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User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2737 times:

Does anyone know who sells seats on Flyjet. I've looked on Flyjet's website and they do not sell seats directly, only by OTT and First Aviation. I've googled these companies but cannot locate anything for them. Olympic Holidays use them for Greece and Cyprus, but im looking for Spain flights. can anyone help?

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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

Try Avro http://www.avro.co.uk

Whilst searching for a flight to HER, they came up several times as the cheapest option.



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User currently offlineCalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Why on earth would you WANT to fly FJE? As an ex employee (and not bitter in any way before anyone says) their a/c are by no means in good shape inside, unless they have recieved a refit.


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User currently offlineLhrmaccoll From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

I believe they have been refitted, after hundreds of complaints. I think??
But they're prices are going to be sky high anyway like XL or FCA, so why not BA or Olympic?
Alex


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

I was just wondering, as when I have looked at flights by main tour operators, I never seem to see FJE listed.

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

i flew flyjet service to Ghana. one of the worse airlines i flew on. worse than Nigerian Airlines or Any airline i been on


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlinePlanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 815 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

Quoting CalAir (Reply 2):
their a/c are by no means in good shape inside, unless they have recieved a refit.

Quote from Flyjets website as of 24/9/04

"Flyjet has completed the replacement of the passenger seats in its Boeing 757 aircraft. The final set have been installed in aircraft registration G-FJEB having been overhauled and refurbished with a custom woven covering reflecting the company's corporate colours."

Perhaps some one could tell me who owns this airline/ its investors?


User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

Thomas Cook use them for additional capacity during the summer months as well, not sure if they use them to Spain though.

Matt


User currently offlineCalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

Flyjet's financial backing came from the Asprou brothers, who left the holiday business when they sold Aspro to Airtours. Part of that deal was that they were not allowed to operate in the holiday/airline industry in the UK for 10 years, and when that 10 years was up, hello Flyjet. There was also a substantial injection of capital from the CEO, Mike Hawkins, and his business partner, whos name escapes me. The Asprou brothers are based in Cyprus, and as such, a large portion of their work is to Cyprus and the Greek Islands.
Their cabin crew are NOT employed by Flyjet....in name. They are employed by a company called Sky Management, whos offices are in Nicosia, Cyprus. Id say the chance of the 2 companies being unconnected are slim. We were never led to believe they were unconnected anyway. One interesting point, their first a/c G-FJEA was with Inter European Airways, which flew for Aspro! So the old bird came back to her original owners technically!
The lease rates on both EA and EB were very favourable, hence the lack of commonality between the aircraft's cabin/galley setup. EA was with AIH as G-LCRC and EB was with AMM as G-OOOJ. Both interiors were worn and pretty ropey. The ex AMM cabin was the usual red/brown trim with multi coloured seats, and the the ex AIH machine has the previous owners seat covers on the crew seats, and the leasing company had put old Caledonian seat covers on with small thistles woven in. Not a good look. When EA was with AIH, it was constantly going tech, was very well used. I just hope they get their 767 from a carrier that know how to look after their aircraft.



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User currently offlineCalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Ahhh, on closer look, the new 767 is from the cameroon government, so with luck it wont be too dog eared.


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User currently offlinePlanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 815 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Quoting CalAir (Reply 9):
Ahhh, on closer look, the new 767 is from the cameroon government, so with luck it wont be too dog eared.

Was about to tell you that!

I think it has been in storage for a while though.

Thanks for the information on their financial backing.


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

Calair,

Thank you so much for that information, I had no idea who or what set up they had, so this is nice to know. Looks like G-FJEA has come back to haunt them.


User currently offlineCalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

If FJE refitted the cabin with the newer 757 overhead bins and sorted the toilets out on FJEA (they REEK of fish and other unmentionable odours), and the newer seats are in fact nice, im sure they can make a real success. The 767 will carve a market for them on the ACC route, the 757 on that flight is a little ridiculous, especially if the demand for the route increases. Flights to SFB and the Caribbean will be possible with no weight restrictions and no need to tech stop.


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User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

The best way to find out who charters them is to look at airports websites. They have charter flight timetables, and will usually tell you the route, flight number or airline, and the tour operators that have seats on it.

With regards to flying with them, most of their customers on this website for this year seem happy enough :

http://www.carsurvey.org/air/airlineyear_Flyjet_2005.html


User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2402 times:
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Quoting Jmc757 (Reply 13):
With regards to flying with them, most of their customers on this website for this year seem happy enough

http://www.carsurvey.org/air/airline....html

It's a pity nearly all of those reviews are fake! The number of reviews for Flyjet on that website is far way out of proportion for the size of the carrier. While in previous years Flyjet have had a fairly mixed bag of average reviews, this year there has been an explosion of positive ones, despite the fact that the airline is still just operating 2 aircraft.

I think it's safe to assume most of the glowing Flyjet reviews this year have been written by an employee.

Have a look at the number of reviews per year for 2005/2004/2003. While it's certainly unscientific, it is suspicious that Flyjet have had a large increase in reviews, and at the same time most of them have become positive as opposed to the average/poor that used to be the norm. For a small carrier like Flyjet you'd expect a disproportionate number of negative reviews as people seek to air their complaints.

Britannia/Thomsonfly 21/34/31
Excel Airways 19/42/12
First Choice Airways/Air 2000 19/19/20
Monarch 9/19/27
MyTravel 21/34/50
Thomas Cook 18/26/31
Flyjet 32/20/13

Since the reviews at carsurvey.org are anonymous, it's open to this sort of abuse, and is the last place I'd look for objective views about any carrier.

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

Now that you say that, it does seem a little "odd". You never can tell with websites like that, especially when they are anonymous, untraced reveiws. I remember from that very site when a number of really bad air2000 reviews popped up. Only thing was air2000 didn't fly the routes the reviews were for!

User currently offlineAIHTOURS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Quoting Crosswind (Reply 14):
and is the last place I'd look for objective views about any carrier.

You have shown something that is most probably correct, but where do you go if not carsurvey though?

Just wondering as all I can think of is the Skytrax website.

I find it quite pathetic that an employee has done some fake reviews on there. Surely he could be spending his time doing something more useful.


User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2729 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

I renember last year they were advertising at a mx hanger where I sometimes work for Flying Mechanics!

They would fly on the jumpseat on every flight in case the a/c went tech (and this happened a lot!)

Simon.



Simon - London-Aviation.com
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