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User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7394 posts, RR: 14
Posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 10261 times:
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From April 2011 on a 2 weekly basis using 744s as discussed in this thread

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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 9614 times:

Quote:

The additional flights from Manchester mean that from April 2011, Virgin Atlantic will operate nine flights a week from the UK to Las Vegas.

WOW! How impressive!   

  We operate 25/week from MCO.


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4703 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 9556 times:

Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 1):
We operate 25/week from MCO.

I assume you guys fly 747-400's as well?



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User currently offlineSirOmega From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 9368 times:

Can they fill a 744? I always hoped 787s (and now the smaller of the A350s) would be a good match for LAS. Being able to bring in smaller amounts of people in from foreign destinations at a price that is cost effective...

User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 9218 times:

Quoting SirOmega (Reply 3):
Can they fill a 744? I always hoped 787s (and now the smaller of the A350s) would be a good match for LAS. Being able to bring in smaller amounts of people in from foreign destinations at a price that is cost effective...

Ever tried getting on one of the LGW-LAS flights? They are invariably packed (except for July/August, which is unique amongst the U.K.-U.S. services...I guess because of the heat) and I would imagine the MAN flight won't be twice a week for long.



So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlinebigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2933 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 9144 times:

Quoting SirOmega (Reply 3):
Can they fill a 744?

It's not hard to fill a plane to Las Vegas. But finding the right yield (even if it is mostly leisure) is the key.


User currently offlineCrossChecked From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8997 times:

Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 1):
WOW! How impressive!

We operate 25/week from MCO.

Wow! How impressive!

25 a week from MCO?! How many a week do you do to Manchester? How many to London? Yup - thought so. Shush.



Cabin crew, doors to manual and cross check.
User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7394 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8637 times:
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Quoting SevenHeavy (Reply 4):
I would imagine the MAN flight won't be twice a week for long.

Virgin Holidays website has it 3 a week?!


User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6710 times:

Quoting david_itl (Reply 7):
Virgin Holidays website has it 3 a week?!

As far as I know its Thu/Sun, but VS Hols have a big influence on these type of flights. It may be that they were originally planning 3 per week, and it could easily change if advance bookings look promising.

I would imagine it wil rotate nicely with a Fri/Sat VS073/VS074 service. Arrive from Vegas on a Fri morning, do a couple of MCO runs, and then another Vegas on the Sun.

Quoting bigGSFO (Reply 5):
It's not hard to fill a plane to Las Vegas. But finding the right yield (even if it is mostly leisure) is the key.

If its anything like the LGW flight, yields won't be a problem. On any given day, fares to LAS are almost always higher than the equivilent LAX service (although I don't know what impact BA's LAS service has had over the last few months)



So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlinewilld From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6515 times:

Quoting CrossChecked (Reply 6):
25 a week from MCO?! How many a week do you do to Manchester? How many to London? Yup - thought so. Shush.

Two a day to LGW (during very popular times in the past its been 3 a day)
One a day to MAN (sun, mon, tue and wed)
Two a day to MAN (Sat, Thu, Fri)
Then there is the GLA flights which have been recently increased, one a week I think all through the summer.


Currently operated by 744s. However with the arrival of new 333's next year there is a possibility of the 333 showing up in MCO, although not been confirmed yet at all.

VS operation at MCO is huge and easily the largest outstation.


User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7394 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6150 times:
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Quoting willd (Reply 9):
However with the arrival of new 333's next year there is a possibility of the 333 showing up in MCO, although not been confirmed yet at all.

There's meant to be unfinished business with VS at MAN: suggestions are BGI going 2 weekly, MCO being double daily, a new weekly destination to be revealed in the next 2 weeks and I still believe they've room for manoeuvre as if the aforementioned is correct, we're talking 19 flights a week..unless GLA-MCO is primed for 2 a week? Think it's going to be 2 747s plus an A330 for MAN next year with the latter looking after the BGI, LAS, "new destination" & GLA-MCO. What we would like is a more business-orientated expansion phase but I guess that's on the backburner.


User currently offlineplanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5650 times:

What plans does VS have for the A333's? Surely they won't be splitting the fleet between LHR and LGW/MAN? Will the remaining 744's at LHR transfer to LGW/MAN as volume presumably helps the MCO/LAS routes suceed, leaving the A333's to be based at LHR.

With a present fleet of 37 and orders for 31, are VS planning primarily for expansion or fleet renewal?


User currently offlineCrossChecked From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

WillD, you've completely missed my point


Cabin crew, doors to manual and cross check.
User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

Quoting CrossChecked (Reply 6):
25 a week from MCO?! How many a week do you do to Manchester? How many to London? Yup - thought so. Shush.

It was meant to be sarcastic. It's just fun competition between VS stations.

Quoting CrossChecked (Reply 12):
you've completely missed my point

You didn't really make that clear. What is it exactly?


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

Quoting david_itl (Reply 10):
unless GLA-MCO is primed for 2 a week?

2xWeek Sat, Sun for Summer 2011



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