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Old 17th May 2020, 13:36
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Originally Posted by virgin mary View Post
Virgin Atlantic unveil summer 2021 schedule from Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow[/h1]
https://www.virgin.com/news/virgin-a...me-summer-2021
Flights for summer 2021 will be on sale from May 16th, 2020. Visit Virgin Atlantic to find out more

Err no there not been waiting for a bit of BGI and next summer MCO still only bookable until April 13th.........................something going on?.
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Old 17th May 2020, 14:46
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Some may say premature for announcing 2021, but must be a good sign that they will get their loan or may even have had it, hopefully help all employees in the business regardless of which department they work, the last thing anybody needs is to be redundant in this living nightmare .
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Old 17th May 2020, 14:50
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Good way to get cash through the door to use right now.
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Old 17th May 2020, 19:06
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Good way to get cash through the door to use right now.
In theory yes, However with Virgin's current cash issues and media attention the credit card company's will be hanging onto most of that for a long time.
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Old 17th May 2020, 21:42
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It is also a good news story to counteract some of the negative PR.
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Old 18th May 2020, 06:19
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Originally Posted by zfw View Post
Flights for summer 2021 will be on sale from May 16th, 2020. Visit Virgin Atlantic to find out more

Err no there not been waiting for a bit of BGI and next summer MCO still only bookable until April 13th.........................something going on?.
I've also been looking at this and it does say on the website that flights will open for booking 331 days before so around 11 months. I'm waiting for the MAN-LAX flights in May.

However......if you take a trip over to Virgin Holidays and do a dummy booking the flight schedules are starting to appear, albeit from LHR at first. I imagine they are still updating the schedules for Virgin Holidays so I'd suggest giving it a few more days, try a dummy booking on the VH website and hopefully you will get an idea of the schedules. Its what I'm currently doing...
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Old 18th May 2020, 09:02
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You will find a similar issue if trying to book on the BA website. Today you could only book a flight to say Orlando for the 7th May at the latest. This is normal, itís nearly a year away!

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Old 18th May 2020, 09:53
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Originally Posted by Livesinafield View Post
In theory yes, However with Virgin's current cash issues and media attention the credit card company's will be hanging onto most of that for a long time.
It's notable that the banks behind the credit card schemes and their Merchant Card Processers, the financial intermediaries who decide what proportion of card payments are or are not forwarded to the company before the service is provided (up to 100%), in case there is a credit card Chargeback, are the SAME banks who are now making loans to cover cash flow shortfalls, but at significant interest rates and secured, to the same airlines ...
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Old 18th May 2020, 13:57
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No flights available to book on the Virgin Atlantic website for summer 2021. Sadly this announcement appeared to be some positive news by management exercise on a particular day which you can't blame them for given that the whole existence of Virgin Atlantic is on a knife edge. The venture capitalists/hedge funds that are lining up as potential investors are absolutely horrid setups like vultures flying overhead dying prey. They really need to get Branson to sell his Virgin Galactic stake asap (maybe he has but I see contradicting reports) and get to this magic 750 million mark to see if the chancellor will help out. The market is worsening with the 14 day quarantine policy and accelerating the prospect of this airline (and others) going bust, what a sad set of circumstances it is. Let's hope they can pull themselves out of this unfolding disaster.
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Old 18th May 2020, 15:56
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Virgin Atlantic, like BA, only release their flights on a rolling 11 months. However, if you book a holiday with Virgin Holidays the flight will be included even if it is not available via the airline website. You just won't get an airline reference locator until the flights are on general sale, and this hasn't changed.
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Old 18th May 2020, 19:03
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Originally Posted by Count von Altibar View Post
The market is worsening with the 14 day quarantine policy and accelerating the prospect of this airline (and others) going bust, what a sad set of circumstances it is.
It is extremely unlikely this 14 day quarantine policy will come to fruition. It is simply a starting point from the Government for PR purposes. If no other country has such draconian measures in place, why would the UK economy and Airlines have to suffer unfairly, compared to rivals?
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Old 18th May 2020, 19:36
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Rather sadly, the UK government has shown itself to be quite happy, nay, proud, to go its own way!
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Old 19th May 2020, 02:01
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Hong Kong has had 14 days quarantine for all arrivals since March.
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Old 19th May 2020, 05:16
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As has Singapore

Who have sentenced a pilot to prison for breaking the quarantine.
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Old 19th May 2020, 05:55
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You go to prison in HK as well.
Canít come here or even transit unless you are a resident.
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Old 19th May 2020, 05:56
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And Australia. And people have gone to prison here.
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Old 19th May 2020, 09:08
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Unless you're Aircrew. We're exempt.
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Old 19th May 2020, 10:39
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Atlantic seeking support from Deutsche Bank.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/n...-deutsche-bank

Hope it works out for all.
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Old 19th May 2020, 15:46
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South Africa also has a 14 day home quarantine period. If you can't home quarantine then you go to a government facility. We are at stage four, very limited movement or businesses open and still not possible to purchase or move alcohol or purchase tobacco.
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Old 19th May 2020, 21:37
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My point was not quarantine procedures now or during the lockdown period, in the UK or anywhere else......but in a future unlocked state, where tourism and life will be getting back to normal. A 14 day isolation quarantine is sensible during lockdown, unworkable in a’normal’ aviation reliant tourist industry. So for any country to have such a measure, while everywhere else does not, is never going to happen.

During the lockdown period over the last xyz number of days, there may have been a quarantine periods in HK, SA etc but this was nowhere near a normal, unlocked, get back to work world.
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