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VS A340 LHR-SEA July 14th  
User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8675 times:

Hi all,

I saw a VX A340 on the way into SEA about two hours ago. Using Flight Aware, I confirmed it, that 9905 was from LHR.

I'm pretty certain it was a charter, and looking at the schedule for the Seattle Sounders FC, I think this was a charter for Chelsea FC, who are scheduled to play the Sounders on 18th July.

Can anyone confirm the purpose of this flight today?

Thanks,
N174UA

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User currently offlinecontext From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8642 times:

I was JUST about to ask the same question!  
Can anyone confirm this is Chelsea? Also, why use an A343? An A333 seems like plenty of legs for the team, are they highly utilized in VS's schedule right now?

Thanks!

— Context


User currently offlineDTWLAX From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 789 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8620 times:

Quoting N174UA (Thread starter):
I saw a VX A340 on the way into SEA

I think you mean VS A340 since VX does not have any A340s. You may want to change the title to VS as well.


User currently offlineBAW076 From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2006, 750 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8538 times:

VIR9905
EGLL-KSEA
A343
G-VSUN
LHR DEP: 1212z
SEA ARR: 2123z



N754AN (x2), G-CPEL, G-MIDE, G-BPEC, G-BZHC, EI-DCH, LN-KKN, G-VIIW, G-BNLT, G-DBCA, G-MEDE, G-DBCE, G-MIDP.
User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5449 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8381 times:

I just saw this flying out over Kent (Washington) heading north. Wondered when I missed VS flying to SEA. This explains it. Flightaware shows it enroute YVR.

-Dave



Next Trip: SEA-ABQ-SEA on Alaska
User currently offlinephunc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6759 times:

Correct. Charter as the VS9905. Flew to YVR as the 905P to operate the YVR-LHR flight as usual. The reasons being an A343 are:

1. To ops the YVR-LHR as normal
2. Thats what the charterer wanted in terms of capacity
3. A333's are busy doing other things; DEL//JFK (and MCO for the J-less A333)


User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 747 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5106 times:

Quoting phunc (Reply 5):
Flew to YVR as the 905P to operate the YVR-LHR flight as usual.

So what happened to the plane that operated LHR-YVR? Or was this leg cancelled?



Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4421 times:

Thanks! Sorry about the VS vs. VX...I wasn't sure how to change the title, but I see one of the moderators did anyhow.

So was it the charter for Chelsea FC that I saw?


User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5449 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3867 times:

Quoting EIRules (Reply 6):
Quoting phunc (Reply 5):Flew to YVR as the 905P to operate the YVR-LHR flight as usual.
So what happened to the plane that operated LHR-YVR? Or was this leg cancelled?

That would be my question as well. It sounds like a great plan - right up until you try to figure out what happened to the other leg. Unless, of course, it had already been zeroed out in the system well ahead of time.

-Dave



Next Trip: SEA-ABQ-SEA on Alaska
User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4125 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3665 times:

Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 8):
That would be my question as well. It sounds like a great plan - right up until you try to figure out what happened to the other leg. Unless, of course, it had already been zeroed out in the system well ahead of time.

This led to a question in my mind, if the flight had "zeroed out", A) What does this mean and B) Where do they have spare aircraft for the return trip?



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