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Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?  
User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6143 times:

I have seen somewhere that Thomas Cook has gotten rid of half the A330 fleet, and that G-OJMB, G-OJMC and G-TCXA were going to TS. Have they actually gone to Canada now and have they been painted up in to the TS new livery? One more question is have they all been given new reg's yet, couldn't see anything on airfleets.net about that.


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User currently offlinetribird1011 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6064 times:

G-TCXA has become C-GTSJ. Not sure if it's operational yet or not (was supposed to enter service on Dec. 15)

Not sure which is the second one (either JMB or JMC) will become C-GTSI, and should be currently in AUH for pre-delivery maintenance. It should arrive in Canada before the end of the year, possibly before Christmas, but not sure.

I wasn't aware that Transat was getting 3 A330's, I thought it was only 2, so for the third, unless someone knows more, we'll have to wait and see!!


User currently offlinebmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5976 times:

C-GTSI (G-OJMB) & C-GTSJ (G-TCXA) have been delivered,

G-OJMC I believe is to be withdrawn sometime in January, and due for Air Transat before the start of the summer season.


User currently offlineacelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 846 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5833 times:

Since Thomas Cook seem to be downsizing the fleet a bit, with a 767 or two also going to Condor there must be a few spare pilots/crew with no work?


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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5641 times:

Quoting tribird1011 (Reply 1):
G-TCXA has become C-GTSJ. Not sure if it's operational yet or not (was supposed to enter service on Dec. 15)

Not sure which is the second one (either JMB or JMC) will become C-GTSI, and should be currently in AUH for pre-delivery maintenance. It should arrive in Canada before the end of the year, possibly before Christmas, but not sure.

I wasn't aware that Transat was getting 3 A330's, I thought it was only 2, so for the third, unless someone knows more, we'll have to wait and see!!

Interesting! G-TCXA or C-GTSJ what its now known looks very smart in the new TS livery, just saw a pic after typing the new reg on here.

Yeah they are defiently getting 3 ex TCX birds.

Im glad at least the TCX A332's have gone to TS, because that i'll still see the aircraft come into LGW now and again soon as I have been on JMB and JMC.

Quoting bmibaby737 (Reply 2):
C-GTSI (G-OJMB) & C-GTSJ (G-TCXA) have been delivered,

G-OJMC I believe is to be withdrawn sometime in January, and due for Air Transat before the start of the summer season.

I see thanks for the info!

Quoting acelanzarote (Reply 3):
Since Thomas Cook seem to be downsizing the fleet a bit, with a 767 or two also going to Condor there must be a few spare pilots/crew with no work?

Quite a few airlines here have been downgrading the fleets, I hope the pilots and crew are able to get other jobs!

Here is former G-TCXA in the new TS livery.

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Photo © Gary Claridge-king



[Edited 2011-12-21 12:06:39]


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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5576 times:

Just found out that G-OJMB has a new reg which is C-GTSI.


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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8145 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5497 times:

Every A330 means one less A310, even if there is some overlap. I urge you, please trust me on this, to book a ride on one of Air Transat's A310s while you can, cos when they're gone, they're gone. The A310 is a fascinating product, not a big seller, especially compared to what came after, and a small aeroplane for a widebody, it's barely long enough to have a straight section of fuselage before it tapers again; like a little football bobbing along. Was great for small airlines, especially in the developing world, to replace 707s and get their first widebody, eg Kenya Airways, Somali Airways, Cyprus Airways, CSA, MEA, Sudan Airways et al. Now it's almost entirely extinct. If you want, you can fly it with PIA or Biman, but these can be difficult destinations for politics and visas (Pakistan), or a general lack of tourism (Bangladesh - although I was there at the weekend for a DC-10 ride and had a great time).

I posted something similar in another thread so forgive me for the deja vu; but this thread about more second-hand A330s joining TS is another reminder that the clock is ticking. Fly Air Transat A310 across the Atlantic in 2012 - what could be nicer than a spring weekend in Toronto or Montreal, or if you're already on that side of the pond, London, Marseille or Lisbon? See you onboard the flying football!



