British Airways Virtual Presents: Across the Pond with AAVA!
We’re teaming up with the wonderful folks at @AmericanVirtual in a pond hopping event to celebrate the partnership we have forged via the OneWorld Virtual Alliance that we are both a part of.
OneWorld was founded in 1999 with the founding airlines including both British Airways and American Airlines. OneWorld’s headquarters is situated in Manhattan, New York, with the alliance’s main aim to be the airline alliance of choice for worldwide travellers. OneWorld will be celebrating its twentieth birthday this year!
Did you know?
The OneWorld Alliance currently consists of 13 full member airlines, and 30 affiliate airlines. These include Qantas, British Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific and many more.
So join us as we celebrate our Virtual Alliance with American Airlines Virtual, on a pond hopping adventure!
Chicago O'Hare Airport (KORD) to London Heathrow Airport (EGLL)
Saturday, March 16, 2019 2:00 PM
An official Event of British Airways Virtual and American Virtual.
Aircraft: British Airways Boeing 747-400 | American Airlines Boeing 787-9
Departure: Chicago O’Hare Airport (KORD)
Arrival: London Heathrow Airport (EGLL)
Flight Time: Approximately 7 hours, 25 minutes.
Date and Time of Departure: Saturday, March 16, 2019 2:00 PM
Our route takes us slightly north and east, after departing over Lake Michigan and then crossing into Canadian Airspace. We will eventually reach the Atlantic Ocean after passing Gander, and then the Jet Stream will gracefully carry us over to the British Isles!
Our Flight Plan
KORD RAYNR BRTMN TAAYZ 4336N/8624W PECOK ASP YXI YQB PQI MIILS NICSO 4800N/5000W 5000N/4000W 5100N/3000W 5200N/2000W LIMRI XETBO EVRIN NEKAP 5141N/436W ABDUK NUMPO OKESI BEDEK NIGIT 5119N/046W OCK 5129N/045W EGLL
Climb Profile: 2200 ft/min, 240kias to FL100, 310kias to FL280, Mach 0.85 to cruise
Cruise Details: FL350 @ Mach 0.85
Top of Descent Fix: NEKAP
Descent Profile: Mach 0.85 to FL280, 280kias to FL120 , 240kias to final approach
Fuel: Approximately 75,000 kilograms.
Specific procedures for the event will be released prior to the event along with any changes to the itinerary by a representative from AAVA or BAVA.
If you’re a member of AAVA, BAVA, or a community member who’d like to join us, we simply request that you all ask for a gate below!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Gates At Chicago O'Hare (KORD)
Rough Gate Guide at Chicago O’Hare
British Airways Virtual Gates
American Virtual Gates
Infinite Flight Community Member Gates
More Gates can and will be added if required.
Gate Guide Image Courtesy of LiveFlight
There will be no assigned gates for London Heathrow, however it is recommended that British Airways Aircraft Park at Terminal Five, and American Airlines Aircraft Park at Terminal Three.
Terminals Image Courtesy of LiveFlight
- Please ensure that you maintain safe spacing of at least 5NM at all times.
- Obey speeds and Flight Plan outlined in this event thread.
- Ensure to use correct Unicom procedures.
- Please spawn in at around 2019-03-16T13:45:00Z to facilitate a swift pushback at 2019-03-16T14:00:00Z
- VA Members must fly under their assigned callsigns for the duration of this event.
Come and Join us and American Virtual for our Pond Hopping Event!
“American Virtual and British Airways Virtual. Can you think of a better combination? We both already have routes to places all over the world, but this partnership allows our pilots to explore the entire globe with no restrictions. Ever since we opened up, we knew we had to become partners with them. Everyone at BAVA is so friendly, why would you not want to work with them? We each share over 100 codeshares, and fly partnership events monthly that we guarantee will be one heck of an experience. Partnerships in general are great, but with BAVA, it’s nothing like you have ever seen.”
-@VAnuj, President of American Virtual
We would like to thank our partner airline and OneWorld Virtual Member American Virtual for participating in this event alongside us.
We would also like to thank all member Virtual Airlines of the OneWorld Vitrtual Alliance for the role they play within it, and look forward to future events featuring these Virtual Airlines too.
Would you like to attend? Request a Gate today to join us on our Atlantic Hop!
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