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Thomson Airways (UK) - "Live The Dreamliner"  
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 39371 times:

Thought you may be interested in this.

http://www.livethedreamliner.co.uk/index.html

Thomson is the UK launch customer for the Boeing 787  


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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1320 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 39073 times:

Awesome TUI logo on the start page, they should put that on their aircrafts.   


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User currently offlinegilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3010 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 39032 times:

Says the website is unavailable till 1pm UK time...

When are they due to arrive Thomson's fleet?

Good to see they are continuing their long history with Boeing as being a launch customer, like they were with the 737-200 and 767-200....

Giles


User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 38849 times:

They had an advert here on a.net yesterday. All it said was "First UK airline to fly the 787" or something similar, then didnt bother to say who they actually were!

A waste of an advert!



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User currently offlinejamies80085 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 38599 times:

http://news.cheapflights.co.uk/2010/...ys-prepares-for-dreamliner-launch/

just found that article about it. it indicates delivery for this year, but no operational requirement for them until 2012. how so?



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User currently offlinePlainplane From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 837 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 38528 times:

I guess I can look forward to seeing them at SFB! 

User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2898 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 38231 times:

The first one is apparenty due in April 2011 ready for the Summer 2011 season commencing in May 2011. Whether that's still the case or delivery is still scheduled for then, I've not heard anything recently. TOM are getting airframe 46.

Darren



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User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1038 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 38095 times:

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 1):
Awesome TUI logo on the start page, they should put that on their aircraft

They would look great in Britannia livery instead of this vile blue rubbish they have now.



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User currently offlineoverloaduk From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2009, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 38032 times:

It says: Time of arrival 1pm, 15 July 2010 does this mean that ZA003 is going to MAN or another airport after farnborough??

User currently offlinejamies80085 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 37975 times:

Quoting overloaduk (Reply 8):

i was thinking this. i know ZA003 is supposed to flypast rolls at derby next week. but i am not sure what day the deamliner arrives in the uk.



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User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 37891 times:

Quoting overloaduk (Reply 8):
It says: Time of arrival 1pm, 15 July 2010 does this mean that ZA003 is going to MAN or another airport after farnborough??
Quoting jamies80085 (Reply 9):
i was thinking this. i know ZA003 is supposed to flypast rolls at derby next week. but i am not sure what day the deamliner arrives in the uk.

I think it means the time the site will open properly, its still currently under construction  

Jordan



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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 37849 times:
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Quoting dazbo5 (Reply 6):
The first one is apparenty due in April 2011 ready for the Summer 2011 season commencing in May 2011. Whether that's still the case or delivery is still scheduled for then, I've not heard anything recently. TOM are getting airframe 46.

From their press-release today, the first commercial service with the 787 for Thomson Airways will be January 2012.


User currently offlinegilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3010 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 37619 times:

Would be great if the 787 paid a visit to Luton where Thomson Airways are based...

This has happened previously with the launch of the 757-200 and 767-200/300/400 on promotional flights around the world!


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 37570 times:

It'll be interesting to see what they have planned for the interior (though I can't imagine it being anything particularly special!)

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 1):
Awesome TUI logo on the start page, they should put that on their aircrafts.

YES!


User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24923 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 36750 times:

Quoting Crosswind (Reply 11):
From their press-release today, the first commercial service with the 787 for Thomson Airways will be January 2012.

Will this a/c allow for the likes of NCL-CUN and BRS-CUN to be flown nonstop, rather than via MAN?



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User currently offlinewexfordflyer From Ireland, joined Jun 2009, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 36545 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 14):

Will this a/c allow for the likes of NCL-CUN and BRS-CUN to be flown nonstop, rather than via MAN?

Unlikely. They do these flights via MAN for demand reasons. The 767 could easily fly NCL-CUN but they wouldn't have enough demand to fill it.



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User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24923 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 36502 times:

Quoting wexfordflyer (Reply 15):
The 767 could easily fly NCL-CUN but they wouldn't have enough demand to fill it.

Nope, the 767 cannot do NCL-CUN nonstop due runway restrictions at NCL. MON 330 couldn't do it either.



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User currently offlineEXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 36348 times:

Exactly the same at BRS - the runway is too short, hence the aircraft depart weight limited. Even egypt and canaries charters have problems sometimes on the 737s and A320s for similar reasons.


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User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24923 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 36271 times:

Quoting EXTspotter (Reply 17):

MyTravel/Airtours A320s often had to stop at MME, on NCL-LCA/PFS flights depending on runway used....and MME is shorter than NCL. Believe this was down to airline procedures



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User currently offlinejohruk From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 34446 times:

Quoting EXTspotter (Reply 17):
Exactly the same at BRS - the runway is too short, hence the aircraft depart weight limited. Even egypt and canaries charters have problems sometimes on the 737s and A320s for similar reasons.

Really? Do you mean they have had to stop en-route? or they are weight restricted before they start?

I am sure if CO can fly BRS-EWR direct for 7+ hours, with a full load, then a shorter hop to SSH, Canaries etc would be no problem.

Oh, and just to stand up for BRS (as I do!) there have been a few instances were the SFB flight has gone direct non stop on a 767, plus the occasional cruise charter has operated to BGI without a problem (OK so there were possibly less pax on the latter) so, I am sure the runway is fine....Now a A330-200 to DXB.... thats a whole other story.  


