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by Dispatcher9999
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 179866

Re: Thomas cook latest updates?

Given that the news seems to change 10 minutes and the media like to push fear and click bait, can someone please answer these 3 questions? 1: Has Thomas Cook given up on trying to get a deal with private investors? 2: Will the UK gov bail them out? 3: If they can’t find this funding will they go b...

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by Dispatcher9999
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1255
Views: 179866

Re: Updated: Thomas Cook Files for U.S. Bankruptcy Protection

Rumor saying MT1107 is grounded at JSI as cant pay for fuel. Passengers stranded. Certainly something up as LGW showing next info 0900. It’s rumours and lies like that that cause issues. It diverted to CFU due to weather in JSI. If you look through the day TCX had 5 JSI flights throughout the day a...

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by Dispatcher9999
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 25236

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

TCX no longer operate the 753 and it had 275 seats. Both went to DE earlier this year. DE also has 275 seats by the way. One went to FI earlier this year, the other one will go to DE shortly. GJMAA and GJMAB that were at TCX both had 280 seats. Then when they transferred to Condor they were convert...

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by Dispatcher9999
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to WOW's fleet after it Collapsed?
Replies: 15
Views: 5940

Re: What happened to WOW's fleet after it Collapsed?

I see that TF-GPA has finally flown on 19JUL KEF-LJU, I’m guessing the fees have been settled with the airport. Any idea as to the next carrier for this aircraft now it’s in LJU? Have all other aircraft now been placed with other carriers or are there still some sat around, was GPA the last to be pl...

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by Dispatcher9999
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to WOW's fleet after it Collapsed?
Replies: 15
Views: 5940

Re: What happened to WOW's fleet after it Collapsed?

I believe TF-GPA is being held by airport authorities at KEF due to monies owed and will be there until further notice, so may not join TCX.

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by Dispatcher9999
Tue May 21, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1086
Views: 169385

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Wondering if there was any update on TF-GPA. Last picture I saw of it was with a dump truck parked in front of it, as I read Isavia had impounded it. There was an article a few days ago saying it had been moved to a maintenance hangar and engines had been ran. Does this mean its been released and is...

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by Dispatcher9999
Mon May 06, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 821
Views: 144981

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Quick question to help me understand a couple of things, as I have no real knowledge of the SSJ or it’s systems, and obviously I don’t know the cause or any of the mitigating circumstances or the state of the aircraft in the crash. If this has been caused by a lightning strike resulting in a full el...

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by Dispatcher9999
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1086
Views: 169385

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Does anyone know the registrations of the 2x ex WOW aircraft to join the Thomas Cook group?

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by Dispatcher9999
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1086
Views: 169385

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Thomas Cook UK have acquired an A321 from WOW. Does anyone know what registration this is? I've just had a quick scan through the rest of the thread to see if your question had been answered, but I couldn't find anything. I'm also curious as to which WOW air/ex WOW air aircraft are joining the TCX ...

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by Dispatcher9999
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 117
Views: 24447

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

As this was a flight operated by WDL on behalf of BA, i'd hazard a guess that maybe someone in BA got their destinations mixed up when filling out the sub-charter contract, and as far as WDL were concerned they were only ever meant to be operating to EDI, hence why the flight deck flew to EDI and th...

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by Dispatcher9999
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-TCVC 'Monarch Cook'
Replies: 9
Views: 2411

Re: G-TCVC 'Monarch Cook'

With 2 ex Germania and 2 ex WOW aircraft to also join the TCX/Condor fleet there may also be some more interesting hybrid liveries to come. Is there anymore information available on what airframes are going to Thomas Cook/Condor from Germania and WOW Air? Unfortunately not. I believe they are not t...

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by Dispatcher9999
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-TCVC 'Monarch Cook'
Replies: 9
Views: 2411

Re: G-TCVC 'Monarch Cook'

There are 4 ex Monarch aircraft in hybrid liveries GTCVA, GTCVB, GTCVC and GTCVD. They all have full Thomas cook interior, but for this summer season at least, they will remain in the hybrid livery, where apart from the Thomas Cook name the other change is that the tail was changed from yellow to pu...

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by Dispatcher9999
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 9084

Re: Unusual airline sightings

Although not unusual to see Delta at Manchester, UK. I do have a photo somewhere of a Delta A319 parked up at EGCC, a few years ago, which was an unusual sight. Something to do with an NBA team playing in the UK if I remember correctly.

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by Dispatcher9999
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines “strategic review”
Replies: 65
Views: 14013

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines “strategic review”

If I’m understanding it right, the airline is profitable, except for Q4 18, but overall is profitable. The tour ops side not so. So they want to sell the profitable arm to try to make the non profitable arm, profitable? I can see Condor being a good fit with EW, however, their fleet needs a major ov...

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by Dispatcher9999
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93681

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I quite like the new livery. However them small titles on the A330 makes it look like they are temporary, as if it’s on a short term lease. However I’ve just seen a picture of the A320 and think it looks a lot better.

