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Mystery Virgin Flight VS9988 MCO-LGW Now.

Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:38 am

Wondering about this flight.
VS9988 MCO-LGW A340-642.

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Virgin do not use a A340 out of Gatwick,do they?
Is this a "rescue flight" picking up some delayed paxs.
Odd flight number.
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RE: Mystery Virgin Flight VS9988 MCO-LGW Now.

Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:02 am

VS is covering some flights for Monarch (The VS flights are flying to MCO instead of SFB).
 
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RE: Mystery Virgin Flight VS9988 MCO-LGW Now.

Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:37 am

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
Wondering about this flight.
VS9988 MCO-LGW A340-642.

I understood 9xxx flight numbers were positioning flights with no pax.

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RE: Mystery Virgin Flight VS9988 MCO-LGW Now.

Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:23 am

As mentioned above, these are weekly charters for MON, although they are being operated by 2 class A330's, not A340-600's (unless there was a last minute substitution-that would have required a ferry flight from LHR to LGW yesterday)

All carriers are different, but for VS 99XX flight numbers are charters, not positioning flights (which for VS are 8XX flight numbers
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