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An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Sun May 17, 2015 4:36 pm

"This idea is worth a dedication, also when it doesn´t work in the end"


http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014151_zpsd2c22a49.jpg


The trip in one word:

"IDEAS"


Hello and a good day dear readers,
so, right now I´am in MAN, successfully inbound on the Singapore service ex MUC:

England By SingAir Via NUE (by FLIEGER67 May 12 2015 in Trip Reports)

And sure, don´t miss the vids:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3RCWhNhedo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgJcKrNKkQE


Straight back for the homebase is the way to go now, isn´t it?. Sure?.
No way, there is something new and soon to be gone to catch on the way, this way:


http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=man-lhr-str&MS=bm&MR=240&MX=720x360&PM=*

Thanx to once again:

http://www.gcmap.com/


Friday, 21.MAR.2014

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The vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Crlvg-LHEQ

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Service Virgin Atlantic, sold as Virgin Little Red VS 3042 operated by AerLingus
Scheduled: 10.40 // 11.40


Here are just some airports visited. 200 maybe?:


Visited airports auf einer grِكeren Karte anzeigen

And maybe also some more?:


Visited Airports II auf einer grِكeren Karte anzeigen

What about the recorded plane types?:


PLANE TYPES RECORDED auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

Or the checked airlines?:


AIRLINES CHECKED auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And the visited countries, too again:


VISITED COUNTRIES auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen


So, here I am at "Manchester airport", the day started early and some necessary shopping is done. What about the action at the apron?. For example these good looking prop?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014135_zpsccb1f340.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014136_zps4b834298.jpg
Just for any speedy delivery needs!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014137_zps3ca596d6.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014138_zps6fd96407.jpg
Well, it´s England. Sitting in the sun, warm, watching the planes gone by till this one
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014139_zps6abf1bd5.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014140_zps6e509f36.jpg
An irish registered Virgin, interesting
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014141_zps9d9e4891.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014142_zpsfab615fb.jpg
It looks like the machine for London
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014143_zpsd733ecda.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014145_zps9a78d7a0.jpg
No chance to go for a lounge here. Sunny, just a couple of clouds, 9 degrees and windy, nothing else expected in England, isn´t it?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014146_zps1bfd5c61.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014147_zps4688603c.jpg
That´s the one at gate 18, I believe.
EI-EZV "Tartan Lassie" is an A320, leg no. 118 on type and a new machine to the log.
In the air with Eurofly from 20.05.2003, a name change for Meridiana at 28.02.2010 and with AerLingus since 02.04.2013. Three examples operated the Little Red brand and here are some stories:
http://avherald.com/h?article=46ee4868&opt=0
http://avherald.com/h?article=4797ae19&opt=0
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014148_zps75d1cc6b.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014149_zps08eb887b.jpg
Boarding now, time to go at 10.35 am, short ahead to schedule, just 35 minutes announced by "Virgin" from the 3048 meters "Two-Three-Right"
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014150_zps176fa531.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014151_zpsd2c22a49.jpg
The fare is 64.00 Euro´s fixed via the airlines website.
Questions?. Just to clear it this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014152_zpsa51635d8.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014153_zpsd153efa8.jpg
Modern style, so it looks like
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014154_zps14830a83.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014155_zps6c887ab7.jpg
Cabin crew is all female, one senior, nice talking, one elder, ok, one middle aged nice and one younger, not that really motivated today, hangover style!.
Cockpit crew is irish, the chief introduces the crew by name during a nice welcome speech, he´s once again to hear short to London. No route or flight level data to notice. Do not miss the safety card, isn´t it?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014156_zpsbf6b6c70.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014157_zps6224fbce.jpg
Tyrrells plane crisps and free drinks , now that fit´s perfectly
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014158_zps0a7343e8.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014159_zps22f9b7dc.jpg
Six for me at least around 29F, the load is not more than 50%.
Brown red oldfashioned style leather seats, low legroom and not that really clean it is.
Don´t get me wrong, but this looks like London, so fast and much faster than
expected
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014160_zps1c3c5902.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014161_zps2b650d88.jpg
Marvellous views all around, ok it´s March and it´s England, perfect!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014162_zps9b2912ef.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014163_zps1f4b31d6.jpg
And here we are, "London Heathrow Airport", the 3660 meters "Two-Seven-Left", sunny and windy at 16 degrees. 11.40 am, ontime, english perfection!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014164_zpsdd4ca575.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014166_zps7b51983d.jpg



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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Sun May 17, 2015 4:38 pm

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Friday, 21.MAR.2014

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/de/thumb/f/f1/Germanwings_Logo_2013.svg/893px-Germanwings_Logo_2013.svg.png

