columba
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Virgin Atlantic With 757?

Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:05 pm

I am just looking for a flight to Newark next year and was searching the site of opodo.de. There was a flight from TXL via LHR/LGW to EWR with Virgin Atlantic using a Boeing 757 (Flight VS 3129). Can that be true ?
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cy319
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RE: Virgin Atlantic With 757?

Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:09 pm

VS codeshares with CO. Thus in this case, it s a 757 of CO.

In any case,
1. VS doesnt have any 757s.
2. VS self-operated flights have 3digit numbers.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic With 757?

Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:09 pm

This flight is codeshared with CO-029 that flies from LGW-EWR since last month.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic With 757?

Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:13 pm

Okay thank you. My preference was to travel on 747 since I have never been on a Jumbo and I think as an aviation enthusiast this a must. Also I don´t want to change airports. I have not booked yet but I will choose VS1 using a 744 from LHR. I have to wait a few days until I get paid (always the 15th).
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RE: Virgin Atlantic With 757?

Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:20 pm

Since the price was way better and I have only a limited budget I have chosen AF, now. Have not been on a A332 either -747 another time  Wink
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RE: Virgin Atlantic With 757?

Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:54 am

Quoting CY319 (Reply 1):
2. VS self-operated flights have 3digit numbers.

Many (including all trans-Atlantics?) actually are only 1 or 2 digits, unless you count the 0's in the front.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic With 757?

Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:09 pm

Quoting 3201 (Reply 5):

That brings me to a question, if theres is a flight e.g.

Virgin 1

Do ATC call it virgin 001

or

Speed Bird 24

Do ATC call it Spped Bird 024?

Bit irrelevant to the topic but id like the answer
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic With 757?

Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:12 pm

Quoting BA787 (Reply 6):
Virgin 1

Do ATC call it virgin 001

or

Speed Bird 24

Do ATC call it Spped Bird 024?

I may get proved wrong on this, but if memory serves me correct, and the airline actually put the 0's in the flight number (wasn't BA's Concorde flight BA001? rather then BA1) then the UK ATC will include the 0's, but American ATC usually cut them out.
Having just checked BA's and CO's websites, CO don't put the 0's in, while BA do, so that may add to the inclusion/exclusion of the 0 in the call sign, but I'll go with my thoughts above which are US ATC drop the 0's and UK don't.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic With 757?

Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:19 pm

Quoting Pilot21 (Reply 7):

Cheers, that clears that up for me.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic With 757?

Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:01 am

You should check travel sites for a cheap fare on Continental TXL-EWR direct. It's straight 757 service.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic With 757?

Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:18 am

2 engines for longhaul
 
columba
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RE: Virgin Atlantic With 757?

Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:29 pm

Quoting Skyexramper (Reply 9):
You should check travel sites for a cheap fare on Continental TXL-EWR direct. It's straight 757 service.

Actually it was more expensive. AF cancelled and I have booked VS now. Less than less 600 Euro including connection to LHR with BA and operated with a 747.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic With 757?

Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:39 pm

Quoting Pilot21 (Reply 7):
(wasn't BA's Concorde flight BA001? rather then BA1) then the UK ATC will include the 0's,

IIRC the ATC callsign for the Concorde operated flight BA001 was called "SpeedbirdConcorde 1"

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RE: Virgin Atlantic With 757?

Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:59 pm

ATC in the UK would probably call the flight 'Virgin 1', have heard this on many occasions.

Also BA and other Airlines use a lot of Alpha Numeric callsigns on flights now, for example the BA206 (To Passengers) is the BAW24M to ATC or something along those lines.
A lot of the US flights from some airlines are like that now.

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