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Old 6th July 2023, 06:08 AM
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For anyone chasing 8IA, first few sectors are loaded in the system.
10-Jul VA308 BNE MEL 6:55 9:20
10-Jul VA833 MEL SYD 10:00 11:25
10-Jul VA943 SYD BNE 13:00 14:30

11-Jul VA908 BNE SYD 6:05 7:40
11-Jul VA820 SYD MEL 8:30 10:05
11-Jul VA323 MEL BNE 11:10 13:20
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Old 8th July 2023, 05:23 PM
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VA had an open day (for staff) in Brisbane today to show off the new Max
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Old 8th July 2023, 05:32 PM
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When does the next VA Max 8 arrive?
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Old 8th July 2023, 05:58 PM
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According to Lloyd's post #28 of this thread, Virgin has scheduled into service the second Max from 11 September and the third Max from 9 October. Always subject to change of course.

Hopefully, one of Virgin's Max fuselages didn't end up in a Montana river or is affected by the closure of the rail line that is used to transport them to Boeing for assembly.
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Old 10th July 2023, 07:23 AM
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8IA has entered revenue service, just flying over my place on route to MEL as VA308
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Old 10th July 2023, 03:46 PM
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Interesting that in the last two Virgin Australia newsroom media releases there is no mention of a 737 Max. It is referred to as a 737-8, with the rest of the 737s as either 737-800 or 737-800NG.

Is Ms Hrdlicka not willing to call it a 737 Max? Should we change the name of this thread?
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Old 10th July 2023, 09:54 PM
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Is Ms Hrdlicka not willing to call it a 737 Max? Should we change the name of this thread?
It's 100% being branded as a 737-8 by Virgin - https://www.virginaustralia.com/au/e...-us/our-fleet/

it's even written on the aircraft - https://imgur.com/a/jp4hoqE
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Old 11th July 2023, 05:32 AM
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Boeing have slowing been dropping the Max tag since 2020, 737-8 is after all the offical designation
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Old 11th July 2023, 08:09 AM
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Boeing have slowing been dropping the Max tag since 2020, 737-8 is after all the offical designation
In the MAX series. I'm not sure how this is "dropping the Max tag"? https://www.boeing.com/commercial/737max/
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Old 11th July 2023, 09:13 AM
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Ryan Air simply renamed the type to a "200" series.
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