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The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:26 pm

The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, seriously!

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Hello, dear readers,

everyone, who followed my latest story

Diversion Or Not?. Wet And Windy In Brest/Brittany (by FLIEGER67 Aug 24 2011 in Trip Reports)

knows, that Mr. S., the lazy guy at the scheduling department, booked me for Wroclaw, outbound on LH Cityline, inbound on Eurolot.
But, you know, not everything is running on schedule, like we want to see it.

Thursday, 16.06.2011, I´am ready ontime at FRA,
checked in for the late morning flight to WRO.
The Senator lounge is waiting for me, spending the time there.
Well done offers
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But much to much customers and less seating capacity for my personal liking.
Super nice staff preparing every sandwich what you want fresh
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Nice views to the runways and taxiways where you see something like this
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Or this
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WRO is announced as 20 minutes late on D-AECI, the scheduled Embraer 190
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Coming in 30 minutes late from NUE
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Not the best day for FRA when we see all that delays and cancellations
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Also the LOT morning inbound from WRO is cancelled
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More delay and a gate change is announced for my flight.
How to spend the time?. What about a chat with a young polish born US girl, also booked on my flight, we had a really nice talk while waiting.
50 minutes delay now and a plane change
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Well, finally the flight is cancelled.
I´ve talked to the nice young female gate agent.
"It seems WRO is a no go for me today, do you know what happened?".
"I´am sorry, we need the original scheduled plane for a more delayed service to FLR.
The crew changed to the new plane and doesn´t accept it due to technical reasons. Total kaputt, completely out of order and there is no more backup plane available on short notice".
So, LH and LOT refunded me fully and I´ve spent the remaining day at home, not bad to do some work around my travels.

Well, it´s Friday now and I should go to the UK, as long as Mr.S. fixed it this way.

Here is the actual route map


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Friday, 17.06.2011


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Service BE 7122 operated by flybe
Scheduled: 10.25 // 11.40


The main intention today is to fly out of LBA on Jet 2, both for the first time.
There is a well fitting LH by Contact Air nonstop STR-MAN which is the original idea.
But Mr. S., that lazy guy at scheduling, ends his work sometimes a bit earlier than his original timetable. When he try to fix it the next day, the fare jumps from an acceptable 70.00 Euro´s to 150.00 Euro´s, no, that´s not funny.
I will introduce Mr. C. from the financial controlling today, you know these guy for sure, working for every company these days. Smart, suit, tie and the big red "no way" badge on his forehead.
Well, S. called C. about his opinion and you know what happened. I am booked on the late morning STR-BHX service instead. Is it possible to reach LBA ontime from BHX, we will see!.
C. joined S. today to follow me, both relaxed with a pint of Midnight Bell in hand extra ordered from the Leeds brewery to spend the day, let the show go on.
This service is booked by Flybe directly, the cheapest way and ok so far with 70.00 Euro´s.
BE informed me by mail a couple of weeks ago that there is a change in departure time, ten minutes later,
I´am impressed, other companies doesn´t see the need for further information with these short differences.
No OLCI, as it´s not possible to select a seat and that means you end usually in an aisle on the Dash 8-400.
Waved goodbye to my home office and on the road at 08.00 am, at the airport short to 09.00 am, no problems today with the car park and at the counter, Terminal 3, to check in soon thereafter.
A young female there.
"Good morning, just me, no bags and a window seat in the very last row, if it´s possible".
"Sure, let me check you´re ID. Ok, here is your boarding
pass, have a good flight".
My plane is inbound from BHX a couple of minutes ahead to schedule
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And also outbound looks like ok from gate 129
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No time to wait at security, everything much more relaxed than during the last days.
This is something new here at STR, CO/UA introduced the route to EWR just a couple of days ago
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No lounge for me with BE today, so down to the ground floor, a quick passport check and at the gate with only a few other pax around.
That looks like not impressive loadwise if there are not many more coming.
Ok, it´s a vacation week, so it seems not that much biz demand for this route today.
Boarding is called ontime, by bus around the apron
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The scheduled Dash 8-400 is waiting
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Looks good under the clear blue sky
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This is G-ECOB, leg no. 22 on type and warm welcomed, a new registration.
This plane is delivered to flybe at 18.01.2008, leased out to Wideroe at 08.08.2008 and back with flybe since 21.05.2009. 54 planes on type are in the fleet, impressive
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Propeller close up
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With these low number of passengers, I´am finally alone on the apron while taking pictures, let´s step inside now immediatelly.
The load is 50% only today.
Oldfashioned bright grey leathers seats, no recline
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Good legroom, two for me in the last row
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Cockpit crew is from the UK, the pilot with a nice welcome during boarding in typical relaxed UK style.
The cabin is clean so far
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One middle aged, nice, male together with one elderly ok female doing the cabin service today.
But why on earth does she feels a personal need to close every overhead bin with a heavy and loud bang?.
My ears are good, till now!.
It´s 10.20 am, some minutes ahead to schedule, superb sunny and 18 degrees.
2 hours, 15 minutes for the midlands leaving from runway 25.
Always interesting to see that safety card also written in french
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This is the actual or not so actual flybe magazin
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A few clouds only on the way
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Service is BOB.
Above Belgium, BRU down there at 22000 feet
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The pilot is on the speakers again with real detailed inflight informations.
An engine on the way
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Coming in for BHX, well, that looks like typical UK weather
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The final approach is very shaky. The wind and the clouds are good for some turbulences. 2605 meters asphalt or better known as runway 15 welcomed us with a very hard touchdown. It´s 11.30 am, ten minutes ahead to schedule, partly cloudy, dry and only 16 degrees by now
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The first leg of the day fixed as scheduled.
S. and C. watching me closely, done the first couple of pints and are in a good mood.
But I´am not that really ok with the guys today.
There are less than five hours from arrival at BHX till departure from LBA.
S. want to send me on the train, money saving you know, but not ok when I notice that there is only one possible train connection available.
By train from BHX airport to the city, change there for Leeds and further by bus to LBA airport. It seems much to risky for me to do it this way.
Not that there are any delays possible by the UK rail system.
So the only other option and this is also somewhat tight, is to rent a car, something what I don´t really like.
Best case connection is 2 hours, 30 minutes.
Booking is done by Autoeurope, the fare ok, 55.00 Euro´s.
Out in the public, no time to wait at the rental desk. The car is from Europcar, a close to new small Peugeot, ok for my needs.
It´s noon by now.
The rental car pick up point is not that well signed, or mabye I´ve checked it not en detail with some rain showers around. Some minutes to walk till I´ve done the right direction.
Catched the car and soon on the nonstop motorway drive up the north. Lucky me, no traffic jams and LBA is coming closer mile per mile.
The last ones are running rather long through small cities and along some housing areas, catching fuel close to the airport and present at my target at around 3.30 pm.
Well, that is another one of these close encounters succesfully done.
S. and C., scheduling and controlling, working close together, following me and having fun with the pints by now.
Returned the car for a closer view around my new departure airport.