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The vid:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORRL_RfzdlM



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Service 4U 2461 operated by Germanwings
Scheduled: 13.55 // 16.30


Just some maps, maybe all the
flights back in 2013?:


TRIPREPORTER 2013 auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And further on with 2014:


TRIPREPORTER 2014 auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen





Till 2015!:


http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=zrh-cdg-ams-zrh-man-ams-zrh-lcy-dub-zrh-str-zrh-bcn-vie-str-cdg-bva-mad-zrh-str-zrh-cdg-lhr-zrh-str-hhn-ajr-lyc-ume-bma-got-ams-str-zrh-lgw-gnb-zrh-lhr-ams-zrh-str-ams-arn-txl-str-skg-lxs-jik-lxs-mjt-jkh-rho-smi-skg-str-zrh-txl-mhg-str-txl-str-bsl-pmi-bsl-ach-vie-ach-bsl-lgwbsl-str-ham-osl-vdb-osl-zrh-str-gva-pmi-sir&MS=bm&MR=240&MX=720x360&PM=*

So, this is "London Heathrow Airport" Terminal 2, not the most modern place around the world. We will see if we find the way for one more plane or maybe also a lounge?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014167_zps690cf37f.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014168_zps96e4c28a.jpg
Well, so it looks like at gate A2
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014169_zps5860032d.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014170_zps958696ae.jpg
Yes, this is D-AKNU, the one and only without an individual name, joke, an A319 like on schedule.
Done on the first flight out of DTM once before, leg no. 108 on type.
Since 13.12.2005 with Germanwings and 43 examples are in the fleet actually.
This plane is also well known here:
http://avherald.com/h?article=452cd8e1&opt=0
http://avherald.com/h?article=45a126c3&opt=0
http://avherald.com/h?article=47a37aa7&opt=0
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014171_zpsa53f4983.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014172_zpsd760321f.jpg
No, I dislike to be imprisoned
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014173_zps35e8003a.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014174_zpsdc72b6cd.jpg
Definitely better this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014175_zps8330b6ac.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014176_zps5942dee1.jpg
Cabin crew is all female, one elder, nice talking during boarding, one middle aged, nice, one young, really nice.
Service is BOB.
The ticket is fixed with 4U itself at 109.00 Euro´s.
16 sunny and windy degrees also here. Departure at 2.00 pm, just some minutes late from the 3902 meters "Two-Seven-Right". 1.10 "Germanwings" hours and a view for the cabin
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014177_zps717d9736.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014178_zps4283637a.jpg
Cockpit crew is from Germany, a nice welcome during boarding from the left hand seat and detailed inflight once again in a nice style. No route info but flightlevel maximum is 39000 feet.
The load is 70% biz and leisure well mixed. 25A and six for me at least. Grey leather seats, legroom, ok some kind of legroom is also available here!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014179_zps2dc19f2c.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014180_zpsa79df4c5.jpg
The mag or the menu?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014181_zpsf81c22d5.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014182_zps1a55f1e7.jpg
And the weather is still nice
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014183_zps502da58a.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014184_zps3c9fab2d.jpg
Touchdown at "Two-Five", 4.20 pm, 10 minutes ahead to schedule, 20 partly cloudy degrees at the "Flughafen Stuttgart -
Manfred Rommel Flughafen".
And the final bye-bye, at least for today!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/MIA06/MANENGMAR2014185_zpsd047ceaa.jpg

Here are the conclusions:
1.)AerLingus MAN-LHR: Fast, to fast in London.
2.)Germanwings LHR-STR: Shaky on finals but relaxed on the way.

And now?.
Yes, Sir, for the military track:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/DUB07/DANMARKMAR2014041_zpsbb9eac79.jpg

Bye for now and take care, as usual.
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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Sun May 17, 2015 5:30 pm

Nice read and pictures Markus, thanks for sharing.

I don't think I've read a Virgin Little Red report that had a decent load, they seriously misread the domestic market place.

Cheers

Mark
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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Sun May 17, 2015 7:08 pm

Hi Markus !

Nice report with nice pictures !

Good to see your way back from MAN. Flights look okay and nice to see a sunny England.

Looking forward to your next report !

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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Mon May 18, 2015 1:15 am

Hi Markus,
Another interesting selection of flights to get back to base.

Nice mural of the old aircraft at LHR.


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
For example these good looking prop?

It looks similar to this cleanskin I flew from HAM  

Thanks for sharing.
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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Mon May 18, 2015 12:01 pm

Hi Markus,

Tnx for the nice story. Good to see you could make use of the Little Red service before its disappearance from the skies. It seems I didn’t miss much except for the pink mood lighting! D-AKNU of 4U is also in my log, VIE-STR, Aug 2014.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Yes, Sir, for the military track

Ain’t that the Alsie Express to/from Sonderborg?

