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First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:31 pm

Hopefully not duplicating, but Thomson Airways first 787 revenue flight LGW - MAH on Friday 21st June

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RE: First British 787 Revenue Flight

Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:34 pm

OK, the topic makes it sound like it's BA's first revenue flight, not Thompson.Suggest title change.
 
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RE: First British 787 Revenue Flight

Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:37 pm

Quoting Bendewire (Thread starter):
LGW - MAH on Friday 24th June

Friday 21st June.


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RE: First British 787 Revenue Flight

Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:37 pm

Quoting rj777 (Reply 1):
the topic makes it sound like it's BA's first revenue flight

Err...no. Perhaps people should realise BA's full name is British Airways and not British.
 
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RE: First British 787 Revenue Flight

Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:46 pm

Yeah in the US British Airways or BA is often called British Air. I hate that actually (no offence). It seems to be the case often with many airlines. If often heard Turkish Air, Japan Air and Virgin Air.

Good luck to Thomson, they are gonna need it on the MRU and HKT runs I think, that will be a challenge.
 
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:18 pm

Title change duly done, but my point was it is the first UK registered 787 revenue flight which is somewhat a milestone without Richard Branson, MOL or Willie Walsh being plastered across the news channels or other media
 
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:56 am

Good Luck TOM. Its been a long time coming. I wish I was off to Menorca on Friday
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:05 am

Starts its longhaul out of MAN around 8th July I believe, to SFB or CUN... One or the other.
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:47 am

They don't fly to Menorca on the 21st according the their website.
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:55 am

Quoting david_itl (Reply 3):
Err...no. Perhaps people should realise BA's full name is British Airways and not British.

Slightly unfair David.

Many airlines are referred to by just the name part which identifies nationality; American, Turkish, Thai, Singapore...need I go on?

It's a bit arrogant to criticise our international friends for doing the same for our national carrier when, in much the same way, we do the same with theirs.

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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:08 am

Quoting hotplane (Reply 8):
They don't fly to Menorca on the 21st according the their website

There are two Gatwick - Mahon rotations on the 21st. One still comes up on the website for me so I'm assuming the other is full.
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:47 am

It just says 'Sorry - we don't fly to that destination the the day you selected' I even emailed Thomson last week but never got a reply.
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:49 am

Looking at their MAH-LGW saleable sectors on their website for the 21st, there are 3 flights. Any idea which is the 787?

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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:36 pm

Quoting ThomasCook (Reply 12):
Looking at their MAH-LGW saleable sectors on their website for the 21st, there are 3 flights. Any idea which is the 787?

What's up with airlines not mentioning the aircraft type? I find it very annoying!
 
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:41 pm

Or even the actual flight! I'm buggered if I can find it on their website. MAH-LGW yes, but not the outbound.
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:41 pm

On the First Choice website the 0805 departure is indicated as being flown by Thomson (and there are 4 seats left)

There are other flights at 1350 and 1525.

Last week

Dep 0805 TOM2VD opb G-OOBP, B752
Dep 1340 TOM4566 opb G-TAWN, B738
Dep 1525 TOM4554 opb G-OOBP, B752

I'd imagine that the 787 would replace the 752 rather than the 738 so either the 1st or 3rd that day. Or it may do both, perhaps.



http://www.gatwickairport.com/flights/timetables/charter/

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http://www.firstchoice.co.uk/fcsun/p...p:908|1592_dafp:LGW_bbfp:AI_dufp:7

click flight details just to the right of the photo
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:50 pm

So it's on the FCA website? That explains it. Thanks!
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:57 pm

Presume it's now full as I'm getting the same old sorry, blah blah blah.
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:04 pm

Its doing two LGW-MAHs on Friday
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:25 pm

Just been on the phone to Thomson and apparently it's staff only LGW-MAH 21st June. Somehow I don't believe them.
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:30 pm

It certainly isnt staff only. That was last weeks CAA Proving flight
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:52 pm

This is strange. Others on here are saying you can book via First Choice, but I tried but can't. They tell me it's staff only.
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:06 pm

Just found out courtesy of the Gatwick Group that these are the flights on the 21st.