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by Dispatcher9999
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 135972

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Four retro jets would look really. I hope the do it on a variety of aircraft if they do it. Somewhere on A.net there's a rendering of a B787 in Landor livery that looked good. But then I must admit the A380 rendering above looks just as good. Suppose i could hope for both.

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by Dispatcher9999
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 753 for freight ops?
Replies: 9
Views: 3348

Re: 753 for freight ops?

The hard part would be finding one in the first place. Only 55 757-300s were built, and as far as I'm aware, most, if not all of them, are still in service. United and Delta alone account for 37 of them. If 55 were produced and the following numbers are still flying: Delta - 16 United - 21 Thomas C...

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by Dispatcher9999
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 13768

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

Stories like this make my blood boil. Someone else after their 5 minutes of fame and wanting to get whatever they can from the airlines. Equipment changes happen all the time, and sometimes unfortunately it is an aircraft with a lower config. They would have likely been given the option to be swappe...

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by Dispatcher9999
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 753 for freight ops?
Replies: 9
Views: 3348

Re: 753 for freight ops?

The hard part would be finding one in the first place. Only 55 757-300s were built, and as far as I'm aware, most, if not all of them, are still in service. United and Delta alone account for 37 of them. If 55 were produced and the following numbers are still flying: Delta - 16 United - 21 Thomas C...

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by Dispatcher9999
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest T-Tail Fleets
Replies: 10
Views: 3963

Re: Biggest T-Tail Fleets

What a great forum this has become. Someone brings a discussion to the table, and the first reply is one of rudest replies I’ve seen on this forum. Long gone are the ‘good ol days’ of airliners. Anyway Flybe I can imagine would appear on the list somewhere with around 60 T-Tail aircraft, using both ...

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by Dispatcher9999
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 53913

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

I'd keep an eye on the Thomas Cook Group. There was a thread on here quite recently that they are looking at long-haul aircraft to replace Condor's fleet of 767's, however other airlines within the Group (TC UK and Scandinavia) both use A330's and UK have been slowly expanding long-haul in recent y...

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by Dispatcher9999
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe flight drops 500 feet in 18 seconds
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

Re: FlyBe flight drops 500 feet in 18 seconds

500ft in 18 seconds is less than 1700ft per minute ie. less than a pretty normal descent. Did you even read the article or just read the headline and decide to reply? Quoted from the article: “the report said the aircraft had reached a maximum rate of descent of 4,300ft/min” Anshabhi, I’m pretty su...

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by Dispatcher9999
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106919

Re: MAN news - 2018

Incorrect

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by Dispatcher9999
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106919

Re: MAN news - 2018

Re. the 'new T2', how many piers will it have now? Didn't it change from the original plan? What is the reason? Also, does anyone know where Flybe will be based with the new plans? I would have thought remaining in T3 since it's better suited to smaller/regional aircraft....the 'new T2' gates seem ...

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by Dispatcher9999
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"
Replies: 22
Views: 6369

Re: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"

Stewie787 wrote:
This is an old photo, it started circulating summer 2017. Hardly hot on the heels



Definitely not from 2017. Aircraft was only painted at the end of April this year and spent half of the summer flying for Thomas Cook Scandinavia

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by Dispatcher9999
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about inflight death of pax
Replies: 18
Views: 3924

Re: Questions about inflight death of pax

Most of the time once the deceased has been removed the aircraft will continue on its way. 9 times out of 10 so will the crew. If the aircraft diverts, the crew will be spoke to by cabin management and operations to see how the crew are and if they are fit to continue. More often than not both crew ...

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by Dispatcher9999
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 45178

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

https://www.check-in.dk/chartergaester- ... benhavn-2/ it will be used by Thomas Cook as charter cph-larnaca.


On a LCA flight today and then a PMI Flight tomorrow I believe.
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Kikko19 wrote:
According to https://www.check-in.dk/chartergaester- ... benhavn-2/ it will be used by Thomas Cook as charter cph-larnaca.


On a LCA flight today and then a PMI Flight tomorrow I believe.

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by Dispatcher9999
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16970

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

My question is why would anyone not put their phone on Airplane mode? Now if the passenger puts the phone on airplane mode and is still removed, that is ridiculous. But if you’re asked to put your phone on airplane mode, put it on airplane mode. Not doing so is asking for an altercation whether you...

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by Dispatcher9999
Tue May 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan 3U8633 Looses cockpit window at FL320
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Sichuan 3U8633 Looses cockpit window at FL320

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-44121377
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Not seen this posted.
A319 F/O’s window blew out at 32,000ft.
Glad all ended well and F/O doesn’t sound too badly injured.

China Sichuan Airlines pilot 'half sucked out of plane' survives http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-44121377

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by Dispatcher9999
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 9273

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

So where does Condor/Thomas Cook fall into all of this? Has Niki just pulled the rug from under their feet? Didn’t they stump up some cash up front to help with the purchase? Or was it only to help with sales of package holidays? If I’ve heard right as well isn’t there currently Niki Aircraft in Con...

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by Dispatcher9999
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Tokyo
Replies: 34
Views: 7698

Re: Norwegian To Tokyo

Russian overfly permits can be a logistical nightmare. It’s not based on a carrier receiving overflight permission either. Each carrier has to have a permit for every route. So one carrier could have permission to fly XXX to XXX over flying Russia but then they may not have permission to fly YYY to ...

