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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7101 times:

hey

i was wondering where Virgin Atlantic opperates thier 340-600?


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7056 times:

I don't know for sure but...

Tokyo, HKG and Shanghai?



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User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7036 times:

I believe JFK is also one.

User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7014 times:

i think JFK is one to but every time i go to JFK to try to see one there is ethier a 747-400 or 340-200

the only time i have seen real 340-600s in person is at Toulouse i even tuched it.

this is the only photo i could find of it at JFK.
i also check expedia and orbitz to see when it will be there but there is never any 340-600 scheduled


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User currently offlineAirchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6987 times:

AlitaliaMD11

They swap around a bit but currently they are used on HKG, PVG, NRT, BOS JFK (VS45/6) and some CPT services.

Cheers



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39706 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6965 times:

Is San Francisco (SFO) on the list?

We currently get there 747-400s.



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6973 times:

VS45/46 (LHR-JFK-LHR) is currently scheduled to use the A346, as is VS11/12 (LHR-BOS-LHR).

User currently offlineAirchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6905 times:

Superfly

No plans for the 346 to go to SFO yet.



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User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6721 times:

I flew on G-VMEG, Virgin's second A340-600 operating JFK-LHR (Vir 10) a year ago. It was a decent ride, but i prefer the 744.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39706 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6716 times:

Airchabum:

 Sad

Does anyone know when SFO will get a A340-600 carrier?



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6569 times:

superfly

i think Cathy Pacific was plannig on opperating some flights with a 340-600 as well as i heard some rumors that LH might opparte thier 340-600s soon to SFO.



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User currently offlineAmhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6568 times:


I really wish we would get them at LAX- ive been dying to try one, but always get the same ole smaller 340 every time i go  Sad



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6467 times:

I know that China Eastern opperates the 340-600 on most of its flights fasing out my second favorite airplane the MD-11. My friend who lives in Santa Moica said that he see's the CX 340-600 going to his school he passes LAX.
On the other hand Dulles got a surprise visit from a VS 340-600 on 10/12/03


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User currently offlineQANTAS747 From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6370 times:

I heard they were planning to use them on their flights to Australia via Hong Kong......

User currently offlineEA777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6371 times:

Are all their A340-600s based at Heathrow or there some at Gatwick and Manchester? If not are they planning to do so?

User currently offlineAriegel From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6314 times:

I've seen both the China Eastern & the Virgin -600's at Shanghai Pudong on a regular basis..

User currently offlineAirliner777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6290 times:

I wonder when they'll be flying into MIA from UK!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy When I see Virgin at MIA I see their A340-300, but watching an A340-600 will be a great thing, just like Iberia's!!!

User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6284 times:

Are all their A340-600s based at Heathrow or there some at Gatwick and Manchester? If not are they planning to do so?

Currently only the 744s that were to be delivered to Alitalia are permanantly in Gatwick. A single A343 is also ferried in there everyday to operate the Port Harcourt flights. Two 742s are in Manchester for the Orlando flights. All A346s are based in Heathrow.


User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1311 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6231 times:



>>Two 742s are in Manchester for the Orlando flights<<

These are not Virgin metal. They are wet leases from Air Atlanta Icelandic

cheers




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User currently offlineAPP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6219 times:

I thought the two 742's at MAN were Dry Leased from Air Atlanta.
Can anyone confirm one way or the other (or even Damp Leased?)
Cheers,
APP.


User currently offlineSOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6180 times:

AlitaliaMD11,

In your second post you mention

...but every time i go to JFK to try to see one there is ethier a 747-400 or 340-200.

Is it me, or when on earth did Virgin started to operate A340 - 200 without me noticing it?  Confused


User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6157 times:

When I was driving past SFO last summer, I saw the CX 346, it was a really long plane!

User currently offlineAirchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6077 times:

At the moment the only planned destination for the 346 other than those it already goes to is SYD as an extension of the HKG service, but it'll be a while before that starts. I'd guess when new a/c are delivered they will go onto the JNB, MIA or LAX (VS23/24) flights as these tend to be the ones that struggle a bit on the 343 (ie usually max payload)...but that's just a guess.

VS don't have any 340-200's...the smaller ones are all -300's. There are no plans to base the -600's anywhere other than LHR at the mo.

The 2 MAN based Classics are operated by Air Atlanta...the flight-deck are on Air Atlanta contracts although all are ex-VS. Cabin crew are all employed by VS AFAIK. (I don't know what sort of lease that makes it though!  Confused )

Cheers



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User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6125 times:

i've seen the A340-600 both in JFK and IAD. What a VERY long bird but it is one of the best lookin...

