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Thai Returning B777s To Jet Airways?  
User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3073 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 9523 times:

I was surprised to see Turkish Airlines B777-300ER at the weekend registered as VT-JEN until I realised it was one of the ex Jet Airways aircraft off lease from Thai. Does anyone know what's happening now Thai have five new B777-300ERs themselves? I read that they had parked the Jet Airways frames, I assume at Don Muang. Anyone know if they're still there and where they're heading next?

Also are the Thai A340-500s visible at all in storage?

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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12321 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (10 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9220 times:

Hi Skipness,

I saw two of these ex-TG aircraft on Skyliner last week, though they're not there anymore. I know that some of the ex-Jet 77Ws are going from TG directly to TK and I know 'JEN was one of them; I'm not sure how many TK is taking. They have new 77Ws on order, as you may be aware, and I presume these aircraft are just intended to bridge the gap.

TG has another 77W due within the next month or so ('TKP, which I saw photographed on Matt Cawby's website); I presume that once it is delivered, another ex-9W 77W will be released to TG.

Don't know anything about the A345s, however looking at Google maps, I can see one near the maintenance hangars and two more down near the cargo area. Of course, this is probably quite some time ago - don't know when the satellite image was taken.


User currently offlineMAN2SIN2BKK From Thailand, joined Feb 2009, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9200 times:

Hi Skipness

As of 2 weeks ago 2 of the A340-500s could be seen from the elevated tollway alongside Don Mueang parked by the old domestic pier


User currently offlinecx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6532 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8643 times:

VT-JEQ is now in full Jet colours although I am not sure which one this was with Thai.

User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2808 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8362 times:
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Skip confused you will be !

All remain JET Airways (India) frames as the primary lease

All are returning from Thai and some going onto (back to) Turkish.

In the transition just to confuse all are taking up new Indian makings.

On arrival in Turkey THY are expected to register them in the TC-JJ- series. Those that have been operated by THY before may get a new TC- JJ- serial rather than the same as previously allocated.

Turkish should be receiving 3 frames

JET will continue to operate just four - three for LHR services and one other .

One is stored at DMK thats VT-JEQ c/n 35161


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3073 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7970 times:

Yes I noticed that when Jet Airways took some frames back off lease they got new registrations!

User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12321 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7896 times:

Isn't Jet expected to announce an order for MORE 777s this week, at Paris?

User currently onlinebmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1784 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7872 times:

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 4):
One is stored at DMK thats VT-JEQ c/n 35161

Actually, it's active - it's been operating to/from HKG recently.

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 5):
Yes I noticed that when Jet Airways took some frames back off lease they got new registrations!

I believe it's the rules of Indian Aviation Authority, but someone correct me if i'm wrong.


User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8089 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7828 times:
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Does Jet fly any 777 to the USA or only A330's ?

User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3073 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7771 times:

Quoting bmibaby737 (Reply 7):
Actually, it's active - it's been operating to/from HKG recently.

Last TK flight was 30-May


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7733 times:

How are TK using F on these now?

User currently offlinepsimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7692 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 8):

Does Jet fly any 777 to the USA or only A330's ?

Jet only flies A330s to USA i.e. is A333 to Toronto and A332 to Newark.
The Indian authorities only allow you to use a aircraft registration once.
Once a aircraft registration is cancelled from the Indian register it cannot be reused.
So once B77W VT-JEA was cancelled from the Indian register for it lease to THAI, it could not then take up this registration again on its return from THAI lease.
VT-JEQ is former Jet Airways B77W CN35161 VT-JEJ and THAI HS-TKJ currently active for Jet Airways
VT-JEN is former Jet Airways B77W CN35157 VT-JEA and THAI HS-TKG current active for Turkish
VT-JEP is former Jet Airways B77W CN35158 VT-JEB and THAI HS-TKH currently stored at BKK prior lease to Turkish
VT-JEM is former Jet Airways B77W CN35162 VT-JEF and Turkish TC-JJB currently stored at IST prior to new Turkish lease.


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2808 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7683 times:
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As far as i can gather Jet currently only operate the 77W on following schedules

DEL-LHR-DEL daily
BOM-LHR-BOM UPTO 2 daily (ONE ROTATION ON A A333 PER WEEK)
BOM-HKG-BOM daily

All others are on A332/333

VT-JEN is scheduled into LHR on TK1985 today at about 15.15


User currently offlineNorthstar80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7541 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 10):
How are TK using F on these now?

