Jet2 announced at the end of 2016 they were to come "Down South" and open bases in Birmingham & London Stansted having spent the last 15 years of their existence specialising in being "The North's Airline" focusing on budget/leisure routes from places like Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford…
Anyway, Malaga from London Stansted for only £24… I was in it to win it!!!
The day came that I would be flying on Jet2 for the first time, I paid extra for Seat 5A and spending another £8 on reserving an in flight meal- saving me the hassle of the BoB on the day!
London Stansted was the usual this & that, Nothing out the normal to report on. Except some nice spotting from the far side gates!
The abundance of Ryanair planes made it clear I was at Stansted over any other London airport!!!
I found out I was on a fairly brand new Boeing 737-800 (G-JZHY), one of Jet2's factory fresh planes! To top it off, I got a Red & Silver one instead of the other Blue/White livery that was hanging around!
The flight boarded quite quickly and we left on time, heading for Spain!
The interior was really nice and the red mood lighting was a nice change from the usual blue and purple I have previously seen.
I had chosen the "Tikka Masala" for my inflight meal. I mean, why not- I don't get to eat my favourite curry at 30,000ft every day!
A bit of a shopping spree was done later in the flight after I found the flight was in possession of all 4 model planes Jet2 sell (silver B737-300, holidays B737-800 and both liveries on Boeing 757-200)
We arrived slightly ahead of time in Malaga with the flight being uneventful in its decent & landing.
As per the usual, I had to christen my first time on Jet2 with a flight deck photo!
I couldn't resist the temptation of a ramp shot displaying some of the various European Airlines that show up at Malaga!
I was impressed by the design/layout and the size of the airport- expecting it to be smaller.
After exiting the airport and having a bit of a journey trying to find the place, I had a good time exploring the airport's Aviation Museum!
The main attractions for me were the DC-3, Spantax Beechcraft, Kam Air Convair (I saw its sister ship in Helsinki back in October 2015) and the Iberia DC-9!!!
London - STN
Malaga - AGP
London STN- Not much to report, same old STN.
Malaga- Quite a clean and modern airport. Fairly large and draws in a mix of traffic from Europe. Wi-Fi is good once you log into it!
Jet2- I was pleased on the first impression, would fly again, cheap flight, great meal offer (should it be accepted) and a great selection of reading and buy on board. Also a nice colourful cabin!
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