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787 dreamliner planes for Kenyan flights from Gatwick

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Hythe, United...
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787 dreamliner planes for Kenyan flights from Gatwick

If have just been looking at Thomson flights to Kenya in November and have noticed that from 4th November that they will be operating the 787 dreamliner on the Gatwick/Mombasa route. At last the old first choice planes can now enjoy a happy retirement

…thomson.co.uk/dreamliner-benefits/#.UOhx9G9…

Newton Abbot...
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for Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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31. Re: 787 dreamliner planes for Kenyan flights from Gatwick

And then we will have to see how long it takes for Thomson Dreamliners in Seattle to have their new battery fix and implemented and a date for delivery.

Angie.

London, United...
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32. Re: 787 dreamliner planes for Kenyan flights from Gatwick

The plane's grounding has cost Boeing an estimated $600m (£393m) so far.

Edited: 12:07 pm, April 20, 2013
Fordingbridge...
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33. Re: 787 dreamliner planes for Kenyan flights from Gatwick

"And then we will have to see how long it takes for Thomson Dreamliners in Seattle to have their new battery fix"

As I would never, ever fly with Thomson I'm not concerned about that. BA's old 777s do very well on the LHR-NBO route & they also start to take delivery of their 787's later this year although I doubt that they'll waste them on this route.

London, United...
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34. Re: 787 dreamliner planes for Kenyan flights from Gatwick

An Ethiopian Airlines plane took off at 09:45 local time (07:45 GMT) en route to Nairobi in Kenya, a two-hour flight.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22315317

Newton Abbot...
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35. Re: 787 dreamliner planes for Kenyan flights from Gatwick

And on the grapevine Thomson should have the delivery of at least two of their Dreamliners sometime in June, no date has been released as yet. There are 4 Dreamliners currently waiting for their 'fixes' and other modifications, before pre delivery flight tests.

Angie.

Silver Spring...
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36. Re: 787 dreamliner planes for Kenyan flights from Gatwick

Jambo Angie, thanks for the info.

Newton Abbot...
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37. Re: 787 dreamliner planes for Kenyan flights from Gatwick

Thomson update on Dreamliner.

The first long haul flight of the Thomson 787 Dreamliner has been given the green light for the second week of July. Passengers heading to Cancun and Florida from July 8th.

…thomson.co.uk/787-update-2/#.UX-M1WlwYup

Hopefully the rest of the Dreamliners and routes will all now go smoothly.

Angie.

Ilford, United...
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38. Re: 787 dreamliner planes for Kenyan flights from Gatwick

Just heard on BBC Breakfast News that Thomson takes delivery today, first commercial flights scheduled in 3wks :-)

Fordingbridge...
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39. Re: 787 dreamliner planes for Kenyan flights from Gatwick

Despite the new aircraft it will still be a rubbish airline.

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40. Re: 787 dreamliner planes for Kenyan flights from Gatwick

Its hit the news

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2333855/Thomson…