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Old 10th May 2019, 18:36
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I too have received this email about increased hand baggage. HOWEVER, when I booked my holiday a couple of weeks' ago, they were already offering 10 kg hand baggage!!
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Old 10th May 2019, 19:00
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Originally Posted by shamrock7seal View Post
What is TUI's utilisation for the 737 fleet? Forget MAX issues...

Seems that in the winter there are whole days that go by where aircraft are not deployed and the summer season is sometimes not as tight as it could be from observation. Surely a company like this should be putting utilisation at the top in terms of priority?
You’ve asked this before and received a good answer already.

During the summer most aircraft are highly utilised, often flying two or sometimes three return flights per day. Obviously it is to their advantage to have one or two aircraft at a slightly lower utilisation so that they may be used as backup should anything go wrong (TUI cannot simply cancel flights like most airlines).

Of course, during the winter utilisation is obviously lower as demand is also lower. Several 737s and all 767s are leased elsewhere in the winter months and TUI also use this time to carry out significant maintenance on aircraft. However, upon grounding of the MAXs, TUI often struggled to cope even during the winter months so clearly utilisation is not that low with most aircraft probably flying one return flight per day (usually longer flights to Canaries/Cyprus), some will operate two, some none. For an example of lower utilisation in winter months, look at Jet2.
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Old 11th May 2019, 08:14
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Originally Posted by 737James View Post
I notice that TUI have upped the hand baggage limit on European flights so you can now take 10KG of carry on baggage which is a good thing for customers just hope that they have the space for all the bags if everyone takes their full limit
It doesn't just appear to be European flights. We had the email too for our long haul flight to PVR at the end of the month, although I don't think the overall baggage size has increased. It's 55 x 40 x 20 cm.
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Old 11th May 2019, 09:36
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Originally Posted by WestofEMA View Post
It doesn't just appear to be European flights. We had the email too for our long haul flight to PVR at the end of the month, although I don't think the overall baggage size has increased. It's 55 x 40 x 20 cm.
The baggage size hasn't increased and so it shouldn't. The increase to Maximum of 10kgs weight is standard across all TUI Airways operated flights.

With most people still travelling on a TUI holiday onboard these flights and thus receiving a 15-23kgs hold-luggage allowance, hopefully this change won't start encouraging cabin congestion and fighting for overhead luggage space like it does on other airlines. The one positive of the previous 5kgs allowance was that it encouraged people to pack lighter, which often meant a smaller cabin bag that could easily go underneath the seats or quickly popped in the overhead lockers.
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Old 11th May 2019, 13:10
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TUI Airways has acquired 2 Airbus A321s (SX-ACP, and SX-ABY) which are both Ex-Olympus Aircraft, or as most people know them as, Ex-Monarch. They are due to enter service on Friday 17th May 2019 (6 days from now)
This will be covering the continued MAX8 grounding. As you may know, TUI Airways has also acquired additional leased Boeing 737s to cover this grounding.

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Old 11th May 2019, 13:13
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Anyone know how the TUI Euro fleets are fairing with losing their MAX's?? (Holland Belgium Sweden etc)
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Old 11th May 2019, 13:20
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Originally Posted by Jet2_GLA View Post
TUI Airways has acquired 2 Airbus A321s (SX-ACP, and SX-ABY) which are both Ex-Olympus Aircraft, or as most people know them as, Ex-Monarch. They are due to enter service on Friday 17th May 2019 (6 days from now)
This will be covering the continued MAX8 grounding. As you may know, TUI Airways has also acquired additional leased Boeing 737s to cover this grounding.

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I don’t think it’s right to say TUI have “acquired” these aircraft or that they are “ex-Olympus”. I’m pretty sure they're very much still Olympus aircraft, TUI are just leasing them for now. SX-ABY has already started flying for TUI today. They are supposedly due another Olympus 321 at BHX at some point also.
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Old 11th May 2019, 14:13
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One of these Olympus Airbuses is currently parked at Manchester. I didn't see it move yesterday or this morning. TUI have also been using a Privilege Style 767 and a French XL A330.
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Old 11th May 2019, 15:35
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Does anyone know if the Sunwing B737's have the extra legroom seats the same as the TUI B737's ? (i.e. rows 3, 4 & 5 - seats D, E & F)
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Old 11th May 2019, 17:11
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Assuming they dont reconfigure for UK Summer ops and are interchangeable here is Sunwing 738 seat map showing their equivalent extra legroom seats
Sunwing 738 Seat Map
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Old 11th May 2019, 22:06
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Originally Posted by Jet2_GLA View Post
TUI Airways has acquired 2 Airbus A321s (SX-ACP, and SX-ABY) which are both Ex-Olympus Aircraft, or as most people know them as, Ex-Monarch. They are due to enter service on Friday 17th May 2019 (6 days from now)
This will be covering the continued MAX8 grounding. As you may know, TUI Airways has also acquired additional leased Boeing 737s to cover this grounding.

