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Virgin Atlantic To Start Luxury Service To JFK  
User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

There are rumours flying around that Virgin have bought two green A320's in a 40 pax and 20 pax configuration for use on luxury services to JFK from LGW & STN
Any confirmation on that ?

Martin

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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

i know that Lufthansa were considering such a service using the A319CJ.


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

I saw the same in Aircraft Illustrated, and posted it here, though most thought it was unlikely. Who knows, without Concorde, it might be likely.

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2788 times:

It would not surpise me as some one thought about doing this and planning to do it next year and I think virgin will beat them and get all the money. I think BA will follow, if it works out. Laker tried to do this but it did not work!
Iain


User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

Iainhol - Laker didn't try and do that - it was a group of ex Laker people led by an American lawyer called Randolph Fields that put together a paper airline called British Atlantic, which was going to fly LGW-JFK with DC10-30s with 150 seats. The CAA turned us down, and Randolph persuaded Richard Branson to get involved. Virgin Atlantic was born; and the rest is history!   

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