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Fostex 8th Oct 2020 10:48

I'd also consider the wider implications, Jet2 insurance might over you for the trip. However if you have other medical insurance at home and travel in breach of FCO guidance, suffering a malady that has sequelae requiring treatment at home, you may not be covered.

excrab 8th Oct 2020 13:32


Originally Posted by Fostex (Post 10900460)
I'd also consider the wider implications, Jet2 insurance might over you for the trip. However if you have other medical insurance at home and travel in breach of FCO guidance, suffering a malady that has sequelae requiring treatment at home, you may not be covered.

I would think that for the relatively few people that may affect the best thing would be to enquire of your U.K. medical insurance provider. Travelling to a country to which the FCO advises not to travel due to COVID 19 doesn’t increase your chances of catching Malaria or Hepatitis (for example), and we are talking only about destinations that Jet2 fly to, not disease ridden war zones where the FCO might sensibly advise against travel. As we all know, it is more dangerous for anyone from the apparently COVID free areas of London and the South to travel to the North of England than to many holiday destinations 🙁

Hot 'n' High 12th Oct 2020 13:40


Originally Posted by Jonty (Post 10899719)
I think most holiday companies are writing off this year and now looking to summer 2021.
All I can say is there better be a vaccine by then, or were looking at the total decimation of the U.K. aviation industry.

Seems some operators are not helping themselves this year by the sounds of it. Some friends (a couple) just returned from Greece on Sat with J2 having nervously decided to "go for it" in these odd times. Sadly, it seems like it was a nightmare of total chaos, unannounced accommodation changes, and general confusion (and dire standards generally) from start to finish - the flights were the only bits that worked as advertised/expected.

None of the issues appeared Covid-related - just appeared to be bad organisation on the ground with one poor Rep who, apparently, was beside herself as, despite her best efforts, she was simply overwhelmed by the sheer number of problems she was trying to resolve at once. The friends, who felt really sorry for the Rep, are now co-ordinating a group complaint from no less than 30 people who they met in various queues when trying to sort things out!!!!

No need to dissect what went wrong here - let J2 pick up the complaint when it hits them. But, surely, with things the way they are, Companies will have capacity to ensure those trips that do go ahead work well. Still, on the bright side, apparently it has made going back to work a pleasure!!!! :uhoh:

LBIA 12th Oct 2020 14:33

Jet2 have just axed the entire UK - New York festive schedule which was due to start shortly.

CWL757 12th Oct 2020 16:06

AGP and ALC cancelled until February. FAO is flight only until the end of season.

ATNotts 12th Oct 2020 16:10


Originally Posted by LBIA (Post 10903091)
Jet2 have just axed the entire UK - New York festive schedule which was due to start shortly.

And who can be surprised, the USA is demanding quarantine on arrival, and if you're going for a long weekend, there's little point if the quarantine period is longer than the trip. Added to that NY is in the throws of a second wave.

Jonty 12th Oct 2020 18:40


Originally Posted by ATNotts (Post 10903163)
And who can be surprised, the USA is demanding quarantine on arrival, and if you're going for a long weekend, there's little point if the quarantine period is longer than the trip. Added to that NY is in the throws of a second wave.

thought there was talk of a travel corridor to NYC in time for the holidays?

Jonty 12th Oct 2020 18:42


Originally Posted by Hot 'n' High (Post 10903065)
Seems some operators are not helping themselves this year by the sounds of it. Some friends (a couple) just returned from Greece on Sat with J2 having nervously decided to "go for it" in these odd times. Sadly, it seems like it was a nightmare of total chaos, unannounced accommodation changes, and general confusion (and dire standards generally) from start to finish - the flights were the only bits that worked as advertised/expected.

None of the issues appeared Covid-related - just appeared to be bad organisation on the ground with one poor Rep who, apparently, was beside herself as, despite her best efforts, she was simply overwhelmed by the sheer number of problems she was trying to resolve at once. The friends, who felt really sorry for the Rep, are now co-ordinating a group complaint from no less than 30 people who they met in various queues when trying to sort things out!!!!

No need to dissect what went wrong here - let J2 pick up the complaint when it hits them. But, surely, with things the way they are, Companies will have capacity to ensure those trips that do go ahead work well. Still, on the bright side, apparently it has made going back to work a pleasure!!!! :uhoh:

That’s a real shame. Jet2 have a reputation for excellent customer service. I hope your friends get their issues sorted with minimal stress.

I have to say my experience of Jet2 could not be better.

Hot 'n' High 12th Oct 2020 19:43


Originally Posted by Jonty (Post 10903261)
That’s a real shame. Jet2 have a reputation for excellent customer service. I hope your friends get their issues sorted with minimal stress.

