TheWorm123
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Jet2 757 fleet plans

Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:49 pm

Hi all,

This is my first post so please feel free to let me know if something isn’t right.

I flew on a Jet2/LS 757 to Tenerife in August and a quick check of the reg number (forgotten which but it was silver and orange) revealed it’s age as 31.2 years old.

We flew back on G-VYGL which was a very nice and smooth flight for my first time on an Airbus, I’ve only flown on Boeing metal before.

It was discussed already 6 months ago, but has anything changed since on replacing the remaining 30 + year old 737-300 and 757-200’s?

Some must be nearing their cycle/flight hour limits by now.

Thanks,

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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:55 pm

G-LSAG/H/I were due to be withdrawn at the end of the summer season, however in light of the Thomas Cook collapse it would appear they are now staying for a while longer. What their hours/cycles are like I don't know, but the opportunities to add extra flights arising from recent events has probably caused some airlines to at least reconsider their short-term fleet plans.

This is a good page to keep an eye on: https://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet ... s/jet2.htm
 
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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:06 pm

I think the logical replacement for these planes will be more 737's. The 733 can obviously be replaced with NG's or even MAX jets, but the 757 are much more difficult to replace, probably a downsize to a 737 or more modern 757's.
 
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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:19 pm

Boeing74741R wrote:
G-LSAG/H/I were due to be withdrawn at the end of the summer season, however in light of the Thomas Cook collapse it would appear they are now staying for a while longer. What their hours/cycles are like I don't know, but the opportunities to add extra flights arising from recent events has probably caused some airlines to at least reconsider their short-term fleet plans.

This is a good page to keep an eye on: https://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet ... s/jet2.htm


Hours below, taken from G-INFO. https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/

G-LSAG TOTAL HOURS:
73581 at 14-Mar-2019

G-LSAH TOTAL HOURS:
71202 at 22-Feb-2019

G-LSAI TOTAL HOURS:
72842 at 14-May-2019

Not too shabby, they should have plenty of life in them if needed for several more years.
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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:30 pm

Hopefully they will indeed be hanging around a while longer. Flew on a few of them and in great shape.
 
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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:53 am

I am hoping they manage to keep the 757s flying a little longer. LS seem not to mind flying older jets, and they keep them in great shape too, so that shouldn't be a problem for the immediate future.
Having said that, I don't see them delving into a new type for when the beloved 757 goes....they'd probably acquire more second-hand 738s capacity-wise, and probably simply lease in extra capacity (Air tanker A330s?) when needed for their few [particularly] busier seasonal routes to the Med and occasional long-hauls, like the NY Xmas shopping trips. Just my 2 cents..
 
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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:14 am

No 757-300 is anywhere close to 30 years old yet.
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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:30 am

KFTG wrote:
No 757-300 is anywhere close to 30 years old yet.


Nobody mentioned the 757-300
 
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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:35 am

There have been some rumours of jet2 picking up some A321s from TCX. Its not clear if these would be operated by LS, or one of their wet-lease suppliers.

That said, what is wrong with the 757s? They are in great shape inside, have decent legroom and ideal for the UK-Med routes they operate on. High density UK-Med flights have been the mainstay of 757 operations in Europe.
 
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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:45 am

I think the plans are for more -800's. That can cover most of what they want to do with the leased in A330's for just the high season peaks. I don't see the need for A321's.
 
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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:52 am

Interesting move by Jet2

Jet2 From UK Invests in India Through the Launch of Jet2 Travel Technologies in Pune

Jet2 (Jet2.com and Jet2 Holidays) today announced its aggressive growth plans in India at the launch of Jet2 Travel Technologies (Jet2TT), its global software development & innovation centre in Pune. J2TT plans to build and nurture a strong technology workforce of over 150 professionals in the coming 18 months to build world-class travel software solutions. The company will also hire fresh talent from various colleges across Pune through graduate schemes and internship programs. The state-of-the-art 16,000 sq. ft. space would operate in a Virtual Captive Centre (VCC) model, which would be powered by Pune based Dataction Analytics.

www.devdiscourse.com/article/agency-wir ... n-pune?amp
 
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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:24 pm

oldannyboy wrote:
I am hoping they manage to keep the 757s flying a little longer. LS seem not to mind flying older jets, and they keep them in great shape too, so that shouldn't be a problem for the immediate future.
Having said that, I don't see them delving into a new type for when the beloved 757 goes....they'd probably acquire more second-hand 738s capacity-wise, and probably simply lease in extra capacity (Air tanker A330s?) when needed for their few [particularly] busier seasonal routes to the Med and occasional long-hauls, like the NY Xmas shopping trips. Just my 2 cents..


