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samj 10th Oct 2014 07:45

at Station_Calling:

No need to be like that was there? Someone had a bad day?

Was just a genuine question. In previous travelling exeprience, the majority of flights I have travelled on haven't been full on a 757 for a flight such as MAN-TFS, therefore makes me question whether or not they would full an A330?

MANFOD 10th Oct 2014 08:14

Regarding an A330, there is such a thing as consolidation. For example, instead of say 2 daily flights to Palma with smaller a/c, an A330 could go just daily. That said, whether there are enough such routes to keep an A330 busy throughout the week based on Jet 2's current schedules for MAN for next summer is debatable. If, however, they were aiming for real growth or consolidating flights from other airports at MAN, that would be a different matter.

janeyTA 10th Oct 2014 09:58


That's true - BLK had ease of use MAN uses could only dream about, and people where prepared to pay. Not popping at MAN, I like the airport - But BLK had NO walking.
Blackpool security was like watching grass grow given the size of the flights, and the luggage gets offloaded quicker at Manchester.

Granted no walking within the terminal, but I'd prefer to walk in a terminal than drag my cases across a field in the pouring rain. Also no decent eating facilities, or shops, or anything else. My son dropped us off and picked us up this year, because although they offered 'free' parking it's only up to 15 days. After that it was £10 a day to park on a field.

It's shame it's closed, and people are losing their jobs, but BB didn't seem to have much interest in it so was it ever going to go anywhere?

TSR2 10th Oct 2014 11:26


That said, whether there are enough such routes to keep an A330 busy throughout the week based on Jet 2's current schedules for MAN for next summer is debatable.
Certainly not during the winter months so I cannot see Jet2 investing in any equipment that can only be used for a few months per year.

Penworth 10th Oct 2014 18:05

I have heard that the A330 will operate for Jet2 during the summer then will be sub-leased to Thomas Cook for their Caribbean flights over the winter. Not sure how that fits in with TC's current fleet, but that's what I've heard.

Ernest Lanc's 10th Oct 2014 18:31



Blackpool security was like watching grass grow given the size of the
flights, and the luggage gets offloaded quicker at Manchester.

Granted
no walking within the terminal, but I'd prefer to walk in a terminal than
drag my cases across a field in the pouring rain. Also no decent eating
facilities, or shops, or anything else.
Blackpool security was not that bad - They may had done their job correct, nothing would have got past them.

It never rained ever when I walk the short distance to the a/c, I supposed it must have done at some stage.

You don't always get an air bridge at MAN. I remember a nightmare in 2009/10 - landed back from Lanzarote - We landed nowhere near the terminal. We played follow my leader with bags, up and down steps - Eventually got to security - Took an age, or seemed that way. Of to the baggage reclaim - Yes I had a taxi waiting and it was 4AM before we escaped from T1 - I would never use MAN where the flight returned after midnight again.

As for shops - I go to an airport to fly not buy. In particular outbound. The café at Blackpool was small but good, I never heard any complaints - yes there are a lot of places to eat at MAN, you need a suitcase just for money to pay the bill. Only AGP is more expensive.

take-off 11th Oct 2014 05:20

I think that with the 2 330's , should they arrive or not , they would be looking at sending them at some point a bit further than PMI , or AGP, although on saying that , no reason why they can't fill one on their busier Med routes. Especially in the school holidays , in respect of BLK , I'm sure they will miss that base , as having a captive audience , how many other airlines like that have a airport to themselves, other than those that are booked with jet2 over the next 12 months will fly with them again, but after that pax are now forced to use Man or LPL, give ing them more options of who to fly with , obviously that choice was their before, but people paid the small premium , where as at Man there's a variety of airlines to choose from and compare , their not likely to keep all the pax they had due to what the pax searches for or their travel agent offers them in the future .

sunshine79 18th Oct 2014 13:22

Does anyone know why Airbus were at Jet2 the other day?

EK77WNCL 18th Oct 2014 15:44

-Preparation for the A330? (anymore news on that)
-Maybe LS are looking at some ex EZY A319's?
-Placing an order for some A320ceo/neo's?

Who knows...

Artie Fufkin 18th Oct 2014 16:09


Does anyone know why Airbus were at Jet2 the other day?
757 and Classic fleet replacement is currently being looked into. We are told "all options are being considered, including Airbus product". Seriously, that's what they're telling us. Whether it's true, is a different matter.

Also heard the 330 lease has now been signed, from the proverbial "reliable source". 1 coming for summer only at MAN, the lessor sounds like a sufficiently cheap, tin pot operation to give the rumour some credibility.

CabinCrewe 18th Oct 2014 16:13

...so long as its not wasted on stack em high benidorms and magalufs. People prefer frequency rather than capacity nowadays. Send it off to Sanford.

Artie Fufkin 18th Oct 2014 16:23

The rumour circulating is that the 330 lease is all part of an operation trial for the alleged forthcoming airbus order.

They trialled the narrowbody product at NCL last year with the Titan A320 wet lease (did seem a bit odd at the time, didn't it?) and that the 330 wet lease next summer is the widebody trial. It'll stay shorthaul next summer, but they're looking to order 330s for operation to Florida /Caribbean at some later date, but will shove it on the upcoming narrowbody order for max discounting.

That's the rumour.

sunshine79 18th Oct 2014 16:39

Thanks guys, I was wondering why they were in the building. We were discussing hopefully bringing in an A321 if they bring back the SSH route

LEEDS APPROACH 18th Oct 2014 16:51

JET2 A330
 
I notice that a good few LS destinations from LBA in summer 2015 have less flights per week than this or last year. Could this be the A330 doing a 'W' out of MAN for certain destinations?

The aircrafts performance could be evaluated from LBA and this would fit in with the reduced amount of rotations as well as not using up overnight parking space at LBA, of which there is none. The airbus to 'W' in at the quieter times at LBA if possible?

EK77WNCL 18th Oct 2014 18:33

So LS are looking at new builds then?

silverstreak 18th Oct 2014 19:46

... the A330 lessor - a certain far-eastern low-cost outfit perhaps?

LBIA 18th Oct 2014 19:59

Air Asia X A333 by any chance?

EK77WNCL 18th Oct 2014 20:48

Always wanted to try D7... And MAN is easier to get to than KUL. This might help Jet2 turn over another page I think.

MKY661 18th Oct 2014 23:11

Taken from Jethro's site:

Airbus A330-343 | 9MXX- |To be lsd fm Air Asia X|Sum 15. Bsd Manchester

LBIA 18th Oct 2014 23:19

Even though it's going to be MAN based it will make at least one appearance at LBA next summer.


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