gkirk
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Thomas Cook Airlines

Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:42 pm

Was just wondering what its like onboard TCX? Are they just the same as other UK charter carriers or do they offer a superior service? I will be flying on TCX881K/L in October to Tenerife on a 757-300, so wanted to know your thoughts about them. Whats the 753 like (apart from being long  Big grin ) to fly on.
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7LBAC111
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:41 pm

Flew on TCX to MLA in Dec 03 and was very impressed with the service. Blue leather interiors and decent food, but no PTVs as AFAIK or can remember.

Overall though, they are every bit as good as FCA, but no worse than anyone else.

Mark
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gkirk
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:44 pm

Cheers 7l
A question about the 753s, are they both MAN based now? As I was looking on the AENA TFS webpage and it showed 2 TCX 753 flights to MAN, TCX470L and TCX881L
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7LBAC111
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:48 pm

I can't answer that one I'm afraid. Perhaps someone else can....
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topjet330
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:46 am

regarding the two B753's at EGCC

i think G-JMAB positions in from Gatwick for a certain number of days.

However if the rumors are true there will be a lot more B753's at MAN and LGW next year.
 
Jmc777
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:05 am

The only aircraft fitted with blue leather seats are the 2 ETOPS 757-200's operating the Canada routes, this summer.

Onboard service I think is pretty good in comparison, the crew are very good. current movies on board are Shrek 2 outbound and Day after tomorrow inbound.

 
David_itl
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Tue Aug 03, 2004 4:40 am


Both 753s are based at MAN in the summer.

David
 
planesarecool
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:37 am

GKirk, don't you just love how AENA actually show the aircraft type.  Big thumbs up Not many other charter (or schedule for that matter) airports do that, apart from Malta.

-Stephen
 
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:55 am

Overall Tommy Cook are very good, and in my opinion the best charter airline in the business (Yes I may be biased :P ). Well anyways, for starters as already stated the 2 753's (AA and AB) are indeed based at Manchester and have been for the last 2 seasons.

The leather seats are just on the aircraft being used on the canadian affairs charters, and these aircraft are refered to as Boeing187's simply because thats the amount of seats on them.

The 2 A330's (MB and MC) both have IFE in each seat, but the rest of the fleet have the normal drop down screens.

The 753's look modern inside and have the drop down tft's from under the hat racks. Sorry I cant remember the extra legroom seat rows off the top of my head (http://www.thomascookairlines.co.uk/), but they do now charge for them, unless you get a nice ASR to sort u out  Smile .

The cabin crew in my opinion are the nicest I have come accross, well they are to me. Much much nicer than BY or XLA, and slightly better than the Monarch and MyTravel crews.

You should have a pleasent flight, and hopefully LSG wont fuck up yet another flight (or if your lucky Alpha will have the contact back by then Big grin )


Jamo
 
gkirk
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:22 am

Well if TCX cabin crew are nicer than XLA Cabin crew, they must be awesome  Wow!  Big thumbs up
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topjet330
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:33 am

i agree they are much nicer, in the premium cabin i asked for one can and got two. Service with a smile and they will do anything for you.
 
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:08 am

Yeah I have to agree, the TCX crew are some of the best i've come across, friendly, proffesional, up for a laugh and a few hotties too if your lucky! Only downfall according to my mum who flew on their 753 in april to TFS, was that the inflight meal could be better, especially because they now charge extra for them.

My mate told me he read in the Daily Mail today that Tenerife had been having temperatures in the 40C's recently and something about 12 people dying from sun stroke and a red cross station being set up!!

Mark
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Guido
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:52 pm

@TopJet330:
"However if the rumors are true there will be a lot more B753's at MAN and LGW next year."

Didn't hear any rumor ... can you tell us more ?
Where are those 753 coming from ? Condor ?

Thks
 
topjet330
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:47 pm

it was mentioned a while back on another forum, not mentioning which. The A320's are supposed to be leaving, and condor are supposed to be sending over some B753's.

The other thing was that they are also in a position to aqquire a new A330 for next summer.
 
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:26 am

So many rumours go about regarding Thomas Cooks fleet, one's I've heard over the past year are:

The 757-300's from Germany will be transferred to the UK fleet due to downturn in the German market.

The 2 UK 757-300's will be swapped for German 757-200's for fleet comanality in the UK.

Thomas Cook UK will temporarily lease a 767 for extra capacity due to lack of A330's available for lease.

But as yet non of this has happened!

Mark
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:31 am

Well for now I will be on one of these birds  Laugh out loud  Big thumbs up

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topjet330
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:27 am

the B767 has been deffinatly crossed off the list now i not that for sure.
 
jamotcx
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:38 am

Yeh there sure have been a lot of rumours.

The big one was swapping the 753's for 752's, but that hasnt happened, and I hope doesnt happen.


Jamo
 
topjet330
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:55 am

i dont think it will, TCA UK like those B753 aircraft
 
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:04 am

Two quick questions:

1. What is the seating capacity on their 752s and 753s?
2. Is their timetable for the summer season available online?

Much appreciated

Horus

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Demoose
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:25 am

TCX Boeing 757-200 = 235 seats (standard configuration)
TCX Boeing 757-300 = 280 seats

Check their website http://www.thomascookairlines.co.uk as they now have alot of of information about their service, the fleet and online flight search.

Mark
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines

Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:52 am

If Sabena 690 (Frederic) reads this, then bonjour, another rare a/c for me  Wink/being sarcastic Following the EAF 747-200 and MPD A310-300 last year  Laugh out loud
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