LOT Virtual | Soar Ever Higher | The Official 2022 Thread

Welcome to the official LOT Virtual Thread

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ABOUT

LOT Virtual was founded in October 2020 with the aim of providing excellent VA service. LOT Polish Airlines, being the largest airline in Central and Eastern Europe, aims to connect Poland and the surrounding regions to the world. LOT Virtual aims to do the same, only in Infinite Flight’s virtual skies. We operate several aircraft, ranging from the small regional Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 to the efficient B787 Dreamliner. We serve routes in 5 continents, with our short-haul fleet operating European routes and our 787 connects Poland to North America, East Asia, and more.


LOTV is IFVARB Approved!


WORDS FROM STAFF

@HappyDays - Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Hello and welcome to LOT Virtual! We aim to provide a quality VA service where pilots can experience LOTV’s diversity of routes, fleet, and hospitality. As our slogan, Soar Ever Higher suggests, we aim to create a virtual airline that will elevate the pilot’s experience in Infinite Flight. By joining us, you will not only experience a wide variety of routes, aircraft, and codeshares, you’ll experience our welcoming staff among of LOT Virtual’s great features. We can’t wait to have you in our roster!
See you in the skies 🛫


FLEET

LOT Virtual operates aircraft of different categories, from small turboprops to long-haulers. Our fleet consists of the following:

Bombardier Dash 8 Q400


The Dash 8 Q400 by Bombardier is the smallest aircraft in our fleet. It carries about 80 passengers. We use the Q400 for many of our short, regional flights from our main hub Warsaw and other regional bases.


Embraer E170


LOT Polish Airlines is proudly the launch customer of the E170. LOT Polish Airlines operates the entire E-Jet series, which ranges from the E170 to the E195. Our E170 is used for most of our European international flights, as well as in some regional hops.


Embraer E195


The Embraer E195 is the bigger brother of the E170; it carries more passengers and has more range. We use our E195s for longer European flights, such as Warsaw to Istanbul, in addition to serving the same European routes alongside the E170.


Boeing 737-800


The Boeing 737 family is one of the most successful aircraft families in aviation history. LOT Virtual uses the Boeing 737-800 for medium-haul international flights, such as Warsaw to Tbilisi, Warsaw to Yerevan and other similar routes.


Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner


Also known as the “Dreamliner”, the Boeing 787 is one of the most modern and efficient aircraft of today’s times. LOT Virtual uses the 787 for our long-haul international flights.



ROUTES

LOT Virtual has an extensive route network, all of which is detailed in the following:

LOT Polish Airlines Mainline Routes (Domestic)


LOT Polish Airlines Mainline Routes (Short Haul)


LOT Polish Airlines Mainline Routes (International)


Want a more detailed view of our vast route network? Visit our Airtable Mainline Route Database and explore our route connections.


CODESHARES

LOT Virtual is delighted to be partnered with tens of VAs across the Infinite Flight community, connecting LOT Virtual to the rest of the world! Have a look at our codeshare partners below

Codeshares
Virtual Airline Region Hub(s)
@airBaltic_Virtual Europe East EVRA, EETN, EYVI
@AirEuropaVirtual Europe West LEMD
@IndiaVirtual Asia VIDP, VABB
@ANAVirtualGroup Asia RJAA, RJTT
@AustrianVirtual Europe West LOWW
@ArgentinasVirtual South America SABE, SAEZ
@AveloAirVirtual North America KBUR
@AviancaVirtual South America SKBO, SEQM, MSLP, MGGT
Croatia Airlines Europe East LDZA
Egypt Air Africa HECA
@JetAirwaysVirtual Asia VIDP, VABB, VOMM, VECC
@LuftyVirtual Europe West EDDF, EDDM
@MalaysiaAirlinesVA Asia WMKK
@NewZealandVirtual Oceania NZAA
@PhilippineAirlinesVA Asia RPLL
@SaudiaVirtual Middle East OEJN
@SuisseVirtual Europe West LSZH
@TAP_Portugal_VA Europe West LPPT, LPPR
@TurkiyeVirtual Middle East LTFM
@Singapore_Virtual Asia WSSS
@Sriwijaya_Virtual Asia WIII
@UnitedVirtual North America KEWR, KORD, PGUM, KDEN, KLAX, KIAH, KIAD, KSFO

LOT Virtual is open for new codeshare partnerships, realistic or not! Any willing VA can send us a DM at @LOT-Virtual