User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2292 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 34329 times:

There is a big difference between 170 pax on a 757 for 7 hours and 300 on a A330 for 11 hrs

User currently offlineextspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 34144 times:

Johruk - I mean weight restricted. When XL used to do a lot of charters out to egypt on 738s, the weights on fuel were high to make it and the fact it was high density seating didn't help. In order to take off with the high weight (MTOW a lot of the time AFAIK) the entire runway from piano keys almost to piano keys was used as to reduce fuel burn to insure the aircraft could make it. I've heard it was similar on hteir other flights plus other charters suffered similar problems on their smaller types (not 757).


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User currently offlinegkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24923 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 34140 times:

Quoting BY738 (Reply 20):
There is a big difference between 170 pax on a 757 for 7 hours and 300 on a A330 for 11 hrs

Or 130 pax on a 757 in the case of BRS-EWR   



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User currently offlinejohruk From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 34086 times:

Quoting gkirk (Reply 22):
Or 130 pax on a 757 in the case of BRS-EWR

There has sometimes been more....!  

It is a shame they are ending the route, but I guess with LHR down the road and a new 5th service they had to get the aircraft from somewhere..

It would be nice to see the 787 at BRS as I remember FC (before the merger with Thomson) were keen to look at longhaul charter routes ex BRS...Let see if they keep their word!

Quoting extspotter (Reply 21):
Johruk - I mean weight restricted

Just wanted to check, as I was racking my brain to see if anyone of my customers had had a diversion on a flight ex BRS in the past 8 years I have been sending people from there...Lets hope the 787 might open a new world of oppertunities for us in the SW!!


User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2292 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 34044 times:

I suspect bigger markets will see them first BHX, MAN, GLA

25 gkirk : IIRC, TOM long haul isn't really that big at GLA, certainly compared to Thomas Cook anyway. I'd imagine BHX, MAN and LGW will see based 787s with 787
26 Post contains links and images MYT332 : Well in true Dreamliner style, it's late.....
27 BY738 : As the original poster is comparing ex BRS, in terms of destinations offered -the longhaul offering ex GLA are significantly larger ( 6 versus 2). EMA
28 speedbird9 : Thanks i thought i was the only one and started to panic> :p any idea when it will resume? Thanks Speedbird9
29 johruk : But it was my understanding that the 787 was also an aircraft that could/would open up more regional flying, from the point of view that it could ope
30 MYT332 : It's probably just a small IT issue. The tech guys will probably be rushing about trying to sort it now. Could and would. That's basically it really.
31 Post contains images gordonsmall : Don't be silly! You work in IT, and when have you EVER seen a bunch of IT guys 'rushing' to get anything done? Oh dear, getting grumpy in your old ag
32 Burkhard : Looks like a late 50 Aeroflot logo, don't like it.
33 Post contains images MYT332 : Ok fine, you do make a good point. The poor guy in charge has probably been summoned to some all important managers office who has a busted windows p
34 Post contains links Sketty222 : The site now states its going to be ready in 23 Days 9hrs and 40 mins http://www.livethedreamliner.co.uk/index.html
35 Post contains images gordonsmall : Once again, your foolishness known no bounds! The very idea that the aviation industry could possibly afford to procure my services is, quite frankly
36 Post contains links BMIFlyer : Hmm, looks like they had server issues earlier, check out the message at the moment..... http://dreamliner.thomson.co.uk/
37 Post contains images MYT332 : Your services in themselves are laughable one thinks. If they needed a lazy-arsed Scotsman to pretend to work they could just hire Nighthawk for half
38 Post contains images gordonsmall : But he's not even half as good as me, therefore I provide a better return on investment regardless of the cost! Unlike the Dreamliner, and it's assoc
39 Post contains links and images BMIFlyer : Website is working now http://dreamliner.thomson.co.uk/
40 MYT332 : Seaking of which, Thomson site is now online and I have to say it's quite a let down. The only useful thing I found on there is that the plane will f
41 Daleaholic : Thomson's 767's transit through MAN from the likes of NCL and BRS. Dispatched one yesterday. NCL-MAN-CUN. Stopped in MAN for about an hour and a half.
42 BMIFlyer : AKC, DPE, AKE, RKN, ALP, ALF, DQF, AAP
43 wexfordflyer : Oops!! My apologies.
44 Vasu : How disappointing! There's practically nothing of any interest on that website whatsoever!
45 tcxdegsy : First Choice Airways were going to be the first, when they ordered a few some years ago, so it's really just an update for the correct airline name
46 NZdsgnr : all that hype for a website with... nothing really
47 sonyvaio : You can look at all this stuff on wikipedia or just google it ! What a let down Thomson Airways! I was wanting to see a new colour scheme . I would li
48 BY738 : Thomson had also ordered some (albeit after FCA)
49 Post contains links oly720man : Scotland to South America in 3 years time, perhaps. http://www.scotsman.com/news/39Super...pected-to-link-Scotland.6426310.jp IT is the future of flig
50 Post contains links Crosswind : Just thought you may be interested that Thomson Airways have unveiled their plans for the Boeing 787 interiors, as part of their joint campaign with B
51 Post contains links and images Vasu : View Large View MediumPhoto © Marvin Meinel Could it be that the livery on that Belgian TUI jet is something of a 'test'?
52 Post contains links and images Crosswind : Hmmm... That could be interesting! Regards
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