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Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?  
User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 16
Posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2284 times:

Hi,

I just was looking through a schedule of LHR since I will be there next friday.
After checking through all flights I noticed that there was no flight of Virgin Atlantics A340-600. It only showed either the 744 or A343 but no A346.

Does VS not use them in a regular way yet? Do they just deploy them on a flight where they think it could be used well at the moment?

Regards,
Max

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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2234 times:

Seems to do VS9/10+17/18

User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

According to their press release, the A346 will fly to New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong this year.

Michael
http://airways.ch


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

Here was a trip report on the VS 346.
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/24134/
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Unless anyone has any definite info here, I would advise either somehow contacting Virgin Atlantic themselves, or the Spectator's Terrace shop at Heathrow-they may have some info.

Rgds


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Into unchartered areas that have never seen it before. Big grin

Sorry, couldn't resist!

Tom in NO (at MSY)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1866 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

I know that VS has been taking bookings on the 346-operated flights as if they would be operated with a 343. It appears that Airbus and VS are expecting higher-than-normal fleet introduction problems with the 346. That's why I doubt anyone would be able to find out definitively what aircraft VS would use on a specific flight. I guess you will just have to try your luck.  Sad

User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

I have a friend flying to LHR to EWR on VS17 on the 14th Sep, saturday.Im wondering if that could be a A346....according to the schedule at OAG it is operated by the A343.

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

Max,
try this link http://www.lhr-lgw.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/heathrow/lhrmainindex.html and you can check to see if there is a pattern to its operation.
Cheers,Alex


User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Well, this afternoon (11 Sep/1600BST) it was sitting off the side of 9R at Heathrow.....in the usual Virgin resting bay.

Sped past in BA A319 G-EUOI so couldn't see the regn...


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Don't they only have one ?

According to the schedule they will start service to Hong Kong with VS200 on Octoer 17th.


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

I was there the 5th and the 6th of September. Both days, the A346 didn't fly. On Thursday, he was parked somewhere, and on Friday, they towed him with a truck to another parking position.

I missed my first chance to see him landing at Hatton Cross  Sad

Regards,
Frederic


User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1568 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

The 346 is timetables to operated LHR-JFK as VS9, but only on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 03 October. All other days is a 744, and from 08 October, the service reverts back to a 343.

The 346 then disappears from JFK until 16 November when it returns as VS1 on a Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and then thats into EWR.

346 services to HKG are timetabled to start on 17 October, and services to NRT are timetables to start on 15 October.


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

It did VS9 tonight

User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2181 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

So what will it be doing on the night of the 14th, then the day of the 15th?

BA777


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

She's having a wash  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

The 346 has been running JFK-LHR flights for the past couple weeks.


Work Hard. Fly Right. Continental Airlines
User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

Thank you guys for your help.

I do hope to see it next friday. If idle on the ground ok but better would be to see it on take off or landing...

Max


User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2181 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

"She's having a wash

Yeah, and i'm an A380 captain  Wink/being sarcastic

Would be great to see, let alone shoot her washing!

BA777


User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

*lol* Well I hope to get to see that while I am there... In a huge bathtub  Big thumbs up

Max


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