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First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight  
User currently offlineBendewire From UK - England, joined May 2011, 50 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 15554 times:

Hopefully not duplicating, but Thomson Airways first 787 revenue flight LGW - MAH on Friday 21st June

[Edited 2013-06-16 15:14:38]

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User currently offlinerj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1753 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 15552 times:
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OK, the topic makes it sound like it's BA's first revenue flight, not Thompson.Suggest title change.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 2, posted (10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 15519 times:

Quoting Bendewire (Thread starter):
LGW - MAH on Friday 24th June

Friday 21st June.


Dan  



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User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 15514 times:
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Quoting rj777 (Reply 1):
the topic makes it sound like it's BA's first revenue flight

Err...no. Perhaps people should realise BA's full name is British Airways and not British.


User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 582 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 15350 times:

Yeah in the US British Airways or BA is often called British Air. I hate that actually (no offence). It seems to be the case often with many airlines. If often heard Turkish Air, Japan Air and Virgin Air.

Good luck to Thomson, they are gonna need it on the MRU and HKT runs I think, that will be a challenge.


User currently offlineBendewire From UK - England, joined May 2011, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 15037 times:

Title change duly done, but my point was it is the first UK registered 787 revenue flight which is somewhat a milestone without Richard Branson, MOL or Willie Walsh being plastered across the news channels or other media

User currently offlineAPYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14397 times:

Good Luck TOM. Its been a long time coming. I wish I was off to Menorca on Friday


We'd like to welcome in particular our Executive Club members and those joining us from our Oneworld alliance partners.
User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3204 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 14181 times:

Starts its longhaul out of MAN around 8th July I believe, to SFB or CUN... One or the other.


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User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 13794 times:

They don't fly to Menorca on the 21st according the their website.


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User currently offlineblueshamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 13681 times:

Quoting david_itl (Reply 3):
Err...no. Perhaps people should realise BA's full name is British Airways and not British.

Slightly unfair David.

Many airlines are referred to by just the name part which identifies nationality; American, Turkish, Thai, Singapore...need I go on?

It's a bit arrogant to criticise our international friends for doing the same for our national carrier when, in much the same way, we do the same with theirs.

Rgds



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User currently offlineAPYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 13506 times:

Quoting hotplane (Reply 8):
They don't fly to Menorca on the 21st according the their website

There are two Gatwick - Mahon rotations on the 21st. One still comes up on the website for me so I'm assuming the other is full.



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User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 12510 times:

It just says 'Sorry - we don't fly to that destination the the day you selected' I even emailed Thomson last week but never got a reply.


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User currently offlineThomasCook From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 791 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (10 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 12478 times:

Looking at their MAH-LGW saleable sectors on their website for the 21st, there are 3 flights. Any idea which is the 787?

Thanks
 



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User currently offlinedowntown273 From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 11960 times:

Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 12):
Looking at their MAH-LGW saleable sectors on their website for the 21st, there are 3 flights. Any idea which is the 787?

What's up with airlines not mentioning the aircraft type? I find it very annoying!


User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 11905 times:

Or even the actual flight! I'm buggered if I can find it on their website. MAH-LGW yes, but not the outbound.


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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6604 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 11906 times:

On the First Choice website the 0805 departure is indicated as being flown by Thomson (and there are 4 seats left)

There are other flights at 1350 and 1525.

Last week

Dep 0805 TOM2VD opb G-OOBP, B752
Dep 1340 TOM4566 opb G-TAWN, B738
Dep 1525 TOM4554 opb G-OOBP, B752

I'd imagine that the 787 would replace the 752 rather than the 738 so either the 1st or 3rd that day. Or it may do both, perhaps.



http://www.gatwickairport.com/flights/timetables/charter/

pick the day and destination

http://www.firstchoice.co.uk/fcsun/p...p:908|1592_dafp:LGW_bbfp:AI_dufp:7

click flight details just to the right of the photo



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User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 11771 times:

So it's on the FCA website? That explains it. Thanks!


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User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 11698 times:

Presume it's now full as I'm getting the same old sorry, blah blah blah.


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User currently offlineAPYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 11604 times:

Its doing two LGW-MAHs on Friday


We'd like to welcome in particular our Executive Club members and those joining us from our Oneworld alliance partners.
User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 11381 times:

Just been on the phone to Thomson and apparently it's staff only LGW-MAH 21st June. Somehow I don't believe them.


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User currently offlineAPYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 11306 times:

It certainly isnt staff only. That was last weeks CAA Proving flight


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User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 11104 times:

This is strange. Others on here are saying you can book via First Choice, but I tried but can't. They tell me it's staff only.


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User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 10918 times:

Just found out courtesy of the Gatwick Group that these are the flights on the 21st.

TOM4536 0905 dep to MAH arr as TOM4537
TOM4554 1525 dep to MAH arr as TOM4555

Why they fobbed me off with that 'staff only' guff I don't know. Appears you need to book a 7 holiday etc before the flight on the 21st comes up as an option.



