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sixchannel 16th Jun 2018 18:39


Originally Posted by Council Van (Post 10174595)
Not training, post maintenance serviceability flight.

​​Training flights would involve base (circuit) flying.

Many thanks for the insight, Council Van

El Bunto 16th Jun 2018 19:19

Just from observation, EXS03_A and EXS04_A are positioning codes. They don't seem to correlate with the origin airport so perhaps they indicate something about the flight. Swap versus recovery, perhaps? I'll have to keep an eye open.

EXS05__ are test flights, as noted above.

The Chieftain G-IFIT just files as GIFIT.

sixchannel 17th Jun 2018 07:51


Originally Posted by Council Van (Post 10174847)
Never gave it that much thought, use whatever is on the paper work but oddly enough I won't be bothering operations to ask how the system works.

Aw, go on. on.Allow us our little obsessions! ;-)
Happy Sunday

True Blue 21st Jun 2018 15:40

Has anyone any idea why Jet2 never moved up from the -300 to the -400, before going on to the -800? Just curious.

GLAEDI 21st Jun 2018 17:40

-300, -400, -500 are the same generation of B737 Aircraft replaced by the -700, -800, -900 Series which are getting replaced by the Max series. No new -400 so you‘d be buying an old airframe most are being sent to Victorville as no market due to age and running costs

Plane.Silly 22nd Jun 2018 07:20

I would have thought the economics of running a 300 vs 400 would have been similar (scaled for the extra 30/40 pax) so i would share your curiousity TB.

A quick google search showed that the 300 outsold the 400 by 2.5 to 1. So maybe it was all about not finding available aircraft. then when the flood of used 800's appeared on the scene, it was the ideal time to get in on the action. Before Jet2's first 800 in 2011, they had use of B733's and B752's, so they knew about selling more seats than the 300, but on slightly weaker routes than the B752 could handle.

rowly6339 22nd Jun 2018 11:33

Flew with Jet2 for the first time this week from man and must say not very impressed, reason being I was sat on the aircraft for nearly one and a half hours while we waited for the bags to be loaded. Do jet2 outsource this or is it in house?

The96er 22nd Jun 2018 12:00


Do jet2 outsource this or is it in house?
Jet2 do their own handling at MAN and are by far the most well resourced in terms of equipment and manpower. So there may well of been an other issue going on there.

Johnny [email protected] Pants 22nd Jun 2018 15:19

Unless of course the airport infrastructure let them down and the baggage hall had “issues”.

sixchannel 22nd Jun 2018 15:52

In defence of YL-LCV lol
 
Having railed on about the lousy timekeeping of YL-LCV on the fortnightly Sunday LS1229, BHX-FUE a word in praise, sort of.
We flew on June 17 - massively late t/o again (75 mins) no doubt due to the Norwegian chaos of the previous day, diverting it to MAN and late repo back to BHX, it recovered to only 25mins late in FUE. Excellent. But then again, it never takes 4hr20 anyway, the declared flight time.
Returned on Wednesday LS1230 on newish JZHM, 20 mins late on t/o, even though the incoming LS1229 landed on time but the red-eye back to BHX 15mins early.
Cabin crews both ways lovely, friendly as always but I'm beginning to hate Jet2s horrid mock-pop background music. I know its supposed to mark the Brand as fresh, modern, 'groovy', of the people even, but its a dreadful dirge and is now getting on my wick as are the pre-recorded Announcements with their over-excited voices.
However 6 flights in this year (replacing dear old Monarch) I am enjoying it all.

Ivan aromer 22nd Jun 2018 20:43

Jet2 musak
 
[QUOTE=sixchannel;10179338
Cabin crews both ways lovely, friendly as always but I'm beginning to hate Jet2s horrid mock-pop background music. I know its supposed to mark the Brand as fresh, modern, 'groovy', of the people even, but its a dreadful dirge and is now getting on my wick as are the pre-recorded Announcements with their over-excited voices.
However 6 flights in this year (replacing dear old Monarch) I am enjoying it all.[/QUOTE]


Yes I agree the musak is really awful. Not slick (like TUI) or catchy, (like well almost anbody else) The Jet2 TV ad makes me want to throw up!

ssflyer 22nd Jun 2018 22:22


Originally Posted by rowly6339 (Post 10179183)
Flew with Jet2 for the first time this week from man and must say not very impressed, reason being I was sat on the aircraft for nearly one and a half hours while we waited for the bags to be loaded. Do jet2 outsource this or is it in house?

