Virgin Atlantic Fleet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Details and Pictures

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner G VYUM Ruby Murray at Hong Kong International Airport

Virgin Atlantic Fleet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Details and Pictures. Currently Virgin Atlantic operates 17 wide-body aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

This innovative aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner joined the Virgin Atlantic fleet in October 2014.

The 787s (and A330s) represent a huge leap for Virgin Atlantic and whole industry in improving our carbon footprint.

Virgin Atlantic hugely proud of these ladies; Birthday Girl, Miss Chief, Dream Jeannie, Lucy in the Sky and Olivia-Rae to name a few.

This aircraft planned to replace the old Boeing 747-400.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-haul, widebody, twin-engine jetliner, which features light-weight construction.

The aircraft is 80% composite by volume; Boeing lists its materials by weight as 50% composite, 20% aluminum, 15% titanium, 10% steel, and 5% other.

Aluminum has been used throughout the wing and tail leading edges, titanium is predominantly present within the elements of the engines and fasteners, while various individual components are composed of steel.

Virgin Atlantic G VNEW Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner Birthday Girl arriving at Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic G VNEW Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner Birthday Girl arriving at Heathrow

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number

Aircraft TypeRegDeliveredName
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VAHH30 Dec 2014Dream Girl
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VBEL13 Mar 2018Lady Freedom
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VBOW29 Mar 2017Pearly Queen
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VBZZ29 Mar 2016Queen Bee
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VCRU14 Sep 2015Olivia Rae
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VDIA24 Mar 2016Lucy in the Sky
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VFAN10 Jun 2016Pin Up Girl
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VMAP20 May 2016West End Girl
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VNEW9 Oct 2014Birthday Girl
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VNYL24 Apr 2018Penny Lane
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VOOH4 Feb 2015Miss Chief
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VOWS23 Dec 2015Maid Marian
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VSPY15 Dec 2015Miss Moneypenny
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VWHO30 Jun 2015Mystery Girl
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VWOO19 Jan 2018Leading Lady
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VYUM14 May 2015Ruby Murray
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VZIG9 Mar 2015Dream Jeannie

Virgin Atlantic Fleet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout

The Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft features a three class configuration with 31 lie-flat bed Upper Class seats, 35 Premium Economy seats, and 198 standard Economy class seats.

Virgin Atlantic charges extra for bulkhead and other seats which have more legroom.

These seats are referred to as Extra Legroom Seats.

Passengers should call Virgin Atlantic reservations as the seats may be already taken on the day of travel.

Exit row seats are also reserved for a fee.

The seat configuration in this Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Upper Class is a herringbone configuration, in 1-1-1 layout.

This means that the seats face away from the window.

All window seats faced into the middle, with the port seats facing a wall (i.e., the back of the middle column of seats).

These seats provided the most privacy and were best for single travelers.

The seats had a relatively small IFE screen compared to other products, a power outlet and USB socket. a small cocktail table and larger table for eating and working.

The seat only reclined partially in seat mode, and had to be flipped over to be made into a bed.

The 198 economy class seats on Virgin’s B787 are split across two cabins configured 3-3-3 (A-B-C, D-F-G, H-J-K).

The front cabin (rows 45 to 52) sits behind premium economy, separated by a bulkhead and curtains, with the second, larger cabin (rows 53 to 68) divided from the front one by washrooms.

The fabric-upholstered Recaro seat has a width of 18.9 inches, a six-inch recline and 31 inches of pitch.

It was comfortable and had an adjustable leather headrest, a nine-inch IFE touchscreen, a table that folded in half, and a magazine pouch.

There was also a coat hook, a USB port and in-seat power.

The entertainment system, called Vera, had a very good selection of about 80 movies along with plentiful TV, music and gaming options and a seat chat function.

The aircraft was wifi enabled, with 40MB of data costing £4.99 or 150MB for £14.99.A blanket, pillow and headphones (not noise-cancelling) were provided.

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Virgin Atlantic

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner Virgin Atlantic
Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner Virgin Atlantic

Business class consists of 31 flat bed seats that are located in 11 rows.

Most of them have 1-1-1 configuration.

All the seats of the business class are standard.

Only the seats 7A and 7K have no windows but close location of the bar may cause some discomfort for passengers of the seat 10G.

Premium Economy class has 35 recliner seats.

There are 5 rows here that have 2-3-2 configuration.

Passengers traveling with infants are often seated on the seats of the 21st row as these seats have bassinets position of which may cause discomfort.

Noise that is coming from the galleys and lavatories will also cause inconvenience to passengers of these seats.

Also these seats are narrower than standard and have no floor storage during take-off and landing.

Economy class may transport 198 passengers.

Position of the bassinets may restrict legroom of the seats of the 45th row.

As the tray tables are built-in the armrests the width of these seats is reduced a little.

Lack of floor storage during take-off and landing is another disadvantage of these seats.

To reserve the seats 47ABC and 47HJK an extra fee should be paid.

These seats offer extra legroom to passengers.

Proximity of the lavatories may represent a problem to passengers of the seats 51ABC, 51D, 51G , 51HJK and 52DFG.

