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#960567 by 747G-VXLG
15 Apr 2021, 21:08
Tigerlilly wrote:
747G-VXLG wrote:
Tigerlilly wrote:Does anyone think it’s possible they would use the a350’s on the Orlando route in the future due to being a bigger aircraft and popular route?


They are meant to be taking over the route from early next year. G-VEVE is meant to start flying passengers in January, so in my opinion MCO will be the first route she flies. Also, they may use the LHR ones this summer if the flights go ahead and bookings rise as they are still the highest capacity aircraft in the fleet.



Oohh, fab. Thank you. After our trip was just cancelled for the 4th time I’ve moved to next year now. But fingers crossed Vegas at the end of august goes ahead this year . X


My advice is when they start flying, they will probably only operate the ‘early’ flight out of Manchester (like what they did with the A330-300s when they came into service) and Heathrow initially, so probably best to opt for that flight when booking.
#960573 by ColOrd
15 Apr 2021, 23:15
747G-VXLG wrote:
ColOrd wrote:That's weird, presumably cos of Cargo volume?


I’m don’t think that it is cargo because it’s using the passenger flight code (VS354).

On Flightradar24 it’s now showing the next few flights are 789s. I’m not sure why they would do this as a one off.


To be clear - I mean cargo volume in the hold, pax flights still operate with cargo, although I've had a look at the loads and its full in J and Y pretty much with a few seats left in W.
#960575 by 747G-VXLG
15 Apr 2021, 23:19
ColOrd wrote:
747G-VXLG wrote:
ColOrd wrote:That's weird, presumably cos of Cargo volume?


I’m don’t think that it is cargo because it’s using the passenger flight code (VS354).

On Flightradar24 it’s now showing the next few flights are 789s. I’m not sure why they would do this as a one off.


To be clear - I mean cargo volume in the hold, pax flights still operate with cargo, although I've had a look at the loads and its full in J and Y pretty much with a few seats left in W.


I thought you meant cargo only flights.
#960601 by 747G-VXLG
18 Apr 2021, 21:20
The A350s have today started to operate the LHR-DEL flights. G-VRNB has operated the first flight.
#961462 by 747G-VXLG
27 Jul 2021, 20:53
G-VLUX is on her way to MCO from JFK as VS961P to pick the Everton team up tomorrow.
#961464 by Hev60
27 Jul 2021, 21:45
747G-VXLG wrote:G-VLUX is on her way to MCO from JFK as VS961P to pick the Everton team up tomorrow.


Hope they enjoyed their trip …. Not.

Goodness knows why they, and a couple of other football teams, get the privilege of going to Orlando just to kick a ball around when thousands of poor Brits have lost so many holidays to the sunshine state. So unfair.
#961918 by 747G-VXLG
05 Sep 2021, 14:36
Does anyone know why G-VRNB has been parked at LAX since 30/08?
#961969 by 747G-VXLG
13 Sep 2021, 22:21
G-VRNB is now back in service after 2 weeks parked at LAX.
#962003 by 747G-VXLG
20 Sep 2021, 16:52
Why is G-VPRD flying to MKE? Is it a private charter?
#962848 by 747G-VXLG
23 Nov 2021, 21:27
**Delivery Flight**

G-VEVE will be delivered next Thursday 2nd December.
VS847P TLS-LHR D1300 A1330

A last minute time change or cancellation may happen.
#962859 by Krynn
24 Nov 2021, 16:20
How soon after delivery will the aircraft enter service?

I'm flying to Orlando on the 5th and hoping to be on G-EVE although I know there is no guarantee it will be on that route.

Thanks
#962862 by 747G-VXLG
24 Nov 2021, 22:22
Krynn wrote:How soon after delivery will the aircraft enter service?

I'm flying to Orlando on the 5th and hoping to be on G-EVE although I know there is no guarantee it will be on that route.

Thanks


I’d say there’s no chance she will be in service after 3 days, but if you are on VS92 on your way home, there is a chance that you could get her then.
#962864 by mitchja
24 Nov 2021, 23:50
It will also depend on what's left (if anything) for VS engineering to fit out in the cabins. VS installed the Upper Class cabin and seats themselves on one of the previous A350's.
#962865 by 747G-VXLG
24 Nov 2021, 23:58
mitchja wrote:It will also depend on what's left (if anything) for VS engineering to fit out in the cabins. VS installed the Upper Class cabin and seats themselves on one of the previous A350's.


I know they definitely did that on G-VDOT. I have a feeling they could have done it with RNB and TEA as well. I don’t think they will leave the UC cabin out of EVE considering how few seats there will be and they will probably want her to be in service in time for the Christmas holidays.
#962867 by VS075
25 Nov 2021, 09:29
747G-VXLG wrote:
mitchja wrote:It will also depend on what's left (if anything) for VS engineering to fit out in the cabins. VS installed the Upper Class cabin and seats themselves on one of the previous A350's.


I know they definitely did that on G-VDOT. I have a feeling they could have done it with RNB and TEA as well. I don’t think they will leave the UC cabin out of EVE considering how few seats there will be and they will probably want her to be in service in time for the Christmas holidays.


I seem to recall VS carrying out a mod to the new Upper seats which may explain why that was so for those.

It's also not uncommon for planes to be delivered without seats. I recall Jet2 taking delivery of brand new 737's from Boeing a few years ago and they fitted the seats themselves prior to entering service.
#963002 by 747G-VXLG
04 Dec 2021, 21:42
G-VEVE has just been moved to the hangar for pre-service entry maintenance.
#963009 by 747G-VXLG
04 Dec 2021, 23:45
My prediction would be that she will enter service just before Christmas around the time that the schools break up to allow for extra capacity to Orlando.
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