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Virgin Charter Series To SJU

Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:33 am

Virgin have been awarded a contract by P&O/Princess Cruises to fly pax between LGW and SJU using an A340-300.

Flights will operate on Sundays from 16 May 2004 when they will operate every fortnight. Between 18 Aug and 19 Dec they will operate weekly, reverting to fortnightly until 10 Apr 2005. Details as follows (times local):

VS9929 0900 LGW-SJU 1255
VS9930 1705 SJU-LGW 0555

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RE: Virgin Charter Series To SJU

Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:44 am

This is a very good piece of business for Virgin and there is the possibility that LGW-SJU could develop into a regularly scheduled route.

Will the A340 operate in a standard configuration with 3 classes of service? If it does, it will be interesting to see how P&O/Princess handles the premium seats and what the upgrade costs will be.
 
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RE: Virgin Charter Series To SJU

Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:36 am

Hi Dutchjet

Yes the flights will be operated by standard 3-class A340's - currently 40/28/187 config.

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RE: Virgin Charter Series To SJU

Sun Feb 22, 2004 12:18 pm

It will be nice to see a VS A340 in San Juan, I believe they operated a charter flight between SJU and LHR this past Dec. with a 747-400 (for the same cruise line). I would only hope we might see a scheduled service in the future.
Maybe LGW-PUJ-SJU-LGW.- a route like this might work out

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RE: Virgin Charter Series To SJU

Sun Feb 22, 2004 12:32 pm

Having worked for a major cruise line before, usually what the cruise line does is, based on the type of cabin you book, i.e. the more expensive the better class of service you will get, it is a good way to get people to buy a better cabin at a higher price. Or they will offer the premium and upper class for an additional charge.
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