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User currently offlineSergy2k From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 63 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 953 times:

Saw on a website that jmc have two A330 being delivered in Oct this year and another next year.
Any thoughts on this from other members?

They would sure look nice in the jmc colours!

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User currently offlineBA-747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 907 times:

JMC is the worst airline for service reliability and overall those JMC colours are the ugliest in the uk!

User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2603 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 905 times:
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JMC's A330-200s will be delivered in a 2-class layout, in common with other UK charter airlines' long-haul aircraft.

The A330s will also have a PTV in every seat like Airtours' A330s.

Hope JMC's A330s look better than the B757-300 does in their livery, like the 757-300 but it doesn't look good in JMC colours!

The aircraft will be leased from CIT Group;
G-OJMA c/n [427] Is due November 2001
G-OJMC c/n [456] Is due March 2002

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 893 times:

'A sight for sore eyes'

Thats exactly what I have to say about their ugly colour scheme.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 882 times:

I take it 2 of the 3 will be LGW based and the other MAN based or the other way round? Or 1 each at MAN and LGW, and the other going through different airports each day, eg NCL,GLA,BHX etc.


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User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 862 times:

They fly B757/200-300, so why don't take B767/300er o 400er that can be use by the same pilot??


User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2603 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 851 times:
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GKirk,
JMC only have 2 A330s on order! The first will be delivered in November, the second in March 2002. One based LGW, the other based MAN.

Airblue,
JMC did look at the B767-400ER, and the -400ERX. The -400ER does not have sufficient range to carry a full load of passengers non-stop from the UK to Florida, Mexico and the Carribbean, especially under adverse conditions, or from shorter runways such as Birmingham or Newcastle. They were however interested in the -400ERX, but there was still uncertainty around that programme when they ordered the A330, and the A330 offered much earlier deliveries. Since the B767-400ERX has been cancelled, looks like JMC made the right choice...


User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 836 times:

Thanks Crosswind,

I don't live in UK, so I didn't know about the shorter runways in Birmingham and Newcastle and I forgot they operate also A320 so they can use with a short training their pilots on the A332.

A332 is good, but if they use a economy layout 2+4+2 is better than a 3+3+3, expecially on long-haul.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 834 times:

A330's and B763s are the perfect a/c for long-haul flights from NCL,BHX,GLA etc.
Oh well, read somewhere 3 but guess I was wrong. Do you know if the A330 will fly from NCL in JMC colours?



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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2603 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 828 times:
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Sorry,
Next year JMC will only fly the A330 out of LGW/MAN/GLA. JMC Holidays have bought NCL-SFB seats from Airtours.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 821 times:

ok, no BHX next year? Mmm...so lets see, NCL-MCO BY 763, NCL-SFB AMM 763,AIH A330, MON A330. Any more perhaps.


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