Behind the exit row the second section of economy class seats is located.

Most of them have 3-3-3 configuration.

Thanks to the exit row located in front passengers of the seats of the 53rd row will feel comfortable as they offer extra legroom.

Other passengers tend to congregate in this area while waiting to use lavatories and thus causing discomfort to passengers of these seats.

Tray tables are in the armrests making them immovable and reducing the width of the seats.

These seats have no floor storage during take-off and landing.

The seats 53A and 53K have misaligned windows.

The seats 53DFG are reserved for passengers with babies as these seats have bassinets.

The main disadvantage of the seats 64A and 64K are misaligned windows.

Close location of the galleys may be bothersome for passengers of the seats 66ABC, 66HJK, 67D, 67G and 68DFG.

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities and On-Board Services Information

  • Audio. A variety of audio entertainment is available via Virgin Atlantic’s Vera Touch 2 system. 
  • Video. Audio Visual on Demand is available with a variety of movie and television programmes; children’s channels and video games via Virgin Atlantic’s Vera Touch 2 system. 
  • AC Power. An AC power port is available at all seats on this aircraft.
  • Internet. Virgin Atlantic provides different Wi-Fi packages for purchase. More information
  • Food. Virgin Atlantic offers complimentary meal and bar service aboard all its flights.

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Virgin Atlantic Fleet Boeing 747-400 Details and Pictures

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 41R G VXLG Ruby Tuesday at London Gatwick Airport

Virgin Atlantic Fleet Boeing 747-400 Details and Pictures. On today fleet, Virgin Atlantic operates 8 jumbo jet aircraft “Queen of The Skies” Boeing 747-400.

Like the Airbus A340-600, this Boeing 747-400 also have 4 engines.

Virgin Atlantic B747-400 Jumbo’s consume up to 13% less fuel and make half the engine noise the original 70’s versions used to.

Look out for Tinker Belle, Ladybird, Ruby Tuesday, English Rose, Hot Lips, Jersey Girl, Barbarella and Pretty Woman.

Virgin Atlantic newly refurbished 747-400’s are made up of three classes, split between a main lower deck and a smaller upper deck, with all seats featuring touch screen entertainment.

G VBIG Boeing 747 4Q8 Tinker Belle of Virgin Atlantic at Manchester Airport
G VBIG Boeing 747 4Q8 Tinker Belle of Virgin Atlantic at Manchester Airport

Boeing 747-400 Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number

Aircraft TypeRegDeliveredName
Boeing 747-41RG-VAST17 Jun 1997Ladybird
Boeing 747-4Q8G-VBIG10 Jun 1996Tinker Belle
Boeing 747-443G-VGAL26 Apr 2001Jersey Girl
Boeing 747-443G-VLIP15 May 2001Hot Lips
Boeing 747-443G-VROM29 Mar 2012 (29 May 2001)Barbarella
Boeing 747-443G-VROS22 Mar 2001English Rose
Boeing 747-443G-VROY18 Jun 2001Pretty Woman
Boeing 747-41RG-VXLG30 Sep 1998Ruby Tuesday

Virgin Atlantic Fleet Boeing 747-400 Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout

The Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 operates in a three class configuration.

Cabins include seating in Upper Class, Premium Economy, and Economy.

Virgin Atlantic’s brand new Panasonic fully touch screen AVOD system JAM, is available in all classes featuring over 300 hours of on demand entertainment.

Virgin Atlantic charges extra for bulkhead, exit row, and other seats which have more legroom. 

The upper class seat, which folds down to create a fully flat bed, was very comfortable nevertheless.

For those looking to sleep, there was a large, soft pillow in a white cotton pillowcase stowed behind the seat, along with a white cotton mattress topper and duvet.

There was a ten-inch entertainment screen which popped out of the side of the seat and was attached to an arm for easy adjustment, along with a handheld remote, in-seat power, a large, sturdy table that slid up and out of the wall, and slots for magazines/headphones (which are provided) and other smaller items.

The seats on the B747-400 are arranged in a herringbone layout allowing for plenty of privacy (each comes in its own shell) and direct aisle access for all passengers.

There is also an ottoman at the end of each seat, which can be used as a footrest or a buddy seat, if you have a friend or colleague who wants to join you for a meal or drink.

In the front section of the main deck there are seven rows (12-19) arranged 1-1, while further back is an additional six rows (20-25) configured 1-2-1.

Upstairs there are another five rows (1-1), along with six rows of economy class.

The plane also has economy and premium economy seats on the main deck.

On the main deck, economy seats are arranged 3-4-3 (A-B-C, D-E-F-G, H-J-K) across rows 39 to 66.

Upper Class seats is from row 12 to 25, while premium economy is 38-37.

There are four washrooms in the middle of the aircraft with two designated for premium economy and two for economy.

There are more economy toilets in the tail.

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 747-400 Lower Deck Virgin Atlantic LGW

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 747 400 Lower Deck Virgin Atlantic LGW
Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 747 400 Lower Deck Virgin Atlantic LGW

First version of Boeing 747-400 is a two-decked airplane that consists of 455 seats of three classes.

