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VS LHR-LAX - 744 - What Plane Does This Route?  
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

Anyone know what registration plane flies this route???

WE will be flying on the 7th April!!! Want to know what IFE i can expect!!!

chris


5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
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User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

Hi Chris,

Check out http://www.virginflyer.com/default.asp.

Ryanair737


User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Cool site Ryanair737...thx alot!

But Chris78cpr..on some on the blank dates of the calender and from what I have witnessed personally...are G-VROC (Mustang Sally) on a few occasions and G-VROY (Pretty Woman) on one occassion. Odds are you get one of the regulars...G-VFAB, G-VBIG, G-VWOW, G-VAST, G-XLRG or G-VTOP.

BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3702 times:

How many of them use arcadia then???

I am hoping to get VPORT!!!!

Do you know much about the plane 33 that comes back from LAX??? It's the 8:50 flight that gets in at 3:30!

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3645 times:

The second flight is always an A340-300.

BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3605 times:

I think VS7/8 are now operated with UCS aircraft, so that would mean Odyssey or v:port. I'm sure Leezyjet or one of the VS cabin crew on the forums will be able to fill you in with the correct details.

User currently offlinePixuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3562 times:

LAX was a priority for Suites after JFK & SFO. Since the Suites are only 'compatible' with the V:Port and Odyssey entertainment systems on VS, when they've Suites on an aircraft with an older system (Arcadia, and Nova when they get around to the LGW planes), it gets V:Port.

This means, when they've finished fitting Suites to all the 744s, 10 will have V:Port and only 3 with Odyssey. Chances of getting V:Port on any 744-serviced route will be greatly increased.

G-VAST (Ladybird) - Suites fitted already with Odyssey
G-VBIG (Tinker Belle) - Suites fitted already with V:Port
G-VFAB (Lady Penelope) - Has Arcadia, will get V:Port with Suites
G-VGAL (Jersey Girl) - Has Nova, will get V:Port with Suites
G-VHOT (Tubular Belle) - Has Arcadia, will get V:Port with Suites (due Apr)
G-VLIP (Hot Lips) - Has Nova, will get V:Port with Suites
G-VROC (Mustang Sally) - Was delivered with Suites & V:Port
G-VROM (Barbarella) - Has Nova, will get V:Port with Suites
G-VROS (English Rose) - Has Nova, will get V:Port with Suites
G-VROY (Pretty Woman) - Has Nova, will get V:Port with Suites
G-VTOP (Virginia Plain) Suites fitted already with Odyssey
G-VWOW (Cosmic Girl) - Has V:Port, but yet to have Suites fitted
G-VXLG (Ruby Tuesday) - Has Odyssey, but yet to have Suites fitted

Pix
(and just in case you haven't guessed by now, my nerdy knowledge of VS comes from running that virginflyer.com site  Smile)


User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

The VS007/008 is, barring any last minute aircraft changes due to maintainence or operational problems, operated by one of the aircraft with the new UCS. Therefore you should find yourself on one of the following:

G-VTOP, G-VAST, G-VBIG, G-VROC.

G-VHOT will not be back in time for your flight. I would say that of these G-VROC and G-VBIG are the favourable options due to the AVOD entertainment, and new premium economy and economy interiors. Closer to the time I will try to post exact aircraft scheduled for the route, although these aircraft are constanly being swapped around at the moment due to retrofits being made to the UCS, and associated fixtures and fittings.

Regards,


Sevenheavy



So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3394 times:

Does anyone know the average PAX numbers on this route???

I mean is there a chance that the aircraft will only be semi full or is it gonna be rammed full@???

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

V:Port isn't nothing to write home about your too spoilt for choice really. The SFO route I was on was pretty full outbound but on the return leg I got a whole row to my self so you might get lucky with Justin.


One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3361 times:

Alex

I GUARENTEE you there will be no "getting lucky with Justin" of any sort on this trip!!!!!!

I would like to try Vport on the way out as i seriously doubt we will have anything but Arcadia on the way home!!!! I hope it isn't too full!!! lol We will have to see!

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3333 times:

No, i didn't mean that lmao! I meant, ahh nevermind.. Anyway we had arcadia on the way back, that's the one you REALLY want isn't it Chris, don't tell fibs!  Big grin


One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

LOL, i know what u ment mate! Just messing with you!

I KNOW i will get arcadia on the rtn flight, i'm not that lucky!!!!! lol

I just hope we get one of the newer 744's on the way out!!!

I guess i can pray they use a 346 on the rtn leg!!! LOL That would never happen!

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

The flight will in all likelyhood be near 100% full because of all the easter traffic. Throughout the winter the flight has had very high load factors due to the VS023 being suspended oct-mar. Every now and again the VS023 gets substituted for a B744. Admittedly not very often but it happened to me once and it's normally during peak times so keep your fingers crossed for the return!

Regards,

SevenHeavy



So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlineWesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 327 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

>>Check out http://www.virginflyer.com/chance.asp.<<

If only other airlines had the capability of doing something great as this.

- Ron
Western DC-10-10



Western Airlines - The Only Way To Fly
User currently offlinePixuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

>>If only other airlines had the capability of doing something great as this.<<

Be nice if Virgin even did it. As it is, it's a site created by their (unpaid) customers, not the airline itself.

Pix


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

It's too early to say.

Can only speculate at this time that it will be one of the LHR based 744's  Big grin . Only time it will be 90+% accurate is the day before when the following days flight schedules are produced.

Even then there is a chance it could change on the day.

Email me nearer the time and I'll try and find out.

 Smile



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

Ok leezy!!! Cheers!!! Would you also be able to let me know what a343 i will be coming back on the following day???

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
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