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ORD Heads Up VS744 Coming Today  
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3896 times:

Heads up for those ORD spotters out there,

VS are sending a 744 on the VS039 today.

Enjoy and get some nice pics.

 Smile


"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
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User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Can't say I'm suprised - they could easily fill one every day. I think VS will be thrice daily to ORD by summer '09  Wink


So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlineAPYu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 837 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3722 times:



Quoting SevenHeavy (Reply 1):
Can't say I'm suprised - they could easily fill one every day. I think VS will be thrice daily to ORD by summer '09

Very Funny!!!



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User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

Tuesday - A343
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VIR39



MKE / EYW / LAS - The true trifecta of aviation!
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3605 times:



Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 3):
Tuesday - A343

Oh no it isn't. I can fully assure you it is a 744, and will be tomorrow too.

 Wink



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlinePsimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

Today's Virgin 39 LHR-ORD is being operated by B747-400 G-VROC.

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3556 times:

..very nice...unfortunately I will be busy today at that time and won't have time to check VS out.. Sad

That being said, I flew VS ORD-LHR-ORD back in 2001 on their B742's and had to be one of the worst services I've ever had.. mad ....

What's interesting is UA is going from 3x/777 to 2x/763 & 1x/777...looks like VS might start taking advantage of this, though I expect both AA and BA to take advantage of this also...



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineAirportPlan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3534 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6):
What's interesting is UA is going from 3x/777 to 2x/763 & 1x/777...looks like VS might start taking advantage of this, though I expect both AA and BA to take advantage of this also...

UA is just adjusting. There is really no additional traffic to take advantage of. With the addition of DEN-LHR service connecting traffic the formerly flowed over ORD now flows over DEN.


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3487 times:



Quoting AirportPlan (Reply 7):

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6):
What's interesting is UA is going from 3x/777 to 2x/763 & 1x/777...looks like VS might start taking advantage of this, though I expect both AA and BA to take advantage of this also...

UA is just adjusting. There is really no additional traffic to take advantage of. With the addition of DEN-LHR service connecting traffic the formerly flowed over ORD now flows over DEN.

I'm not so sure on that....UA has "adjusted" other routes too..such as JFK-LHR also.

Chicago-London is one of the most traveled routes in the world with New York, Dubai and maybe one or two more city-pairs more heavily traveled.

AFAIK, Pax numbers aren't declining on this route pair either.

I agree that DEN-LHR will take some of the "connecting traffic", but I do not believe it is a large.



The fact VS started with an A343 and now has scaled up a few times (I've seen VS A346's in ORD also) just might be indicative of the situation.

Of course, only time will tell.



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3296 times:

The 744 is only a temporary measure to cover the A343's that are out on maintainence.

 Smile



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3173 times:



Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 9):
The 744 is only a temporary measure to cover the A343's that are out on maintainence.

..any news if they are going to upguage to the A346?



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3070 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6):
..very nice...unfortunately I will be busy today at that time and won't have time to check VS out..

Yet another excuse from Jacobin777.  biggrin 

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6):
I flew VS ORD-LHR-ORD back in 2001 on their B742's and had to be one of the worst services I've ever had

Wait, I thought you said it was an A343, your favorite aircraft..lol. I just don't think you like VS Mr Noneworld  duck 

Quoting AirportPlan (Reply 7):
UA is just adjusting. There is really no additional traffic to take advantage of.

Thanks, educate him on it coz he believes UA is in trouble for downgrading the route.

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 10):
..any news if they are going to upgraded to the A346?

Your new favourite aircraft? I didn't know you upgraded from the A343  biggrin 



If you're going through hell, keep going
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3035 times:



Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 11):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6):
..very nice...unfortunately I will be busy today at that time and won't have time to check VS out..

Yet another excuse from Jacobin777.  biggrin 

...lol...I was seriously busy running errands downtown Chicago, in fact, my mom and I drove literally right in front of your UA's HQ on Wacker Drive.... Wink

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 11):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 6):
I flew VS ORD-LHR-ORD back in 2001 on their B742's and had to be one of the worst services I've ever had

Wait, I thought you said it was an A343, your favorite aircraft..lol. I just don't think you like VS Mr Noneworld duck

.. rotfl  rotfl ..you incessantly make these groundless attacks on me when the entire board knows its not true... biggrin 

..that being said, it's high-time I educate the fact A343's run in your family.. biggrin  biggrin 

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 11):
Quoting AirportPlan (Reply 7):
UA is just adjusting. There is really no additional traffic to take advantage of.

