godbless
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Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 4:53 am

Hi,

I just was looking through a schedule of LHR since I will be there next friday.
After checking through all flights I noticed that there was no flight of Virgin Atlantics A340-600. It only showed either the 744 or A343 but no A346.

Does VS not use them in a regular way yet? Do they just deploy them on a flight where they think it could be used well at the moment?

Regards,
Max
 
donder10
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 5:17 am

Seems to do VS9/10+17/18
 
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 5:21 am

According to their press release, the A346 will fly to New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong this year.

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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 5:37 am

Here was a trip report on the VS 346.
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/24134/
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 5:41 am

Unless anyone has any definite info here, I would advise either somehow contacting Virgin Atlantic themselves, or the Spectator's Terrace shop at Heathrow-they may have some info.

Rgds
 
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 6:26 am

Into unchartered areas that have never seen it before. Big grin

Sorry, couldn't resist!

Tom in NO (at MSY)
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 6:53 am

I know that VS has been taking bookings on the 346-operated flights as if they would be operated with a 343. It appears that Airbus and VS are expecting higher-than-normal fleet introduction problems with the 346. That's why I doubt anyone would be able to find out definitively what aircraft VS would use on a specific flight. I guess you will just have to try your luck.  Sad
 
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 7:40 am

I have a friend flying to LHR to EWR on VS17 on the 14th Sep, saturday.Im wondering if that could be a A346....according to the schedule at OAG it is operated by the A343.
 
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 7:45 am

Max,
try this link http://www.lhr-lgw.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/heathrow/lhrmainindex.html and you can check to see if there is a pattern to its operation.
Cheers,Alex
 
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 9:58 am

Well, this afternoon (11 Sep/1600BST) it was sitting off the side of 9R at Heathrow.....in the usual Virgin resting bay.

Sped past in BA A319 G-EUOI so couldn't see the regn...
 
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 10:01 am

Don't they only have one ?

According to the schedule they will start service to Hong Kong with VS200 on Octoer 17th.
 
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 4:52 pm

I was there the 5th and the 6th of September. Both days, the A346 didn't fly. On Thursday, he was parked somewhere, and on Friday, they towed him with a truck to another parking position.

I missed my first chance to see him landing at Hatton Cross  Sad

Regards,
Frederic
 
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 5:10 pm

The 346 is timetables to operated LHR-JFK as VS9, but only on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 03 October. All other days is a 744, and from 08 October, the service reverts back to a 343.

The 346 then disappears from JFK until 16 November when it returns as VS1 on a Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and then thats into EWR.

346 services to HKG are timetabled to start on 17 October, and services to NRT are timetables to start on 15 October.
 
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Fri Sep 13, 2002 5:21 am

It did VS9 tonight
 
BA777
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Fri Sep 13, 2002 5:29 am

So what will it be doing on the night of the 14th, then the day of the 15th?

BA777
 
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Fri Sep 13, 2002 9:44 am

She's having a wash  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Fri Sep 13, 2002 10:33 am

The 346 has been running JFK-LHR flights for the past couple weeks.
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godbless
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Fri Sep 13, 2002 11:41 pm

Thank you guys for your help.

I do hope to see it next friday. If idle on the ground ok but better would be to see it on take off or landing...

Max
 
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Fri Sep 13, 2002 11:54 pm

"She's having a wash

Yeah, and i'm an A380 captain  Wink/being sarcastic

Would be great to see, let alone shoot her washing!

BA777
 
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RE: Where Does Virgin Send It's A340-600's?

Sat Sep 14, 2002 1:03 am

*lol* Well I hope to get to see that while I am there... In a huge bathtub  Big thumbs up

Max

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