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Obi Wan Kenobi
10-07-2009, 02:00 PM
After the parking up of G-VAST (Ladybird),

G-VROM Barbarella is going for long term lease (18 months) to Aerosur of Bolivia, from November 2009.

Bye bye Babs.

makes the gatwick/Manchester/Glasgo fleet six aircraft.......

15isto2
10-07-2009, 02:06 PM
Wonderfull, even less hope if a plane has problems

orangetiggs
10-07-2009, 02:13 PM
we flew ladybird last month and I said goodbye!

Shame as it had oddessy instead of the awful nova system

Obi Wan Kenobi
10-07-2009, 02:16 PM
Wonderfull, even less hope if a plane has problems

(Glass half full mode) OR
If a plane goes tech you could end up on a Heathrow aircraft with V-Port!

15isto2
10-07-2009, 02:22 PM
(Glass half full mode) OR
If a plane goes tech you could end up on a Heathrow aircraft with V-Port!

or I could have a 20 hour delay waiting on a new part as there was no spare aircraft last time LGW to MCO in Sept 5th

ClareH37
10-07-2009, 02:22 PM
Obi, do you think Virgin might start merging flights? I'm flying next May and both flights are looking very quiet at the moment, compared to the same time last year for May 2009 flights.

martin1
10-07-2009, 07:18 PM
they struggle with the lgw fleet if some go belly up so im suprised they sent one away. why do they do this? if there is a tech prob is there spare aircraft floating at heathrow?

Claire L
10-08-2009, 01:37 AM
I have heard that the LHR San Fran route is soon to be an airbus so that would free up a LHR 747.

Claire ;)

Obi Wan Kenobi
10-08-2009, 01:55 AM
they, along with other airlines, have reduced routes and have paired down a couple of A320's as well, so they will have capacity.
The removal of aircraft is in line with the planned introduction of new aircraft into the fleet over the next few years.

Obi Wan Kenobi
10-08-2009, 01:57 AM
or I could have a 20 hour delay waiting on a new part as there was no spare aircraft last time LGW to MCO in Sept 5th

That can happen to any airline, even BA with their vast fleet have had delays like that.

natalielongstaff
10-08-2009, 02:30 AM
I have heard that the LHR San Fran route is soon to be an airbus so that would free up a LHR 747.

Claire ;)

That would make sense as to why they leased one out then !

Laurafoster
10-09-2009, 01:23 PM
Obi, do you think Virgin might start merging flights? I'm flying next May and both flights are looking very quiet at the moment, compared to the same time last year for May 2009 flights.

I'd be all for them merging flights on the 28th November :lmao:
Wish id booked the earlier flight now but it was 120 a couple cheaper to do the late flight :lmao:

Obi Wan Kenobi
10-09-2009, 01:43 PM
I'd be all for them merging flights on the 28th November :lmao:
Wish id booked the earlier flight now but it was 120 a couple cheaper to do the late flight :lmao:

You just stay on your flight you! :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

Laurafoster
10-11-2009, 03:02 PM
You just stay on your flight you! :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

cheeky :lmao:

wideeyes
10-14-2009, 05:54 AM
we flew ladybird last month and I said goodbye!

Shame as it had oddessy instead of the awful nova system

I have only ever had oddessy. I think we have only ever been on the one plane.