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User currently offlineAq737 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 2071 times:

Why did VS have the 767-300s? I thought it was "4 engines 4 long haul" What routes did they/it op?


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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

VS used a leased Martinair B763 on their MAN-MCO route.

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4292 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 20 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

It was definitely Martinair...the Dutch Registration.

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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

I thought it was "4 engines 4 long haul"

Yeah right. Branson is 4 whatever gets him in the spotlight 4 the moment  Insane

The 4engines nonsense thoroughly amused me, as his airline flew the 763ER over the ocean for years, and was also one of the forerunners in lobbying Boeing to build the twinjet Sonic Cruiser.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

eh nevermind

[Edited 2003-06-07 16:55:43]

User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2614 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 16 hours ago) and read 1761 times:
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Martinair operated the B767 for Virgin from August 1996 to May 1997, so not years!


User currently offlineAq737 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Thanks for the info. Anyway was the interior the Martinair interior?


User currently offlineTombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

The 4 Engines 4 Long-Haul is a recent slogan, the adevertising 'gurus' probably didn't have a clue that Virgin had operated twin-engined aircraft in the past.

I read that the 4 Engine... campaign had the endorsement/backing of Airbus, which struck me as being rather odd, given the existence of the A330 series, and the widely accepted fact that twin-engined jets are just as well-suited to long haul as four-engined jets. Also seemed to me as incredibly bizarre that Airbus might conceive that one series of their aircaft might not be up to performing the job it was sold to do!


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