Instead of going back to 3-4 years ago and recreating a first class, the first cabin can be used as business class and the business class seats can be used as comfort class (premium economy).

I dont know about Jets 77W business class, but TK's comfort class is in par with most Business Class seats of other airlines.



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User currently onlinebmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1784 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7325 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 9):
Last TK flight was 30-May

Wasn't saying it was active with Turkish Airlines. I was saying it was operating to/from HKG, as in with Jet Airways... it's been flying as JAI75 and JAI76


User currently offlinedavidho1985 From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2012, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7069 times:
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Quoting rutankrd (Reply 4):
One is stored at DMK thats VT-JEQ c/n 35161

It is hard to believe that there is a 77W being stored on this planet


User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5916 times:

Are these aircraft rated to the full 351t MTOW?


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User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2808 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5614 times:
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Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 16):
Are these aircraft rated to the full 351t MTOW?

Why do you ask ?

They are relatively low density and operate India- Europe.

Not exactly needing all that up lift !

By the way I understand that from August Hong Kong goes to an A333 and with the extra 77W (VT-JEQ) back on line
they are going to deploy 2 no frames on the BOM-BRU-EWK-BRU- BOM routes

The LHR services remains up-to 3 daily (One A333 rotation for MX)


User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4688 times:

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 17):
Why do you ask ?

They are relatively low density and operate India- Europe.

Not exactly needing all that up lift !

Seriously?

I want to know on what routes TK will be able to use them on.

So if you know, please enlighten me!



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User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2808 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4537 times:
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Quoting Qantas744ER (Reply 18):
I want to know on what routes TK will be able to use them on.

So if you know, please enlighten me!

Well inter Europe IST-LHR at the moment !


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3073 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3471 times:

Quoting bmibaby737 (Reply 14):
Wasn't saying it was active with Turkish Airlines. I was saying it was operating to/from HKG, as in with Jet Airways... it's been flying as JAI75 and JAI76

Oh yes I get you, sorry about that!

I think HS-TKS has been returned as well. I may have a work thing out there next week so I was keen to catch some of them and maybe photograph the A345s.


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

Quoting Northstar80 (Reply 13):
I dont know about Jets 77W business class,

You haven't seen this before?


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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2948 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

Quoting Northstar80 (Reply 13):

Instead of going back to 3-4 years ago and recreating a first class, the first cabin can be used as business class and the business class seats can be used as comfort class (premium economy).

I dont know about Jets 77W business class, but TK's comfort class is in par with most Business Class seats of other airlines.

As you can see in 777way's photo, Jet's business class has herringbone-style lie-flat seats which are at least on par with TK's own business class seats (and arguably better since they are more private and have direct aisle access). Jet's first class has fully enclosed suites. When TK previously operated Jet 77Ws (before TK received its own 77Ws), it sold these cabins as business and first class, so I would expect it to do the same again, but like 777way I'd be interested to know where TK will use these aircraft and how they will use the F class.



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User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1490 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2673 times:
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Quoting davidho1985 (Reply 15):
It is hard to believe that there is a 77W being stored on this planet

It is not stored but active---but 7 other 777's are in storage with most (but not all) scheduled to return to service


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2808 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (10 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2625 times:
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Quoting n471wn (Reply 23):
It is not stored but active---but 7 other 777's are in storage with most (but not all) scheduled to return to service

Apparently been active for about 10 days or so !

Currently the Jet aircraft in THY service are plying DXB-IST-LHR and return on daily basis.

The eight suits are being sold as business with loyalty card high status frequent flyers getting the up grade.


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2948 posts, RR: 5
Reply 25, posted (10 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 24):

The eight suits are being sold as business with loyalty card high status frequent flyers getting the up grade.

Thanks for the info. That's quite a nice upgrade!



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User currently offlineNorthstar80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (10 months 14 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 22):
When TK previously operated Jet 77Ws (before TK received its own 77Ws), it sold these cabins as business and first class, so I would expect it to do the same again, but like 777way I'd be interested to know where TK will use these aircraft and how they will use the F class.

The Jet Business Class seats look very good. However, TK will not reintroduce First class again, thats for sure. Lets see how they will utilize F and J section.



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 27, posted (10 months 12 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

Quoting Northstar80 (Reply 26):
Lets see how they will utilize F and J section.

I think this already answered, doubt its only for the DXB-IST-LHR route.

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 24):
The eight suits are being sold as business with loyalty card high status frequent flyers getting the up grade.


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