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Old 9th Jun 2015, 16:30
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Welcome to the new Jet2 dedicated forum. As this is the spotters corner, we have no-one on our backs, so feel free to post WHATEVER you want, whether it be a question you want answers to, just some Jet2 related news, or maybe a recent trip and your opinions! The aim is to keep posting frequent, so literally, do post anything LS related!
G-JZHD, Boeing 737-800 is certainly a very busy bee. It is operating the LS205 LBA-AMS today.

Meanwhile, G-GDFR has moved back from being based at GLA to MAN, while G-GDFF is up in GLA, operating LS193 service today.

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Old 9th Jun 2015, 18:12
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Thanks for not a lot. What did you have for tea??
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Old 9th Jun 2015, 18:43
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First time with JET2

Used JET2 for the first time last week and was pleasantly surprised after reading the negative posts. Aircraft interiors were very clean and smart considering they are 28 years old. Flights were Manchester Prague and return........Mr Angry go take a cold shower!!!!!! Sam
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Old 9th Jun 2015, 18:49
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Originally Posted by sparkysam View Post
Used Jet2 for the first time last week and was pleasantly surprised after reading the negative posts. Aircraft interiors were very clean and smart considering they are 28 years old. Flights were Manchester Prague and return.......[This made me laugh ]:Mr Angry go take a cold shower!!!!!! Sam
I too agree! I think that although the aircraft are relatively old, the new interiors with the leather seats are very smart and comfortable. You're always going to get both negative and positive posts, but as with all things in life, you can only try and see for yourself.

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Old 9th Jun 2015, 19:17
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I thought the seats were leatherette /pleather and not real leather.
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Old 9th Jun 2015, 20:30
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I thought the seats were leatherette/pleather and not real leather.
The seats are made of E-Leather, or leather off-cuts. Acro, the company who design the seats, attains their seat covering from a company called E-Leather in Peterborough. The company takes recycled leather, and turns it into rolls of covering material. The material consists of processed leather fibres, sandwiched into a micro textile layer. The so-called E-Leather is lighter than conventional leather, feels a lot smoother that natural leather, and comes in rolls, whereas natural leather does not. Because it comes in rolls, the material is easier to transport, and also considerably reduces manufacturing waste.

Thanks for mentioning it, I wasn't quite sure about the seat covering myself
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Old 9th Jun 2015, 21:05
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I just looked it up too. It's an interesting material by the sounds of it. A lot easier to just wipe clean. Our fabric cover seats have to be covered with a supplementary seat cover for the pad, which looks horrendous. I've never used the LS seats but was under the impression it was just pleather, which doesn't feel great but didn't realise this d-leather seems to be the best of both worlds really.
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Old 9th Jun 2015, 21:36
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I've never heard of Jet2!
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Suggest you get back in your Tardis and take another 10 year trip to fantyland


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Think you need more tonic in your drinks in future


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Originally Posted by HEATHROW DIRECTOR View Post
I've never heard of Jet2!
Tongue firmly in cheek, methinks!
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Old 10th Jun 2015, 08:24
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They were certainly never LHR regulars.
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Old 10th Jun 2015, 08:44
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Meanwhile, G-GDFR has moved back from GLA to MAN, while G-GDFF is up in GLA, operating LS193 service today.
The above change was effected at Funchal on 8 June. G-GDFF was flown from Manchester to Funchal and then Funchal to Glasgow. G-GDFR was flown Glasgow to Funchal and then Funchal to Manchester. This is done frequently to position aircraft and saves expensive empty legs between bases.

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They were certainly never LHR regulars.
They were during the BA strikes
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Old 10th Jun 2015, 13:27
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Doess anyone have a more up to date distribution of the JET2 owned fleet than the one shown below:

B737-300:
G-CELA C CHECK
G-CELB LBA
G-CELD MAN
G-CELE BFS
G-CELF MAN
G-CELG LBA
G-CELH EMA
G-CELI MAN
G-CELJ BFS
G-CELK MAN
G-CELO EDI
G-CELP LBA
G-CELR MAN
G-CELS LBA
G-CELV ALC
G-CELW BFS
G-CELX EDI
G-CELY EDI
G-CELZ EDI
G-GDFB BFS
G-GDFE NCL
G-GDFG NCL
G-GDFH NCL
G-GDFK EMA
G-GDFL EMA
G-GDFM LBA
G-GDFN BFS
G-GDFO ALC
G-GDFT MAN