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by Dispatcher9999
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Dispatchers
Replies: 54
Views: 5689

Re: Airline Dispatchers

I received the actual acceptance e-mail earlier this week and my flight down to FLL is set! Marc Congratulations, i'm guessing this is an acceptance for Sheffield? One thing I would say if you sign up for the course is ADX ADX ADX ADX, the best bit of advice I can give is study hard for it before t...

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by Dispatcher9999
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Dispatchers
Replies: 54
Views: 5689

Re: Airline Dispatchers

I received the actual acceptance e-mail earlier this week and my flight down to FLL is set! Marc Congratulations, i'm guessing this is an acceptance for Sheffield? One thing I would say if you sign up for the course is ADX ADX ADX ADX, the best bit of advice I can give is study hard for it before t...

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by Dispatcher9999
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook operated by Wamos
Replies: 6
Views: 1836

Re: Thomas Cook operated by Wamos

With MAD being where Wamos tend to base their aircraft and lease them out on an ACMI basis, i'd say its probably a one off wet lease positioning in to operate a flight out of MAN. You would need to find its next sector to see what flight that would be.

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by Dispatcher9999
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 61552

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Jet2 will have 2 A330 from Air Tanker next summer, and MT will continue to have one, so that mans only one A330 available from the surge fleet of 4 I’m sure it was the other way around? GVYGK and GVYGM were with Thomas Cook this summer. (GK is still there and GM should rejoin next summer.) GVYGK is...

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by Dispatcher9999
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines says farewell to the Avro RJ
Replies: 20
Views: 4179

Re: Brussels Airlines says farewell to the Avro RJ

Monarch AirBerlin United 747 KLM Fokker Avro RJ CSeries? Delta A350 Qantas 787 737MAX A330NEO 767 and the end of EY at SFO and AF 787 at LHR. October 29, 2017 was a rough day for the aviation world. And the EY's A340 fleet retirement. I'll try to find some more (if there are any...) Michael Not as ...

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by Dispatcher9999
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor's future airplanes
Replies: 33
Views: 8799

Re: Condor's future airplanes

They need to at least upgrade the interiors on all their 767's. I was recently on BWI-FRA with Condor, the 767 interior had the original interior with the old tube television hanging from the ceiling, no seat-back entertainment, and seats from the 80's. I mean for a long-haul operation, conditions ...

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by Dispatcher9999
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor's future airplanes
Replies: 33
Views: 8799

Re: Condor's future airplanes

It is also a group that is very flexible when it comes to aircraft usage, sharing Danish and British aircraft between them whenever there is slack in one part of the network. They even use the same pool of pilots to fly both the A320/321s and A330s. Even though its a group airline, and aircraft can...

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by Dispatcher9999
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 971
Views: 167705

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

It's probably unrelated, but DE are doing another swap with MT. The 753s are heading back onto the German register together with the two TCX-owned 753s, which will go on to the German list. In return MT will get some of DE's A321 fleet. So next summer DE will have higher capacity aircraft available...

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by Dispatcher9999
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thomas Cook LA on Time Departure Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1956

Re: Thomas Cook LA on Time Departure Problems

Looking back over the past month the latest delay has been 55 mins. On a Saturday the delays have been +55mins +43mins +30 mins +35mins and +25 mins. The only exceptional one was one that returned from airborne and night stopped. Over the course of July the average delay has been about 30 mins with ...

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by Dispatcher9999
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure
Replies: 48
Views: 7900

Re: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure

What a hypocritical response. Of course the winglet didn't fall off mid-flight, nor are they needed for the safe operation of an aircraft. What I'm saying is that any real airline would've replaced it by now and not used speed tape as a permanent fix. It begs the question of who is running their ma...

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by Dispatcher9999
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure
Replies: 48
Views: 7900

Re: Which Thomas Cook suffered a winglet failure

I don't appreciate Thomas Cook employees trying to start a flame war on this forum. I don't get why AA, DL, and UA are going after Norwegian and the ME3, they should be going after airlines like Thomas Cook. Your sir are laughable. I'm not sure who is starting a flame war, to be honest I think you ...

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by Dispatcher9999
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook pilot wins fatigue tribunal case.
Replies: 16
Views: 4557

Re: Thomas Cook pilot wins fatigue tribunal case.

I call this seagull management. They zoom in from outside the area, make a lot of noise, crap on people, and when the scraps left are not worth fighting over, soon fly off somewhere else. Well, in this case it seems that all the managers kept their jobs. It is pretty obvious that the dispatcher tam...

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by Dispatcher9999
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook pilot wins fatigue tribunal case.
Replies: 16
Views: 4557

Re: Thomas Cook pilot wins fatigue tribunal case.

It is pretty obvious that the dispatcher tampered with the original flight plan to make it fit within the FDP. Very fraudulent and exactly the thing that professional airlines would discourage. Link to the full judgement: http://www.balpa.org/About/Files/M-Simkins-vs-Thomas-Cook-Airlines-Ltd-ET-Jud...

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