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Discussion in 'Transportation & Travel' started by Isafari, Jul 9, 2010.

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    VA are having a new fleet of Airbus for flights to MCO.
    From April/May 2011....

    LGW from May 2011 the VS027/028 is an A330 on Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri.
    Wed, Sat & Sun is back to the 747.
    The VS015/016 and the VS049/050 will be a 747 regardless.

    Man from April VS75/76 will be an A330, the VS73/74 (if flying) will still be the 747.

    GLA the VS71 shall be an A330 from May.
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    di what is the seat configurations on the airbuses for economy, do you know?
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    2-4-2 I think . I'll look up a diagram I have somewhere....
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    im on one of those :cheer:
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    Scares me! :unsure: Dont like the term "air bus" sounds far too big for my liking!
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    its smaller than the 747 i think kate :unsure:
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    Dont know if that makes me any happier either! :lol:
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    ive stopped worrying about it

    all i know is that im going :cheer:
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    Very true :yes:
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    really, so its going to be worse than on a jumbo people clambering for seats, not good.

    why are they getting rid of the jumbos do you know?
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    There is a seat layout diagram here Mick - hope it helps :D

    It's not one of the double deckers, they can only use Heathrow at the moment as far as I know.
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    no i know its not a 380 they arent in service until around 2013 are they

    still less seats means harder to get them unless they put another flight in there somewhere
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    just noticed that seat plan is for a 340 not a 330
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    why will it be worse

    it just means less people are flying on them dates :yes:
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    I know, but this will give you an idea, there isn't an actual plane layout for Virgin at the moment.

    There will be 109 economy seats from row 45 - 65 and it will have 9" seat back screens, there are 30 PE seats - row 20 - 25 and these will have 10.6" screens and UC will be at the front.

    There will be less seats, which will mean less flying club seats and it will probably cost more money :(

    I'll be surprised if they do use them for Orlando - the normal pattern is for all new aircraft to fly on the business routes mostly from Heathrow :unsure:

    As Diane said though, it does sound like it will be to Orlando at the moment, so who knows what the powers at be at Virgin will do :lol:
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    It does mean there will be less people, but it will probably also mean that because they have less seats, Virgin will charge more for them :sigh:
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    im already booked and i didnt really notice a big difference to be honest :hug2:
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    and more people fighting to get booked on less seats :(
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    dont think they were filling the seats on those dates hence the fact there using a smaller plane

    was meant to be flying at 10.25 now going at 11.00
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    The first of the planes isn't being delivered until Spring 2011, it sounds like there will be about 270 seats available.

    On the 340-300 now there are about 250 seats and on the 747 there are about 390.

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