psimpson
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Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:54 pm

I was checking LHR arrivals from my home in London at around 9.30pm yesterday evening 19th July, when i saw a VS A340-600 going in on the runway 27R glideslope with callsign Virgin 814 Papa with its bright anti-collision and strobe lights flashing. I learn from acars site that the registration for this Virgin A340 flight was G-VFIZ which i believe was on delivery to Virgin?
 
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:57 pm

is it an A346-600HGW?
 
cloudyapple
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:09 pm

Arriving just in time to fill the void left by GVWKD...
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BA787
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:14 pm

How many more A346's to go for VS?
 
CHRISBA777ER
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:03 pm

Does it matter? They arent 777s. They are thirsty buckets of badly-put together bolts - inefficient, over-complex, total waste of money basically.  Wink
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
lhrmaccoll
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:14 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):

Errrrr..........
 
CHRISBA777ER
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:39 pm

Quoting Lhrmaccoll (Reply 5):
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):


Errrrr..........

Note use of sarcastic wink.

I love them personally - would take a 346 over a 777 anyday - beautiful. Allied to VS Upper Class suite on my last trip to Tokyo with work - and thats tough to beat. Best looking plane in the best livery IMHO. I also think they are a lot more rated by airlines that use them than people realise. Awesome piece of kit.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:08 am

What is happening to G-VWKD?.
 
cloudyapple
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:45 am

G-VWKD - Big gash in the butt after tailstrike departing Hong Kong last Saturday. Not been moved for 5 days now on stand W125. Engineers looked at it today but done nothing yet. Will be grounded for sometime.
VS Tailstrike @ HKG (by Andrewtang Jul 15 2006 in Civil Aviation)
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:51 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 6):
I also think they are a lot more rated by airlines that use them than people realise.

I think the bad reputation is more an a.net phenomenon.  Wink

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Crosscountry
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:10 am

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 8):



Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 8):
G-VWKD - Big gash in the butt after tailstrike departing Hong Kong last Saturday. Not been moved for 5 days now on stand W125. Engineers looked at it today but done nothing yet. Will be grounded for sometime

Ironic that is was "miss behavin" that got into trouble!
 
lhrmaccoll
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:52 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 6):
Note use of sarcastic wink.

Sorry, I had my american hat on yesterday.
I've got my british one on today  Smile
 
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:43 pm

Quoting Crosscountry (Reply 10):
Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 8):




Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 8):
G-VWKD - Big gash in the butt after tailstrike departing Hong Kong last Saturday. Not been moved for 5 days now on stand W125. Engineers looked at it today but done nothing yet. Will be grounded for sometime

Ironic that is was "miss behavin" that got into trouble

I was going to say something about naughty girls miss-behaving with gashes, and a red butt, but I wont - too rude  Wink
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
express1
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:52 pm

didn't i hear that Virgin are un-happy with the A346?
if so why are they still recieving them,why don't they just canx the orders.

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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:12 pm

Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 9):
I think the bad reputation is more an a.net phenomenon.

A340-600 Vs. B777 is like comparing Coke to Pepsi. Either can be refreshing and go great with pizza, but in the end, both get you to LHR in style.  Big grin
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:14 pm

Quoting Express1 (Reply 13):
didn't i hear that Virgin are un-happy with the A346?
if so why are they still recieving them,why don't they just canx the orders.

dave

They were but they have made adjustments (and are currently reconfiguring them) and have grown to love them now!
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cloudyapple
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:20 pm

Quoting Aeroplan73 (Reply 14):
A340-600 Vs. B777 is like comparing Coke to Pepsi. Either can be refreshing and go great with pizza, but in the end, both get you to LHR in style.

Which one is Coke again?
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:29 pm

The one with the extra sugar …
 
TinkerBelle
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:46 pm

Quoting Aeroplan73 (Reply 14):
A340-600 Vs. B777 is like comparing Coke to Pepsi. Either can be refreshing and go great with pizza, but in the end, both get you to LHR in style.

You can compare coke to Pepesi only in the US. Get out of the US and order a Pepsi and you'll get a look that could knock you down. Like one priest at a church said, Cocacola is like Jesus...it's everywhere.
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eclipz
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:51 pm

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 18):
You can compare coke to Pepesi only in the US. Get out of the US and order a Pepsi and you'll get a look that could knock you down. Like one priest at a church said, Cocacola is like Jesus...it's everywhere.

No no no... in France, sometimes in (very) small villages, you ask for a coke and they give you a pepsi  banghead 

i guess pepsi is cheaper
 
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:58 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 4):
Does it matter? They arent 777s. They are thirsty buckets of badly-put together bolts - inefficient, over-complex, total waste of money basically.

Ha Ha.

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 18):
You can compare coke to Pepesi only in the US. Get out of the US and order a Pepsi and you'll get a look that could knock you down. Like one priest at a church said, Cocacola is like Jesus...it's everywhere.

"Coca Cola is like Jesus... over-marketed, over-rated & sustained by habit"

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TinkerBelle
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:34 pm

Quoting Eclipz (Reply 19):
No no no... in France, sometimes in (very) small villages, you ask for a coke and they give you a pepsi

i guess pepsi is cheaper

You're probably right....but got to Africa (Kenya in particular) and ask for a Pepsi and good luck.

Quoting VS773ER (Reply 20):
"Coca Cola is like Jesus... over-marketed, over-rated & sustained by habit"

Is that a quote or your opinion? just curious.
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:20 pm

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 6):
would take a 346 over a 777 anyday

Time to change your nickname don't U think?  Wink CHRISBA346HGW would be good though not sure BA and A346 suit eachother!  Wink

Great news for Virgin will it be used for new routes or existing ones which need more capacity?
 
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RE: Virgin New A340-600 G-VFIZ Has Arrived.

Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:41 pm

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 21):
You're probably right....but got to Africa (Kenya in particular) and ask for a Pepsi and good luck.

Well, we can ask for a Virgin Cola!!! jejejejejejejejeje maybe they´ll bring me Pepsi or Coke.