Greetings all my first ever post on V-Flyer so here goes. This was our first trip to the Big Apple flying on VS127 Man-JFK. I had spoken to the Virgin Flying without fear team as my daughter who is 12 is terrified of flying since a bumpy ride back from Orlando last year. They suggested alerting Virgin special assistance which I did. On boarding the aircraft every member of the cabin crew we met knew about her fear and were lovely, the flight manager came over and chatted to us/her and explained lots of things and if we needed any further explanation they would get the captain to speak to her etc.. They were truly amazing , we felt completely supported and my daughter even said when we left the aircraft you know that really wasn't so bad, so a huge huge thank you to the cabin crew on this flight although saying that we have always had excellent cabin crew on all our Virgin flights.
This is a Trip Report from the Economy cabin
Food & Drink
The rest of the flight here goes, I had booked extra leg room in economy we were on the A330, first time A330 as we always fly Manchester to Orlando on our beloved 747 (nothing beats the 747 in my eyes) and sit in the bubble, and I have to say yes this was worth it and I would certainly pay for these seats again. The IFE was fine actually better than the 747 (which we love) with a detachable remote control so you didn't have to keep hitting the screen annoying the passenger in front so a plus on that one. Food was fine a lot better than our last return trip to Orlando which was awful, first time we had experienced awful food, although on the return leg I do wish they would do a hot breakfast roll instead of the granola etc... Back to the seat, very comfortable and you certainly noticed the extra leg room which did make it more comfortable. We have never had any issues flying in and out of Manchester so we continue to drive the 3 hours to and from which is a bit of a pain and I do wish they had better connecting anything to Manchester from Newcastle but I still prefer it to London so all in all a great experience especially with the amazing cabin crew.