Jet2 flights

Jet2 is based at Leeds Bradford Airport in the north of England. They've got a big focus on leisure destinations, flying to more than 50 places famous for sun, ski and city. Their sister company, Jet2Holidays, offer city breaksand package deals to popular resorts across the world. Jet2 are currently the UK's fourth largest airline, flying from nine UK airports including London Stansted, Manchester, Edinburgh and Newcastle. They've taken home quite a few awards, and were voted the UK's Best Airline and 10th Best Airline in the World by Tripadvisor members in 2016, and were voted 'Best Short Haul Airline' for three years in a row by the Globe Travel Awards.

Jet2's focus destinations are mainly in Spain and the Mediterranean, although they also offer flights to New York.

Why fly Jet2

How to check in

Jet2 charge £17.50 to print your boarding card off at the airport, so the cheapest option is to check in online for free. This opens 28 days before your flight, closing five hours before departure. You can download your boarding pass onto your phone, or print it out and bring it to the airport with you. It's possible to check in online even if you have baggage to put in the hold: just drop your bags at the check in desks. Desks open two hours before departure, closing again 40 minutes before the flight is due to depart.


You can pre-book seats with extra legroom on Jet2 flights, but note that the price for this varies depending on where you're flying. Standard seats have an average seat pitch (the space between your seat and the seat in front) of 28 to 29 inches, the same as most budget airlines.

Booking fees

In December 2016, Jet2 stopped charging fees on debit card, PayPal and credit card transactions.

Service on board

Food isn't included in your ticket price, but if you fancy a hot meal you can pre-book one on Jet2's website. There are 11 adult meals to choose from (choices include dishes such as all-day breakfast, sausages and mash, and piri piri chicken) and 4 kids meals (such as crispy chicken strips and macaroni cheese). If you're off on a special holiday, you can pre-book a bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte champagne to enjoy on-board. You can book up to three months before your flight, just make sure Jet2 have at least five days notice. Alcohol isn't available to buy before 8am, so if you're on the red-eye you might be given your bubbly to take away. Jet2's in-flight magazine is called JetAway and features articles with travel and entertainment angles.


Jet2 flights are fairly punctual. During 2016 the airline's average delay was slightly under 17 minutes.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

We've written a dedicated blog post all about Jet2's hand luggage rules and hold baggage allowances. To make life even easier for you, we've even included some top tips on making the most of your hand luggage space (so you won't need to leave any of your holiday essentials behind). Pop over to our news site and take a gander: Jet2 luggage rules explained.


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