Stuart
Confirmed 100% SX-ABY entered service today BHX-VRN-BHX-PFO and currently on its way back.

I have read several reasons for the delay in entering service such as "paperwork" or "reconfiguring the seats".

Titan 757 also operating at BHX the last two days as mentioned on the BHX thread.

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Old 12th May 2019, 00:49
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount View Post
Assuming they dont reconfigure for UK Summer ops and are interchangeable here is Sunwing 738 seat map showing their equivalent extra legroom seats
Sunwing 738 Seat Map
Thanks for that Info. Flying from Glasgow to Rhodes on 25th May, and noticed there is a Sunwing aircraft along with a TUI one, so don't know which one will be doing the Rhodes rotation.
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Old 12th May 2019, 01:23
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Originally Posted by garry8g View Post
Thanks for that Info. Flying from Glasgow to Rhodes on 25th May, and noticed there is a Sunwing aircraft along with a TUI one, so don't know which one will be doing the Rhodes rotation.
Sunwing did it last week and TOM this week so doesn’t look like they’re flying specific routes, although that may change.

On another note (and I know we shouldn’t always believe FR24 but there must be a reason that this has been changed), from tomorrow onwards half of the GLA departures are showing as 75W whilst the other half show as 73H/7M8. There have been talks of a 757 returning to GLA at some point although this looks unlikely unless the idle 757s are returned to service (or they lease another Titan perhaps).
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Old 12th May 2019, 08:19
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Further to my post of 5 May, Flightradar24 tells me that today's BY5754 is being operated by a Titan Airways 320. Will this aircraft/wetlease company be operating the same flight each week? Tui has not been in touch with me yet ...
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Old 12th May 2019, 09:19
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Originally Posted by ROC10 View Post


Sunwing did it last week and TOM this week so doesn’t look like they’re flying specific routes, although that may change.

On another note (and I know we shouldn’t always believe FR24 but there must be a reason that this has been changed), from tomorrow onwards half of the GLA departures are showing as 75W whilst the other half show as 73H/7M8. There have been talks of a 757 returning to GLA at some point although this looks unlikely unless the idle 757s are returned to service (or they lease another Titan perhaps).
Gla will be 1 x 757 and 1 x 738 In the next few days for the foreseeable. Sunwing 738 is off to bfs/dub.
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Old 12th May 2019, 10:41
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There looks to be at the moment 5x longer term leases with any others on an ad hoc basis
the Titan A320 at STN
2x Norwegian 738 at LGW (a/c) rotate and alternate with the Norwegian operation afaik
2x Olympus A321 at MAN & BHX
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Old 12th May 2019, 12:27
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Wonder if, when at short notice the aircraft changes to a larger aircraft eg 738 to 757 they then release all the additional seats for FO and package deals? Financially of course makes sense but logistically wonder how easy it is to do
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Old 12th May 2019, 12:33
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Originally Posted by azz767 View Post
There looks to be at the moment 5x longer term leases with any others on an ad hoc basis
the Titan A320 at STN
2x Norwegian 738 at LGW (a/c) rotate and alternate with the Norwegian operation afaik
2x Olympus A321 at MAN & BHX
There's also Titan A320 at LGW, Titan 757 at BHX, ASL 738 at CWL. I believe that’s all of the regulars for now. There have been a few ad hoc wide-bodies from MAN over the last couple of days (Privilege Style 767, Wamos and XL A330s) with some horrible delays (one was approx 12 hours). G-OBYG is now back in service with TOM though and G-TUID is out of LTN (possibly in s/h config?) so hopefully there will be no more need for these ad hoc charters. G-TUII however seems to be operating Nordic s/h flights at the moment so this won't be helping. OBYH appears to still be in Taipei for now also.



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Old 12th May 2019, 13:21
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Originally Posted by ROC10 View Post


There's also Titan A320 at LGW, Titan 757 at BHX, ASL 738 at CWL. I believe that’s all of the regulars for now. There have been a few ad hoc wide-bodies from MAN over the last couple of days (Privilege Style 767, Wamos and XL A330s) with some horrible delays (one was approx 12 hours). G-OBYG is now back in service with TOM though and G-TUID is out of LTN (possibly in s/h config?) so hopefully there will be no more need for these ad hoc charters. G-TUII however seems to be operating Nordic s/h flights at the moment so this won't be helping. OBYH appears to still be in Taipei for now also.



would the UK Dreamliner operating in the nordics have anything to do with se-rfr being out of service for a week. Seems to be at DGX from 4th may after operating for TUI UK for a couple of weeks
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Old 12th May 2019, 16:31
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
Wonder if, when at short notice the aircraft changes to a larger aircraft eg 738 to 757 they then release all the additional seats for FO and package deals? Financially of course makes sense but logistically wonder how easy it is to do
A logistic nightmare during the season like this, but if TUI have a set up to match empty rooms and seats even at shot notice then they may sell?
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