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Old 27th Nov 2012, 14:54
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NSherrin15 said - Does anybody know why PH-OYE (ex G-OBYE) is flying round the london area under a TOM callsign, it has been doing this for several days?
Covered by The Official Secrets Act old boy.
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Old 27th Nov 2012, 15:03
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nsherrin15,

It's operating a few Thomson charters at the moment, that's all.

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Old 27th Nov 2012, 20:35
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Is OOOX definantely going to Fed Ex cos it came out of the Monarch hangar yesterday afternoon but didn't have a N registration but the first choice decals had been removed.


100% FedEx, It will keep it's G reg until the day it is handed back to the lessor and very shortly after will have it's N reg applied.

It has to keep the G reg for the demo flight as it is still a TOM aircraft...
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Old 28th Nov 2012, 11:36
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Noticed that that Thomson are loading there winter 2013/ 14 destinations into the system and Sharm seems to have a huge cut back in availability only being offered from BHX, EMA , LGW and MAN ?
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Old 28th Nov 2012, 13:15
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OOOX waiting for her acceptance flight this afternoon should be up like a rocket with it having no seats in her.
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Old 28th Nov 2012, 15:47
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G-OOPH has been doing pretty patterns over East Anglia as TOM9289. She's now steaming west, bound for SNN at FL340.

Off to pastures new ?
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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 07:29
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I believe to another LTN based airline.....
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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 13:45
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Nope,

That was G-OOAR
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Old 9th Dec 2012, 23:44
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Does anyone know a way of getting hold information on which are aircraft are still painted in the First Choice livery?

Thanks
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Old 10th Dec 2012, 04:18
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Yes, have a look at Jethros web site, he lists what the current livery is for each aircraft.
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Old 10th Dec 2012, 14:38
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currently 6 x 767 ( 3 leaving in spring) + 1 x 321 leaving in march
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Old 10th Dec 2012, 15:07
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being the last non-French TUI Airbus
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Old 14th Dec 2012, 11:03
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787/BHX/

Reports on other forums that the first 787 is almost complete, is this true?

BHX winter 2012/3 sees an increase in long-haul but not on consecutive days and still the 763. Are more destinations likely and a change to the 787?

Also is there likely to be a change of handling agent at BHX come April or is it staying the same?

One final thing, has BHX been confirmed as 3 x 757 and 2 x 738 next summer plus long-haul?

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Old 14th Dec 2012, 15:10
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All three 787's that are in production(G-TUIA/B/C) status are "Undergoing Final Assembly".
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Old 15th Dec 2012, 08:29
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Op I believe that Tom have signed the handling contract at BHX in the last few days,however, who the successful handling agent is has yet to be released.
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Old 15th Dec 2012, 11:34
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787

kasuga - cheers

nsherrin15 All looking good then

Winter 2013/4

I see the timetable has been updated but nothing too different at BHX. If you take the period 1/11/13-30/04/2014 there are probably more flights with RAK starting in April, AYT ending 19/11 and restarting the beginning of March and FUE operating throughout the winter.

However if one aircraft is the 738 then it will be well down but hopefully BHX will retain the three 757's throughout the winter.

One usual aspect is the Malaga which this winter is a Thomson 757 but next summer is on Monarch which ran full without Thomson's help only for winter 2013/4 to see it go back to a Thomson aircraft.

For the second year running Luxor and Punta Cana remain in the drop-down box but are not bookable.

Montego Bay is the main increase with it running all winter and twice weekly in April 2014.

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Old 20th Dec 2012, 09:39
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nsherrin - what about the 4th B788?
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Old 20th Dec 2012, 11:07
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Parts will be arriving shortly for G-TUID
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Old 20th Dec 2012, 11:17
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When are Thomson going to do something about their onboard product? Recently had the 'pleasure of a round trip LGW LPA and the decline in the quality of their on board offering was very marked.

Back in the BY days the flight was the start of the holiday, the TOM bean counters have now turned it into a trial
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Old 20th Dec 2012, 11:47
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Time's have changed since the BY days. You have the likes of EZY and FR to thank for that. People want cheap fares, on board product is just a luxury.
Thomson did a lot of research into taking the meal offerings away and brought in the snacks menu, which whilst not popular with everyone, seems to be the way things have gone.
IFE was withdrawn as new technology means people can keep themselves occupied in different ways. Personal seatback IFE is just not cost effective on short/mid haul flights, and removing overhead IFE is a cost and weight saving.
The same reason for the Ticket Desks being taken away, people have become more self sufficient, tickets no longer exist, its all e-tickets. Passengers create their own add-ons online or in travel agents. As far as I know, online check-in will be introduced soon.
Unfortunately not all of the above will suit everyone, but its the way times have changed.
I havent seen it mentioned here, but Thomson are currently reconfiguring their 757 fleet into a 221 config. Taking out 2 rows from the front and middle cabin, increasing legroom. I'm not entirely sure how this effects the rear cabin.
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