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Virgin 747-200 Retirement Schedule.  
User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

First off, I must say that it is good to be posting again. Right now the airport is working me 7 days a week so to finally have a day off is a blessing.

I would like to know when Virgin's 4 P&W powered 747-200s will be retired. I know that the first GE powered 747-400 G-VROS has already arrived and from what I am told operates flights VS17 LGW-EWR and VS18 EWR-LGW exclusively. Has G-VGIN, G-VIRG, G-VJFK or G-VLAX been retired yet?

Also, while I am sad to see the "Classics" leave my home base airport (EWR), I am glad to see that my favorite route is being operated with my favorite 747 sub type.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Also, when the aircraft are retired, are they being returned to lessors or sold to other airlines? I tip my cap to these 4 747-200s as they are the aircraft that made Virgin Atlantic what it is today. Without their years of of hard work, 747-400s, A340-300s, A380s and now possibly the Sonic Cruiser would not be possible.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33194 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

Effective 14 June, MIA-LGW (flight 007 I think) switched to a 747-400, finally!


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User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

It's a shame  Crying

tg 747-300



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