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VS A340-600 On LHR-NYC?

Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:07 am

Does anybody know if there is a Virgin Flight from LHR to NYC with an A340-600? If so, which flight number is it and at what time does it leave LHR?

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RE: VS A340-600 On LHR-NYC?

Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:30 am

I think sometimes the VS003 at 14:00pm BST is an A340-600, but sometimes it seems to be a 744.

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RE: VS A340-600 On LHR-NYC?

Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:36 am

As of right now untill the end of October the times for VS 340-600 in JFK looks like this:

VS 9 LHR-JFK 1815-2110 Daily
VS 10 JFK-LHR 2310-1050+1 Daily
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RE: VS A340-600 On LHR-NYC?

Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:32 am

Vs does a lot of flippety flop with fleet assignments, but I flew the 346 on VS9 in May. It was scheduled as a 346 when I booked it three months before, became a 343 the week before, then was flipped back to a 346 the same day.
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RE: VS A340-600 On LHR-NYC?

Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:43 am


Indeed VS does flip aircraft types at the last minute. I've had that happen three times for me, once they even brought a 747-200 to EWR. However, there is a daily A346 frequency scheduled to JFK, don't quite remember exactly which flight. But, one of these long ladies was sitting at JFK when I passed by last Monday, parked next to a company 744.

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RE: VS A340-600 On LHR-NYC?

Sun Sep 12, 2004 8:15 am

hey

the 346 always opperates the 11:10 flight out of JFK. It arrives at around 9-11 in the morning. I was very excited to see it but now i see it all the time there... I want the 343s back!! I like to see the IB 346 more at MAD though..
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RE: VS A340-600 On LHR-NYC?

Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:47 am

This is how the VS NYC schedule usually looks:
EWR
VS001/2 744
VS017/18 343

JFK
VS003/4 744
VS009/010 346 or 343
VS045/46 (it has been almost every type, fairly evenly lately)

I believe that JFK has guaranteed UCS service, hence the lact of 343s unless they are being used as a substitute.

I've had that happen three times for me, once they even brought a 747-200 to EWR.
Was this recent (past year or two)?

But, one of these long ladies was sitting at JFK when I passed by last Monday, parked next to a company 744.
Can 346s be parked at the T4 stands? In my experience, VS usually has the 346 come in to JFK and leave shortly after, while the 744 spends a few hours on stand.

I was very excited to see it but now i see it all the time there... I want the 343s back!!
There are still plenty of chances to see it as EWR (and other cities), not to mention LHR.

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RE: VS A340-600 On LHR-NYC?

Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:18 pm

For the rest of the summer and for winter 2004/2005, I understand the following to be the case

VS9/VS 10 will be operated by an A346 . dep LHR 6pm:Arr JFk 8:50pm (local times)

VS45/46 will be operated by A346/744: dep Lhr 09:30 -Arr JFK 12:10pm
 
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RE: VS A340-600 On LHR-NYC?

Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:41 pm

Can confirm that VS009/VS010 gets the 346. I'm on 009 tomorrow and I have double confirmed with Virgin. Also all JFK flights have UCS, although they reserve the right to swap aircraft, so I guess you can't say all with total certainty. Unlikely to not be 346 in September tho as it is the busiest month of the year for business travel on this route. I'd be very annoyed if I have to get on a 343.

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RE: VS A340-600 On LHR-NYC?

Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:52 pm

hey

VS A340-600 is usually at T4 for a while parked there.
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