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Virgin Operating To Athens?  
User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

I'm trying to book my mom on a flight from NYC to Athens. VS seems to offer the lowest fare from JFK, but the connecting flight to Athens will be operated by BA. I asked the salesman about the connection and why I couldn't take VS directly to Athens and he said that they cancelled the route. When did VS pull out of Athens and why? I read on here before about them selling a LHR-ATH frequency to BA, but I thought they had others? Are they planning on going back in? Aside from the no-frills carrier, does Virgin offer any other flights to Continental Europe? Thanks!

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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

Hello,

What you can do: VG Airlines offers daily flights from NYC to Brussels, and has a coöperation with Virgin Express for connecting flights.

So, maybe instead of going via LHR, you can take a VG Airlines A332 to Brussels, and than with a VEX B737 to ATH.

Regards,
Frederic

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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7447 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1293 times:
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The VS ATH service was the subject of this thread.

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User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3679 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

VS doesn't fly to Athens since last october I think.

User currently offlineIncubus From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

Doesn't VS offer New York to LGW? Or is that still operated by Continental? This could be done with a transfer to EasyJet for LGW to ATH. I beleive Easyjet are starting this service 1 July.

User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

Thanks for the responses.

Frederic: I didn't know that VG Airlines even flew to JFK! I'll look into them.

Incubus: I don't think VS flies to LGW from any NYC gateway, unless you're talking about the CO codeshare. VS used to operate an EWR-LGW flight, but they may have switched it over to LHR.


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1189 times:
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You could obviously take VS to LON from NYC (LHR) then take Easyjet's flight to ATH from LTN if you want.

Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

VS pulled the route last year 'cos it wasn't making enough money to justify keeping one A321 in the fleet (crews/maintainence etc.) after the Virgin Sun operation was sold off and the other A320/A321's were grounded.




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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

Hello Rai,

Check this site out for schedules and other information:

http://www.vgair.be

For Americans, the return price is US$ 295 excluding taxes, but this price is a promotional fare. Check the site out for the conditions.

VG Airlines is a Belgian start up airline, I would certainly give them a try.

And with such a lovely colourscheme, and such a comfortable A330-200, what do you want more  Wink/being sarcastic

Another thing: the flights are quite empty at the moment, so you have a very big chance that you have a whole row with 4 seats for you allone.

Best regards,
Frederic


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