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Is This Virgin's New Preminum Economy?  
User currently offlineCOEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7523 times:

I was looking on v-flyer.com in the photo gallery and noticed this new pic of leather seats in PE on an A346. Are they testing out a new cabin for PE? Check it out.

http://www.v-flyer.com/forum/flyer_v...category=2&lastpos=&fromsearch=yes


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User currently offlineMonkeyboi From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 457 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7376 times:

Would be weird if it was the new cabin. Leather seats in the centre block of 3, cloth seats by the window.

So apart from 'window or aisle' you could also choose between 'leather or cloth'.  Smile)


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31414 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7365 times:
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Maybe, like the extra charge for Exit Rows, VS will charge more to sit in the leather seats (but you get a discount if you are stuck in the middle).  Wink

User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7253 times:

Folks, go back to V-Flyer and the read the discussion: http://www.v-flyer.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10486&whichpage=1

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).

-Will



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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2603 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7253 times:
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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.



Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineHanginOut From Austria, joined May 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7049 times:

It looks fantastic. I just wish VS would start service to Canada, as I'm dying to fly them.


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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6925 times:

Looks fantastic, just shocked that some pitch was 29"! Would be good to see the 744's get this too (especially those at LGW/MAN, I think they have an older version of PE seats than those on the 346)

Sam Smile



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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6724 times:

Quoting SafetyDude (Reply 3):
Those are the new seats in a mock-up

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 !!).

 Smile



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User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4064 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5725 times:
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Have they thought about upgrading the meal service a bit to distinguish it from the main cabin?

User currently offlineSevenforeseven From France, joined Nov 2005, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4619 times:

NO LACA773, I do not think we have , but watch this space!!!!!

User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4208 times:

What makes me always wonder is how can you sit for hours in a $h!tty brown-coloured cabin.
I've seen it in a few CJ's and personally I think it looks like some 70's throwback.


User currently offlinePixuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3102 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.

Please don't embed a picture from another site into your post without permission of (a) the other site, and (b) the copyright holder of the photo. A link to the page is ok, but embedded an image is leeching bandwidth.

Ta

Pete
(V-Flyer.com)


User currently offlineSpeedmarque From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 10):
$h!tty brown-coloured cabin.

Its "aubergine" (purple). Same as the suites.


User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

Can't seem to get the original pic/link...

Quote:

An error 500 means the server screwed up while processing your request. It may be a temporary thing, or it could be just plain old sloppy coding. Give it another try, and if you see this message again, pop a message in the forums and I'll take a large hammer to the server.

Love the error message!

 rotfl 


User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

its actually a nice new seat, i like it!

User currently offlinePixuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 13):
Can't seem to get the original pic/link...

Sorry, I had to change the image location to stop Crosswind's post leeching bandwidth. The new location is here:

http://www.v-flyer.com/forum/flyer_viewphoto.asp?photo_id=1915

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 13):

Love the error message!

Ta.  Wink I wrote that myself.


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