Another Virgin 747 leaves the Gatwick/manchester fleet

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  1. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Obi Wan Kenobi DIS Veteran

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    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.......
     
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  3. 15isto2

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    Wonderfull, even less hope if a plane has problems
     
  4. orangetiggs

    orangetiggs Married my sweetheart in DISNEY!!!!!

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    we flew ladybird last month and I said goodbye!

    Shame as it had oddessy instead of the awful nova system
     
  5. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Obi Wan Kenobi DIS Veteran

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    (Glass half full mode) OR
    If a plane goes tech you could end up on a Heathrow aircraft with V-Port!
     
  6. 15isto2

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    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
     
  7. ClareH37

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    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.
     
  8. martin1

    martin1 Earning My Ears

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    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?
     
  9. Claire L

    Claire L <font color=blue>Enjoys a good broadway show<br><f

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    I have heard that the LHR San Fran route is soon to be an airbus so that would free up a LHR 747.

    Claire ;)
     
  10. Obi Wan Kenobi

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    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.
     
  11. Obi Wan Kenobi

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

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

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

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    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:
     
  14. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Obi Wan Kenobi DIS Veteran

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    You just stay on your flight you! :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
     
  15. Laurafoster

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    cheeky :lmao:
     
  16. wideeyes

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

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