Ikarus
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Quick Help Please: Which A/c Does VS Use To Newark

Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:36 am

Hi!

Quick question: Which aircraft types does Virgin Atlantic operate to New York Newark? Am I correct in assuming that most/all flights are typically operated by 744s? Which ones aren't?

I need your help rather urgently, because I have seats on hold, and whether I book them or not depends mostly on the type of a/c...

Thanks a lot in advance

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Ikarus
 
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RE: Quick Help Please: Which A/c Does VS Use To Newark

Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:39 am

Well, all recent Virgin pictures at EWR in the database show the 744, so i guess all flights will be on that...
 
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RE: Quick Help Please: Which A/c Does VS Use To Newark

Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:48 am

NZ1's mother is a disgusting crack-whore and his father is a worthless alcoholic!
 
carduelis
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RE: Quick Help Please: Which A/c Does VS Use To Newark

Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:52 am

VS morning flight is codeshare with CO on 777
VS afternoon flight is codeshare with CO on 762
VS001 @ 1600 is a 343.
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RE: Quick Help Please: Which A/c Does VS Use To Newark

Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:55 am

Errr, thanks guys. But their website has a policy of not listing plane types for routes, as they are somewhat flexible - and pictures are not 100% evidence. For example, I strongly suspect that the return flight, an 8am departure, would be an A340....

Is there anyone here who

a) spots frequently at Newark and has a good idea of equipment used
b) knows Virgin Atlantic well enough to tell me which types
or c) can provide reliable information from reliable sources?

Regards

Ikarus
 
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RE: Quick Help Please: Which A/c Does VS Use To Newark

Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:01 am

for the time being the flights are operated by 343's.... my father flew out on one last week
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Ikarus
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RE: Quick Help Please: Which A/c Does VS Use To Newark

Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:01 am

Carduelis:
Do you mean "it leaves Newark in the afternoon" or "it leaves London in the afternoon" when you say afternoon flight? But thanks for the info - I wasn't quite aware of the Continental codeshare. I think I am not affected, as I was told both flights are out of / to LHR...

Better give more details: I am interested in flights VS 001 and VS 018

I know that VS001 was a 744 last summer - but I have no more recent information than that...

Cheers

Regards

Ikarus
 
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RE: Quick Help Please: Which A/c Does VS Use To Newark

Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:15 am

Co757-300: At what time did that flight leave London / Newark?

Thanks
 
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RE: Quick Help Please: Which A/c Does VS Use To Newark

Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:17 am

travel.yahoo.com

put in your travel dates, and select virgin as the airline. It should tell you flight numbers, times AND aircraft.. Last time I checked, Virgin had 2 daily departures from EWR, one with a 747-400 and one A340, although the equipment used on each flight on each day varied..
 
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RE: Quick Help Please: Which A/c Does VS Use To Newark

Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:18 am

>>>Do you mean "it leaves Newark in the afternoon" or "it leaves London in the afternoon" when you say afternoon flight?<<<
Look at your Topic Header - or do you want something else?
I have given you the details of VS001.
I can't find a VS018, but VS3019/CO019 to Newark is the afternoon flight that I also mentioned, departing 1400.
If you have a flight on hold, I would imagine you have at least some knowledge of the departure time - and, dare I mention it, the departure airport.
FYI - VS departs LHR, and CO leaves from LGW.
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RE: Quick Help Please: Which A/c Does VS Use To Newark

Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:22 am

Ikarus G-VIBE 742 goes to Newark alot.Arrives around 10 am at LHER
 
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RE: Quick Help Please: Which A/c Does VS Use To Newark

Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:27 am

Thanks, guys! The yahoo link helped a lot, and Carduelis' tip about VS001 seems correct. Also, Donder10 seems right - the VS018 flight is listed as 747 in yahoo.

Too bad VS001 is no longer a 744. What a pity. I think I'll miss out on that offer, then....

Anyway: You just saved me a lot of money (and annoyance), so thanks a LOT!

Regards

Ikarus
 
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RE: Quick Help Please: Which A/c Does VS Use To Newark

Wed Jan 23, 2002 6:36 am

They use to fly the 744 there all the time but for the last few months I have only been seeing their Airbus 343 at Newark. I have the 'pleasure' of flying through EWR twice a week and haven't seen the 744 since probably middle last fall.

I do enjoy the 'No way BA/AA!' slogan painted on their Airbii.
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