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Virgin Atlantic With 757?  
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11878 times:

I am just looking for a flight to Newark next year and was searching the site of opodo.de. There was a flight from TXL via LHR/LGW to EWR with Virgin Atlantic using a Boeing 757 (Flight VS 3129). Can that be true ?


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User currently offlineCY319 From Cyprus, joined Apr 2006, 396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11874 times:

VS codeshares with CO. Thus in this case, it s a 757 of CO.

In any case,
1. VS doesnt have any 757s.
2. VS self-operated flights have 3digit numbers.



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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11850 times:
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This flight is codeshared with CO-029 that flies from LGW-EWR since last month.


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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11827 times:

Okay thank you. My preference was to travel on 747 since I have never been on a Jumbo and I think as an aviation enthusiast this a must. Also I don´t want to change airports. I have not booked yet but I will choose VS1 using a 744 from LHR. I have to wait a few days until I get paid (always the 15th).


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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 11595 times:

Since the price was way better and I have only a limited budget I have chosen AF, now. Have not been on a A332 either -747 another time  Wink


It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offline3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8440 times:

Quoting CY319 (Reply 1):
2. VS self-operated flights have 3digit numbers.

Many (including all trans-Atlantics?) actually are only 1 or 2 digits, unless you count the 0's in the front.


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6535 times:

Quoting 3201 (Reply 5):

That brings me to a question, if theres is a flight e.g.

Virgin 1

Do ATC call it virgin 001

or

Speed Bird 24

Do ATC call it Spped Bird 024?

Bit irrelevant to the topic but id like the answer


User currently offlinePilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6112 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 6):
Virgin 1

Do ATC call it virgin 001

or

Speed Bird 24

Do ATC call it Spped Bird 024?

I may get proved wrong on this, but if memory serves me correct, and the airline actually put the 0's in the flight number (wasn't BA's Concorde flight BA001? rather then BA1) then the UK ATC will include the 0's, but American ATC usually cut them out.
Having just checked BA's and CO's websites, CO don't put the 0's in, while BA do, so that may add to the inclusion/exclusion of the 0 in the call sign, but I'll go with my thoughts above which are US ATC drop the 0's and UK don't.



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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6076 times:

Quoting Pilot21 (Reply 7):

Cheers, that clears that up for me.


User currently offlineSkyexramper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5065 times:

You should check travel sites for a cheap fare on Continental TXL-EWR direct. It's straight 757 service.

User currently offlinePlane Holland From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 456 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4910 times:

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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4664 times:

Quoting Skyexramper (Reply 9):
You should check travel sites for a cheap fare on Continental TXL-EWR direct. It's straight 757 service.

Actually it was more expensive. AF cancelled and I have booked VS now. Less than less 600 Euro including connection to LHR with BA and operated with a 747.



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User currently offlineFlyingfool From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4656 times:

Quoting Pilot21 (Reply 7):
(wasn't BA's Concorde flight BA001? rather then BA1) then the UK ATC will include the 0's,

IIRC the ATC callsign for the Concorde operated flight BA001 was called "SpeedbirdConcorde 1"

Regards, Flyingfool


User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4323 times:

ATC in the UK would probably call the flight 'Virgin 1', have heard this on many occasions.

Also BA and other Airlines use a lot of Alpha Numeric callsigns on flights now, for example the BA206 (To Passengers) is the BAW24M to ATC or something along those lines.
A lot of the US flights from some airlines are like that now.


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