Thomsonfly
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TOM/BY 737-800 Op's

Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:47 am

Hi,
Thomsonfly have a 737-800 based at Doncaster. Does this aircraft fly for the charter or low cost arm of the airline? Does anybody know (if its thomsonfly low cost) what routes she usually does? and does anyone on here have or are able to obtain a safetycard off her as i need one for my collection!

any help would be appreciated
mark
 
planesarecool
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RE: TOM/BY 737-800 Op's

Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:45 am

I believe it is actually based at Teesside and was operating for the charter company, as the B757's weren't being filled. The aircraft is on lease from Britannia AB. That was the last i heard anyway!
 
Scanwing
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RE: TOM/BY 737-800 Op's

Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:35 pm

I do not think that the Tesside based 738 is having a flight to Doncaster. I'm not really sure how that aircraft (SE-DZV) is operating today but for about a month ago it was flying like this:

MO: MME-LPA-MME-DLM-MME
TU: MME-ALC-MME-PMI-MME
WE: MME-PFO-MME-MIR-MME
TH: MME-PMI-HUY-PMI-MME
FR: MME-CFU-MME-TFS-MME
SA: MME-MAH-MME-PMI-MME
SU: MME-GRO-MME-AGP-MME-FAO-MME

As you see all flights out of Tesside except one that's flying out of Humberside.

[Edited 2005-07-18 12:36:32]
 
Thomsonfly
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RE: TOM/BY 737-800 Op's

Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:51 pm

hi
the reason i thought it was at doncaster was based on www.jethros.i12.com but info on there has been known to be wrong!

thank for your help lads
mark

ps - still need the safetycard!
 
AvionicMech
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RE: TOM/BY 737-800 Op's

Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:27 am

G-CDZN is currently based at Doncaster also with a couple of classics, I can't remember if they are -300's or -500's.
 
gkirk
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RE: TOM/BY 737-800 Op's

Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:34 am

Think there is a 738 at DSA doing BY flights and another at MME doing BY flights
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Orion737
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RE: TOM/BY 737-800 Op's

Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:50 am

I wondered how both the charter flights and low cost operations of Thomsonfly had been performing at DSA. Living quite close to the airport, I see/hear many passengers rather reluctant to change from flying from MAN/LBA/HUY.

I believe Thomson has its work cut out filling a 757 to any of its destinations at the moment from Doncaster.
 
Orion737
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RE: TOM/BY 737-800 Op's

Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:16 am

In fact, Thomson/Britannia have not had the right size of aircraft for charter services from small regional airports ever since they got rid of the 130 seat 732s which were ideal for charter services from airports like Norwich and would have been the ideal aircraft for services from DSA.

Britannia made a mistake in replacing the 732s with 757 aircraft which are often too large for some services in its programme.
 
Orion737
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RE: TOM/BY 737-800 Op's

Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:27 pm

Anyone know how the charter/scheduled routes of Thomsonfly are performing at DSA? I reckon we could well see a redution in destinations very soon!
 
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RE: TOM/BY 737-800 Op's

Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:48 pm

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 8):
Anyone know how the charter/scheduled routes of Thomsonfly are performing at DSA? I reckon we could well see a redution in destinations very soon!

Actually they are exapnding for the winter season. To AMS, LYS and the Canaries. In addition they are planning a number of new destinations for next summer.

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 6):
I see/hear many passengers rather reluctant to change from flying from MAN/LBA/HUY.

Burt plenty I guess that are happy to do so that reside in the vicinity of Sheffield (not exactly the smallest city either)
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RE: TOM/BY 737-800 Op's

Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:00 pm

This SE-DZV seems to be less used than it should be. Only two destinations per day ? Has it a concern with the dry-lease agreement ?

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