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by planemad
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if a jewish person flew JFK-MXP on EK?
Replies: 64
Views: 10214

Re: What if a jewish person flew JFK-MXP on EK?

Back at b747400erf: You need to stop putting Zionism and Judaism together in way you do. Israel and Judaism are very distinct and separate things. Being against Israel is not anti-Semitic. And to show the point, I am Jewish but have real issues with the way Israel handles itself. Maybe you should lo...

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by planemad
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club And Cunard's Queen Mary 2 TA
Replies: 107
Views: 35406

RE: British Airways Club And Cunard's Queen Mary 2 TA

Absolutely fantastic report. I did this trip in 2008 and flew back to LHR, and seeing your photos brought back all the amazing memories. Would love to do it again!

Sam

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by planemad
Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 772 New First Rollout
Replies: 3
Views: 5717

BA 772 New First Rollout

Does anyone have the latest info on which <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 772's have New First fitted? I'm flying to <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> on the 29th December and would love to e...

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by planemad
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 77W Summer 2012 Schedule
Replies: 31
Views: 15011

BA 77W Summer 2012 Schedule

What routes are <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s 777-300's flying Summer 2012? I'm heading to <acronym title="Mumbai (Bombay) - Chhatrapati Shivaji International (Sahar / Santa Cruz) (BOM / VABB), India">BOM</acronym> and back from <acronym title="Delhi - Indira Gandhi International (...

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by planemad
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 777 CW To ATL
Replies: 0
Views: 4262

BA 777 CW To ATL

I am flying to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> later this year on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> in J. What ar...

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by planemad
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Connections In MIA
Replies: 3
Views: 3271

AA Connections In MIA

Thinking about booking a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> tier point run <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>-<acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>-<acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz Ma...

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by planemad
Thu May 21, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Combination AA + BA Across The Pond: JFK-LHR-AMS
Replies: 44
Views: 18663

RE: Combination AA + BA Across The Pond: JFK-LHR-AMS

Great report! FYI, you can take the Heathrow Express train for free between Heathrow Central stationand T5  Smile

Sam

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by planemad
Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London To South Africa Over New Year
Replies: 4
Views: 5076

London To South Africa Over New Year

I am trying to get to <acronym title="Port Elizabeth (- H.F. Verwoerd) (PLZ / FAPE), South Africa">PLZ</acronym> from London, UK over New Year 09/10 and wondered what the cheapest options would be. The best I have found is <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>...

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by planemad
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London To New York In May
Replies: 5
Views: 6102

London To New York In May

With economy prices all very similar but DL at the cheapest end, what do people recommend for the best experience over the pond?

Sam  Smile

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by planemad
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-HKG Inflight Entertainment
Replies: 7
Views: 4174

RE: LHR-HKG Inflight Entertainment

I'd pick VS. Mainly because I love the A340-600  Smile

Sam  Smile

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by planemad
Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London To San Francisco, Your Opinions
Replies: 33
Views: 6292

RE: London To San Francisco, Your Opinions

I would take VS hands down. I have always enjoyed flying with them over BA  Smile

Sam.

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by planemad
Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class: VS045 B744 (+Pics)
Replies: 28
Views: 34525

RE: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class: VS045 B744 (+Pics)

Great trip report and amazing photos! I wish I could fly UC one day  Smile

Sam

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by planemad
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA LHR-BOS WT+ (pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 11437

RE: BA LHR-BOS WT+ (pics)

Very good report! Pleased your friend found his bag again!  Smile

Sam D

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by planemad
Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iceland Express Reputation
Replies: 2
Views: 3300

Iceland Express Reputation

I'm off to Iceland in a couple of weeks and going on Iceland Express. Does anyone know anything about them? Reliability, safety etc...?

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Posky 744 V4 On FS9
Replies: 3
Views: 9013

RE: Posky 744 V4 On FS9

http://forum.projectopensky.com/index.php?showtopic=28048

Found the answer!

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Posky 744 V4 On FS9
Replies: 3
Views: 9013

Posky 744 V4 On FS9

Just downloaded the new <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> and <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 747-400 V4 by POSKY and noticed on FS9, there seems to be a problem with the landing gear. The nose gear is twisted permanately at 90 degrees and the main ...

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by planemad
Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: MS Fsim On A Mac.
Replies: 12
Views: 4789

RE: MS Fsim On A Mac.

