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Virgin Atlantic Grounded

Sat May 01, 1999 9:59 am

Virgin Atlantic Airways will ground it's fleet on December 31st to January 2nd. The airline said it want's to let it's employess enjoy the year 2000 celebration and has nothing to do with the Y2K. This is the first airline in the world to this kind of thing and other airlines will probally follow Virgin Atlantc Airways.

Farhan Ali. Newport Beach, California

RE: Virgin Atlantic Grounded

Sat May 01, 1999 10:18 am

Oh good God! You almost gave me a heart attack! I thought Virgin was "grounded" for good! You should reword your titles somewhat. Good thing it is only for 3 days.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic Grounded

Sat May 01, 1999 12:47 pm

Were did you read that??? It's hard to belive that, it will be a big loss of money to VIR.

Luis, Faro, Portugal

Yes, Mirage. It's True

Sat May 01, 1999 2:15 pm

It is absolutely true that Virgin Atlantic will reduce its
services (See their website, especially http://www.fly.virgin.com/n_europe/globe/news1.htm).
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Sat May 01, 1999 3:07 pm

I am sorry! ~L~ I thought a topic name like that would get alot of attention espically for Virgin Atlantic.

Farhan Ali. Newport Beach, California
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Klm May Follow Virgin

Sat May 01, 1999 10:21 pm

I read last year that KLM had plans to do the same, but in order to not put in risk their planes if they couldn't resolve Y2K problem in time.
But, I hadn't more news since this.

TP343, São Paulo, Brazil
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RE: Klm May Follow Virgin

Sun May 02, 1999 12:48 am

To expand on this a bit...Richard Branson is planning on throwing the largest street party of the century in Edinburough Sctland on NewYears Eve. I'm sure there will be many Virgin employees there. I hope to be there myself!!


RE: Virgin Atlantic Grounded

Sun May 02, 1999 7:59 am

I suppose VA' move is right. Their employees whall have a good time.

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