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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:28 pm

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Service LS 205 operated by Jet 2
Scheduled: 16.30 // 18.45


Booking is done here with Jet2.com directly, to expensive from my point of view, but the schedule fit´s, so that´s the way to loose 70.00 Euro´s.
OLCI is ok here, seat 5A this time. With the experience from Wednesday I decide to go a bit forward in the plane with the connection at AMS.
Welcome to Yorkshire´s airport
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Not a really modern place or maybe the low clouds doesn´t help with my first impression
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But finally this is Leeds Bradford International Airport,
also this building doesn´t looks like up to date
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Very limited check in space only inside and all together with a somewhat narrow ceiling.
Some minutes to wait at security with a good number of holiday makers on the way today.
A view from above down to the so called main hall
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And also the gate area is packed to say the least.
You need to walk around a couple of corners till a remote gate area to find a open and really dirty seat with empty cans around and other stuff which should usually be placed in the bins
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Another view down to the closed curbside in front off the terminal
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Wait in lounge, as usual in the UK, with a thousand of other pax, so it seems and what about a real lounge, joke!.
Gate 1 for me finally, boarding ontime
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The main hall from above en detail
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Also the gate is well undersized for the number of pax,
we used a bus above the apron, ok with this windy and wet weather conditions.
No way, the older livery looks like better
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Something like this
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Should I use the rear stairs as usual?
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No, only for the picture purpose
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Very close to the engine
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That fit´s perfectly, the Jet 2 Amsterdam will fly me to Amsterdam
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The plane looks like ok
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Fuselage detail
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It is G-CELV, a pretty senior example.
The 733 like on schedule. One of 24 examples in the Jet 2 fleet right now.
Delivered at 11.12.1986 to Ansett Airlines, in Europe from 05.06.2002 with Channel Express and now under the Jet 2 brand since 09.02.2003, no doubt about the name "Amsterdam".
Leg no. 47 on the 737-300, a new one for the log
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This will be also accepted as a replacement if something goes wrong
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Cockpit crew is from the UK, the captain with a nice welcome during boarding.
Wing view from my forward cabin seat.
The aisle is also taken, but the middle seat remains open, ok so far with a load around 80%
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New toylike seats here, different colours, fake leather, not that really clean cabin, to say the least
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Cabin crew is one very nice young female together with two male FA´s, one young, one middle aged, both ok.
The safety card
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These seats are definitely low cost stuff
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Some more 733 material on the ramp
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The actual magazine, UK style, like it
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Legroom feels ok here by surprise
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2250 meters concrete, runway 14, should be enough to leave LBA
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Taxi at 4.30 pm, perfectly ontime with 14 degrees only, heavy wind and as soon as I was on the plane it start´s to rain, also perfect timing here
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No view to the runway end from this point
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No flight duration info, no surprise, service is BOB.
That red engine looks nice above the clouds, isn´t it?
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The refurbished cabin
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Seat detail
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The captain is again on the mike with a short goodbye
during approach, no flightlevel or route information also.
We´re done the longest runway 18R, 3800 meters, 6.35 pm, ten minutes ahead to schedule, 15 degrees and rain, shudder!.
A thousand of EZY planes and me here now at AMS
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That looks like summer in Germany
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Bye now to the friendly high fares
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A long way to walk now to the main terminal, let´s go for a change.
S. and C., the guy´s closely followed me, are fixed now with the pint´s and running a little bit envious with the next step for me!.


