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Old 18th Apr 2022, 21:04
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i used to encourage our family holiday booking around that *
Even once got a 762 when not expecting it!
Gone indeed. Wonder if you can find old copies of those 80’s brochures?
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 11:35
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount View Post
i used to encourage our family holiday booking around that *
Even once got a 762 when not expecting it!
Gone indeed. Wonder if you can find old copies of those 80’s brochures?

ha ha, I would have too but Newcastle rarely got a * in the 80’s (except in 88 when there were 3 767 weekly w flights) so it was always a 737! When I grew up and stopped looking got 767-
200’s and 300’s no problem!
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 15:30
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seat-plan

Originally Posted by daz211 View Post
How are people seeing aircraft type for these flights.
is there a way to see what aircraft are operating flights.
I find it very frustrating as most airlines show aircraft type while booking and on the likes of flight scanner.
A well known flight only booking site beginning with a G shows TUI aircraft types even to the point if it is a MAX or a B73H (can't vouch for the accuracy). It does not distinguish between the 788 or 789 though.

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Old 19th Apr 2022, 15:41
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Originally Posted by daz211 View Post
How are people seeing aircraft type for these flights.
is there a way to see what aircraft are operating flights.
I find it very frustrating as most airlines show aircraft type while booking and on the likes of flight scanner.
Do a dummy holiday booking. It will come up saying there is still time to book your seats. It now shows the aircraft map prior to booking:



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Old 19th Apr 2022, 20:16
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Originally Posted by OltonPete View Post
A well known flight only booking site beginning with a G shows TUI aircraft types even to the point if it is a MAX or a B73H (can't vouch for the accuracy). It does not distinguish between the 788 or 789 though.

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Unfortunately Pete, the booking site you are talking about is not accurate re aircraft types, I think it was updated earlier in the year, with the correct aircraft types, but hasn't been updated recently, even though the flight times are all correct. the leased in Smartlynx A321 at Manchester for example is showing as a 787 or 767 or 738 on some of the flights still!!! I would say it's the Manchester & Gatwick flights that arn't 100% accurate.
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 19:25
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Trying to enter passport details in advance of travel is proving a nightmare! There is a group of us (12 people) travelling and whilst entering all the passport details, the website keeps informing me it's timing out due to inactivity...how are you meant to enter the details, it takes time with a group booking!!
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 19:30
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MANFAN - try having all the pieces of information ready in a spreadsheet - i.e. all the data already typed into a computer. Not only will this save manually having to open up passports for each person, but it also means you can use copy-paste to transcribe the data onto the TUI web page
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 19:48
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It’s strange because I done a dummy booking and it always says you can choose your seat shortly after confirming the booking and that’s only if I select extra legroom seat all other seats are open to book I think 50 or 90 days before departure.
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 20:06
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
MANFAN - try having all the pieces of information ready in a spreadsheet - i.e. all the data already typed into a computer. Not only will this save manually having to open up passports for each person, but it also means you can use copy-paste to transcribe the data onto the TUI web page
Thanks for the reply.
I did think of this...but had another go anyway, got to the last passport and time out!! this was after 15 mins (I think).
Will now revert to excel!

Thanks again
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Old 21st Apr 2022, 05:19
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Originally Posted by MANFAN View Post
Thanks for the reply.
I did think of this...but had another go anyway, got to the last passport and time out!! this was after 15 mins (I think).
Will now revert to excel!