The lower deck includes the seats of all three classes.

The upper class may accommodate 14 passengers in 7 rows per 2 flat bed seats in each.

For passengers who are traveling with a companion will be better the seats of the 6th row as they are located to each other closer than other seats of the upper class.

Close location to the bat nay cause some discomfort to passengers of the seats of the 11-12th rows.

Behind the exit row 6 rows of premium economy class seats are located.

Most of them have 2-4-2 configuration.

There are 46 seats here.

Passengers of the seats of the 14th row will take advantage of extra space for their legs.

Other passengers tend to congregate in this area while waiting to use lavatories causing discomfort to passengers of these seats.

Lack of floor storage during take-off and landing is another disadvantage of these seats.

Proximity of the lavatories may represent a problem to passengers of the seats 18GHK and 19G.

Also the seats 18HK are less reclining than standard as they are located in the last row of the cabin.

Economy class seats of the lower deck are located in three sections.

First section consists of 13 rows of seats.

Passengers of the seats of the 25th row will feel comfortable thanks to extra legroom due to exit row located in front.

However, these seats are narrower than standard and are located close to the galley, the noise from which may cause discomfort to passengers of these seats.

Proximity of the lavatory will also cause discomfort to passengers of the seats C and H of the rows 26-29.

Thanks to the bulkhead position the seats 30DEFG offer extra legroom.

Among disadvantages of these seats: reduced width of the seats as the tray tables are built-in the armrests making them immovable and proximity of the galley.

The seats 33A and 33K have misaligned windows.

Due to the exit row located behind, the seats of the 37th row are less reclining.

Close location of the lavatory is another disadvantage of these seats.

The second section of economy class includes 10 rows of seats.

Passengers tend to gather in the area of the seats of the 38th row while waiting to use lavatories.

As the tray tables are in the armrests the width of these seats is reduced.

Due to exit row located in front of these seats, passengers of these seats will feel comfortable thanks to extra space for their legs.

However, the exit doors may protrude inside slightly reducing the legroom space of the seats 38A and 38K.

Virgin Atlantic designates the seats ABC and HJK of the rows 39-43 as preferred seats to reserve which an extra fee should be paid.

These seats have an additional 3 inches of the pitch.

Close location of the lavatories will cause inconvenience to passengers of the seats 39C, 39H and 40DEFG.

The seats 40DEFG offer extra legroom but are narrower than standard.

Noise that is coming from the galleys may represent a problem for passengers of the seats 46C, 46DEFG, 46H and for passengers of the 47th row.

Limited recline is another disadvantage of the seats 46DEFG, 47ABC and 47HJK.

Behind another exit row the third section of economy class seats is located.

The seats 49BC and 49HJ have extra legroom thanks to the exit row located in front.

However, proximity of the galley and reduced width of these seats may cause discomfort to passengers of all seats of the 49th row.

The exit doors slightly reduces the legroom of the seats 49A and 49K.

Proximity of the galley is also a disadvantage of the C and H seats of the rows 50-52 and of the seats 53DEFG.

Thanks to the bulkhead position the seats 53DEFG have extra legroom.

The tray tables of these seats are in the armrests making them immovable and reducing the width of these seats.

The seat 60K is missing window.

For passengers traveling with companion will be ideal the seats AC and HK of the rows 64-64.

Due to missing windows seats, the seats 64A and 64K have some extra space.

These seats and the seats 64C, 64H are less reclining.

Close location of the lavatories may be bothersome for passengers of the seats 65D and 65G and of the seats of the last 66th row.

Limited recline of the seats 66DEFG makes these seats bad seats.

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 747-400 Upper Deck Virgin Atlantic LGW

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 747 400 Upper Deck Virgin Atlantic LGW
Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 747 400 Upper Deck Virgin Atlantic LGW

The upper deck consists of the seats of two classes.

Premium Economy class includes 5 rows of seats that have 2-2 configuration.

All these seats are standard. Only the seats of the 20th rowhave the following disadvantages: close location of the lavatory and reduced width as the tray tables are built-in the armrests making them immovable.

Behind the exit row 6 rows of economy class seats are located.

5 rows of seats have 3-3 configuration and the last row consists of three seats.

The seats of the 75th row are considered good seats as they have extra legroom thanks to the exit row located in front.

However these seats are a little narrower than standard as the tray tables are TVs are in the armrests.

Passengers of the seats 79ABC, 79H and 80HJK may have a more private feel.

Proximity of the stair and limited recline are the main disadvantages of these seats.

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 747-400 Lower Deck Virgin Atlantic LHR

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 747 400 Lower Deck Virgin Atlantic LHR
Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 747 400 Lower Deck Virgin Atlantic LHR

This airplane may transport 367 passengers in three classes.

The Upper Class of the lower deck consists of 34 flat bed seats located in two sections.

First section includes 7 rows of seats that have 1-1 configuration.

Passengers of the seats 12A and 12K will enjoy wonderful view out the window and take advantage of some extra storage space.