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Service KLM KL 1879 operated by KLM Cityhopper
Scheduled: 20.55 // 22.10


This is the open return flight from last Sunday´s STR - AMS.
The fare is ok this way 45.00 Euro´s booked by KL directly.
Now leaving the Loco feeling behind and looking forward to often showed, one of the best airline lounges in Europe.
The KL crown lounge
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Now thats wide, spacious and there are not that many customers around
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Superb well presented offers
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The main buffet
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My meal, well done KL
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Work stations
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Sadly, but I should leave now!.
STR looks like ok from B16
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/GB1101/GB1101060.jpg
This plane parked at my gate
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No, that regional apron is not that well used today!
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The view for my machine from the other side
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Down the stairs for boarding now
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This is PH-EZH, the Embraer 190 like on schedule.
In service with KL Cityhopper since 23.10.2009 and one of 17 in the fleet.
Leg no. 8 on type and well, another new registration
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You never know, late boarding helps again today.
Web-check-in shows seat 26F as the last row window, sure ok for me. But today 26D is also taken and with no one else behind me and row 24 seats D/F open, it´s naturally me to catch row 24 this time.
Cabin view, dark blue leather seats, clean, the load is very close to 100%, two seats for me
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9.00 pm, short behind schedule, is the time to leave AMS from the 3400 meters 18L, wet and cloudy with 14 degrees. 1 hour for STR.
Cockpit crew is from the Netherlands, the captain with a relaxed and detailed welcome after boarding.
Runway congestions, some minutes to wait for us.
The well used safety card
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Cabin crew is two female FA´s, one middle aged ok, one young and nice.
Service is cookies and free drinks.
Well, no legroom complaints here
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The captain is to hear again with short informations prior to descent.
The route is above BRU and it´s pretty shaky all the way due to heavy wind.
Cruising in the darkness
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10.10 pm, ontime, now the rain reached Germany also, nothing else expected and the temperature is 17 degrees.
Runway 25 for me at STR, welcome back very close to home or should I better say really home here now!.
S. and C. falling asleep with the comfy chairs, it seems they are not really used to that heavy dark stuff from Leeds called Midnight Bell!.

BE operates ontime and with an acceptable fare on this route, sure ok to fly the Dash this way.
Jet 2 is also acceptable, nice stuff, ontime, the fare to high for my personal impression.
KL and especially the lounge at AMS, well done and really recommendable.

More time for a change now?.
Sure, that´s the way to go.
The weekend will see me in Ukraine for the very first time and no, not departing from STR. A very good Miles and More offer opened it for me and Lvov on four, ok, small engines, sounds interesting, isn´t it?.
More to come soon.

Bye-bye,
FLIEGER67 or Markus Klaus Felger, that´s the way Facebook know´s me!.
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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:36 pm

Hi Markus
Thanks for posting another great report, didnt want to stop reading. Looking forward to your next report, sounds very interesting. Have you any plans to visit the emerald isle again anytime soon?
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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:10 pm

Hi, Mark,

Quoting eicvd (Reply 2):

Thanks for posting another great report, didnt want to stop reading.

Thanx for you´re feedback.

Quoting eicvd (Reply 2):
Looking forward to your next report, sounds very interesting

Coming up soon.

Quoting eicvd (Reply 2):
Have you any plans to visit the emerald isle again anytime soon?

Sure, scheduled in about two weeks time, but only for a short shopping visit, coming in from Brno and heading for STR.

Greetings,
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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:01 pm

Hi, Markus. Good to see another story around from your recent flights.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
BE informed me by mail a couple of weeks ago that there is a change in departure time, ten minutes later,
I´am impressed, other companies doesn´t see the need for further information with these short differences.

Indeed. That's good care for customers. Way to go!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
This is something new here at STR, CO/UA introduced the route to EWR just a couple of days ago

Something for you to give a try?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
One middle aged, nice, male together with one elderly ok female doing the cabin service today.
But why on earth does she feels a personal need to close every overhead bin with a heavy and loud bang?.

Well, her monthly period or it just wasn't her day...  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
So the only other option and this is also somewhat tight, is to rent a car, something what I don´t really like.
Best case connection is 2 hours, 30 minutes.
Booking is done by Autoeurope, the fare ok, 55.00 Euro´s.

Booked last minute? Or in advance? Because that sounds like a good deal, with a different return station for the car. But also for me, not really my style to travel around.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
That red engine looks nice above the clouds, isn´t it?

Almost like SAS and the 737. Love the colour and contrast in the sky.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A thousand of EZY planes and me here now at AMS

Indeed, EZY is big these days in AMS. And more routes are due to open soon also, with a possible base in the future.

btw, nice to read your positive KLM experience also. No sandwich pack for you... it seems I am lucky on my recent flights then.

Regards
Eric
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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:59 pm

Hi Markus !

Thanks for a nice report with nice pictures ! Too bad the trip to WRO did not work out.

BE and Jet2 look okay alsways nice with empty seats next to you . KL's lounge does look very good.

Looking forward to your next report!

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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:39 am

Another interesting read.

Good to see an ex Ansett 737-300 going.
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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:40 am

Hi Markus,

interesting report, haven't seen something about Jet2 for a while. I remember flying Jet2 in 2004 when they still had the nice silver tail design.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I will introduce Mr. C. from the financial controlling today, you know these guy for sure, working for every company these days. Smart, suit, tie and the big red "no way" badge on his forehead.

Ah, more people, more bureaucracy...  

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
That fit´s perfectly, the Jet 2 Amsterdam will fly me to Amsterdam

The Jet2 Leeds flew me to Leeds back then - but I admit that the fleet was smaller in these days.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It is G-CELV, a pretty senior example.

Most of their 733s are veterans, 22 out of 23 planes were built between 1986 and 1988.


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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:17 am

Hi Markus,

Good read as always, the flying never stops!  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, finally the flight is cancelled.

- Well that was a waste of a morning, I'd not be too happy.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not a really modern place or maybe the low clouds doesn´t help with my first impression

- Oh no, it's grim and tired, narrow corridors, low ceilings, not sure what they were thinking when they designed it!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The refurbished cabin

- Too much red for my liking, those seats look awful visually, what were they like from a comfort point of view?

