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Old Apr 8, 20, 8:00 am
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Virgin going freight only

...from the 21st April for at least six days.

​​​​​​Hoping against hope that there will be some light at the end of the tunnel by then.
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Old Apr 8, 20, 10:46 am
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Old Apr 8, 20, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by Sealink View Post
...from the 21st April for at least six days.

​​​​​​Hoping against hope that there will be some light at the end of the tunnel by then.
Does that means no more flights for pax?
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Old Apr 8, 20, 1:50 pm
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I wonder when we'll get a "I was the last FTer to fly Virgin Atlantic" thread...
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Old Apr 8, 20, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Jma12 View Post
Does that means no more flights for pax?
no.it means for a short period they are operating freight only flights.
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Old Apr 9, 20, 4:52 am
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Originally Posted by Jma12 View Post
Does that means no more flights for pax?
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it is well known that it is more profitable to fly a pound of freight than a pound of flesh.
Freight only flight would save on a crew of FAs plus other pax related flight costs.
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Old Apr 9, 20, 6:47 am
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Originally Posted by tentseller View Post
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it is well known that it is more profitable to fly a pound of freight than a pound of flesh.
Freight only flight would save on a crew of FAs plus other pax related flight costs.
Air freight costs have risen significantly due to limited space on limited flights. I am happy to see VS doing this, though I doubt it will bring the current costs down, because it means money for the company and more opportunities for air freight to fly.
Plus, freight doesn't care about things like IFE, meals, seat recline...
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Old Apr 9, 20, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by rsqrott View Post
Air freight costs have risen significantly due to limited space on limited flights. I am happy to see VS doing this, though I doubt it will bring the current costs down, because it means money for the company and more opportunities for air freight to fly.
Plus, freight doesn't care about things like IFE, meals, seat recline...
Also, there are pre and post-flight cost of a pax flight that are not necessary for a freight-only flight. Holding tanks servicing comes to mind.
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