neilalp
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Virgin Atlantic @ DTW For Ryder Cup

Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:31 am

I noticed that Virgin 319P an A340 arrived DTW today around 2:15pm to pick up the players from the RyderCup, but when does that flight leave? I wasn't able to come up with anything. I'm sure the Europeans will be happy on their flight back.
 
ua815
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RE: Virgin Atlantic @ DTW For Ryder Cup

Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:40 am

One of the players said 535am on the broadcast.
 
EMBQA
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RE: Virgin Atlantic @ DTW For Ryder Cup

Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:42 am

I would say so. I just watched the end of the live press conferance and it's 9pm est.
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sevenheavy
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RE: Virgin Atlantic @ DTW For Ryder Cup

Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:31 pm

The flight is due to leave DTW@08:00L.

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crugs1
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RE: Virgin Atlantic @ DTW For Ryder Cup

Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:09 pm

Just checked on BAA website and its expected to arrive
into LHR at 2100
 
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tjwgrr
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RE: Virgin Atlantic @ DTW For Ryder Cup

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:56 am

Not just any A340, but an A346!!

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Information as of 9/20/2004 6:48:11 PM GMT
FlightID: VIR320 (Commercial Jet)
Status: IN FLIGHT
Owner: VIRGIN ATLANTIC
Radio Call: VIRGIN
Ground Spd: 580 kts Altitude: 41,000
Type: A346/W ( )
Origin Apt: DTW DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY
Dest Apt: EGLL HEATHROW
Departed: 08:45 AM EDT (1245Z)
Original ETA: 07:15 PM GMT (1915Z)
Calculated ETA: 07:13 PM GMT (1913Z), In 0h 20m
Dist Fm Dept: 3073 nm Dist To Dest: 194 nm
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
jacobin777
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RE: Virgin Atlantic @ DTW For Ryder Cup

Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:02 am

considering VS doesn't fly to DTW, wouldn't it be expensive? I could see them getting some "free" advertising out of it..but would it be worth it?

Or are they going to be paid/reimbursed somehow?

Am I missing something here?
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Richard28
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RE: Virgin Atlantic @ DTW For Ryder Cup

Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:10 am

Its a sponsorship deal, VS are the official airline of the European team.

There were lots of press pictures of the plane when the team left, and I would have thought they'd be a camera crew on the plane on the way back.

The flight is being flown as a charter (G-VFOX flew them out).

Landing is due to be live on Sky News at "about" 8:30pm local - worth a watch!