Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question  
User currently offlineFCA787 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 19 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 12276 times:

Please correct me if I am wrong but Thomas Cook has two A330 for long haul operations does anyone know what days of the week they go to diffferent
destinations eg Monday it might be CUN, Tuesday it might be HOG etc, from both MAN and LGW. Do the aircraft have any 'rest' days?

What happends if a aircraft goes Tech is their much room for error in the Aircrafts schedule?.

Cheers

25 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineTCXDegsy From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 12212 times:

This probably doesn't help, but the best way to get schedule info is from the TC Tropical Shores brochure.

Summer schedules are more intense than Winter, so I doubt there are many rest days... more like hours!

However, TCX get a 3rd A330 this Winter, and #1 & #2 are due their major overhaul before next Summer, so all three wont be in combined operation until May 07.



next flights: BA1441 0566 0581 1446 EDI-LHR-MXP-LHR-EDI
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 12208 times:

Quoting TCXDegsy (Reply 1):

Where are they getting the 3rd A330 from?

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 12114 times:

Its brand new isn't it?

User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6716 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 12098 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 2):
Where are they getting the 3rd A330 from?

It's a new frame. G-TCXA (msn 795) is due for delivery on November 19.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineCY319 From Cyprus, joined Apr 2006, 396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 12098 times:

Do these A330s have personal IFE systems and premium cabin?


wanna be travel buddies ,sex buddies .. or both ?
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6716 posts, RR: 77
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 12085 times:

Quoting CY319 (Reply 5):
Do these A330s have personal IFE systems and premium cabin?

PTVs on board:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Justin Wood - Woof Photography




There's indeed a premium cabin (C45Y309 layout):

http://www.thomascookairlines.co.uk/Boeing_A330.htm


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineVanguard From Solomon Islands, joined Feb 2004, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 12051 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):

http://www.thomascookairlines.co.uk/Boeing_A330.htm

So Boeing make an A330 too....!!!!


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6716 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 12041 times:

Quoting Vanguard (Reply 7):
So Boeing make an A330 too....!!!!

At least it says "A330" on the seat map, while they have invented "B187" for a B757...

http://www.thomascookairlines.co.uk/Boeing_187_187.htm


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 11944 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):
At least it says "A330" on the seat map, while they have invented "B187" for a B757...

Well its just to distinguish between the two different seating configurations TCX have, B187 = the 752 with 187 seats, their standard number of seats in a 752 is 235.

Mark



Take a ride...fly across the sky
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6716 posts, RR: 77
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 11943 times:

Quoting Demoose (Reply 9):

Well its just to distinguish between the two different seating configurations TCX have, B187 = the 752 with 187 seats, their standard number of seats in a 752 is 235.

I'm actually aware of that...


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineSpeedbird19 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 449 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 11918 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):
It's a new frame. G-TCXA (msn 795) is due for delivery on November 19.

This is due in MAN on the 19th. Looking forward to seeing it finally!



Planeprincess
User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 11849 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 10):
I'm actually aware of that...

Well you should have said then  Wink



Take a ride...fly across the sky
User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 11847 times:

Here she is doing a series of test flights before delivery, wearing test reg F-WWKR but will be G-TCXA, 'XA' is visiable on the nose gear well door.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Terence Li



Mark



Retrofitted Blended Winglets - The Future Is On The Wing
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 11818 times:

First time I see a 3-3-3 seat config on A332.

Micke//   bigthumbsup 

[Edited 2006-11-07 21:49:37]


Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 11816 times:

Quoting Vanguard (Reply 7):
So Boeing make an A330 too....!!!!

Not only the A330...
http://www.thomascookairlines.co.uk/Boeing_A320.htm

Adam


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 11760 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

Why is this one registered TCXA, why not carry on following the JMC reg.

Do they have any more on order (not just 330)

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineThomsonfly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 229 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 11737 times:

Hi
I worked for Thomas Cook Airlines all this Summer and the 332's do have rest days- more often than I would have thought before working with them. Obviously based in MAN and LGW, the third's operations have yet to be finalized but were going to just support the normal current winter program and then have ops of its own from Summer 07. Rumours of airports like NCL and GLA seeing one, but don't think this was a based scheme, just operational flights. I'm working elsewhere for the winter so that's all I knew guys!

Mark


User currently offlineTCXDegsy From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11662 times:

Quoting Thomsonfly (Reply 17):
I worked for Thomas Cook Airlines all this Summer and the 332's do have rest days- more often than I would have thought before working with them. Obviously based in MAN and LGW, the third's operations have yet to be finalized but were going to just support the normal current winter program and then have ops of its own from Summer 07. Rumours of airports like NCL and GLA seeing one, but don't think this was a based scheme, just operational flights. I'm working elsewhere for the winter so that's all I knew guys!

