07th June 2011
Where Those In The Know Go!
Jet2.com’s cabin and flight deck crews’ travel secrets revealed
If you’re looking for the next up-and-coming
destination, the best beach to top up your tan or the hottest high street for
hitting the shops, who better to ask than someone who travels the world for a
That’s why the north’s leading
leisure airline, Jet2.com, polled hundreds of cabin crew members to ask them to
reveal their top tips for where to travel. Jet2.com’s friendly crew members
share travel tips and recommendations with their colleagues and when chatting
to customers - building up a wealth of knowledge of the best places to visit- Jet2.com
has tapped into this to share the top tipped travel hot spots.
Ian Doubtfire, managing director
said: “It’s always interesting to hear where those in the know go! We thought
it would be good to find out some insider information from our aircraft-based staff
on where they love to visit when they have some time off. So if you have ever
wondered where cabin crew go on holiday, their secrets are finally revealed!”
The best destination for beautiful beaches
Providing a great service to
customers and flying aircraft is no mean feat, so like all of us air crew need a
well earned rest somewhere warm and sunny. When it comes to perfect sandy
beaches and gorgeous blue sea, Spanish resorts bagged the top three spots, with
Majorca receiving the most nominations from Jet2.com staff by a
- Majorca – especially the resorts of Pollensa,
Cala D’Or and Palma.
- Malaga – from the black sand of Playa de
la Malagueta, to the quieter beaches a short drive up the Costa del Sol.
- Tenerife – with white, golden or black
sand beaches, it was felt there was something for all.
- Croatia – from the spectacular Golden
Horn, to the long sandy Nin’s Lagoon.
- The Algarve – with over 100 miles of
spectacular beaches, varying from the surfing heaven of Praia
da Arrifana to the secluded Praia da
The best city break
It seems old favourites really can’t
be beaten, with cabin crew preferring to visit cities which combine history,
shopping, culture and great hospitality. The city with a beach Barcelona was
the clear favourite followed by capital cities Rome and Paris which were neck
and neck for the second spot, the fourth favourite was the popular culture and
fun city of Prague and the fifth favourite was the stunning city of Venice.
The best locations
for retail therapy
If you’re planning on hitting
the high street for a spot of serious shopping, then Jet2.com’s cabin crew know
the best destinations for picking bargains or splashing the cash.
- New York – from Bloomingdales and
Macy’s to Fifth Avenue there’s great shopping at stateside prices.
- Turkey – open air markets, chic boutiques
and Turkish bazaars, whether you’re a haggler or high end fashionista, you can
shop to your heart’s content.
- Milan – Jet2.com crew have an eye
for quality and tipped Milan - the home of Armani and Versace, Milan is a
must-visit city for lovers of designer labels.
- Nice – the place in France to see and
be seen, with the shops to match!
- Estepona – this small Spanish town on
the Costa del Sol came out high in the rankings, with cabin crew recommending
leather goods and the great market.
Even though they spend all their
working life in the air, cabin crew still dream of spending their spare time
getting on a long flight to some of the world’s most exotic destinations. The
top tipped aspirational escapes were in order The Maldives, Australia, The
Caribbean (Barbados), USA and Canada and fifth favourite was Hong Kong. Jet2.com’s
flights from northern airports to Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona offer the
opportunity to connect for a long haul flight to destinations across the globe.
Jet2.com employs 550 cabin
crew members across eight northern bases – Leeds Bradford, Newcastle,
Manchester, East Midlands, Blackpool, Belfast, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The
airline flies to 49 sun, city and ski destinations, with flights starting from
just £9.99 one way including taxes. Customers enjoy friendly low fares,
convenient flight times, 22kg baggage allowance and allocated comfortable
leather seats. To become part of a great team visit www.Jet2.com/careers
June 07, 2011 at 10:21
Tagged with Destinations, Favourites, Recommended