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VS To Increase Number Of Flights To USA  
User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4788 times:

Here is a link to a just breaking story that VS will increase flights to the US this summer. Business is picking up. As for the new IAD flight, it has been rumored for some time now.

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30400-1124233,00.html

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User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2008 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4751 times:
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This is sort of a duplicate thread... please see
"Virgin Atlantic 700 jobs"
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1413467/



It's been swell, but the swelling has gone down.
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4673 times:

Always active with the <> link and here it is:

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30400-1124233,00.html


User currently offlineCOTXDFW777AA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4598 times:

I hope they add some new destinations.
-COTXDFW777AA



Texas- it's like a whole different country!
User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4791 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4478 times:

No where does it mention HOW many extra flights are going to be operated to EWR-BOS-PHL etc from LHR!!!

User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4436 times:

No suprise, VS New York flights are filled to capacity (and then some  Big grin).

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5250 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

Any chance they might resume LHR-ORD? VS marketed the hell out of the service, then dropped the route after 9/11

User currently offlineV2fix From New Zealand, joined Mar 2003, 368 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4169 times:

Great news ..

I've just returned from a BOS trip on BA - the service was aweful, the seats were cramped (Prem Econ out and Club W back), the IFE brokedown and on both flights the at seat computer power supply did not work.

But I needed an earlier flight that the current single VS LHR-BOS at 16:30pm.

Please please Virgin make it a 10.00 am flight.



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User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7186 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

Maybe another MIA flight on the weekends?


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineAirchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4038 times:

Hi there. I posted this on the other related thread:

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Details of the extra flights are as follows:

VS55 LHR-IAD 2010-2320 WED/FRI/SUN
VS56 IAD-LHR 0725-1930 THU/SAT/MON

VS53 LHR-BOS 2010-2220 MON/THU/SAT
VS54 BOS-LHR 0800-1930 TUE/FRI/SUN

All times local. Effective 1 June-30 Oct. No type is mentioned but I guess 343.

Also a VS17/18 LHR-EWR-LHR service will be operated on a Tuesday(returning Wed) making this a 7 days per week operation.

Cheers



Biggidy biggidy bong
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

VS is doing a MORNING flight from BOS?!?! I had heard rumours that they were interested in one, but with BA and AA already having departures at 0815 and 0900, respectively, I never thought they'd do it.

It'll definitely make the mornings a bit more interesting at BOS.

LH423



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User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3858 times:

Boston will now have more AM departures to LHR, than even JFK.


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User currently offlineAA787 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 610 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3759 times:

Flyguy1-Are you sure? at JFK isn't there a VS a BA and an AA? What does BOS have? I can only think of VS and BA.

Correct me if im wrong,
AA787



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User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8549 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3675 times:
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V2fix,

How can the seats are crampt when BA WTP+ has the same seat pitch as the VS product and the Club World pitch is like some 20 inches bigger than the VS product?

Just sounds like BA bashing for the sake of it.

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4791 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3664 times:

VS should look into serving TEXAS-ORD and SEA.

The only problem is that you can only fly from LGW to Texas and not LHR due to the Bermuda Triangle!!!

By the way do VS pick up a lot of JNB/CPT/LOS bound traffic from USA?


User currently offlineKZBA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3587 times:
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BOS has the AA156 departure at 0900 (does not operate on Saturdays), the BA238 at 0815 which will return to daily service at the end of March and now VS54 at 0800! That is more than JFK since VS operates its daylight service from EWR. I never knew that there was such a demand for daylight flights beacuse it wasn't that long ago that the BA238 was performing quite poorly. I guess times are changing??

User currently offlineCoTXDFW777AA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

What are the exact details of Bermuda ll, I know it is supposed to take pressure off LHR by limiting the number of slots, right? When did it start, and why was Texas singled out?

-COTXDFW777AA



Texas- it's like a whole different country!
User currently offlineLhr001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Will Virgin Atlantic re-introduce the 747-200 London/Gatwick to San Francisco service? The service which was run in addition to the daily 747-400 London/Heathrow to San Francisco proved to have very commendable passenger counts a few years ago when it was operated during the summertime!


LHR001


User currently offlineGraham697 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

May be they will enter the Tampa market!  Big grin I would love to see the Virgin 747s wit the British flag land here!


Looking forward to the new AA
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 3261 times:

KZBA: AA is generally kicking our ass in the mornings. BA238 does do well, particularly during the peak travel times (summer, school holidays, Christmas, etc) but it can also be a real dud at times. AA tends to have a bit more of a regular passenger load. I don't expect VS to do real well on the route but I found out the reason for these flights is simply slot retention. VS is dropping CPT for the season and instead of losing the slot at LHR they are operating these flights as a way to keep the slots. VS isn't really in this for the money.

One thing I will say about the morning flights is that they have their cult followers. Some people just love the morning flights and now will only take BA238 versus the overnight flights from BOS.

LH423



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

at JFK isn't there a VS a BA and an AA?

BA, AA, VS, UA, AI, and KU all fly nonstop from LHR to JFK



What does BOS have?

BA, AA, and VS fly nonstop from LHR to BOS



The only problem is that you can only fly from LGW to Texas and not LHR due to the Bermuda Triangle!!!

BA, AA, and CO couldnt care less about the Bermuda Triangle... nor do any of their aircraft pass through it on the way to LON from Texas.

Now, Bermuda II, on the other hand  Laugh out loud



What are the exact details of Bermuda ll

Didnt you just ask this, like six days ago  Yeah sure

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1430399/4/


[Edited 2004-03-05 19:47:14]

User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

Any chance Vs start a flight to DEN? I know BA already flies from LGW


ROLL TIDE!!!
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

BA flies to DEN from LHR

User currently offlineB6A320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

Hopefully an extra MCO flight with the A346!!  Big thumbs up

Justin P.


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