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Old 12th Mar 2015, 15:31
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"One further thought, might it be worth VS splitting itself into two, one serving the US & one to serve other routes."

since they only make serious money on the US flights the other airline wouldn't last long

the reason they're back in profit is thatthey are switching capacity to the US runs and cutting the other long-haul
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Old 13th Mar 2015, 06:29
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Perhaps they can call the part that flies to the USA something along the lines of 'delta'

At least theyre living up to their 'atlantic' name now though.
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Old 14th Mar 2015, 16:33
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Will any of the LR fleet go back to EI at the end of the month when the Manchester flights end? Pretty sure they can go down to 3 for the EDI and ABZ routes til September.
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Old 17th Mar 2015, 11:52
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Airshare ?

Any sign of airshare ? Or is it just going to be bonuses for the board ?
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Old 2nd May 2015, 18:14
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Press coverage normally puts Branson in the non-Dom category, such that his worldwide (non-British) income is shielded from UK tax. If Labour gets in and scraps the non-Dom principle, would Branson be happy to have his tax bill increase massively? Or would he give up his UK citizenship and retire permanently to the Caribbean?

If so, how does that leave the status of Virgin Atlantic as a European airline for bilateral purposes? It would be difficult to maintain the pretence that Virgin is owned by "European persons".
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Old 4th May 2015, 10:34
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i got my airshare in last months salary
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Old 1st Jul 2015, 03:10
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Job cuts

Finally trimming the fat and losing all those unnecessary managers ?

Virgin Atlantic airline to cut 500 jobs - BBC News

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Old 6th Jul 2015, 00:01
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In the UK. On Tuesday 7th July. ITV. 21:00. "Virgin Atlantic: Up In The Air". 30th birthday.
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Old 14th Jul 2015, 15:26
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Future Fleet

Any news/predictions on the rumoured new aircraft order? They've got the 747 "beach fleet" at Gatwick to replace with A350, 777X or 787 mooted as potential replacements. Also, how does the A330 fleet fit in? I understand they're leased and they always seemed like a bit of a stop-gap with the 787 delays, so is the long-term plan to phase them out?

I guess the 787 would be a nice choice to potentially have a one-type fleet in 5-10 years, with the -8/-9 replacing the A330 and -10 to provide capacity at LGW. Alternatively the A350 (or even a Delta style A330neo/A350 mix) would keep the Airbus/Boeing competition, which could be more valuable than the single-fleet efficiency. There's also the A380 deposits to be considered...
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Old 14th Jul 2015, 15:45
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Given that the LGW fleet seems to need the capacity of the 744, would 779X be the way forward there? Only 6 or so required...but if the 787-10 is capable enough (and I think it has the legs) then that would be my bet. Sacrifice some capacity, but increase flexibility across the fleet...for example, even MCO can't support 2 x 744 all year round. But possibly 2 x 7810 increasing to 3 x 7810 in peak season?
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Old 4th Nov 2015, 16:47
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Virgin Atlantic Interview Questions

Hi guys,

I know this has been covered before but I can't find any information on interview questions. I've trawled through previous threads but I keep coming up short. Can anyone please help?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 9th Nov 2015, 10:41
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VS rumoured elsewhere to be dropping Lagos, having laid off all their Nigerian cabin crew. Any truth to this? My Nigerian neighbours always flew VS in preference because they arrived at a "safer" time of day for onward travel!
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Old 9th Nov 2015, 11:15
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The route isn't being dropped. They have released the Nigerian national crew that operate this route. This route will now be served with UK mainline crew only
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Old 9th Nov 2015, 11:17
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Virgin says no, "Virgin Atlantic Airways has no plans to pull out of Lagos route, we are committed to continue delivering the experience our customers love whether they are flying for business or leisure."
?Virgin Atlantic Airways has no plans to pull out of Lagos route?
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Old 9th Nov 2015, 13:49
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There's a list of airlines who say this on Monday and on Tuesday pull the plug, the chap saying this is on the marketing team. It depends how much value this adds to the Delta JV. As for being commited to Nigeria, well Virgin Nigeria anyone?
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Old 9th Nov 2015, 17:10
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I would imagine that Nigeria is quite a lucrative market for VS, with some transfer from Delta. They are certainly very popular amongst the British Nigerian community.
I'm sure that VS is committed to flying there, as long as they don't have to get too involved with Nigerian businesses again!
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Old 10th Nov 2015, 14:18
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LOS is one of VS most lucrative routes so I would be extremely surprised to see VS leave there. Good connection traffic from the US as well as healthy loads ex LHR not leaving out good cargo traffic as well. The idea seems to have sprung from some rather sensational reporting in the Nigerian media. Sadly the Nigerian crew are to very soon become no more. HKG,PVG,DEL crews are also being badly affected by job losses as well. So sadly Skipness you are a little wide of the Mark. However, nothing these days would surprise me.
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Old 10th Nov 2015, 14:24
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Virgin Atlantic International Limited

Interesting disclosure communication to travel agents today.

Stop Press 852: Virgin Atlantic International Limited (VAIL)

We need to let you know about the set-up of our new airline Virgin Atlantic International Limited (VAIL), which will commence operations from Wednesday 25 November 2015. VAIL will have its own Air Operating Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence.

VAIL's services will be operated by Virgin Atlantic's existing team of pilors and cabin crew, using two of our A330-300 aircraft, and will be flying from London Gatwick to Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua, Grenada and Tobago. All flights will be operated under VS/VIR flight numbers.

Although you will need to inform your customers that their flight will be operated by VAIL on Virgin Atlantic's brhalf, there won't be any any changes to their overall customer experience.
Our other flights to the Caribbean- inclusing our 747 services - will continue to operate under Virgin Atlantic's existing AOC.
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Old 10th Nov 2015, 22:02
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That's confusing, what does that mean?
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