I was on a MAN-CCC TCX route in June, and got chatting to the crew as I too worked for Cooks (not the airline though). They were led to believe the additional A330 would be used to service some Caribbean routes which TC Tour Ops have to charter Monarch and XL to serve for them. In addition, it had been rumoured there were east-bound routes being considered, with Dubai being rumoured! I do believe TCX would do well to add some A330 services from Glasgow for Summer to Caribbean, Florida, etc.



next flights: BA1441 0566 0581 1446 EDI-LHR-MXP-LHR-EDI
User currently offlineBoysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 935 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11656 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
PTVs on board:

So TCX beats LH to this feat! discuss..........


User currently offlineTCXDegsy From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11652 times:

I always get the impression that the UK is ahead of most other countries when it comes to their airlines installing PVT's, etc, etc. Let's face it, even AC and some other US airlines are just getting around to that!


next flights: BA1441 0566 0581 1446 EDI-LHR-MXP-LHR-EDI
User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11551 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 16):
Why is this one registered TCXA, why not carry on following the JMC reg.

Do they have any more on order (not just 330)

Its registered G-TCXA as its Thomas Cook now not JMC. Same reason why A320 G-TCKE, and 757 G-TCBA are registered in that way, as they were delivered when Thomas Cook was the name above the door and not JMC.

Think another 757 is planned soon from First Choice, after they return it to lessor, same as what happened with G-OOOY (G-TCBA).

Mark

[Edited 2006-11-08 17:40:39]


Retrofitted Blended Winglets - The Future Is On The Wing
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11546 times:

Is the new aircraft going to have the same interior as the others? Or will it be a different type?

User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11515 times:

The TCX 330 operates to the following destinations from MAN during the summer timetable (1st May to 31st Oct)


  • Monday- CUN
  • Tuesday- POP
  • Wednesday- Day off
  • Thursday- CCC
  • Friday- YVR
  • Saturday- SFB
  • Sunday- YYC/YVR


In the winter they operate to different destinations, including BGI (tuesdays and fridays) and VRA/HOG.

Matt


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6716 posts, RR: 77
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11443 times:

Quoting Boysteve (Reply 19):

So TCX beats LH to this feat! discuss..........

Almost any carrier beats LH to this feat...  Wink


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 25, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 11400 times:

Last time i checked (which was about 3 months ago), this is how they will operate next summer:

Monday Manchester-Cancun
Monday Gatwick-Varadero
Monday Gatwick-Puerto Plata
Tuesday Manchester-Punta Cana
Tuesday Gatwick-Cayo Coco
Wednesday Manchester-Holguin
Wednesday Manchester-Puerto Plata
Thursday Gatwick-Calgary
Thursday Manchester-Cayo Coco
Thursday Manchester-Sanford
Friday Manchester-Varadero
Friday Manchester-Vancouver
Friday Gatwick-Sanford
Saturday Gatwick-Calgary
Saturday Manchester-Sanford
Sunday Manchester-Calgary
Sunday Gatwick-Holguin
Sunday Gatwick-Cancun

Charter programs do chop and change, especially this far in advance, so don't take that as 100% accurate.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Thomas Cook Airlines UK posted Sat Aug 5 2006 02:54:27 by Cosmic
Thomas Cook Airlines - The "187" Seat B752s? posted Tue Jun 7 2005 12:49:47 by Ryanair737
Thomas Cook Airlines Awards - The Winners! posted Thu Mar 31 2005 12:29:38 by Gkirk
Thomas Cook 757-200s Question posted Thu Feb 10 2005 11:12:01 by Gkirk
Thomas Cook Airlines posted Mon Aug 2 2004 11:42:57 by GKirk
Thomas Cook Airlines Contact posted Sat Jun 12 2004 20:25:47 by Topjet330
Thomas Cook Airlines, OO-TCC posted Fri May 28 2004 01:33:19 by N685FE
Thomas Cook Airlines (Germany) Changes To Condor! posted Thu May 27 2004 03:48:11 by Delta777Jet
Is Condor Now Thomas Cook Airlines.... posted Fri Dec 5 2003 23:39:52 by Richardw
Thomas Cook Airlines - What Do They Fly? posted Mon Oct 13 2003 13:42:40 by CHRISBA777ER
Thomas Cook Airlines posted Mon Aug 2 2004 11:42:57 by GKirk
Thomas Cook Airlines Contact posted Sat Jun 12 2004 20:25:47 by Topjet330
Thomas Cook Airlines, OO-TCC posted Fri May 28 2004 01:33:19 by N685FE
Thomas Cook Airlines (Germany) Changes To Condor! posted Thu May 27 2004 03:48:11 by Delta777Jet