Cheers

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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:50 am

What a great TR Markus, nice to see a Jet2 report.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Legroom feels ok here by surprise

I flew them on the MAN - TLV - MAN flight in June, this year on their 752, i found them very good alternative to easyjet service to LTN, and being very tall (6ft.4") i was surprised with the bigger legroom they have than easyjet, well at least that's what i thought, well i'm not too picky about air travel as long as i can fit comfortably into the seat.  
 
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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:55 am

Hey, good to follow all that comments.

@Eric:

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 4):
Hi, Markus. Good to see another story around from your recent flights.

Thank you.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 4):

Indeed. That's good care for customers. Way to go!

Sure more than expected.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 4):
Something for you to give a try?

Well, good idea.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 4):
Well, her monthly period or it just wasn't her day...

It looks like more as her usual style!.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 4):
Booked last minute? Or in advance? Because that sounds like a good deal, with a different return station for the car. But also for me, not really my style to travel around.

Booked some four weeks in advance to save the trip.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 4):

Almost like SAS and the 737. Love the colour and contrast in the sky.

Me, too. SK also in mind.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 4):
ndeed, EZY is big these days in AMS. And more routes are due to open soon also, with a possible base in the future.

Strange to see all that EZY planes and it´s no base there at AMS till now.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 4):
btw, nice to read your positive KLM experience also. No sandwich pack for you... it seems I am lucky on my recent flights then.

Sure ok on KL and it seems they doesn´t serve the sandwiches on the evening flights.,


@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 5):

Thanks for a nice report with nice pictures ! Too bad the trip to WRO did not work out.

Thank you and also my opinion with the WRO trip, you know.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 5):
BE and Jet2 look okay alsways nice with empty seats next to you . KL's lounge does look very good.

Looking forward to your next report!

KL´s lounge is for sure recommendable and more stories to come.


@Ryan:

Quoting ryan h (Reply 6):
Another interesting read.

Good to see an ex Ansett 737-300 going.

Thank you. I´ve done Ansett back in the times on Airbus material.


@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
nteresting report, haven't seen something about Jet2 for a while. I remember flying Jet2 in 2004 when they still had the nice silver tail design.

Thank you, the silver design looks much better than the white basic these days.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):
Ah, more people, more bureaucracy...

  

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):

The Jet2 Leeds flew me to Leeds back then - but I admit that the fleet was smaller in these days.

And the airport is still the same with much more planes around.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 7):

Most of their 733s are veterans, 22 out of 23 planes were built between 1986 and 1988.

Always interesting for me.


@Mark:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):

Good read as always, the flying never stops!

Thank you.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):

- Well that was a waste of a morning, I'd not be too happy.

Exactly my opinion, you know.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):
- Oh no, it's grim and tired, narrow corridors, low ceilings, not sure what they were thinking when they designed it!

Well, that´s it.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):
- Too much red for my liking, those seats look awful visually, what were they like from a comfort point of view?


Not that really comfy, something like BMI Baby where there are also such toylike seats.

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Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:58 am

Hey, Yevgeni,

Quoting Viper911 (Reply 9):
What a great TR Markus, nice to see a Jet2 report.

Thanks for you´re nice reply.

Quoting Viper911 (Reply 9):
I flew them on the MAN - TLV - MAN flight in June, this year on their 752, i found them very good alternative to easyjet service to LTN, and being very tall (6ft.4") i was surprised with the bigger legroom they have than easyjet, well at least that's what i thought, well i'm not too picky about air travel as long as i can fit comfortably into the seat.

Good to know, the 752, for sure interesting, saw one on the ramp at LBA, you know.
Legroom is definitely better than on EZY and that´s well worth on that long ride to TLV.

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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:11 am

Hi Markus

Great report! Nice to see this mix of airlines for your recent travels. Looks like you got out of LBA just in time - we've had a mostly awful summer in the UK this year. It's not been brilliant weatherwise.

That 733 sure is ancient - I remember seeing it flying around Australia in Ansett colours when I was a boy! Yikes - makes me feel old. The interior looked quite snazzy though.

Good to hear you made it on a Dash 8 as well.  

Thanks again - cheers P/jet
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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:46 am

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 10):
Sure ok on KL and it seems they doesn´t serve the sandwiches on the evening flights.,

Well, my 20:00 departure from ARN to AMS last week was including the sandwich service. Maybe indeed for flights departing ex AMS during these later hours.

btw, the AMS Schiphol logo you use in the reports is not valid anymore since last year. Find the new logo here



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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:58 am

Hi, Markus,
another really enjoyable read, as always, and a very clever headline as a nice extra! Really nice!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
So, LH and LOT refunded me fully and I´ve spent the remaining day at home, not bad to do some work around my travels.

Sure good to do some work, but not as fun as some flying, right?  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
C. joined S. today to follow me, both relaxed with a pint of Midnight Bell in hand extra ordered from the Leeds brewery to spend the day, let the show go on.

Interesting side story to follow these gentlemen, would love to meet them in person!  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
This service is booked by Flybe directly, the cheapest way and ok so far with 70.00 Euro´s.

Soon we have Flybe in Finland too (as Flybe Nordic - a business owned by BE and AY). Perhaps an opportunity for you to do another trip to us in Finland?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´am impressed, other companies doesn´t see the need for further information with these short differences.

Well, Air Berlin also seem to be very precise with these schedule changes, my last summer HEL-TXL flight schedule changed three times and finally ended up as the same as when booking.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Booking is done here with Jet2.com directly, to expensive from my point of view, but the schedule fit´s, so that´s the way to loose 70.00 Euro´s.