Thanks again
After creating the spreadsheet for all 12 people in the group with their passport details, when I try to copy and paste the information i.e. passport number from excel it won't copy...I really don't know what the problem is but TUI will be getting a phone call today!!
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Old 21st Apr 2022, 07:29
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Are the cells formatted as "general", "number" or "text"? It may be that the TUI website reqiuires a particular format.
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Old 21st Apr 2022, 07:36
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Originally Posted by Hipennine View Post
Are the cells formatted as "general", "number" or "text"? It may be that the TUI website reqiuires a particular format.
I think general…but I managed to do them earlier without the website timing out so all done now…after 4 attempts!
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Old 23rd Apr 2022, 13:13
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TOM7548/7549 - 20MAY22 TFS-BHX
Just to add to the potential 767/A330 confusion. I booked the above flight a while ago (including seat selection). Outbound is a 788 but the inbound WAS a 789, changed to a B763 a couple of weeks ago. Seats I selected for return leg are definitely a TUI 763.
Seems awfully strange to have it on a BHX rotation. Any ideas? I love the TUI 76s and would love to fly on one for the first time in 20 odd years before they retire them, but this seems too good to be true...
I'm not allowed to post a screenshot as I don't have 10 posts, but it says Aircraft Type: B767-328.
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Old 23rd Apr 2022, 17:55
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Originally Posted by ZenAutomaton View Post
TOM7548/7549 - 20MAY22 TFS-BHX
Just to add to the potential 767/A330 confusion. I booked the above flight a while ago (including seat selection). Outbound is a 788 but the inbound WAS a 789, changed to a B763 a couple of weeks ago. Seats I selected for return leg are definitely a TUI 763.
Seems awfully strange to have it on a BHX rotation. Any ideas? I love the TUI 76s and would love to fly on one for the first time in 20 odd years before they retire them, but this seems too good to be true...
I'm not allowed to post a screenshot as I don't have 10 posts, but it says Aircraft Type: B767-328.
Yep, its appears to be a one off flight from BHX on the 20 May, outbound TOM7548 & inbound TOM7549 is showing as a B763. The Manchester Friday timetable shows 2 B763 are not need until May 27th, so for some reason they have decided to put the 763 on this flight, maybe due to passenger demand or 788 maintenance?? Early May flights will often see different aircraft types/flight times, whilst they get the whole fleet back in service or wait for the leased in aircraft to arrive!
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Old 23rd Apr 2022, 18:14
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I see the 787s routinely heading down to Cape Verde now and not specific 787s, rather any, including ones that would have done long haul the day before.

Do TUI still take out the premium seats before flights to the Canaries and Cape Verde? If so, is this a big job?
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Old 23rd Apr 2022, 18:35
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Originally Posted by P330 View Post
I see the 787s routinely heading down to Cape Verde now and not specific 787s, rather any, including ones that would have done long haul the day before.

Do TUI still take out the premium seats before flights to the Canaries and Cape Verde? If so, is this a big job?
It certainly wouldn’t appear so. I don’t think they’ve done this for quite a few years.
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Old 23rd Apr 2022, 21:00
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It certainly wouldn’t appear so. I don’t think they’ve done this for quite a few years.
I believe that they just sell the Premium cabin seats as ‘Extra Legroom’. Standard short/mid haul inflight service. Exit seats are sold as ‘Extra Space’.
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 17:03
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That’s good news then if you happen to book front row seats then.

Another observation, do TUI have a TFS based aircraft? Seems to be an aircraft doing early starts out of TFS to the likes of Aberdeen and Norwich. How would a TFS aircraft be crewed? Crew down there for a week at a time and then back home?
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Old 24th Apr 2022, 18:20
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Thats what Jet2 do and Thomas Cook also based an aircraft in the Canaries over the winter in particular. This is also largely to mitigate delays so the airline is not liable for EU261 claims.

In the case of Jet2 and TCX, crews are positioned there from other bases and spend several days there before other crews replace them.

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Old 24th Apr 2022, 19:14
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Originally Posted by P330 View Post
That’s good news then if you happen to book front row seats then.

Another observation, do TUI have a TFS based aircraft? Seems to be an aircraft doing early starts out of TFS to the likes of Aberdeen and Norwich. How would a TFS aircraft be crewed? Crew down there for a week at a time and then back home?
Only in the winter, and not so much based as night stooping. Crews are UK based. Avoids a lot of positioning of aircraft and crews to serve the regional destinations in winter. Has been happening for many years.
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