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MyTravel - Are They Flying The First 757?  
User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6102 times:

I flew on G-RJGR today, and it was ancient, old and tatty inside!

Looked it up, and on planemad.com it shows up as:

cn 22197 / ln 8 - G-RJGR MyTravel Boeing 757-225

which was first delivered to Eastern airlines in December 1982 and went into passenger service on 1-jan-83.

Have I just flown on the very first 757?

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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6074 times:

This thing was the first built:


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Tom


User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6052 times:

sorry, meant to say first in service.....23 years is a long time to operate an a/c at that kind of frequency, it must be in the air 16 hours a day!

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6050 times:

The oldest ones in passenger service belong to US Airways...N600AU and N601AU...formerly Eastern birds...

Greg



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User currently offlineFlyTheFlag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6008 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 3):
The oldest ones in passenger service belong to US Airways...N600AU and N601AU...formerly Eastern birds...

Yeah, and those bad boys certainly look their age inside.


User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 5988 times:

Quoting FlyTheFlag (Reply 4):
Yeah, and those bad boys certainly look their age inside.

brown overhead bins, cracked and dirty panels, the MYT was a mess!!


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5940 times:

Hello,

G-PIDS- This little beauty:


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Was 6th of the production line, and was one of the first in passenger service.

 bigthumbsup 

I'll find out some more information!

Cheers Ryan
SignalOne

[Edited 2005-03-13 21:49:08]

User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5912 times:

bloomn eck! MYT have 5, 6 & 8 off the production line!

I know 757's are safe/reliable, but the airframe must have taken a beating over the years!


http://www.planemad.net/Airline/GB/MyTravel_(VZ_MYT)/Fleet.htm


User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5898 times:

The My Travel B757's are generally very reliable, flown on three myself in the past three years, they are old inside but thats what i would expect. I have got the added pleasure of saying ive been on the 5,6,8 th B757-200 in the production line.

User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5845 times:

Hello, because im kind like this Big grin, I've found out about these birds  bigthumbsup .

G-JALC / 5TH OFF PRODUCTION LINE / DELIVERY DATE 28/02/1983
G-PIDS / 6TH OFF PRODUCTION LINE / DELIVERY DATE 20/05/1983
G-RJGR / 8TH OFF PRODUCTION LINE / DELIVERY DATE 28/12/1982
G-MCEA / 20TH OFF PRODUCTION LINE / DELIVERY DATE 28/06/1983


and the planes that have left Mytravel:

G-CCMY / 250TH OFF PRODUCTION LINE / DELIVERY DATE 06/10/1989
G-LCRC / 259TH OFF PRODUCTION LINE / DELIVERY DATE 1/02/1990
G-WJAN / 746TH OFF PRODUCTION LINE / DELIVERY DATE 19/03/1997

Hope this clears tthings up  Wink.

Regards Ryan
SignalOne


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5845 times:

In fact the 763s were more unreliable and maintenance heavy than the 757s.

The 757s are not too old but have been worked hard 24 hours a day on those charter runs. Very punishing schedule


User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5840 times:

Quoting SignalOne (Reply 9):
G-CCMY / 250TH OFF PRODUCTION LINE / DELIVERY DATE 06/10/1989
G-LCRC / 259TH OFF PRODUCTION LINE / DELIVERY DATE 1/02/1990
G-WJAN / 746TH OFF PRODUCTION LINE / DELIVERY DATE 19/03/1997

I presume its cheaper to keep the older aircraft than the newer so this is why these have left.

I have been on all of the oldies ive just realised,

G-PIDS, G-MCEA, G-JALC and G-RJGR.


User currently offlinePapaNovember From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5821 times:

Hey SignalOne,

I wonder why aircraft which are 6 - 14 years younger would have already left MyTravel? Does the source for that info tell what kind of "mileage" they had on them when they started with MyTravel?


Phil...


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5822 times:

Hello,

Quoting A321fly (Reply 11):
I presume its cheaper to keep the older aircraft than the newer so this is why these have left.