These seats as well the seats 14A and 14K are perfect for passengers traveling with a partner as these seats are located closer to which other than other seats of this section.

The seats 12A, 12K and 14A, 14K have the same disadvantage such as lack of overhead storage bin.

Galley and lavatories located behind may cause discomfort to passengers of the seats 19A and 19K.

The second section of the upper class has 6 rows of seats: 4 of them have 1-2-1 configuration and 2 rows contain 2 seats each.

The noise coming from the galleys and lavatories may be bothersome for passengers of the seats of the 20th row.

Close location to the bar will cause inconvenience to passengers of the seats 24A, 24K and 25A, 25K.

Premium economy class has 62 standard seats.

The seat 28A has some extra legroom that is slightly reduced by exit door that protrudes inside.

Passengers of the seats 28C and 29HK will take advantage of extra legroom.

Both seats of the 28th row as well as the seats 29HK have the following disadvantages: proximity of the galley, reduced width and also passengers can get cold during the flight by the exits.

All C seats of the premium economy class have less under seat storage space and legroom as entertainment equipment is stored here.

Noise that is coming from the galley may be bothersome for passengers of the seats 29C, 30C, 30H, 31C, 31H and for passengers of the seats 32DEFG.

The seats 32DEFG offer extra legroom.

However, these seats are narrower than standard as the tray tables are built-in the armrests making them immovable.

Missing windows make the seats 34A and 34K bad seats.

Proximity of the lavatory is the main disadvantage of the seats of the 37th row.

Economy class of the upper deck consists of 2 sections.

First section includes 10 rows of seats.

Passengers of the seats of the 39th row will feel comfortable thanks to extra legroom provided by exit row located in front.

Other passengers tend to gather in this area while waiting to visit lavatories and causing discomfort to passengers of these seats.

Tray tables in the armrests of these seats reduce their width.

The same disadvantages apply to the seats 40DEFG.

Also these seats have no floor storage during take-off and landing.

Passengers with babies are often seated on these seats as they have bassinet locations.

Presence of entertainment equipment under all CDGH seats of the economy class restricts legroom and storage space of these seats.

To reserve the seats ABC, HJK of the rows 40-43 an extra fee should be paid.

Close location to the lavatory may be bothersome for passengers of the seats 40C and 40H.

Proximity of the galley may represent inconvenience to passengers of the seats 46DEFG, 47C, 47H and for passengers of the seats of 48th row.

Limited recline is another disadvantage of 46DEFG, 48ABC and 48HJK.

All seats of the 48th row have limited legroom and storage space because of entertainment equipment stored under these seats.

Behind the exit row the second section of economy class seats is located.

The seats 49BC and 49HJ are located behind the exit row offering extra space for passengers’ legs.

Close location of the galley and reduced width of the seats of the 49th row are the main disadvantages.

Because of the exit door protrusion the legroom of the seats 49A and 49K is limited.

Noise from the galley may also be bothersome for passengers of the CH seats of the rows 50-53.

Passengers traveling with babies are often seated on the seats 54DEFG as they have bassinet location.

These seats are considered good seats as they have extra legroom thanks to the bulkhead position.

However these seats have no floor storage during take-off and landing and their width is reduced as the tray tables are in the armrests making them immovable.

For passengers traveling with a companion will be ideal seats AC and HK of the rows 61-64.

A and K seats of these rows have some extra space due to missing window seats.

Other passengers tend to congregate in the tail of the airplane in order to visit lavatories thus causing discomfort to passengers of the seats 64AC, 64HK, 65D, 65G and 66DEFG.

Also the seats 64AC, 64HJ and 66DEFG are less reclining than standard.

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 747-400 Upper Deck Virgin Atlantic LHR

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 747 400 Upper Deck Virgin Atlantic LHR
Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 747 400 Upper Deck Virgin Atlantic LHR

The upper deck has the seats of two classes: the upper class and economy.

There are 10 seats of the upper class here located in 5 rows per 2 seats in each.

The only disadvantage of these seats is small overhead bins and proximity of the lavatories to the seats 1A and 1K.

Passengers prefer the upper deck as it is less crowded and as a result more quiet and has better service.

Economy class has 6 seats with totally 33 seats.

The best seats here are the seats of the 75th row.

Thanks to the exit row located in front these seats have extra legroom.

But the width of these seats is reduced.

The seats 79ABC are less reclining than standard and located close to the stairs.

Proximity of the lavatory and stairs may also represent problem to passengers of the seats 79H and 80HJK.

In addition the seats 80HJKhave limited recline.

Boeing 747-400 Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities and On-Board Services Information

  • Audio. A variety of audio programming is available on Virgin Atlantic’s brand new entertainment system JAM.
  • Video. Audio Visual on Demand is available on Virgin Atlantic’s new entertainment system JAM, offering over 300 hours of entertainment.
  • AC Power. AC power ports are available at all Upper Class and Premium Economy seats. There are no AC ports in Economy. 
  • Internet. Virgin Atlantic provides different Wi-Fi packages for purchase. More information
  • Food. Virgin Atlantic offers complimentary meal and bar service aboard all its flights.

