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I Just Got Off Of My First 747-400  
User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

What a pair of flights!

I just flew a round trip with Virgin from LGW to MCO on two of their brand new 744's!!

Barbarella (G-VROM) and Hot Lips (G-VLIP) both delivered new in May 2001.

Watch out for the trip report tomorrow!



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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Hope you had a great time onboard this beauty.

alvin



Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offline777-500ER From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 480 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

I saw G-VLIP at SFO from LGW on July 10th. It nice to see new aircrafts especially 744s, endangered specie. Sparkling clean!

Michael SFO
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Hope you had a great time...did the 24 hours of waiting pay off?  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineThe747Man From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

Hey buddy, I'm back after a little confusion with Johan. I was accidentally deleted or something I guess but I'm back, and you're back on my res. user list.

VS744, I bet you loved that 744. Now was this your first 747 flight or just your first 744 flight?


User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

Hey The747Man, I was worried for a while there. I posted a topic about you in the Non-Av forum but it was deleted. Good to hear that you're back.

User currently offlineBizzell0 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

Did the same trip in September, brilliant service and on return flight to UK was upgraded to Premium economy upstairs, and all I had asked for was a window seat!!!

Any ideas why I would have got this?? It was so much better than Economy.


User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

The most likely reason for your upgrade to Premium was that the flight was oversold in Economy.

Your comments are proof that the best way to get an upgrade is NOT to ask for one!!

I'm pleased to see that you enjoyed the excellent Virgin onboard service.


User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

Regarding Upgrades,

One time, i was checking in at SIN on an SQ flight. And while checking in, since I am a premium Star Alliance member, I asked for an upgrade. She replied, "sorry sir, we aren't giving any complimentary upgrades here at checkin, please ask at the gate."

Next thing you know, she hands me my boarding pass, and it is Raffles Class!!!!

TB


User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

It was the first time on a 747 full stop - and great to be a 400 and so new!
The a/c are really clean and impressive - although the entertainment system on the latest a/c isnt the best on offer - they dont have games, only movies.
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Also, the seats are all odd colours, some orange, some blue and some red with no apparent co-ordination or reason.
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The cockpit door was locked for the entire flight and all flight deck visits are no longer allowed (I asked and they said no!)
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Also, we flew over new York on the return flight at night, which was a bit scary.
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Overall, VA were the best airline I have experienced, and I now have four of their free goodies bags sat at home!


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8193 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

Gorgeous machine, the -400. Lucky chap.


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

especially kitted out in the Virgin Livery!

User currently offlineTakeFlightVA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

Hey,
I flew on G-VTOP (not so grand against the new 744's!) in May but I belive Virgins best ever 744 HAS got to be G-VXLG without doubt. I flew on her from LAX-LHR in May 2001 and to be honest I am not quite sure why I am obsessed with this aircraft- must be the nice reg and the FAB name - Ruby Tuesday.

Virgin are well known for funny reg's or ones that have some kind of meaning. The new 744 reg's dissapointed me, I mean G-VROY what kind of reg is that!! G-VBIG (Very Big) etc etc has class to it.

Come on virgin hope you can please us with A380 reg's!
Marc


User currently offlineBizzell0 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

Something that did alarm me on my flight was that the flight deck door was unlocked the whole journey with people in and out of there all the time, at one point the captain was standing by the open door for several mins chatting to one of the F/A 's who incidentally got the jumpseat for landing - lucky guy!!

User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2222 times:

I'm not sure but I think G-VROY is a reference to Roy Orbison,as I seem to recall one of their 744's being called Pretty Woman.

Qantas744



you can't buy time but you can sell your soul and the closest thing to heaven is to rock'n'roll
User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2219 times:

All right for you, pal!  Smokin cool


At Eastern, we earn our wings every day!
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2215 times:

Ain't she a beauty? I'm sure it'll be an experience you'll never forget.

Regards.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

What happened to the trip report? I'm really looking forward to reading it.

User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

jetstreamer:

oops, i'll do it today!!

sorry - came back to work and had a lot to catch up with!!


User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

ok trip report done

User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

And you got the brand new ones for your first flight. Now thats the way to fly. Hope you enjoyed it. Would you be interested in posting a similar version of your trip report in the trip report section of my website, showcasing what you liked about Virgin?
http://www.virginatlanticfan.f2s.com

~VgnAtl747

-- Long Live VS --



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