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Virgin's FLight Crew In A Flight  
User currently offlineAC826 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 94 posts, RR: 1
Posted (15 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2134 times:


I have a question about a Virgin flight from LHR to HKG in their A343's.
How many teams and the number of flight crews do they travel on that flight as it is one of the world's busiest routes. Also , what are their configurations in the airbuses? and how many passengers in total can they carry to HongKong?

THanks ~AC826

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User currently offlineIcebud From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

I am quite positive that the configuration in their airbuses is 2-4-2 as when I flew an A330, that was the economy configuration.

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3841 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

I've flown in this plane to HKG, and onward with Ansett in a B747. The configuration in the A343 is 2-4-2.
I think they have 2 crews, and also the Beauty crew for the Up their own arse class.

This aircraft is very uncomfortable when full, and in economy I think the pitch is down to 29 in some seats.

User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2059 times:

The crew is made up of four flight deck crew and thirteen cabin crew (including the beauty therapist).

The configuration is 2-2-2 in Upper Class, 2-3-2 in Premium Economy and 2-4-2 in Economy. There are 40 seats in Upper, 28 in Premium and 187 in Economy.

Virgin plan to use the A340-600 on this route when deliveries start next year.

User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

They have 4 flight crew, i was with them last year, they said is legal requirment.

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