I'd say it's about time we saw the back of the VS
747-200 at MAN
now (in fact, is it just G-VBEE, or is there another one?) Give us an A340-600!
I flew from T2
a few times last year, and there were two VS
747-200s there, one at the gate and one on a remote stand. I thought they only had one based at MAN
. As I understand, G-VBEE is an ex-Air New Zealand aircraft and was owned by Virgin for a short time before being sold and leased back from Air Atlanta (with at TF- registration), and now has been re-registered G-VBEE but is still operated by Air Atlanta flight crew. Is this correct?
Also, if G-VBEE is the only aircraft VS
have based at MAN
and it has a massive delay, what happens to the following flight? As far as I knew, it comes in at 0725 then leaves about 3hrs later on another MCO
round trip. A 38 hour delay with one highly-used aircraft is a hell of a backlog to catch up. Once, one of my work colleagues and her family were stuck at MCO
and were told they would be put in hotels due to their VS
flight breaking down in Manchester, but the delay was eventually only(!) 6 hours as the flight was operated by another 747-200 of Air Atlanta. Is this normal procedure, or will there come a point where VS
just has to cancel the flight completely? And if so, do some passengers get shuttled to LHR
and put on another Virgin flight?
[Edited 2004-06-06 20:26:43]
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