Jet2.com is an airline I've been looking closely at lately - planning to ride on their PRG-MAN route, but we'll see.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
This will be also accepted as a replacement if something goes wrong

Sure would have been more than welcome!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Wait in lounge, as usual in the UK,

That "wait in lounge" is some of the most stupid airport stuff I've ever seen - are they trying to maximize the time people spend in the airport shops, just be irritating or what?

Sure interested in the upcoming Ukraine story, looking forward to it!

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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:07 am

Hello Markus!

Thanks for another great story!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
inbound on Eurolot.



On the ATR?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
BRU down there at 22000 feet



Seems a little low for such a long flight. I would have guess 25000 feet

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No way, the older livery looks like better



So they have change it?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
These seats are definitely low cost stuff



Not good looking!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
That red engine looks nice above the clouds, isn´t it?



Very nice!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No flight duration info, no surprise, service is BOB



How was the prices? On the BOB I mean?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Bye now to the friendly high fares



Hahaha that was a good one 

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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:31 am

Hi, good to see more comments.

@PJ:

Quoting Palmjet (Reply 12):
Great report! Nice to see this mix of airlines for your recent travels. Looks like you got out of LBA just in time - we've had a mostly awful summer in the UK this year. It's not been brilliant weatherwise.

Thank you. Same with the weather here in Germany.

Quoting Palmjet (Reply 12):


That 733 sure is ancient - I remember seeing it flying around Australia in Ansett colours when I was a boy! Yikes - makes me feel old. The interior looked quite snazzy though

That´s definitely a long time ago, count me in for the same feeling.

Quoting Palmjet (Reply 12):
Good to hear you made it on a Dash 8 as well.

Sure ok to fly it this way, a couple of more legs to come.


@Eric:

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 13):
Well, my 20:00 departure from ARN to AMS last week was including the sandwich service. Maybe indeed for flights departing ex AMS during these later hours.

I remember also the sandwich on the Cityhopper flight to OSL, but not the STR-AMS leg, the same cookies like on you´re flight.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 13):
btw, the AMS Schiphol logo you use in the reports is not valid anymore since last year. Find the new logo

Good to know, thanx.


@R.:

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 14):

another really enjoyable read, as always, and a very clever headline as a nice extra! Really nice!

Thank you.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 14):

Sure good to do some work, but not as fun as some flying, right?

Definitely flying is much better, but we made the best of it!.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 14):

Interesting side story to follow these gentlemen, would love to meet them in person!

Well, maybe, sometimes, you never know!.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 14):
Soon we have Flybe in Finland too (as Flybe Nordic - a business owned by BE and AY). Perhaps an opportunity for you to do another trip to us in Finland?

Secured the "old" Finncom some four weeks ago, more, we will see.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 14):

Well, Air Berlin also seem to be very precise with these schedule changes, my last summer HEL-TXL flight schedule changed three times and finally ended up as the same as when booking.

Strange!.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 14):
Jet2.com is an airline I've been looking closely at lately - planning to ride on their PRG-MAN route, but we'll see.

Good to know, sounds interesting.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 14):

Sure would have been more than welcome!

Exactly me.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 14):
That "wait in lounge" is some of the most stupid airport stuff I've ever seen - are they trying to maximize the time people spend in the airport shops, just be irritating or what?

So it seems, relax and shop!.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 14):

Sure interested in the upcoming Ukraine story, looking forward to it!

On the production line, online maybe next week.


@Robert:

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 15):
Thanks for another great story!

Thank you.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 15):
On the ATR?

Yes, the 72.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 15):

Seems a little low for such a long flight. I would have guess 25000 feet

Also my impression, when I hear this.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 15):

So they have change it?

Sure, to the more white party.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 15):
Not good looking!

Not at all, also my opinion.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 15):
Very nice!

Looks somewhat like SK this way.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 15):

How was the prices? On the BOB I mean?

Sorry, don´t checked it en detail.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 15):

Hahaha that was a good one

 

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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:27 pm

Hi Markus!

Another nicely done tripreport!

That KLM lounge sure looks nice.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´am impressed, other companies doesn´t see the need for further information with these short differences.

SK is very good at sending me emails whenever there's a small change in the schedule, i like it!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
That red engine looks nice above the clouds, isn´t it?

Looks like SK!  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The refurbished cabin

I must say I like how they use the red color.

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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:01 pm

Hello, Martin,

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 17):
Another nicely done tripreport!

That KLM lounge sure looks nice.

Thanx for you´re reply and for sure, the KL Crown Lounge is really recommendable.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 17):

SK is very good at sending me emails whenever there's a small change in the schedule, i like it!

Also my opinion with SK, good customer care there till now.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 17):
Looks like SK!

Definitely.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 17):
I must say I like how they use the red color.

Sure ok, but the seats are not to my real liking.

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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:57 am

Hi Markus,

I have been waiting for this report to come. Especially after you told us that you would be introducing Mr.C.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
But, you know, not everything is running on schedule, like we want to see it.

It is something mr.S.’s cannot do about.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Super nice staff preparing every sandwich what you want fresh

Just look at her cheery face. I like this superb idea of sandwich corner.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
How to spend the time?. What about a chat with a young polish born US girl

That is how I know you.   


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I will introduce Mr. C. from the financial controlling today

That made sense after the price debacle due to Mr.S’s negligence.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
BE informed me by mail a couple of weeks ago that there is a change in departure time, ten minutes later

Impressive. I only recall AB doing the same.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
My ears are good, till now!.

  


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
That fit´s perfectly, the Jet 2 Amsterdam will fly me to Amsterdam

Way to go!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
These seats are definitely low cost stuff

Ouch, rather failed attempt to resemble LH’s new slim line seat.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
That red engine looks nice above the clouds, isn´t it?

