Pixuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3153 times:
You can control the seat recline and 'bed flip' yourself if you like (the buttons are clearly marked in the Suite). Having the bed 'made up' (ie, the crew pressing the button for you, preparing your bedding and poping a mini hot water bottle in your bed) is just one of the marketing gimmicks.
You are invited to have a nightcap at the bar whilst they make your bed up for you - but you are free to do it yourself. Or, you can let them make it up for you and then switch between bed & seat modes as often as you like (no need for the call button)
Enjoy your flight. I loved it the first time I tried it, and I'm off again myself in 10 days aswell! (LHR-JFK).
Cambrian From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 619 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2966 times:
Thanks for the replies, guys.
Although I love marketing gimmicks, I am glad that I will be able to sleep or not without too much help from the cabin crew.
I am looking forward to comparing it to my BA First flights. If the hype is true, then VS must be doing some serious harm to BA. I am really not a fan of the Club World cabin on the 777- it looks like a hospital!
I will try to write a trip report when I get back.
Virgincrew From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 422 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2929 times:
Like it's been said, it's just a nice touch that the crew turn your bed down once you've eaten. They do invite you for a night cap at the bar and when you come back your bed is made up with sheets, duvet and full size pillow.
Also you do get a hot water bottle, it's a minature but it's heat activated by pressing a disc inside - but it does work ! It's re-usable aswell.
Also, yes you can take off and land in the fully reclined position.