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Vasu
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VS Slow Livery Change

Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:23 am

It seems to me that Virgin Atlantic seem to be awfully slow at implementing the new livery across its fleet... does anyone know why this may be? Have they abandoned it ?
 
ilikeflight
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RE: VS Slow Livery Change

Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:41 am

Cant be as slow as UA  duck 
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RE: VS Slow Livery Change

Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:50 am

Quoting Vasu (Thread starter):
It seems to me that Virgin Atlantic seem to be awfully slow at implementing the new livery across its fleet... does anyone know why this may be? Have they abandoned it ?

Lots of new aircraft that don't need heavy maintenance yet?
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RE: VS Slow Livery Change

Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:13 pm

I believe the airline is only planning on changing the livery when the aircraft go in for heavy checks. Considering most of their aircraft are very new it could take some time!

[Edited 2007-07-18 05:14:40]
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RE: VS Slow Livery Change

Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:57 pm

Quoting Ilikeflight (Reply 1):

Cant be as slow as UA

My first thought as I opened this thread! At any rate, I've still yet to see a new colors VS plane in real life even though I've been to LAX three times in the last month... Bad luck on my part...
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RE: VS Slow Livery Change

Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:21 pm

Quoting Ilikeflight (Reply 1):
Cant be as slow as UA

Actually, I was thinking Delta!
 
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RE: VS Slow Livery Change

Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:44 pm

Quoting RJ777 (Reply 5):

Actually, I was thinking Delta!

 checkmark  Same here.

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swiftski
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RE: VS Slow Livery Change

Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:22 pm

Quoting Vasu (Thread starter):
Have they abandoned it ?

So far, new planes are being given the new livery, ex-Toulouse.

The 343 being returned from Virgin Nigeria to VS I'm assuming will be given the new once over.
 
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RE: VS Slow Livery Change

Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:12 pm

Quoting RJ777 (Reply 5):
Actually, I was thinking Delta!

Haha. Delta can't move too fast... They save money when a plane still in two liveries ago can skip the old one and get the latest. Although, the current livery will probably be the old in a year or two. Big grin

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RE: VS Slow Livery Change

Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:39 pm

Any word on when the next 744 is due a heavy mx at AMS or elsewhere?
 
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RE: VS Slow Livery Change

Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:46 pm

I think bmi would win the slowest new livery application hands down!

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