B737-800:
G-GDFC GLA
G-GDFD MAN
G-GDFF GLA
G-GDFJ EMA
G-GDFP LBA
G-GDFR MAN
G-GDFS NCL
G-GDFU EMA
G-GDFV LBA
G-GDFW NCL
G-GDFX NCL
G-GDFY GLA
G-GDFZ GLA
G-JZHA GLA
G-JZHB EMA
G-JZHC MAN
G-JZHD LBA

B757-200:
G-LSAA MAN
G-LSAB MAN
G-LSAC LBA
G-LSAD MAN
G-LSAE MAN
G-LSAG LBA
G-LSAH LBA
G-LSAI MAN
G-LSAJ LBA
G-LSAK LBA
G-LSAN MAN
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Old 10th Jun 2015, 14:18
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They were during the BA strikes
True, but I think he'd already retired by then
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Old 10th Jun 2015, 14:31
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Sorry, may have missed this...but who is Jet2?!?
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Old 10th Jun 2015, 19:02
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About Us | Jet2.com

About Us | Jet2Holidays

Above you might find just an insight into exactly what Jet2 and Jet2holidays are. In summary, they are a northern based LCC, who stay true to their northern routes. Their HQ is at LBA, and their 7 UK bases include;
  • Manchester, MAN
  • Leeds Bradford, LBA
  • Newcastle, NCL
  • Edinburgh, EDI
  • Glasgow, GLA
  • Belfast International, BFS
  • East Midlands, EMA

    And an additional Spanish base located in Alicante, ALC

They currently have a fleet of 57 aircraft, plus 2 on lease to them this summer. Their fleet consists of 737-300s, 737-800s, and 757-200s. They are 'the north's leading leisure airline', and fly to over 60 Sun, City and Ski destinations. Their destination map can be found here: Destinations | Jet2.com. Here, you will find that not only do they fly to the top sun spots throughout Spain and the Algarve, but City destinations such as Krakow, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and Dusseldorf. Seasonally, using their fleet of 757-200WLs they offer breaks to New York EWR, where you will find that they are considerably cheaper than that of a similar BA economy ticket. For a LCC, the service they provide is excellent, and are very big competition to the traditional TCX and TOM in the north.


Please do look at the two links above. Although you are probably used to the LHR/LGW airlines, I am still very surprised you haven't heard of them. They are the UK's third largest tour operator, and are holding up great competition in the summer and winter to these traditional charter airlines. During the summer, they're very busy with the bucket and spade routes, making big profits and continuing to grow and expand, with Summer 2016 being their biggest expansion EVER. However in winter, as we all know, such airlines often face big losses, due to few flights, leasing and parking costs etc. However, Jet2 own the vast majority of their fleet outright, so that during the winter, these aircraft have no expensive leasing costs. The few leased aircraft that they have are used on the less busy ski routes in the winter, so that they're still earning their keep.

Jet2 have 8 737-300 Quick Change Aircraft, and 1 737-300 Cargo aircraft. These are decent earners for Jet2, as by day they operate passenger flights, and by night, cargo ops. The cargo contract is an airmail contract with Royal Mail. These cargo routes operated during the night and operate the following routes;
  • EDI - EMA
  • EMA - EDI
  • BFS - EMA
  • EMA - BFS
  • NCL - EMA
  • EMA - NCL
  • EDI - STN
  • STN - EDI

The bold above highlights the nightly cargo operations to and from London Stansted, STN, and this makes me even more surprised that you haven't even heard of them. If you use FR24, use the filter option, select callsign, and type in EXS. This will show you every aircraft flying under the Jet2 callsign, including the operations into Stansted.

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In addition to the Sun and City routes, Jet2 today have announced another new route, and this time its a NEW ski route! Have a look at the article here: Vive La Lyon! | Jet2.com

The new flights will operate from MAN, and will operate to the following Schedule: Red = 737-300

Manchester, MAN:

LS945 Lyon LYS, B737-300, (1x Weekly - Sat)

Route Commencing Sat 19 Dec 2015, and will run until the end of the ski season, Sat 9 April 2016.

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Old 10th Jun 2015, 19:11
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Originally Posted by DjerbaDevil View Post
The above change was effected at Funchal on 8 June. G-GDFF was flown from Manchester to Funchal and then Funchal to Glasgow. G-GDFR was flown Glasgow to Funchal and then Funchal to Manchester. This is done frequently to position aircraft and saves expensive empty legs between bases.
Sorry, I mis-phrased - my fault. I too saw the FNC aircraft swap. I meant the Manchester based G-GDFF had swapped with the GLA based G-GDFR.

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Old 11th Jun 2015, 16:39
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My how the hours must fly by in your house.
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I've had a shower, you need to get a job I thought I was bad.........
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