Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 55 Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 1994 times:
The VS623P/VS624P is a regular ferry flight between LHR and LGW when the a/c is positioned to operate the PHC flight as Donder10 has said.
It usually goes out to LGW in the evening a couple of hours before the flight is due to depart from LGW and returns back to LHR a couple of hours after the flight has arrived back in LGW, although sometimes if the a/c is not needed it may stay at LGW to operate the PHC flight a couple of days later.
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Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4093 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 1977 times:
It is actually more convenient now, because the aircraft departs to San Juan on sunday at 11:55 and gets back on Monday at 06:55 then departs to Port harcourt at 23:30, arrives back on wednesday morning then departs on wednesday evening to return on friday morning. So they would probably position the flight from LHR on saturday night, and it would remain at LGW until friday, or would just stay through. I saw G-VSEA at Gatwick on saturday evening, so its obvious that it has just stayed through, then flown back after ops.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7713 posts, RR: 55 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 1950 times:
Are positioning flights rostered as a stand-alone sector? It seems silly and expensive to get a crew (albeit just Capt & FO) in just for a 20 minute joyride across Surrey, but the crew would be tired after a long flight in from Africa or California, and the last thing they'd want to do is take 'er back up into the London TMA shitfight. Anyone know?
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Airchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 12 Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1400 times:
When the route was launched the reason we were given for the service operating ex-LGW as opposed to LHR was that a lot of the pax would be transferring onto DFW flights (which all operate ex-LGW). I don't know what percentage actually do carry on to DFW though....
Airchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 12 Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1362 times:
Yes it's a regular charter from LGW. There were a couple of 'proving flights' to SJU/MSY last year prior to getting this contract from P&O. The series started on 16 May and from the winter season some flights will go via MAN. Flight nos. are VS9929/9930
BA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 9 Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1305 times:
I wonder why they don't sell seats for the repositioning flight... I reckon quite a few people would be interested in travelling on that for fun and they might be able to cover the landing charge or the fuel by doing so. Alternatively, they could use it as a 'trainer' flight for people on aa fear of flying course? Just a thought, but given the pressure on margins in the airline industry, I would imagine that any extra revenue they can get to cover fixed costs would be worth looking at...
Steve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 356 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1254 times:
Going back to the original topic, the only point in going to Port Harcourt is for the oil industry - believe me you would not want to go there for a holiday - therefore flying out of LGW, where all (direct BA, CO and hence VS codeshare) flights to/from Houston and Dallas fly to/from makes more sense than Heathrow.
Before the VS flight down there started, there was no direct flight to PH from the UK with only a twice a week Air France effort or going via Lagos, which due to security issues is not very desirable.
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