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Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:19 pm

I have seen somewhere that Thomas Cook has gotten rid of half the A330 fleet, and that G-OJMB, G-OJMC and G-TCXA were going to TS. Have they actually gone to Canada now and have they been painted up in to the TS new livery? One more question is have they all been given new reg's yet, couldn't see anything on airfleets.net about that.
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Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:52 pm

G-TCXA has become C-GTSJ. Not sure if it's operational yet or not (was supposed to enter service on Dec. 15)

Not sure which is the second one (either JMB or JMC) will become C-GTSI, and should be currently in AUH for pre-delivery maintenance. It should arrive in Canada before the end of the year, possibly before Christmas, but not sure.

I wasn't aware that Transat was getting 3 A330's, I thought it was only 2, so for the third, unless someone knows more, we'll have to wait and see!!
 
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Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:29 pm

C-GTSI (G-OJMB) & C-GTSJ (G-TCXA) have been delivered,

G-OJMC I believe is to be withdrawn sometime in January, and due for Air Transat before the start of the summer season.
 
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Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:53 pm

Since Thomas Cook seem to be downsizing the fleet a bit, with a 767 or two also going to Condor there must be a few spare pilots/crew with no work?
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Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?

Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:58 pm

Quoting tribird1011 (Reply 1):
G-TCXA has become C-GTSJ. Not sure if it's operational yet or not (was supposed to enter service on Dec. 15)

Not sure which is the second one (either JMB or JMC) will become C-GTSI, and should be currently in AUH for pre-delivery maintenance. It should arrive in Canada before the end of the year, possibly before Christmas, but not sure.

I wasn't aware that Transat was getting 3 A330's, I thought it was only 2, so for the third, unless someone knows more, we'll have to wait and see!!

Interesting! G-TCXA or C-GTSJ what its now known looks very smart in the new TS livery, just saw a pic after typing the new reg on here.

Yeah they are defiently getting 3 ex TCX birds.

Im glad at least the TCX A332's have gone to TS, because that i'll still see the aircraft come into LGW now and again soon as I have been on JMB and JMC.

Quoting bmibaby737 (Reply 2):
C-GTSI (G-OJMB) & C-GTSJ (G-TCXA) have been delivered,

G-OJMC I believe is to be withdrawn sometime in January, and due for Air Transat before the start of the summer season.

I see thanks for the info!

Quoting acelanzarote (Reply 3):
Since Thomas Cook seem to be downsizing the fleet a bit, with a 767 or two also going to Condor there must be a few spare pilots/crew with no work?

Quite a few airlines here have been downgrading the fleets, I hope the pilots and crew are able to get other jobs!

Here is former G-TCXA in the new TS livery.

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Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:21 pm

Just found out that G-OJMB has a new reg which is C-GTSI.
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:21 pm

Every A330 means one less A310, even if there is some overlap. I urge you, please trust me on this, to book a ride on one of Air Transat's A310s while you can, cos when they're gone, they're gone. The A310 is a fascinating product, not a big seller, especially compared to what came after, and a small aeroplane for a widebody, it's barely long enough to have a straight section of fuselage before it tapers again; like a little football bobbing along. Was great for small airlines, especially in the developing world, to replace 707s and get their first widebody, eg Kenya Airways, Somali Airways, Cyprus Airways, CSA, MEA, Sudan Airways et al. Now it's almost entirely extinct. If you want, you can fly it with PIA or Biman, but these can be difficult destinations for politics and visas (Pakistan), or a general lack of tourism (Bangladesh - although I was there at the weekend for a DC-10 ride and had a great time).

