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Old 31st Jul 2022, 19:19
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Originally Posted by pabely View Post
With the engine fire on A330 9H-CFS yesterday returning to MAN, that is another headache to fix?
Early PMI was canx.
Early PMI, TOM2760 departed at 13:11 so not cancelled. TUI have stated they have access to 5 "spare" aircraft at present, so on that basis should not be that much of a headache for them.
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Old 31st Jul 2022, 20:05
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Just out of curiosity as SIL is on flight back from Pathos. TUI G-TUIH flew LGW to PFO sector this morning, leaving LGW about an hour late. The return sector is being flown by G-TUIF, if I have it correct. G-TUIF finished in MNO last night, then appears at PFO this afternoon. Has G-TUIH gone tech, and if so it seems a quick decision to get G-TUIF to PFO so quickly to perform the return sector leaving PFO only 4 hours 20 minutes late.

Have I got it this right or have I made 5 out of 2 plus 2?

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Old 31st Jul 2022, 20:14
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G-TUIF landed at PFO about 00.30z this morning (31/07)
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Old 31st Jul 2022, 20:27
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Thank you SWBKCB. Now I am confused, why did it take so long to swap aircraft for the return sector?
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Old 31st Jul 2022, 21:12
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Originally Posted by Sts121 View Post
Long shot but worth an askÖ.

BY2662 has been cancelled all through June. During this time TUI weíre still selling tickets for the 02/07 onwards when it was supposed to restart. Looking at it today it doesnít look like itís now restarting until the 16thÖ..

im booked on with my troop for the 30th, does anybody think this is likely to be back on at all over the summer?
just quoting my original post

In 35 years as a passenger Iíve never flown with TUI or Thompson before. Short and longer flights. Anyway events this summer made me nervous so I booked flights for 4 of us with jet2 from leeds/Bradford. I never cancelled the TUI ones.

anyway come the 30th we got away in time. I donít like Leeds/Bradford particularly. The check in was 30 mins and the security was 1hr. Not great but had a lot of flights going and the staff were all courteous and very efficient. Both jet2 and the airport seems really good so was pretty happy

Anyway. Iíve kept getting emailed by TUI over my original flight (tom2662). It was supposed to be at 14:40 on the 30th but kept getting pushed out. It looks from flight radar like they changed the aircraft to the Malta one that came back from Mahon that ďcaught fireĒ after landing. The flight was then bumped to 11am today (31st) then still took off 3 hours late.

I donít know whatís going on at TUI. I know every flight isnít as bad as the one I was supposed to catch but even though Iím now £1800 out of pocket Iím glad I changed mine

I appreciate that the problems at Manchester arenít all down to TUI. The handlers/airport etc.

I Personally would be reluctant to book anything again with TUI. Itís harsh based on one experience I paid to get away from but still. When Thomas cook went belly up i had numerous flights/holidays booked with them up to the end and in fact had flights booked to NYC later that year and always found them to be really good.


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Old 4th Aug 2022, 15:55
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seems another last minute TUI debacle on a flight from RHO to ABZ. Looks like flight cancelled at the airport. Think a long delay and an outside charter 767 (EuroAtlantic) going back to GLA presumably so as to try and make up time. Ďdelayed engineering checksí indeed.
I never heard so many tales about one charter carrier (except maybe long haul Excalibur and Globespan!)
Poor old Ďtania will be turning in her grave
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Old 4th Aug 2022, 16:20
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Just to provide some rather mundane balance so people donít read this thread and assume itís all doom and gloom.

The rather bland news is Iíve just completed a family trip with TUI flights and:

1). One flight departed and landed on time.
2). One flight departed and landed early.
3). All bags made it.
4). Crew friendly and professional.

Absolutely no drama at all, like I suspect for 95% of travellers.

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Old 4th Aug 2022, 20:57
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Through Teesside with a handful of departures per week?
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Old 4th Aug 2022, 21:58
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Through Newcastle.
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Old 5th Aug 2022, 09:58
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TUI regionals

Originally Posted by P330 View Post
Through Newcastle.
Most smaller TUI regionals have not experienced the holiday airport chaos seen at BRS MAN LGW etc
All except LBA which has been a mess, but NCL MME NWI HUY EMA DSA has not had a mention -
and the post from P330 confirms NCL was all good.

I too have flown with TUI in and out of BOH EXT and SOU (a BACF charter flight to Palma flying for TUI) and again all very good, quiet and most civilised -
The check-in was just one hour before, and we were off the plane and in my car, or a taxi on the returns within 15-20 minutes of passport control.
The Overseas airports were also all OK at RHO HER JMK and Palma (Palma was very busy but all went fine)
Every flight was more or less on time - some ATC delays announced after we boarded, but most flights then made up that time en-route.

The TUI flights and Crews were very nice - immaculate aircraft, good leg room, and some decent snacks and drinks on board -
Although I would love to see a hot or cold meal served on board again, as the whole BoB thing is so very slow for the crew, handling all the transactions, running up and down the cabin for supplies and heating food etc.
Really hard work for them.
The TUI BA charter from SOU to/from Palma was excellent with free sandwiches/meals and free drinks.

The only major issues seen here with TUI in this SW region that has been some bad delays at EXT to RHO and HER, and those regularly at BOH for 4 or so consecutive weeks,when the TFS or the RHO inbounds having to divert in to LGW due to BOH not accepting these delayed inbound flights after midnight.
Passengers were dumped at LGW in the middle of the night with poor handling, little communications and no coaches - make your own way home....
The subsequent weeks diversions saw better pre-planning that the coaches were laid on with more efficiency and were waiting,
but still with tired passengers arriving back at BOH around 06.00.

