VSFullThrottle From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 280 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3291 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.
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.
LVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 44 Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2371 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)...
Intheknow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2311 times:
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.