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Bournemouth - Pula - Thomson

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:26 am

They kept this quiet.....


BOH-PUY THOMSONFLY TOM5624 1400/1720 Tuesdays
PUY-BOH THOMSONFLY TOM5674 1800/1920 Tuesdays

Presumably, it's a Thomsonfly 737 as opposed to a BY 757 because of the flight number...

Anyone know anything ? (Jimmi) ?  Wink )


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PS On a personal note, how good is the recent expansion to Croatia? LGW, MAN with BY equipment, plus BRS and BOH departures too. And LGW/MAN - DBV. Nice one.
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RE: Bournemouth - Pula - Thomson

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:30 am

Croatia is quite an upmarket destination these days attracting a more discerning, elderly clientele. I think BY would have been better than no-frills ThomsonFly on the route.
 
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RE: Bournemouth - Pula - Thomson

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:39 am

Quoting Orion737 (reply 1):
Croatia is quite an upmarket destination these days attracting a more discerning, elderly clientele. I think BY would have been better than no-frills ThomsonFly on the route.



Looking at the http://www.thomson.co.uk website, pre-booked seats are included free of charge, and there is no option to pay for meals, so I could be wrong, but they look to be matching Palmair on the in-flight options. If that is the case, they are not operating a no-frills in-flight service.

I also doubt that Bath Travel will be very happy with Thomson operating to Croatia, albeit to PUY, as they are operating their own holidays to DBV.

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RE: Bournemouth - Pula - Thomson

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:50 am

The timings of the service and flight numbers would indicate a BOH-based unit being used ie Thomsonfly B737.

No real reason why the service would be any different to a B757 except the lack of IFE, and since this is the only direct flight on the market that isn't anything to worry about.

Aside from the BOH departure, Pula is only offered ex-BRS/LGW/MAN (by any UK Tour Op) so the destination is hardly core business. Looks to me like Thomson sensibly finding use for an aircraft that would otherwise be sitting idle on a Tuesday afternoon!

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RE: Bournemouth - Pula - Thomson

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:53 am

Quoting Crosswind (reply 3):
Aside from the BOH departure, Pula is only offered ex-BRS/LGW/MAN (by any UK Tour Op) so the destination is hardly core business. Looks to me like Thomson sensibly finding use for an aircraft that would otherwise be sitting idle on a Tuesday afternoon!


Absoultely.

Especially as BOH and BRS are not exactly a million miles apart.


That, and the fact that there are a lot of wrinklies in the BOH area!  Wink

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RE: Bournemouth - Pula - Thomson

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:59 am

Quoting Crosswind (reply 3):

Aside from the BOH departure, Pula is only offered ex-BRS/LGW/MAN (by any UK Tour Op) so the destination is hardly core business.



Not so. Holiday Options, Cosmos and Balkan Holidays, to name just 3, are operating into PUY, using the OU schedule flights from both LGW and MAN.

I do believe, however, that the Tui group are the only company operating charter flights from the UK to Pula.


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RE: Bournemouth - Pula - Thomson

Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:12 am

Quoting Crosswind (reply 3):
Aside from the BOH departure, Pula is only offered ex-BRS/LGW/MAN (by any UK Tour Op)


Quoting BananaBoY (reply 5):
Not so. Holiday Options, Cosmos and Balkan Holidays, to name just 3, are operating into PUY, using the OU schedule flights from both LGW and MAN.


Isn't that what I said?!!

The only departure points offered by any UK tour op for flights to Pula (on any airline) are BOH/BRS/LGW/MAN.

You forgot Inghams, who also use the OU flights... We have access to Flight Choice which should list virtually all regular UK charter services and their respective Tour Ops!

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RE: Bournemouth - Pula - Thomson

Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:57 am

Once again....

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RE: Bournemouth - Pula - Thomson

Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:26 am

Hey,

I found out what Aircraft is was a few weeks ago when a non-a.net member asked me, as far as I can remember, it's a Boeing 757 under a charter.

Notice that it don't start till May anyway.

Hope this helps you.

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RE: Bournemouth - Pula - Thomson

Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:35 am

I was travelling from Coventry (another Thomsonfly airport), to Menorca with Thomsonfly, and I was told that it was a 757, but it soon changed to a 737, and that was booked out a brochure.

Is Bounemouth apparing in the Thomson brochures, or is it just operating Low-Cost Thomsonfly flights?

If it is just Low-Cost Thomsonfly flights, it might be changed to a 737.

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RE: Bournemouth - Pula - Thomson

Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:38 am

Is the option to purchase a meal on your flight to Menorca from Coventry?
 
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RE: Bournemouth - Pula - Thomson

Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:43 am

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 10):
Is the option to purchase a meal on your flight to Menorca from Coventry?

Well, my Dad pre-booked meals for the flight, and I pointed out to him that meals were not available from Coventry due to its size, but he wasn't having any of it!

Afterwards we received a letter telling us the aircraft had changed from the 757 specified at the time of booking to a 737, and so the meals would not be included.

I knew that a TOM 757 would not operate out of Coventry on a Low-Cost TOM flight.

We eventually changed the flight to a Britannia flight out of East Midlands.

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RE: Bournemouth - Pula - Thomson

Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:51 am

Its not a Thomsonfly.com lo-cost route as it would be selling from their site. Its definately a charter. It could be a 737 or 757, the only difference is no IFE on the 737. The aircraft all fly in the same livery etc... just because the 737s are usually the lo-cost flights, doesn't mean they wont operate the odd charter in between.

Wouldn't read too much into the flights codes ie TOM5624. My friend frequently flies CVT-AMS with TOM, and his luggage tickets (ie the green and white airport ones) always say BYxxxx.
 
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RE: Bournemouth - Pula - Thomson

Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:54 am

Hello

The flight is on the charters website, and on the Bournemouth website it is shown as Thomson, then all the new flights are shown as thomsonfly.com

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