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Why Was VS15 So Late Today?

Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:58 am

Hi all,

Todays flight VS 15 from LGW-MCO was meant to depart 1230pm, it departed at 1735.
Anyone know why this was ?

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sevenheavy
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RE: Why Was VS15 So Late Today?

Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:40 am

Hi,

The operating aircraft (I believe G-VROM) was late out of scheduled maintainence at LHR. The original crew went out of hours so they swapped them with the crew from the VS001 and flew them all down from LHR on the empty aircraft.

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RE: Why Was VS15 So Late Today?

Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:29 am

Yes, as to which ship, per VS FLIFO:

1VSDO15
** VS - VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS **
0015/13APR
P LGW/OUT 1721. L/1621.Z DL 02 A/C G-VROM
P LGW/OFF 1734. L/1634.Z A/C G-VROM
P MCO/ETA 2118. L/0118.Z A/C G-VROM

SKED LGW ORIG 1230.
MCO 1640. TERM

I love the VS FLIFO, as they show the registration!! But I don't know their delay codes (that's the DL 02 in front of the A/C in the 1st line)
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RE: Why Was VS15 So Late Today?

Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:04 am

Hi,

Delay code 02 is a reactionary delay code. I.e. late inbound to LGW (it's previous sector) due to late release from Maintainence. It signifies that there were no factors other than it's late arrival to operate the service which contributed to the delay.

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RE: Why Was VS15 So Late Today?

Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:10 am

THANKS SevenHeavy, appreciate that info!
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RE: Why Was VS15 So Late Today?

Thu Apr 14, 2005 5:55 am

Hi Sevenheavy and CATHAY747 many thanks for the info !

Does this kind of thing happen alot ?

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RE: Why Was VS15 So Late Today?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:30 am

Was over 2.5 hours late again today as well !

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RE: Why Was VS15 So Late Today?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:37 am

Hey,

G-VROS came about 2pm today, quite a surprise, made a nice picture,

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