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LBIA 5th Nov 2019 19:06

Boeing 737-300QC, G-GDFE was retired today, flown from Leeds down to Kemble for scrapping.

jonnyrobbo 5th Nov 2019 19:55


Originally Posted by LBIA (Post 10611608)
Boeing 737-300QC, G-GDFE was retired today, flown from Leeds down to Kemble for scrapping.

G-CELY was scheduled for scrapping in October, anyone know the plan for her?

stonejo 5th Nov 2019 20:30


Originally Posted by irishlad06 (Post 10611595)
Jet2 have no interest in starting long haul. They know their market and what works for them and have enough going on next year with the a321 project.

in other news GDRTR is on its way from CTU via Astana and then MAN arriving in the morning.

Then why are MCO and MIA in the handbooks that list all the info on the airports Jet2 fly to? I have been told this by a few pilots amongst others.

TheFiddler 5th Nov 2019 21:07

Destination and alternates from when they did the cruise ship flight years ago. Exactly why Recife and its alternate are still in there, and has been for years. Once in the manual, why take them out?

stonejo 5th Nov 2019 21:29


Originally Posted by TheFiddler (Post 10611706)
Destination and alternates from when they did the cruise ship flight years ago. Exactly why Recife and its alternate are still in there, and has been for years. Once in the manual, why take them out?

They where added in the recent update, not left over from previous years..

TheFiddler 5th Nov 2019 22:00


Originally Posted by stonejo (Post 10611721)
They where added in the recent update, not left over from previous years..


Hmmm, just checked 2015's Part C and they're in that...

Edit: and 2016's and 2017's... Don't know about before or after that.

I'm assuming you do know what Part C is stonejo?

rog747 6th Nov 2019 06:39


Originally Posted by VickersVicount (Post 10611582)
Mmm... its not gone that well for other's who tried long haul charter leisure...
(Monarch, Excel, Excalibur etc)
Why do they just not stick to what they seem to do very well... good product short haul.
The logistics and costs with long haul are in different league.


Actually Monarch did VERY WELL at Long Haul -
We had long haul charters starting from 1988 using 757's at first to Orlando, Mombasa, and the Maldives, going on to have a large Caribbean and Mexico program that was very popular, plus MON had lucrative Cruise ship flight contracts to the Caribbean for Fred Olsen, Princess, P&O and others.
It was Monarch's business plan that changed all that and they pulled out of LH.

If there is now a 'BUZZ' coming from Jet2 pilots and cabin crews saying that Jet2 will be going to Florida, and maybe the Caribbean too, then its likely their rumour mill has some credence.

Jet2 are not daft - They know the holiday market at this point is pivotal with the demise of Monarch and now Thomas Cook leaving a lot of seats and holidays without planes, plus the Cruise ship lines need planes to get their passengers to the Caribbean.
However the £ v the $ is weak meaning holidays to the USA and Caribbean are expensive, as is spending money there. USA is no longer the cheap hol....

Watch this space as they say......Jet2 already fly to NYC

rog747 6th Nov 2019 06:44


Originally Posted by TheFiddler (Post 10611706)
Destination and alternates from when they did the cruise ship flight years ago. Exactly why Recife and its alternate are still in there, and has been for years. Once in the manual, why take them out?

Recife is a Cruise Ship departure point for MSC and Costa cruises - not sure if Jet2 did any flights for anyone or for ship's crews?
Also did Jet2 do any Ascension or Falklands Island trooping flights - Recife may have been relevant to those?

TheFiddler 6th Nov 2019 07:04


Originally Posted by rog747 (Post 10611929)
Recife is a Cruise Ship departure point for MSC and Costa cruises - not sure if Jet2 did any flights for anyone.
Also did Jet2 do any Ascension or Falklands Island trooping flights - Recife may have been relevant to those?

https://www.jet2.com/News/Jet2_com_a...iami_skyline!/

Think the Recife was similar.

Flying Wild 6th Nov 2019 08:27


Originally Posted by rog747 (Post 10611926)

If there is now a 'BUZZ' coming from Jet2 pilots and cabin crews saying that Jet2 will be going to Florida, and maybe the Caribbean too, then its likely their rumour mill has some credence.



I suspect this is crew adding 2+2 and getting 5. I think a move to long haul at the moment would be an expansion too far for Jet2.


Originally Posted by rog747 (Post 10611926)

Watch this space as they say......Jet2 already fly to NYC

It has been suggested that these are continued as somewhat of a vanity project . It’s certainly more hassle than it’s worth to keep an ageing 757 fleet ETOPS capable, plus crews in check, US visas, security, etc.

Jamesair 6th Nov 2019 08:43

I thought the NYC flights were now going to be operated by the A330 a/c.

goldeneye 6th Nov 2019 08:45

Florida is one I can see happening at some point in the future. The demise of TC has left a big gap in the UK to Orlando route.

Flying Wild 6th Nov 2019 09:15


Originally Posted by Jamesair (Post 10612023)
I thought the NYC flights were now going to be operated by the A330 a/c.

Not all. The A330 doesn't operate out of LBA.

Jonty 6th Nov 2019 09:38

It would make sense for Jet2 to get Air Tanker to do Florida and the Caribbean, and then get more short haul aircraft in to replace the A330 on the short haul routes.
The core business remains in house with Jet2, which they are very good at, and the “experimental” Long haul is being done by an operator who has lots of experience in doing exactly that. The only fly in the ointment is Cuba
That’s what I would do anyway.

mmeteesside 6th Nov 2019 09:47

If Jet2 ever wanted to move into long haul like Orlando and maybe a handful of Caribbean destinations then they’ll never get a better chance than this summer with the loss of capacity. I think TUIs announcement about Orlando opens a huge gap too so I think if they’re going to go for it it’s very much a case of now or never.

JonnyH 6th Nov 2019 12:56

Aren’t they getting a 788 in January? I seem to recall they were anyways. They’d likely use that if they did Florida but cannot see them doing the Caribbean.

irishlad06 6th Nov 2019 13:32


Originally Posted by JonnyH (Post 10612195)
Aren’t they getting a 788 in January? I seem to recall they were anyways. They’d likely use that if they did Florida but cannot see them doing the Caribbean.

definitely no Dreamliners coming to Jet2.

Johnny [email protected] Pants 6th Nov 2019 13:35


Then why are MCO and MIA in the handbooks that list all the info on the airports Jet2 fly to?
​​​​​​​Possibly dates back a few years when the 757 did a/some charters to Fort Lauderdale for some workers on cruise ships.

Flying Hi 6th Nov 2019 13:52

G-GDFE now WFU?
 
Flew to Kemble on 5th November. Going to be WFU?
G-CELY still seems to be soldiering on but last flew 4th Nov.

castleford tiger 6th Nov 2019 17:29

What was the tech issue with the 757 TFS to LBA 3 days ago?
Stayed at 7000 for 100m before returning.

I thought the 757 could land with MTO. ?

However would it need a check?


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