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by planesarecool
Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Union Flag Tail
Replies: 17
Views: 2594

RE: The Union Flag Tail

Yeah that makes sense i guess. So do you think they'll paint all the "older" ones to the newer design or will they just leave it?

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Fri Sep 19, 2003 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Union Flag Tail
Replies: 17
Views: 2594

RE: The Union Flag Tail

No because there are about an even amount of the same. It'll also occurs on B737s of BA some are "lower" and some are "higher" (if you get what i'm saying)

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Fri Sep 19, 2003 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Most Exciting Approach!
Replies: 15
Views: 4118

RE: The Most Exciting Approach!

From memory Corfu and San Diego were both pretty exciting

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Fri Sep 19, 2003 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Union Flag Tail
Replies: 17
Views: 2594

RE: The Union Flag Tail

Here are two more photos taken from the same side G-YMMG <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/337698/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/337698/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/8/9/6/337698.jpg" AL...

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by planesarecool
Fri Sep 19, 2003 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Union Flag Tail
Replies: 17
Views: 2594

RE: The Union Flag Tail

They're not identical. I've seen it many times. While spotting at Gatwick on sunday both G-VIIC and G-VIIH had the design more stretched out and nearer the top of the tail. Yet when i flew to San Diego on G-YMME and G-YMMA it was more flat. Look in the database and type in G-YMM in the search box an...

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by planesarecool
Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Union Flag Tail
Replies: 17
Views: 2594

The Union Flag Tail

Why are there two different types of Union Flag tail? if you look at the two photos i put below then you can see that they are slightly different. Any reason why? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/379892/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> ...

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by planesarecool
Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340s At LGW?
Replies: 16
Views: 2274

RE: A340s At LGW?

I don't know about G-VTOP but G-VWOW and G-VBIG often fly to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, and they'll have v:port but i don't think they have the new upper class suite. I doubt that'll matter, unless you're flying upper class, in which ...

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by planesarecool
Fri Sep 19, 2003 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Imagine: Emergency Landing On The North Atlantic
Replies: 47
Views: 12629

RE: Imagine: Emergency Landing On The North Atlantic

I hate to think about such incidents, as for me drowning is the worst way of die-ing and if you weren't killed by the impact then you'd probably be trapped and die a slow death. I would love it if aircraft had a kind of float (like a sea plane i guess, but could hold up the biggest aircraft) that it...

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by planesarecool
Fri Sep 19, 2003 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's Routes And The A/c They Fly!-+
Replies: 32
Views: 4581

RE: Virgin's Routes And The A/c They Fly!-+

A Virgin Atlantic A340-600 did fly to Gatwick once, on some sort of delivery flight from Dublin somewhen in April i think. However it only used a remote stand. It was G-VMEG i think. Port Harcourt flights have been doing quite well recently. I saw about 200 people checking in for it the other day an...

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by planesarecool
Thu Sep 18, 2003 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's Routes And The A/c They Fly!-+
Replies: 32
Views: 4581

RE: Virgin's Routes And The A/c They Fly!-+

not always. There's no chance it can <i>always</i> fly there because the arrival arrives half an hour before the departure goes. I flew Tinker Belle there. <i>Umm...no it doesn't actually, certainly not as a regular occurance, although <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">L...

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by planesarecool
Thu Sep 18, 2003 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's Routes And The A/c They Fly!-+
Replies: 32
Views: 4581

RE: Virgin's Routes And The A/c They Fly!-+

The 5 aircraft based at <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> (G-VROY, G-VROM, G-VROS, G-VLIP and G-VGAL) will fly to Orlando (twice) and one destination out of Antigua, Barbados or St. Lucia every day. Of course there are extas Tobago/Grenada is operated on a ...

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by planesarecool
Thu Sep 18, 2003 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Diverted?
Replies: 37
Views: 4389

RE: Concorde Diverted?

