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VS To Use 343 On BOS-LHR  
User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34614 posts, RR: 70
Posted (14 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

According to the schedules, when Virgin Atlantic switched Boston-Gatwick to Heathrow, the plane will also change from the current 742/744 mix to a daily 343.

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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 3352 times:

A reduction in capacity. This is good news.

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User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

Damn! Now we only have BA and LH 747s. Is this starting immediatly?


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

GREAT !!, I heard some of the -400's will start flying to Hong Kong !!!!!!

User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 3271 times:

Virgin will start using the 747-400 on London-Hong Kong effective 28Oct01.

Virgin will start using the A340-300 on Boston-London Heathrow effective 28Oct01.

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User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 3272 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  Smile. Is that wishful thinking?
Singapore_Air: Why a reduction in capacity is a good thing?


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months ago) and read 3262 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.


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