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Two Unusual VS Flights Into LHR Today  
User currently offlineVS346 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 339 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

Two VS flights today (May 24) are arriving LHR from Lyon.

VS 9904 arr 1350
VS 9908 arr 1835

Both are arriving T2 rather than the usual T3.

Any insight? Charter or maintenance?

Thanks,
VS346

Edited: typo in topic name

[Edited 2004-05-24 09:40:50]


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User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

Hi,

I believe these are code share flights (with AF I think). VS has about 5 seats on each aircraft. They don't even actively try to sell these seats. I think it is being done for a year or so to protect some LHR slots that VS are not currently using for it's own services.

Regards,

SevenHeavy



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User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1565 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

They are indeed operated by AF, 3 flights per day each way, 5 seats per flight. They cannot be booked on a GDS, only on the internet, and no discounted fares available. Cheapest I managed to find for June was £324 return plus tax. Lyon is shown at the bottom of their drop down for destinations.

User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2896 times:

So, which aircraft do they use?

User currently offlineAirchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

The slots have been purchased from flybe who operate LHR-LYS on behalf of AF using 146s AFAIK. I guess these services will be transferred to LGW when VS actually needs to use the slots in question, which is probably not until the winter when LHR-HKG-SYD flights begin (subject to EU approval of course).

Cheers



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