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OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sat Feb 22, 2003 8:06 pm

Hi,

Just curious as to why MyTravel has been around now for the best part of a year yet they still appear to have only 3 or 4 aircraft painted in their full livery, whilst the likes of JMC have nearly repainted all their fleet in Thomas Cook Colours in the space of 3 months, and will completed by April.

I presume that the MyTravel group has better things to spend its cash on at the moment due to it's financial situation, however that interim livery is awful!! Bring back Airtours!

I also noticed that MyTravel have launched a new tv channel, Going Places TV - so much for the new MyTravel brand taking over, it seems they are trying to hide that name now, understandably, and reverting back to the old days.  Insane

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RE: OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sat Feb 22, 2003 8:33 pm

I was at MAN on Thursday, and every MyTravel aircraft I saw was still painted in the half - airtours, half - Mytravel colours which is horrible.

I also want to know why it is taking them so long.

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RE: OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sat Feb 22, 2003 8:57 pm

One word - Money, and probably paintshop space
 
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RE: OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sat Feb 22, 2003 11:06 pm

After revamping my local Going Places in the lovely MyTravel orange (which must have cost a fortune) the store has now been renamed.... Going Places  Wow!

They have ripped the MyTravel logos off and put temporary Going Places signs on cardboard up over the gap. Looks a bit like most of their aircraft at the moment - bloody awful!
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RE: OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:05 am

My Travel has stopped painting its fleet due to the fact that 9/11 happened. They started to lose money like the rest of the airlines and decided to hold off. I was working over there this summer past and I had asked that to the base manager. That was the story I got.

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RE: OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 3:22 am

While any aircraft being added to the fleet have carried the full new livery(1 A321 and 1 B757) MyTravel have only repainted 4 aircraft in over 12 months (3 A320 and 1 B757) None have been repainted since early summer to my knowledge. I think this ties in with a reluctance to press ahead full-steam with the full application of the tarnished MyTravel branding to the aircraft. Currently there are still no B767s or A330s in the new scheme.

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Monarch have similarly made very little repainting progress since their new livery was unveiled in March 2002, with only 2 A321s and 2 B757s in the new scheme. As yet the current A320, A321, A300 and A330 fleets have yet to be touched with a paintgun!

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British Midland must get some sort of award though, their new image was unveiled in February 2001, and the only aircraft wearing that scheme are aircraft that have been delivered new from Airbus. They did repaint 1 B737 in the new scheme, but that aircraft has since been transferred to bmibaby!

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On the other hand Air 2000, Britannia and Thomas Cook (JMC) have all made fairly rapid progress with repainting their fleets over the winter. While it looks like Air 2000 and Thomas Cook will have their fleets completely repainted by May, Britannia will probably carry some old liveried aircraft over to next winter - no B767-200s have yet been repainted, and there are still quite a few B767-300s and B757s yet to do.

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Airman99o,
Looks like MyTravel are another airline playing the 9/11 card! How could MyTravel stop their fleet repainting programme due to the events of September 11th 2001, when the new MyTravel image was not adopted until 2002? The first aircraft to be repainted was A320 G-CRPH which was rolled out at Manchester on January 28th 2002... Plus while the MyTravel group may be losing money, the airline is still profitable! I prefer Rick767's explanation [above]

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RE: OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 4:11 am

Alot of airlines these days will only re-paint when the a/c is due for re-painting to save costs, hence the reason that VS still have 5 A343's in the old livery. CX and BA both adopted this practice when they both changed liveries and I believe Bmi are doing it this way too.

"British Midland must get some sort of award though, their new image was unveiled in February 2001, and the only aircraft wearing that scheme are aircraft that have been delivered new from Airbus."

They also have an Embreo in the new colours too.


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RE: OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 4:42 am

Yes, i was about to say, as did Leezyjet, they probably wont paint them until schedueld to be repainted, to save money. I believe this is the same with Monarch. (Is Monarch A320 G-MONW still in all white with just titles and tail logo? Was in August when i flew it.)
With MYT, now this was only a rumour, and proabbly won't happen (although i hope it will!), but apparently, after most of management that changed the branding to MYT have now gone,they might bring back the AIH name!! As with Going Places!. Now this probably wont happen, and was probably just idle speculating from where I heard it, but it could be an explanation if true. Would also be cool if it was true, would see AIH over MYT any day!!
Sad to see the old BY scheme go although there are a FEW around still, sad to see JMC so quickly vanish (how do they do it over 1 winter!!!, same when they changed from FCL/CKT. Also all of the interiors changed in such a little time!). I didnt like the new AMM scheme at first, but its grown on me a lot, love it now!

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RE: OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 4:54 am

Airlines typically schedule paintjobs around C and D checks, so unless a paint job is absolutely necessary (like say the airline changes names or is merged into another airline), it's a we'll get around to it when it needs it. An airline can't pull an a/c out of service just to paint it. Airlines have MX schedules that allow for max amount of a/c in service at one time; this why there are still Delta a/c in the old widget scheme.
 
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RE: OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 5:56 am

Well it seems as if MyTravel don't have much faith in their new brand, hence they aren't in a rush to plaster MyTravel all over their planes! I doubt paintshop space is the main reason, i mean look at JMC, Air2000 etc - they manage to schedule around it.

Thomas Cook however seem to have a pride in their product or atleast they like to have a fleet with common identity. They repainted the Flying Colours fleet quickly, i remember flying FCL in early 2000 and most of their planes were in the new green, and my inbound aircraft also had the new interior. I also got a unique mix of Caledonian and Flying Colours cabin crew in their different uniforms, on a JMC plane! It only seems like last week that those ad's ripping brown paper off a 737 were on tv.

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RE: OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 6:04 am

Add G-OOAN to the AMM inventory, saw it in the NC at LGW today.

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RE: OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 7:36 am

There was an A320 all white outside the FLS hanger at Manchester on Wednesday night I think it was G-JOEM presumably a candidate for repainting. Personally I prefer the old Airtours branding after all what is Mytravel supposed to be as a brand mark ? apart from that it's a hideous colourscheme, Airtours is/was a major player in the UK market and was nationally recognised. It would be really ironic if they reverted back to Airtours,Presumably the image consultant's made a tidy fortune out of it.

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RE: OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 7:48 am

Just an example here:

This poor baby's been naked for over a year...

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They forgotten about it?!!

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RE: OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 8:40 am

Conair, G-JOEM is with MyTravel Lite operating out of Birmingham, and was painted ages ago
 
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RE: OK, Why Is MyTravel So Slow At Painting Its Fleet?

Sun Feb 23, 2003 8:56 am

BA777,
If you want a quick rundown of the Air 2000 repainting progress, here it is;

A320
All 6 aircraft repainted G-OOAP/R/S/T/U/W

A321
G-OOAV in all-white with new titles plus 2 aircraft repainted G-OOAF/I out of 6 aircraft

B757
9 aircraft repainted G-OOOK/S/U/Y/Z G-OOBA/B G-CPEP/U. G-CPEV and the 3 new B757s G-OOBC/D/E will all enter the fleet before the summer in the new scheme. Older aircraft will not be repainted as they will be replaced by the new aircraft (above)

B767
2 out of the 3 repainted G-OOAL/N. G-OOAM to follow shortly.

Leezyjet,
I take your point, but since the first A321s were delivered in 1998 you'd think the first few would have cycled through repainting now given this occurs at intervals of around 4 years! Completely forgot about G-RJXJ

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