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Old 11th Apr 2016, 09:37
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Thanks ANT if you read my post 2333 from last year I travelled on that particular aircraft. The cabin senior cabin crew attendant told me it would be taken out of service and updated in summer 15. Its to late for us to do anything now so we will see. I will comment on our return. Just to add we had an Email a few weeks ago saying we would travel on HI Fly
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 09:46
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Hi, the Airtanker aircraft was taken out of service in July to be refitted with the proper IFE as it wasn't put in correctly ( overhead instead of individual) for that month it was replaced by a Hifly A330 which is returning this year and both aircraft will be based at Glasgow from end of June to end of July and from Standted in August. Last year lots of complaints were received about the Hilfy aircraft but I believe it might have also been refitted so it's inline with TCX own fleet.
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 10:58
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The Air Tanker was fully refitted last year. If you weren't told it was the AT you wouldn't know the difference between that and the other A330s. Outside livery the same, inside seats, IFE, etc etc the same. It's been like that since the end of August last year.
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 11:05
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Air Tanker is based at GLA for most of the summer I believe, with the exception of a few weeks in August when it flies out of STN to support the English summer holidays.

AFAIK HiFly is based for June/July then STN for August like you said.
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Old 11th Apr 2016, 11:10
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Originally Posted by janeyTA View Post
The Air Tanker was fully refitted last year. If you weren't told it was the AT you wouldn't know the difference between that and the other A330s. Outside livery the same, inside seats, IFE, etc etc the same. It's been like that since the end of August last year.
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There are some subtle differences, but at first glance, and to your average passenger, they look identical.
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Old 24th Apr 2016, 10:38
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TCX operating TFS from GLA daily for Winter16/17 according to their online timetable. Gradual increase as used to be just 3x Wk.
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Old 24th Apr 2016, 11:08
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Tenerife

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Re Tenerife - same at BHX, after years and years of a pathetic weekly service it goes 4 a week this winter. They will now be up against Norwegian, Vueling, Thomson, Ryanair and Monarch of which Vueling is new and FR & ZB have increased their offering.



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Old 26th Apr 2016, 08:49
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Thomas Cook in talks with Lufthansa to sell its fleet of 91 aircraft | This is Money
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Old 26th Apr 2016, 11:40
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I would find a takeover by Greybull/Monarch a bit odd as the things that Thomas Cook do are the very things that Monarch just got rid of - charters and long haul. Having achieved a common fleet they would also find themselves in possession of aircraft that aren't A320s/21s again.
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Old 28th Apr 2016, 08:48
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I put this in another thread as well - Perhaps the first newspaper reports regarding ZB for sale are still correct - ZB/MT doesn't make sense - I view this as greybull talking themselves up thus presenting Monarch as a better proposition to potential suitors
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Old 28th Apr 2016, 21:28
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Anyone any idea what aircraft they are using to Heraklion from Manchester on the Tuesday afternoon flight end of May?
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 08:02
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Originally Posted by valefan16 View Post
Anyone any idea what aircraft they are using to Heraklion from Manchester on the Tuesday afternoon flight end of May?
767-300 scheduled.
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Old 6th May 2016, 07:53
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Just out of interest, as I know that next years holiday's are now on sale, but does anyone know what S17 holds for Bristol, ie how many and what type aircraft for Brs and any new routes coming our way after all the rumour's earlier in the year
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Old 7th May 2016, 14:38
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BRS-MLA is a new route
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Old 7th May 2016, 21:37
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TCX cabin crews began voting yesterday on industrial action over what there union claim are dangerous cuts to break periods.

Thomas Cook air crews plan to go on strike over 'dangerous' cuts to their break | Daily Mail Online

Strikes could starts during the forthcoming May half term holiday, if the vote comes back for strike action
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Old 7th May 2016, 22:17
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We fly with them on the Thursday of that week... Not great, hope it gets sorted. How would that pan out if they strike? Cancelled holidays or sub chartered aircraft?
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Old 8th May 2016, 11:20
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It won't come to a strike.
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Old 8th May 2016, 19:27
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The Union fed the story to the press; what a senseless thing to do when the charter industry is already battling serious problems caused by political instability.
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Old 9th May 2016, 18:45
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The Union fed the story to the press; what a senseless thing to do when the charter industry is already battling serious problems caused by political instability.
Is the story true? Will cabin crew only get 20 mins break in a 12 hour shift if it implemented? Are CC being used more as glorifed shop assistants than as a key part of safe operations of the aircraft?
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Old 10th May 2016, 07:43
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Rest breaks are mandated under EASA, but how the crew are worked is actually up to the supervisor on the day. Crew are there to carry out safety procedures, anthing else is at the direction of the Company to make money and provide a pleasant flight. Crew are incentivised by a commission system, so its up to them how hard they work. There are some other issues, but as ever, there are 2 sides to every story.
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