Definitely! It somehow reminds me of the red engine of Air Asia’s B733.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
one of the best airline lounges in Europe.

I believe you!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Well, no legroom complaints here

Oh wow, you can even cross your legs! How big is the legroom? 33 inch?


Thank you for sharing this wonderful morning read.


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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:00 am

Hey, Suryo,

Quoting akhmad (Reply 19):
I have been waiting for this report to come. Especially after you told us that you would be introducing Mr.C.

Thanx for you´re nice comment.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 19):
It is something mr.S.’s cannot do about.

Definitely not his fault.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 19):
Just look at her cheery face. I like this superb idea of sandwich corner.

Exactly my opinion, well done LH at FRA.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 19):
That is how I know yo

Make the best of it, you know.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 19):

That made sense after the price debacle due to Mr.S’s negligence.

Absolutely.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 19):
Impressive. I only recall AB doing the same.

Good point, there are also notices from AB this way.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 19):
Way to go!

It fit´s, you know.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 19):

Ouch, rather failed attempt to resemble LH’s new slim line seat.

Good point.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 19):

Definitely! It somehow reminds me of the red engine of Air Asia’s B733.

Good point again, Air Asia looks like the same.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 19):
I believe you!

Superb well done for KL at AMS.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 19):
Oh wow, you can even cross your legs! How big is the legroom? 33 inch?


Thank you for sharing this wonderful morning read.

Sorry, don´t checked it en detail and thanx again.

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Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:25 pm

Hi Markus

another nice read, sorry to hear about the WRO cancellation, but glad you made it in LBA on time.
I like the title of this report, it brings in some humor. Nice to see a second transatlantic carrier as well in STR. Hopefully CO will succeed on the EWR-STR run.



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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:27 pm

Hey Markus,

you're making some progress with your backlog  Too bad about the trip to Poland that ended before it started, but the Jet2 flight from Leeds is an interesting one. Did you have any problems driving on the left?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No, that regional apron is not that well used today!

Great picture! A lot of aircraft in one shot 

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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:32 am

Guten Tag herr Markus, Mr S and Mr C,

Thanks for this interesting story again. I cannot recall a lot of Jet2 reports on the form yet, glad you shared your experience with this low-cost carrier with us.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No OLCI, as it´s not possible to select a seat and that means you end usually in an aisle on the Dash 8-400.

? Last time I flew FlyBE I was able to choose a seat doing OLCI (and no, I did not pay for it).

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
54 planes on type are in the fleet, impressive

54? That's quite impressive!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
So the only other option and this is also somewhat tight, is to rent a car, something what I don´t really like.

Markus I mean Mr S, you are so inventive!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not a really modern place or maybe the low clouds doesn´t help with my first impression

Nope, even the clouds don't help... It stays a 'not really modern place'...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
That fit´s perfectly, the Jet 2 Amsterdam will fly me to Amsterdam

Nice coincidence.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
his will be also accepted as a replacement if something goes wrong

Nice as well   

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
New toylike seats here

What's the thing with the metal hook?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The refurbished cabin

Except for the overhead panels it seems.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No, that regional apron is not that well used today!

Good grief, what a big bunch of RJ's!

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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:59 pm

Hey, good to see more comments.


@Marc:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 21):

another nice read, sorry to hear about the WRO cancellation, but glad you made it in LBA on time.

Thank you.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 21):
I like the title of this report, it brings in some humor.

It needs some time till that idea!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 21):
Nice to see a second transatlantic carrier as well in STR. Hopefully CO will succeed on the EWR-STR run.

There are some rumours around, we will see what happens with the route.


@Blaz:

Quoting SloAir (Reply 22):
you're making some progress with your backlog  Too bad about the trip to Poland that ended before it started, but the Jet2 flight from Leeds is an interesting one. Did you have any problems driving on the left?

Thank you, more to come, you know.
I´ve done the left hand drive a couple of times, so no problems till now.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 22):

Great picture! A lot of aircraft in one shot

Thanx again.


@Nils:

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 23):
Thanks for this interesting story again. I cannot recall a lot of Jet2 reports on the form yet, glad you shared your experience with this low-cost carrier with us.

Thank you.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 23):
Last time I flew FlyBE I was able to choose a seat doing OLCI (and no, I did not pay for it).

Good to know, it seems they changed the policy.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 23):
54? That's quite impressive!

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 23):

Markus I mean Mr S, you are so inventive

Always the main target, you know.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 23):

Nope, even the clouds don't help... It stays a 'not really modern place'...

Sure the case here, also some sun doesn´t help at all.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 23):
Nice coincidence.

Definitely.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 23):
Nice as well

Love the 752.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 23):
What's the thing with the metal hook?

Not sure at all.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 23):

Except for the overhead panels it seems.

Good point again.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 23):
Good grief, what a big bunch of RJ's!

Really a special feeling to see all that planes closeby.

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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:37 pm

Hi Markus,

another interesting story, thanks!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, finally the flight is cancelled.

A shame, did you re-book the route for another time?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´am impressed, other companies doesn´t see the need for further information with these short differences.

I've found the BE usually have very good customer service.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Good legroom, two for me in the last row

Last time I was on BE I had the same seat   Though it was before I started making notes of the reg, so it probably wasn't the same machine, on a NWI-EDI leg.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There are less than five hours from arrival at BHX till departure from LBA.

A bit tight for the train... Not sure about National Express busses?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
So the only other option and this is also somewhat tight, is to rent a car, something what I don´t really like.
Best case connection is 2 hours, 30 minutes.

