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Virgin Atlantic A340-300 What To Expect?

Fri Nov 07, 2003 9:48 am

Hello guys!

I will be flying to Miami on December 8th with Virgin Atlantic onboard one of their A340-300's.

Now my question is to anyone that have flown one of these.

Whats the seat pitch like in economy?
Hows the service like?

Also I have noticed that Virgin still has one of their A340 (G-VAIR) in the old livery. anybody here flown on that one? does it have an old type cabin or does it has the new one with PTV's and stuff.

All the info is welcomed  Big thumbs up

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RE: Virgin Atlantic A340-300 What To Expect?

Fri Nov 07, 2003 9:50 am

I hope your less then 5 feet tall because every person I've spoken to of average height thats flown VS had their knees dug in the back of the seat in front!!

Can you change to BA.......... or have part of your uper leg removed?
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RE: Virgin Atlantic A340-300 What To Expect?

Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:00 am

LOL!!!

Well VS was the cheapest option when i booked BA was really expensive (600 pounds return against 280 on VS)

Actually I've heard many good things about VS service but let's see.

Besides I have flown on Air France so I know what a tight seat pitch is! Big grin

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RE: Virgin Atlantic A340-300 What To Expect?

Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:09 am

MIAspotter

All the a/c have PTV's but some have better systems than others (sorry i haven't got a list handy but i'm sure someone will know!) VAIR and also VFAR are still in the old colours but are due to be repainted sometime this month.

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RE: Virgin Atlantic A340-300 What To Expect?

Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:15 am

Here's a decent reference on the seating on Virgin Atlantic's seating:
http://www.virginflyer.com/seats.asp
Just click on the pull-down menu and select an a/c type.

The entire Virgin Flyer site is a fairly good source of info.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic A340-300 What To Expect?

Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:34 am

WOW! thanks for the info guys srbmod the virginflyer website is indeed very useful and nice!

Now another silly question. If i want to have a window seat shud i phne up virgin to confirm or it's just a matter of getting early and lucky at the airport?

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RE: Virgin Atlantic A340-300 What To Expect?

Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:35 am

N754pr,
Strange comment about changing to BA based on legroom, since both BA and Virgin have a standard economy seat pitch of 31" - they also have an identical pitch in premium economy of 38"
http://www.bata.uk.com/seatpitch.htm

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RE: Virgin Atlantic A340-300 What To Expect?

Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:58 am


Actually as a quite frequent VS flyer, i prefer the A340-300 to any of the 747 aircraft, and I go out of LAX so thats a pretty long flight. They just feel roomier, and there arent so many people packed into them, and you can just about camp out in the handicapped bathroom. If you want a window ( and its only two seats on the window side for VS) then i dont think you should have a problem asking at the desk. Im extremely uptight about what side and what seat and where im sitting going in what direction - this has never been a problem for VS agents and theyve always been very good about accomodating my strange requests- not even a deep sigh or an eye roll. There is one row tho, on the A340, getting towards the back, 62D, where it goes from 4 abreast in the middle to three abreast. If you get that seat you get a little extra corner of space, though your little tv wont be directly in front of you. You can usually hang your legs out straight diagonal and not get continuously clipped by the F/As all night long
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