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#934125 by DocRo
05 Apr 2017, 23:35
Thanks for that
Interesting article and good to see the new pics
Just hope I get a post refurb 330 on VS 126 in July
#934138 by DocRo
06 Apr 2017, 16:55
Didn't know you could tell so far ahead.
If it is, enjoy and post some pics please.

I expect next one will head to Xiamen in the next week unless being held back for Easter Break
#934216 by SuttonTravel
09 Apr 2017, 11:54
HWVlover wrote:
SuttonTravel wrote:**First Post - New Member**

I'm on the 97 to UVF on 30th April, which is also currently showing a 1-1-1, so if this remains the case, and no-one else has taken any pics, then I'll upload some of the new UC cabin. It's a great big IF at this stage, whether or not the aircraft will be a refitted one.


Me too.
And welcome to V-flyer.
:D


It looks like VSXY has operated the VS97 today (9th), and also last Sunday (2nd), so fingers crossed this pattern continues for a further 4 weeks!!!
#934368 by DocRo
13 Apr 2017, 08:26
Wow!
She was there for 4 weeks- I wonder what happened
I guess the estimate of half the 330s being done before the summer is way out :-(
#934372 by mitchja
13 Apr 2017, 09:46
Apparently the A330's are supposed to be getting the Upper Class cabin refit at the same time the aircraft are due their scheduled major D-Check (the big check where the entire aircraft is basically taken apart, checked and re-built every 6 years).

This takes about 4 weeks to complete.

Something obviously didn't go quite to plan with the cabin re-fit of KSS, maybe the new seats or cabin fittings where not available?

I presume VS will now have to schedule the cabin refit for KSS at a later date (though I don't think that will take 4 weeks to complete).
#934488 by HWVlover
17 Apr 2017, 11:01
rolandrat wrote:Damn it, g-vsxy has missed the vs97/98 route this Sunday, replaced by g-vluv, hope it falls back into line again!


Oh no!!!
:roll: :roll: :roll:

Although, quite frankly, for a couple of weeks at my favourite hotel, I would happily travel in the hold.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
#934543 by Marmite2017
20 Apr 2017, 13:45
Not sure if anyone can answer my question but I have just got a great price to upgrade form PE to UC the seat map shows the new lay out with 3 aisle s of seats. So I am I correct that this is the new refit of UC ?
#934544 by SlimpyJones
20 Apr 2017, 14:50
Hi Marmite, welcome to the forum!

Yes if the aircraft is an A330-300 with 3 aisles of seats (10 rows in A & K, 11 rows in G) then that is a refitted version :)
#934550 by gumshoe
20 Apr 2017, 19:18
However there is absolutely no guarantee that you'll get a newly refitted plane. The seat map could revert back to the old layout at any time and if it does, there's a risk your chosen seats will be lost and you'll have to choose again (but you won't be told, it'll be up to you to monitor it).
#934554 by vic110
20 Apr 2017, 21:21
vic110 wrote:Just checked the seat map for our flight from Man-SFO on Friday and its changed to the old 4 row seat map. Looks like we're not on the new A330 now. It still shows the 3 rows for our return flight though so hopefully it will be a new one for that flight.


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.
#934558 by DocRo
20 Apr 2017, 23:43
virginboy747 wrote:G-VGEM has been refitted and due back on 26th and G-VLUV is heading out for her refit on 23rd



Thanks for the info. Any insider knowledge on when they are going to send a refit 330 to Manchester?
#934564 by SuttonTravel
21 Apr 2017, 11:28
vic110 wrote:
vic110 wrote:Just checked the seat map for our flight from Man-SFO on Friday and its changed to the old 4 row seat map. Looks like we're not on the new A330 now. It still shows the 3 rows for our return flight though so hopefully it will be a new one for that flight.


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.


As the seating plan only changed a day or so prior to departure, were you automatically allocated new seats, or were you in rows 1-8 to start off with, therefore the same numbers remaining in place? I'm assuming that if you are allocated in rows 9-11 on the 'refitted' seat-map, then you are then allocated a spare 'D' seat, anywhere in the UC cabin???
#934572 by vic110
21 Apr 2017, 20:51
SuttonTravel wrote:
vic110 wrote:
vic110 wrote:Just checked the seat map for our flight from Man-SFO on Friday and its changed to the old 4 row seat map. Looks like we're not on the new A330 now. It still shows the 3 rows for our return flight though so hopefully it will be a new one for that flight.


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.


As the seating plan only changed a day or so prior to departure, were you automatically allocated new seats, or were you in rows 1-8 to start off with, therefore the same numbers remaining in place? I'm assuming that if you are allocated in rows 9-11 on the 'refitted' seat-map, then you are then allocated a spare 'D' seat, anywhere in the UC cabin???


We had seats 4,5,6,and 7 k on the 3 row map, 2 of these were changed to middle seats initially but I managed to change these back to our original seats. Not sure why they were changed though as there was no real reason to change them.
#934573 by Blitzen
21 Apr 2017, 21:11
Had 3 seats on the A side (3A/4A/5A) on the 789 when they changed to the 330 retrofit they messed it up (even as the same seats were available) when they changed to the 330 with 1-2-1 the messed it up again (assigned 3AEF or so) even as the original chose seats were available. Each time I could change them but not sure why it was needed the computer should have kept the seats when changing the aircraft
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