Bombayhog From United States of America, joined May 2001, 557 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
Does anyone know why Virgin had a 763 operating in 1996, as depicted in this photograph? I came across this and was puzzled. Judging by the reg. number, I'm guessing it was some sort of short-term lease?
LH744 From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1076 times:
In August of 1997 my girlfriend flew on that aircraft, but on a Martinair flight with Martinair flight number and Martinair crew from MCO to AMS.
Seems MP used it in VS colours some time after VS had returned the aircraft!
GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25025 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1032 times:
It is Bermuda II currently in place right???
Oh yeah, I mind seeing an A340 in that summer actually.
I was getting on an Air Ops L1011 to TFS from T1 and seen a Virgin a/c.
Yeah, maybe thats why the 346 test flight went through MAN??
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7542 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1025 times:
Bermuda II restricts destinations available from Heathrow to the US to about 12 destinations using 2 US airlines, 2 British airlines and the odd-balls of KU & AI; hence the likes of DL, CO and BD all want the agreement lifted.
Glad to say the rest of Britain is out this nonsense
The A340-600 flight made it onto the MAN website with them saying it was helping to test facilities available and that two airlines currently flying to MAN have ordered them so we might see them on a regular basis. Iremember how Air Ops operated some L1011s in the Hawaiian scheme!