SevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1160 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3470 times:
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.
Lapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1584 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3294 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.
Airchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2910 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).