RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4218 times:
My guess is that VS will likely be phasing out their A340-300 fleet in favor of the A340-600 and A340-600HGW down the road. My guess is that VS will place an order for the A346HGW at the upcoming Farnborough Air Show--somewhere between 15 to 25 planes.
BN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5618 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4061 times:
CREWREST- I think you are right. I don't believe any of the T2 stands at LAX are able to accomodate an A346.
Not so guys, the A340-600 prototype (with VS interior- I went aboard it) was docked at gate 23 or 24 on the eastern face of T2 on two different dates when it came thru in 2002. It does make one of the adjacent gates unusable when it did so. It was parked here to prove to VS that could indeed use T2.
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Airchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4005 times:
SevenHeavy was asking what date you plan to travel. I also work for VS so will check at work tomorrow as I hadn't seen anything either about 346s doing the VS23/24.
I was on the A340-600 round-the-world flight that went via LAX and we did indeed park on T2, although it was pretty tight and we had to be towed onto stand. Btw I thought I read somewhere that VS was having to move to T4??
Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25719 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3712 times:
If my memory serves me right, the two A340-600 demo visits at LAX parked at gates 21 and 23 at Terminal-2. Having said this then gate 22 and 24 on the opposite side of the terminal being identical should also have the ability to dock the A346. I'm not 100% sure of the end gates like 27 and 28 as they are directly adjacent to the active taxiway.
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Chris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2822 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3615 times:
I have checked with a couple of sources and they both show that the 2 VS flights to LAX on the 10th August 2004 will be on 1 744-VS007 and on 1 A343-VS023. The rtn flights 008 and 024 will be on the 744 and 343!
I am also eagerly awaiting to try VS346's and their suites!!!
I flew VS007 to LAX 2months ago on the 744 and it was excellent! The rtn flight on the 343 while not as good was still enjoyable!!! I hope you have fun!!!
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