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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

I noticed that Virgin 319P an A340 arrived DTW today around 2:15pm to pick up the players from the RyderCup, but when does that flight leave? I wasn't able to come up with anything. I'm sure the Europeans will be happy on their flight back.

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User currently offlineUa815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

One of the players said 535am on the broadcast.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3325 times:

I would say so. I just watched the end of the live press conferance and it's 9pm est.

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1193 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

The flight is due to leave DTW@08:00L.



So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlineCrugs1 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

Just checked on BAA website and its expected to arrive
into LHR at 2100

User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2626 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

Not just any A340, but an A346!!


Information as of 9/20/2004 6:48:11 PM GMT
FlightID: VIR320 (Commercial Jet)
Radio Call: VIRGIN
Ground Spd: 580 kts Altitude: 41,000
Type: A346/W ( )
Departed: 08:45 AM EDT (1245Z)
Original ETA: 07:15 PM GMT (1915Z)
Calculated ETA: 07:13 PM GMT (1913Z), In 0h 20m
Dist Fm Dept: 3073 nm Dist To Dest: 194 nm

Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15380 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

considering VS doesn't fly to DTW, wouldn't it be expensive? I could see them getting some "free" advertising out of it..but would it be worth it?

Or are they going to be paid/reimbursed somehow?

Am I missing something here?

"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1743 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

Its a sponsorship deal, VS are the official airline of the European team.

There were lots of press pictures of the plane when the team left, and I would have thought they'd be a camera crew on the plane on the way back.

The flight is being flown as a charter (G-VFOX flew them out).

Landing is due to be live on Sky News at "about" 8:30pm local - worth a watch!

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