I run FS9 on my MacBook under bootcamp. Works fine Big grin. 2GB of RAM but I did have 1 and it was fine then too as long as you use bootcamp

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'F' Class 'J' Class Whats It All About?
Replies: 19
Views: 5724

RE: 'F' Class 'J' Class Whats It All About?

This is what VS say about it.

http://www.v-flyer.com/codes.asp

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Good Virgin Atlantic Premiumm Economy
Replies: 7
Views: 9999

RE: How Good Virgin Atlantic Premiumm Economy

VS PE is amazing on the A346! Don't pick row 19 cause its missing a window though :p. Best Premium cabin out there!

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London - New York - Who To Choose!
Replies: 24
Views: 5588

RE: London - New York - Who To Choose!

I would pick VS anyday. Especially if you are on the A346! Amazing plane...

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH At NQY!
Replies: 6
Views: 2175

LH At NQY!

Just found this on the web! <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/7019520.stm" target=_blank>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/7019520.stm</a> "German airline to start flights A Cornish airport has announced plans to begin flights to and from Germany from nex...

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by planemad
Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Definitive List Of Flat Bed J Class Airlines
Replies: 44
Views: 9800

RE: Definitive List Of Flat Bed J Class Airlines

VS has all of their a/c with the UCS now! Well they did up until they got G-VSUN back a couple of weeks ago!!!

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Concorde For FS 2004?
Replies: 10
Views: 25063

RE: Concorde For FS 2004?

Thanks. And the Virtual flight engineer? I'm trying to get to grips with the plane first then can start to manage the fuel myself. Where is the option for that?

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Concorde For FS 2004?
Replies: 10
Views: 25063

RE: Concorde For FS 2004?

Also, where is the vertical speed selector. It is usually near the autopilot altitude selector but I can't see it...?

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Concorde For FS 2004?
Replies: 10
Views: 25063

RE: Concorde For FS 2004?

Quick question about the Just Flight Concorde. How do you turn on the virtual flight engineer?!?!?!

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Concorde For FS 2004?
Replies: 10
Views: 25063

RE: Concorde For FS 2004?

Well I just bought the download version. So far so good. Looks like it was worth it!

Thanks guys!

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:34 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Concorde For FS 2004?
Replies: 10
Views: 25063

RE: Concorde For FS 2004?

Is the INS easy to program and does the models panel include things like FS2004 gps etc?

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Concorde For FS 2004?
Replies: 10
Views: 25063

Concorde For FS 2004?

I am still trying to find a decent working Concorde for FS9! I have the payware "Altitude Concorde" but it is so complex and very hard to learn. I have tried the freeware Project Mach 2 Concorde also but couldnt't get it to work. Are there any other Concordes out there that aren't stupidly hard to f...

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by planemad
Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin Vs BA Premium Economy
Replies: 23
Views: 16997

RE: Virgin Vs BA Premium Economy

VS PE all the way. Amazing service and they make you feel special!!!! Also V:Port is great when you get it!

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Major FS Failure Problem!
Replies: 9
Views: 9064

RE: Major FS Failure Problem!

Yeah, there is no error report option. It just closes with no warning to the desktop and no message is shown...

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Major FS Failure Problem!
Replies: 9
Views: 9064

RE: Major FS Failure Problem!

Will try cleaning FS up first then will see what happens. Thanks!

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: G-VWOW At LGW
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

RE: G-VWOW At LGW

O ok. Shame, my friend is flying out to <acronym title="Bridgetown (Christ Church) - Grantley Adams (Seawell) International (BGI / TBPB), Barbados">BGI</acronym> on saturday 26th! Will be a <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> based 744 then Sam D  <img s...

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by planemad
Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: G-VWOW At LGW
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

G-VWOW At LGW

Is VWOW going to stay at <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> for the rest of the summer? I know its flying just to <acronym title="Bridgetown (Christ Church) - Grantley Adams (Seawell) International (BGI / TBPB), Barbados">BGI</acronym> at the moment but will...

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by planemad
Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Major FS Failure Problem!
Replies: 9
Views: 9064

Major FS Failure Problem!

I am using FS2004 on my Macbook using Boot Camp and frequently, whilst using it, <acronym title="STAF Argentina">FS</acronym> quits without warning or even a "send error report" box!!!. It is almost like it was never open in the first place! Does anyone know a cure for this annoying problem? I am su...

