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First 747 Trip- Virgin Atlantic  
User currently offline747LUVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 398 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 7175 times:

I had waited oh, 15-17 years to finally take a trip on THE best airliner ever to fly, the 747. (nevermind I have a 747 tattooed on my back, or my license plate has 747 on it), so I cashed in 50,000 of my CO One Pass miles, and paid my hefty $70 in taxes for the 4,336 miles journey from MCO to LGW. I departed MCO on March 2, 2005 at 8pm and after a 1/2 hold southwest of Gatwick, touched down at 8am local for a 8h15m trip. Great Service. Spent a few quick days in London, and returned back on March 5th, departing at 1245pm local and touched back down home in 8h20m. Great experience, tried to catch a few photos up on the flight deck, the furthest they would allow me was some photos out of the upper deck windows...security reasons. Oh well. Glad to have finally flew on a 747. Joe

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User currently offlineAirNZ777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 7038 times:

photos would be nice  Wink

User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 7027 times:

Just a passing comment , but perhaps a longer trip report with (as AirNZ777 said) some photos, however as i said, just a passing comment, Sounds like you had a great time !

"(nevermind I have a 747 tattooed on my back)"
 Wow!  Wow!  Wow! , your kidding right ?

Happy Flying !!  wave 

Always stand up for what is right, even if it means standing alone..
User currently offline747luvr From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6980 times:

nope, on my left shoulder blade. 747-400 about 5" long, 3" tall or so...its slick, and I'm still new to posting stuff on here, so I will have addtional info such as, I flew Barbarella over there and Hot Lips on the way back...i forgot to add stuff like that, and my photos didnt come out too well, so I guess I'll have to fly over again for better photos, haha  banghead 

User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 6954 times:

What a detailed report.  sarcastic  sarcastic 

Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently offlineFuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6633 times:

It doesn't matter how long the report is...it is how you say it, and it sounds like you had a great time. Well done! How are Virgin Atlantic's 744's? Do they look old?

User currently offline747LUVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6558 times:

They looked great inside, the seats a bit worn, I was in 47A there, 55A back, but comfortable and very clean. Upstairs was meticously clean and sharp. The upstairs crew rest area door was open , so while walking around I stepped inside and looked up there. Was neat. G'day Mate!

User currently offlineVS747SPUR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6496 times:

I flew those routes a few weeks back, most of the LGW based VS planes are not that old (about 2001) so are in pretty good condition. The only problem with VS for me is, and iv always said it, is the prices they charge.
Glad you had a good trip anyway.


Fly DL
User currently offline65captin From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6319 times:

Yeah sounds like u had a good time.
Do they play music on the speaker system prior to t/o and landing? Im asking because Virgin advertises to be a "hip" airline (that's what it seems like to me) plus with Virgin Records it seems like that would add that extra kick to all their flights.

"Dont you ever say an unkind word about Morris Day and Jerome!"
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6293 times:

Quoting Fuffla (Reply 5):
What a detailed report.


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6267 times:

G-VROM and G-VLIP were your aircraft  Wink

Glad you had a nice flight. I love flying virgin... Did you fly in Y class or did you experience the better way to fly?

Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offline747LUVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6172 times:

i flew y class...  Sad but i wanted to fly in premium economy, upstairs, (hey for $70 i cant complain) and yes they do play music while loading passangers and taxing to the gates after landing.  goodvibes 

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