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Old 11th Jul 2020, 12:33
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Perhaps sending out reps & local TUI support staff?
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 12:58
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Originally Posted by pabely View Post
Perhaps sending out reps & local TUI support staff?
That may be correct
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 14:06
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Originally Posted by pabely View Post
Perhaps sending out reps & local TUI support staff?
It was a press flight as it was all over Twitter yesterday.
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 18:11
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It was a press flight as it was all over Twitter yesterday.
How do you define a press flight? Looks like the aircraft that operated it (G-TAWL) flew LGW-IBZ yesterday and didn’t return, still there now according to FR24.
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 18:49
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How do you define a press flight? Looks like the aircraft that operated it (G-TAWL) flew LGW-IBZ yesterday and didn’t return, still there now according to FR24.
It had press on it. I’m guessing for the relaunch? Have a look on Twitter for yourself. Perhaps they are still there?
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 19:13
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Probably showing the whole TUI experience in the new Covid environment from checking in at the airport to staying at the hotel. A chance to demonstrate the procedures put in place to reduce the possibility of infection and show how guests can still have an enjoyable holiday. Hopefully might see some press coverage in the coming days.
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Old 11th Jul 2020, 21:43
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Might answer your questions - Ibiza
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 12:27
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Croatia Axed

This may already be widely known but it’s the first I’ve seen regarding it as I was under the impression they’d be resuming some Croatia routes, but apparently not.

https://simpleflying.com/tui-croatia...edium=facebook
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 13:29
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Its a log in site.
Any chance of a copy and paste?
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 14:40
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JENNIFER MORRIS: 'WE'LL QUICKLY ADJUST TO THESE NECESSARY CHANGES'

10 JUL 2020BY JENNIFER MORRIS

I woke up three minutes before my 3.30am alarm on Friday (10 July), surprised by my restless (half) night’s sleep – I’m usually so used to regular travel. I think it was something about preparing to finally jet off again that set my mind racing.


Tui will resume holiday operations on 11 JulyArriving at Gatwick for our Tui press flight to Ibiza, its first since the onset of coronavirus, the usual airport excitement set in – despite the immediately obvious changes.

We were setting off a day before Tui’s first customers starting heading – initially – to Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham airports for their summer holidays, the first to depart in earnest since the UK government partially lifted its outbound travel restrictions.

Going forward, Tui customers will be channeled to self check-in and bag drop; there are distancing markers at security, large hand sanitiser stations everywhere, and signage reminding passengers to stay apart, wear a mark, and keep their hands clean.

The airport was quiet with the UK’s first quarantine exemptions only just having come into force, but there were a number of keen holidaymakers buzzing around, although only duty free, Starbucks, WHSmith and Boots appeared to be open for their pre-flight needs.

All airport staff were wearing masks, while boarding gates have been upgraded with protective screens and self-scanners for boarding passes.

As usual, two members of Tui cabin crew welcomed me onboard, their friendliness and enthusiasm shining through their PPE. In fact, by the end of the flight, I hardly noticed anyone’s mask.

The captain ran us through the aircraft’s cleaning regime, and in-flight, there was a limited cold food service with fully contactless payment, including Apple Pay.

Any rubbish was swiftly taken away and hand gel given out. Admittedly, there were only a handful of us onboard, so during normal service this could of course take longer.

We were also given sealable bags to dispose of our face masks after the flight.

Before landing, I filled out the new compulsory passenger locator form for arrivals into Spain, which can be done online in advance if you prefer. It only took a few minutes.

I savoured that wall of Ibizan heat when we got off the aircraft, and everyone kept their masks on for the transfer to the terminal where we passed what appeared to be thermal imaging cameras.

Airport staff at passport control and baggage reclaim were all wearing masks, as were Tui’s friendly reps who escorted us to our coach – we spread ourselves out to distance as best possible and were instructed to keep our masks on.

The reps explained the local Covid regulations, which in the Balearics include wearing a mask on public transport and in shops. One told us that from Monday, visitors will have to wear masks at all times, apart from at the beach, by the pool or when playing sports.

