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TCX073K 7th July MAN - CCC  
User currently offlineBritannia191A From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Hi
I am on TCX073K as per the subject heading. A few questions.

1. What is the standard or usual flight routing
2. What is the ETOPS range and diversion airports on route.
3. I havent booked any meals or seats, is it worth doing booking the meals just feeding up at Manchester in the new Exclusive lounge and is it worth upgrading the seats or is there not much difference.
4. Does anyone know the load factor for this flight yet.
5. Do i need to book seating together or if I arrive at the airport for 0900 for a 12:10 departure will that be okay to get seating togther.

Cheers

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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5991 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

Quoting Britannia191A (Thread starter):
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/T...K/history/20100623/1120Z/EGCC/MUHG

Should give you an idea of the routing. I assume that the Azores and Bermuda are used as diversion airports.


User currently offlineplanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

Quoting Britannia191A (Thread starter):
4. Does anyone know the load factor for this flight yet.

A charter flight in the middle of Summer, almost certainly close to 100%.

Quoting Britannia191A (Thread starter):
3. I havent booked any meals or seats, is it worth doing booking the meals just feeding up at Manchester in the new Exclusive lounge and is it worth upgrading the seats or is there not much difference.

They are using the ex-MYT A330s on the Caribbean routes which have 33" of legroom, so there is plenty of space in economy.

Quoting Britannia191A (Thread starter):
5. Do i need to book seating together or if I arrive at the airport for 0900 for a 12:10 departure will that be okay to get seating togther.

Obviously it depends how big your party is, but yes three hours in advance should be plenty of time to get seats together.


User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

Quoting Britannia191A (Thread starter):
I am on TCX073K as per the subject heading. A few questions.

Then you aren't going to CCC as you said. TCX073K goes to HOG. If you are going to CCC then you want TCX174K. I took that flight on a TCX 332 way back in 2004.

Quoting planesarecool (Reply 2):
They are using the ex-MYT A330s on the Caribbean routes which have 33" of legroom, so there is plenty of space in economy.

His flight looks to be a 325 seat A330. Have they reconfigred any aircraft lately, I'm a bit out of touch? I know the MYT ones had the downstairs toilets too, they were quite novel.

[Edited 2010-06-30 09:38:29]


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User currently offlineplanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

Quoting MYT332 (Reply 3):
His flight looks to be a 325 seat A330. Have they reconfigred any aircraft lately, I'm a bit out of touch? I know the MYT ones had the downstairs toilets too, they were quite novel.

The ex-TCX (pre-merger) A330s have, I believe, been reconfigured into a high density configuration and operate short/medium haul flights as well as those to Canada. The ex-MYT machines are in a more spacious layout with 33" of legroom and generally do the Caribbean, Las Vegas and the regular Florida flights. They also have an A330-300 leased from Thomas Cook Scandinavia which is operating a series of extra Sanford flights from LGW, GLA and MAN over the 'high' season.


User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Quoting planesarecool (Reply 4):
The ex-TCX (pre-merger) A330s have, I believe, been reconfigured into a high density configuration and operate short/medium haul flights as well as those to Canada. The ex-MYT machines are in a more spacious layout with 33" of legroom and generally do the Caribbean, Las Vegas and the regular Florida flights

Well I didn't realise that. So that makes G-OJMB/OJMC/TCXA the reconfigured aircraft if you're indeed correct. Interesting really, they were the newer build machines.



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User currently offlineplanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Quoting MYT332 (Reply 5):
So that makes G-OJMB/OJMC/TCXA the reconfigured aircraft if you're indeed correct. Interesting really, they were the newer build machines.

I know they planned to reconfigure at least one aircraft for this Summer, but all three are dedicated to (and rotate between) short haul and Canada flights, so must all be in the same configuration. Interestingly, although Glasgow has its own (ex-MYT) A330 based, a high density aircraft positions in every Wednesday to operate the Vancouver flights. Together with the regular LGW-GLA-YYC flight, there are two A330 flights every Wednesday throughout the Summer season from Glasgow, neither of which use the based aircraft.


User currently offlinespeedbird19 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 449 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

OY-VKI has been re-configured to an all economy config for the summer.


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User currently offlinetopjet330 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

The whole A330 fleet goes to economy only from next Summer anyway but in 33" seat pitch. Its a shame actually XA got took off Long Haul as this had the better seats and entertainment IMHO.

By the Way you wont be able to select seats at check in as they are done via "computer" the night before and are not changeable.


User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

That's an interesting compromise with this all economy layout. Better than most scheduled carriers in economy with regards to seat pitch but utterly lacking if you're after something a bit more exclusive. Still, I guess they've done their maths and know what is performing and what will make them money in the immediate future.


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User currently offlinebritannia191a From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

Quoting MYT332 (Reply 3):
Then you aren't going to CCC as you said. TCX073K goes to HOG. If you are going to CCC then you want TCX174K. I took that flight on a TCX 332 way back in 2004.

Sorry I got the incorrect airport code it is TCX073K going into HOG not CCC

Quoting topjet330 (Reply 8):
By the Way you wont be able to select seats at check in as they are done via "computer" the night before and are not changeable.

Thank you I will ring up. Really helpful thanks


User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

Quoting MYT332 (Reply 9):

I believe the change is due to the new tax on more expensive seats shall we say...



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User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 11):
I believe the change is due to the new tax on more expensive seats shall we say...

So I guess the market for TCX was flakey and they couldn't foresee anybody wanting to pay any more?



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User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Quoting MYT332 (Reply 12):

Possibly, I've read elsewhere that all charter airlines are taking away the premium seats on their long haul a/c



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User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 13):
Possibly, I've read elsewhere that all charter airlines are taking away the premium seats on their long haul a/c

That's no good! Still, there is VS.



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User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

Quoting MYT332 (Reply 14):

Aye, and Jet2 if they start longhaul   



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