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Forum: Trip Planning Florida 5 Aug 20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By thatdavieguy
With the news that they could run out of money in...

With the news that they could run out of money in September if they aren't permitted to pre-pack by the courts, i don't expect Virgin will be flying in September and may be finding it difficult to...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Aug 20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,631
Posted By thatdavieguy
Anyone that took a voucher from Virgin over a...

Anyone that took a voucher from Virgin over a refund should be seeking to urgently action a chargeback (for goods & services not received) or S.75 ASAP because if they do go bust, they legally don't...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Aug 20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,631
Posted By thatdavieguy
There's sadly not going to be many airlines left ...

There's sadly not going to be many airlines left


This (attempt at pre-pack administration) has always been on the radar from when they announced rebranding & restructuring of their Virgin...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 4 Aug 20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,631
Posted By thatdavieguy
They've told courts in the UK they need a deal to...

They've told courts in the UK they need a deal to survive or they will run out of cash in September, expect their shares to be suspended tomorrow and that will expedite the situation.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Jul 20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By thatdavieguy
The routings via Dublin are not always available,...

The routings via Dublin are not always available, you may need to put this together as a custom trip under "Flight and Hotel" then put each part of the routing together Aberdeen to Dublin, Dublin to...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Jul 20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,884
Posted By thatdavieguy
We were due to go on 29th May, we got 95% of our...

We were due to go on 29th May, we got 95% of our money back on 30th via chargebacks for services not received, the other 5% came back within 45 days because my bank was snowed under from chargeback...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Jun 20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By thatdavieguy
Flights from Glasgow apparently starting from...

Flights from Glasgow apparently starting from 31st March 21, we'll see.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Jun 20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,071
Posted By thatdavieguy
Got to stop hemorrhaging money, folk won't get...

Got to stop hemorrhaging money, folk won't get refunds if flights go
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Jun 20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,071
Posted By thatdavieguy
Their website only shows indirect flights from...

Their website only shows indirect flights from LHR on dates from 20th July

Their orlando flights destinations page says flights are from LGW ...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 14 May 20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,013
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile A330 replaces the 747 in quieter months to...

A330 replaces the 747 in quieter months to Orlando, reduced capacity mind you.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 May 20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile They usually only fly 1 day per week in the...

They usually only fly 1 day per week in the quieter months, this year it was to be out on Saturdays going through the winter months.

With them going to season service its possible it may run from...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 May 20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
Seasonal for Glasgow from late March 2021,...

Seasonal for Glasgow from late March 2021, nothing about 2020 though

https://www.godsavethepoints.com/virgin-atlantic-2021-flight-schedule/
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 May 20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile Finally have our cancellation notice for the end...

Finally have our cancellation notice for the end of the month from Virgin, now we need to wait for them responding to that...another long wait beckons, with the cloud of administration and...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 May 20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile Strange stuff indeed

Strange stuff indeed
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 May 20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile They've always changed the 747 to an A330 in the...

They've always changed the 747 to an A330 in the quieter months on the route
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 May 20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,380
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile News like this "leaking" will do nothing more...

News like this "leaking" will do nothing more than kill their share price when the markets reopen, convenient.

Would expect more on this on Monday
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 May 20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile Strange way of working, don't see why folk from...

Strange way of working, don't see why folk from march are still waiting when newer refund requests are being processed and in accounts in a few days.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 May 20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
Who could they offer a connecting fight with?...

Who could they offer a connecting fight with? FlyBe were to be their domestic partner and they've gone bust.

BA offer connecting flights because they offer domestic routes and I don't see them...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 May 20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile I think the likelihood is that Glasgow bookings...

I think the likelihood is that Glasgow bookings would be cancelled and you'd need to rebook, for a few reasons.

Firstly there's been no confirmation of the number of flights that will take place,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 May 20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile I've seen people elsewhere (FB groups) have their...

I've seen people elsewhere (FB groups) have their holiday with TUI cancelled and a refund in their bank in a few days.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 May 20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile Its the first time we've booked direct, every...

Its the first time we've booked direct, every other time we've gone with BA and this year we thought we would pay more for direct from Glasgow and went for virgin over TUI because we felt more...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 May 20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile What you need to remember is that before the 747...