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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5457 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 6):
Every A330 means one less A310, even if there is some overlap. I urge you, please trust me on this, to book a ride on one of Air Transat's A310s while you can, cos when they're gone, they're gone. The A310 is a fascinating product, not a big seller, especially compared to what came after, and a small aeroplane for a widebody, it's barely long enough to have a straight section of fuselage before it tapers again; like a little football bobbing along. Was great for small airlines, especially in the developing world, to replace 707s and get their first widebody, eg Kenya Airways, Somali Airways, Cyprus Airways, CSA, MEA, Sudan Airways et al. Now it's almost entirely extinct. If you want, you can fly it with PIA or Biman, but these can be difficult destinations for politics and visas (Pakistan), or a general lack of tourism (Bangladesh - although I was there at the weekend for a DC-10 ride and had a great time).

I posted something similar in another thread so forgive me for the deja vu; but this thread about more second-hand A330s joining TS is another reminder that the clock is ticking. Fly Air Transat A310 across the Atlantic in 2012 - what could be nicer than a spring weekend in Toronto or Montreal, or if you're already on that side of the pond, London, Marseille or Lisbon? See you onboard the flying football!

The flying football, I like that name!   Yes I would love to go on a TS A310. By the way, G-OJMB became C-GTSI today which was a former A310 reg. Interesting post, thanks.

[Edited 2011-12-21 14:12:27]


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User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5330 times:

Am keeping an eye on the LGW summer schedules as there is one TS A310 per week on LGW-

[Edited 2011-12-21 16:22:21]

User currently offlinempsrent From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5261 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 6):
Fly Air Transat A310 across the Atlantic in 2012 - what could be nicer than a spring weekend in Toronto or Montreal, or if you're already on that side of the pond, London, Marseille or Lisbon? See you onboard the flying football!

.....or Manchester.

I've been on TS A310's many times from Toronto to Manchester or vice versa. What a unique plane, a mini wdebody.


User currently offlineairman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 975 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5246 times:

did they keep the lavs downstairs or did they reconfig the entire plane?


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User currently offlinefly2yyz From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1046 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4826 times:

Lavs were downstairs on a 330!?

User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2921 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4754 times:

Quoting airman99o (Reply 10):
did they keep the lavs downstairs or did they reconfig the entire plane?

It's only the former Airtours / My Travel A332's that have the lavs downstairs, and these are the 3 that remain in the TCX fleet (G-OMYT, G-MDBD & G-MLJL). The 3 originally delivered to TCX, that have (are) gone to TS have the standard lavs on the main deck. C-GTSI (ex G-OJMB) left MAN for Montreal on 21st December. C-GTSJ (G-TCXA) went on 20th November.

Quoting fly2yyz (Reply 11):
Lavs were downstairs on a 330!?

Stairs leading from the main deck to the downstairs lavatory area (onboard G-MDBD)


downstairs lavatory area (onboard G-MDBD)

It's not just the A380 and 747 that are twin decks!!

Darren

[Edited 2011-12-24 03:18:26]


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User currently offlineflybehubby From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4721 times:

Quoting airman99o (Reply 10):
did they keep the lavs downstairs or did they reconfig the entire plane?

No lavs downstairs (LDL) on the former JMC spec aircraft only the former MYT ones.



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User currently offlinebmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4634 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 5):
Just found out that G-OJMB has a new reg which is C-GTSI.

Didn't read my post then?

Quoting bmibaby737 (Reply 2):
C-GTSI (G-OJMB) & C-GTSJ (G-TCXA) have been delivered,


User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

Quoting bmibaby737 (Reply 14):

Didn't read my post then?

Oops sorry!   



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User currently offlinefly2yyz From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1046 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4333 times:

With the withdrawl of the A310s.... VIE and HAM looks like they have been cancelled for next summer!  

User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3894 times:

C-GTSJ A332 (ex-G-TCXA) has just gone over (slightly to the South of) LHR at FL360 operating TSC111 (CDG-YUL), so that aircraft is definitely in service.


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