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User currently offlineMakeMinesLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 565 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 4880 times:

The Virgin V-Flyer site has a seat map of the A-380:

Take a look (scroll to the bottom of the "aircraft" list):

http://www.v-flyer.com/aircraft.asp

Apparently, the first one will be registered G-VXXL  tongue 

My apologies if this has been posted already. A cursory search indicated otherwise.

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User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2815 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 4856 times:

Interesting that they only operate two types of aircraft.

User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 4847 times:

Looks awesome, can't wait till I get to fly the A380!!!
Thanks for the URL, Steve.  bigthumbsup 

//Mattias


User currently offlineJMJAirways From Sweden, joined Apr 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 4834 times:

When does A380 enter service for VS ?


I am willing to pay extra for a A346 flight !
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 4799 times:

Quoting MakeMinesLAX (Thread starter):
G-VXXL

How appropriate!

Anyway, looks like Branson was bluffing with the whole idea of adding extra amenities to the A380. Oh well, we should have expected that.

EDIT: Just wondering, how accurate is that site? Maybe they just took the seating maps of the other planes and enlarged them.

Harry

[Edited 2005-05-03 00:06:50]


Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineIwok From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 4517 times:

Well, I counted a total of 535 seats, so it is not too full.

What do you think is the best place to seat. I am thinking that the upper deck towards the middle, or maybe slightly back a bit with a window seat would be the best.

You would get a great view of the wing, and it would be a view never before viewed since the 747 upper deck is forward of the wing.

iwok


User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 4328 times:

Hi,

This seat map is not accurate. The design and layout has (and will probably continue to ) changed many times. There are a number of problems - most notably that the upper deck will not support a 1-2-1 configuration in upper class and that Premium economy should be 2-3-2 (not 2-2-2) if it stays on the upper deck. Because of the differences in cabin width the ideal scenario is to put upper class on one deck only as it would be configured 1-2-1 downstairs and 1-1-1 upstairs. There is also a differnce in the angle of the seats relative to the cabin. From a service perspective the upper deck is considered more "prestigious" but VS would want to be able to guarantee dual deck boarding at all destinations before proceding. Lastly you will see a much bigger bar area than is illustrated.

Regards,

SevenHeavy



So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 4301 times:

The seat plan shown has a few issues, it does say it's a "preliminary" seat plan.

There is only one bar for Upper Class, and it's downstairs. Means a bit of a schlep for the upper deck J pax who need a drink. Plus, it's a tiny little bar. So much for the vaunted onboard space and comfort.

Premium Y cabin seems very small, and sort of cut off up stairs.

I reckon for Y pax, the upper rear cabin wouldn't be too bad, although you'd have to wait about an hour and a half to disembark. Take a good book.


User currently offlineVirginFSM From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 4153 times:

This is not how the 380 will be with VS. The latest I heard is that the whole Upper Deck will be J, with W and Y downstairs. But its a long way off yet and although I know the one on VFlyer will DEFINATELY not be our config (due to the missing "special areas" I know a little about), no-one knows exactly how it will turn up in 2007/8

Cheers

VirginFSM


User currently offlineWelwitschia From Namibia, joined Mar 2005, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 4129 times:

If you look at the site again you will notice "A380 possible seatmap"
Regards
Welwitschia


User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1617 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 4025 times:

Quoting MakeMinesLAX (Thread starter):
The Virgin V-Flyer site has a seat map of the A-380:

also it is not the "Virgin V-flyer" site, it is the "v-flyer" site.

run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts - it is not run by VS.


User currently offlineJetHost From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 5 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

Hmmm, if it is real its a bit boring as ive been expecting much more from VS with their A380's...


Thanks, Philip :)
User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2002 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 5 hours ago) and read 3862 times:
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While VS will probably shift cabins here and there, I suspect the seat map is accurate enough to demonstrate that no carrier, including Virgin, plans to waste too much space for amenties. Just like the B747, DC10 and L1011 who's original configurations included all sorts of lounges, the cold hard reality is that none of those lounges lasted for more than a few years. Not only were they replaced by regular passenger seating, airlines like KLM took it one step further by installing seating at the overwing passenger door on their 747 aircraft for a while.

Don't get your hopes up... you'll only be dissapointed in the end.

[Edited 2005-05-03 19:01:29]


It's been swell, but the swelling has gone down.
User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 3804 times:

Well doesnt seem very accurate... They even admit it s only a possible seatmap. So dont give a ... on it..

cheert



There is one problem with airbus. Though their products are engineering marvels they lack passion, completely.
User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1617 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

Quoting JetHost (Reply 11):
if it is real

read the thread, it is not real.

Quoting PA110 (Reply 12):
I suspect the seat map is accurate enough to demonstrate that no carrier, including Virgin, plans to waste too much space for amenties

read the thread, it is not real.

Quoting Jush (Reply 13):
Well doesnt seem very accurate... They even admit it s only a possible seatmap

At last someone is paying attention!


User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

I saw that a while ago, and the keep changing it, so I think they probably will have the things Richard Branson has said he would put on them.
Just wait and see.

 airplane  jetBlueAtJFK  airplane 



When You Know jetBlue, You Know Better
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

Branson will make sure there is some stuff that hits the press & continues strenghtens the Brand. The bars on the 340 & 747 are bigger then the ones shown here..

However one interesting thing on this sketch, a stairs going down from the first floor..


User currently offlineMoose1226 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 250 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Interesting that there are two sets of stairs. Is that realistic?

User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

Anyone know what other Reg's are planned? Ones that seem appropriate i.e. G-VBIG/G-VAST are already on the 744's... whats next?!


Hey, you want to go out for pizza and some sex? What, you don't like pizza?
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 3248 times:

SO where are all the bars and other ridiculous things branson was offering. I like Richard branson but I dont see why he needs to lie about info that can be easily searched on by the general public. It was fairly predictable this would happen but still he didn't need to lie  ashamed 


You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1617 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 3197 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 19):
SO where are all the bars and other ridiculous things branson was offering

Yet again someone who does not read the thread.

Let me say again, this is not a VS seat plan. It is instead an enthusiast from v-flyer.com who put it together.

V-flyer.com is not a Virgin website, it is run by enthusiasts for that airline.

If someone else comments without reading first I'm gonna scream!  yell 


User currently offlineBoo25 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 2938 times:

So wheres Bransons promised jacuzzis,showers,shopping malls etc ???

Oh yes, sorry forgot he was tight and would rather sell seats  vomit 


User currently offlineKeta From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 2845 times:

Quoting JMJAirways (Reply 3):
When does A380 enter service for VS ?

It says that it will enter the fleet on summer 2007

Quoting Moose1226 (Reply 17):
Interesting that there are two sets of stairs. Is that realistic?

Yes, one at the front of the plane and another one at the rear. Imagine if you had to walk the whole deck to go to the other deck?

 Smile



Where there's a will, there's a way
User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1617 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 2736 times:

Quoting Boo25 (Reply 21):
So wheres Bransons promised jacuzzis,showers,shopping malls etc ???

Oh yes, sorry forgot he was tight and would rather sell seats

 banghead 

Yet another a.netter who does not read a thread before commenting. If it makes it easier, please refer to posts 6, 8.

I wonder how long it will be before someone else adds a comment without reading - bets please  Smile


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