Flight Review: Onboard Virgin Atlantic Flight VS008. Los Angeles to London Heathrow




Date: Thursday 5th January 2012
Airline: Virgin Atlantic
Flight No: VS008
Aircraft: Airbus A340-642
Aircraft Reg No: G-VYOU
Aircraft Name: "Emmeline Heaney"
First flight date: 8th August 2006
Delivery Date: 23rd August 2006
Test Registration: F-WWCK
Seat No: 56A (window seat)
Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA
Departure Gate No: Terminal 2, Gate 10
Departure Runway: 24L
Destination: London Heathrow, England, UK
Arrival Gate No: Terminal 3, Gate 19
Arrival Runway: 27R
Push-back Time:
Take-off Time: 5:44pm PST (GMT -8)
Arrival Time on Runway: 11:22am GMT (6th January)
Arrival Time at Gate: 11:32am GMT
Flight Duration: 9 hrs 38 mins

0:06 - Boarding Pass
0:16 - Views of the Control Tower and Apron from onboard the plane. Includes Cabin Manager and Pilot pre-flight announcements.
1:48 - Taxiing to the Runway.
2:51 - Take-off from Runway 24L.
4:04 - Views over the Los Angeles area with Flight Service Manager welcome announcement.
5:40 - Complimentary amenities kit. Includes Cabin Service Supervisor announcement.
6:13 - Seat-back, tray-table, pocket, IFE control and safety card.
8:01 - Side panel, overhead panel and cabin.
8:23 - V:Port Journey Information.
9:02 - Flying over Las Vegas.
9:22 - A Smurf Movie extract.
9:55 - Dinner - beef in red wine stew and a cup of tea.
10:38 - The seat.
11:03 - V:Port Journey Information.
12:09 - Night-view of the cabin.
12:20 - V:Port Journey Information.
12:50 - Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.
13:16 - V:Port Journey Information.
13:31 - The wing and engine at sunrise.
13:52 - Breakfast.
15:55 - Ice crystals on the window.
16:16 - Wing overview.
16:39 - Flying over Ireland.
17:54 - Cabin during daylight.
18:14 - Overhead compartment.
18:27 - Starting our decent into London Heathrow. Includes cabin and First Officer pre-landing announcement.
19:21 - The Severn Bridge.
19:45 - Views across the City of London.
20:29 - Making a left turn over Battersea with views over the River Thames, Clapham Junction, Wandsworth and the surrounding areas.
22:20 - Final approach over Hounslow.
23:35 - Landing on Runway 27R.
24:34 - Exiting the Runway and taxiing to Terminal 3.
27:54 - Taxiing onto the Stand at Gate 319. We park next to G-VHOT and engines are shut down.

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