European From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5496 times:
I too hope Easyjet don't buy Jet2, As If they did, I could see the Belfast-Bournemouth route closed.
Before Easyjet started operations, they flew a aircraft to Bournemouth to see if they wanted to fly here, and they apperently said they didn't because the terminal was tiny, Why would there views change now?
Sure It would be a nice change to see Easyjet at Bournemouth, but I don't see that happening.
Does anyone have any proper information on this? (Not doubting you Glenn)
CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2130 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5388 times:
Well, there have been lots of reports in the media lately about the overcapacity of LCCs in Europe and that consolidations and mergers will be the next big thing to happen in the aviation industry. Perhaps this is where it begins...
CalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4996 times:
I sincerely hope EasyJet dont get their paws on LS. Their flights from MAN to EDI are only a £1 when you go on the site, with £14 tax each way. £30 rtn? I cant see EZY doing that if they ship in. Also, I suspect the idea of 757's and transatlantic LCC would go straight out the window!
British Caledonian...we never forget, you have a choice
CalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4963 times:
Exactly, if booked early enough, on the 3rd day of the 4th month,when the moon is full and the tide is low and the captain's name is Bill and he's wearing blue underpants. As yet, unless you book WAY in advance, i'm yet to find the cheapest quoted fare with EZY. Im sure I will be proven wrong on this! But all the same, i've always found reasonable fares with WW and LS, relatively late in the day before date of travel.
British Caledonian...we never forget, you have a choice
Aerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4975 times:
Well...Its One sure way to get rid of the competition...If You can't beat them, Join them (Or take them over).
First GO now Jet2, what's next?...My Travel Light, BMI Baby.
Jimmi is right, it would be bad if the Belfast-Bournemouth route was closed. Not just bad for Bournemouth, but for Belfast Intl. Which means the Belfast- Prague route may be closed. I'm sick of seeing the Orange EasyJet colours at Belfast Intl (What is it now 75% of All Flights). Jet2, My Travel ect are a change and nice to see while at the airport, instead of the EasyJet 737s.
RightWayUp From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4915 times:
Not sure I remember it as a quality product, but just a good ole Low cost op. (that had been propped up by Big Airways).
Unfortunately because the public want to fly on a bus service, the airlines will have to operate as such.
LJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4326 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4251 times:
Quoting CalAir (Reply 16): i've always found reasonable fares with WW and LS, relatively late in the day before date of travel.
This is probably a very good indication on how well these airlines are doing at the moment. If you sell cheap fares close to departure than it doesn't look good.
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 20): I question why they would bother to be honest. U2 could apply for slots(if required) and launch service on the same routes as LS, but with cheaper prices to put them out of business.
Why bother buying them up at all?
If you buy them you don't need to allocate your own rescources to the routes. Moreover you prevent a costly war whereby the outcome is uncertain. In the end buying a competitor can be a quick and cheap way of getting less competition or enter a specific market.
Steve7E7 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 470 posts, RR: 51 Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3754 times:
Sorry U2 but Jet2 know nothing of your interest in buying them out!!
I've just been speaking to a delightful member of their first class Yorkshire staff and have to report that the Jet2 rumour board is empty.
In any event,I doubt Phil Meeson will allow his baby to be taken out of Dart Group control in the foreseeable future.The Jet2 product brand in the North of England is one of the strongest around and a takeover by EasyJet would only alienate the regular pax base the airline has established.
Yorkshire is rightly proud of it's own airline,long may that continue.
25 A321fly: Its is my belief that this is an unfounded rumour.
26 PlaneSmart: Every business is for sale at the right price. New niche players will keep appearing, and the successful ones will be bought out. Think of two LCC's,
27 Planespotterx: I seriously hope its only a rumor and nothing more, nothing against Easyjet but I hope they never become a dominant LCC in the UK, the whole point of
28 WhiteHatter: Completely unfounded IMHO. Jet2 is part of the Channel Express - Dart Group setup. So how could Jet2 be successfully demerged and sold from those comp
29 Pilot kaz: I got £25 RTN LTN-WAW within a few Weeks of departure.. Not what I would call WAY in advance but still a very good offer... Care to take a joke??
30 PMN: Well said! I'm a semi-regular flier with JET2, and although I have nothing against Easyjet I find JET2's quality of service higher than that of Easyj
31 EZYAirbus: At the moment it is a rumour floating around work that everyone is talking about you got that ticket in the xmas sale!
32 A340600: I'm sorry, as much as I don't want EZY to take over LS, they are an extremely good airline, not orange crap. Well, I got LGW-ORK-LGW rtn. for £20inc
33 Pilot kaz: May I ask... Do you yourself work for Easyjet? Easyjet are a excellent airline.. Cheap fares (in and out of sales ) friendly staff... On time... Nice
34 Cornish: Yep its definitely morecomplicatd than the Go buy-out, but nobody seems to have thought that perhaps this couldhave an Icelandic element to it. They
35 Flygaz: Really hope Jet2 is not sold to easyJet. I fly with Jet2 weekly to Gatwick and they provide a great service for a LCC. Has Jet2 ever mentioned they ac
36 Jetset7E7: It would make an easy way into Manchester for EasyJet if this happened. EasyJet have been looking at Manchester for a while now. I hope it does happen
37 Aerlingus330: Anyone when this "Takeover" might take place...Months? AerLingus330
38 European: Hi Does no one know anything about this now???? Jimmi
39 Suzukiraider: I spoke to Phil Meeson a few Weeks ago and asked how Jet2 were doing his reply was "very well" he seamed very happy with it. Channel Express does not
40 Capital146: The annoucement this week on the new LBA-TFS service from October doesn't sound like a carrier about to sell out either. Expect more route announcemen