White Heather

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The problem is not necessarily the length of the route. It's the performance given other factors; a cliff on one edge of the runway, the weather, the ILS system (Cat 1) etc.
In the past Dan Air flew 1-11 500s and even the odd 727 into Jersey. The 1-11 in particular had very poor airfield performance. If that could do it, I am sure a 737 800 can. If it couldn't safety operate, Jet2 wouldn't be using it.
 
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In the past Dan Air flew 1-11 500s and even the odd 727 into Jersey. The 1-11 in particular had very poor airfield performance. If that could do it, I am sure a 737 800 can. If it couldn't safety operate, Jet2 wouldn't be using it.
Only the 100 series 727 I believe ! The 200 series were performance compromised.
 

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Jerseys runway makes landing runway 14 at LBA feel like a walk in the park! The 737 800 can be pretty fast on landing with sometimes a floating issue and takeoff can be a little longer than say an A320, Travel service have used 737 max8 into jersey in the past though.
Just before Dan air went under they operated around 3 or 4 flights a day in summer on sat and sundays with 1-11s, bae146 and 737s, great days!
 
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This is exactly it @LBA4EVER. Everything things getting back to UK is a problem with full load; quite the opposite. No problem.

The problem is the landing distance available and what not. That is what is more problematic. An A320 can do it fine; a 737-800 maybe able to (given it doesn't float which it is known to do). An A321 will probably have to slam all on soon as the wheels touch the ground.
 

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This is exactly it @LBA4EVER. Everything things getting back to UK is a problem with full load; quite the opposite. No problem.

The problem is the landing distance available and what not. That is what is more problematic. An A320 can do it fine; a 737-800 maybe able to (given it doesn't float which it is known to do). An A321 will probably have to slam all on soon as the wheels touch the ground.
I was checking a few clips on youtube of aircraft dep jersey, certainly no room for error and there is a big drop at the end of the runway!
 
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