Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13753 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3515 times:
Well the Experience part was very informative though the picture angles are a bit confusing and it's hard to really see how big it is.
And damn them for making it 1.5" longer than the Singapore Airlines SpaceBed! But it is 5" narrower.
The aisle access feature obviously shows that Virgin have listened to customers. Unfortunately it's a little difficult for certain airlines' passengers who have seats that convert to sleeping positions of a certain angle to step over a seat next to them which is in that position to get to the aisle.
All seats forward facing? Looks like a jibe.
The comparison against other airlines can be misleading as All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines System and another airline all have flat beds in Business Class and this should have been included in the comparison. However, one notable omission is the comparison against Singapore Airlines. Good show considering they own 49% of them.
Also apparently the seat does not have to be upright on landing. You could sleep on landing?!
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3465 times:
Cant wait to try it out.
However, I must add that the current Virgin product is very good too. However, although they have excellent hardware, their young cabin crew can often be lackadaisical, bored, and rather nonchalant about delivering service.
Shamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3437 times:
Not only is the comparison against other airlines business classes misleading, it is also factually incorrect. Cathay Pacific's new business class features an inflight bar, on flights to london, even though Virgin says they don't have such a feature.
Airchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3398 times:
Here's some info from the VS website. Note this is a comparison with BA First as opposed to Club World.
Comparison with British Airways' First Class product:
........................VAA Upper Class Suite...BA First Class.......................
Lower bed width_________22"______________19.5"
Limo to/from airport______Yes_______________No
Drive thru check in_______Yes_______________No
Inflight beauty therapy____Yes______________No
Return ticket to New York__£4631___________£7603
Return ticket to New York on Concorde £9223
Kjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3332 times:
I have to say that the seat looks to be a dissapointment. I don't see what makes it any more special than other airlines first or business class seats other than maybe the dimentions. I don't like the way the seats face. They should have done what UAL did and make the window seats face the window. I don't like that one must get out of the seat to convert it into a bed. The suites also look quite confining. I didn't understand why they compared it to the competetors Business class instead of their First class. My opinion could change though if I had the opporotunity to fly in it. But for now, give me a UAL first suite.