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Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:28 pm

Please correct me if I am wrong but Thomas Cook has two A330 for long haul operations does anyone know what days of the week they go to diffferent
destinations eg Monday it might be CUN, Tuesday it might be HOG etc, from both MAN and LGW. Do the aircraft have any 'rest' days?

What happends if a aircraft goes Tech is their much room for error in the Aircrafts schedule?.

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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:51 pm

This probably doesn't help, but the best way to get schedule info is from the TC Tropical Shores brochure.

Summer schedules are more intense than Winter, so I doubt there are many rest days... more like hours!

However, TCX get a 3rd A330 this Winter, and #1 & #2 are due their major overhaul before next Summer, so all three wont be in combined operation until May 07.
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:54 pm

Quoting TCXDegsy (Reply 1):

Where are they getting the 3rd A330 from?

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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:40 pm

Its brand new isn't it?
 
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:50 pm

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 2):
Where are they getting the 3rd A330 from?

It's a new frame. G-TCXA (msn 795) is due for delivery on November 19.


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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:50 pm

Do these A330s have personal IFE systems and premium cabin?
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:56 pm

Quoting CY319 (Reply 5):
Do these A330s have personal IFE systems and premium cabin?

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There's indeed a premium cabin (C45Y309 layout):

http://www.thomascookairlines.co.uk/Boeing_A330.htm


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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:15 pm

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):

http://www.thomascookairlines.co.uk/Boeing_A330.htm

So Boeing make an A330 too....!!!!
 
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:19 pm

Quoting Vanguard (Reply 7):
So Boeing make an A330 too....!!!!

At least it says "A330" on the seat map, while they have invented "B187" for a B757...

http://www.thomascookairlines.co.uk/Boeing_187_187.htm


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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:05 am

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 8):
At least it says "A330" on the seat map, while they have invented "B187" for a B757...

Well its just to distinguish between the two different seating configurations TCX have, B187 = the 752 with 187 seats, their standard number of seats in a 752 is 235.

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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:07 am

Quoting Demoose (Reply 9):

Well its just to distinguish between the two different seating configurations TCX have, B187 = the 752 with 187 seats, their standard number of seats in a 752 is 235.

I'm actually aware of that...


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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:41 am

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):
It's a new frame. G-TCXA (msn 795) is due for delivery on November 19.

This is due in MAN on the 19th. Looking forward to seeing it finally!
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:17 am

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 10):
I'm actually aware of that...

Well you should have said then  Wink
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:19 am

Here she is doing a series of test flights before delivery, wearing test reg F-WWKR but will be G-TCXA, 'XA' is visiable on the nose gear well door.


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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:41 am

First time I see a 3-3-3 seat config on A332.

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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:45 am

Quoting Vanguard (Reply 7):
So Boeing make an A330 too....!!!!

Not only the A330...
http://www.thomascookairlines.co.uk/Boeing_A320.htm

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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:38 am

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):

Why is this one registered TCXA, why not carry on following the JMC reg.

Do they have any more on order (not just 330)

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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:54 am

Hi
I worked for Thomas Cook Airlines all this Summer and the 332's do have rest days- more often than I would have thought before working with them. Obviously based in MAN and LGW, the third's operations have yet to be finalized but were going to just support the normal current winter program and then have ops of its own from Summer 07. Rumours of airports like NCL and GLA seeing one, but don't think this was a based scheme, just operational flights. I'm working elsewhere for the winter so that's all I knew guys!

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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:10 am

Quoting Thomsonfly (Reply 17):
I worked for Thomas Cook Airlines all this Summer and the 332's do have rest days- more often than I would have thought before working with them. Obviously based in MAN and LGW, the third's operations have yet to be finalized but were going to just support the normal current winter program and then have ops of its own from Summer 07. Rumours of airports like NCL and GLA seeing one, but don't think this was a based scheme, just operational flights. I'm working elsewhere for the winter so that's all I knew guys!

I was on a MAN-CCC TCX route in June, and got chatting to the crew as I too worked for Cooks (not the airline though). They were led to believe the additional A330 would be used to service some Caribbean routes which TC Tour Ops have to charter Monarch and XL to serve for them. In addition, it had been rumoured there were east-bound routes being considered, with Dubai being rumoured! I do believe TCX would do well to add some A330 services from Glasgow for Summer to Caribbean, Florida, etc.
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:17 am

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 6):
PTVs on board:

So TCX beats LH to this feat! discuss..........
 
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:23 am

I always get the impression that the UK is ahead of most other countries when it comes to their airlines installing PVT's, etc, etc. Let's face it, even AC and some other US airlines are just getting around to that!
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:25 am

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 16):
Why is this one registered TCXA, why not carry on following the JMC reg.

Do they have any more on order (not just 330)

Its registered G-TCXA as its Thomas Cook now not JMC. Same reason why A320 G-TCKE, and 757 G-TCBA are registered in that way, as they were delivered when Thomas Cook was the name above the door and not JMC.

Think another 757 is planned soon from First Choice, after they return it to lessor, same as what happened with G-OOOY (G-TCBA).

Mark

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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:31 am

Is the new aircraft going to have the same interior as the others? Or will it be a different type?
 
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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:51 am

The TCX 330 operates to the following destinations from MAN during the summer timetable (1st May to 31st Oct)


  • Monday- CUN
  • Tuesday- POP
  • Wednesday- Day off
  • Thursday- CCC
  • Friday- YVR
  • Saturday- SFB
  • Sunday- YYC/YVR


In the winter they operate to different destinations, including BGI (tuesdays and fridays) and VRA/HOG.

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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:23 am

Quoting Boysteve (Reply 19):

So TCX beats LH to this feat! discuss..........

Almost any carrier beats LH to this feat...  Wink


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RE: Thomas Cook Airlines A330 Question

Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:03 am

Last time i checked (which was about 3 months ago), this is how they will operate next summer:

Monday Manchester-Cancun
Monday Gatwick-Varadero
Monday Gatwick-Puerto Plata
Tuesday Manchester-Punta Cana
Tuesday Gatwick-Cayo Coco
Wednesday Manchester-Holguin
Wednesday Manchester-Puerto Plata
Thursday Gatwick-Calgary
Thursday Manchester-Cayo Coco
Thursday Manchester-Sanford
Friday Manchester-Varadero
Friday Manchester-Vancouver
Friday Gatwick-Sanford
Saturday Gatwick-Calgary
Saturday Manchester-Sanford
Sunday Manchester-Calgary
Sunday Gatwick-Holguin
Sunday Gatwick-Cancun

Charter programs do chop and change, especially this far in advance, so don't take that as 100% accurate.

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