I have to say my experience of Jet2 could not be better.

I really hope it gets sorted too - but more for Jet2's sake tbh.

I too have heard really good things about Jet2 over the years (sadly, not had the chance to use them myself) and, to their credit, they have been quiet an unsung success story in the Industry over the past few years which is fantastic to see and so I really found it v. odd myself. Seems our friends booked in one place, were changed to another on arrival without notice then were moved to a 3rd I think after "problems" in the 2nd. As I say, not for here to determine details - Jet2 can do that.

But, clearly, it could be locally caused issues with the local hotels etc, etc, etc - that's my gut feel. I guess a possible warning is, in these difficult times, they (Jet2 and others) can't rely on a local supply base (i.e. facilities etc) they have used in the past to come back on line efficiently and to then operate as they used to operate. Their suppliers (the hotels) may need better (more) oversight as things open up until "normality" returns. What you took for granted pre-Covid, may need extra investment (in terms of oversight/mentoring) as things slowly re-open to make sure your suppliers ramp up smoothly while meeting your standards. It sounds like the poor Rep at Hotel 2(?) was dumped in it and needs a medal for at least trying to help.

These are horrendous times to run an airline/travel business and absolutely dire for all staff and those in the associated supply chain. The one thing you need to do is to be really aware, as a front-end supplier like Jet2, of the difficulties your complete supply chain may have as it ramps up. It may not come back on line as quickly/smoothly as you'd like - I'd not be surprised if that may be the case here. Trouble is, those 30 people don't see it that way - they just think Jet2 is rubbish right now - which is probably unfair on Jet2.

Anyway, that's from this weekend - up to Jet2 to take this on board as appropriate. Cheers, H 'n' H

ATNotts 13th Oct 2020 07:02


Originally Posted by Jonty (Post 10903258)
thought there was talk of a travel corridor to NYC in time for the holidays?

I recall it being discussed weeks ago, but with New York experiencing a new wave of infections, and the UK, especially the Midlands and North, where most of the Jet2 flights were originating, the whole concept of short breaks to NY are now fanciful.

occasional 13th Oct 2020 08:24

Seems to me that Jet2, and others, could look at their flight timings during this recession - 6am takeoffs are not everybodys cup of tea.

Crewing Gimp 13th Oct 2020 09:39


Originally Posted by occasional (Post 10903561)
Seems to me that Jet2, and others, could look at their flight timings during this recession - 6am takeoffs are not everybodys cup of tea.

A high number of schedule timing changes have taken place, to increase the “friendly flight times” where the reduction of capacity allows.

occasional 13th Oct 2020 14:21

One of the big problems with the market at the moment is the lack of any guarantee that you will be able to return - something which jet2 have just illustrated by abandoning rather than consolidating their flights to Spain and Portugal. Presumably there were people booked on these flights who now have to find some other way to get home.

Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP 15th Oct 2020 07:44


Originally Posted by occasional (Post 10903746)
One of the big problems with the market at the moment is the lack of any guarantee that you will be able to return - something which jet2 have just illustrated by abandoning rather than consolidating their flights to Spain and Portugal. Presumably there were people booked on these flights who now have to find some other way to get home.

Since Jet2 have not offered flights to Spain or Portugal for months, it is highly unlikely they have any guests wanting to get home from there. There may be a handful of seat only but that will be it. They are cancelling the entire programme. People will be offered an alternative destination or a refund,

LBIA 15th Oct 2020 16:25

Jet2 have just announced a few new routes for summer 2021

Birmingham - Amsterdam = 2x weekly Mon & Fri
Birmingham - Jersey = 1x weekly Sat
East Midlands - Jersey = 1x weekly Sat
London Stansted - Jersey = 2x weekly Tue & Sat
Manchester - Jersey = 3x weekly Tue, Thu & Sat
Newcastle - Jersey = 1x weekly Sat

Ivan aromer 15th Oct 2020 16:43

1700 meters is that not a bit challenging for the -800?

Big Tudor 15th Oct 2020 17:20


Originally Posted by Ivan aromer (Post 10905198)
1700 meters is that not a bit challenging for the -800?

Manage ok off JSI at the same length.

ROC10 15th Oct 2020 18:05

I’d imagine STN-JER will be a pretty short flight.

stewyb 15th Oct 2020 18:52


Originally Posted by Ivan aromer (Post 10905198)
1700 meters is that not a bit challenging for the -800?

Even further for NCL although believe Jet2 have SFP 800’s!

SWBKCB 15th Oct 2020 19:40

Enter Air had weight issues operating a NCL-JER charter last year and had to leave pax behind (though the charter was for the Newcastle Falcons, so maybe not average pax weights... :eek:)


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