|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!!
|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G-OJMC I believe is to be withdrawn sometime in January, and due for Air Transat before the start of the summer season.
|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?
|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!
|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!
|Quoting airman99o (Reply 10):|
did they keep the lavs downstairs or did they reconfig the entire plane?
|Quoting fly2yyz (Reply 11):|
Lavs were downstairs on a 330!?
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