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The VS Source - Final Departure 30th June 2021

PostPosted: 19 Jun 2021, 00:36
by tontybear
The VS Source which provided seat maps (in many respects better than the ones on the VS website) and details on aircraft movements is closing on the 30th June

As is its sister site the BA Source

Re: The VS Source - Final Departure 30th June 2021

PostPosted: 20 Jun 2021, 08:50
by Nottingham Nick
A shame, as it's a very useful resource. Hardly surprising though. I am afraid that after 15 months (and counting) of a decimated industry, there will be a large number of 'casualties' of this pandemic.
It will be a long time before we get to the 'new normal' - whatever that me bring!

Nick

Re: The VS Source - Final Departure 30th June 2021

PostPosted: 20 Jun 2021, 17:52
by ColOrd
Very sad, having ran Forums and websites in a similar space in rail, albeit many many moons ago I know the passion and energy that goes in to them to create them and how draining it can be.

I do pray that Pete doesn’t pull the plug here!

Re: The VS Source - Final Departure 30th June 2021

PostPosted: 20 Jun 2021, 20:33
by 747G-VXLG
It’s such a shame. It was a really good site with very good content. It would be nice if we could post on maintenance/movements/seat maps and the previous flight records on here.

Re: The VS Source - Final Departure 30th June 2021

PostPosted: 21 Jun 2021, 09:42
by TimCrawley
Sad to see VS Source disappear.

I do pray that Pete doesn’t pull the plug here!
+1 to that.

It costs time, effort and money for Pete to keep this site active - ably supported by the moderators giving their time day to day too. I can only assume that any (small) affiliate income to offset some of the costs has virtually dried up completely as click-throughs to make bookings fell away during the pandemic.

It's probably 5-6 years ago I contributed my £50 for lifetime membership, after being a 'lurker' for many years before, and I would have no problem paying a £20-25 top-up to that one-off fee under these unusual circumstances to make sure the valuable information and hints/tips/warnings from fellow members keep appearing on this forum.

As we all hopefully start making forward bookings in the coming months (sadly will be late 2021 / early 2022 before I'm on VS again) then I assume we can all help by using the affiliate links as appropriate....maybe one of the moderators could post a 'sticky' to remind us all how it works / helps the site?

Re: The VS Source - Final Departure 30th June 2021

PostPosted: 21 Jun 2021, 18:12
by 747 G-VROS
Very sad. I enjoyed sponsoring G-VROS!

G-VROS....