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#940612 by CommanderB
08 Jan 2018, 11:09
The website has been updated to include the forthcoming A330-200 seat maps (and also updated with the two version of the A330-300 seat map).

https://www.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/vi ... _exp_fleet

It should give some insight into what can be expected for anybody who now has to fly an Air Berlin Aircraft.
#940613 by mitchja
08 Jan 2018, 11:25
Thanks, though until VS offer the same product the sell from other UK airports, I'm still avoiding flying VS from/to MAN for the most part of 2018 >-(

Both the A333 maps have been on there for some time now, the old config will be gone soon though all being well as there is now only 1 A333 (G-VUFO) left in service with the old suite.

Hopefully once G-VWAG returns from XMN towards the end of Jan, G-VUFO will be sent straight there and then that's it for that seat!!
#940626 by Annab14$
08 Jan 2018, 18:00
I have booked 5k on the seat map to Atlanta in June and that seat doesn’t seem to be on the map. Should I move seats now so I don’t end up in a love seat with a stranger as there are some single aisle seats available, Concerned I may be moved?
#940627 by Shirley Heights
08 Jan 2018, 19:50
Annab14$ wrote:I have booked 5k on the seat map to Atlanta in June and that seat doesn’t seem to be on the map. Should I move seats now so I don’t end up in a love seat with a stranger as there are some single aisle seats available, Concerned I may be moved?


Very strange you were able to book seat 5K, when like you, I also can't see this seat on the Air Berlin (A330-200) aircraft seat map.

Are you travelling from MAN - ATL on VS109 in June? If so, I am intrigued. Or are you travelling from LHR - ATL? It seems only certain MAN and LGW flights will be on the A330-200 for a period during Spring/Summer 2018.

Hopefully a more knowledgeable poster can fully clarify.
#940630 by Annab14$
08 Jan 2018, 20:56
Yes I’m flying on the A330-200 in June from Manchester to Atlanta and seat 5k is available on manage my booking so I selected that a few weeks ago. As it’s now not on the seat map online that is posted on this thread I’m concerned that I’m going to be moved. There are no A / K seats available but there are still some single ones I could select which I would prefer to one of the middle seats, hoping there is someone on here with an insight into this.....
#940640 by Shirley Heights
08 Jan 2018, 23:04
Annab14$ wrote:Yes I’m flying on the A330-200 in June from Manchester to Atlanta and seat 5k is available on manage my booking so I selected that a few weeks ago. As it’s now not on the seat map online that is posted on this thread I’m concerned that I’m going to be moved. There are no A / K seats available but there are still some single ones I could select which I would prefer to one of the middle seats, hoping there is someone on here with an insight into this.....


As we can both see that seat 5K doesn't seem to exist on the A330-200, I would be inclined to book one of the single seats still showing avavilable on the seat map. In the meantime, keep checking every so often as you may be lucky enough to find an A or K seat has become available - highly unlikely with so few seats - but you never know.

Purely speculation on my part, but I wonder if this was originally a flight on an A330-300 aircraft so 5K would have made sense. Then the flight was changed to an A300-200 but your seat was never rebooked to an alternative??!!

As you rightly said, I hope someone with more insight will do you the courtesy of trying to explain what may have happened.

PS. Have you contacted VS? Maybe you have been rebooked but for some reason it is not showing in your booking.
#940652 by VSSCC
09 Jan 2018, 12:54
5K and centre rows 49-51 are planned to be used for flight and cabin crew rest but only on routes that require rest which will be the MAN-SFO.

I don't believe there are plans to keep these seats permanently blocked off on flights that don't require rest.
#940654 by VS075
09 Jan 2018, 14:36
mitchja wrote:Thanks, though until VS offer the same product the sell from other UK airports, I'm still avoiding flying VS from/to MAN for the most part of 2018 >-(


If you want to fly PE or really like the UCS seat or bar, then I understand your stance. However, if you're flying Economy is it going to be much different or has it been confirmed the Air Berlin seats/IFE are being retained?
#940682 by Lucille
10 Jan 2018, 14:15
gilly wrote:It appears we are scheduled to fly to Grenada on one of these in June. Disappointed to see there’s no bar, as we normally quite enjoy spending a little time there.

We're on one of these out of LGW to Grenada on the 1st June in UC.

I've nabbed 3A & 5A for us, these solo suites as VS are 'branding' them, do get quite good reports on Air Berlin reviews. The real proof will be when reviews of the UC product on these A330-200 start coming in later on in the year. Like you, I liked the bar and it was quite a convenient spot and it's a shame that it's been lost to the UC passengers, this may put more of a burden on the cabin crew?

It's not what I signed up to when booking, but mine are reward seats and those are hard enough to come by this year and I don't want to take the risk of re-booking at a different time.
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