I had exactly the reverse experience both at BHX and on return from GRO
Delightful check-in and boarding staff,brand new aircraft.luggage and pax swiftly boarded and also cheerful and efficient crew.
Puts FR to shame.
SSF

Plane.Silly 23rd Jun 2018 08:11

Reported on Cardiff thread by PDXCWL45:

Jet2s G-IFIT which ferries their management and engineers about was at Cardiff for 5 hours yesterday, landed from LBA at 08.50 and departed back at 13.55. Would be great to think that it was there bringing in Jet2 management for talks with the airport about a base!"
Would certainly be an interesting premise. The only area not served by Jet2 is the South west. closest being BHX. So eventually they would have to be looking at the likes of CWL/BRS. Out of the 2 i would have pegged BRS for the job, but that's quite full. LS wouldn't have a problem taking every other airline on, they seem to thrive on it. I suppose CWL would provide the freedom of slots/ parking they would need, and CWL get a high profile, big-spender in the airport to boost figures.

Anyone else care to join in?

Mr A Tis 23rd Jun 2018 08:36

Overheard on a recent flight from a pax behind me..." I've seen Jess Glynne in concert, but I've heard more of her on this flight than the concert" Yes. it's driving everyone nuts.

castleford tiger 23rd Jun 2018 09:16

How long before "Ladies and Gentlemen , Boys and Girls " gets banned for not being PC.
At school everything is now non gender specific!!

Tiger

2Planks 23rd Jun 2018 11:16


Originally Posted by castleford tiger (Post 10179807)
How long before "Ladies and Gentlemen , Boys and Girls " gets banned for not being PC.
At school everything is now non gender specific!!

Tiger

I don't know but I bet the first complaint will come from the 'southern base' not from here in York!!

Good to see all the Jet2 adverts on the London Underground the other day, there were many that said the low cost and package holiday mixed model was dead or for the north only. How wrong they were and well done to the Management.

sixchannel 23rd Jun 2018 11:58


Originally Posted by Plane.Silly (Post 10179753)
Reported on Cardiff thread by PDXCWL45:


Would certainly be an interesting premise. The only area not served by Jet2 is the South west. closest being BHX. So eventually they would have to be looking at the likes of CWL/BRS. Out of the 2 i would have pegged BRS for the job, but that's quite full. LS wouldn't have a problem taking every other airline on, they seem to thrive on it. I suppose CWL would provide the freedom of slots/ parking they would need, and CWL get a high profile, big-spender in the airport to boost figures.

Anyone else care to join in?

Surely to serve the "south west" it has to be Exeter. BRS is full and often chaos, CWL is way too far away and wrong side of Bristol Channel for south west England.

PDXCWL45 23rd Jun 2018 13:09


Originally Posted by sixchannel (Post 10179926)
Surely to serve the "south west" it has to be Exeter. BRS is full and often chaos, CWL is way too far away and wrong side of Bristol Channel for south west England.

Could be both CWL and EXT!

marko1 23rd Jun 2018 13:49

Jet2 have bases at both Edinburgh and Glasgow so why not Cardiff and Bristol ?

gazza007 23rd Jun 2018 13:51


Originally Posted by sixchannel (Post 10179338)
Cabin crews both ways lovely, friendly as always but I'm beginning to hate Jet2s horrid mock-pop background music. I know its supposed to mark the Brand as fresh, modern, 'groovy', of the people even, but its a dreadful dirge and is now getting on my wick as are the pre-recorded Announcements with their over-excited voices.

Couldn't agree more, just like their TV adverts very Chavvy


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