He left 2 hours, 45 minutes late due to container problems
Container problems... ha!
Stupid A340s have to screw even this up.... one of the LD3s read "for A340-600 only", but they had to put it in or else leave it. Well, took 'em nearly 3hr to fit the mug into the aircraft.
Once they did, it was great though.
Gotta love the tower transmissions: "New Orleans tower, this is the Virgin requesting an opening on runway one zero...
Amazing how quickly she got up on her takeoff roll, considering that she was full of both pax and payload. Guess fuel must've been relatively light. Shot off the runway with at a max of 8500ft.