(G-TUIC) *Please Read*
Highlights of the flight –
*Amazing loud engine start and slats/flaps
*Unusual approach into Sanford
Well, this aircraft my be quiet but it is stunning! It’s in a league of its own and has a completely different feel to that of a conventional aircraft. The seating was very comfortable, the In-flight entertainment was excellent, the big tinting windows are a lot better and the crew were fantastic! Even better that we had a remote stand so we could catch a glimpse of the massive GENX engine! Once we pushed back and cut the packs, the engines kicked in with a loud and somewhat eerie start up when the sounds from some of the aircraft system diminished. Both
G-JMAA and G-JMAB had landed before we departed and G-TUIA was parked up at the stand after arriving from the Dominican Republic. Our flight was operated by G-TUIC, the third Dreamliner delivered to Thomson back in June 2013. The crew absolutely love the 787. The cabin manager John said how he loved how quiet it was and the great atmosphere on-board, and the 767 is horrible compared to the 787. Same goes for both of the flight crew who formally flew the Boeing 757 for Thomson Airways, describing the fuel efficiency and the speed of the aircraft.
Due to thunderstorms over Florida, ATC closed the right coast of Florida and caused us to make a detour around the Gulf coast. It extended the journey time for about 35 mins.
On the whole, the flight was fantastic! Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
2x GENX 1B engines
Flight time- 8hours 50mins
Departure time- About 1.00PM (30 mins late)
Arrival time- 5.40PM (-5 hours) -4 UTC
Departure Runway- 26L
Arrival Runway- 27R
11A was an extra space seat, great window alignment and view!