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Virgin Atlantic Y+ Upstairs?  
User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2022 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

Looking at the VS website I notice in 2 of the 3 744 configurations, that the upstairs cabin is used for Y+ only. As I've never travelled upstairs on a 747 (and aren't willing to pay for C!) which VS routes have Y+ upstairs?

Thanks


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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1514 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3858 times:

It has been a while since I flew VS, but as I recall (and someone can correct me), all of the LHR based 744's have Premium Economy upstairs--that said, I seem to remember that forward of the exit doors was J and aft of the exit doors was Premium Economy, so it is possible the config has changed. I used to fly VS Premium Economy a couple times a year EWR-LHR-EWR.

The ride in the upper deck of the 744 is fabulous--it's quiet with very attentive crew. I always liked VS service.



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User currently offlineYendig From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3808 times:

I flew VS in the upstairs Y+ on LGW-LAS in October '09. I believe the upstairs Y+ is mainly on their routes from LGW & MAN. LHR 744s are configued differently.

User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8456 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3758 times:
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The new LHR configured planes have a larger Y+ on the main deck. The upper deck is an expanded J clas.

User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2022 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3678 times:

Thanks, that makes sense as the maindeck Y+ cabin aircraft have more premium seating, which would logically be on LHR routes.

I guess I'll have to book a LGW route!



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User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3638 times:



Quoting Yendig (Reply 2):
I flew VS in the upstairs Y+ on LGW-LAS in October '09. I believe the upstairs Y+ is mainly on their routes from LGW & MAN. LHR 744s are configued differently.

Do the LGW & MAN B744's have the new Premium Economy yet, with brown leather seats? If not, when will they get them?


User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

We have three 744 configurations. One based in LHR and two based in LGW.

----------LHR based------------

FAB, BIG, ROC, HOT, WOW

5 aircraft are based out of LHR and have 54J/62W/228Y which is configured as:

Upper Class from the nose until doors L2/R2 plus the entire upper deck.
Premium Economy between doors L2/R2 and L3/R3.
Economy from doors L3/R3 and back.

SeatGuru: http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Vir...antic_Airways_Boeing_747-400_4.php

These aircraft are used on all LHR routes which are primarily business routes.

The premium seats are the new blue/gray leather ones.

-----------LGW based (A)-------------

GAL, LIP, ROS, ROY

4 aircraft (formally 5; ROM has been leased out though) are based out of LGW and have 14J/58W/379Y which is configured as:

Upper Class from the nose until doors L1/R1.
Premium Economy for only two rows behind Upper Class plus the entire upper deck.
Economy behind Premium and back.

SeatGuru: http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Vir...antic_Airways_Boeing_747-400_2.php

These aircraft are used on LGW, MAN, and GLA routes which are primarily tourist routes. LGW serves MCO, LAS, and all Caribbean destination. MAN serves MCO and BGI only. And GLA only serves MCO seasonally.

The premium seats are still the old red cloth ones. There is no current news of upgrading them.

-----------LGW based (B)-------------

AST, TOP, XLG

3 aircraft are based out of LGW and have 14J/58W/380Y which is configured as:

Upper Class from the nose until doors L1/R1.
Premium Economy for only two rows behind Upper Class plus the entire upper deck.
Economy behind Premium and back.
(same as other LGW-based, however the Y config is slightly different)

SeatGuru: http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Vir...antic_Airways_Boeing_747-400_3.php

These aircraft are used on LGW, MAN, and GLA routes which are primarily tourist routes. LGW serves MCO, LAS, and all Caribbean destination. MAN serves MCO and BGI only. And GLA only serves MCO seasonally.

The premium seats are still the old red cloth ones. There is no current news of upgrading them.

-----------------------------------

The forth seat map on SeatGuru for the VS 744 is no longer used on any active aircraft.


User currently offlineJohruk From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3523 times:



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 6):
We have three 744 configurations. One based in LHR and two based in LGW.

----------LHR based------------

FAB, BIG, ROC, HOT, WOW

5 aircraft are based out of LHR and have 54J/62W/228Y which is configured as:

Upper Class from the nose until doors L2/R2 plus the entire upper deck.
Premium Economy between doors L2/R2 and L3/R3.
Economy from doors L3/R3 and back.

And I take it one of this aircraft are sometime used on the BGI route from LGW?...Wish I could remember which one it was, but flying to BGI last month in Premium, we had the above config, with no Premium Upstairs....Which was a shame!


User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3092 times:



Quoting Johruk (Reply 7):
And I take it one of this aircraft are sometime used on the BGI route from LGW?

Oh yes, sorry...

For this winter BIG is being based out of LGW, but keeping it's LHR-config. They will primarily using it for the BGI run, yes. However, it has already been subbed once here at MCO. I have no doubts they will do it to us again at least 3-4 times before the winter is over. That is a good and bad thing. Good because plenty of people get upgrades. Bad because if we are booked full (450 pax), we need to find seats on other airlines for about 110 pax. I accomplished this last week with the help of my team at MCO.


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