airchabum
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VS A340-600 Far East Services

Sun Oct 13, 2002 12:07 pm

Virgin's A340-600's G-VMEG and G-VSHY will be used for the first time on Far East services during the coming week. Current plans are as follows, subject to change of course:

15 Oct VS200 LHR-HKG
16 Oct VS201 HKG-LHR
17 Oct VS200 LHR-HKG
18 Oct VS201 HKG-LHR
19 Oct VS250 LHR-PVG (Shanghai)
20 Oct VS251 PVG-LHR
21 Oct VS900 LHR-NRT
22 Oct VS901 NRT-LHR

From 21 Oct the VS900/1 service will be operated by 346 daily except Wed which will be a 343.
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airchabum
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Mon Oct 14, 2002 4:11 am

What no interest?  Sad

Perhaps they're old hat already!!  Wink/being sarcastic
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donder10
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Mon Oct 14, 2002 4:20 am

Thanks for the info!
 
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Mon Oct 14, 2002 5:17 am

At JFK they are boring already... Wink/being sarcastic
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CX Flyboy
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Mon Oct 14, 2002 9:15 am

Looking forward to seeing them here!!! When does regular service to HKG start using these aircraft?
 
airchabum
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Mon Oct 14, 2002 9:56 am

Hi CX Flyboy

Regular services to HKG with the 346 planned to start on 29 Nov.
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BOEING747400
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Mon Oct 14, 2002 2:34 pm

What aircraft do they currently use between LHR and BKK? Thanks.
 
9V-SVE
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Mon Oct 14, 2002 3:04 pm

LHR and BKK? They only service Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo in Asia.
 
cxcx330
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Mon Oct 14, 2002 3:33 pm

Woooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VS is going to use 346 on tomorrow (15OCT)!!!
 
Airbus_A340
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Mon Oct 14, 2002 5:19 pm

Are you sure it's coming to Hong Kong tomorow? I thought the inaugural flight to Hong Kong was in November, like Cx_flyboy said?

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cxcx330
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Mon Oct 14, 2002 6:28 pm

huh?? Isn't Airchabum reported that?
 
BOEING747400
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Tue Oct 15, 2002 2:37 am

Virgin Atlantic has no service between LHR and BKK? I doubt that since British Airways does that route with their 744s. I'm sure that they must have a service between LHR and BKK since BKK is a fairly important hub in Southeast Asia besides the other cities.
 
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Tue Oct 15, 2002 2:48 am

CX_flyboy,

I think our bet has been resolved  Smile . I believe it was I talked with about CX starting to use A346 before VS to/from Hong Kong!

Regards,

vs11
 
airchabum
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Tue Oct 15, 2002 3:21 am

I think the flts this week are just a couple of upgrades due to heavy demand at the moment. Not sure if there will be any press, etc on board.
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A340-Fan
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Tue Oct 15, 2002 3:46 am

Hi spotters @ LHR, HKG, PVG and NRT,

could you please send some pics of G-VMEG to the database!

kind regards

Nils
 
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Tue Oct 15, 2002 8:57 am

Boeing747400,

Why do you doubt that VS have no service from LHR-BKK just because BA do ?. BA serve about 10 times more places than VS does, so that doesn't mean VS fly to them all just because BA do.

VS are not even planning to operate the LHR-BKK route at any point in the future.

Airchabum,

Hi. How you ?. Did you see that G-VSHY and G-VMEG both operated for the first time together the other day to JFK and EWR ?. Bit of a nightmare getting stands for them both at the moment at LHR. Only got 2 towbars too. One on the line and one in the hanger !!.

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airchabum
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Tue Oct 15, 2002 9:27 am

A340-fan

I'd post a photo but it would get rejected due to it being of such poor quality!  Crying

Leezyjet

Hi..fine thanks. Did you have fun with the Lagos pax today??!! I hope GAL can find a few more A340-600 sized stands before the next one arrives then!
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Leezyjet
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Tue Oct 15, 2002 9:34 am

Didn't get invloved with them thank god.

We got HAL at LHR !!. We got enough stands, just not enough that have jetty's, until the new bit of peir 5 opens in Feb 2003 !!.

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airchabum
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Tue Oct 15, 2002 9:46 am

Oh yes...'HAL'...my mistake! D'oh!!

The way the deliveries are going Feb 2003 could be about right!
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donder10
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RE: VS A340-600 Far East Services

Sat Oct 19, 2002 8:08 am

Apart from Shanghai what will the 346 be doing tomorrow?
Thanks,Alex

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