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Virgin Atlantic Fleet Airbus A340-600 Details and Pictures

Airbus A340 642 Virgin Atlantic Airways G VRED Scarlet Lady at London Heathrow Airport

Virgin Atlantic Fleet Airbus A340-600 Details and Pictures. On current fleet, there’s 6 wide-body aircraft Airbus A340-600 on Virgin Atlantic fleet.

Virgin Atlantic were the first airline to introduce the Airbus A340-600, and at 75.3 metres it’s one of the longest civil aircraft made.

You could find yourself flying on Surfer Girl, Scarlet Lady, Bubbles, Lady Luck, Emmeline Heaney, Lady Bird or Dancing Queen.

In terms of range, the A340-600 offers unmatched operational flexibility on non-stop flights over remote areas such as oceans and mountain ranges, allowing for operations that are not subject to ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) regulations.

This enables airlines to fly more direct routes – even long distances over water or on segments far from airports – saving travel time and cutting fuel consumption.

Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A340 600 G VYOU Emmeline Heaney taking off from London Heathrow Airport
Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A340 600 G VYOU Emmeline Heaney taking off from London Heathrow Airport

Airbus A340-600 Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number

Aircraft TypeRegDeliveredName
Airbus A340-642G-VFIT24 May 2006Dancing Queen
Airbus A340-642G-VNAP24 Feb 2005Sleeping Beauty Rejuvenated
Airbus A340-642G-VRED19 Oct 2006Scarlet Lady
Airbus A340-642G-VWEB20 Dec 2006Surfer Girl
Airbus A340-642G-VWIN28 Feb 2006Lady Luck
Airbus A340-642G-VYOU23 Aug 2006Emmeline Heaney

Virgin Atlantic Fleet Airbus A340-600 Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout

The Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 aircraft is configured in three classes, including Upper Class, Premium Economy and Economy.

Virgin charges extra for bulkhead, exit row, and other seats which have more legroom.

These seats are referred to as Extra Legroom Seats.

This three-class A340-600 is configured with economy seats in a 2-4-2 (A-C, D-E-F-G, H-K) layout, premium economy in a 2-3-2 (A-C, D-E-F, H-K) configuration, and business aligned 1-1-1 (A, D, K).

The Upper Class cabin on the A340-600 is large, with 45 herringbone seats across 16 rows between doors 1 and 2.

It was quickly apparent that the 1-1-1 configuration felt much less cramped than the A330 cabin.

The flight was maybe half full in Upper Class.

Premium economy occupies rows 18-23 and each seat has individual nine-inch screens and audio-video on-demand (AVOD) entertainment, as well as tray tables that slide out of the armrests, bottles of water, purple leather upholstery, blankets, and amenity kits containing socks, toothbrushes and paste, eyemasks and biros.

Bulkhead seats A-C and H-K in row 18 offer more legroom so are preferable for those who are taller.

Don’t choose seats A-C or H-K in row 22 or seats D-E-F in row 23 as they are directly in front of economy class and the washrooms so you may suffer from disturbance.

They also have limited recline.

Middle seats E are also best avoided as you don’t have direct aisle access or a view out of a window.

Economy class is spread across two sections on this A340-600 (rows 31-46 and 51-65) and seating is configured 2-4-2 (A-C, D-E-F-G, H-K), which is great if you are in either of the pairs but not so good if you are in one of the middle E-F seats as they feel very claustrophobic.

Seats A-C and H-K are upholstered in grey fabric and have red seatbelts, while middle seats D-E-F-G have red fabric and red seatbelts.

There are individual nine-inch seat-back in-flight entertainment (IFE) screens and remotes in the armrest or in the back of the seat underneath the screen (as with seats D-E-F-G).

The cabin was clean and smart with chrome handles on the overhead bins and air conditioning vents.

Virgin’s economy seats on this aircraft have a pitch of up to 31 inches/79cm, a width of 19 inches/48cm (1.5 inches/4cm more than on its B747s and A340-300s), a recline of six inches/15cm (one inch/2.5cm more than on its other planes) and audio-video on-demand entertainment systems with a good selection of movies.

Middle seats D-E-F-G in row 43 are behind a bulkhead so have tray tables and IFE screens that come out of the arm instead of the seat in front, as do those in exit rows 31 and 51.

Passengers wanting extra legroom will have to pay for it upon checking in at the airport – those seats with an increased pitch of three inches cost from £30, and in exit rows from £50.

Avoid sitting in E-F seats as they offer no direct aisle access and can make you feel claustrophobic.

Those sitting in rows 44-46 and 64-65 may suffer some disturbance from people queuing for the adjacent washrooms.

If you want a decent view out of the window, avoid seats A/K in rows 31-38 as they are over the wing.

Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A340-600 Virgin Atlantic

Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A340 600 Virgin Atlantic
Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A340 600 Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 are made up of 45 Upper Class seats, 38 Premium and 233 Economy seats, all featuring touch screen entertainment.

Upper Class

Upper Class seats are situated at the front of the aircraft.

Row A is on the left hand side, Row’s D and G in the centre and Row K on the right hand side, all seats have direct access to the aisle.

