Schooner From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 139 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3136 times:
Yes, TCX had a pretty poor year 2004. There was a period when there was just too many aircraft going tech and that arsed up our punctuality record although we have been assured by management "next year it will be different"!! .
GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24754 posts, RR: 57 Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3123 times:
Blame the Germans at TCX
Nah, my flight with XLA to DLM was 30 mins late leaving MAN, my SCY flight was 2 hrs late coming back.
But my TCX flights to TFS was virtually ontime on the way out, but early on the way back
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
ThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 783 posts, RR: 9 Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2906 times:
Yes perhaps, but during the summer I noticed a lot of European delays. Maybe those B757s aren't as reliable as they once where? Its a shame for Thomas Cook to drop down as they worked so hard to reach the top spot!
Rick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 52 Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2807 times:
Looking at the Thomas Cook Punctuality it begs the question how can they achieve 15 mins average delay at Gatwick and only 6% over an hour late, when the average delay at Manchester was 24 minutes and 10% over an hour late.
The last two Summer seasons show TCX at Manchester had an average delay of 13 minutes. The tech problems can't just be with the MAN aircraft can they?
Oh well let's see how they do in the Winter season, where they also remain unbeaten for the last 3 years.
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
Schooner From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 139 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2786 times:
more because Manchester was used to cover other bases when they had problems, contrary to the supposed ideal of each base "looking after themselves" so we were penalised by tech problems at other bases aswell.
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2592 posts, RR: 59 Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2765 times:
Ditto First Choice Airways - aircraft were removed from LGW/MAN as the largest bases to protect small bases where a technical problem would otherwise bring the entire programme there to a halt, as opposed to causing reactionary delays in the main base. Plus the major long-haul delays, and subsequent delays caused by "doubling-up" of B767 flights onto 2 B757s in an effort to catch-up, caused by the Caribbean hurricaines were only experienced at LGW/MAN.
Also, if the flightontime.info figures reflected a true picture of the airline they would include the likes of Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, East Midlands, Belfast, Dublin, Cork and Shannon. A good 20-25% of the airline's outbound flying programme is missing from the analysis...