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Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:27 am

Welcome to the Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion thread - 2022 edition. Please continue to post your news and discussions below.

Link to the now locked 2021 edition:
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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:35 pm

Is VS allowed to carry passengers from India to the US? India has travel bubble agreements with various countries for carrying passengers between the two countries but not clear if connections to the US are allowed.
KL and AF are allowed to carry passengers to the US if they have a DL codeshare, but not sure if VS can do it.
Anybody knows if VS can do the same?
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:37 pm

Wonder how VS will fair financially in 2022…
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:19 pm

by738 wrote:
Wonder how VS will fair financially in 2022…


Considering they just had £400m injected in them to shore up finances for the winter, pretty likely they expect large losses. Even a strong summer 2022, unlikely to wipe away the mounting red ink incurred now during the winter.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:51 pm

VS will codeshare with LATAM between LHR and GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.

https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb ... lines.html
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:51 am

LAXintl wrote:
VS will codeshare with LATAM between LHR and GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.

https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb ... lines.html


Small correction: the 12 other markets are in Brazil as well, the agreement does not cover any other markets in South America other than Brazil.

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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:01 am

Makes some sense to promote agreements among “Delta partners”
Which lounge do LatAm passengers use at LHR-T3 since they dropped oneworld? Because this makes the perfect opportunity sign an agreement for ClubHouse access
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:31 pm

Aisak wrote:
Makes some sense to promote agreements among “Delta partners”
Which lounge do LatAm passengers use at LHR-T3 since they dropped oneworld? Because this makes the perfect opportunity sign an agreement for ClubHouse access


Unless it has changed over the past few weeks, LATAM clients continue to use the BA T3 lounge. And they continue to use Iberia's lounges at Madrid.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:46 pm

dcajet wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
VS will codeshare with LATAM between LHR and GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.

https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb ... lines.html


Small correction: the 12 other markets are in Brazil as well, the agreement does not cover any other markets in South America other than Brazil.


:confused:

Thats what I said. GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:39 am

LAXintl wrote:
dcajet wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
VS will codeshare with LATAM between LHR and GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.

https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb ... lines.html


Small correction: the 12 other markets are in Brazil as well, the agreement does not cover any other markets in South America other than Brazil.


:confused:

Thats what I said. GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.


He interpreted ”beyond Brazil markets” as not in Brazil bc they are beyond (a reasonable interpretation).
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:09 am

LAXintl wrote:
dcajet wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
VS will codeshare with LATAM between LHR and GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.

https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb ... lines.html


Small correction: the 12 other markets are in Brazil as well, the agreement does not cover any other markets in South America other than Brazil.


:confused:

Thats what I said. GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.


Did not mean to offend you. I interpreted "12 beyond Brazil markets" as literally beyond Brazil. Perhaps a Sao Paulo in between beyond and Brazil would have helped (as in "12 beyond Sao Paulo Brazil markets").
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:12 am

LAXintl wrote:
VS will codeshare with LATAM between LHR and GRU and 12 beyond Brazil markets.

https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb ... lines.html

Better than VS trying to launch basket-case South American routes of their own…
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:51 pm

…speaking of ambitious route launches, looks like BGI-EDI schedule has been curtailed and to stop in a few weeks. Will be interesting to see if they reattempt next winter in better weather. Still think premium heavy A330 too much for that sort of regional route
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wed Apr 06, 2022 1:11 pm

by738 wrote:
Wonder how VS will fair financially in 2022…


They reckon they will be back in profit by 2023. This year will be a 'transition year' where losses will be 'narrowed significantly.'

Demand is strong and they have removed over £300m of costs since September 2020 after their capital injection.

Source: https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/vir ... -covid-hit
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:22 am

This might of been talked about before, if so please forgive me.

on 24th Apr Virgin operated VS615 MAN to CPT. Was this a charter? If so do we know who for and is there a return scheduled?

Thanks

Alex
 
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Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:45 pm

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