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Mystery Virgin Flight VS9988 MCO-LGW Now.  
User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3338 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3769 times:

Wondering about this flight.
VS9988 MCO-LGW A340-642.

virgin


Virgin do not use a A340 out of Gatwick,do they?
Is this a "rescue flight" picking up some delayed paxs.
Odd flight number.


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User currently offlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2315 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3580 times:

VS is covering some flights for Monarch (The VS flights are flying to MCO instead of SFB).

User currently offlinePA515 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2007, 905 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
Wondering about this flight.
VS9988 MCO-LGW A340-642.

I understood 9xxx flight numbers were positioning flights with no pax.

PA515


User currently offlinesevenheavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3127 times:

As mentioned above, these are weekly charters for MON, although they are being operated by 2 class A330's, not A340-600's (unless there was a last minute substitution-that would have required a ferry flight from LHR to LGW yesterday)

All carriers are different, but for VS 99XX flight numbers are charters, not positioning flights (which for VS are 8XX flight numbers



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