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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

I was listening to the AMS approach frequency, and there was a VS flight being handled. My question is this: Why would a VS flight pass through AMS approach?

I suppose it could have been a Virgin Express flight, but the pilot was British, and the flight didn't land at nor did it take off from AMS.


Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
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User currently offlineVS045 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

How long ago was this, cos about two weeks ago, a vs 346 on its way to hong kong had to divert to AMS and then a vs 744 had to bring a tow bar to enable it to move stand.

Cheers,
VS045



4 engines 4 long haul
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3376 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

Also, KLM does a lot of heavy maintenance for Virgins 747 fleet.


Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineSPL From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

As Doona allready said, it was not the flight from a few weeks ago, which made an unexpected stop at AMS. Also it was not a flight which was coming for maintenance at the KLM. That was very clear in his post. Now is still the question open...


Groeten Martijn


User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1623 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

what date did it happen then?

give us a chance!


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

I heard this yesterday, February 24th. I, like you, am stumped. I'm thinking that AMS approach would be too early for a descent into London, and certainly not a departure.

Even so, were it a maintenance ferry, would it have a Virgin flight#?

Of course it could have been a virgin express flight with a british pilot, but I don't think it would be in AMS airspace unless it were landing or departing which it wouldn't. Do they perhaps fly to Groningen?

Hope someone can help me out, coz' I'm going out of my mind...

Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineKlm-md11 From Greece, joined Mar 2002, 471 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

Virgin xpress does fly to and from Amsterdam.

Two daily flights actually:

one a/c flies BRU-FCO-AMS-FCO-BRU

the other one does BRU-LIN-AMS-LIN-BRU

this way Virgin does not have a base at AMS, but does fly twice daily: as mentioned above to Rome and Milan. both flights depart AMS around 1530 in the afternoon, about 45 minutes inbetween both departures. I once saw both a/c parked next to each other at the B-pier.

regards,

KLM-MD11



GELUK IS GELUL MET EEN K
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