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Virgin Atlantic To Cape Town, What To Expect?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:12 am

I've been invited to a wedding in Cape Town this winter. Last (and only) time I was there I flew with LH via FRA and was therefore happy when I found a good deal on another carrier, VS (BA and SK from/to ARN), even though it's going to be an A343 this time as well.

So, what can I expect from VS? Since I'm flying in economy I know the service does not differ that much between different airlines. This will be my first flight with PTV's, so that's at least something to look forward to. Do they have "Movie on demand"?
LH served two hot meals (dinner and breakfast) and free drinks. I guess it's the same with VS.

So, all of you who have experiences of VS, please share  Smile

/Micke
 
buck3y3nut
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Cape Town, What To Expect?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:11 am

According to Seatguru.com, none of the VS A343s have V:Port (Virgin's On Demand IFE). Now if you get a A346, then you will get the 32" Seat Pitch in Y, the 9" Screens in Y, and the V:Port system that has over 300 hrs of on-demand entertainment.
Haven't personally experienced them, but have been doing a lot of research and reading since I'll be travelling on VS in december. You might want to check out: www.v-flyer.com. In the forums section, they have a lot of trip reports (exclusively on VS) and I'm sure you will find a trip report involving your routing.
Good Luck and have a good trip  Smile
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Cape Town, What To Expect?

Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:14 am

Your link didn't work for me, Buck3
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buck3y3nut
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Cape Town, What To Expect?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:53 am

its:
www.v-flyer.com
i think the "period" i put after the link is messing things up. But that's the website.
http://www.v-flyer.com/entertainment.asp?click=16
Check that to see which of VS's planes have what type of IFE.
Hope this helps...
 
FlyKev
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Cape Town, What To Expect?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:29 am

If its an A342, then you will experience the Odyssey system.
Its basic system, with abou 20 channels of prgramming and some games thrown in on top of that.
I had the Odyssey system in February on an LGW 744, heres the photos i took of the system.




Meals, I have always enjoyed with VS and although have no experience with this route, i guess its a 2 meal route.
Free drinks and alcohol all around.

Enjoy your trip, and write us a report!

kev.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Cape Town, What To Expect?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:40 am

I can't comment on VS but let me tell you that you will have a fantastic time in CPT. Cape Town, without a doubt, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world...
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buck3y3nut
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Cape Town, What To Expect?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:24 pm

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 4):
Enjoy your trip, and write us a report!

I concur. A trip report would be really nice for this route...  Smile
 
SK A340
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Cape Town, What To Expect?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:40 pm

Thanks for all your replies. I'm almost sure it will be an A343. Too bad they don't have on demand IFE.

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 5):
I can't comment on VS but let me tell you that you will have a fantastic time in CPT. Cape Town, without a doubt, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world...

I know, I lived there for six months  Wink

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 4):
Enjoy your trip, and write us a report!



Quoting Buck3y3nut (Reply 6):
I concur. A trip report would be really nice for this route...

I will. While you wait there are already (at least) two reports for this route, although with LH and to FRA, but stilll... Smile

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/62444
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/69496

/Micke
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Cape Town, What To Expect?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:36 pm

Quoting SK A340 (Thread starter):
This will be my first flight with PTV's

Enjoy! I remember the first (few) times I had PTVs, quite some years ago, it was a great experience  Smile
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Cape Town, What To Expect?

Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:32 pm

The Cape town route is scheduled to be on an A340-600, according to the internal website. So you will experience the wonders of the v:port system after all, if the schedule stays as it is now.

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