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User currently offlineliverpoola380 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 207 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7575 times:

Hi

I recently traveled on the TOM 788 to CUN and on my return journey managed to speak with the cabin manager about the aircraft.

I was shocked to discover that there is no crew rest on the Thomson 787 only comfort chairs. Apparently they have purchased the bunks and will be retrofiting in the tail of the aircraft.

Now crew are not always in the know but why would they not just get the crew rest installed when they pruchased the aircraft and with planned non stop sectors to Phuket and Hawaii is this a mistake.

The cabin manager showed me a comfort chair which was located at L1 which has a curtain round it for rest at the minute.

Does anybody in the know have more info on crew rest bunks on Thomson or any of the future TUI 788

Thanks

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User currently offlineBoeing77w From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6885 times:

The crew rest is being installed on all four 787 aircraft currently in the fleet prior to the launch of flights to Phuket. Definitive answer as to why it wasn't installed in Seattle...not sure. Word has it that at the time the decision had to be made, it wasn't confirmed whether they'd need the crew rest or not.

User currently offlinetrent900 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6346 times:

Quoting Boeing77w (Reply 1):
The crew rest is being installed on all four 787 aircraft currently in the fleet

There is currently one of the aircraft in the Diamond Hangar at Stansted having this work done. It'll apparently takes approximately 2 weeks to fit each aircraft.

D.

[Edited 2013-10-11 14:01:06]

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 13093 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6299 times:

Quoting liverpoola380 (Thread starter):
Now crew are not always in the know but why would they not just get the crew rest installed when they pruchased the aircraft and with planned non stop sectors to Phuket and Hawaii is this a mistake.

Last month, there was an interview with a spokesman of Jetairfly (the Belgian subsidiary of TUI Travel). He explained the pilots are not getting a good sleep, therefore the 787s will get the bunks instead of the crew rest area because 1) the bunks are almost soundproof and 2) the bunks will get real beds with comfortable mattresses.

[Edited 2013-10-11 15:22:19]


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User currently offlineAPYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 842 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5408 times:

Quoting liverpoola380 (Thread starter):
Now crew are not always in the know but why would they not just get the crew rest installed when they pruchased the aircraft and with planned non stop sectors to Phuket and Hawaii is this a mistake

At the time the decision had to be made the Tour Operator had not confirmed plans to operate to Destinations which required it. Talk of Phuket and Hawaii were just marketing hype. As with all airlines cost awareness is critical so the decision was made not to install crew rest bunks on delivery in case it was money which was wasted.

The holiday company has now confirmed a requirement for flights which require crew bunks and hence the decision has been made to retrofit.



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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5005 times:

On their current route network, a dedicated crew rest area wasn't really a necessity, the premium seats would suffice. With the new routes however, it's a different story, hence the addition of the rest area.


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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

A little OT but I read that a lot of ME3 planes dont have crew bunks the crew sit near J CLASS.


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User currently offlinekevinkevin From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2013, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3893 times:

I wondered why I hadn't noticed all 787s in the sky on FR24. Now I know why  

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