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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Mon May 18, 2015 4:01 pm

Hey and good to see these comments.

@M.:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 2):
Nice read and pictures Markus, thanks for sharing.

I don't think I've read a Virgin Little Red report that had a decent load, they seriously misread the domestic market place.

Thank you and good point with the loads on the Little Red services.

@L.:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 3):
Nice report with nice pictures !

Good to see your way back from MAN. Flights look okay and nice to see a sunny England.

Looking forward to your next report !

Thank you and more to come.

@E.:

Quoting ElanusNotatus (Reply 4):

Another interesting selection of flights to get back to base.

Nice mural of the old aircraft at LHR.

Thank you.

Quoting ElanusNotatus (Reply 4):

It looks similar to this cleanskin I flew from HAM

Good catch here.

@N.:

Quoting sultanils (Reply 5):
Tnx for the nice story. Good to see you could make use of the Little Red service before its disappearance from the skies. It seems I didn’t miss much except for the pink mood lighting! D-AKNU of 4U is also in my log, VIE-STR, Aug 2014.

Thank you and true words with the Litte Red service.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 5):

Ain’t that the Alsie Express to/from Sonderborg?

Patience please!.

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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Mon May 18, 2015 4:56 pm

Great TR Fliger67  .Did the GW seats go back on your flight? Anyways great TR and thank you for posting  .
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FLIEGER67
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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Tue May 19, 2015 5:36 pm

Hey, l.,

Quoting lesfalls (Reply 7):

Great TR Fliger67  .Did the GW seats go back on your flight? Anyways great TR and thank you for posting

Thank you and sure ok with the seats on the ex US machine.

Greetings,
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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Tue May 19, 2015 5:54 pm

Hi Markus,

Those VS/EI flights were a good catch whilst they were around, shame they didn't last long. Still, a sunny spring day in England with good views over London, what more do your need?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
So, here I am at "Manchester airport", the day started early and some necessary shopping is done.

Shopping in England? Nothing else expected!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Tyrrells plane crisps and free drinks , now that fit´s perfectly

That's pretty much what I call the perfect inflight snack  

Happy flying
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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Thu May 21, 2015 10:39 am

Hoi, H.,

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):

Those VS/EI flights were a good catch whilst they were around, shame they didn't last long. Still, a sunny spring day in England with good views over London, what more do your need?

Thank you and definitely nothing else needed.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):

Shopping in England? Nothing else expected!

Never, ever!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 9):

That's pretty much what I call the perfect inflight snack

At least for a couple of passengers!.

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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Thu May 28, 2015 1:52 pm

Hey Markus  

Great report and good to catch the VS LR. Just a shame like others have said they couldnt fill the seats.

Nice views flying over London which I got myself recently  

Thanks for the report.

Regards

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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Thu May 28, 2015 4:57 pm

Hey, P.
and thank you with the nice feedback.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
Great report and good to catch the VS LR. Just a shame like others have said they couldnt fill the seats.

Nice views flying over London which I got myself recently  

Thanks for the report.

True words with VS and good to know about LON.

Greetings,
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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:42 pm

Hello Markus,

Nice report there, as always. Good that you were able to fly with Virgin, missed them twice and looks like I will miss them forever! Anyway, it looks you had a nice day of flying.

Thanks for sharing!
 
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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:55 pm

Hi Markus, nice report once more. Interesting to see the inside of one of the VS LR jets that was delivered straight to VS - the seats look pretty different and it also appears there's some for of IFE. Wonder if they'll get a complete refit once they enter service with EI mainline?

The flight with German wings looks good enough too. I came close to trying them a week or two ago, but they got priced out in favour of yet another BA flight. I'll no doubt try them at some point though.
 
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RE: An English, Sorry Wait, Irish Virgin!

Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:40 pm

Hey, more comments, nice.


@R.:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 13):

Nice report there, as always. Good that you were able to fly with Virgin, missed them twice and looks like I will miss them forever! Anyway, it looks you had a nice day of flying.

Thank you and lucky me with Little Red indeed.


@J.:

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 14):
Hi Markus, nice report once more. Interesting to see the inside of one of the VS LR jets that was delivered straight to VS - the seats look pretty different and it also appears there's some for of IFE. Wonder if they'll get a complete refit once they enter service with EI mainline?

Thank you and good question with the aircraft and a retrofit.

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 14):

The flight with German wings looks good enough too. I came close to trying them a week or two ago, but they got priced out in favour of yet another BA flight. I'll no doubt try them at some point though.

Good to know and BA sounds good.

Greetings,
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