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Virgin Atlantic Delayed JNB Query  
User currently offlineSA744 From South Africa, joined Nov 2005, 211 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

Any one know why VS to JNB Friday 9 December was delayed by 14 hours. Was Scheduled to arrive at 9.15 local time but only arrived at 1.00am local time 10 Dec. Any Ideas would be great thanks. it is their first delay ever this long on the JNB route

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User currently offlineSevenheavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1193 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

The original Aircraft developed a technical problem which could not be rectified before the crew went out of hours. The same crew then operated the flight following required minimum rest on a different aircraft the next morning.

Because of the ground time in JNB this usually has a minimum effect on the return sector.


So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Most European carriers choose their JNB service to be delayed if one of their long-haul aircrafts does have a technical. Sevenheavy mentioned the reason. You have normally only one segment delayed as most carriers (I think the only exception is KL) do park their equipment during the day.

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