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What Does Virgin Blue Fuel Their Planes With

Fri Apr 06, 2001 8:45 pm

Just been having a look around the Virgin Blue website and noticed this.

This is for the 737-400.

Range - 4660 km

From Boeing Web site.
Maximum Range 2,370 statute miles (3,815 km

So what do they fill up those planes with, Extra fuel tanks on the inside like the Hawiian 717.

Even Virgin Express only say 3815km.


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RE: What Does Virgin Blue Fuel Their Planes With

Fri Apr 06, 2001 8:52 pm

Cheap russian vodka goes a long way  Smile/happy/getting dizzy It might have been acquired prematurly for the Aeroflot deal and sent down under.

Maybe different engines? lower weight? less pax/cargo? lighter F/A's and pilots? typo?
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RE: What Does Virgin Blue Fuel Their Planes With

Fri Apr 06, 2001 8:59 pm

I heard they had nuclear generators on board Smile
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Southern
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RE: What Does Virgin Blue Fuel Their Planes With

Fri Apr 06, 2001 9:08 pm

I think DJ run 737NGs. so this may be why.
 
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RE: What Does Virgin Blue Fuel Their Planes With

Fri Apr 06, 2001 10:01 pm

Fuel?????????  Smile

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RE: What Does Virgin Blue Fuel Their Planes With

Fri Apr 06, 2001 10:12 pm

The 737NGs won't come until at least August...
 
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RE: What Does Virgin Blue Fuel Their Planes With

Fri Apr 06, 2001 10:37 pm

Orange Juice.
 
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RE: What Does Virgin Blue Fuel Their Planes With

Fri Apr 06, 2001 10:44 pm

Can't be russian vodka.....Alaska Airlines use that for de-icing fluid on their MD-80's

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RE: What Does Virgin Blue Fuel Their Planes With

Sat Apr 07, 2001 3:31 am

BooooBerry Koolaid!
 
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RE: What Does Virgin Blue Fuel Their Planes With

Sat Apr 07, 2001 5:47 am

2 possibilities....:

1) They're flying without passenger, and using Slivovice as fuel....!!! terrible.

2) They Use THC extract as fuel, and they made all the passengers smoke, to let them know, that the trip i longer...the KGB is after that, that's a conspiracy!!!

LOL

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RE: What Does Virgin Blue Fuel Their Planes With

Sat Apr 07, 2001 8:05 am

With Virgin Atlantic, anything is possible. Remember, in a time where most airlines cram their 747s with seats, Virgin still has a stand up bar & lounge.
 
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RE: What Does Virgin Blue Fuel Their Planes With

Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:42 am

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marc kobaissi
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RE: What Does Virgin Blue Fuel Their Planes With

Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:49 am

I heard that a few of there 737's have small drop tanks mounted under the wings.

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