Arriving at Tui’s Twiins hotel, we were given a refreshing welcome drink once a member of staff – masked and gloved – attached our resort band.

As I waltzed off to the lift, I caught a glimpse of the sea – despite all the changes, I felt that familiar exciting pang of having arrived somewhere new.

While there are noticeable, and necessary, alterations to the holiday journey we all know, I’m confident those who want to get away will soon adjust to these new, straightforward procedures, just as we always have to other new customs while travelling.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 15:49
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The reps explained the local Covid regulations, which in the Balearics include wearing a mask on public transport and in shops. One told us that from Monday, visitors will have to wear masks at all times, apart from at the beach, by the pool or when playing sports.
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I'm sorry, but having to wear a mask at all times is not my idea of a holiday - I'll think I'll wait to next year. And any company who thinks "we'll just get used to it" are sadly deluding themselves.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 16:45
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I'm sorry, but having to wear a mask at all times is not my idea of a holiday - I'll think I'll wait to next year. And any company who thinks "we'll just get used to it" are sadly deluding themselves.
I agree, particularly difficult for those of us who wear glasses.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 18:25
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I'm sorry, but having to wear a mask at all times is not my idea of a holiday - I'll think I'll wait to next year. And any company who thinks "we'll just get used to it" are sadly deluding themselves.
They are hoping we`ll get used to it but like you I won`t be flying until late next year if then..
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 18:42
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TTG is a magazine whose target audience is travel companies, and whose principal advertisers are companies in the travel trade. As with any trade-focussed publication, people writing for TTG will be aware of the interests of their readers and advertisers - namely they are selling dreams to the masses
Bill and Julie from Wolverhampton who will be spending a week on a Mediterranean beach in August are not the target audience for TTG
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 19:33
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I would have thought that at this moment in time Bill and Julie from everywhere would be the precise target audience..
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Old 13th Jul 2020, 10:24
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With Tui's new policy of boarding and disembarking of only 5 rows at a time moving through the cabin along with increased cleaning and disinfection of the cabin will this have any effect on turn around times especially down route when you are on a remote stand at places like PFO,HER,IBZ etc with quite long coach rides from the terminal to stands
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Old 13th Jul 2020, 10:33
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With Tui's new policy of boarding and disembarking of only 5 rows at a time moving through the cabin along with increased cleaning and disinfection of the cabin will this have any effect on turn around times especially down route when you are on a remote stand at places like PFO,HER,IBZ etc with quite long coach rides from the terminal to stands
I'd have thought that disembarking in the way you describe could actually speed up that process, unless of course passengers insist on getting out of their seats and mess about with stuff in the the overhead lockers before being authorised to do so. Some people appear plain stupid, or believe rules just don't apply to them, so I guess it will be hard for cabin staff to enforce the rules properly.

I returned to UK by Eurotunnel on Saturday, there were 4 vehicles in the carriage. We were all instructed over the PA and also via text that we were to remain in our vehicles at all times, and that there were no toilets in service on the train. Despite that Mr. and Mrs "nouveau riche" in the Range Rover in front got out of their vehicle, then decided to go walkabout; and from a vehicle behind came a father and daughter looking for toilets. On the basis of that straw, and very unscientific survey it would appear that 50% of travellers are either stupid, above the rules, or indeed both.
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Old 13th Jul 2020, 10:34
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Considering Tui as a rule have very generous turn around times compared to the LCC's, I would imagine they will cope.
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Old 13th Jul 2020, 11:31
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I agree TUI do have quite generous turnaround times but even then some of the ground agents struggle and crew have to push them to get the inbound pax onboard. Cyprus could be a bit of a problem as they are going to test every single UK passenger and have said that pax will be held on aircraft until they are ready for them to be brought to the terminal to be tested in groups of no more than 30 so these turnarounds may need to be extended especially at PFO with them all being remote stands
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Old 13th Jul 2020, 12:48
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What happens then with the FTL for crews flying from UK airports to PFO?
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