Good idea. Probably just as cheap as the train as well  
I've taken to using a cashback site to book rental cars, usually from Hertz, and also earning Flying Blue miles with them as well  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
really dirty seat with empty cans around and other stuff which should usually be placed in the bins

Nasty, perhaps a flight to Palma or Ibiza just left?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
This will be also accepted as a replacement if something goes wrong

  

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Bye now to the friendly high fares

Lol  

Thanks

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RE: The Amsterdam Jet 2 Amsterdam, Seriously!

Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:19 pm

Hallo, Markus!

Good to have another story from you - last weekend turned up to be quite a flood of TRs and since I was out traveling (is that really a surprise?) it is now time to try playing catch up - I bet you with your famous backlog know that sinking feeling very well...  

Nice to catch a flight with Jet2 - this reminds me that I should schedule something with them, preferably with the 757s. I sort of flew them back in 2006, but that LGW-MAN flight was actually operated by Flightline (not a bad catch that either, of course) with a Bae-146 but so far I've never done them properly.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
knows, that Mr. S., the lazy guy at the scheduling department, booked me for Wroclaw, outbound on LH Cityline, inbound on Eurolot.

Shame your Wroclav/Breslau visit didn't work out - I was there some years ago, and despite having fever and spending most of the trip in my hotel room it was a very nice city to visit. Some really nice old buildings around. I flew in with Augsburg Airways from MUC and returned with an EuroLOT ATR-72 to FRA (that was a long flight for a turboprop...).

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I will introduce Mr. C. from the financial controlling today, you know these guy for sure, working for every company these days. Smart, suit, tie and the big red "no way" badge on his forehead.

I am starting to get worried about these multiple personalities you have been developing as of late. If a third one appears any time soon I think it is time for you to see your friendly neighborhood shrink.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
BE informed me by mail a couple of weeks ago that there is a change in departure time, ten minutes later,
I´am impressed, other companies doesn´t see the need for further information with these short differences.

Hey, just last week BT informed me about a similar time change - my flight would be departing ten minutes earlier.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Booking is done by Autoeurope, the fare ok, 55.00 Euro´s.

That's not bad at all considering it is UK and a one-way rental!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not a really modern place or maybe the low clouds doesn´t help with my first impression

Nope, it's not the clouds. LBA is a horrible dump IMHO. They should blow this thing to kingdom come and build a completely new one, something that could make Yorkshire proud (apart from their pudding). No wonder Lee doesn't want to fly out from there.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Wait in lounge, as usual in the UK, with a thousand of other pax, so it seems and what about a real lounge, joke!.

Hey, had you a DC card there's nowadays a Servisair lounge there...  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
That fit´s perfectly, the Jet 2 Amsterdam will fly me to Amsterdam

How appropriate! I almost flew HA-LON to LON last year but ended up on the hilarious HA-LOL instead. Maybe I'll get to fly YL-BBI to BBI next year, though.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
New toylike seats here, different colours, fake leather, not that really clean cabin, to say the least

What the hell were they thinking? That porn red leather does not fit an airplane. Well maybe Hooters Air or Virgin Atlantic, but definitely not Jet2!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
My meal, well done KL

Oh dear. You know it is a lounge, not a prison. Inmates eat water and bread, lounge guests something better!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No, that regional apron is not that well used today!

Ahh, the good old Fokker Farm being true to its name.
 
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Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:35 pm

Hey, good to see more comments.

@R.:

Quoting signol (Reply 25):
another interesting story, thanks!

Thank you.

Quoting signol (Reply 25):

A shame, did you re-book the route for another time?

Fully refunded, something to do again maybe next year.

Quoting signol (Reply 25):
I've found the BE usually have very good customer service.

Also my opinion.

Quoting signol (Reply 25):
Last time I was on BE I had the same seat   Though it was before I started making notes of the reg, so it probably wasn't the same machine, on a NWI-EDI leg.

Good to know.

Quoting signol (Reply 25):

A bit tight for the train... Not sure about National Express busses?

Checked it, but no suitable connection.

Quoting signol (Reply 25):
Good idea. Probably just as cheap as the train as well  
I've taken to using a cashback site to book rental cars, usually from Hertz, and also earning Flying Blue miles with them as well

Good to know, that was the cheapest way during my search.

Quoting signol (Reply 25):

Nasty, perhaps a flight to Palma or Ibiza just left?

So it looks like.


@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 26):
Good to have another story from you - last weekend turned up to be quite a flood of TRs and since I was out traveling (is that really a surprise?) it is now time to try playing catch up - I bet you with your famous backlog know that sinking feeling very well...

Thank you and some more to come, you know.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 26):
Nice to catch a flight with Jet2 - this reminds me that I should schedule something with them, preferably with the 757s. I sort of flew them back in 2006, but that LGW-MAN flight was actually operated by Flightline (not a bad catch that either, of course) with a Bae-146 but so far I've never done them properly.

That sounds also really interesting.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 26):
Shame your Wroclav/Breslau visit didn't work out - I was there some years ago, and despite having fever and spending most of the trip in my hotel room it was a very nice city to visit. Some really nice old buildings around. I flew in with Augsburg Airways from MUC and returned with an EuroLOT ATR-72 to FRA (that was a long flight for a turboprop...).

So it seems that I need to try it again next year.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 26):
I am starting to get worried about these multiple personalities you have been developing as of late. If a third one appears any time soon I think it is time for you to see your friendly neighborhood shrink.

Nothing planned this way!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 26):
Hey, just last week BT informed me about a similar time change - my flight would be departing ten minutes earlier.

Good to know.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 26):

That's not bad at all considering it is UK and a one-way rental!

