Jet2.com to the rescue - Low Cost Airline saves the day for BA Passengers

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Hi

Just being looking on the Jet2.com website and came a cross this news artical. It Looks as though Jet2.com are having a go at British Airways over at Manchester now.

Jet2.com to the rescue - Low Cost Airline saves the day for BA Passengers
It emerged today that loss-making BA is to slash yet more of its routes from Manchester. The move is following competition from your low cost airline, Jet2.com.

Just before our one-year anniversary of operations at Manchester on December 1, we will now operate five routes, which BA has already or will shortly cancel.

Jet2.com will start flights next year to:

Rome
Pisa
Flights are ON SALE NOW and fares will start from £29 – which couldn’t be further from BA’s extortionate prices!

In addition, we already operate (or are on sale with) flights to Nice (from £21 one way inclusive of taxes), Venice (£21) and Amsterdam (£16), which BA axed this year, and business travellers and leisure passengers alike are moving in their droves from so called ‘flag carrier’ BA to the ‘flag carrier of the North’, on our Manchester - London Gatwick service (£16).

BA has had its wings well and truly clipped by our move in to Manchester, we succeed where they have failed, we give our passengers what they want – punctual, affordable travel to exciting destinations at times they want to fly.

It’s not rocket science and the bigger airlines are now paying the price for not listening to customers over the years.

We will continue to spread our wings in the North and come to the rescue of BA’s passengers. We listen so fly with us!

The lovely Lauren (pictured) celebrated the news "Being from the North West myself I'm delighted that Jet2.com have come to the rescue. They've always been one of my favourite airlines . "

16 November 2005

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PLEASE JET2, COME TO CWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) :0 :0 :)

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British Airways and its extortionate prices? At the end of the day, you get what you pay for. :rolleyes:

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Yeh well, it's a different sort of customer isn't it. I think Jet2 will make a success of these routes becuase they are popular with everyone; tourists & businessmen, but not neccessarily just BA's former customers.

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Good news at Jet2 then.

cant wait to be flyin those routes!!! :D

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Yeh well, it's a different sort of customer isn't it. I think Jet2 will make a success of these routes becuase they are popular with everyone; tourists & businessmen, but not neccessarily just BA's former customers.

If its a different sort of customer and Jet2 are popular with businessmen and tourists, who are the thousands of people that British Airways are flying here, there and everywhere each day of the week?

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Well you know, I just don't want to sound snooty here, so sorry if I do. BA is generally used by the bigger businessmen whose companies can afford business class, and by the wealthier members of the public who demand more. Jet2 is a great airline, but it's still a loco, and if you can afford more and want more, then you'll pay for it. Some of these people won't take less than the best. Unfortunately this kind of snobbery is a fact of life. Therefore not all BA's customers will turn to Jet2.

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If the article is to be believed BA has given up on those routes because Jet2 is GOING TO fly them NEXT YEAR. Am I really supposed to believe that, rather bold, statement?

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Jet2 are doing a bit of a Ryanair with that tactic, openly slagging off BA! ;)

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I doubt BA will worry too much; they clearly aren't interested in developing services from Manchester as they can concentrate on fortress Heathrow.

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Spence your right about the snobs flying BA but the great thing is most people arnt snobs and those who are can go to hell. They make working in the airport a living hell sometimes. The vast majority of people just want to get from A to B and dont really want to be served a plate of fish crap and 40 bottles of champagne which leaves them leggless after the flight.

A woman coming from PRG off the OK flight 2 nights ago is a good example, she thought it would help if she came over to our desk and complained about the 10 minutes she had been waiting for her bags. I really do hope she comes back next year in the height of the summer and is left waiting for 1.5 hours.

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Hehe :p

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BA is generally used by the bigger businessmen whose companies can afford business class, and by the wealthier members of the public who demand more.

Thats ridiculous. Are you suggesting that the majority of passengers travelling with British Airways are business men? Also, I don't think British Airways is only for wealthy people. Their fares aren't the cheapest around, but they are still generally good value and affordable to most who choose to travel by air.

I've used British Airways many times now on short haul and domestic flights. I've had the option to fly with the likes of Jet2, easyJet, Ryanair, Wizzair and others, but I feel that the service offered on the ground and in the air is decent and worth every last penny of the fare.

If I can fly British Airways and pay something crazy like £10 more than a low cost airline, I'm obviously going to choose them. Where's the fun in flying if you're going to fly with grotty little airlines?

(And don't anybody pick me up for saying that, not after the rubbish some of these people have come out with. British Airways is for snobs? I don't think so.)

The vast majority of people just want to get from A to B and dont really want to be served a plate of fish crap.

