SevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1158 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4400 times:
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.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4373 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.
VirginFSM From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4225 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
PA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2017 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3934 times:
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.
Jamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3320 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
You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!