Row A is on the left of the aircraft, with seat numbers 2 to 17.

Row D is in the centre at the front of the aircraft with seat numbers 1 to 7.

Row G continues behind Row D, Seat 7 in the centre with seat numbers 8 to 16.

An infant cot can be accommodated in front of Row G, seat number 8.

Row K is situated on the right hand side of the aircraft with seat numbers 2 to 17.

A WC and galley kitchen are located on the right hand side of the aircraft in front of seat 2K.

There are further WC facilities at the rear of the cabin behind seats 17A on the left, and behind 17K on the right.

The bar is situated at the rear of the cabin in the centre, behind seat 16G.

Premium

Premium seats are situated towards the middle of the aircraft, from row 18 to 23.

Seats are configured with 2 seats on the left hand side with seat A next to the window and C next to the left hand aisle, seats D, F and G are located in the centre with seat D having access to the left hand aisle and seat G has access to the right hand aisle.

There are 2 seats on the right hand side, with seat K being next to the window, and seat H having access to the right hand aisle.

Row 23 only features seats D, F and G in the centre of the aircraft.

Infant cots can be accommodated in front of seats 18A and 18C, 18H and 18K.

WC’s are located at the rear of the cabin on the left and right behind row 23.

Economy

Economy seats have row numbers 31 to 65.

Rows 31 to 43 and rows 51 to 60 are configured with 2 seats on the left hand side – seat A which is next to the window and C which is next to the left hand aisle.

4 seats in the centre – seats D, E, F and G – seat D is next to the left hand aisle and seat G has access to the right hand aisle.

2 seats on the right hand side – seats H which is next to the window and seat K which is next to the right hand aisle.

Please note that row 42 does not include the central seats – D, E, F and G.

Row 44 only features seats D, E, F and G and seats H and K.

Rows 45 and 46 only feature seats D, E, F and G.

Rows 61 to 64 are configured with seats A and C on the left hand side, seats D, F and G in the centre and seats H and K on the right.

Row 65 only features seats D, F and G.

Infant cots can be accommodated in front of row 31 and row 51 – seats 31D, 31G, 51D and 51G.

WC’s can be accessed in front of the cabin on the left and right.

An accessible WC is situated on the left hand side of the aircraft behind row 43 and adjacent to seats 44D and 45D.

A WC is also situated on the right of the aircraft adjacent to seat 46G.

WC’s can also be found at the rear of the cabin on the left and right.

Extra leg room seats

The following seats include extra leg room:

33D, 33E, 33F, 33G, 33H, 33K, 34D, 34E, 34F, 34G, 34H, 34K, 35H, 35K, 36H, 36K, 53A, 53C, 53H, 53K, 54A, 54C, 54H, 54K

Airbus A340-600 Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities and On-Board Services Information

  • Audio. This aircraft features the V:Port system which provides 14 channels and 45 CDs of Audio on Demand.
  • Video. Audio Visual on Demand is available with a variety of movie and television programmes; children’s channels and video games. The system aboard this aircraft is Virgin’s V:Port system.
  • DC Power. Empower ports are available at all Upper Class and Premium Economy seats. You will need an adaptor to use these ports. There is no power in Economy. 
  • Internet. Virgin Atlantic provides different Wi-Fi packages for purchase. More information
  • Food. Full service meals, snacks, and beverages are available during flight.

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Virgin Atlantic Fleet Airbus A330-300 Details and Pictures

Airbus A330 343X Virgin Atlantic G VNYC Uptown Girl at London Heathrow Airport

Virgin Atlantic Fleet Airbus A330-300 Details and Pictures. Virgin Atlantic Airways introduced 10 Airbus A330-300 aircraft into their fleet in early 2011.

In total, Virgin Atlantic operates 14 Airbus A330 family (with A330-200).

These are long-haul aircraft which transport passengers to the US East Coast, East and West Africa, the Middle East, and India.

Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300 are made up of 33 Upper Class seats with 180 degrees recline, 48 Premium recliner seats and 185 standard Economy seats, all featuring touch screen entertainment.

G VINE Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330 343X Champagne Belle at McCarran International Airport
G VINE Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330 343X Champagne Belle at McCarran International Airport

Airbus A330-300 Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number

Aircraft TypeRegDeliveredName
Airbus A330-343G-VGBR24 Aug 2012Golden Girl
Airbus A330-343G-VGEM30 Oct 2012Diamond Girl
Airbus A330-343G-VINE13 Aug 2012 ( 8 Jul 2011)Champagne Belle
Airbus A330-343G-VKSS28 Feb 2011Mademoiselle Rouge
Airbus A330-343G-VLUV30 Nov 2012Lady Love
Airbus A330-343G-VNYC28 Jun 2012Uptown Girl
Airbus A330-343G-VRAY30 Mar 2012Miss Sunshine
Airbus A330-343G-VSXY24 Feb 2011Beauty Queen
Airbus A330-343G-VUFO15 Nov 2012Lady Stardust
Airbus A330-343G-VWAG15 Oct 2012Miss England

Virgin Atlantic Fleet Airbus A330-300 Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout

This Virgin Atlantic A330-300 configuration features 3 classes including Upper Class, Premium Economy, and Economy seating options.

