HighLifeBoy
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Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 1:58 am

I hear a rumour that Jet2 are looking at 757's to add to there fleet of already owned 737's. I hear they are looking at Greek Islands, Canaries and Cyprus and there are even talks of Transatlantic like Zoom.
Any more news????
 
Capital146
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:11 am

I've also heard that they have arranged to purchase 2 x B757's. The theory, if true and if you believe it, is that both will be LBA based and that one aircraft is to be used on a soon to be announced 4 x weekly service to TFS and then used on "potentially" new services to PFO/LCA/LPA, etc, whilst the other aircraft would be used on existing trunk routes to AGP and ALC.

Not heard anything about transatlantic, but apparrantly Jet2 are more keen to expand from LBA rather than MAN due to profit margins.
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:16 am

How is Jet2 doing at MAN? I've flown then five times (to LGW and EDI) and none of the flights has been even 40% full. Are international routes any better for them?
 
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:27 am

From comments on another forum (but cannot confirm myself) it appears that LS are really struggling from MAN on LGW, EDI and BUD at present. I've even heard that MAN-LGW is in serious danger of being dropped when the winter timetable gets revealed in a couple of months time.

The overall story I have heard of Jet2 at MAN is that some routes could be dropped (not unexpected at a new base, BGY was dropped from LBA after its first season).
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:30 am

I have never understood why they started EDI-MAN, especially with bmi and BA already on the route by air, plus the rail and road links. It's always struck me as a route just so the aircraft has something to do during the day before it does the Channex work from EDI at night, before the route it started all the aircraft was doing was day-stopping, and occasionally some work for other airlines such as Flyglobespan.
 
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:36 am

So maybe they should send it to LBA from EDI given that the bmi regional flights on those ERJ-145's are always packed (since they phased the F100 off the route) and that GNER only offer one daily direct return by train (or they did last year at least).
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:25 am

I agree. It's not the easiest of places to get to by road, and there is only bmi RJs on the route by air currently, so if it has to be one of the other Jet2 bases, it would be better off to LBA I think.
 
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:29 am

Bring back Capital, that's what I say !!  bigthumbsup 

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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:30 am

Gatwick-Manchester better not cease before June, as i'm flying it then  Wink. To be honest i couldn't see it working too well, as it's mainly a business route and low fares are only going to attract leisure travellers.

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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:35 am

Quoting RobK (Reply 7):
Bring back Capital, that's what I say !!

RobK, a man after my own heart i think!

Capital were perhaps the first airline to show the potential of LBA and if it were not for their parent company going prematurely into liquidation, then who knows what could have happenned! I like to think that LS are doing now what BZ would have done if they had still been around.
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:11 am

I have heard this. The B757's they want are to run TFS and Longer range Med routes. Even hear SSH in there also, with DIY holiday options.
 
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 5:02 am

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 8):
To be honest i couldn't see it working too well, as it's mainly a business route and low fares are only going to attract leisure travellers.

I disagree. Look at EZY, many of their flights are full with business people. it is a new airline to the route, loads are getting slightly better,

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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:41 am

I've never flown Jet2 as yet but I'm due to fly them for the first time to ALC this Thursday (hopefully on one of the TF 737's!) ..... I will soon check out the international loads.
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:45 am

Cxsjr, I trust you are flying from MAN?
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:50 am

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 13):
Cxsjr, I trust you are flying from MAN?

I am indeed - sick of the c**p weather here in the UK and felt it was time for some sun! Every time I go to MAN of late, the TF reg'd 737 seems to be there!
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:53 am

Word I have heard is that Jet2 might cut back on MAN-LGW rather than replace it altogether or reduce their presence. The afternoon departure seems to do well. Maybe a reduction to 2xdaily from 3xdaily and a retiming.

EDI is not a survivor as they don't have the connecting traffic or corporate account business that BA and BD have. Being a third player on that route won't make them rich.

As for the 757s, another whisper was about two that Thomsonfly may release from the Britannia fleet.
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:59 am

Hmm, not sure if you'll get a leased 'TF' aircraft or not Cxsjr. LBA is my specialised subject! If you do get a 'normal' LS aircraft then you'll be greeted by friendly local crew and a leather seating layout in light-grey upholstory (very nice it looks too!). Lucky you escaping to ALC, any space to stowe me in your luggage??!!
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 7:04 am

You're welcome to come along if you wish... the more the merrier! Me and a couple of mates are of to a friends villa near ALC. As for the TF ship, it seems like it's always just arriving or leaving MAN whenever I'm there of late.
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:26 pm

Great! If an LCC were to fly say MAN-JFK, they would make some serious money, not to mention MAN- SFB in the summer. They would have to provide IFE though, chargable of course, I certainly wouldnt fancy 8 hours with 230 holiday makers and brats whinging about no film.
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RE: Jet2 Looking At 757's?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:31 am

MAN-SFB is already flown by many operators including Travelcity Direct. Too much competition and fares are already pretty low.

MAN-JFK would be another route which a lowcost would find hard to turn a profit on as BA offer reasonable fares and CO compete with the EWR service. Not impossible to do, just hard.

Laker did try it many years ago!
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