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Old 13th Feb 2019, 07:22
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rog747
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: UK
Age: 62
Posts: 46
Glory days were when I worked on all the VS P/W 747 Classics 1988-1993

We just had 2 747's at first, with 2 more ships added each year - total 8 at LGW by 1991.

VS1 EWR
VS3 JFK 1988 (iirc went over to LHR 1991)
VS5 MIA
VS7 LAX 1990 (went over to LHR 1991)
VS9 BOS 1991
VS25 MCO first ran as twice weekly charters to MCO Tues & Thus for Thomson and Virgin Holidays (went scheduled 1992 going double daily 747's VS15 and VS75)
VS901 NRT first ran via SVO 1989

We had ''VIRG & GIN''
Followed by G-TKYO G-VRGN (Both from SQ, with more powerful PW JT9D- 7Q's for the LAX and NRT non stops)
G-VMIA An old -100 series with 14J and 474Y for MIA and MCO
G-VOYG, ex G-BMGS ''going sick'' as well known with BA and CKT
Lastly, G-VJFK G-VLAX both from QF

I can name them all if you want LOL

Those were the best days.....
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