All A330-300 aircraft are powered by two Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines.

Virgin Atlantic’s brand new Panasonic fully touch screen AVOD system JAM, is available in all classes featuring over 300 hours of on demand entertainment.

Virgin Atlantic charges extra for bulkhead, exit row, and other seats which have more legroom.

The A330-300’s Upper Class cabin comprises nine rows in Virgin’s 1-2-1 herringbone layout (A, D-G, K), with both window and centre seats angled towards the aisle.

The configuration means everyone has direct aisle access and a decent amount of privacy, as no seat is immediately next to another.

Partially opaque dividers also separate you from the passengers in front and behind.

The aisles are fairly tight, as are the galley and bar areas, so if you are on a day flight with people congregating you may have to push through to get to the washrooms, located at the front and back of the cabin (the back ones are also used by premium economy passengers so can get busy).

The new Upper Class seat is an evolution of the older incarnation rather than a complete overhaul.

Upholstered in dark brown leather, it comprises a seat and an ottoman that join together to create a 87-inch fully-flat bed (82 inches in the centre seats) – you flip over the seat to create the bed.

If you are travelling with someone they could opt to sit on the ottoman and dine with you.

The IFE control is also built into the divider, and there is a fold-down armrest, a small fold-down drinks tray, buttons for the seat recline, lumbar support and reading light, a magazine pocket, universal in-seat power via a socket at floor level, USB and other inputs and noise-cancelling headphones.

There is some storage space underneath the ottoman and inside it, and a small space for placing your bottle of water when the seat is in bed mode.

There are no overhead lockers above the central seats, which gives the cabin an open feel.

Premium economy occupies its own cabin between Upper Class and economy between rows 19 and 25, and is arranged 2-3-2 (A-C, G-F-D, H-K).

The product is very comfy and spacious – not just a regular economy seat with extra legroom.

It is 21 inches wide with at least 38 inches of legroom, and upholstered in purple leather.

The broad central armrests feature a flat section for drinks to be placed, and passengers either have footrests or, if you are directly behind a bulkhead, a supportive ottoman cushion.

There are individual 10.5-inch touchscreens and remotes in the side of the armrest/under the seat-back monitors.

The IFE system offers on-demand movies and TV shows, and there is also in-flight wifi and the ability to make voice calls and send SMS messages from your mobile. There is also the option to send messages to fellow passengers via the IFE system.

Seats in row 19 are behind the bulkhead so offer the most legroom – however, there are some downsides to sitting here.

The IFE screen lifts up out of the divide between the seats as there is no seat in front for it to be mounted on.

Although you can normally watch films during take-off and landing these days, you can’t if you sit here because the monitor has to be stored as these times.

Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A330-300 Virgin Atlantic

Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A330 300 Virgin Atlantic
Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A330 300 Virgin Atlantic

his version of Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300 may transport 266 passengers in three classes: upper class, premium economy and economy.

The upper class consists of 33 open suites that have 180 degrees recline.

Most of the open suites have 1-2-1 configuration.

Proximity of the galley may be bothersome for passengers of the seats of the 1st row.

The length of the seats 1DG in total bed length is 5 inches shorter than other seats of this class.

In the end of the upper class section a bar is located.

Close location of the seats of the 8-9th row to it may cause discomfort to passengers.

As the seats 9A and 9K have no windows these seats are considered bad seats.

Behind the exit row 48 seats of premium economy class are located.

Passengers of the seats 18AC, 20DFG and 20HK will take advantage of extra legroom thanks to position of the bulkhead.

Other passengers tend to gather in the area of these seats while waiting to use lavatories causing discomfort to passengers of these seats.

As the tray tables are built-in the armrests the width of these seats is reduced a little.

Also these seats have no floor storage during take-off and landing.

Proximity of the galley may represent a problem for passengers of the seat 19C.

The seats 21A and 21K are missing windows.

The only possible disadvantage of the seats of the last 25th row of the premium economy class is the noise that may come from more crowded economy class.

Economy class has 185 standard seats that are divided into two classes.

The best seats here are the seats of the 40th row as they may have extra space for passengers’ legs.

However, these seats are narrower than standard and have no floor storage during take-off and landing.

Close location of the lavatories may cause discomfort to passengers of the seats 45AC, 46D, 46HK, 47D, 47G and for passengers of the seats of the 48th row.

Limited recline is another disadvantage of the seats 45AC, 45HK and 48DEFG.

Behind another exit row the second section of economy class seats is located.

Passengers of the seats 49DEFG will feel comfortable thanks to extra legroom provided by the position of the bulkhead.

But these seats are often bumped by other passengers and crew members with service carts that use this area to cross over the aisle.

Also these seats are narrower than standard as the tray tables are in the armrests making them immovable.

The seats AC and HK of the rows 50-55 are designated as preferred seats to reserve which an extra fee should be paid.

However, the seats 50AC and 50HK are narrower than standard.

