COEWRNJ
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Virgin Blue A/C Question.

Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:54 am

I am going to Australia next month and will be flying DJ within Australia. When I booked the tickets it did not say the a/c type. I know they fly the 73G, 738 and E170 but I wanted to know if there is a way to find out ahead of time which a/c is normally used for specific flights.

I will be on the following flights.

SYD-MEL-DJ830 on 1/5/08
MEL-SYD-DJ841 on 1/9/08
SYD-CNS-DJ391 on 1/9/08
CNS-BNE-DJ774 on 1/13/08

If anyone has any info, i would greatly appreciate it.
 
AFGMEL
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RE: Virgin Blue A/C Question.

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:14 am

Hmm, dunno. From experience, 738 most likely on your routes.
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aussie_
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RE: Virgin Blue A/C Question.

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:31 am

all 737s I suspect. There's no real way of working out whether they are -700s or -800s - they are used interchangeably, though there are more -800s in their fleet these days

Pity you didn't book one flight earlier on CNS-BNE on 13/1 as that is E170 operated
 
dj738
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RE: Virgin Blue A/C Question.

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:47 am



Quoting Aussie_ (Reply 2):
There's no real way of working out whether they are -700s or -800s - they are used interchangeably

73Gs and 73Hs are specifically assigned to certain flights, and you can identify this quite easily via the VirginBlue website. HOWEVER, I have just checked the website and it looks like they're experiencing some problem as ALL flights EVERYWHERE are currently showing as 737-700s...! I will check back later.

Yes, sometimes due to scheduling and other requirements, you might find your aircraft substituted between 737-700 / 800, but generally speaking most flights remain as planned.
 
jetsetter629
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RE: Virgin Blue A/C Question.

Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:45 am

I was wondering this as well if there is a way to see which aircrafts were assigned to routes. This coming May (I know...I'm already booked on DJ flights for May 08) I'll be flying SYD-BNK and BNE-PPP. My assumption is that these are "thinner" routes and warrant a 73G.

Rob
 
b773
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RE: Virgin Blue A/C Question.

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:56 am

Checked with a friend, at this stage the 1st 2 flights are 800's, and the 2nd 2 flights are 700's. Hope you have fun in OZ. You may even score a trip on the unusual Blue coloured 700!



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Longitude
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RE: Virgin Blue A/C Question.

Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:51 am

When I last was in Australia they were only red ones, what made them to produce a blue one? Smile
 
PlunaCRJ
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RE: Virgin Blue A/C Question.

Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:57 am



Quoting Longitude (Reply 6):
When I last was in Australia they were only red ones, what made them to produce a blue one?

Their 50th aircraft had to e a "true blue plane".

In my experience, the E 170 is mainly used on Qld flights out of BNE. I am not sure of this though.
 
COEWRNJ
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RE: Virgin Blue A/C Question.

Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:28 pm

Thanks for the help. How does the seating work on DJ? Is it assigned at the airport or is it a free for all like WN?
 
PlunaCRJ
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RE: Virgin Blue A/C Question.

Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:05 pm



Quoting COEWRNJ (Reply 8):
How does the seating work on DJ? Is it assigned at the airport or is it a free for all like WN?

It´s assigned.
 
b773
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RE: Virgin Blue A/C Question.

Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:56 am

You can also checkin online, which opens 24hours before departure. That's a great option to try and secure a window or aisle seat.

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