Better dont talk that loud about it. They don´t cashed the one way fee till now, more than two months ago, so it looks like an error there.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 26):
Nope, it's not the clouds. LBA is a horrible dump IMHO. They should blow this thing to kingdom come and build a completely new one, something that could make Yorkshire proud (apart from their pudding). No wonder Lee doesn't want to fly out from there.

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 26):

Hey, had you a DC card there's nowadays a Servisair lounge there...

Ah, that DC story, I´am not amused with the company and no airline agreement in Germany till now.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 26):
How appropriate! I almost flew HA-LON to LON last year but ended up on the hilarious HA-LOL instead. Maybe I'll get to fly YL-BBI to BBI next year, though.

Count me in for the BBI leg.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 26):
What the hell were they thinking? That porn red leather does not fit an airplane. Well maybe Hooters Air or Virgin Atlantic, but definitely not Jet2!

Hah, good point.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 26):
Oh dear. You know it is a lounge, not a prison. Inmates eat water and bread, lounge guests something better!

The picky eater, you know. That fits perfectly for me this time.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 26):

Ahh, the good old Fokker Farm being true to its name.

I was really impressed you know.

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Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:49 pm

Hey Markus another nice read and pics. Jet 2 certainly changed their cabins from my last trip with them. Not sure if I like them or not but certainly different thats for sure.

Nice KLM to end with   Always nice to see the E Jet flights.


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Hi, Phil,

Quoting OA260 (Reply 28):
Hey Markus another nice read and pics

Thanx for you´re nice comment.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 28):
et 2 certainly changed their cabins from my last trip with them. Not sure if I like them or not but certainly different thats for sure.

Good to know, mixed emotions here with that style.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 28):
ice KLM to end with   Always nice to see the E Jet flights

Also my opinion, really welcomed.

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Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:48 am

Hola Markus!

Another interesting TR, which is always the case with your travels across Europe.

Nice to read about the story of your cancellation, at least you got a nice breakfast at the SEN lounge...

Good to read about Jet2, never flown them but they seem an OK airline, especially those colorful interiors.

Great to see the KL E-jet; I flew it for the first on AC, a great experience coming on my TR soon.

Salut!

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Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:15 pm

Hola, Roger,

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 30):

Another interesting TR, which is always the case with your travels across Europe.

Thank you, warm welcomed.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 30):
Nice to read about the story of your cancellation, at least you got a nice breakfast at the SEN lounge...

That was the positive thing about it.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 30):
ood to read about Jet2, never flown them but they seem an OK airline, especially those colorful interiors.

Sure not my no.1, but ok.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 30):

Great to see the KL E-jet; I flew it for the first on AC, a great experience coming on my TR soon.

Good to know, looking forward to that story.

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Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:55 am

Hi Markus,

Now it's my turn at playing catch up. Nice to see you visiting the UK again, shame C made you abandon the original plan of flying to MAN. How was the driving on the wrong side?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"I´am sorry, we need the original scheduled plane for a more delayed service to FLR.

I'm quite surprised that she told you this, let's face it, a lot of passengers would be pretty cross at hearing such news. They use the cryptical "operational" in such cases at ZRH.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Smart, suit, tie and the big red "no way" badge on his forehead.

Oh dear, he doesn't sound like much fun!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
2 hours, 15 minutes for the midlands leaving from runway 25.

That's a long flight time. Was it due to headwind or down to the Dash?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
S. and C. watching me closely, done the first couple of pints and are in a good mood.

Now I am intrigued. Last time S was sipping champagne. Is the change to beer down to C's money controlling habits or in honour of you being in the UK?  

I must be the only one who actually didn't think the Jet2 cabin looked too bad. I'd rather have a black & red colour scheme than blue & yellow!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
that regional apron is not that well used today!

Wow, great photo!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 26):
something that could make Yorkshire proud (apart from their pudding).

I happen to be very fond of Yorkshire pudding.......  

Happy flying
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Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:58 am

Hoi, Hannah,

pretty nice to follow you´re reply.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 32):

Now it's my turn at playing catch up. Nice to see you visiting the UK again, shame C made you abandon the original plan of flying to MAN. How was the driving on the wrong side?

Wrong side driving, not everyday you know, so a bit more attention is well needed.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 32):
I'm quite surprised that she told you this, let's face it, a lot of passengers would be pretty cross at hearing such news. They use the cryptical "operational" in such cases at ZRH.

I´ve asked for more details and she answered this way, ok for me to know more around it.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 32):
Oh dear, he doesn't sound like much fun!

So it is.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 32):

That's a long flight time. Was it due to headwind or down to the Dash?

A more northern route than usual and also the Dash.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 32):

Now I am intrigued. Last time S was sipping champagne. Is the change to beer down to C's money controlling habits or in honour of you being in the UK?

In honour with the UK, definitely.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 32):
I must be the only one who actually didn't think the Jet2 cabin looked too bad. I'd rather have a black & red colour scheme than blue & yellow!

Hah, good point, me, too.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 32):
ow, great photo!

Thank you.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 32):
I happen to be very fond of Yorkshire pudding.......

Count me in, you know.

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Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:56 pm

Hi FLIEGER67

Nice way to catch Jet2.com! It's still missing from my log. I love their silver livery, but the seats inside indeed look a bit cheap.

Always a pleasure to be on a Dash 8Q-400!

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Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:28 pm

Hey, J.,

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 34):
Nice way to catch Jet2.com! It's still missing from my log. I love their silver livery, but the seats inside indeed look a bit cheap.

Thank you and also my impression, that silver livery looks really classy.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 34):

Always a pleasure to be on a Dash 8Q-400!

Always welcomed, you know.

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