I remember once ages ago when Concorde was diverted to Gatwick it flew right over my house. Shame i didn't have my camera handy

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Thu Sep 18, 2003 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340s At LGW?
Replies: 16
Views: 2274

RE: A340s At LGW?

No, when it arrives from Port Harcourt it'll fly back to Heathrow at around midday that day. When it is flying to Port Harcourt the following day it'll land into Gatwick from Heathrow at around 22:00. It is usually operated by G-VSUN or G-VHOL Virgin Atlantic do not (as far as i know) use the A340-3...

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by planesarecool
Wed Sep 17, 2003 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA Stop Flying To South America?
Replies: 8
Views: 4935

RE: Will BA Stop Flying To South America?

I hope not, or that'll be another long haul <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> route down the drain. I remember when Rio de Janeiro via Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Bogota via Caracas were all operated from Gatwick. Once i headed down to Gatwick early on and the Rio flight flew right over ...

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by planesarecool
Tue Sep 16, 2003 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2002 LGW Aircraft Movements
Replies: 2
Views: 2082

RE: 2002 LGW Aircraft Movements

Hey, i've already checked that site but it's all 2003 - Still cool though, and thanks anyway

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2002 LGW Aircraft Movements
Replies: 2
Views: 2082

2002 LGW Aircraft Movements

Does anybody know where i can find aircraft movements for last year or before for London Gatwick or Heathrow.

Cheers
-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Tue Sep 16, 2003 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Virgin 744 Had Engine Troubles Yesterday At LHR
Replies: 15
Views: 5053

RE: A Virgin 744 Had Engine Troubles Yesterday At LHR

<i>No, because it would have been obscured by the terminals. I was atop terminal 2's car park, virtually in front of which it was parked. With the aid of binoculars, you could easily see its registration.</i> Ah, ok then. The A340-300 i saw parked on a stand which is sometimes occupied with El Al ai...

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by planesarecool
Tue Sep 16, 2003 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Or Gatwick
Replies: 31
Views: 4605

RE: Heathrow Or Gatwick

Flown from all the terminals in both of them many times (except <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym>, of course  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic">) Terminal 1: Early morning is hell for checking in, especially <acronym title="Bloomington / N...

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by planesarecool
Tue Sep 16, 2003 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Room For A Plane Between A321 & A330-200?
Replies: 19
Views: 7782

RE: Airbus, Room For A Plane Between A321 & A330-200?

A300 and A310 <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> I was wondering that too - maybe an A322 or an A329. It would probably be a larger A321 or a smaller A330 though as i doubt they'll be worrying about that just yet with the latest aircraft in production (A380, A340-600/5...

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by planesarecool
Tue Sep 16, 2003 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Virgin 744 Had Engine Troubles Yesterday At LHR
Replies: 15
Views: 5053

RE: A Virgin 744 Had Engine Troubles Yesterday At LHR

Whilst i was spotting at Heathrow last week i saw a Virgin Atlantic A340 taxi past the visitors centre (i'm not sure whether it was on a tug or not) to a stand near terminal one/two.

Could you clearly see "G-VHOT" at it's stand from the visitors centre?

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 15, 2003 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia And Boeing?
Replies: 17
Views: 3805

RE: Iberia And Boeing?

I hope they don't get rid of the MD87/88's. They look so special in Iberia's colours!

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 15, 2003 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick Spotting Report
Replies: 3
Views: 2134

RE: Gatwick Spotting Report

Ah right cheers, i wasn't sure seeing as my radio decided to go onto Radio 5 live at the time <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin">. I just presumed Sanford or Puerto Plata and seeing as sunday isn't really a Sanford day (if you understand what i'm getting at) i just thou...

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by planesarecool
Sun Sep 14, 2003 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways To Paphos
Replies: 4
Views: 2714

RE: British Airways To Paphos

It looks as if it will be operated by an A320 from Gatwick.

