Those are the new seats in a mock-up. The entire 346 PE cabin will look like that (all leather seats). The entire 346 fleet will be modified starting in May and will end in Oct. 2006 . No word on 343s and 744s.
More highlights from the topic:
-a dedicated FA for PE
-new Y seats
-more seat pitch
-water fountain area
-mid-galley (doors 3) will be removed
-front galley (door 1) will be changed so as to allow for more room for UC pax
-there will be more seats in PE and less in Y
PE is Virgin's most profitable class per passenger (or something of that sort).
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2643 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7793 times:
It's common practice to trial a new seat design before implementing it fleet wide.
While the rest of the seats in the cabin are the normal Virgin Premium Economy seats, Virgin have obviously replaced 2 rows of seats in the middle block with a new design. They could be testing customer reaction and/or in-service durability of the seat before deciding to install it across the fleet.
Looks very nice actually, hope they go with it... the bright red/blue fabrics currently used are dated, and the brown leather brings a look of the Upper Class cabin with it.
Wrong. They are actually being trialled on G-VWKD, along with the new style economy seats (which are on the left just behind the 3 door) - to gauge pax reaction and also as mentioned above to test the durability of the materials on an in-service a/c as certain conditions cannot be replicated in a mock up (like having 300 people all bash their bags past them !!).
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Pixuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3642 times:
Quoting Crosswind (Reply 4): Looks very nice actually, hope they go with it... the bright red/blue fabrics currently used are dated, and the brown leather brings a look of the Upper Class cabin with it.
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A319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3540 times:
Can't seem to get the original pic/link...
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