I'm Off To California On Virgin

Wed Nov 08, 2000 7:05 am

I booked a two week holiday in 2001 on Virgin today. Flying to San Franscisco and then flying back to london from LAX.
I take it 747-400 do this route for Vigin yeah?

Please advise me on the type of aircarft I will be flying on!!


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RE: I'm Off To California On Virgin

Wed Nov 08, 2000 6:42 pm

I think it depends on load factors. Try searching in the photo gallery and look at whats been photgraphed for virgin at LAX or SFO. From memory, there are both 744s and 742s at the former, while 744s and 340s at the latter. Hope this has helped, and make sure you tell us what it was like when you get back!!!
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RE: I'm Off To California On Virgin

Thu Nov 09, 2000 3:05 am

Will do so.. Thanks for your help! The worst part will be the next 6 months, waiting!!

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RE: I'm Off To California On Virgin

Thu Nov 09, 2000 7:52 am

At LAX I believe there are 2 Virgin flights going to LHR. one around 5:30pm on a 747-400 and one around 8:30pm on a A340. Ive been on both flights and both aircraft and service are great. Have a good trip!


RE: I'm Off To California On Virgin

Thu Nov 09, 2000 8:17 am

If you are flying out of LHR, it will be a B747-400. If you go out of LGW it will be a 747-200.

RE: I'm Off To California On Virgin

Fri Nov 10, 2000 5:11 am

I am on the 5.30 ish flight back to London, so it will be a 747-400 I take it!

I have been on a Virgin before (plane!!) to JFK that was a 747-400 and coming back it was a A340 but I haven't flown on them since they changed their livery, so I am hoping I go on a new livered one!

I am a young photographer too, and I am getting a camera for christmas with a 300mm lens so when I get my film developed i will send 'em to

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RE: I'm Off To California On Virgin

Fri Nov 10, 2000 2:48 pm

PK, the 5:30 ish flight you were referring to from the earlier post mentions it leaves from LAX. Are you flying to/from SFO? If so, Virgin has daily LHR-SFO flights with a 744. They also have, in addition, about 5 flights per week from LGW-SFO with 742, so if you are leaving/returning from LHR it will be a 744, if from LGW, a 742. Which airport are you departing from? That will tell you your aircraft you will be flying.

RE: I'm Off To California On Virgin

Sat Nov 11, 2000 2:57 am

I am flying from LHR to SFO, and coming back to the UK I am departing from LAX to LHR.

So it will be a 744.
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RE: I'm Off To California On Virgin

Wed Nov 15, 2000 2:50 pm

I took the same flight several years back. The aircraft was a 747- 200 Boston Belle if I am not mistaken.

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RE: I'm Off To California On Virgin

Tue Nov 21, 2000 5:04 am

I'm sorry, I know this shouldn't be written in this section but- Marc, pleeaaase take some cabin shots on your flights and put them on!

Cheers & have a great holiday,

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