VS747SPUR
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Why No VS A346 At LGW?

Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:13 am

Hi all,

Is there any reason why theres no scheduled VS A340-600 service from LGW ?

Anyone know of any future VS plans concerning LGW ?

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gigneil
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RE: Why No VS A346 At LGW?

Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:21 am

LGW is, by VS's definition, the leisure routes. VS needs the high-density low-seat-mile-cost 744 to get the revenue they need.

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RE: Why No VS A346 At LGW?

Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:14 pm

April 3rd while waiting for my DL flight to CVG I did see a VS A340-300.

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RE: Why No VS A346 At LGW?

Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:59 pm

Petera380,

That would be for the LGW-PHC service. It positions down from LHR a couple of times a week.

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GDMCA
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RE: Why No VS A346 At LGW?

Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:28 pm

I saw a VS A340 at LGW March 21st no idea on what its routing was though.
 
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RE: Why No VS A346 At LGW?

Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:32 pm

i think the 600s get used for the Asian routes in particular - Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai - so by definition they would be operating them out of LHR.
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RE: Why No VS A346 At LGW?

Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:43 pm

They also put the 600 on the JFK route, and sometimes EWR.
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RE: Why No VS A346 At LGW?

Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:49 am

Quoting GDMCA (Reply 4):
I saw a VS A340 at LGW March 21st no idea on what its routing was though.

The A343 is positioned from LHR to LGW for flights to Port Harcourt and a charter to San Juan.

The 744 is used for all the other LGW routes as there is high demand for economy seats, and less for business class on these leisure routes.

Rich.