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Thomas Cook - two flights to Heraklion within 15 minutes

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Thomas Cook - two flights to Heraklion within 15 minutes

We're off to Crete three weeks today, so I was idly looking at Gatwick departures to see how punctual the flight might be.

That's when I notice that TCX had two flights to Heraklion this afternoon :

Flight TCX 3218 15:25

Flight TCX 1326 15:40

Flightstats puts them even closer in time : 15:25 and 15:30. Arriving at 21:20 and 21:25 respectively. Aircraft are shown as 752 and 753 - whatever that means.

flightstats.co.uk/FlightStatus/…

Is this normal, or are they likely to be combined in a single flight? If so, what happens to seat bookings?

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11. Re: Thomas Cook - two flights to Heraklion within 15 minutes

Post 9 - are you sure that TC have invested in dreamliners? I didn't know that.

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12. Re: Thomas Cook - two flights to Heraklion within 15 minutes

Andy, very true. Especially since the same TC staff will have already been round in the coaches picking up those returning to the UK.

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13. Re: Thomas Cook - two flights to Heraklion within 15 minutes

Helshaw

I didn't see post 9, but Thomas Cook haven't invested in the Dreamliner.

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14. Re: Thomas Cook - two flights to Heraklion within 15 minutes

I didn't think so either - ta.

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15. Re: Thomas Cook - two flights to Heraklion within 15 minutes

In addition to all the above, one of the planes may have been chartered to a different tour operator/s.

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16. Re: Thomas Cook - two flights to Heraklion within 15 minutes

They're both operating for Thomas Cook.

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17. Re: Thomas Cook - two flights to Heraklion within 15 minutes

Only time tend to use Thomas Cook is to Tunisia. On a Sunday morning they have around 10 flights arriving from various U.K. airport between the same time slot of about 1 hour. Can be rather chaotic at immigration and even more chaotic for departures with all flights leaving within same time slot.

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