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TUI : Luton Airport Base Visit!

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Hi Everyone,

Yesterday I was given the opportunity to visit TUI Airlines crew room and hangar at LTN Airport. I had an amazing time meeting the crew that were taxiing to BHX to then fly out to Corfu and then Corfu to London Luton.

All the staff at TUI are so passionate about on board safety and security and I even got to be involved in the pre-flight briefing! It was so interesting to learn about where the crew report and how they transfer from one base to the other.

I then got to meet one of the TUI hangar staff who, last year had been cabin crew based out of LTN.
The hangar is airside as you have access to the runway so I took my passport!

The hanger can hold up to 3 to 4 aircraft at a time and before I had been in the TUI Dreamliner (Boeing B787) was there; I had missed it by an hour. The aircraft in the hangar were two B737 and one B757. All of these aircraft had been stripped down for maintenance and were having new carpets and seats re-fitted.

The aircraft doors were bare to the…

Jet2.com Cabin Crew Training

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Hello Everyone,

I would like to start this blog by saying a huge thank you to Jet2.com for letting me visit the SIM centre to experience cabin crew training! #Jet2.com (Scroll down for videos!)

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I drove up to Leeds Bradford with my dad to the Jet2.com training centre at 9:00 AM on the 9th of September to arrive at the centre for 12:00 for the training.

In total, the training session was 2h30 minutes long.

James and Louise took me around the centre and I got to: do the safety demonstration, open the Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 757-200 door, slide down the B737 and B757 evacuation slides, serve coffee and tea in the customer service mock-up cabin, learn about pilot incapacitation, fight a fire in both and over head locker and on a seat, wear a smoke hood and learnt how to correctly fit one, use a BCF (a pressurised water one as BCF's are highly toxic!), learnt how to operate and use an aircraft wheelchair, saw a flight simulator, did a fire in the cabin exercise, learnt how to find…

Porto Santo: Thomson Airways and TUI

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Hi Everyone,

I have just returned from my holiday in Porto Santo where we stayed at the TUI resort of Pestana Columbus Premium Club. We flew out from Birmingham International Airport and returned the week later. You can fly to this destination from MAN (Manchester), BHX (Birmingham) and LGW (London Gatwick). Flights are on Mondays only as TUI operated by Thomson Airways are charter airlines meaning flights are based around package holidays. (ad-hock basis).

The Pestana Columbus Premium Club is advertised as a small premium all-inclusive resort on the tiny island of Porto Santo near the island of Madeira. The island has a beautiful beach that spans nearly the whole length of the island. The sand claims to have healing powers and if you bury a part of your body under the sand for 30 minutes; you will feel completely refreshed and your skin will be softer

The hotel had a twin hotel which you have access to both hotels facilities and had a bar with singer or musician each night. On a Wedn…