kaitak
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All Virgin 747-200s Gone?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 2:29 pm

I had understood that all of Virgin's 747-200s had been grounded, but when I arrived at LGW on Tuesday morning, a 742 was parked at the south terminal's circular satellite; saw it as I got the train to the North Terminal. How many are still in service and on what routes are they being used?
 
sin777er
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RE: All Virgin 747-200s Gone?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:49 pm

No. Only G-VGIN, G-VJFK, G-VIRG, G-VLAX, G-VRGN have left and G-VCAT is going to.
 
ZK-NBT
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RE: All Virgin 747-200s Gone?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 5:18 pm

Which leaves,
G-VZZZ, G-VSSS, G-VIBE, G-VPUF sorry I can't remember the other 1 but these are the 5 ex Air NZ 742's.  Smile
 
EGFF
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RE: All Virgin 747-200s Gone?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 5:18 pm

Hello Kaitak, im not quite sure but when i was at Heathrow on the 1st November i saw (G-VPUF) come in
All together or not at all
 
ZK-NBT
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RE: All Virgin 747-200s Gone?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 5:28 pm

The other is G-VBEE


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Sukhoi
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RE: All Virgin 747-200s Gone?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 6:26 pm

G-VBEE is stored at MSE whilst the ex ANZ aircraft are *allegedly* going to Air Atlanta in place of the British Airways classics. G-VRUM is at Dublin being prepared at the moment.

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Paul
 
khi747
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RE: All Virgin 747-200s Gone?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 6:27 pm

I was attracted to this topic thinking that VS still flies the B742 to Boston. I have flown on this service a couple of times. OAG.com tells me that the route is now being operated by the A340........when did this happen?? What routes are the VS 742 flying on these days
 
hkg_clk
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RE: All Virgin 747-200s Gone?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 9:04 pm

There was a topic a few days ago about VS installing improved cockpit doors on G-VIBE (search for: VS 747 "Spirit Of New York" in this forum). So I guess they'll be keeping some of them.
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lxlgu
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RE: All Virgin 747-200s Gone?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 9:31 pm

The 747 200 is being used on the Lagos and Delhi
flights.Some flights in November and December are
using 747-200 as equipment London Boston London.

Cheers!
Tony
 
sunilgupta
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RE: All Virgin 747-200s Gone?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 9:46 pm

We have seen G-VZZZ flutter into IAD on a regular basis lately.

I see that Virgin will be sending us the A340 on some days next year… can’t wait!

Sunil
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