RANKS

Rank Flight Hours Mainline Routes Unlocked Codeshare Aircraft Unlocked Perks Unlocked
Cadet 0 hours Domestic Routes None Access to LOTV Featured Routes
Second Officer 15 hours Short Haul Routes DH8D, E170, E175, CRJ2, CRJ7, CRJ9 Access to Star Alliance Featured Routes up to 3 hours
First Officer 45 hours Medium Haul Routes A220, A318, A319, CRJX, E190, E195 Access to Star Alliance Featured Routes up to 7 hours
Senior First Officer 100 hours N/A A320, A321, B737, B738 Access to all Star Alliance Featured Routes
Captain 200 hours Long Haul Routes A330, A330neo, A340, B739, B757, B767 Project Eagle Regional Routes
Fleet Captain 400 hours Ultra Long Haul Routes A359, B772, B77L, B77F, B77W, B788, B789, B78X, DC-10, MD-11 1.1x Multiplier to all Standard Routes & Project Eagle Short Haul Routes
LOTV Voyager 750 hours N/A A388, B742, B744, B748 1.15x Multiplier to all Standard Routes & Project Eagle Medium Haul Routes

AWARDS

We operate an awards system alongside our ranking system. These awards are given only to the most dedicated pilots in the VA. We have 4 awards:

Award Flight Hours Flight Time Multiplier Perks
Bronze Award 1111 hours 1.2x flight time multiplier Project Eagle Long Haul
Silver Award 1989 hours 1.3x flight time multiplier Project Eagle Ultra Long Haul
Gold Award 3005 hours 1.4x flight time multiplier LOTV Charters
Diamond Award 4000 hours 1.5x flight time multiplier President’s Badge of Honor

Bonus Award
Every so often, the Miles & More award is presented to the pilot who flew the most nautical miles during the last month. The award is a 1.5x multiplier for their next flight under 5 hours!


PROGRAMS

Project Eagle

Project Eagle is LOT Virtual’s new program which enhances the connectivity of LOT Virtual across the globe by serving destinations the real-life counterpart does not serve in real-life. This increase the choices for our pilots to explore new destinations using the familiar colors they know.

LOTV Charters

Upon earning the Gold Award, you’ll be able to fly to whatever destination you cherish using a LOT Polish Airlines aircraft, with no restrictions on flight time and distance! LOTV Charter operations are based in our main hub at Warsaw (WAW. EPWA), and must either originate or terminate from there.

Routes of the Week

Since we have an ever-growing route database, why not take advantage of it? Every week, our staff team will choose countries for each day based on the IFATC Schedule. A different country/region is selected each day as the theme for that day. All chosen routes will have a 1.3x multiplier, while LOT Polish Airlines flights have a 1.5x multiplier. This is a great way to get more flight hours, and climb up the prestigious ranks of LOT Virtual.

Rapid Routes

Coming Soon. Every so often, our staff team will release a random set of routes for you to fly with no rank restrictions and generous multipliers, but only for a limited time! Those who take advantage of it will greatly speed up their progress in climbing LOTV’s ranks and reaching the top!


CREWCENTER

LOT Virtual has recently switched over to a VACenter crewcenter, a state-of-the-art crewcenter developed by @Sam_Neale and his team. LOT Virtual pilots can view their flight hours, rank, flights filed, and some interesting statistics!


COMMUNICATIONS

LOT Virtual uses Discord to facilitate all important VA communications in addition to pilot communication.


LIVERY REQUESTS

Want to see more LOT Polish Airlines liveries in Infinite Flight, and help grow our fleet of aircraft? Then please do vote for the feature requests below!

LOT Polish Airlines Livery Requests

LOT Polish Airlines Bombarder Dash 8 Q-402 (Nordic Aviation Capital)

LOT Boeing 787-9 (Poland Independence Livery)

LOT Polish Airlines - Boeing 787-9

LOT Embraer E170 Retro Livery

LOT Embraer E175

Embraer ERJ-190 LOT Polish Airlines Livery

LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767-35D(ER)


STAFF

Staff Position User Tasks
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) @HappyDays Supervise & organize all daily operations of the VA and run everything behind the scenes.
Chief Operating Officer (COO) VACANT Run the day-to-day operations of the VA and cross-checks the work with the CEO to ensure smooth running.
Routes Manager VACANT The role of the Routes Manager is to manage the routes operated by LOT Virtual and codeshares on Airtable, as well as adding/removing routes on the crewcenter.
External Affairs Manager VACANT The External Affairs Manager is responsible for moderating the LOT Virtual IFC account (along with the CEO), as well as answer possible questions from forum users that may arise. They are also in charge of LOTV’s social media accounts.

Are you interested in one of the vacant staff positions? Then head to the IFVARB database and apply!


REQUIREMENTS

Pilot Requirements

Must be 13 years of age or older.
Able to fly for LOT Virtual at least once every thirty (30) days.
Must have a valid and legal copy of Infinite Flight and its Pro Subscription.
Must have access to the Expert Server (Grade 3 or higher).
Must have a Violations/Landings ratio of 0.40 or less.
Must be in good standing with IFC, IFVARB, and all official Infinite Flight organisations.
Trust Level 1 (Basic) on the Infinite Flight Community Forum. Must have IFC activity history before applying.
Must have access to Discord and AirTable.


