Liverpoola380
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Thomson 787 Crew Rest

Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:54 am

Hi

I recently traveled on the TOM 788 to CUN and on my return journey managed to speak with the cabin manager about the aircraft.

I was shocked to discover that there is no crew rest on the Thomson 787 only comfort chairs. Apparently they have purchased the bunks and will be retrofiting in the tail of the aircraft.

Now crew are not always in the know but why would they not just get the crew rest installed when they pruchased the aircraft and with planned non stop sectors to Phuket and Hawaii is this a mistake.

The cabin manager showed me a comfort chair which was located at L1 which has a curtain round it for rest at the minute.

Does anybody in the know have more info on crew rest bunks on Thomson or any of the future TUI 788

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RE: Thomson 787 Crew Rest

Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:17 pm

The crew rest is being installed on all four 787 aircraft currently in the fleet prior to the launch of flights to Phuket. Definitive answer as to why it wasn't installed in Seattle...not sure. Word has it that at the time the decision had to be made, it wasn't confirmed whether they'd need the crew rest or not.
 
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RE: Thomson 787 Crew Rest

Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:21 pm

Quoting Boeing77w (Reply 1):
The crew rest is being installed on all four 787 aircraft currently in the fleet

There is currently one of the aircraft in the Diamond Hangar at Stansted having this work done. It'll apparently takes approximately 2 weeks to fit each aircraft.

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RE: Thomson 787 Crew Rest

Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:21 pm

Quoting liverpoola380 (Thread starter):
Now crew are not always in the know but why would they not just get the crew rest installed when they pruchased the aircraft and with planned non stop sectors to Phuket and Hawaii is this a mistake.

Last month, there was an interview with a spokesman of Jetairfly (the Belgian subsidiary of TUI Travel). He explained the pilots are not getting a good sleep, therefore the 787s will get the bunks instead of the crew rest area because 1) the bunks are almost soundproof and 2) the bunks will get real beds with comfortable mattresses.

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RE: Thomson 787 Crew Rest

Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:45 am

Quoting liverpoola380 (Thread starter):
Now crew are not always in the know but why would they not just get the crew rest installed when they pruchased the aircraft and with planned non stop sectors to Phuket and Hawaii is this a mistake

At the time the decision had to be made the Tour Operator had not confirmed plans to operate to Destinations which required it. Talk of Phuket and Hawaii were just marketing hype. As with all airlines cost awareness is critical so the decision was made not to install crew rest bunks on delivery in case it was money which was wasted.

The holiday company has now confirmed a requirement for flights which require crew bunks and hence the decision has been made to retrofit.
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RE: Thomson 787 Crew Rest

Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:21 am

On their current route network, a dedicated crew rest area wasn't really a necessity, the premium seats would suffice. With the new routes however, it's a different story, hence the addition of the rest area.
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RE: Thomson 787 Crew Rest

Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:12 pm

A little OT but I read that a lot of ME3 planes dont have crew bunks the crew sit near J CLASS.
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RE: Thomson 787 Crew Rest

Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:28 pm

I wondered why I hadn't noticed all 787s in the sky on FR24. Now I know why  

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