bmi332
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VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:51 am

Starting in June 07 Virgin will start a single weekly flight from GLA to MCO. Do you think there is market for this route, flyglobespan have just started low cost flights and First Choice,MY Travel and TCD already fly the route to SFB

Link for more info:
http://www.virginholidays.co.uk/broc...da/info/flights/virgin%5Fatlantic/

What do you think?
 
ZBA320
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:57 am

Any idea on what equipment will be used? Does the flight have enough loads for 744 service?
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tcxdegsy
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:57 am

Tihs was covered in previous threads. It's only for about 3 weeks in July and 2 weeks in October, and although it doesnt specific in the brochure, it's highly suspected it's only a pick-up/ drop-off from and to Manchester, judging by the timings.

I think their testing the water to see if it's worth expanding to a full summer service in 2008. Virign have been desperate to expand into Glasgow from what I've read elsewhere
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:38 am

...anyone else notice how the font has become VirginAmericanised?



Will we see a livery alteration for VS?
 
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:55 am

Quoting TCXDegsy (Reply 2):
it's highly suspected it's only a pick-up/ drop-off from and to Manchester, judging by the timings.

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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:00 pm

I reckon it'll be a codeshare
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:23 pm

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 5):
I reckon it'll be a codeshare

It can't really be a codeshare with any of the airlines mentioned. Who do you think this would be with? I doubt it, personally.
 
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:58 pm

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 5):
I reckon it'll be a codeshare

So far today (27th June 2006) there have been 2 flights to SFB Flyglobespan and MyTravel. From what I have heard, both flights have been sold out. I think If VS are really flying from Glasgow, there'll be a VS aircraft operating it. I think it'll probably be a 744 as Travelcitydirect.com fly to SFB aslo from GLA and use a two class 743. VS are a good airline and most people wil want to fly them to Orlando if they go. How 'bouts if it isn't a 744, an A343 or A346. Can the A346 fly from Glasgow, is there a long enough runway??

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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:35 pm

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 7):
Can the A346 fly from Glasgow, is there a long enough runway??

If a 747 can operate from GLA, an A346 sure can based on runway length. The problem that the A346 has is the turning circle as it is so long and the body gear does not steer so it cannot make turns as tight as the 744 can so tends to be restricted more by taxiways than runways.

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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:40 pm

If it 'aint a 744, it'll be a 343. I wish it was a 742  Sad. Too bad they scrapped them.
 
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:44 pm

It's NOT a codeshare, as has been mentioned before it is a continuation of a flight from MAN, therefore it will be a 747-400.

Interestingly, looking at the VS site to see if there was a press release about this, I came across a release about operating LGW-MRU from next year:
http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb...e/pressreleases/news/pr260606a.jsp
 
tcxdegsy
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:27 pm

It looks as though it's going to be popular! Outbounds are on Saturdays, between 23rd June and 14th July and on 6 & 13th October.

Accordingly to Virgin Holidays' site, 23rd June only has Upper left, and 30th June/ 7th July only have Premium and Upper left!

Looks good for 2008 to offer a Glasgow product for the whole Summer season 2008!
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:54 am

Are we sure its definitely a double drop from MAN, timings dont seem to match.
 
lapper
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:08 am

Not for the first time on these boards, I stand corrected. It's a flight on it's own, taking the place of one of the MAN services for specific weeks. Timings can be found here:
http://www.virginholidays.co.uk/broc...n_atlantic/schedules.aspx#outbound
 
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:33 am

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 8):
If a 747 can operate from GLA, an A346 sure can based on runway length. The problem that the A346 has is the turning circle as it is so long and the body gear does not steer so it cannot make turns as tight as the 744 can so tends to be restricted more by taxiways than runways.

Thanx Lee!  bigthumbsup 

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JAT74L
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:30 am

I'm happy that VS are offering a token gesture by stopping off with the MAN - MCO and would be very happy to use it but Virgin Holidays are SHITE in my humble opinion - having had previous crap experiences.

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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:32 am

Yes GLA can take 747s .Nationair used to fly in there and Air Canada have also run 747 in also.But I must say that 747s are a very rare site at GLA.
Re GLA being a pick up point for MAN In the late 60s and early 70s BOAC used to run a 707 daily from YYZ toPIK to MAN.T his flight was always full.So torun a 346 to Orlando during the hot summer months would seem to be a shrewed move on the part of VS If it is a success and VS continue through the winter months will we Snowbirds have to compete with Tartanbirds for all the good condos in Florida???
 
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:55 am

Quoting Comet4b (Reply 16):
Yes GLA can take 747s .Nationair used to fly in there and Air Canada have also run 747 in also.But I must say that 747s are a very rare site at GLA.

747's are not that rare a sight during the Summer. Air Atlanta/Travel city direct/XL airways/ whatever elese have been flying 747's to Orlando for a few Summers now.

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ozvirginuk
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:28 am

I can assure you that this is NOT a codeshare, but a VS operated flight on VS metal (B744 with LGW/MAN config). The flight is a tag-on to the existing MAN-MCO service and is being operated on the weekends of the Scottish school holidays.

The flights will opeate with 14 Upper Class, 58 Premium Economy and 379 Economy.

I have a feeling that this will be testing the water for the GLA market. We'll see what happens the following year....

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lapper
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:49 pm

Quoting JAT74L (Reply 15):
I'm happy that VS are offering a token gesture by stopping off with the MAN - MCO



Quoting Ozvirginuk (Reply 18):
The flight is a tag-on to the existing MAN-MCO service

According to the timetable in my link posted above, it's not a tag on or a stop en-route, it's a flight of it's own accord with it's own flight number. The timings don't match the MAN-MCO flight.
 
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:37 pm

Thye flight is definitely a continuation from MAN and it is going to be a 744 that operates the flight according to Airliner World. I might be wrong but I'm sure the flight is from GLA-MCO via MAN and vice-versa. It said it was just simply a contination of an existing flight from MAN?

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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:05 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 20):
Thye flight is definitely a continuation from MAN and it is going to be a 744 that operates the flight according to Airliner World. I might be wrong but I'm sure the flight is from GLA-MCO via MAN and vice-versa. It said it was just simply a contination of an existing flight from MAN?

I'm 90% certain the flight positions in from MAN, NOT carrying pax, then operates GLA-MCO-GLA before positioning back to MAN.

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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:18 am

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 21):
I'm 90% certain the flight positions in from MAN, NOT carrying pax, then operates GLA-MCO-GLA before positioning back to MAN.

I stand corrected. Virgin holidays site showing MAN-MCO and GLA-MCO using the same flight number. Ah well..

Gaz
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virgincrew
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:15 am

Yes guys and gals,

It is a LGW / MAN based 744 aircraft, with MAN cabin crew. It will be a continuation of the MAN flights.
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lapper
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RE: VS To Fly From Glasgow!

Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:53 pm

The Manchester flight (VS073) departs MAN at 13.30, arrives MCO at 17.40, and operates from 26 March 2007 until 16 June 2007, from 21 July 2007 until 29 September 2007 and from 20 October 2007 until 27 October 2007.

The GLA-MCO (VS071) departs GLA at 15.30, arriving into MCO at 19.40 and operates from 23 June 2007 until 14 July 2007 and from 06 October 2007 until 13 October 2007.

Please explain to me how this is a continuation of a MAN-MCO flight, when there is NO MAN-MCO flight that arrives at 19.40???

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