APPLY

Application Process

Your application will be processed by our staff team.
If approved, you will be contacted to complete the LOT Virtual Entrance Exam, which you’ll need a score of 75% or higher to pass.
If you fail, you’ll have to re-do the test again in three days.
If you pass, an invitation to our Discord Server & Crew Center will be sent. Welcome to LOTV!


Ready to start a career with us?

APPLY NOW


Any questions? Feedback? Fill in the form or ask us on the IFC.


Disclaimer

LOT Virtual is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with LOT Polish Airlines, Polish Aviation Group, and Star Alliance in any way. All rights and logos go to their respective owners. Click here to visit the official website of LOT Polish Airlines.

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Beautiful thread! Glad to be codeshare partners with such an amazing VA! 🥂Here’s to more amazing partnership!

Yours Sincerely,
M1llard
COO of airBaltic Virtual

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Outstanding job on the new thread! Amazing to be partners with you guys!

All the best!
Daniel Steinman
CSO, Avianca Virtual

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Nice thread! So happy to be part of the pilot crew.

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What an amazing thread! We’re pleased to be one of your codeshare partners!

Gritz - SVVA

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Thank you, BTVA! We’re delighted to be codeshare partners with you.


Thank you for your kind words! We’re more than elated to be partners with Avianca Virtual!


Thank you for your support, Lotus! We’re proud to have you here as a pilot at LOTV.


We’re pleased to have you as one of our codeshare partners.


Muhammad A. (HappyDays)
Founder & CEO of LOT Virtual
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Been waiting for an updated one!! Thanks so much!

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ANNOUNCEMENT

New Codeshare Partnership!

We’re delighted to announce a new codeshare partnership with @ANAVirtualGroup! This new partnership enhances our Asian network and destinations, making it stronger than ever!


Apply now, and explore these new amazing routes!

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We currently have some staff openings here at LOT Virtual, so why not start your career with us!

IFC Username Staff Position Tasks
@HappyDays Chief Executive Officer Supervise & organize all daily operations of the VA and run everything behind the scenes.
VACANT Chief Operating Officer Run the day-to-day operations of the VA to ensure smooth running.
VACANT Routes Manager The role of the Routes Manager is to manage the routes operated by LOT Virtual and codeshares on Airtable, as well as adding/removing routes on the crewcenter, as well as supervising PIREP submission alongside the COO.
VACANT External Affairs Manager The External Affairs Manager is responsible for moderating the LOT Virtual IFC account (along with the CEO), as well as answer possible questions from forum users that may arise. They are also in charge of LOTV’s social media accounts.

Requirements

- Have a legal copy of Infinite Flight and its Pro subscription
- Grade 3 or higher on Infinite Flight
- Member Trust Level on the IFC
- Must be in good standing with the IFC, IFVARB, IFATC and all official Infinite Flight organizations.
- Must have some activity on the IFC.
- Not currently in a staff position at another VA, and have served the cooldown period if so.
- Must have access to Discord and Airtable.

If you are interested in a staff position, please head to the IFVARB website to apply.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

New Website!


LOT Virtual is thrilled to announce that our new website is now online!

Made with the help of VAWeb, a subsidiary of VACenter, our new website reflects our ambitions going forward. Our new website can be found here or by using the link attached on the thread. Enjoy the new website!


APPLY

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LOT Virtual bids farewell to its COO, @Nikhil_Wong! He has served LOT Virtual well during his time. We wish him the best of luck wherever his future may take him.


This unfortunate news leave all staff positions open again. The available staff openings are summarized in the table below.

IFC Username Staff Position Tasks
@HappyDays Chief Executive Officer Supervise & organize all daily operations of the VA and run everything behind the scenes.
VACANT Chief Operating Officer Run the day-to-day operations of the VA to ensure smooth running.
VACANT Routes Manager The role of the Routes Manager is to manage the routes operated by LOT Virtual and codeshares on Airtable, as well as adding/removing routes on the crewcenter, as well as supervising PIREP submission alongside the COO.
VACANT External Affairs Manager The External Affairs Manager is responsible for moderating the LOT Virtual IFC account (along with the CEO), as well as answer possible questions from forum users that may arise. They are also in charge of LOTV’s social media accounts.

Requirements

- Have a legal copy of Infinite Flight and its Pro subscription
- Grade 3 or higher on Infinite Flight
- Member Trust Level on the IFC
- Must be in good standing with the IFC, IFVARB, IFATC and all official Infinite Flight organizations.
- Must have some activity on the IFC.
- Not currently in a staff position at another VA, and have served the cooldown period if so.
- Must have access to Discord and Airtable.

If you are interested in a staff position, please head to the IFVARB website to apply.

We can’t wait to have you in our staff team!


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