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User currently offlineBendewire From UK - England, joined May 2011, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9337 times:

it is the 08:08Z departure in lieu of the 757

User currently offlineTravelsUK From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9303 times:

For what it's worth I am flying the TOM 787 on Tuesday 25th June LGW - HER, from what I understand this will be the first 787 in to HER, looking forward to it!

Enjoyed 3 flights on QR's 787, the last one the day before they got grounded, so hoping there will be no tech issues or an aircraft switch!

When you go to the Thomson 'Select Your Seat' website it was interesting to note that the premium cabin was not coming up for sale.


User currently offlineAPYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9253 times:

I think its going to HER on Sunday too from Gatwick.


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User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 26, posted (10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7797 times:

Quoting hotplane (Reply 21):
This is strange. Others on here are saying you can book via First Choice, but I tried but can't. They tell me it's staff only.

You can book on the Thomson website. It sometimes helps if you do your search on Kayak and click through from there.

Unfortunately I can't make this Friday (they have seats under £50 back to LGW). Anyone know of any other SH routes/dates over the next month?



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User currently offlineLuftyMatt From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7771 times:

I'm surprised it's not out of MAN, as that's where they've been basing all their training flight from.


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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2820 posts, RR: 2
Reply 28, posted (10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7775 times:

Quoting ManchesterMAN (Reply 26):
Anyone know of any other SH routes/dates over the next month?

21st June:
Gatwick - Mahon (Menorca): TOM4536/7
Gatwick - Mahon (Menorca): TOM4554/5

22nd June:
Gatwick - Palma (Majorca): TOM4600/1
Gatwick - Rhodes: TOM4660/1

23rd June
Gatwick - Heraklion (Crete): TOM4706/7
Gatwick - Enfidha (Tunisia): TOM 612/3

24th June
Gatwick - Dalaman (Turkey): TOM408/9

Darren



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User currently offlinemusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 29, posted (10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6962 times:

so what did I see on Sunday the 16th June? I landed in MAN on LH940 from FRA and a 787 from TOM just took off behind we landed!


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User currently offlinelehovec From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 293 posts, RR: 1
Reply 30, posted (10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5858 times:

Well if you don't mind going for one day trip and not fussed on not being on THE first pax flight, you can fly LGW-MAH with Thomas Cook on 767 in the morning and catch Thomson 787 on the second rotation back to LGW...
All bookable via thomascook and thomson websites. Roughly £100 rtn.

[Edited 2013-06-17 14:45:26]

User currently offlineAPYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (10 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5439 times:

Quoting musapapaya (Reply 29):
so what did I see on Sunday the 16th June? I landed in MAN on LH940 from FRA and a 787 from TOM just took off behind we landed!

A Training Flight to either Doncaster, Prestwick, Shannon, Newquay, Cardiff, Ostend or a PR flight to Hanover probably.



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User currently offlineairevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 32, posted (10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5182 times:

Could anyone with access please check if the flight to Palma this saturday is still a 787? I am about to book it and it would be too disappointing to find myself on a 737-800...


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User currently offlineU2380 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2010, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 33, posted (10 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5043 times:

She took a brief trip down to EGHH/BOH today apparently. She's certainly visited a good few airports across the UK already.

[Edited 2013-06-18 06:47:17]

User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 34, posted (10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4584 times:

Quoting airevents (Reply 32):
Could anyone with access please check if the flight to Palma this saturday is still a 787? I am about to book it and it would be too disappointing to find myself on a 737-800...

TOM4600 departing LGW at 0825 is a 787. Is that your one?



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User currently offlinevisualapproach From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 35, posted (10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4010 times:

A very enjoyable first flight, a definite improvement at least on the Thomas Cook aircraft I flew over to Mahon with.   It might not exactly be a whole lot different to the layman, but it's the future of long haul travel.

A video of the first flight, for those that are interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VebwrgLlDZU


User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2070 posts, RR: 1
Reply 36, posted (10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

Here's a trip report done yesterday:

Thomson 1st 787 DreamLiner: MAH-LGW First Flight (by airbuseric Jun 21 2013 in Trip Reports)



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User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 37, posted (10 months 9 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Quoting dazbo5 (Reply 28):

Thanks for this Darren. Any idea of the flying schedule for the coming week? I'm determined to get on one before they start long haul ops but can't find too much info on where and when they are going to pop up over the next few weeks.



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User currently offlinehkcanadaexpat From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2012, 504 posts, RR: 3
Reply 38, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2780 times:

looks like G-TUIB is flying the first MAN commercial flight this morning to PMI (TOM 2138/2139).
G-TUIA is doing the LGW-DLM morning turn (TOM 318/319).
A


User currently offlineAPYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 39, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Good to see that two of their 3 are now earning their keep. Well done TUI


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