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by planemad
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MCO-JFK-LGW And Back On DL And Z4 (part 1)
Replies: 4
Views: 8497

RE: MCO-JFK-LGW And Back On DL And Z4 (part 1)

Great report! Very well written and nice to know about Z4! Shame about the PTV's on Zoom really... Also, FYI, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> are starting a <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym ...

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by planemad
Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS2004 Airport Terrain Problems
Replies: 1
Views: 9128

FS2004 Airport Terrain Problems

I have noticed in FS2004 that at some airports, there are "holes" in the ground as such. For instance, on 26L at <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>, on takeoff, about a third of the way along the runway, planes bounce a bit into the hole then come out again!...

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by planemad
Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pmdg 744 For FS2004 - Worth It?
Replies: 10
Views: 12803

Pmdg 744 For FS2004 - Worth It?

I am considering buying the above product but am not sure if its worth the money. What features does it have that makes it better than other 747 add ons? Also is it good on the frame rates?

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-JFK: AA 772 Or BA 744
Replies: 22
Views: 8820

RE: LHR-JFK: AA 772 Or BA 744

Can't you fly on <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>? Their product is superior to <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> in Y class! If not then pick <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> over <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>......

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by planemad
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight Comfort 744 Vs 343
Replies: 11
Views: 4210

RE: Inflight Comfort 744 Vs 343

Having flown both on <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>. The 744 is a lot louder and the upper deck is especially loud too. The A343 however is a very quiet aircraft during cruise. I prefer flying the A343... Sam D  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smi...

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by planemad
Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR To SFO - Which Flight Would You Take?
Replies: 25
Views: 9503

LHR To SFO - Which Flight Would You Take?

Go on the VS19 direct <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> is the only way to fly! Sam D  ...

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by planemad
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help! MaxJet Or Virgin Premium Economy
Replies: 6
Views: 5382

RE: Help! MaxJet Or Virgin Premium Economy

I love <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> but if you are wanting business class and if <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> Upper Class is out of your price range, then try MaxJet. One thing that I have seen is that they have had ...

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by planemad
Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A380 LHR-SYD
Replies: 13
Views: 7016

RE: SQ A380 LHR-SYD

Looking at all the options in March 08, all flights showing as 747-400 on SQ website. Shame they haven't changed it yet!

Sam D  Smile

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by planemad
Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A380 LHR-SYD
Replies: 13
Views: 7016

SQ A380 LHR-SYD

If flying <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> in March/April, does anyone know what flights the A380 will be doing??? Sam D <img src...

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by planemad
Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America - Takes Off August 8th
Replies: 77
Views: 11470

RE: Virgin America - Takes Off August 8th

This is exciting news! I can't wait to fly on them!

Sam D Big grin

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by planemad
Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America's Call Sign
Replies: 44
Views: 21493

RE: Virgin America's Call Sign

VS only have that one flight a day to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>. The <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> 200/201. Apart from that, all the "Virgin" callsigns will be from...

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by planemad
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 747 Operators
Replies: 24
Views: 4916

RE: Longest 747 Operators

Well ever since <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> started in 1984, they have had 747's.... Even though they aren't the longest operator, they have had them since <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> was started! Sam D <img s...

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by planemad
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: VS LHR-SYD Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 3917

VS LHR-SYD Experience

How have people found travelling in Y class on <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wale...

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by planemad
Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Non-Viewing" Window Seats
Replies: 56
Views: 19281

RE: "Non-Viewing" Window Seats

Row 19 on the VS A346's in premium have no windows. So seats 19A & K have no window. I think it is listed on seatguru as having no window...

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by planemad
Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS MRU Service
Replies: 8
Views: 1792

RE: VS MRU Service

Notice <acronym title="Montego Bay - Donald Sangster (MBJ / MKJS), Jamaica">MBJ</acronym> also will be getting an extra A343 service. How are <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> going to cope with the extra need for the A343?! Sam D <img src="/discussions/grap...

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by planemad
Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS MRU Service
Replies: 8
Views: 1792

VS MRU Service

Just noticed towards xmas time, <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> are putting the A346 on the <acronym title="Mauritius - Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International (Plaisance) (MRU / FIMP), Mauritius">MRU</acronym> route. Is this permanent or just for the holiday s...

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