Operated by Thomson Airways/TUI for TCS. Small red "World of TUI" titles near cockpit window. TCS & Starquest Expeditions, based in Seattle, Washington, operates all inclusive, luxury private jet tours throughout the world primarily on all-business-class Boeing 757s with 78 seats.
This Staggerwing Beech started out as USAF 44-67727 then to the Royal Navy as FT478 and following that as BuNo 32876 with the US Navy. It became a civilian first as N1183V and finally N552 in 1970. Presently displayed in the Palm Springs Air Museum as a visitor.