I recently went on holiday to Prague, and I noticed my local airport, Newcastle, does not do flights to Prague anymore which were once run by Easyjet. After winning a return flight on Jet2.com, we decided to travel to Leeds to fly to Prague using this airline.
Jet2.com are a low-cost airline, aka a budjet airline similar to the likes of Easyjet and Ryanair and are based at Leeds Bradford Airport. They fly from 6 UK airports including Leeds, Manchester, Belfast, Blackpool, Edinburgh and Newcastle. As they are a budget airline, tickets can only be booked via the Internet or telephone
and their company slogan is "Friendly Low Fares."
The planes used by Jet2.com are all silver with red.
Booking your flight
Booking online is an easy process at, of course, www.Jet2.com. They often have flights advertised for as little as £2.99 but this doesn't include the taxes and any extra charges. Jet2.com are a typical budget airline, they advertise low fares such as £2.99 on way, but then taxes are added and extra charges for taking baggage, a check-in fee, choosing your seats, a payment card fee and a booking fee. However some of theese charges are optional (such as choosing a seat) and sometimes you can get very cheap fares which include taxes. The website isn't very nice visually and looks cheap and nasty! It does have a handy feature such as the Low Fare finder so you can find the lowest fares available for that month. I found booking flights and adding on the extras such as hold baggage to be a very easy process.
Once you have entered the dates you are flying, simply select the flights you require and continue on. It charges you extra for each piece of checked in luggage
you require however you are allowed one small piece of hand baggage which does not weigh more than 10kg. Checked in baggage has a very generous allowance of up to 22kg providing you have paid the relevant fees.
There is also a discount for checking in online. This requires you to have a printer
so you can print off the boarding pass. If you only have hand baggage then you simply go straight to departures, however if you are checking in hold baggage you simply go through the baggage check in queue.
Before paying make sure you have unselected any charges which the website automatically adds on for you. After you have entered your card details (there is an extra fee for credit cards
) you will recieve an e-mail to confirm your booking and it contains your reference number. Once you have this number you can click on 'Manage your Booking' on the jet2.com website, type in the numbe and your surname and you will see your flight details. Here you can add passport details for each passenger, select your seats (at a charge), buy extra baggage or een purchase an 'inflight-meal.'
You can check in online from 28 days pior to departure and up to 5 hours before your flight. This is easily done and you simply print out your boarding pass to take with you.
At the Airport
At Leeds airport it was easy to find the Jet2.