Flight: BA6842
Aircraft: A320
Dep. Tiem: 13:30
Arr. Time: 19:55

Then

Flight: BA6843
Dep. Time: 21:00
Arr. Time: 23:45

Starts on 26th October, i think, but it might be the 19th

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Sun Sep 14, 2003 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick Viewing Deck's Dart Herald Removed?
Replies: 11
Views: 3321

RE: Gatwick Viewing Deck's Dart Herald Removed?

The viewing deck has been my life long treasure <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin">. No seriously, i've been going there at least once a month since i was 3. I suppose now i can make do with the spot at the end of 8R but that's only good when they're on eastly winds. To...

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by planesarecool
Sun Sep 14, 2003 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick Spotting Report
Replies: 3
Views: 2134

Gatwick Spotting Report

Had a few hours free this morning so i decided to head down to Gatwick. Taking my usual position at the end of 8R here's some of what i saw <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Saw all of the Virgin Atlantic <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">...

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by planesarecool
Sat Sep 13, 2003 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relive The Terror!
Replies: 40
Views: 4728

RE: Relive The Terror!

I was at school at the time, and when i was coming home my mum told me that there'd been a plane crash, then when i got home we saw that there'd been two. The worst thing would've been working on one of the floors that the planes actually hit. That would be horrible to see an aeroplane coming right ...

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by planesarecool
Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What IFE Did Virgin's B747-200's Have?
Replies: 6
Views: 2607

RE: What IFE Did Virgin's B747-200's Have?

Hey cheers, i thought that rang a bell.

Do you know where the B747-200's are being stored? I know 2/3 are in Mojave and there are 2 in Manchester. Also i think various aircraft had gone to other airlines. Can anyone tell me where the others went?

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What IFE Did Virgin's B747-200's Have?
Replies: 6
Views: 2607

What IFE Did Virgin's B747-200's Have?

Hi <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Does anybody remember what IFE the Virgin Atlantic B747-200's had before they were retired. I flew with them to <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> in 1997 but i can't remember...

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by planesarecool
Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin JFK-LHR, 343, 346, Or 744?
Replies: 16
Views: 4925

RE: Virgin JFK-LHR, 343, 346, Or 744?

Manzoori:

The A340-600 operated VS021/022 (i think) to/from Washington for some period of time before changing back to the B747-400. Now, for the winter, it's going back to New York Big grin

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA B767 Routes?
Replies: 16
Views: 3443

RE: BA B767 Routes?

Various flights between LHR and Barcelona, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Lyon etc are operated by the B767-300's

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by planesarecool
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where's G-VIIO?
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

RE: Where's G-VIIO?

G-CIVP sorry if i missed that, i was only asking a question.

But still what was it doing out of service for like 4/5 days? I know they do come out every so often but that's usually only for a day or two

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by planesarecool
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Planes In Old Livery
Replies: 13
Views: 5615

RE: BA Planes In Old Livery

I can agree too.

However the best were the three "dreaming's" - Nalanji, Wunula and Water (G-BNLN/BNLS/BNLK)

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by planesarecool
Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where's G-VIIO?
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Where's G-VIIO?

Hey I haven't been seeing G-VIIO in and around gatwick for a while and according to websites it hasn't flown since last wednesday when it got back from Orlando. This gives me the strangest feeling that this beautiful aircraft is at the paint shop. Does anybody know anything more? <br><center><font c...

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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 08, 2003 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MyTravel To Scrap DC-10's
Replies: 14
Views: 4518

RE: MyTravel To Scrap DC-10's

JMC, Monarch and now MyTravel!! Damn, it's a real pleasure to see them flying. I will miss them

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by planesarecool
Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2004
Replies: 5
Views: 2829

RE: Farnborough Air Show 2004

I'll probably be in the states then. Damn, i always go to California then and miss it. Oh well.

Oh by the way StevenUhl777 i live near Guildford, well, about 20mins away Big grin

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by planesarecool
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA LHR-SYD-LHR In Club World
Replies: 11
Views: 8973

RE: BA LHR-SYD-LHR In Club World

I have never had the pleasure to experience the new modern-day club world (When i went on it it was back before 2000 on a flight from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym...

