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Re: 757 Thomas Cook
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2008, 03:29:55 PM »
Hi Andy,

Nope the 319 can make it full load with no restrictions.

Its actually a shorter flight than most US trans-con flights which are often operated by A319/320 types.
Look at Jetblue Boston-Long Beach for example, much longer than LHR-YYT.

Air Canada operate the 319 on some pretty long routes, YYZ-Caracas is a pretty long one, as well as YHZ-YYC and YUL-YVR.

The golden days of widebodies on 5+ hour flights are long gone, I often see Alaska Airlines 737s over head YYZ doing ANC-JFK or SEA-BOS.
Heck in North America we have RJ's doing 4 hour flights !
Air Canada uses the E190 on YYZ-SEA and Continental uses the E145 on IAH-YYC.

Oh and Thomas Cook's 757s are not going anywhere - back to the original post !!
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Re: 757 Thomas Cook
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2008, 06:29:56 PM »
Ouch..
Also, BA are buying 2 A318s for London City-New York flights, though the westbound leg has a stop in Shannon.

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Re: 757 Thomas Cook
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2008, 11:32:22 AM »
Which will be useful for me as Shannon is closer to where I go to visit family. (About half an hour shaved off the trip).

All depends if I can jump on to those flights purely as an LCY- Shannon passenger. Will be my first flight on an A318 too. I miss the days where you could rocket out of London on a 737-200 and get to where you were going in style.  :(
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Re: 757 Thomas Cook
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2008, 08:41:13 AM »
It's all business, and the Shannon stop is purely technical: refueling and getting the PAX through US Immigration.

I could have sworn that BA Cityflyer flew from City to Shannon... ::confused::