What you need to remember is that before the 747 retirements, the A330s were being used on other routes and sporadically to fill in during quieter times for the 747. They can't stretch 10 A330-300s...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 8 May 20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile I've seen Virgin putting out lots of replies...

I've seen Virgin putting out lots of replies about Glasgow & Belfast that no announcement has been put out for regional services and they will put it out when they have one to make, it seems someone...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 May 20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
Its a 2nd, it definitely isn't going to Orlando...

Its a 2nd, it definitely isn't going to Orlando and neither is the 1st.

All of the 747s have been moved away from London and are now in storage at GLA (2) and MAN. All bar 2 (1 at each location)...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 May 20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
Eventually, once they're all delivered, it'll be...

Eventually, once they're all delivered, it'll be the A350 but that'll be a long term as the ones they have just now are setup for business not leisure.

What aircraft in the short term, it'll...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 May 20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
They've not handled this situation well at all. ...

They've not handled this situation well at all.

All of the 747's are now either at Man or GLA from what i can see.

2 of them (G-VXLG at GLA & G-VAST at MAN) are airline owned, the rest are...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 May 20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
The 747's were immediately withdrawn from...

The 747's were immediately withdrawn from passenger service the other day and all virgin flights so far have been cancelled from Glasgow until 23rd May...that'll keep rolling until they make an...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 May 20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 15,338
Posted By thatdavieguy
We're due to go at the end of the month, it's not...

We're due to go at the end of the month, it's not happening.

I honestly don't see a direct service from Glasgow this year, when they start flying again they'll be concentrating on getting...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 May 20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 65,744
Posted By thatdavieguy
i think in the early days of social distancing...

i think in the early days of social distancing etc on flights, it could airline allocating the seats only or allocation at the airport with no online seat selection.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 May 20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,935
Posted By thatdavieguy
I think they'll be disappointed in the numbers...

I think they'll be disappointed in the numbers returning, after a vaccine is the earliest anyone should be thinking of going.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 May 20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,935
Posted By thatdavieguy
The fact that Trump won't allow Dr. Fauci & Dr...

The fact that Trump won't allow Dr. Fauci & Dr Birx to speak to the House, only the Republican controlled Senate, screams volumes.

This is a massive disaster in the making for America, history...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 May 20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 65,744
Posted By thatdavieguy
The way things are going with airlines, there...

The way things are going with airlines, there wont be many options...Virgin have already lost their local option by FlyBe going bust.

Loganair don't have the capacity and will be teetering
BA...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 May 20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 65,744
Posted By thatdavieguy
I'd be sceptical of accepting a voucher from a...

I'd be sceptical of accepting a voucher from a company that says it needs a government bailout to survive this crisis, regardless of airline.

Would be like giving a dodgy tradesman 500 for work,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 May 20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,935
Posted By thatdavieguy
America is far from over the peak, New York...

America is far from over the peak, New York are...but New York is not America and Trump is spinning it like it is.

They're consistently hitting in excess of 2000 deaths per day and his own...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 May 20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 65,744
Posted By thatdavieguy
Saw a comment by Virgin on Twitter that they...

Saw a comment by Virgin on Twitter that they haven't confirmed what will happen with the regional services at Glasgow & Belfast, they hoped to announce this in the coming days.

Being realistic, if...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Apr 20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile Capacities will need to be limited after this as...

Capacities will need to be limited after this as social distancing will remain for a while yet
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 13 Apr 20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By thatdavieguy
UK/Europe Flight Ban

Started on 14th March, should end today

No sign of comment from the US media so far as to an extension, or have I missed it?

At this stage I'm hoping for an extension til past our date so we...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Apr 20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,566
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile 100 days is ridiculous!

100 days is ridiculous!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 10 Apr 20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,070
Posted By thatdavieguy
Mobile We're due to go on 29th May, asked about...

We're due to go on 29th May, asked about cancelling because of the indefinite FCO advisory, we got told we'd have to pay a 30% charge to cancel if we didnt want to wait the unspecified period of time...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Apr 20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,328
Posted By thatdavieguy
Virgin holidays are allowing those who are due to...

Virgin holidays are allowing those who are due to travel upto 31st May to rebook through til 31st December 2021 at no charge but price difference will be payable.

I'd rather have a refund, I don't...
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