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VS 11 21st August And VS 12 28th August  
User currently offlinePlaneMad From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 533 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

What aircraft is going to operate VS 11 LHR-BOS next Saturday 21st August. I know it should be a 744. Also what about VS 12 on 28th August?

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User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1158 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

The flights you ask about are both due to be flown using B744's fitted with UCS.(not G-VXLG, basically!). Other than that its a little to early to say for certain. The system currently shows G-VBIG for the outbound but likely to change. No a/c assigned for the return as yet.

Regards,

SevenHeavy



So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlinePlaneMad From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

Is G-VBIG still flying VS 11 on 21st August? Has any a/c been assigned to VS 12 on 28th August?

User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

All I know is that when I plan on taking VS from BOS>LHR in January its scheduled to be an A340, any chance that would be a -600?????




SIN > CVG > BOS
User currently offlineAirportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

The A340-600 was in Boston I want to say on Sunday. I stood 15 feet from it and was awed. The boat was G-VOGE.

And I thought it left pretty empty. I have never EVER seen a plane thunder down a runway so fast (15R).

WOW  Love



I sell airplanes and airplane accessories
User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

All I know is that when I plan on taking VS from BOS>LHR in January its scheduled to be an A340, any chance that would be a -600?????
It looks like it is going to be a -300, but someone from VS might be able to confirm that.

The boat was G-VOGE
Ship, not boat, and even then, "ship" should not be used when talking about registrations.

 Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

 Insane SafetyDude....Who cares what you call the thing? Sheesh.

User currently offlinePlaneMad From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

I have also noticed that LGW birds have been on that route. Have they been covering for G-VFAB?

User currently offlineAirportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

Safetydudette:

Are you for real? Thanks S12PPL for the support. Who knew that the world would crumble over said comment!



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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

I have also noticed that LGW birds have been on that route. Have they been covering for G-VFAB?
It looks like FAB has been doing plenty of BOS and MIA runs the past few months, but with all of the UCS re-fits, things are a bit crazy (FAB even went to MCO) so LGW could have been substituting for other planes.

SafetyDude....Who cares what you call the thing? Sheesh.
Many people do care, and it is also a matter of what is right and what is wrong. You will always hear "ship number 1234", not "boat number 1234".

Are you for real? Thanks S12PPL for the support. Who knew that the world would crumble over said comment!

In no way was I trying to be rude, bur rather I was just trying to help people with correct word usage. This is what you get for trying to be nice.  Insane

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

Yep, I guess that's what you get for appearing to be sarcastic, and a "know-it-all" Big grin

User currently offlineAirportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

What happened to G-VFAB? I saw her not too long ago either, 5 or 6 days ago. Did she go mechanical?

And Will:

From someone who actually works in the aviation industry, people use all kinds of terminology for everything. I've heard so many different terms for so many different things that, in the end, you pick the one you like and use it the most. At our place, when a plane comes in full, we call it a "full boat". And I like that term. So I am going to keep using it.



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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Yep, I guess that's what you get for appearing to be sarcastic, and a "know-it-all"
I was never being sarcastic in explaining ship/boat. I was not trying to be a know-it-all. I am very grateful when someone tells me something new or gives me more information.

I saw her not too long ago either, 5 or 6 days ago. Did she go mechanical?
I know that FAB operated a flight just two days ago and have not heard of any problems.

At our place, when a plane comes in full, we call it a "full boat". And I like that term. So I am going to keep using it.
Per my original post, I was saying that when identifying a plane, ship is used: "Ship 1234 is going to be catered." When not specifically identifying a plane, you can use whatever (such as "full boat").

 Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1993 times:

Will...it's not a big fricken deal what you call the damn plane...My gosh. If I wanna call it a boat...I'm gonna call it a boat. And if anyone makes THAT big of a deal over it...All I'm gonna do is laugh at them and walk away. Anyone who takes what you call a damn airplane that seriously needs to find a hobby.

User currently offlinePlaneMad From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1985 times:

Whatever you want to call the plane. What plane will it be on Saturday 21st operating VS 11?

User currently offlineKim777fan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Is this boat/ship/airplane a charter operation of some sort??? I can't see LHR - BOS traffic justifying either an A340-600 or a B747. I would think either an A330 or a B767 would suffice if the route is flown with any frequency.

User currently offlineLXLGU From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

Cant see for tomorrow but VBIG operated yesterday and today

Cheers!
Tony


User currently offlineBosugadl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

KIM777fan-
I think that AA, BA and VS would disagree with you on the amount of traffic between LHR-BOS. These are today's (8/20/04) flights. In addition there is a 3 times a week VS A340-300
London, England American 109 12:45 PM Arrived 777-200
London, England American 155 08:02 PM Scheduled 777-200
London, England British Airways 213 12:54 PM Arrived 747-400
London, England British Airways 51G 06:37 PM In Flight n/a
London, England British Airways 239 09:06 PM Scheduled 777-200
London, England Virgin Atlantic Airways 11 05:15 PM Inflight 747-400

http://www.flytecomm.com/cgi-bin/trackflight


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

I can't see LHR - BOS traffic justifying either an A340-600 or a B747.
VS has regularly scheduled 744 service.

I would think either an A330 or a B767 would suffice if the route is flown with any frequency.
VS operates neither.  Big grin

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlinePlaneMad From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

So G-VBIG I hope should be on tomorrows flight

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