28th May 2009
Friendly low fare airline, Jet2.com, today celebrated its inaugural flight to Newquay by giving passengers an awesome check-in experience with surf lessons and lingo from a Yorkshire based surf pro.
The lessons, which were led by surf expert, Duncan Bray (27) from Headingley in Leeds, took place in the check-in hall and were designed to give passengers some basic surf moves to practice whilst on holiday in the UKs surfing capital, Newquay.
Duncan also gave passengers an introduction to surfing talk with a few commonly used terms to get them through the summer.
- Brah term of endearment used between surfers, meaning brother
- Walking the nose walking forward to the front of the surf board
- Wipe-out when a surfer falls from their board
- Awesome surfing equivalent of cool
- Gnarly a word used to describe an intense wave
- Snaking obstructing a surfer who has right of way
- Tube wave which forms a barrel
The brand new route, which started this week, will depart Wednesday and Sunday until 28th June then Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until 6th September. Flights start at just £19.99 one way including taxes.
Philip Meeson, boss at Jet2.com said: Newquay has always been a favourite UK destination and is now incredibly easy to get to for people in the north, with flights taking just 70 minutes, departing three times weekly during summer.
The surf lessons and language added plenty of pre-holiday fun for the passengers and we hope theyll try out their new skills once in Newquay. But if they dont, there is plenty to do that doesnt mean getting wet!