Thanks, educate him on it coz he believes UA is in trouble for downgrading the route.

...oh yah, we'll see what happens to your A**Alliance out of ORD, even with them merging with CO...bwahaha!

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 11):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 10):
..any news if they are going to upgraded to the A346?

Your new favourite aircraft? I didn't know you upgraded from the A343  biggrin 

...keep spreading the lies bro', keep spreading 'em... biggrin 



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3018 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
drove literally right in front of your UA's HQ on Wacker Drive....

I gotta go take a picture of that this weekend when I am in town..lol

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
..that being said, it's high-time I educate the fact A343's run in your family..

....ran in my family, PAST tense.

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
...oh yah, we'll see what happens to your A**Alliance out of ORD, even with them merging with CO...bwahaha!

Hey, they'll be better off that your AA merging with HP or US or whatever they are now....heck, maybe F9. Bwahahaha

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
...keep spreading the lies bro', keep spreading 'em...

My bad slz.., I mean Jacobin777, it is the A350. I forgot times change  duck 



If you're going through hell, keep going
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2941 times:



Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 13):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
drove literally right in front of your UA's HQ on Wacker Drive....

I gotta go take a picture of that this weekend when I am in town..lol

....I'm not so sure if you'll be able to get any decent shots with your "point-n-s***" camera... duck 

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 13):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
..that being said, it's high-time I educate the fact A343's run in your family..

....ran in my family, PAST tense.

...but the genes are still there.. stirthepot ...DNA is something which can't be removed...if its there, its there for life...lol!

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 13):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
...oh yah, we'll see what happens to your A**Alliance out of ORD, even with them merging with CO...bwahaha!

Hey, they'll be better off that your AA merging with HP or US or whatever they are now....heck, maybe F9. Bwahahaha

....Last I remember, they are in alliance with your A** Alliance..lol...and what would purchasing them get them? Low-yielding PHX? Hell-Hole PHL (LoL)? Only Charlotte.that's about it..

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 13):

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
...keep spreading the lies bro', keep spreading 'em...

My bad slz.., I mean Jacobin777, it is the A350. I forgot times change  duck 

...bro', insult me like that and we'll be mortal enemies for life..lol!



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2916 times:

I looked out the window tonight and saw the 747 rolling down the ramp.

I wondered when they switched from the Airbus.

They sure have a nice livery.



Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2872 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 14):
....I'm not so sure if you'll be able to get any decent shots with your "point-n-s***" camera...

Hahaa, low blow. I have a D-80 now remember!

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 14):
...but the genes are still there.. ...DNA is something which can't be removed...if its there, its there for life...lol!

Hey, a VS A346 is still my 3rd favorite airplane.

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 14):
...bro', insult me like that and we'll be mortal enemies for life..lol!

I thought we already are.  duck 

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
....Last I remember, they are in alliance with your A** Alliance..lol...and what would purchasing them get them? Low-yielding PHX? Hell-Hole PHL (LoL)? Only Charlotte.that's about it..

They'll get a bunch of A320's to replace the wiring-issues-infested MadDogs.lol



If you're going through hell, keep going
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2733 times:



Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 16):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 14):
...but the genes are still there.. ...DNA is something which can't be removed...if its there, its there for life...lol!

Hey, a VS A346 is still my 3rd favorite airplane.

..like I said, for life.... Wink

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 16):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 14):
...bro', insult me like that and we'll be mortal enemies for life..lol!

I thought we already are.  duck 

..does that mean I don't have to send you your trophy now? I'll be happy to keep it..bwahaha!

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 16):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 12):
....Last I remember, they are in alliance with your A** Alliance..lol...and what would purchasing them get them? Low-yielding PHX? Hell-Hole PHL (LoL)? Only Charlotte.that's about it..

They'll get a bunch of A320's to replace the wiring-issues-infested MadDogs.lol

..lol!

However, you know darn well thos MadDogs are all good to go! Give me a 2x3 MadDog any day over your 3x3 A320's...



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2600 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 17):
does that mean I don't have to send you your trophy now? I'll be happy to keep it..bwahaha!

Friends or enemies, I earned the trophy fair and square, flat out if I may actually..lol

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 17):
However, you know darn well thos MadDogs are all good to go! Give me a 2x3 MadDog any day over your 3x3 A320's...

