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Old 26th Aug 2014, 18:57
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I flex ex MAN on TUIE when it was 6 days old, I confess it did not look on the inside like an aircraft that was so new.
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 19:32
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Todays flight to cancun has left with a 6 hour delay! Will take a few days before they get back on track
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 19:43
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Where are the 787's being hangared for maintenance?
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 20:02
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9 hours late Yesterday, 6 hours today - but orangestaad was also 4 hours late today ... I think they'll catch up quickly with some shuffling and swapping of planes.

For regular repairs, Monach are doing them - they certainly have engineering facilities, with trained staff to handle 787 in Birmingham and Manchester and probably most other paces it will fly from.

Monach are also doing 787 routine maintenace for LOT - the Polish airline.

Oh, The GE engine uses 5% less fuel than the RR - that probably swayed it.

Once the school hols are out of the way, I wonder if any of the flights will be empty enough that they could use one of the FC 763s to catch up?
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 21:29
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.....and Monday's TOM95 MBJ-LGW has just left Jamaica with a 24 hour delay, on a 767
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 22:12
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So Monarch are doing them, l don't think so.
When did you see any TOM B787 in a MAEL hangar?
They should not need a hangar for the first couple of years, providing all goes well.
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 23:02
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Oh, The GE engine uses 5% less fuel than the RR - that probably swayed it.
Seems a helluva lot if true? If those figures were guaranteed before delivery, then ALL B787s would be GE.

Even a big Foxtrot Oscar discount would be eaten up in fuel costs over time. Happy to be corrected though....
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 23:36
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[QUOTE]
Oh, The GE engine uses 5% less fuel than the RR - that probably swayed it.[QUOUTE]


That is incorrect. Earlier models of the 787 monitored with competing engines were seeing up to a 2% better fuel performance with the GE's. However now its probably closer to 0.5% in better average fuel burn on the GE's.


The GE's give a better performance during cruise and as common with RR engines they give a much better performance during take-off, climb and descent stages of flight. So I guess if you're planning on flying the longest sectors of this aircrafts capability, cruise performance might be a higher priority...
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Old 27th Aug 2014, 10:04
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Can't beat the 76's for reliability even though they are knocking on a bit.
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Old 27th Aug 2014, 11:07
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I stand corrected on the fuel saving.

With G-TUIE having serious problems on both engines in first 2 months of flight that required shut down of one in flight and replacement of the other.

I'm just wondering if those failures would effect the recent ETOPS 330 rating the planes were granted.

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Old 27th Aug 2014, 16:24
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Not100% sure how ETOPS works but I would imagine that if their In Flight Shutdown rate creeps above a pre determined figure then yes the ETOPS clearance could be rescinded or reduced.....
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Old 27th Aug 2014, 23:39
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Extra space seat B767

Does anybody know where the above are on a B767, not ex Leg...due to fly MAN-ALC, according to all previous records this has been on OBYG & OBYH..but it doesn't seem to be a B757 as the turn around is 1hr 15 mins...

Will there still be the ex First Choice B767 around in Nov??
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 08:12
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I'm guessing they would be, I doubt if G-TIUG & G-TUIH will both have arrived by then
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 08:59
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If you can book extra legroom & extra space then it's a 738 or a 757 as the 767 only has extra space.

Row 15 c-e, 34 a&b and 35 c-h are all extra space on the ex tfly 763 reg you mentioned

Ex fca reg aircraft are continuing to fly all the way thru winter 14/15 with a longhaul rotation every day from manch and the regional cruise flying to MBJ for the Thomson Dream

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Old 28th Aug 2014, 13:09
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I don't know if anyone has posted it, but...

Thomson is launching MAN-XRY flights once a week eff from 02MAY until 28OCT 2015.

On the other hand, it is cancelling LGW-XRY route operated during Summer 2014.

Rgds.-
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 16:09
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When is G-TUIE expected to be back in the fleet as I am flying PVR next weekend.


I am hoping they wont replace the a/c with a 767 it would be a long way with no leg room.
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 16:25
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Don't worry, you'll be on a Dreambird to PVR.... They won't risk the 767 not having the puff to make it in one go!!

TUIE won't be back for a few days yet.... Engine still to be replaced.

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Old 28th Aug 2014, 16:51
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Last time they operated to Jerez regularly (before last years LGW) was in the mid 80's with 737-200's !
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 18:45
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Thanks BN2A with your detailed knowledge of the Thomson fleet what are your thoughts on the dreambird ?
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 22:43
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Great bit of kit when it works... Journalistic fodder when it doesn't!!

We never hear about 737's/A320's/Emb's/etc having tech problems.. Is that becaus they don't? Or just the press doesn't leap all over it when they do?

787's? Passengers seem to like them.... And I guess that's what matters at the end of the night!!

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