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by planesarecool
Sat Sep 06, 2003 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick And US - Always That Bad?
Replies: 34
Views: 3782

RE: Gatwick And US - Always That Bad?

The morning is not the best time to fly from Gatwick. Even when i go to spot the crowds are huge. A sunday is even worse. You'll have charters from the likes of Monarch, Thomas Cook, Excel, Britannia and MyTravel all checking in in the same terminal to long haul destinations and the short hauls to M...

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by planesarecool
Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Flight Info On Teletext
Replies: 12
Views: 10288

RE: Airport Flight Info On Teletext

I have no idea about the US. I usually use BBC ceefax but if i was just happened to be interested in arrivals to Prestwick i'd look on ITV 189 as they show Prestwick <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin">. But i general ITV's flight arrivals aren't as clear as BBC's and th...

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by planesarecool
Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 5682

RE: Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy Questions

Yes well the A346's will have v:port anyway. Will the A343's be fitted with it in the end?

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by planesarecool
Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Excel Airways-LGW-ACE
Replies: 15
Views: 4607

RE: Excel Airways-LGW-ACE

I was just wondering, sorry.

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by planesarecool
Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's V-Port Avod In 744s?
Replies: 14
Views: 3597

RE: Virgin's V-Port Avod In 744s?

well okay then, thanks anyway

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 5682

RE: Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy Questions

Good on you Big grin Hopefully most of the B744's should be fitted with v:port by then, and i can tell you from experience - It's amazing!

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde LHR Departures
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

RE: Concorde LHR Departures

So it won't always take off on the northern runway?

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by planesarecool
Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's V-Port Avod In 744s?
Replies: 14
Views: 3597

RE: Virgin's V-Port Avod In 744s?

lol ok. Is there any way where you can find the info on the net about which aircraft (i.e G-VHOT, not B747-400) is operating a route on a certain day?

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by planesarecool
Tue Sep 02, 2003 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Load Numbers From LGW - MCO (VS)
Replies: 10
Views: 3337

RE: Load Numbers From LGW - MCO (VS)

Leezyjet, could you see what the loads are currently like for the first <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> flight to <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> on April 5th or tell me where you found the info. -Stephen

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by planesarecool
Tue Sep 02, 2003 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Transatlantic Services
Replies: 10
Views: 2718

RE: Good Transatlantic Services

Virgin Atlantic are great. If you get v:port then the flight will go really quick

It has 15 games, 52 movies (cinema releases and more), up to 50 cds for the inflight jukebox on your PTV and a lot more. You'd be inspired Big grin

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 01, 2003 8:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Excel Airways-LGW-ACE
Replies: 15
Views: 4607

RE: Excel Airways-LGW-ACE

Nice report, my friend did the same route except to Tenerife, same time, except on a friday (in easter sometime) and he was very please with his flight.

Btw what was the date of the flight?

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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 01, 2003 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-VGOA Arrives From Toulouse
Replies: 15
Views: 3425

RE: G-VGOA Arrives From Toulouse

Yep i noticed that. It was almost alwasy operated by G-VOGE. Then it changed to the B747-400.

-Stephen

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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 01, 2003 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Service On British Airways MIA-LHR?
Replies: 6
Views: 11354

RE: What Is The Service On British Airways MIA-LHR?

World Traveller: -3 different ways of checking in - Self Service, Online, Special needs counter. -6kg hand luggage -23kg luggage per person -Headrests, footrests, plus blankets and cushions -3-4-3 config on B747-400 -"Tasty" 3 course meal, plus bar service -P<acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)"...

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by planesarecool
Mon Sep 01, 2003 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-VGOA Arrives From Toulouse
Replies: 15
Views: 3425

RE: G-VGOA Arrives From Toulouse

OK thanks. I knew it was mainly <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>, <acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>, <acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hon...

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