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#951635 by PeterStansfield
05 Aug 2019, 19:55
We've now been told our VS137 on 26th September WILL be an A350 - the seat map appeared last night
Does anyone know if you can still 'buddy dine' on the A350 (ie eat with a companion sitting on their ottoman)

Virgin say yes, you can still buddy dine - what do others think / believe?

Peter
#951637 by SlimpyJones
05 Aug 2019, 20:20
Looking at the photos I think it will be quite impossible to have a dining buddy - the ottoman is now under the seat in front of you, so someone sitting on that will find themselves a little contorted!!

My only other suggestion - the Loft/social space area that is replacing the bar has seat belts - so you can sit together there if you wish, though I have a feeling it will involve having the plates on your lap...
#951638 by mitchja
05 Aug 2019, 20:22
I would say no as well.

Whilst I’ve not seen the new seat I believe it works similar to the current Delta One seat which whilst there is an ottoman, it’s not for sitting on (the Delta One seats actually have a sign saying as much), it’s only there to extend the length of the bed when the seat is in bed mode.

You cannot physically sit on it anyway as it’s recessed into the seat in front of you.
#951653 by Hamster
06 Aug 2019, 20:58
virginboy747 wrote:First a350 is now at lgw


Do you mean delivered or will be based at Gatwick?

If delivered, appears to still be in Toulouse?
#951734 by mitchja
11 Aug 2019, 10:55
G-VLUX arrived at LGW last night.

My VS3 flight to JFK in December is now also showing as an A351 as of this weekend :cool:

More JFK flights switched to an A351, from RoutesOnline:

Virgin Atlantic during the weekend of 10AUG19’s schedule update continues to file expanded Airbus A350-1000XWB service on London Heathrow – New York JFK route. From 05NOV19, VS003/004 to be operated by A350-1000XWB, instead of 787-9. Overall A350 service will increase to up to 3 daily (2 daily on Tuesdays).

The following is A350-operating schedule.

VS003 LHR0850 – 1145JFK 351 D
VS137 LHR1230 – 1520JFK 351 x2
VS009 LHR1555 – 1855JFK 351 D

VS004 JFK1830 – 0630+1LHR 351 D
VS138 JFK2100 – 0900+1LHR 351 x2
VS010 JFK2200 – 0950+1LHR 351 D

From 09DEC19, VS045/046 also switches to A350-1000XWB, becoming the 4th daily flight operated by the new aircraft.

VS045 LHR1435 – 1730JFK 351 D
VS046 JFK2000 – 0755+1LHR 351 D
#951738 by LREDI
11 Aug 2019, 12:35
Any idea when G-VPOP is due to be delivered, it cannot be far behind given within 2 weeks they will have 2 daily returns on NYLON.
#951807 by getinjonathan
14 Aug 2019, 17:48
vslax wrote:
getinjonathan wrote:And here she is! 'Red Velvet's Flying Icon in all her glory.

Image

Linked from VS blog.

Not long now folks.

New blog post by Dave Gunner.

https://blog.virginatlantic.com/a-new-flying-icon/



My gosh that looks terrible. If they had a problem with the original flying lady, they should've dropped the nose art altogether.
#951847 by tontybear
16 Aug 2019, 22:45
Nice article

Funny typo - apparently virgin have a 'Treasure Team' not a Treasury team! I have visions of them searching seat back pockets for loose change and lost rings to melt down to pay for it all!
#951915 by Fuzzy14
22 Aug 2019, 09:23
G-VLUX based at Glasgow this week, has done 18 flights in 3 days so far, a lot of touch and goes and tours of the Highlands for crew training. Should be there until Saturday.
#951920 by Lucydog
22 Aug 2019, 14:11
Your going to hate me for this :-( I don't like the new icon. The first reaction I felt was, its a comic book cartoon character. It does not have the finess :blush: of our beautiful flying ladies. Yes i know you all think change is good, but not for this. I hope the next icon will be a little better so i will wait and see. perhaps its just me i love our 747 and the flying ladies, so i might just need more time. :) Happy flying everyone.
#951921 by mitchja
22 Aug 2019, 14:17
I'm not a fan either and I agree with you Lucydog. This is just another case of political correctness gone mad IMHO.
#951924 by jakedonson
22 Aug 2019, 16:47
I'm not a fan either and I agree with you Lucydog. This is just another case of political correctness gone mad IMHO.

Agreed. It's as if they've created a problem for themselves now, the flying ladies weren't even controversial.
#951927 by vslax
22 Aug 2019, 17:35
mitchja wrote:I'm not a fan either and I agree with you Lucydog. This is just another case of political correctness gone mad IMHO.


Agree as well. I feel like this is a classic case of solution looking for a problem, since nothing was wrong with the flying lady and the original logo was beautifully designed. Shame that they abandoned their iconic flying lady for what IMO was nothing more than a poorly executed marketing campaign.
#951937 by Silver Surfer
23 Aug 2019, 08:10
jakedonson wrote:
I'm not a fan either and I agree with you Lucydog. This is just another case of political correctness gone mad IMHO.

Agreed. It's as if they've created a problem for themselves now, the flying ladies weren't even controversial.


Exactly. Why fix something that isn't broken.
#951964 by Fuzzy14
26 Aug 2019, 10:43
G-VLUX has now returned to Gatwick after a week of flying about the Highlands and touch & goes for crew training. Here's some pictures I took on Saturday.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JsVQy ... nnsONY97Sj
https://drive.google.com/open?id=14anab ... avK25W1bH4
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nhc7b ... b1q_rKYqUM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=10i5Cs ... bVnjnzifFz
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