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Old 30th Jul 2013, 17:55
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on sat's this winter, there are 3 x 787 based in the UK operating LGW-GOI, MAN-CUN, LGW-BGI (for P&O) the 4th is operating for Tuifly Nordic
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 11:48
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I am now experiencing the drastically poor marketing emails from Thomson that were discussed in this thread sometime ago. Since travelling with them from CWL for the last 9 years, that's all i receive are emails stating the prices of flights and holidays from anywhere but CWL ! I receive some for BHX, BRS and EXT for destinations that all of which are served from CWL.

Thanks to their terrible system that im sure a lot of money has been spent on, i have now un-subscribed from this nonsense that was beginning to severely infuriate me !
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 12:20
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I suspect their marketing emails are handled by a third party. I am constantly receiving details of flights from "Nottingham East Midlands Airport"...!
How long is it now since the airport was forced to ditch this name due to the ill feeling it caused in Derby and Leicester? You would have thought Thomson and the airport marketing depts. would be able to ensure this basic detail is correct!

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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 12:44
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How long is it now since the airport was forced to ditch this name due to the ill feeling it caused in Derby and Leicester?
December 2006, so over 6 and a half years now.

I was in Faro Airport a couple of weeks back and they still say "Nottingham East Midlands Airport" there!
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 13:07
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To a certain extent I can understand Faro airport not being "up-to-speed" but there is no excuse whatsoever for Thomson not getting it correct, after all EMA is one of their main UK airports!
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Old 8th Aug 2013, 20:41
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I have noticed over the last couple of Wednesday's a couple of extra Thomson Flights .....

2352 / 2353 from Manchester to Fuerteventura

4342 / 4343 from Gatwick to Paphos.


Neither of these appear on the timetable on the Thomson Website, and both appear to use their flight number as their call sign (when I think flights to these destinations usually use the alpha numeric callsigns)

Are these flghts being operated on behalf of another Tour Operator ?
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 12:20
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Thomson @ Bristol, Summer 2014.

Thomson schedule at Bristol for August 2014 doesn't seem right at all. There 5 flights a week with a flight number of "TBA".

Marrakech (Monday)
Rhodes (Wednesday)
Palma (Thursday)
Zante (Friday)
Lanzarote (Sunday)

These flights also only show on the flight booking system, not on the flight timetables section of the Thomson website.

These also are the only flights that don't fit into the schedule. All flights with the code TOM complete the schedule and utilisation of two based aircraft.

The Palma and Zante services already have at least one flight a week operated by TOM also so wouldn't be too surprised if they were removed.

However the Marrakech, Rhodes and Lanzarote routes do not have any other flights other than TBA (or TCX) so removing these flights would mean they would be un-served by Thomson all together, and I highly doubt Rhodes and Lanzarote in particular would be axed.

Does anybody know what is happening in regard to this?

Also does anybody know which aircraft Thomson will base at Bristol in 2014? Are they keeping it as 752's or downgrading to 738's?
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 13:06
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I have been watching it now for several weeks and it seems really strange. I cannot imagine that thomson holidays would stop serving rhodes for example from bristol. Interestingly the second edition of the summer brochure included all these flights plus extra flights to the likes of corfu and antalya that dont appear on sale so i would certainly like to know from someone in the know whats is the plan with bristol
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 17:23
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I have noticed over the last couple of Wednesday's a couple of extra Thomson Flights .....

2352 / 2353 from Manchester to Fuerteventura

4342 / 4343 from Gatwick to Paphos.


Neither of these appear on the timetable on the Thomson Website, and both appear to use their flight number as their call sign (when I think flights to these destinations usually use the alpha numeric callsigns)

Are these flghts being operated on behalf of another Tour Operator ?
Both those flights are bookable on the First Choice website.
 
Old 11th Aug 2013, 20:01
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brs aircraft

was roumered that 2014 are 752 aircrafts. Brs being one of the last bases to operate them.
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 20:15
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Does anyone know whether these flights with tba flight codes are intended to operate and if so by whom?
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 20:28
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This is likely due to Thomson Holidays looking at another airline operating the route rather than Thomson Airways. The reason for it as showing as TBA is that the contract hasn't been signed at this stage.

I know there is at least one flight at Cardiff that currently shows the same and appears to be operated by a non Cardiff based aircraft.
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 20:48
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CWL looks to be 1 x 752, 1 x 738 again for Summer 2014.
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 22:00
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Thanks Yeo Valley, and hopefully is good news for Cardiff regarding 757.

I wonder if Stansted is staying at 2 738's?

Would be great if Thomson looked into bringing 757's to Stansted to fight for their share in light of Thomas Cook growing from 1 A320 to 2 A321's in 2014.
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 22:15
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Trouble is the 757's are slowly disappearing from the fleet, and plan seems to be ultimately to keep 10-12 for the longer/busier routes from the largest bases - LGW, MAN, BHX, GLA. Assuming STN does well for TOM I wouldn't rule out a 3rd 738 in the next couple of years.

A little off topic but I also wonder if TCX would consider keeping one aircraft at STN over the winter for routes to places like ALC, AGP, Canaries, SSH, NBE, The Alps?
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 22:22
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A little off topic but I also wonder if TCX would consider keeping one aircraft at STN over the winter for routes to places like ALC, AGP, Canaries, SSH, NBE, The Alps?
I had thought about that but because most of the new routes are to Greece which are strictly summer only routes, that makes me think they probably won't. But I wouldn't rule that out either with increased frequencies to the Canaries.

Going back to 2008 I think it was only a TCX A320 and an FCA A321 at STN so it's not done too badly really.
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 11:07
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Bristol and Cardiff.

Bristol is back to two 757 s for summer 2014 of our own. Who knows which company will be flying any expanded program, possibly the Canadians if it happens.

Cardiff will be a 737 base for summer 2014. All this can change.
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Old 12th Aug 2013, 16:53
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Hi,

does anybody know why TOM offers NCL-PUY 2014 flights only as a package or is it an error? Only flights are not bookable.

thx, flyOU

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Old 13th Aug 2013, 16:24
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nsherrin15. Did you get that info from the company? There shouldn't be any 75/76 pilots left at Cardiff by summer 2014, unless your info is newer than mine.
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Old 14th Aug 2013, 07:40
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does anybody know why TOM offers NCL-PUY 2014 flights only as a package or is it an error? Only flights are not bookable.
It usually depends on airline licencing issues or more specifically what licence you have applied for / been granted by the local authority. For that route it seems that Thomson have been granted a licence by the Croatian authorities to operate charter packages but not for flight only. It could also be a simple mistake on the booking website.
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