Well, you would think that the maintenance costs of the old Aircraft would be more wouldn't you?

Maybe they thought, instead of keeping some Old'uns and some New'uns, they will chose one or the other, and kept the old ones. Maybe these have been fully paid for by the Airline?

Cheers Ryan,
SignalOne  mischievous 


User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5804 times:

Quoting SignalOne (Reply 13):
Well, you would think that the maintenance costs of the old Aircraft would be more wouldn't you?

From what i have seen they have not needed that much maintenance, but at some stage they will go like the DC-10's did in Summer 03 and seem to need some kind of maintenance every other day.


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5798 times:

If its cheaper to keep the old aircraft, can they bring back the DC10-10s. I loved them three fatties with the chimney. Very useful for high season high density routes for Palma and winter sorties to the Canary Islands.

User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5792 times:

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 15):
can they bring back the DC10-10s

Unfortunatly not, they are somewhere in Africa now running a variety of flights and no doubt the up keep wont be as good because the standards do not have to be the same as the CAA.


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5783 times:

Do MYT use the 330s on high density European flights or are they reserved for the long hauls?

Since the DC10s left the fleet, I wonder how they cope with the high density routes, like Saturday flights to Palma in August!


User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5770 times:

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 17):
Do MYT use the 330s on high density European flights or are they reserved for the long hauls?

Since the DC10s left the fleet, I wonder how they cope with the high density routes, like Saturday flights to Palma in August!

You just answered your own question. The A330 is used often for flights to Europe.


User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5765 times:

Hello All,

PapaNovember, if its any help, here are the flight hours of the aircraft at the given dates:

G-JALC / 58,837 flight hours AT: 31/12/2003
G-PIDS / 59,564 flight hours AT: 31/12/2003
G-RJGR / 59,990 flight hours AT: 31/12/2002
G-MCEA / 59,197 flight hours AT: 31/12/2003

and the one's which have left MyTravel:

G-CCMY / 39,832 flight hours AT: 31/12/2002
G-LCRC / 23,882 flight hours AT: 31/12/1998
G-WJAN / 30,645 flight hours AT: 31/12/2003

Cheers Ryan
SignalOne  mischievous 


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5763 times:

I know though that the 330s arent particulalry numerous and are worked hard, primarily on long-hauls.

The DC10s were used on the European runs and so there exit from the fleet has left MYT with little wide-bodied capacity for Europe.


User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 796 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5745 times:

Hi,

The current B757s for MyTravel have pretty low milage compared to similar builds of Monarch and later builds of Britannia:

MyTravel Airways:

G-PIDS - 59564 at 31/12/2003
G- RJGR - 59990 at 31/12/2002
G-JALC - 58837 at 31/12/2003


Monarch Airlines:

G-MONE - 66795 at 31/12/2002
G-MONJ - 58994 at 31/12/2002
G-MONB - 69059 at 31/12/2002


Britannia:

G-CDUO - 47684 at 31/12/2004 (1990 Build!)
G-CDUP - 46750 at 31/12/2001 (1990 Build!)
G-BYAS - 36356 at 31/12/2003 (1994 Build!)


Regards
ThomasCook



A380 Crew
User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5741 times:

Hi,

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 17):
I wonder how they cope with the high density routes, like Saturday flights to Palma in August!

I don't know really, maybe lease a plane for a while? They have probably got something prepared!  Wink

I doubt that with their current fleet, been as the DC-10's and a few 757's have gone, they will have the capacity they had last year, and it will probably affect the amount of holidays they can sell. (Big problem for MyTravel) especially when they are up against Thomson and First Choice!

