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Old 5th May 2022, 12:56
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And with BREXIT, many valued and experienced staff will have gone home and are very unlikely to return with the hostile environment that seems to be the current government's main obsession.
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Old 6th May 2022, 12:15
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TUI has issued a warning to passengers about its food service over the coming days. In a statement, the holiday firm said there will be 'no hot and cold meals or sandwiches' available on board its short and mid-haul flights.
"We can confirm that unfortunately due to staff shortages with our catering supplier, there will be no hot and cold meals or sandwiches, and a limited offering of snacks and drinks, available onboard TUI Airways short- and mid-haul flights over the coming days. This will impact flights from the following airports: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, Luton, Norwich and Teesside.
The full article from the MEN says Manchester is affected, but then MAN isn't in the list above, nor is LGW, STN, NCL.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co...rvice-23881515
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Old 6th May 2022, 13:30
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poor old TUI punters…. queues at UK, queues at EU borders and now no sandwiches onboard! whatever next. Maybe just don’t bother.
One wonders how other carriers inflight catering seems unaffected?
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Old 6th May 2022, 14:49
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount View Post
poor old TUI punters…. queues at UK, queues at EU borders and now no sandwiches onboard! whatever next. Maybe just don’t bother.
One wonders how other carriers inflight catering seems unaffected?
They’re not. Just ask Easyjet for starters
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Old 6th May 2022, 19:42
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Originally Posted by VLCfkight View Post
And with BREXIT, many valued and experienced staff will have gone home and are very unlikely to return with the hostile environment that seems to be the current government's main obsession.
The UK approved right to remain for over six million EU citizens under the registration scheme which followed Brexit. This was more than twice the number anticipated. There was no hostile environment towards them; they were and are valued members of our society.

What you’re conveniently overlooking (in order to place all blame on Brexit) is the unfortunate reality of Covid-19 which effectively shut down the majority of our airports business for two years. UK and EU workers alike faced redundancy, though alternative employment opportunities did arise in a number of other sectors. Sectors offering more stability and often more sociable hours than aviation. Why would they ditch those new jobs and return to 3am starts in the volatile world of commercial aviation at close to minimum wage? This is the real problem, but some prefer to blame Brexit for every challenge which arises.
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OzzyOzBourne - Very well put. Respect
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Old 6th May 2022, 21:20
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Originally Posted by OzzyOzBorn View Post
The UK approved right to remain for over six million EU citizens under the registration scheme which followed Brexit. This was more than twice the number anticipated. There was no hostile environment towards them; they were and are valued members of our society.

What you’re conveniently overlooking (in order to place all blame on Brexit) is the unfortunate reality of Covid-19 which effectively shut down the majority of our airports business for two years. UK and EU workers alike faced redundancy, though alternative employment opportunities did arise in a number of other sectors. Sectors offering more stability and often more sociable hours than aviation. Why would they ditch those new jobs and return to 3am starts in the volatile world of commercial aviation at close to minimum wage? This is the real problem, but some prefer to blame Brexit for every challenge which arises.
Has TUI issued the same warnings at the EU airports it operates from which would also have been affected by Covid and workers moving to more sociable jobs?
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Old 6th May 2022, 21:29
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Originally Posted by ZULUBOY View Post
Has TUI issued the same warnings at the EU airports it operates from which would also have been affected by Covid and workers moving to more sociable jobs?
Continental airports and airlines are enduring the full range of issues arising from C-19, though many did enjoy government financial support far beyond what was made available in the UK. As for what travel advice TUI has issued in other countries … no idea. Though EasyJet did advise me to get to Copenhagen and Berlin Airports three hours in advance of my flights last week.
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Old 10th May 2022, 08:52
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Are TUI / 6Y having a bit of trouble with the ACMI cover up in DSA? Seems that ES-SAM is consistently late off the blocks. Sometimes it's marginal but there are song long delays in there for pax. Or is this issues at DSA and the start of the season?
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Old 11th May 2022, 08:35
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Originally Posted by ZULUBOY View Post
Has TUI issued the same warnings at the EU airports it operates from which would also have been affected by Covid and workers moving to more sociable jobs?
The labour crisis is certainly European wide if not further and not just restricted to aviation but does seem to follow the footsteps of low paid and demanding work. The hospitality industry is notable in the U.K. The French are struggling with HGV drivers (as was the U.K). The Dutch struggling with airport works the same as the U.K. BREXIT will have contributed to being able to access a large talent pool but certainly isn't the main reason. It almost as if people have just vanished... after a pandemic.
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Originally Posted by xanda_man View Post
Are TUI / 6Y having a bit of trouble with the ACMI cover up in DSA? Seems that ES-SAM is consistently late off the blocks. Sometimes it's marginal but there are song long delays in there for pax. Or is this issues at DSA and the start of the season?
The DUB based aircraft has been having similar delays I believe (ES-SAZ)

Smartlynx have had a few delays in previous years when Thomas Cook used to lease them.
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Old 11th May 2022, 17:27
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Looks like my 788 BHX-TFS on Friday morning is now an AirTanker A330.
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Any ideas about what happened to the Man-Melbourne flight yesterday? The airframe they eventually used flew from Birmingham to Newcastle, before positioning again to Manchester... Left about 8 hours late.
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Originally Posted by davidjpowell View Post
Any ideas about what happened to the Man-Melbourne flight yesterday? The airframe they eventually used flew from Birmingham to Newcastle, before positioning again to Manchester... Left about 8 hours late.
Flew to NCL to pick up luggage left behind on the NCL MLB Monday flight due to TUI not stocking enough containers so some peoples luggage was left behind.
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Flew to NCL to pick up luggage left behind on the NCL MLB Monday flight due to TUI not stocking enough containers so some peoples luggage was left behind.
Ouch. That is an expensive mistake!
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Old 11th May 2022, 22:25
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Air Tanker

Originally Posted by ZenAutomaton View Post
Looks like my 788 BHX-TFS on Friday morning is now an AirTanker A330.
Should be as FR24 is already showing this tonight. Landed tonight from Brize and rumoured to be operating for a couple of weeks mainly at BHX.

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Old 11th May 2022, 22:34
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Originally Posted by ZenAutomaton View Post
Looks like my 788 BHX-TFS on Friday morning is now an AirTanker A330.
It definitely is. TUI shows this ACMI information when checking a dummy flight: Flight operated by Air Tanker on behalf of Tui Airways with Air Tanker cabin crew and TUI liaison crew.
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Old 12th May 2022, 08:30
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A Euro Atlantic 767 positioned to BRS last night to operate the BRS - PFO this afternoon.... Approximately 24hrs delayed!
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Old 12th May 2022, 08:40
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount View Post
poor old TUI punters…. queues at UK, queues at EU borders and now no sandwiches onboard! whatever next. Maybe just don’t bother.
One wonders how other carriers inflight catering seems unaffected?
One wonders also what was to stop TUI local management raiding the local M&S etc for trayfulls of sandwiches, to hand out on the flight.

Before anyone laughs, this was exactly what happened on a US carrier, actually out of Gatwick, when there was a sudden caterers' strike some years ago. Apologies at check-in, but loads of interesting things loaded on board. Something tells me that "budgets" has got in the way of being proactive.

And I can't see Jet2 just standing idly by while their contracted caterers let them down. Can you ?
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Old 12th May 2022, 09:16
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Luton hasn’t even got a company based at the airport offering airline meals anymore. The business model collapsed when the LLC took over.
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