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anyone been on the new virgin a330?

Discussion in 'Transportation & Travel' started by Cinderella94, Aug 17, 2011.

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    Just wondered if anyone had been on one of the new virgin planes yet and if so what are the good economy seats :)

    thanx
     
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    I haven't but I know someone who has :)

    I think Isafari went on this when she flew over this month. She is on occasionally whilst she is away, so she might be able to give you more information, if not I'm sure she will when she comes home.
     
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    i hope there are photos too!
     
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    :yes: and we loved the experience.
    You can tell immediately that the plane isn't as wide when you get on and the isles are about 25% narrower too...and of course you have 2 engines not four.

    However, the entertainment system is so cool. No more having to watch movies at a particular time as you start/pause and stop them at a time to suit yourself. Games are cool too. You also get 4 versions of the skymap to watch.
    Unless you actually want to play the games you don't need to use the handset - just tap the buttons next to the screen.

    One big bonus - the restrooms are soooooo much bigger.

    Seats were comfy and the blankets we got weren't scratchy :lol:

    Having sets of two seats all the way up both sides of the plane is a bonus for us being a couple.
     
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    only 2 engines?! quite liked having 4! :unsure:

    are the window seats all in sets of 2 now then? makes it a bit hard for a family of 3 to get a window seat if they are - although by the time we go again who knows how many there will be in our party! :lol:
     
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    Nothing worse than those teensy weensy bathrooms. I hate them with a passion especially when you hit turbulance while in there.

    I'm one of those people who has to clean the toilet before use, I clean every bit of it then have to sanitise and wash my hands then I can go.... what a performance, and don't get me started on the state of the floor :( Some guys just couldn't aim straight if their bliddy lives depended on it... disgusting....

    I may get some curious looks when I go in fully armed with sani wipes, it used to be a whole bottle of spray but that liquid thing killed that idea off. So now it's a big pack of wipes. Tip: You need to be behind me in the line for the bathroom because I can guarantee you that it will be spotless after me!

    The taps get wiped, the door handle and the door lock and the floor and anything else I may have to touch. OCD? Nah not much! LOL!

    I really want those hospital shoe covers for next time, anyone know where I can get some from...apart from the hospital that is... lol. And YES I would put them on.... you kidding me!
     
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    Or if a bat gets in there! :mental:

    [video=youtube;WXLnJYjL2OE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXLnJYjL2OE[/video]


    Tom :)macwave:... it's twue I tell ya! Twue!)
     
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    Wow! How did that get in there? Hope it had a visa?
     
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    Didn't need one. It was a domestic flight! :ROFL:

    How it got through TSA security is another matter. :unsure:

    Tom :)macwave:... going batty!)
     
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    Issy, is it true that there are no UC seats on the Manchester/MCO airbus? :unsure:
     
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    Not Issy :lol: but yeah it's true that for now there are no UC seats on the 330 from manchester. At present if you want UC, they'll recommend vs73/74 which are the old 747s. However, they've also said that the next set of A330s will have UC as well as PE/E so it should be a short lived problem :yes:
     
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    Our local swimming pool has those so that you can walk around poolside without taking your shoes off. Next time I'm there I'll grab a load. :tongue:
     
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    esmerelda i would love to be on a plane with you:yes:,
    you can buy a big box full of those shoe covers i think ive seen them at costco:unsure:
    sandwhich bags with a tie arond them may also work:ROFL:
     
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    Thanks Keith.
    That confirms what one of the flight attendants told us on our last trip, but I wasn`t sure if she was really "in the know". :thumbsup:
     
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    She obviously was :D
     
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    Dawn just wants to see me glide...aka slip slide down the aisle.... I know her....:unsure: She's not being helpful, she's being mean.... but then she wouldn't be our Dawn if she was anything else lol. She's a wicked wicked girl! If I don't get any I'm going to use plastic carrier bags lol.
     
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    You could always ask the flight crew for a couple of duty free carrier bags. :thumbsup:
     
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    id hate to be behind busting a gut to go from waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, :( :lol:
     
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    and i wouldnt want to be the one going in after you after youve been waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting! :lol:
     

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