flyvs007
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VS A346, Where And When?

Mon Apr 08, 2002 8:36 pm

When will the A340-600 enter service with Virgin and to what destinations will it fly?
 
Arsenal@LHR
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RE: VS A346, Where And When?

Mon Apr 08, 2002 10:16 pm

Expect to see it at places like NRT, HKG, SFO, LAX, CPT. The first A340-600 should be delivered sometime in the summer.

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hkgspotter1
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RE: VS A346, Where And When?

Mon Apr 08, 2002 10:58 pm

The first VS flight arrives tomorrow in Hong Kong.....well its a test flight but it is a VS aircraft (In Airbus colours)
 
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RE: VS A346, Where And When?

Mon Apr 08, 2002 11:06 pm

There was a post recently which said that the first A346 will arrive in June and will be used on the Tokyo route.
 
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RE: VS A346, Where And When?

Tue Apr 09, 2002 3:11 am

Well the A340-600 will be operating on all of VS' busiest routes like LAX, SFO, JFK, JNB, NRT & HKG. They'll be replacing the A343 with the A346.

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RE: VS A346, Where And When?

Tue Apr 09, 2002 7:31 am

Its 6.30am and I'm waiting to hear the first ever A346 land Hong Kong (Scanner) !!
 
ydna_anderson
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RE: VS A346, Where And When?

Tue Apr 09, 2002 9:59 am

hkspotter, since you are in hong kong,
do you know any shops there where i can buy a scanner?... it doesnthave to be top of the line, as long as it can pick up things near and also from a far away distance.... any suggestions?

-andy
 
flyvs007
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RE: VS A346, Where And When?

Thu Apr 11, 2002 7:08 pm

If the 600 is replacing the 300, where will the 300's go eventually? Are Virgin looking at the 600's as fleet expansion, or replacement (or the oldest aircraft in their fleet - the 300's)?
 
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RE: VS A346, Where And When?

Thu Apr 11, 2002 10:09 pm

I have my doubts that VS would fly the A340-600 to SFO, especially given the popularity of the LHR-SFO-LHR route.

I expect VS to continue to fly the 747-400 on this route until the A380-800 becomes available.

As for the VS A340-300 fleet, wasn't it that Airbus as going to take in the A343's as trade-in's in lieu of the A346's?

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