Not sure how much longer the NY flights will last they seem to have reduced them each year for last few years.
 
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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:43 pm

StdTank80002 wrote:
oldannyboy wrote:
I am hoping they manage to keep the 757s flying a little longer. LS seem not to mind flying older jets, and they keep them in great shape too, so that shouldn't be a problem for the immediate future.
Having said that, I don't see them delving into a new type for when the beloved 757 goes....they'd probably acquire more second-hand 738s capacity-wise, and probably simply lease in extra capacity (Air tanker A330s?) when needed for their few [particularly] busier seasonal routes to the Med and occasional long-hauls, like the NY Xmas shopping trips. Just my 2 cents..


Not sure how much longer the NY flights will last they seem to have reduced them each year for last few years.


The Christmas flights to EWR is one route where the 757's range is taken full advantage of, though they could also be serviced by A330's if they continued long-term.
 
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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:03 pm

TheWorm123 wrote:
Hi all,

This is my first post so please feel free to let me know if something isn’t right.

I flew on a Jet2/LS 757 to Tenerife in August and a quick check of the reg number (forgotten which but it was silver and orange) revealed it’s age as 31.2 years old.

We flew back on G-VYGL which was a very nice and smooth flight for my first time on an Airbus, I’ve only flown on Boeing metal before.

It was discussed already 6 months ago, but has anything changed since on replacing the remaining 30 + year old 737-300 and 757-200’s?

Some must be nearing their cycle/flight hour limits by now.

Thanks,

The Worm123

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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:04 pm

Haven't they recently signed a long-term lease for the a330s with AirTanker where they will be painted in the full livery - I guess this could be seen as a partial replacement for the 757s, along with more 738s, if they're going to stick with Boeing for their main fleet?

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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:46 pm

According to Jethros.org.uk Airbus G-VYGL has had the lease date extended until November 2025 and G-VYGM until November 2022. Both still being leased from Air Tankers as before.
 
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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:08 pm

Bealine251 wrote:
According to Jethros.org.uk Airbus G-VYGL has had the lease date extended until November 2025 and G-VYGM until November 2022. Both still being leased from Air Tankers as before.


With G-VYGK to join them next summer, but from what I can tell there is no confirmation yet as to whether this is summer only or a third long term lease.
 
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Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:06 pm

DALMD80 wrote:
TheWorm123 wrote:
Hi all,

This is my first post so please feel free to let me know if something isn’t right.

I flew on a Jet2/LS 757 to Tenerife in August and a quick check of the reg number (forgotten which but it was silver and orange) revealed it’s age as 31.2 years old.

We flew back on G-VYGL which was a very nice and smooth flight for my first time on an Airbus, I’ve only flown on Boeing metal before.

It was discussed already 6 months ago, but has anything changed since on replacing the remaining 30 + year old 737-300 and 757-200’s?

Some must be nearing their cycle/flight hour limits by now.

Thanks,

The Worm123

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KFTG wrote:
No 757-300 is anywhere close to 30 years old yet.


The Thomas Cook 757-300’s went to Condor I don’t think there are any in the UK. All of Jet2’s 757s are 752.

Bealine251 wrote:
According to Jethros.org.uk Airbus G-VYGL has had the lease date extended until November 2025 and G-VYGM until November 2022. Both still being leased from Air Tankers as before.


That’s good to know, I flew home on G-VYGL and it was a very nice smooth flight, my first time on a non-Boeing aircraft and I was very impressed with how quiet the A332 was compared to a 752.

OA260 wrote:
Hopefully they will indeed be hanging around a while longer. Flew on a few of them and in great shape.


I do as well, one of them is only 22 I think so that could be around for a decade to come.

Spacepope wrote:
Boeing74741R wrote:
G-LSAG/H/I were due to be withdrawn at the end of the summer season, however in light of the Thomas Cook collapse it would appear they are now staying for a while longer. What their hours/cycles are like I don't know, but the opportunities to add extra flights arising from recent events has probably caused some airlines to at least reconsider their short-term fleet plans.

This is a good page to keep an eye on: https://www.jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet ... s/jet2.htm


Hours below, taken from G-INFO. https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/

G-LSAG TOTAL HOURS:
73581 at 14-Mar-2019

G-LSAH TOTAL HOURS:
71202 at 22-Feb-2019

G-LSAI TOTAL HOURS:
72842 at 14-May-2019

Not too shabby, they should have plenty of life in them if needed for several more years.


Thank you for sharing that website it’s quite informative I looked up some random G regs to try :), I’m surprised they aren’t closer to 90k flight hours at >= 30 years old.

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