them is heading to MAN so as a direct swap, LBA will now get its 4th based B757-200 which is taken from MAN.

DjerbaDevil 3rd Nov 2012 15:02


Does anyone know where Jet2 are acquiring the 6x Boeing 737-800ís that are said to be joining the fleet over the winter period?
Just guessing, so how about 2 ex-Air Europa and the other four ex-TUIfly and ex-Transavia...

AP1995 3rd Nov 2012 15:30

Thanks LBIA, id much rather have a 757 then 737-800 extra capacity for LBA, probably because of the extra competition there!


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