B742 From UK - England, joined Mar 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 21 Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3046 times:
I would like to see the aircraft go to one of the other Virgin's, probably wont happen though
Virgin Blue/Pacific - Maybe start flights to Asia/N. America from Australia
Virgin Express - Maybe start flights from BRU to N. America/Asia/Middle East/Africa
Virgin America - Maybe start flights to Oceana/Asia
Virgin Nigeria - Give expansion with new aircraft
I doubt Virgin Express will ever get anything more than 737's/A32X's though
Tom_EDDF From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 449 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2777 times:
G-VBUS and G-VAEL are among the oldest A340's around, I think one was used by Airbus for flight testing, not sure, but I think it was G-VBUS. So they must be around 13 years old by now. But I thought VBUS was already moved to Virgin Nigeria?
GVWOW From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 168 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2665 times:
G-VAEL (Maiden Tolouse) and G-VBUS (Lady in Red) are 12 years old, and G-VFLY (Dragon Lady) and G-VSUN (Rainbow Lady) are 10. G-VBUS was transferred to Virgin Nigeria, but it occasionaly serves non-Nigeria routes. G-VSKY (China Girl) has already been unloaded, and they say they plan to sell the others or transfer them to Virgin Nigeria. I flew G-VAEL recently, and I broke 2 armwrests, a tray table, and a PTV remote.
GVWOW From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 168 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1051 times:
Quoting Vasu (Reply 11): Haha... how on earth did you manage that?!
First I tried to pry the remote out of one of the armwrests (after the FA failed), but cracked both the armwrest and the remote. Then I leaned my huge hulking self (100 pounds ) on the other armwrest, and it cracked off the hinge. Then, to add insult to injury against the poor Maiden Tolouse, I lost my balance and hit a tray table, ripping it off the seat! About every twenty minutes throughout the flight, a crack could be heard...