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Re: Virgin Atlantic to start LHR - TLV flights in Sept.
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2019, 12:12:40 PM »
It's clear that NYC is their main focus.

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Re: Virgin Atlantic to start LHR - TLV flights in Sept.
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2019, 12:47:01 PM »
with prem fares (lie flat) on lon-tlv on a seemingly stagnant $1600 and the abundance of lcc i am wondering if this is a nationality push by the CEO rather than smart business move

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Re: Virgin Atlantic to start LHR - TLV flights in Sept.
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2019, 12:53:58 PM »
with prem fares (lie flat) on lon-tlv on a seemingly stagnant $1600 and the abundance of lcc i am wondering if this is a nationality push by the CEO rather than smart business move

I'm thinking the same. As for a connection from the US, LHR has a few things going against it (size, cost, etc.), and the flight times seem far from ideal for connections. A 6am flight ex-TLV basically means you give up the night's sleep prior to the flight (hopefully to sleep during the flight), and a TLV arrival after 11pm (post 10/27) means you don't get to settle into bed at your destination anytime before midnight (at best).
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Re: Virgin Atlantic to start LHR - TLV flights in Sept.
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2019, 01:13:42 PM »
I'm thinking the same. As for a connection from the US, LHR has a few things going against it (size, cost, etc.), and the flight times seem far from ideal for connections. A 6am flight ex-TLV basically means you give up the night's sleep prior to the flight (hopefully to sleep during the flight), and a TLV arrival after 11pm (post 10/27) means you don't get to settle into bed at your destination anytime before midnight (at best).
most ex-tlv to EU are in the wee hours of the AM I was mainly questioning the economics  in terms of sending an a-330 with 31 j seats and cheap lcc competition 

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Re: Virgin Atlantic to start LHR - TLV flights in Sept.
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2019, 01:16:56 PM »
They probably don't know and figure it's worth the shot as DXB isn't working.
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Re: Virgin Atlantic to start LHR - TLV flights in Sept.
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2019, 04:11:41 PM »
LAX, SFO and ATL leave London too early to make the connection.

What ? ? ? ? ?

VS41 leaves LHR for SFO at 15:30 (not Mondays)
VS23 leaves LHR for LAX at 14:35 (not Wednesdays)
VS4009 (code share on Delta metal)  leaves LHR for ATL at 14:50

Even with the later morning schedule arriving at 11:10 all these flights are perfectly possible.

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Re: Virgin Atlantic to start LHR - TLV flights in Sept.
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2019, 05:05:21 PM »
with prem fares (lie flat) on lon-tlv on a seemingly stagnant $1600 and the abundance of lcc i am wondering if this is a nationality push by the CEO rather than smart business move

What? BA CLUB is $1400

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Re: Virgin Atlantic to start LHR - TLV flights in Sept.
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2019, 07:55:14 PM »
They probably don't know and figure it's worth the shot as DXB isn't working.

Would be a lot more interesting if they'd figure out a good destination beyond TLV and operate fifth freedom flights between that destination and TLV continuing to the UK.
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Re: Virgin Atlantic to start LHR - TLV flights in Sept.
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2019, 08:44:45 PM »
TLV-LHR is a great J market, very often sold out.
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Re: Virgin Atlantic to start LHR - TLV flights in Sept.
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2019, 11:23:15 PM »
Are they selling yet? Also any official announcement?

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Re: Virgin Atlantic to start LHR - TLV flights in Sept.
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2019, 11:25:19 PM »
Are they selling yet? Also any official announcement?
Not yet.
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Re: Virgin Atlantic to start LHR - TLV flights in Sept.
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2019, 04:00:52 AM »
I'm thinking the same. As for a connection from the US, LHR has a few things going against it (size, cost, etc.), and the flight times seem far from ideal for connections. A 6am flight ex-TLV basically means you give up the night's sleep prior to the flight (hopefully to sleep during the flight), and a TLV arrival after 11pm (post 10/27) means you don't get to settle into bed at your destination anytime before midnight (at best).

All European flights leave in the early AM and arrive at crazier times like 3:35 from ZRH and others.

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Re: Virgin Atlantic to start LHR - TLV flights in Sept.
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2019, 12:50:00 PM »
All European flights leave in the early AM and arrive at crazier times like 3:35 from ZRH and others.
which flights? what flight leaves ZRH at 3:35 am? do you mean leave TLV? again, which flights leaves to zrh at 3:35 am?

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Re: Virgin Atlantic to start LHR - TLV flights in Sept.
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2019, 12:54:53 PM »
which flights? what flight leaves ZRH at 3:35 am? do you mean leave TLV? again, which flights leaves to zrh at 3:35 am?
It arrives in TLV at 3:35