Cheers Ryan
SignalOne


User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5714 times:

Quoting SignalOne (Reply 22):
I doubt that with their current fleet, been as the DC-10's and a few 757's have gone, they will have the capacity they had last year, and it will probably affect the amount of holidays they can sell. (Big problem for MyTravel) especially when they are up against Thomson and First Choice

There has been a A330 operating Palma flights before so maybe we will see that again, obviously there is talk of scaling down MYT Lite so three aircraft there back into the fleet and i cannot see any more B757's going this year because they have just re-sprayed them all but G-WJAN and G-MCEA which are both leaving/left.


User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 796 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5704 times:

Hi,

MyTravel UK are using MyTravel Airways A/S A330-300 - OY-VKG for high density, European destinations.

Regards
ThomasCook



A380 Crew
25 Orion737 : They dont have high capacity to pitch against rivals Thomson and First Choice and Tommy Cook though. Those old DC10s were invaluable for the busy runs
26 Post contains images SignalOne : Yes, G-WJAN is now with Skyservice, and G-MCEA, I don't know about/ hasn't left yet. G-LCRC is now with Flyjet G-CCMY is now with Orient Thai Airline
27 A321fly : Its is stored at Lasham. There first aircraft. Replaced a DC-10 in S03 with two B757's, mine was G-PIDS the others got G-CCMY.
28 Post contains images SignalOne : Thanks for the info A321fly Cheers Ryan SignalOne
29 BSU747 : This thread got me thinking, does anybody have a list of the various jetliners from the main manufacturers of the oldest jet still regulary flying pas
30 ThomasCook : Hi, Hey, thanks Crosswind for spotting that! I had a debate about his age with him on another forum! He insisted he was 18 when really he is 16! Where
31 A321fly : My flight was a month earlier, and if they still keep records they will confirm that replacement, i am just sorry someone else had the same problems a
32 N1120A : Not the airplane's fault
33 Gkirk : Hope your not suggesting poor maintenance by MyTravel
34 Post contains links and images WhiteHatter : The aircraft repainted are the ones which went in for their heavy checks. Just because it's now in orange doesn't mean it is staying View Large View M
35 A321fly : Yes that is a good point, but i think they will be staying for a little while longer at least.
36 VS744 : I hope not!!!
37 Post contains images SignalOne : How are MyTravel going to cope this summer, winter 2005 and 2006 with the fleet which they have currently got? MyTravel have got 17 active Aircraft, F
38 A321fly : I would think that brochures are not always the most accurate things to say which airline is which as the moment, but i would have thought some fligh
39 Post contains images SignalOne : I think it will be Ryan SignalOne
40 N1120A : Got tired of Finland huh? Anyway, I was responding to what someone said about a USAirways plane looking worn on the inside.
41 Jmc757 : Regards the Monarch 757s, dont they have a record holder in their fleet? Either the highest time, or highest cycles? Not sure what the problem is with
42 Leigh pilgrim : 'Regards the Monarch 757s, dont they have a record holder in their fleet? Either the highest time, or highest cycles?' I think its G-MONC, its spent m
43 Post contains links and images SignalOne : Hello, Today's history lesson is about G-MONC: History of G-MONC: 18th off production line. 25/04/1983 Monarch Airlines G-MONC 09/11/1988 Lineas Aére
44 A321fly : It is a piece of history but it looks like new with the current livery applied.
45 ThomasCook : Hi, MyTravel Airways UK are using 2 A330s from Scandinavia - a -200 for long haul and a -300 for European legs. They are also leasing 4 A320-200s from
46 Post contains images SignalOne : Thanks for your reply Craig, that has settled a few things! Thanks Ryan SignalOne
47 FBWless : What regs for the 330s?
48 Post contains links ThomasCook : Hi, The two A330s will be: OY-VKF (-200) OY-VKG (-300) Regards ThomasCook
49 Post contains images Gkirk : G-MONC also had an incident on landing iN GIB a few years back
50 A321fly : That was G-CSJS anyway.
51 Jmc757 : I remember G-MONC being bent in Gibraltar! Apparently Boeing were very interested in the incident as it was one of the most utilised 757s around. Sinc
52 A321fly : I know that was a really strange incident.
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