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Thomas Cook Or Air Transat (757 Or A310)?  
User currently offlineBbinn333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 15823 times:

I am flying From LGW-YYZ In May 2009 And The Cheapest Fare Is Air Transat And Thomas Cook Both At Pounds:209 One On A 757 One On An A310 Which One Would You choose also what is the entertainment like on Air Transat And Thomas Cook ???

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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 15819 times:

Air Transat does not have PTV's in coach, but they do show a movie. There are drop down screens above the center section of the seats throughout the cabin, so viewing it from the window seat might be a little tough. Keep in mind the 310's are operated in a 9-abreast, 3x3x3 high density configuration, as opposed to the usual 2x4x2.

User currently offlineSKORD From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 15801 times:

Tough choice...!! Neither one stands out as a winner. I suggest you go onto airlinequality.com and read a few reviews. However, i am sure i heard a rumour a couple of years ago that TCX re-configured some of their 757s with less seats specifically for their Canada routes on the 757. From a personal basis... take the A-310 with Air Transat, these are becoming a rare species, but the 757 will be around in abundance for quite a while yet!

Enjoy your trip!!


User currently offlineBbinn333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 15773 times:

Air Transat A310
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Engines 2 General Electric CF6-80C2A8
Thrust 57,860 lb (26,245 daN)
Fuel Capacity 107,750 lb (48,872 kg)
Cruising Speed Mach 0.80 (850 km/h)
Maximum Take-Off Weight Model A - 361,560 lb (164,000 kg)
Model B - 348,106 lb (157,000 kg)
Overall Length 153 ft 1 in (46.66 m)
Wingspan 144 ft (43.90m)
Tail Height 51 ft 10 in (15.80m)
Cabin Length 109 ft 1 in (33.25m)
Maximum Range 11 hours 30 minutes, up to 5,200 nautical miles (8,320 km)
Crew 9 (Captain, First Officer, Flight Director, Assistant Flight Director and 5 Flight Attendants)
Seats 249 (20 in Club Class and 229 in Economy Class), twin aisle, 3-3-3 configuration


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15757 times:

I'd take the 757 and hope for an empty seat next to me.
safe



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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2185 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 15715 times:

If I were you I'd go one way with Thomas Cook, and one way with Air Transat. That way you get to try both aircraft and airlines!

Tom Big grin



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User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 15705 times:

Take transat, A310 is a fine plane... after row 25 it goes 2-3-2 near the tail... Very good plane

my 2 cents flying across the pond in a narrow body doesn't trill me


User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1581 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 15702 times:

Canadian Affair have used Thomas Cook 757's with 35 or 36in of legroom for their flights from / to the UK.

If that is confirmed for your flights next year, go with that. Comfort is important on a flight of that length.


Mark



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 15697 times:

I'd go for TCX (Not because of my nationality - I normally choose a non-British airline!).

Reason - the 752 will be equipped with less seats and more legroom than regular 752s.

http://www.thomascookairlines.co.uk/images/seating-plan_B187.jpg

Also plane will be smaller than with Transat... faster boarding and less crowded at the airport gate.


User currently offlineBbinn333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 15664 times:

I decided to go with Thomas Cook to YYZ then Air Transat to MCO .

Quoting Vasu (Reply 8):
I'd go for TCX (Not because of my nationality - I normally choose a non-British airline!).

Reason - the 752 will be equipped with less seats and more legroom than regular 752s.



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