CX747
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How Many Virgin "Classics" Currently?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 9:12 am

How many 747-200s is Virgin currently operating? It seems that they were down to 1 airframe last month but that one of the aircraft that went to the desert has since returned to service.
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Jetstreamer
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RE: How Many Virgin "Classics" Currently?

Sun Mar 24, 2002 7:42 am

There are 2 left in the fleet (VZZZ & VPUF).

VZZZ returned temporarily whilst VWOW was at LGW covering for maintenance on the B744s based there.

VWOW has now returned to LHR and it is envisaged that VZZZ & VPUF will be retired by the end of this month.

It will be very sad to see the last B742s go......

 
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RE: How Many Virgin "Classics" Currently?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 2:11 am

They will be gaining another one soon and its one of their old ones. TF-ATW ex G-VSSS is being prepared to go back in to service but operated by Air Atlanta in a similar arrangment to the lease of TF-ABA during 2001

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Paul
 
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MAN And MCO

Mon Mar 25, 2002 3:01 am

When the MAN-MCO route starts again, what will the a/c be now? Used to be a 742 (A340 would be nice!), I'm guessing 744?
 
David_itl
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RE: How Many Virgin "Classics" Currently?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 3:20 am


MAN-MCO is Air Atlanta's preserve this year using one of the former VS 747-200s.

David/MAN
 
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RE: How Many Virgin "Classics" Currently?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 3:24 am

Off topic Q but David do you know where I can get tieups for all the 'regular' stuff at MAN?ie charters
Cheers,Alex
 
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RE: MAN And MCO

Mon Mar 25, 2002 10:20 am

when was man-mco pulled? has it always been a seasonal route (???) or post 9/11 drawbacks?
 
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RE: How Many Virgin "Classics" Currently?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 6:33 pm


It is notionally a seasonal route but the actual duration of the service varies i.e. it was all year (VS A340s in summer, Martinair 767 in winter) in 1996 but generally operates May to November (as it will this year).

Alex, I'm looking to upload up to the 1st to 18th February tonight to my website (http://fly.to/northwest-spotters). Note that the early part of the month is already up but I have to pare off against a new log for the month. I take it some other sites just offer the normal scheduled service and the odd foreign charter?

One subcharter for yesterday was G-MIDC operating the AIH 206 yesterday.

David
 
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RE: How Many Virgin "Classics" Currently?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 7:52 pm

Can anybody tell me which of the two I saw at LHR on March the 16th?

Thanx,
Max
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RE: How Many Virgin "Classics" Currently?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 9:55 pm

Thanks alot David,I see so many charters routing BPK-TNT 4 MAN that I can never get tied up!

Max,you saw G-VPUF and G-VZZZ

Alex
 
CX747
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RE: How Many Virgin "Classics" Currently?

Mon Mar 25, 2002 10:55 pm

Thanks for the original information on VS's 747-200s Jetstreamer. It will definately be a sad day when the last one leaves the fleet. Guess I have to get used to the new generation of all 747-400s. Their great, but the older 747 "Classics" had so much history.

P.S. Personally I still miss G-VMIA.
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Jetstreamer
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RE: How Many Virgin "Classics" Currently?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 3:59 am

G-VMIA certainly had character and A LOT of history....
 
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RE: How Many Virgin "Classics" Currently?

Tue Mar 26, 2002 5:04 am

Just about the Virgin 747 classics. Yesterday the G-VPUF landed at Amsterdam. I was realy suprised to see a Virgin 747 at AMS. But It went directly the KLM Hangar. What is he doing out there??? It is already in the new color sheme right? Or will it be retired?? (is end of March now!)


Stefan

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