englandair
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JMC To Replace DC-10s?

Thu Nov 09, 2000 4:57 am

I read that JMC are to replace their DC-10s with A330s.
Does anyone know when they're to be delivered & how many have been ordered?

Cheers,
Jamie.
 
Jmc777
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RE: JMC To Replace DC-10s?

Thu Nov 09, 2000 11:28 pm

Jamie,

The first DC-10 is being retired on the 9th of Jan 2001 and is being replaced by a damp leased 767-300 from Britannia which is due 6th May. the first A330 is due in November 5th.

The remaining DC-10 is to be operating a limited summer schedule, 3 rotations per week and used as a back up aircraft, the 7676 to do 6 rotations per week.

The second A330 is due in March 2002, to coincide with this JMC are looking at relaunching the entire uniform brand.

The A330's are being configured the same as Airtours I believe, with a premium cabin and the toilets downstairs although this had not been confirmed yet.

Only two have been ordered and they have been leased. They originally wanted the 767-400ERX but it isn't ready in time so they went for the leased A330. Rumour has it that they are still thinking of replacing the A320's with NG737-800's as they seem to prefer an all boeing fleet. The A320's were inherited from Airworld and Caledonian Airways.

Hope this helps, any other questions drop me an email!!!

cya happy flying

jmc777 
 
ContinentalEWR
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RE: JMC To Replace DC-10s?

Thu Nov 09, 2000 11:32 pm

JMC's livery is awful. A real eyesore. I absolutely hate it.
 
Jmc777
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RE: JMC To Replace DC-10s?

Fri Nov 10, 2000 3:30 am

ContinentalEWR:

Who asked your opinion anyway Tosser!!!!!!

good flying

jmc777
 
 
ContinentalEWR
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RE: JMC To Replace DC-10s?

Fri Nov 10, 2000 4:10 am

JMC777, you post something, you're bound to get opinions. That's the essence of the forum. You got mine whether you liked it or not pinhead.

 
gkirk
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RE: JMC To Replace DC-10s?

Fri Nov 10, 2000 4:41 am

Im flying JMC next summer MAN-Las Palmas on a 757. I dont think their livery is the best but its not the worst either, that award goes to... I cant think of one just now.
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
jmc757
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RE: JMC To Replace DC-10s?

Fri Nov 10, 2000 6:38 am

the last i heard on the NG737 situation is that they now dont want them.
I heard the NG737 was looked at because of the part of Thomas Cook that was owned by that german company. thsame german companby owned Hapag lloyd and as Hapag fly NG737 they thought its best that JMC did aswell. However, the german company accuired Thomson and BY, so thir interest in Thomas Cook is to be sold (or already has) so they now have no interest in JMC, and the NG737 plan is to be re-thought.

Having flown JMC i also think the uniform rebranding would not be a bad thing! they look like RAF officers! Anyway apart from that JMC were good (well, G-FCLJ was a bit grubby, but it is a charter flight!)

JMC757
 
englandair
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RE: JMC To Replace DC-10s?

Sat Nov 11, 2000 6:30 am

Jmc777,

Thanks for your answer but i'm abit confused...
when you wrote that JMC are "relaunching their entire uniform brand" I thought it was just fancy for saying that they're to restructure their service, but Jmc757 has written about clothing. Help!

Thanks again,
Jamie.

ps. I REALLY want your job!