AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4520 posts, RR: 53 Posted (9 years 8 months 5 days ago) and read 3852 times:
In the process of booking a few virgin atlantic (or BA, haven't decided yet) from LAX-LHR in september/december, january/march and april/june and I noticed that VS7/8 is scheduled for an A340-600 as early as October/November. Why the change? Where is the 744 going and why have they decided to do that? VS23/24 still to be A340-300 permanently?
Philb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3419 times:
This doesn't sound like Richard's style at all. He's made his money and built the airline on being first, or biggest or best.
He was certainly unhappy with the problems at US airports which will not be A380 ready in time for his original in service date.
As for the supposed "peak season" reason, I've flown transatlantic with Virgin regularly, year round and, whilst there are some troughs, the flights are regularly well loaded and the introduction of the A380 will generate extra traffic from regular travellers on other airlines, interested in trying the new type as well as those taking a trip for the experience
Wrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3335 times:
On the other hand isn't BA doing 3x on some days?
AirxLiban : Yes BA operate 3x EVERYDAY OF THE WEEK FOR THE SUMMER SCHEDUAL to LAX , all 3 operated by B744, However i belive it goes back down to twice daily ( both still operated by 744 )for the winter and back to 3x for next summer
BTW Summer schedual is FROM March 26th uptil and including October 29th and Winter is from October 30th-March 25th 2006
Happy Flying !!
P.S - If it was up to me i'd book BA
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