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Old 18th Dec 2008, 22:01
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I didnt think a looming recession would put Thomas Cook off from having a christmas livery. Flew into Bournemouth this morning to operate Enontekio tomorrow morning, starting santa flights until 29th december now...

take a look for yourselves... found on Jetphotos.net
JetPhotos.Net Photo OO-TCJ (CN: 1787) Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Airbus A320-214 by jordi steeno (mk)
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Old 18th Dec 2008, 22:18
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That paint scheme is on a Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium (FQ) Airbus and is not Thomas Cook Airlines UK (TCX). They are two totally different airlines with there own management, crew etc - they are just both owned by The Thomas Cook Group plc (which also included Condor, Condor Berlin and Thomas Cook Scandinavia).
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Old 19th Dec 2008, 07:29
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Yes im aware of airlines around...

When I mentioned it I automaticly thought that Thomas Cook Belgium would have come into mind as they always have the special liveries and not Thomas Cook UK
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Old 26th Dec 2008, 21:46
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New Livery

TCX Summer 2009 livery is....Orange, Blue and White...yes, a new combination of the recent colours of the 2 component companies. Heard it from the Account Exec at the agency looking after the airline account. Saw a few roughs, some look quite nice. Final detail still being hammered out. Chairman's wife approval committee, etc. Should be lovely! (hopefully)

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Old 26th Dec 2008, 22:21
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Anyone else catch the blatant advertising during the Christmas Special of The Royale Family? I bet Manny couldn't believe his luck!
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Old 26th Dec 2008, 22:55
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So long as the livery transition isnt as long and protracted as the Airtours Mytravel debacle. That was a farce with 3 or four different liveres on the go at the one time. Came across as cheap and second class.
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Old 26th Dec 2008, 23:10
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Presumably now one of the 767s is being used as a standby aircraft for the entire fleet next summer, the money for a new livery is coming from not having to sub in a substantial amount of our flying programme next summer?
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Old 27th Dec 2008, 13:49
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I doubt Thomas Cook will be looking to change the colour scheme of the airline, TCX, DE, FQ & DK use the company colours of the Thomas Cook Group. Surely if this is happening it will mean a new company logo, colours and branding for the whole of the TC group, ie Airline, Stores, resort coaches, tour operators etc.
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Old 27th Dec 2008, 16:17
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As resort staff we've been testing out a new uniform this year in similar colours to those mentioned by Roy Hudd. I've no doubt that it will come in but have to state a preference for the current colours. Any news from CC as to any new uniform for next year?
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Old 27th Dec 2008, 17:50
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The 767 is being used to cover the long haul A330 fleet, not the entire fleet!
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Old 28th Dec 2008, 14:13
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Hi celso and Tigger,

Sorry if wires have been crossed, but at the Thomas Cook cabin crew conference at the beginning of December at BHX, we were told that one of the 767s would be operating a full programme as with this summer, and the other one would have a slot one departure three days a week, and the rest of the time would be a standby aircraft for the entire fleet, like the DC-10 at MyTravel, as it has the capacity to sub in for all other types.

Cabin crew did have a uniform questionnaire to fill out about how to make the uniform more wearable and durable. Not sure that this information is being used to design a new uniform, rather to improve the current quality offered by our uniform provider.
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 09:57
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The 767 will be used to cover the whole fleet.....think logically....

If an A320 with 180 seats goes tech.....why not use a larger aircraft to cover it.....would you expect the airline to sub the flight instead?!!!

As for the new colour scheme.....don't hold your breath......They have only just painted the whole of the mytravel fleet into the current scheme....

New uniforms on the other hand......keep looking around April time!!
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 13:09
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I would have thought if Thomas Cook were announcing a corporate re-branding they would have been making a much bigger noise about it, and given the state of the economy, I doubt it has to be high on the corporate agenda, but who knows?

At the conference we were told that the uniform is due for a revamp next summer with better quality materials, and maybe some extra uniform items added (ie please do away with the tank top and give us a proper jumper or cardie!), but a new uniform was still some time away. Interesting.
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Old 29th Dec 2008, 20:16
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"TCX Summer 2009 livery is....Orange, Blue and White..."

I don't think they'll be adding any more orange to TCX..if anything it's getting repainted as each week goes on. Stick to blue and white and leave the orange to Easyjet.
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Old 2nd Jan 2009, 11:27
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The Thomas Cook globe has orange on it......that's probably as much orange as will be seen!!
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Old 29th Jan 2009, 16:47
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I've tried a search and Google wasn't my friend this time. Anybody know what routes the A330's fly out of Manchester (Caribbean i know but what islands), and while I'm asking what other routes do TCX fly out of MAN on smaller Airbus
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Old 29th Jan 2009, 22:36
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Thomas Cook Fleet Bases Sum09

Just trying to work out where the TCX fleet will be based this summer...

A320 - 12 (+1 on order)

A321 - 3 (+1 on order)

A332 - 7
GLA-1 , LGW-3 , MAN-3

B752 - 14
BHX-3

B753 - 2
LGW-1 , MAN-1

B763 - 2
LGW-1 , MAN-1

Anyone can help with the rest? Also the YYZ flights on the 757, which A/C are in this config now? Know it used to be FCLH/J but that was prob a while ago!

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Old 29th Jan 2009, 23:12
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TCX A330 longhaul flights from Manchester.

Mexico - Cancun
Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata, Punta Cana
Jamaica - Montego Bay
Cuba - Holguin, Varadero, Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria
USA - Sanford, Las Vegas
Canada - Vancouver, Calgary

Also India - Goa during winter months.

TCX A330 also operate the odd short-haul along side special charters for Cruise Lines ie P&O Cruises or Ocean Village to Acapulco, Miami and Barbados from time to time.
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Old 30th Jan 2009, 10:39
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Just trying to work out where the TCX fleet will be based this summer
(Change vs. summer 2008)

A320
1 BFS (-1)
2 BRS
2 EMA
3 LGW (+1)
2 MAN (+1)
1 LBA
1 STN
12 TOTAL (+1)

A321
1 CWL
1 LGW
2 MAN
4 TOTAL

B752 (235Y)
3 BHX
3 GLA
1 LGW (-1)
3 MAN
3 NCL (+1)
13 TOTAL

B752 (187Y)
1 GLA
1 LGW
1 MAN
3 TOTAL

B753
2 LGW
2 TOTAL

B763
2 MAN*
2 TOTAL

A332
1 GLA
3 LGW
3 MAN
7 TOTAL

A333
1 LGW (+1)
1 TOTAL (+1)

44 GRAND TOTAL (+2)

* 1 B763 @ MAN is a standby aircraft for most of the week.
Otherwise B763 does shorthaul again this year.
The A333 @ LGW shares a flying line with MAN for part of the week.
YYZ flights are on the 757 (Y187) with the occasional A333 from LGW/MAN.
No idea which 757s will be Y187 aircraft this summer but last year it was G-FCLH/I/J I think.
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Old 30th Jan 2009, 20:05
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I take it then that a DK A333 is coming to the UK and not spending the Summer with Skyservice in Canada this year.
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