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  • cheesebag
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Feb 2004
    • 551

    Virgin from Manchester

    Just booked to take wife and kids to MCO ror 11 nights in February, are VS still planning to use the 744 on the winter route?
  • GKirk
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Dec 2004
    • 460

    #2
    Originally posted by cheesebag
    Just booked to take wife and kids to MCO ror 11 nights in February, are VS still planning to use the 744 on the winter route?
    Yes, 6 weekly MAN-MCO this winter, 1 weekly MAN-BGI all on a MAN based 744.
    Next summer MAN-MCO up to 10 weekly flights, all on 747-400s

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    • murph
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2005
      • 552

      #3
      Virgin from Manchester, I was for a moment wondering if this should of been a more private conversation .

      Good news though, I love those VS 747-400's!

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      • T5
        T5
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2000
        • 6822

        #4
        You're in for a real treat. They really are a great airline. You could have taken the family to the recently opened Disneyland in Hong Kong and experienced the A340-600 from Heathrow
        Michael

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        • Flex 35
          _________________________
          • Jul 2004
          • 687

          #5
          Originally posted by murph
          Virgin from Manchester, I was for a moment wondering if this should of been a more private conversation .
          That's a classic!

          Originally posted by T5
          You're in for a real treat.
          The MAN flights use the LGW based aircraft. To be honest they are very basic inside and are not up to standard with the rest of the Virgin fleet, the aircraft were orginally meant for Alitalia. Although I do belive they are re-fitting them?

          Flex 35

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          • Grey Area
            Punter
            • Apr 2004
            • 12157

            #6
            But aren't all of the Virgin B747-400s based at Gatwick these days?
            You can't fool owls.

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            • Flex 35
              _________________________
              • Jul 2004
              • 687

              #7
              Originally posted by Grey Area
              But aren't all of the Virgin B747-400s based at Gatwick these days?
              Nope not at all. LHR still sees lots of Virgin B744s. They use them to JFK, LAX, SFO and many other destinations.

              Flex 35

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              • Grey Area
                Punter
                • Apr 2004
                • 12157

                #8
                Right.....you live and learn.

                Having said that, I've just checked my last couple of LHR logs and there isn't a single Virgin B747 in there, so you can see where I got the idea.
                You can't fool owls.

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                • Flex 35
                  _________________________
                  • Jul 2004
                  • 687

                  #9
                  Look at Heathrow Acars for this month - http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/heathrow/seplhrindex.html - and scroll to the bottom.

                  There is your proof!

                  Flex 35

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                  • Grey Area
                    Punter
                    • Apr 2004
                    • 12157

                    #10
                    Maybe I was looking too high up last time I was at LHR, then.

                    I'll look a bit lower down next time.
                    You can't fool owls.

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                    • wysiwyg
                      Retard :)
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 3749

                      #11
                      The 744's are gradually going to filter down to LGW as the new 346's arrive at LHR.

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                      • Grey Area
                        Punter
                        • Apr 2004
                        • 12157

                        #12
                        Ahh! Maybe I read that somewhere and put two and two together...... making five and a half.
                        You can't fool owls.

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                        • steve rowell
                          Expat Geordie
                          • Apr 2003
                          • 13281

                          #13
                          Love the thread title..."Virgin from Manchester", now that really is an oxymoron
                          Best Regards Steve

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                          • cheesebag
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Feb 2004
                            • 551

                            #14
                            Originally posted by steve rowell
                            Love the thread title..."Virgin from Manchester", now that really is an oxymoron

                            Sorry... Should have put that a bit better before posting, anyway theres not many of those in Manchester is there??? :diablo:

                            Is there anywhere on the web that may list a seating plan for the Virgin 744?

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                            • tmurphy
                              Senior Member
                              • Jul 2005
                              • 221

                              #15
                              Does this help.....

                              http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb...leet/index.jsp

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                              • Manston Airport
                                Fokker Crazy
                                • Jul 2005
                                • 4798

                                #16
                                Hi all,
                                when I Landed from Canada at LGW I saw a Virgin A343. Does virgin use the A343 at Gatwick now on LGW routes.

                                Regards
                                James
                                Looking forward to the 2010 airshow Season

                                sigpic

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                                • cheesebag
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Feb 2004
                                  • 551

                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by tmurphy

                                  Yes brilliant.

                                  OK, next select a seat, obviously with the 3 kids weve gone economy, (otherwise i would need a second mortgage!!!!!) where's the best place to sit on the 744?

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                                  • RIPConcorde
                                    EGPH
                                    • Feb 2004
                                    • 3192

                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by cheesebag
                                    Yes brilliant.

                                    OK, next select a seat, obviously with the 3 kids weve gone economy, (otherwise i would need a second mortgage!!!!!) where's the best place to sit on the 744?
                                    Try this:

                                    http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Vir..._747-400_A.php

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                                    • G-CDFF
                                      Senior Member
                                      • Sep 2005
                                      • 1294

                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Manston Airport
                                      Hi all,
                                      when I Landed from Canada at LGW I saw a Virgin A343. Does virgin use the A343 at Gatwick now on LGW routes.

                                      Regards
                                      James
                                      There is a VS343 flying from Gatwick, and it operates the twice weekly Port Harcourt service. Here's the timetables.

                                      http://www.gatwickairport.com/portal...0036821c0a____

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                                      • cheesebag
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Feb 2004
                                        • 551

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by RIPConcorde
                                        Excellent, thank you

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