I posted something similar in another thread so forgive me for the deja vu; but this thread about more second-hand A330s joining TS is another reminder that the clock is ticking. Fly Air Transat A310 across the Atlantic in 2012 - what could be nicer than a spring weekend in Toronto or Montreal, or if you're already on that side of the pond, London, Marseille or Lisbon? See you onboard the flying football!
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:40 pm

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 6):
Every A330 means one less A310, even if there is some overlap. I urge you, please trust me on this, to book a ride on one of Air Transat's A310s while you can, cos when they're gone, they're gone. The A310 is a fascinating product, not a big seller, especially compared to what came after, and a small aeroplane for a widebody, it's barely long enough to have a straight section of fuselage before it tapers again; like a little football bobbing along. Was great for small airlines, especially in the developing world, to replace 707s and get their first widebody, eg Kenya Airways, Somali Airways, Cyprus Airways, CSA, MEA, Sudan Airways et al. Now it's almost entirely extinct. If you want, you can fly it with PIA or Biman, but these can be difficult destinations for politics and visas (Pakistan), or a general lack of tourism (Bangladesh - although I was there at the weekend for a DC-10 ride and had a great time).

I posted something similar in another thread so forgive me for the deja vu; but this thread about more second-hand A330s joining TS is another reminder that the clock is ticking. Fly Air Transat A310 across the Atlantic in 2012 - what could be nicer than a spring weekend in Toronto or Montreal, or if you're already on that side of the pond, London, Marseille or Lisbon? See you onboard the flying football!

The flying football, I like that name!   Yes I would love to go on a TS A310. By the way, G-OJMB became C-GTSI today which was a former A310 reg. Interesting post, thanks.

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Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:21 am

Am keeping an eye on the LGW summer schedules as there is one TS A310 per week on LGW-

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Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:19 am

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 6):
Fly Air Transat A310 across the Atlantic in 2012 - what could be nicer than a spring weekend in Toronto or Montreal, or if you're already on that side of the pond, London, Marseille or Lisbon? See you onboard the flying football!

.....or Manchester.

I've been on TS A310's many times from Toronto to Manchester or vice versa. What a unique plane, a mini wdebody.
 
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Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?

Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:33 am

did they keep the lavs downstairs or did they reconfig the entire plane?
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Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:47 am

Lavs were downstairs on a 330!?
 
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Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?

Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:16 am

Quoting airman99o (Reply 10):
did they keep the lavs downstairs or did they reconfig the entire plane?

It's only the former Airtours / My Travel A332's that have the lavs downstairs, and these are the 3 that remain in the TCX fleet (G-OMYT, G-MDBD & G-MLJL). The 3 originally delivered to TCX, that have (are) gone to TS have the standard lavs on the main deck. C-GTSI (ex G-OJMB) left MAN for Montreal on 21st December. C-GTSJ (G-TCXA) went on 20th November.

Quoting fly2yyz (Reply 11):
Lavs were downstairs on a 330!?

Stairs leading from the main deck to the downstairs lavatory area (onboard G-MDBD)


downstairs lavatory area (onboard G-MDBD)

It's not just the A380 and 747 that are twin decks!!

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Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?

Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:51 am

Quoting airman99o (Reply 10):
did they keep the lavs downstairs or did they reconfig the entire plane?

No lavs downstairs (LDL) on the former JMC spec aircraft only the former MYT ones.
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RE: Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?

Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:09 pm

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 5):
Just found out that G-OJMB has a new reg which is C-GTSI.

Didn't read my post then?

Quoting bmibaby737 (Reply 2):
C-GTSI (G-OJMB) & C-GTSJ (G-TCXA) have been delivered,
 
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RE: Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?

Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:39 pm

Quoting bmibaby737 (Reply 14):

Didn't read my post then?

Oops sorry!   
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RE: Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?

Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:36 am

With the withdrawl of the A310s.... VIE and HAM looks like they have been cancelled for next summer!  
 
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RE: Has Air Transat Received 3 Thomas Cook A332's Yet?

Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:00 pm

C-GTSJ A332 (ex-G-TCXA) has just gone over (slightly to the South of) LHR at FL360 operating TSC111 (CDG-YUL), so that aircraft is definitely in service.
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