ADV MR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 12 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1746 times:
Do you know if Virgin Atlantic has redone any more of their 747-200 series? I was talking to the Virgin attendent at the ticket counter a few weeks ago at MCO and she said that all the aircraft that fly into Orlando were scheduled to have already been repainted and renovated inside. This, though, had not happened yet, due to delays (what's new??). I was just wondering if Virgin had redone any more of their 747-200s (more than the two that had been done - Dancing Queen and High as a Kite).
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4556 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 12 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1642 times:
Seeing that they have fallen behind schedule, I would expect that none of the aircraft will be painted until September. Due to the throngs of pax that these airframes are needed for during the summer, they tend to schedule maintenance and re-painting during the slower winter months.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (15 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
I flew into London/Heathrow on Virgin May 3rd and left from Gatwick on
Continental, May 8th. I saw many Virgin aircraft parked around the
terminals. At Gatwick all the 747-200's flying out from there that day
were in the old livery.
I believe only two have been repainted and fly the Miami and ORD
As CX747 writes, with high load factors all summer long, it isn't very
likely that any more will be repainted and refurbished although those
that receive C checks, will probably be retrofitted.