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News On VS 747-219 "Classic" Disposal  
User currently offlineIntheknow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4642 times:

Hi All

Just a little info for those interested.

Those A/C in service:

G-VBEE handover date is 15th Feb. G-VBEE will do her last flight with
Air Atlanta 1 week prior to this. She will then fly to LGW for livery
adjustments.

G-VSSS on 6th May. Her last service will be Inbound MCO-MAN on 1st May,
she will then continue to LGW for livery adjustments.

Those A/C in storage:

G-VIBE is scheduled for handover on 1st March 05. (dont know who to)
G-VZZZ will leave on 10th March (dont know who to)
G-VPUF on 18th March (Again no more info as to where)

Cheers

ITK


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User currently offlineVSFullThrottle From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4417 times:

Whats Up ITK,

I heard they were all going to some Russian outfit, but I guess that may be just a rumour, who knows.

Look forward to seeing G-VFAB on the MAN routes.

Regards
VSFT



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User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days ago) and read 4268 times:

You are more likely to see G-VAST or G-VTOP on the MAN-MCO route as they are the two LHR based B744s being transferred to LGW/MAN.

User currently offlineVSFullThrottle From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4134 times:

Hey there Jetstreamer
Thanks for the info, we were told that it would be G-VFAB, but any LHR based 744 will do, it will be great to finally have an aircraft that compliments the LGW aircraft like the good ol'days.

ITK
I heard today that G-VSSS and G-VBEE after being bought and repainted by the Russian outfit they are still gonna be based at MAN, for what I don't know.

VSFT

[Edited 2005-01-16 06:35:00]


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User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3955 times:

Hi VSFullThrottle,

In time you should get to see VROS/VGAL/VLIP/VROM/VROY/VAST/VTOP all making an appearance on the MAN-MCO route.

I agree that it will be great to offer the same service ex-LGW and MAN especially the Upper Class Suite.

Slightly off topic, but two other classics (G-VCAT & G-VRUM) which were acquired by European are being transferred to Argentina to be operated by A4.


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

Hey,

Do G-VAST and/or G-VTOP have V port in all classes, then i'll have something to hope for in the Summer, I don't fancy the crap IFE they give LGW Laugh out loud

Sam Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineIntheknow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3838 times:

Hi A340600

VAST and VTOP have Odyssey. The LGW girls have just had a refit including an upgrade of the NOVA system to include 16 channels

Cheers

ITK


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

The LGW girls have just had a refit including an upgrade of the NOVA system to include 16 channels

I know, but cumon' this is very sub standard to the LHR based a/c with V:Port!

Can someone give me a guide of each of the entertainment systems?

Sam Smile



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineLrgt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

Since AirAtlanta Europe owns these aircraft (AND operated them for VS) and they can barely keep up with their charter demand, then why would they sell them???

My guess is that AirAtlanta will NOT sell them, but insted fly them on behalf of another client.



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User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3756 times:

Sam,

For a rundown of the differences between the 4 IFE systems visit http://www.v-flyer.com


User currently offlineVSFullThrottle From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

Hey there Jetstreamer

Regarding G-VRUM and G-VCAT (Scum and Rat) the farther away they are the better, LOL. I am sure you can agree along with ITK...

Regards
VSFT

[Edited 2005-01-17 04:05:58]


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User currently offlineVirgincrew From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 419 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

Hey there VSFT,

I hear what your saying regarding, G-VRUM & G-VCAT !!!



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User currently offlineIntheknow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

Hi VSFT, Virgincrew and Jetstreamer!

Yes good riddance to RAT and CUM! Although I did find the too-low-in-the galley-mirrors due to the previous operators short cabin crew quite amusing!

I also flew G-VRUM empty to DUB once with the gear down all the way, it took two hours to DUB!!!

Cheers

ITK


User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 38
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 6 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

VRUM and VCAT are -267B models, the first two of up to seven for Southern Winds (incidentally, A4 were initially eyeing-up the -219s), making Argentina the first and only Latin American country to boast TWO 747 operators.

A small coincidence I notice is that a couple of decades ago, it was an Argentine carrier (AR) that provided Virgin with their first 747 (G-VIRG, ex-LV-LZD), and now, Argentina's second largest carrier have just acquired their first Jumbo which operated (albeit briefly) for the same company. Small world...

If none of you mind me asking (excuse my ignorance), how come those two aircraft are not, shall we say...fondly remembered? And be honest because I'll be flying on one of them in late March (MAD-EZE)...

Regards,

ZXV




How do you say "12 months" in Estonian?
User currently offlineIntheknow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

Hi LVZXV,

VCAT and VRUM were great planes. They were just a little cramped with regards to galley space. CX who operated them before us have very narrow galleys at the 2 and 4 doors which made them v difficult to work in compared to the rest of the fleet. That was it really from a cabin crew point of view. Also the pax didn't like the CX business class seats we tried to sell as Upper Class. They were in many ways inferior to our seats at the time.

Cheers

ITK


User currently offlineVSFullThrottle From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

Hey there LVZXV,

Regarding G-VRUM and G-VCAT as ground-staff point of view, I got alot of overtime thanks to these two birds, LOL...

Regards
VSFT



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11845 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2946 times:
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The good old trusty ex Air NZ machines. Does anyone know if any VS B747-219Bs have been scrapped?

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