One very happy fan wrote in to say thank you to Jet2.com on behalf of the Boro fans:
I just wanted to say, on behalf of all the thousands of Boro fans who flew with Jet2.com from Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle to Amsterdam for the UEFA Cup Final this week, a huge THANK YOU. Having spoken to other mates who flew with other airlines, it seems we got not only the best prices, but the best service and the most on time flights!
It was an amazing feat for a small town club to reach the final and the crew onboard made us feel it was a really special trip. We were welcomed onboard as the travelling Middlesbrough fans, and a special Good luck in tonight's game over the tannoy. Plus the beer was pretty good! Okay, we didnt win, but as we keep telling the Geordies up the road, playing in Europe is better than being at home watching The Bill.
Thanks again from the travelling Red Army hope we'll be flying with you into Europe again soon!
Johnny Baker, Middlesbrough fan