Pomnath From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1935 times:
No issues with taxiways and bridges, especially during their mid-day turn-around, that can not be solved, at BOM. VS tend to substitue equipment on India runs, blessing us with the hand-me-downs like the Virgin Nigeria "green engine" A-340-300 and previously with the Air Atlanta B-747s.
I guess they will have to standardise soon, and with newer planes.
POmnath From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1869 times:
Most modern plane in the VS fleet no doubt, but too little too late. Sandwiched between almost simultaneous departures by Air India, Jet Airways and British Airways departures from BOM to LHR, the Virgin ex-BOM product will need to do much better than hype and a consolation prize of a 340-600.
What Virgin needs in India is a total makeover and a promise of consistency, and more importantly an attitude change. I have a colleague whose VS DEL-LHR flight was cancelled because of low loads into and from Delhi a few months ago, and the after-cancellation service he got can be quoted here, if required, as an example in how an airline can start quoting fine print even if it goes againt the EU regulations.