That is if the MadDog is flying that particular day. It sure wasn't last week, reason you were stuck in ORD.  duck 



If you're going through hell, keep going
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2478 times:



Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 18):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 17):
does that mean I don't have to send you your trophy now? I'll be happy to keep it..bwahaha!

Friends or enemies, I earned the trophy fair and square, flat out if I may actually..lol

..."fair and square" my 'effin foot...had I known you were going to be flying around at E-Trades expense, I wouldn't have done it...

..speaking of E-Trade...maybe this is why they are in such crappy condition...instead of paying for your J-Class ticket on SQ, they should have been putting you on PR's Raisin Sacs (y-class)..after all, Raisin Sacs do run in your family... duck 



Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 18):

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 17):
However, you know darn well thos MadDogs are all good to go! Give me a 2x3 MadDog any day over your 3x3 A320's...

That is if the MadDog is flying that particular day. It sure wasn't last week, reason you were stuck in ORD.  duck 

....oh yah, well I'm flyin' on B752's..so there...!  taekwondo 



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2446 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 19):
..."fair and square" my 'effin foot...had I known you were going to be flying around at E-Trades expense, I wouldn't have done it...

..speaking of E-Trade...maybe this is why they are in such crappy condition...instead of paying for your J-Class ticket on SQ, they should have been putting you on PR's Raisin Sacs (y-class)..after all, Raisin Sacs do run in your family...

OUCH...lol. Since you brought it up, you knew very well I was traveling on the company dime a lot when we made the bet and I flat out schooled you. Don't give excuses, just send out the trophy.  bigthumbsup 

You lost, I won, pay up!  checkeredflag 

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 19):
....oh yah, well I'm flyin' on B752's.

I am sure you mean what 'Equipment change' is.



If you're going through hell, keep going
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2381 times:



Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 20):

OUCH...lol. Since you brought it up, you knew very well I was traveling on the company dime a lot when we made the bet and I flat out schooled you. Don't give excuses, just send out the trophy.  bigthumbsup 

You lost, I won, pay up!  checkeredflag 

....yah, I did know but what I didnt' know was they were going to pay for you every few weeks...lol!

.and yah, I do have your trophy, just need to mail it to you in SAC...oh wait...."SAC"...like I said, it runs in the family..bwahaha!!

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 20):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 19):
....oh yah, well I'm flyin' on B752's.

I am sure you mean what 'Equipment change' is.

..not to the airport I'm flying to.... Wink



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2225 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 21):
....yah, I did know but what I didnt' know was they were going to pay for you every few weeks...lol!

Hey, a bet is a bet. I was at 'zero' up until May (half of the year) and then I ended up just embarassing you in the MASSIVE tally.

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 21):
.and yah, I do have your trophy, just need to mail it to you in SAC...oh wait...."SAC"...like I said, it runs in the family..bwahaha!!

Hey, slow now...lol

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 21):
..not to the airport I'm flying to....

Hey, it happens, AA flies MadDogs to SFO.



If you're going through hell, keep going
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2199 times:



Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 22):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 21):
....yah, I did know but what I didnt' know was they were going to pay for you every few weeks...lol!

Hey, a bet is a bet. I was at 'zero' up until May (half of the year) and then I ended up just embarassing you in the MASSIVE tally.

..............hey, I admit defeat...  white 

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 22):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 21):
.and yah, I do have your trophy, just need to mail it to you in SAC...oh wait...."SAC"...like I said, it runs in the family..bwahaha!!

Hey, slow now...lol

...lol...but don't blame me there..its true innit..... biggrin 

...and you know who beat the both of us combined... Wink

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 22):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 21):
..not to the airport I'm flying to....

Hey, it happens, AA flies MadDogs to SFO.

...I didn't fly into SFO either, but rather your adopted home of SNA...
 snaggletooth   shhh 



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2109 times:



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 23):
hey, I admit defeat

About time..lol

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 23):
...and you know who beat the both of us combined

Yep, Zvezda creamed us on the MASSIVE race last year.


Hey, does 'Royal Jordanian' fly into ORD? There was one behind the UA757 I was on yesterday. The pilot almost got chewed alive by ground control in ORD after he 'almost' made a wrong turn...lol. I love Channel 9  biggrin 



If you're going through hell, keep going
25 Post contains images Kanebear : Sorry to interrupt How long are these 'maintenance' issue expected to last? I'll be on VS39 in the very near future and would be so very happy to see
26 Norcal773 :
27 Jacobin777 : ..yes indeed, yet another newly-inductee OneWorld Member.. RJ has been flying to ORD for a number of years....
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