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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 20:29
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Very strange those routes are as you say nothing new at all in most cases.
Apparently TC prices are up 9% and a better type of Hotel.
Only time will tell if the ploy works I suspect the guys n girls at Jet2 and Thomson will be watching
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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 20:39
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Originally Posted by OltonPete View Post
Thomas Cook Airlines UK - 17 new routes, seven new own-brand hotels for Summer 2018 on sale

Spoof or real? From the Thomas Cook website but the wording is really unusual and I am sure they know what they are on about but I don't.

There is a bizarre list of new routes and then miss the best addition for BHX - Thessaloniki, which is actually mentioned in the text later on. Tell me I am seeing things and they haven't listed "Arecife" as a new BHX destination? I suppose it could be classed as new as for the last 40 years flights have gone to Arrecife - is this an alternative spelling?

I was going to say is it work experience week at TC HQ but that would be an insult to the work experience kids.



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Would suggest it is increased frequency to ACE from BHX
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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 21:19
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Listing HRG as new from NCL even though it runs this Summer & Winter
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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 21:32
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Well if two is more than 2 then yes but I trust it is a case the press release has beaten the IT team responsible for the booking engine.

I suppose all will be revealed in a few weeks. At a glance it seems a couple of Palma flights replaced by GRO and SKG (apparently it is in the system), Naples has gone back to Thomson but HRG has doubled.

No sign of Preveza in the holiday section.

At least they didn't issue a press release like they did for 2017 with BHX announcing a 5th based aircraft only for it to quietly be swept under the carpet.

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Old 24th Mar 2017, 09:47
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Air Tanker Replacements

Does anyone know if TC have plans to bring in more A330's to replace the Air Tanker which I believe expire at the end of Summer 17?
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 10:28
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One is only on lease for the Summer season. The other is with them until early 2018.
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 10:37
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But I think the question is, with no apparent reduction in long haul flying from S17 to S18, if both air Tankers are not with TCX then they will need 2 more A330 for the S18 flying programme.

That then begs the question, will the Air Tanker lease be extended? 2 'new' A330 for TCX? Another leased aircraft?
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 11:18
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To me it makes more sense to get two of their own, and standardise the A330 fleet so premium economy is available on all l/h flights as should be the case
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 11:40
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I suspect they will extend the lease on G-VYGK until they decide on a group wide (MT/DE/DK/HQ) order, I think this has been pushed back to 2019.

Some of the Condor 767's are 20+ years old and the ex MYT A330's of MT/DK are nearing 18 years old, so a fleet renewal will be on the cards in the not to distant future.
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 11:54
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Have TC received their extra 757-300,s from Condor? Are the 753 fleet fitted with new cabin interiors yet?
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 12:10
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Originally Posted by Habana2118 View Post
Have TC received their extra 757-300,s from Condor? Are the 753 fleet fitted with new cabin interiors yet?
Three in service - 2 at Manchester and 1 at Gatwick however you will be pressed to notice any difference as they retain the Condor branding seating and last two digits of the serial.

The forth aircraft to be operated in the UK will remain fully German registered and crewed.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 23:29
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Does anybody know why one of their A330's has been sitting out in Amman for a couple of weeks now?

G-TCXB positioned LGW-AMM in early April and doesn't seem to have operated any flights since. Seems a bit strange as its been half-term holidays here in the UK and as we start to approach the summer season they seem to be one aircraft down?
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 06:21
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Surely they would have correct the destination spelling mistakes by now...
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 07:31
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Originally Posted by Boeing_James View Post
Does anybody know why one of their A330's has been sitting out in Amman for a couple of weeks now?

G-TCXB positioned LGW-AMM in early April and doesn't seem to have operated any flights since. Seems a bit strange as its been half-term holidays here in the UK and as we start to approach the summer season they seem to be one aircraft down?
There's been A330's going into Amman for maintenance. XB is due back this week
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 07:43
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Hi
Can someone tell me when the Manchester-Antigua season runs from/to for W18. Does it run into April/May 18?
Also does the aircraft used have a premium cabin?
I should also say I've tried looking on the TCX website for the answers but it's not clear.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 10:16
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Originally Posted by All names taken View Post
Hi
Can someone tell me when the Manchester-Antigua season runs from/to for W18. Does it run into April/May 18?
Also does the aircraft used have a premium cabin?
I should also say I've tried looking on the TCX website for the answers but it's not clear.
Thanks in advance.
They stop mid March. If they didn't they would be on sale now.
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 10:49
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Thanks.
Pity though, the Antigua season runs through to early May in reality and we all can't find the time to go till April.
Looks like the long drag down to Gatwick then unfortunately.
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 11:03
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GOMYT is next to go to AMM, will depart Manchester tomorrow morning at 0735. OYVKF will position from MAN-LGW.

GTCXB should be back at Manchester this evening (Should arrive back at 2115 as TCX4986).
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 14:06
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Originally Posted by Habana2118 View Post
Have TC received their extra 757-300,s from Condor? Are the 753 fleet fitted with new cabin interiors yet?
All TCX/DE 753s have the new Acro seating fitted. The A321s were fitted with the Recaro seats. There are subtle differences in terms of seat colour on some aircraft.
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 16:29
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If OY-VKF is going to be operating out of LGW/MAN or GLA on behalf of Thomas Cook UK so we know if it has had the same cabin refit in line with XB/XC? I.E new style seats and same IFE?
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