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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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> ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
<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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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">...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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. -StephenJump to post
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)"...Jump to post
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...Jump to post