TOM4536 0905 dep to MAH arr as TOM4537
TOM4554 1525 dep to MAH arr as TOM4555

Why they fobbed me off with that 'staff only' guff I don't know. Appears you need to book a 7 holiday etc before the flight on the 21st comes up as an option.
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:25 pm

it is the 08:08Z departure in lieu of the 757
 
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:27 pm

For what it's worth I am flying the TOM 787 on Tuesday 25th June LGW - HER, from what I understand this will be the first 787 in to HER, looking forward to it!

Enjoyed 3 flights on QR's 787, the last one the day before they got grounded, so hoping there will be no tech issues or an aircraft switch!

When you go to the Thomson 'Select Your Seat' website it was interesting to note that the premium cabin was not coming up for sale.
 
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:41 pm

I think its going to HER on Sunday too from Gatwick.
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:37 pm

Quoting hotplane (Reply 21):
This is strange. Others on here are saying you can book via First Choice, but I tried but can't. They tell me it's staff only.

You can book on the Thomson website. It sometimes helps if you do your search on Kayak and click through from there.

Unfortunately I can't make this Friday (they have seats under £50 back to LGW). Anyone know of any other SH routes/dates over the next month?
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:53 pm

I'm surprised it's not out of MAN, as that's where they've been basing all their training flight from.
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:54 pm

Quoting ManchesterMAN (Reply 26):
Anyone know of any other SH routes/dates over the next month?

21st June:
Gatwick - Mahon (Menorca): TOM4536/7
Gatwick - Mahon (Menorca): TOM4554/5

22nd June:
Gatwick - Palma (Majorca): TOM4600/1
Gatwick - Rhodes: TOM4660/1

23rd June
Gatwick - Heraklion (Crete): TOM4706/7
Gatwick - Enfidha (Tunisia): TOM 612/3

24th June
Gatwick - Dalaman (Turkey): TOM408/9

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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:05 pm

so what did I see on Sunday the 16th June? I landed in MAN on LH940 from FRA and a 787 from TOM just took off behind we landed!
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:44 pm

Well if you don't mind going for one day trip and not fussed on not being on THE first pax flight, you can fly LGW-MAH with Thomas Cook on 767 in the morning and catch Thomson 787 on the second rotation back to LGW...
All bookable via thomascook and thomson websites. Roughly £100 rtn.

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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:24 am

Quoting musapapaya (Reply 29):
so what did I see on Sunday the 16th June? I landed in MAN on LH940 from FRA and a 787 from TOM just took off behind we landed!

A Training Flight to either Doncaster, Prestwick, Shannon, Newquay, Cardiff, Ostend or a PR flight to Hanover probably.
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:49 am

Could anyone with access please check if the flight to Palma this saturday is still a 787? I am about to book it and it would be too disappointing to find myself on a 737-800...
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:44 pm

She took a brief trip down to EGHH/BOH today apparently. She's certainly visited a good few airports across the UK already.

[Edited 2013-06-18 06:47:17]
 
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:31 am

Quoting airevents (Reply 32):
Could anyone with access please check if the flight to Palma this saturday is still a 787? I am about to book it and it would be too disappointing to find myself on a 737-800...

TOM4600 departing LGW at 0825 is a 787. Is that your one?
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:31 am

A very enjoyable first flight, a definite improvement at least on the Thomas Cook aircraft I flew over to Mahon with.   It might not exactly be a whole lot different to the layman, but it's the future of long haul travel.

A video of the first flight, for those that are interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VebwrgLlDZU
 
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:58 am

Here's a trip report done yesterday:

Thomson 1st 787 DreamLiner: MAH-LGW First Flight (by airbuseric Jun 21 2013 in Trip Reports)
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:18 pm

Quoting dazbo5 (Reply 28):

Thanks for this Darren. Any idea of the flying schedule for the coming week? I'm determined to get on one before they start long haul ops but can't find too much info on where and when they are going to pop up over the next few weeks.
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:16 am

looks like G-TUIB is flying the first MAN commercial flight this morning to PMI (TOM 2138/2139).
G-TUIA is doing the LGW-DLM morning turn (TOM 318/319).
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RE: First Thomson Airways 787 Revenue Flight

Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:36 am

Good to see that two of their 3 are now earning their keep. Well done TUI
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