~B6FA4ever


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5801 times:

Just to clear a few things up:

The A340-600's operate daily to Narita, Hong Kong and Shanghai. They will always be operated by an A340-600 unless there is some sort of technical problem. The other two (because of the night overlap of the HKG flight, it means that 4 aircraft are needed for those routes in one time) aircraft will either be operating to Cape Town, Boston or New York. I think they are used on the Cape Town services 3 days a week.

They used to operate daily to Washington so AlitaliaMD11 it wasn't a surprise visit, just a regular near the end of the summer schedule. The A340-600's have also been operated on various other routes, Johannesburg got one, one or two days this summer.

They currently have 6 A340-600's operating (G-VFOX, MEG, OGE, SHY, ATL and GOA) all from Heathrow.

Gatwick has 5 cancelled order Alitalia aircraft (G-VROM, ROS, ROY, GAL, LIP) and an A340-300 comes in either on the night before operation or on the early morning. They are used for operations to Port Harcourt on the coast of Nigeria and the fly on tuesdays and saturdays, not every day.

The two aircraft based at Manchester are ex-Virgin B747-200's now at Air Atlanta, but being leased back to Virgin Atlantic. However because Virgin Atlantic are now operating the MAN-MCO flight year round they may be acquiring the aircraft back or using their own equipment on that route? Airchabum should be able to tell you more on that.

When I was staying in SFO i saw a CX A340-600 take off at round 6:00am.

-Stephen


25 AlitaliaMD11 : When ever i am at JFK i usally see the 300 my mistake but in September i went down there and at the cargo ramp near the AA hangar was an old colors 34
26 Post contains images Airchabum : AlitaliaMD11 "an old colors 340-200 short" ...VS have never had any -200's. There are a couple of a/c still in the old colours but they are all -300's
27 AlitaliaMD11 : ok ok ok so it was not a 340-200 sorry i made a mistake. Today i was at school and guess what comes over!!.............. a VS 340-600 my school is nea
28 AA 777 : AlitaliaMD11, Its not possible you saw the concorde today. The last flight into the New York area was November 10 and the final ever concorde flight w
29 Post contains images Planesarecool : Airchubum, Wasn't there plans for a service from Manchester to Barbados? Or did that never get off the ground? -Stephen
30 Airchabum : Stephen MAN-BGI was intended to be a weekly service but most have been cancelled and there will now only be 4 services, all on a Sunday, beginning 28t
31 Andreas : Been to JFK twice in November, each time there was a Virgin 340-600 standing around, so it's definitely JFK, too!
32 Planesarecool : Yes that would be VS045/46. This flight (VS045) departs Heathrow at 9:30am and lands at JFK at 12:10. The VS046 flight then departs at 21:10 and arriv
33 AlitaliaMD11 : thanks for the info guys! i ment i used to see the concorde go over my school every day when it was opperating.
34 JBLUA320 : It has also made landfall at EWR, as I have seen it twice already. Though I am yet to see it at JFK, a plane that has frequented EWR lately is the A34
35 Planesarecool : *A340-300 Virgin Atlantic have no A340-200's what so ever, you won't have seen them. The A340-300's operate one of the Newark services, if not both. I
36 Maxfly : superfly: as for A346s into SFO: LH will operate their daily (summer schedule) MUC-SFO service with the A346 from June 7 onwards.
37 Brubiac : To be honest I don't know what the difference between a -200 and a -300 is but I thought they were the same length? The 200 series are a shorter than
38 Post contains links and images AlitaliaMD11 : hey i have seen a VS 340-600 quit a few times at EWR. it was usally late at night like at 10:00 P.M. i usally see it when i come back from Philedelphi
39 Planesarecool : Yep, the A340-600's have been operating a few of the LHR-EWR VS017/018 flights. They make a night stop in Newark after arriving late at night and then
40 PlaneMad : I flew VS 3 (A340-300-G-VSKY) and VS 4 (747-400-G-VFAB) unfortunately didn't see the A340-600 at JFK
41 Post contains images AlitaliaMD11 : i am really excited because i am flying to Madrid in March and my family is batleing over weather we fly the VS 340-600 or the KLM 777!! we are torn!!
42 Post contains images Jkw777 : VS Operate an A346 from LHR-IAD. I am due to fly this route next year (VS021 and VS022) Regards, Justin
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