by188b
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Tcx Charter Flight LGW-LPA

Tue May 16, 2006 7:28 pm

Any uk spotters help me:

im flying TCX286K LGW-LPA 26JUN06

& returning on

TCX286L LPA-LGW 10JUL06

Can anyone tell me what aircraft type are scheduled to fly these thomas cook flights.

regards

by188b
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gkirk
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RE: Tcx Charter Flight LGW-LPA

Tue May 16, 2006 7:34 pm

Probably a 757-200.
If you'd asked yesterday, I would have been able to find out for definite  Wink
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ba757gla
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RE: Tcx Charter Flight LGW-LPA

Tue May 16, 2006 9:02 pm

most of TCX fleet is 757-200 i have flown there 753 from MAN-HER , I think tghey only have a few a320s and i think they operate out of EMA.
 
schooner
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RE: Tcx Charter Flight LGW-LPA

Tue May 16, 2006 9:23 pm

EMA is now a 757 base. Long term plan is to can the 320's & be all boeing shorthaul & 330 longhaul till we decide on our future fleet plans.

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planesarecool
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RE: Tcx Charter Flight LGW-LPA

Wed May 17, 2006 3:29 am

TCX286K/L is timetabled as an A320  Smile

Quoting Schooner (Reply 3):
Long term plan is to can the 320's & be all boeing shorthaul & 330 longhaul till we decide on our future fleet plans.

Does that include the Eastern Canadian flights that are currently operated by B757-200s? They would take a lot out of the A330 fleet.

Also are they still on with plans to trade in the A320's with Condor in return for B757-300's?
 
tcxdegsy
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RE: Tcx Charter Flight LGW-LPA

Fri May 26, 2006 8:58 am

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 4):
Also are they still on with plans to trade in the A320's with Condor in return for B757-300's?

There's a chance this may not go ahead. There's speculation that LH want to sell their 50% share in TC AG, but hold onto Condor. So, realistically, this could affect any swap of aircraft
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spottingpete93
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RE: Tcx Charter Flight LGW-LPA

Fri May 26, 2006 10:02 pm

looking in my computer - 286K/L scheduled to be operated by an A320 on them dates.

However judging by the amount of sub charter work going on this summer already at LGW it could be anything from an Air Italy 752 to Air Finland 752 to any one of the other UK airlines! You just dont know!!
 
tcxdegsy
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RE: Tcx Charter Flight LGW-LPA

Fri May 26, 2006 10:13 pm

Quoting Spottingpete93 (Reply 6):
However judging by the amount of sub charter work going on this summer already at LGW it could be anything from an Air Italy 752 to Air Finland 752 to any one of the other UK airlines! You just dont know!!

By188bv
Don't let Spotingpete scare ya! TC rarely subcontract any equipment from non-UK carriers. They are good at utilising and planning their fleet and with the exception of unexpected tech issues, they dont do a lot of aircraft switches at last minute.

In fact, there have been a wave of schedule changes over the past few weeks, thanks to the public over-panicing about bird flu in Turkey and so a few planned runs to DLM/AYT/BJV have been consolidated or cut. So they have a bit of slack created - TCX are out to regain #1 Ontime Performance this year, and so have introduced a raft of measures to be a tight and on-the-ball ship this season!

Enjoy your flight! I'm looking forward to my first TCX A330 flight in 2 weeks, in Premium. All the reports I've heard are that it's an excellent service!
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