CX747
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Virgin 747-200 Retirement Schedule.

Tue May 22, 2001 12:20 am

First off, I must say that it is good to be posting again. Right now the airport is working me 7 days a week so to finally have a day off is a blessing.

I would like to know when Virgin's 4 P&W powered 747-200s will be retired. I know that the first GE powered 747-400 G-VROS has already arrived and from what I am told operates flights VS17 LGW-EWR and VS18 EWR-LGW exclusively. Has G-VGIN, G-VIRG, G-VJFK or G-VLAX been retired yet?

Also, while I am sad to see the "Classics" leave my home base airport (EWR), I am glad to see that my favorite route is being operated with my favorite 747 sub type.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
 
CX747
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RE: Virgin 747-200 Retirement Schedule.

Tue May 22, 2001 12:27 am

Also, when the aircraft are retired, are they being returned to lessors or sold to other airlines? I tip my cap to these 4 747-200s as they are the aircraft that made Virgin Atlantic what it is today. Without their years of of hard work, 747-400s, A340-300s, A380s and now possibly the Sonic Cruiser would not be possible.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
 
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RE: Virgin 747-200 Retirement Schedule.

Tue May 22, 2001 12:31 am

Effective 14 June, MIA-LGW (flight 007 I think) switched to a 747-400, finally!
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RE: Virgin 747-200 Retirement Schedule.

Tue May 22, 2001 2:21 am

It's a shame  Crying

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