And then there's the minority who want that little bit of fish crap and a smile from the people who are looking after them en-route to their chosen destination. And it seems that by catering for this minority, British Airways are doing rather well for themself, better than a lot of their 'rivals', if you can call them that.

Anyhow, when did you last fly with the airline? Its strange how I've never been served the same meals that you have. I've never had fish crap as you call it. Instead, its been a classy little snack - none of which have contained any fish.

Let's hope British Airways doesn't ruin itself anytime soon by doing what Aer Lingus done. Doing away with inflight service and employing the most miserable flight attendants ever. Certainly not a pleasant experience.

I doubt BA will worry too much; they clearly aren't interested in developing services from Manchester as they can concentrate on fortress Heathrow.

Spot on! ;)

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Please stop the B.A. bashing, yes, they may have higher fares, but we should be proud of our national airline with that wonderful tail logo.
B.A is a well run airline ( if you excuse the recent strike ) it makes a good profit, has a good safety record, most of its flights ( if you check teletext ) are normally on time.

The question to everyone must be: A B.A 767 to New York from Manchester or a Jet2 757 to New York from Manchester ( I know Jet2 dont fly that route, just for arguments sake though ) who would you rather fly with ?. a cramped 757 that should have 186 seats but actually has 235, no free meal etc, or pay the extra and go in comfort in a B.A.767 with more leg room and free food.

cheers

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T5,

I agree with all your comments entirely; many people still seem to consider BA to be elitest and not able to offer what any of the travelling public wants. I for one would always choose BA over a loco and most times I've checked/booked; the fare is little more for a vastly better service(usually newer/cleaner a/c, some inflight service, more legroom etc).

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Spence your right about the snobs flying BA but the great thing is most people arnt snobs and those who are can go to hell. They make working in the airport a living hell sometimes. The vast majority of people just want to get from A to B and dont really want to be served a plate of fish crap and 40 bottles of champagne which leaves them leggless after the flight.

A woman coming from PRG off the OK flight 2 nights ago is a good example, she thought it would help if she came over to our desk and complained about the 10 minutes she had been waiting for her bags. I really do hope she comes back next year in the height of the summer and is left waiting for 1.5 hours.

At one time i regularly flew man - glasgow / man - london on the BA shuttles for work. It always amazed me (indeed it was the highlight of an otherwise boring trip sometimes :)) how some people posture and attempt to act important once they get on a plane !!!

It does happen on the train between here and london also, particularly in (or near to:) ) first class, but *some* air shuttle users have to be experienced to be believed... pushing to get on / off, making rediculous demands of cabin staff, making ludicrously loud phone calls while waiting to board which seem to be just a monologue to some minion on the other end about how they should try to stop the organisation falling apart until Mr / Mrs important's flight get in as it cant really function without their presence....

I think airline staff sometimes earn every penny...

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I'm sorry Michael, but I think I have to agree with Dan here, you do seem to have a hatred of airlines that don't serve 'all the frills', judging by what I have seen of the snacks on BA, I would hardly call them 'classy!'. Maybe its just because the low costs dont serve LHR, I dont know.

I have flown on Jet2, Ryanair and FlyBe, (Lowcost wise), and have found all 3 to be excellent. Indeed my most disappointing experience just lately was bmi, although of course, they dont provide the 'frills' anymore.

"Hate" is such a harsh term. Its more the fact that I dislike them. Unlike you, my experiences have never been good ones.

But I've been accused of hating the people that use low cost airlines, which is completely ridiculous.

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IMHO BA is a much better airline, LCCs are indeed for the traveller who is tight to be really honest, but still some have to use LCCs as Legacy's do not serve the route required, but say I wanted to go London to Barcelona i'd use BA anyday over the LCC for the TWP (tight-wad person - in such a case).
After reading the Airliner World Article "Is low cost truly low cost" i have turned against LCCs completely

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IMHO BA is a much better airline, LCCs are indeed for the traveller who is tight to be really honest

LOL! Way to go to gain some peace. Are you calling me tight?! :mad: Ok, so you may have a point, but still.... ;) Why would you use BA or whoever over a loco, because you aren't paying? :rolleyes:

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LCCs, are not for tightwads, I am not a tightwad, indeed I spend money on things I really dont need to (I.E - CDs), and without the LCCs offering low prices, I couldnt travel no where near as much as I can. You say about travelling from London to Barcelona, would you pay (Just an example), £250 for BA, over £80 for (lets say) easyJet?

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No I am saying where there is a choice of Full frills or not and the full frills is merely £40 more then the frills is better,

I am speaking hypothertically RIPconcorde

I'm gonna not post in this thread again - people are getting the wrong end of the stick with what I have said and I don't want no trouble or fall outs with anyone,

Wozza