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Old 16th Aug 2019, 16:52
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Originally Posted by TCAS FAN View Post
Yes you are correct you need to phone in you vehicle reg. Unless its changed recently the number is 0344 412 4666. You can check on the VS website.

As you drive up to Terminal 3 you will see a sign on the left which directs you to the Upper Class Suite. Up the ramp to the check-in. Enjoy!
You can even arrive by taxi. The left turn off is extremely sharp!
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 17:23
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
Thatís interesting considering VS have 0 feed at LGW
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 17:40
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Originally Posted by SealinkBF View Post
You can even arrive by taxi. The left turn off is extremely sharp!
No problem as long as you have called ahead with the taxi reg number. Access past the barrier uses number plate recognition.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 00:01
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Great, thanks folks for prompt replies. Will get that booked.
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Old 18th Aug 2019, 15:50
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The VS A350 is, as predicted, at GLA for training
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 13:18
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Thanks TCAS FAN
Yes you are correct you need to phone in you vehicle reg. Unless its changed recently the number is 0344 412 4666. You can check on the VS website.
When I rang the number they said that pre-booking was no longer required - just turn up. My guess is that i) That saves time (=money) in admin of noting details ii) That many folks then turned up in a different vehicle anyway.
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 15:08
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Originally Posted by PAXboy View Post
Thanks TCAS FAN

When I rang the number they said that pre-booking was no longer required - just turn up. My guess is that i) That saves time (=money) in admin of noting details ii) That many folks then turned up in a different vehicle anyway.
Thanks PAXboy, will remember that for next trip. Enjoy the Clubhouse, if you are travelling to MIA you will have to use the Delta Business Class lounge on the return, its absolute c**p, no comparison to the Virgin Clubhouses, you even have to buy your drinks if you do not want some obscure brand, and forget the champagne!
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Old 18th Sep 2019, 10:26
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Old 18th Sep 2019, 11:23
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Utter drivel of the highest order, worthy of Branson on his high horse "4 engines 4 long haul" days.
I do love VS but sometimes they make it hard....do they even realise they're good enough not to need this special treatment anymore?
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Old 18th Sep 2019, 21:22
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The tunr off to the Clubhouse IS sharp! There is barrier and entryphone now. They checked the names and flight numbers of pax and then lifted the barrier.
Yes, the Clubhouse and service was brilliant. Could not fault them.

As to the expansion plans, I support them, not least as they mark Cape Town as being restored. I think the whole 'flag carrier' thing is a long hang over from their BA problems. I would rather point out that there is no flag carrier - as we no longer have a state owned airline and the largest airline is not all British. But they are playing an old tune and can't seem to get it out of their ear.
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Old 18th Sep 2019, 21:48
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....and there we were all thinking (a few years ago) that getting Flybe (as it currently is) an increasing foothold at LHR seemed a bit crazy.
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 14:55
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...mas-cook-slots

VS looking to gain extra slots at MAN. Although it mentions possibly using DL aircraft i'm guessing as slot sitters, any chance of VS keeping A340's on (again) and the 747's longer, with long term goal of more new A330/A350's? Chancing their luck at getting second hand A330's?
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 19:54
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I could maybe see Virgin take on Thomas Cook's G-TCX* A330's and adding additional capacity on some of the ex TCX routes, as well as reintroduce BOS. We shall see I guess
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 20:36
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They dont need re-add Boston, DL are doing it for them soon. They could get DL do ATL again aswell, that would free up a frame or 2.
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 20:40
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Oh of course I forgot that Delta were taking it over.
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