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Old 10th May 2016, 08:11
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If you're sensible there's always a chance to build in a break into the day.

Get the first service done. Clear up. Assign rest to 2/3 crew and close off a galley to rest. Have two crew on hand to assist passengers. Then once the time is up, swap over.

Yes, as crew you're always 'on duty', but it's no different to an office worker taking a break knowing the phone could go at any time.

Or, we could increase turnaround times by 20 minutes, and push up prices or reduce ROCE on each aircraft and risk jobs or bases?

I don't believe for one minute that on the long sectors TCX do that there can't be time found for 20 minutes of rest.

Perhaps the pursers could be taught better time management?
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Old 11th May 2016, 13:52
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Hi, I've got a question about a Thomas Cook Scheduled flight - not sure if anyone here can help but thought it might be worth a shot.

Any idea if there's a specific time when scheduled flight times are up-dated? I'm interested in Flight MT 2538 (Manchester - Antalya), and want to know when flight times have been changed between July last year (07:00) and current flight time (14:15).

It's to help me deal with a difficult tour operator who say they were only informed about this change a week ago. I recognise I may be being optimistic in thinking this will help., but any help appreciated.

Best regards,

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Old 11th May 2016, 17:50
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I can't help you on your specific question but Antalya is a Thomas Cook charter flight not classed as a scheduled flight in the same way as the ex MAN USA flights are.
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Old 11th May 2016, 19:37
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Any idea if there's a specific time when scheduled flight times are up-dated? I'm interested in Flight MT 2538 (Manchester - Antalya), and want to know when flight times have been changed between July last year (07:00) and current flight time (14:15).
There are certain key dates in the scheduling process for the summer 16 season

The first is the world-wide summer slot conference in mid-November, up until that point no airline could be sure that they had got the airport slots at the times they wanted at either end of the route unless they had operated an identical flight at an identical time in summer 15. Up until this point, in the absence of those "historic rights", many of the advertised flight times could only have been provisional.

The second key date was the slot return deadline in mid January by which time the airlines were supposed to have completed their slot swapping/trading and should have firmed up their summer 16 programmes.

This is the way it is supposed to work but some carriers, holiday/charter companies in particular, will continue to add, cut and change things around in response to actual sales trends even as late in the day as this.
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Old 16th May 2016, 16:12
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Hi all please see post 2544. Did not travel on Air Tanker in the end, both flights by older aircraft with downstairs toilets. Very good flights with pleasant crew.
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Old 25th May 2016, 16:40
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Old 25th May 2016, 19:07
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Fly with these with our young family next Thursday. Hope this doesn't cause chaos for our holiday as lot of money for us with a new baby.

Nervous!
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Old 5th Jul 2016, 11:22
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With regards to the A330 fleet, there doesn't seem to be much fleet rotation as the same bunch of 330's are operating in MAN everyday, have TCX decided to base certain frames for the duration of summer?
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Old 5th Jul 2016, 15:43
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likewise its the same 3 essentially at GLA
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Old 5th Jul 2016, 17:50
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I think this is due to certain frames having premium economy and some don't.

The two based at GLA (Air Tanker, HiFly) are both all-economy but MDBD, OMYT and MLJL are all 2-class and are usually stuck on the LAX/JFK/BOS routes.
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 21:57
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Originally Posted by LandingConfig View Post
I think this is due to certain frames having premium economy and some don't.

The two based at GLA (Air Tanker, HiFly) are both all-economy but MDBD, OMYT and MLJL are all 2-class and are usually stuck on the LAX/JFK/BOS routes.
Probably because the competition ex EGCC - AA, CO, VS, DL/VS - all have 2-class offering and TCX / MT need to have a similar level of service to attract those pax who want to have a better level of service than Y but aren't prepared to pay the prices charged by the American carriers for their bog-basic cattle-class and certainly won't stump up the extra for 'business'.
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 16:20
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There is to be a new destination announced on 14th July for Tour Operations, unsure if it will be a TCX flight though
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 11:49
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New route Manchester to Split Monday's and Friday's for Summer 2017
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 17:58
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Birmingham - Comiso seasonal from 3 May 2017.
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 05:42
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Can't understand why there is no longhaul today from TCX at any Scottish airport, today is the start of the Glasgow holidays.
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 08:33
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Both the A330's have moved down to STN for the English school holidays. They'll stay there for about six weeks before returning to GLA in September. Seems to be the common set-up now.
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 08:44
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Originally Posted by G TAXi View Post
Can't understand why there is no longhaul today from TCX at any Scottish airport, today is the start of the Glasgow holidays.
Glasgow holidays started 3 weeks ago.
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 09:27
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It is the start of the local 'Glasgow Fair' holidays today.
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 10:22
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Originally Posted by G TAXi View Post
Can't understand why there is no longhaul today from TCX at any Scottish airport, today is the start of the Glasgow holidays.
GLA is the only airport served by TCX. As others stated, the holidays started at the end of June/start of July and the two based A330s from Air Tanker and HiFly are based at STN from the middle of July until the end of August.

Long haul from GLA resumes on the 27th August.
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 10:37
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Glasgow fair holidays only started today granted schools finished at end of June in Scotland as a whole, there is a lot of buisnesses which this is when the holidays begin. destinations such as Las Vegas and Cancun are mainly Adult holiday destinations. So why there are no flights is beyond me.
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