The late departures of the earlier morning rotations was of course the cause of the delays to the afternoon departures to TFS and RHO.
One of these was a real hash up -
The early morning Corfu saw the Captain go sick at the last minute and another had to be called from standby somewhere.
The new Captain arrived I gather after the pax had boarded -
Weather at destination for their STA 12.20 local (as often the case for Corfu) was Tempo Thunderstorms right over the island but would quickly pass.
It seems no extra fuel was loaded on for an expected Hold over Corfu.
I guess the First Officer would not have done this without first consulting his Commander who was by now running very late....

The flight did not even make an Approach for Corfu but went direct diverting to Athens to get fuel, wait 20 minutes to fly back to CFU.
Friday being ''Brits day'' at CFU saw about a dozen other TUI flights from the UK all land there between 11.50 and 13.30 local and they all got in OK.
The Thunderstorm activity was observed at 12.20 - 12.30 local
The only aircraft that held was the BY/TOM 767 from MAN - he did a couple of holds and landed OK.

It's amazing how all the holes lined up here for what was to become a very costly debacle (with the negative publicity) to unfold for TUI causing the rolling disruption to its Bournemouth program on just one day, into the next.

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Old 5th Aug 2022, 10:07
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TUI (& their use of Sunwing) has been a disaster out of ABZ this season. Many flights hours & hours late, others canx such as the recent CFU. I wonder if we'll even see TUI at ABZ next summer season.
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Old 5th Aug 2022, 10:27
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Originally Posted by Richard Taylor View Post
TUI (& their use of Sunwing) has been a disaster out of ABZ this season. Many flights hours & hours late, others canx such as the recent CFU. I wonder if we'll even see TUI at ABZ next summer season.
Its not been great every year with Sunwing and nothing changes. Wonder what the issue is unless Sunwing insist on sending a dud 737.
Why not just base another actual TUI 737 at GLA and do W ABZs from there.
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Old 5th Aug 2022, 11:03
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Re Sunwing - this is the last summer I gather.

TUI have been using Alba Star 737-800's on a few regionals MME NWI BOH and EXT plus some others I think...Mainly from/to Palma.
They had one go tech badly a week or two ago, I think on PMI-BOH-PMI

I also noticed Air Europa being used on a Palma series too - cannot recall exactly from where though - NE or Scotland iirc.
Freebird is used on some Turkey flights from a few regionals to DLM, AYT - not sure about BJV...
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Old 6th Aug 2022, 15:46
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Originally Posted by rog747 View Post
Re Sunwing - this is the last summer I gather.
Correct....Now Sunwing is owned by Westjet there will be no further Winter leases of TUI aircraft to Canada and V.V
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Old 8th Aug 2022, 09:02
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Originally Posted by boeing_eng View Post
Correct....Now Sunwing is owned by WestJet there will be no further Winter leases of TUI aircraft to Canada and V.V
Sunwing aren't owned by WestJet yet, it is still subject to regulatory approval. Wouldn't rule out more exchanges between UK and Canada.
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Old 10th Aug 2022, 09:21
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Normally very reliable blog suggesting TUI will fly between Gatwick and Sarajevo in the coming winter
Has somebody just done a typo somewhere when filing flights or is TUI really planning Sarajevo ? Seems very unusual for TUI...
https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/220809-tomdec22sjj
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Old 10th Aug 2022, 09:37
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It’s most likely a new ski destination as it’s weekly & starts in December !
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Old 10th Aug 2022, 10:14
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TUI Airways UK is planning to commence flights between London Gatwick and Sarajevo this coming winter Ski season.
Although holidays are not yet available for purchase, the airline has filed a schedule for a one weekly rotation on the route starting 20 December with a mix of Boeing 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Wizz Air is currently the only airline flying between Sarajevo with a service to Luton Airport.

TUI's own in-house SKI operator Crystal had a presence some years ago in Bosnia, but this new Destination and flight is not yet showing in Crystal or Inghams' Ski brochures.

Can you ski in Bosnia?
Sarajevo Bjelasnica on Olympic Mountain is the largest ski resort in central Bosnia, attracting everyone from the novice to pros.
Trails reach a total distance of 14 kilometres over eight slopes, each with a ski lift, from easy to black as well as valley runs.
With very affordable prices, especially for Brits, I am not surprised SJJ has been added.
I wouldn't be surprised if they also add INI (Nis) to their winter Ski program, for the skiing holidays on Kopaonik as well.
JAT used to operate INI to LHR long long time ago during winter for the same reason.

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Old 10th Aug 2022, 11:59
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Itís great to see something more interesting being tried out. With the increasing economic crisis hitting disposable incomes on the one hand itís very bold to do it now, but on the other Bosnia is very cheap so could be very attractive. Sarajevo hosted the Winter Olympics so skiing is definitely possible!

TUI have been in Macedonia for a few years but not from the UK, I wonder if some more less known Ďdiscountí destinations might be looked at for British audiences.
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Originally Posted by P330 View Post
Interesting discussion recently about how frequently TUI aircraft move around the bases during peak summer (ignoring leases). In the case of Newcastle, it would appear they donít move much with their sole MAX (TUMJ) running the schedule now since late May - nearly two months without a change out.

Is this fairly normal do we know?
After being joined by another MAX, TUMW, for a few weeks, it looks like theyíve both left NCL this weekend, leaving 4 737-800ís.
does anyone have any insight - are the models totally interchangeable (Iíd read cabin crew could swap between them, is it the same for pilots following its reentry into service? ) or is the max taking a break from newcastle.


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