As the seats 61C and 61H jut out into the aisle, on the one hand they offer some extra legroom but on the other are often bumped by other passengers passing by.

Close location of the galley and lavatories may cause discomfort to passengers of the seats 64AC, 64D, 64G, 64HK and 65DFG.

In addition the seats 64AC, 64HK and 65DFG are less reclining than standard that is why these seats are considered bad seats.

Virgin Atlantic A330-300 Love Suite

Located in the centre of the cabin and ideal for couples or groups travelling and looking to dine and watch movies together.

Virgin Atlantic A330-300 Solo Freedom Suite

Lets customers unwind and stretch out with direct aisle access.

Virgin Atlantic A330-300 Solo Corner Suite

Provides customers with extra privacy and a great view.

Airbus A330-300 Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities and On-Board Services Information

  • Audio. A variety of audio programming is available on Virgin Atlantic’s brand new entertainment system JAM.
  • Video. Audio Visual on Demand is available on Virgin Atlantic’s new entertainment system JAM.
  • AC Power. AC powerports are available at all Upper Class and Premium Economy seats. There is no laptop power in Economy.
  • Internet. Virgin Atlantic provides different Wi-Fi packages for purchase. More information
  • Food. Full service meals, snacks, and beverages are available during flight.

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Virgin Atlantic Fleet Airbus A330-200 Details and Pictures

Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330 223 G VMNK Daydream Believer at Manchester Airport

Virgin Atlantic Fleet Airbus A330-200 Details and Pictures. On current fleet, Virgin Atlantic operates 4 wide-body aircraft Airbus A330-200.

The first of Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-200 to join their fleet began operating from 01 March 2018.

“Daydream Believer” (G-VMNK) entered service first, with “Scarlett O’Hara” (G-VWND) and “Honky Tonk Woman” (G-VMIK) joining in the following weeks, and “Strawberry Fields” (G-VLNM) joining in spring 2018.

These are Virgin Atlantic aircraft, operated by their own pilots and world class cabin crew.

A quick reminder of the background to this saga:  is one of the airlines hardest hit by the engine problems which have befallen the Rolls-Royce powered Boeing 787-9 fleet.

When Air Berlin went bankrupt late last year, its A330-200 long-haul fleet was suddenly available for lease.

Virgin Atlantic jumped in and signed a four year deal on four aircraft.

This has allowed it to maintain its flying programme and, once the 787-9 issues are over, will even give it some interesting options for expansion.

G VWND Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A330 223 Scarlet o’Hara at Manchester Airport
G VWND Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A330 223 Scarlet o’Hara at Manchester Airport

Airbus A330-200 Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number

Aircraft TypeRegDeliveredName
Airbus A330-223G-VLNM11 May 2018Strawberry Fields
Airbus A330-223G-VMIK29 Jan 2018Honky Tonk Woman
Airbus A330-223G-VMNK2 Feb 2018Daydream Believer
Airbus A330-223G-VWND23 Mar 2018Scarlet o’Hara

Virgin Atlantic Fleet Airbus A330-200 Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout

This Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-200 configuration features 3 classes including Upper Class, Premium Economy, and Economy seating options.

All A330-200 aircraft are powered by two Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines.

Virgin Atlantic’s brand new Panasonic fully touch screen AVOD system JAM, is available in all classes featuring over 300 hours of on demand entertainment.

Virgin Atlantic charges extra for bulkhead, exit row, and other seats which have more legroom.

In Upper Class you’ll find three entirely different ways to fly.

Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A330-200 Virgin Atlantic

Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A330 200 V1 Virgin Atlantic
Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A330 200 V1 Virgin Atlantic

Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A330 200 V2 Virgin Atlantic
Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A330 200 V2 Virgin Atlantic

The unique Upper Class cabin introduces three new seat styles for Virgin Atlantic customers to choose from – the Love Suite, the Freedom Solo Suite, and the Corner Solo Suite – all with direct aisle access.

Customers will also be able to select from a special barista style coffee menu; receive free messaging, and an improved amenity kit featuring ‘Happy Socks’.

  • Love Suite – located in the centre of the cabin and ideal for couples or groups travelling and looking to dine and watch movies together 
  • Solo Freedom Suite – Lets customers unwind and stretch out with direct aisle access  
  • Solo Corner Suite – Provides customers with extra privacy and a great view

The 287 seater Airbus A330-200 offer a choice of 19 fully flat beds in Upper Class (with three unique new seat styles), 40 extra leg room economy seats, and 228 Economy seats – all with Zodiac inflight entertainment showing over 300 hours of films, TV shows and music.

Airbus A330-200 Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities and On-Board Services Information

  • Audio. A huge selection of music is available for on demand selection through Virgin Atlantic’s JAM entertainment system.
  • Video. A variety of films, television programs, selections for children, and games are available on demand at every seat through Virgin Atlantic’s JAM entertainment system.
  • AC Power. Each seat on this aircraft has a 110v AC power port as well as a USB port.
  • Internet. Virgin Atlantic provides different Wi-Fi packages for purchase. More information
  • Food. Full service meals, snacks, and beverages are available during flight.

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