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Old 18th Oct 2017, 16:32
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TUI Airways

Thomson has now officially changed over to TUI. All travel stores, aircraft, website have moved over to TUI, including the AOC.
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Old 19th Oct 2017, 08:11
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Such a shame to see the Thomson name vanish from the high street and everywhere else after 50+ years

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Old 19th Oct 2017, 17:55
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Same with loosing Britannia. Such a great British institution.
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Old 19th Oct 2017, 18:04
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Britannia should never have rebrand in the good old days of leasure travel Britannia was the premier carrier and had class now every charter/holiday airline/flight is the same shame things move on
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 06:04
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787-9

TUI have been operating a couple of -9 variants of the 787 for a little while now. I was wondering if these are put at specific bases on set routes or if the 787 schedule is flexible across both variants?

Certainly when you book a flight, you only know you will be flying on a Dreamliner.
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 07:14
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They are Gatwick based at present
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 09:50
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TUI do now let you select your seat at time of booking if you're in premium and for our flights to Cancun in September 2018 from Manchester we appear to have a 787-9 both ways so there's at least one outside Gatwick next year. (IIRC they do take delivery of TUIL and M next spring)
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 15:53
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The -9s do have their own line of flying, generally the high density routes from Gatwick to Cancun, MoBay and Sanford are almost all on the -9.

Not sure of the plans for the two new arrivals next year, I'd imagine three at Gatwick, one at Manchester. They're much more premium heavy than the -8s, so better suited to the LGW market.
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 16:15
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The -9 will do MJB/CUN/PUJ from MAN as those routes are more than capable of supporting the extra premium seats. When the -9 was used on its proving flights from MAN-MBJ. The extra premium seats were put on sale last minute and still sold out.
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 19:37
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787-9

Thanks folks.

Off to CUN in March from MAN, so assuming from your replies we're more likely to be on an -8.
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Old 21st Oct 2017, 08:15
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Would TUI be interested in the 787-10? Or would that be too much capacity for them?
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Old 21st Oct 2017, 10:32
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Depends how much they value the extra 30-40 seats vs the extra millions of $$$ it'll cost. Personally, i think they may have their niche with the -8 and -9, so i can't see it, but the business case wouldn't bee too far off if the loads are consistently 95%+,
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Old 22nd Oct 2017, 06:34
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Summer 2018 NWI

Anyone know if Sunwings are being used next year from Norwich
or Germania back
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Old 22nd Oct 2017, 07:37
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Old 22nd Oct 2017, 13:49
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Cheers
maybe i get to grab C-FEAK this time, missed the only visit it made to Norwich whilst covering one of the others
and hope they dont brake so hard too
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Old 22nd Oct 2017, 14:15
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Does anyone know when TUI start using their new Radio Callsign of TUI AIR?
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Old 22nd Oct 2017, 15:06
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Why change that? Flybe are STILL using “Jersey”. Actually, they could easily change the callsign back to “Britannia”.
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Old 22nd Oct 2017, 15:18
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The three letter designator TUI has the call sign "TUI jet" atm
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Old 22nd Oct 2017, 18:57
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Tui

Tui air callsign to start being used on or around the first of November.
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Old 22nd Oct 2017, 19:10
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As much as I feel sorry to see the Thomson brand name disappear after nearly 50 years and is now known as TUI but the times I have seen the name often incorrectly spelt as 'Thompson' on these and other forums has been so frustrating, I should imagine over time we're probably see posts with TIU.
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