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#934771 by rolandrat
29 Apr 2017, 10:47
HWVlover wrote:Just checked in for tomorrow's VS97 LGW to UVF and, unless the plane changes at the gate, the new layout it is.

And, not wanting to brag, SEQ1 and SEQ2 too!

Thats great, hopefully remain the same rotation for next Sunday when I go - I did notice that G-VSXY has fallen back into line again.
#934777 by ColOrd
29 Apr 2017, 19:24
You're allowed bragging rights for a SEQ1!
#934778 by HWVlover
29 Apr 2017, 19:42
ColOrd wrote:You're allowed bragging rights for a SEQ1!

Indeed. Although these days it is a BCN....LGW001 and LGW002.
#934781 by honey lamb
29 Apr 2017, 22:12
HWVlover wrote:Just checked in for tomorrow's VS97 LGW to UVF and, unless the plane changes at the gate, the new layout it is.

And, not wanting to brag, SEQ1 and SEQ2 too!

Brag away, dear boy! Brag away!

And have a terrific flight along with the requisite trip reports (says she with still half her South American trip to complete as well as her Oz and NZ adventures to post!)
#934823 by jwhite9185
01 May 2017, 19:13
Flew VKSS back from IAD overnight and can confirm it doesn't have the new Upper Class cabin. Would appear it's gone off to maintenance again though, as we parked remotely at LHR, saw it being towed off the remote stand an hour or so later and it's not gone anywhere else today.
#934829 by seany
01 May 2017, 21:52
Seat map for my thursday flight showing new config, will take some pics if it remains so!
#934894 by seany
03 May 2017, 16:04
Check in done, 1-1-1 config confirmed for tomorrow, well chuffed! Definitely worth splashing the miles on.
#934901 by eugegall
03 May 2017, 22:48
seany wrote:Check in done, 1-1-1 config confirmed for tomorrow, well chuffed! Definitely worth splashing the miles on.

Looking forward to at least 50 pictures and a video walk around before you take off please!!!!!!
#935089 by captainslow
09 May 2017, 17:19
Here's some pictures from VSXY, let's see if this works.

Cabin from 1A


Bar - separated from main cabin (and seemed to be used as an extension of the galley rather than actually a bar)


There was a moveable bar above 1A with poppers on it which I guess is for crew rest seats.

Certainly more roomy than the 1-2-1 A330 I had on the outbound, especially in seat width.

Note that at least on my flight, service typically started down the "2 seat" side of the cabin then came up the 1-seat side. So while 1A should theoretically be the "best" seat you're the last to get served. Didn't affect menu choices etc on my flight but I was about one course behind the guy in 1K for dinner.

Let me know if any other questions. These were my first VS flights for quite a while (normally go BA these days) and have been reminded that Club World really does suck in comparison. Disappointing that VS don't fly to more destinations.

#935093 by DocRo
09 May 2017, 19:23
Thanks for the pics- looks good
I guess 'poppers' has more than one meaning otherwise the crew might not be getting too much rest
#935100 by soupey202
10 May 2017, 07:09
Checking our seats daily I saw last night we had been moved and when I checked the seat map that has changed from 1-2-1 to 1-1-1, this is for VS021 on Friday 12th. I will keep checking though in case it changes back and we don't get similar seats and I need to move us.
#935216 by mitchja
15 May 2017, 12:44
rwheatla wrote:Im off to UVF tomorrow.

Any idea which new UC cabin row doesn't have a window?

I think all the A330's do have a full set of windows in Upper Class don't they? It's just the B789's that have a missing window in row 7 from memory.
#935219 by HWVlover
15 May 2017, 14:11
Just back from my trip to St Lucia. Had V-SXY both ways so new Upper Class.

We had 2G and 1K on the way out, those work well for across the aisle conversation. 6A and 7A on the return. The A seats will be popular as, of course, you are not overlooked from across the aisle.

On the way out half the cabin seemed to be at or heading to the rather nice bar so several "return to your seats as turbulence is expected" messages were broadcast.

I like the new arrangement (new fittings are always nice and the automatic bed worked well) but I was a tad surprised that onboard wifi was either not fitted or not operational, I am not sure which.
#935245 by virginboy747
15 May 2017, 19:32
The wifi is fitted on most of the 744s 346s and 333s but won't be activated until all aircraft have had it fitted and it's approved by the CAA. Most of them have it fitted now so hopefully won't be long until it's activated fleet wide. The 787s have a different wifi system and wifi is available on that fleet only at the moment.
#935260 by borolap
16 May 2017, 12:41

8 weeks till MAN-BGI and still on 1-1-1 config, really hoping we are on the new config, but not feeling as confident after reading this thread...............................
#935261 by borolap
16 May 2017, 12:50
All booked up for MAN-BGI 17/7, fingers crossed for the refitted A330 seat plan showing 1-1-1 config, however confidence ebbing away after reading this thread!!!
#935367 by tomthumb
19 May 2017, 17:50
I've done some video on my recent trip report GTW to BGI
#935395 by CommanderB
20 May 2017, 21:49
Well.. just experiencing the 1-2-1 confit for the first time.

It really is awful! Thank god it's on the way out.
#935422 by SNOMO
22 May 2017, 19:25
vic110 wrote:Well we have returned now and unfortunately it was not on a re-fitted plane either way. The seat plan for both only changed a day or so before the date, so if you are going soon keep checking the seatplan as our seats were changed at the last minute.
I will try and do a trip report soon.

Better keep checking our MAN-SFO flights, still showing 1-1-1 at the moment for our flights in September but loosing confidence now. ;-(
#935425 by DocRo
22 May 2017, 23:26
Same here
We come back SFO-MAN in mid July
I'm still hopeful as there should be 2 more refitted by end of June and hopefully at least 1 will go to MAN
#935507 by chriski
25 May 2017, 13:39
We were on the 83 on Tuesday operated by VSXY Beauty Queen.

The new layout is excellent.

From the crew we spoke with they like it too, especially the bar positioning.
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