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dcaord
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Virgin Atlantic flying Stockholm - Chicago??

Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:35 pm

Currently sitting at ORD and saw and incredibly rare site, a Virgin 747 landing at ORD. Looked it up and appears to be VS9971 from ARN. Any idea what it's doing here?
 
crownvic
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Re: Virgin Atlantic flying Stockholm - Chicago??

Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:40 pm

there have been several Virgin 747 charters this past week to several US cities...DTW.. Columbus OH and DFW come to mind. Charters for State Farm Insurance company.
 
Tedd
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Re: Virgin Atlantic flying Stockholm - Chicago??

Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:07 pm

I`ve always found Virgin cabin crew first rate, hopefully they`ve done State Farm & themselves proud
& can look forward to further business from those famous insurers.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic flying Stockholm - Chicago??

Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:09 pm

Air Canada flew a Rouge 763 on MSY-ARN for State Farm, as well.
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777PHX
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Re: Virgin Atlantic flying Stockholm - Chicago??

Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:28 pm

They flew one last night as VI9972, DFW-STL-ARN.

Anyone know why they're flying all of these people to Sweden? Some sort of junket as a sales incentive, maybe?
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic flying Stockholm - Chicago??

Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:36 pm

Why does State Farm need these charters?
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic flying Stockholm - Chicago??

Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:45 pm

Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship changing its passengers in Stockholm.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic flying Stockholm - Chicago??

Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:44 am

RV has been getting in on this ARN charter action to/from MSY, DEN, MSP, DTW, CMH, and IAH

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Taco2sDay
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Re: Virgin Atlantic flying Stockholm - Chicago??

Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:55 am

Now I know where my policy increase this month is going!
 
777PHX
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Re: Virgin Atlantic flying Stockholm - Chicago??

Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:58 am

Air Partner is one of those middle men companies for air charter. Contracted by State Farm, I suspect. My guess is some sort of sales junket.

My company is spending an obscene amount of money to send 500 people or so to SYD as an incentive. We used a similar company.
 
ryan78
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Re: Virgin Atlantic flying Stockholm - Chicago??

Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:12 am

Air Transat also operated a flight with an A330. It did SAT-OKC-ARN on the outbound followed by ARN-MSP-DEN on the inbound. Currently sitting in DEN but will be leaving shortly back to YYZ.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic flying Stockholm - Chicago??

Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:46 am

ryan78 wrote:
Air Transat also operated a flight with an A330. It did SAT-OKC-ARN on the outbound followed by ARN-MSP-DEN on the inbound. Currently sitting in DEN but will be leaving shortly back to YYZ.

Based on Air Transat's seating, I assume the folks on these flights were not the stellar performers compared to those who got the Virgin Atlantic 747.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic flying Stockholm - Chicago??

Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:08 am

Taco2sDay wrote:
Now I know where my policy increase this month is going!

Inflation and more people having making claims than paying premiums?
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