VS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2172 times:
I do not know what to think. I prefer Gatwick over Heathrow and I was slightly disappointed with the airport switch although I know it is better for the company. And now switching to A343 just when the B744 got introduced. I hope it is only for the winter schedule. Let's hope that during summer time we will have TWO Virgin Atlantic daily flights to Boston. One on B744 and the other one on A343 or A360 . Is that wishful thinking?
Singapore_Air: Why a reduction in capacity is a good thing?
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2162 times:
I think the A343 is certainly fine for Boston and for this route. After all, Virgin used to fly its oldest 747 (Spirit
of Sir Freddie, a 747-100) regularly into Boston until it
was scrapped in January 2000.
The Virgin A340's are nice aircraft and I am glad VS
has chosen to fly this route from Heathrow. Gatwick
is a great airport, but placing the flight out of LHR
makes it that much more competitive with BA, UA,
and AA, which fly the route too.