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#958762 by DIAZLUXO
08 Jan 2021, 12:05
747G-VXLG wrote:When is the first A339 due and have names, registrations and configurations been decided yet?

I believe orders have been deferred so we can expect them in 2022. I also have some very cool names and registration suggestions.
#959183 by 747G-VXLG
26 Jan 2021, 17:25
Are the 339s going to have the camera’s on them like the 350s?
#959196 by 747G-VXLG
26 Jan 2021, 19:49
DIAZLUXO wrote:
747G-VXLG wrote:Are the 339s going to have the camera’s on them like the 350s?

They really should



They should add them to the 789s too.
#959197 by DIAZLUXO
26 Jan 2021, 19:54
Wouldn't it be expensive to install them onto all the planes and connect them to the IFE.
We could see cameras when the 787s are refitted.
#959198 by 747G-VXLG
26 Jan 2021, 19:56
DIAZLUXO wrote:Wouldn't it be expensive to install them onto all the planes and connect them to the IFE.
We could see cameras when the 787s are refitted.




I think they are due to be refitted soon so it could be a possibility. I hope they upgrade the premium economy seats because they are really lacking on the 789s compared to other aircraft in the fleet.
#959200 by 747G-VXLG
26 Jan 2021, 20:04
DIAZLUXO wrote:I would have though that the PE seats are the best because they are vera v2 and they are 21 inches


The 747s and the 333s were also 21 inches but they also had adjustable headrests, had tray tables that weren’t flimsy and felt a lot less claustrophobic.
#959202 by 747G-VXLG
26 Jan 2021, 20:13
DIAZLUXO wrote:The biggest downside of the a350 is that PE is now 18 inches like British airways



They’ll need to take the cost of liposuction of the ticket prices because I don’t think they realise that people pay extra to have space.
#959266 by David
28 Jan 2021, 19:10
I quite like the A330-300’s and the bar but maybe that’s just me.

David.
#959267 by DIAZLUXO
28 Jan 2021, 22:39
If Virgin use some A339s for leisure, i think that they would put 280 seats in Economy, 42 in Premium and however many in Upper Class
#959269 by 747G-VXLG
28 Jan 2021, 23:13
DIAZLUXO wrote:If Virgin use some A339s for leisure, i think that they would put 280 seats in Economy, 42 in Premium and however many in Upper Class


I think there would be about 18 for upper class but it would much depend on whether they would have room for the 1-2-1 configuration or whether it would have to be a 1-1-1.
#959272 by DIAZLUXO
28 Jan 2021, 23:16
I totally agree and 18 seems like a moderate figure that also keeps it similar with what the current A332s have
#959274 by 747G-VXLG
28 Jan 2021, 23:18
DIAZLUXO wrote:I totally agree and 18 seems like a moderate figure that also keeps it similar with what the current A332s have


Do you think economy would be 3-3-3 or 2-4-2?
#959280 by ColOrd
29 Jan 2021, 05:03
David wrote:I quite like the A330-300’s and the bar but maybe that’s just me.

David.


+1 from me!

Now my beloved 346s are gone, the 330 has the best bar, nice and roomy set up, away from the main cabin! Quite happily sat there working away on night flights many a time!!

Or enjoying a GreyGoose&Cran with friends on day flights ;-) ;-)
#959415 by 747G-VXLG
05 Feb 2021, 23:07
First 7 A339s according to jethros

[ ]
(GVEWR) Airbus A330 900N Liberty Belle
On order. Due 22
[ ]
(GVJAX) Airbus A330 900N
No name yet
On order. Due
[ ]
(GVJAZ) Airbus A330 900N Creole Queen
On order. Due
[ ]
(GVJOY) Airbus A330 900N
No name yet
On order. Due
[ ]
(GVMGM) Airbus A330 900N Movie Queen
On order. Due
[ ]
(GVMIX) Airbus A330 900N Virgin and Tonic
On order. Due
[ ]
(GVRIO) Airbus A330 900N Carnival Queen
On order. Due
#959439 by Silver Surfer
06 Feb 2021, 20:31
I thought the G-VEWR (Liberty Belle) registration was just a rumour from way back and would not be used, certainly not now, as Virgin has ceased operations at Newark Liberty Intl.
G-VNEO (First Lady) could be a possible option for the first A330-900 to enter the fleet, but no-one knows if this combination is being used either.
#959455 by LREDI
07 Feb 2021, 17:38
ColOrd wrote:
+1 from me!

Now my beloved 346s are gone, the 330 has the best bar, nice and roomy set up, away from the main cabin! Quite happily sat there working away on night flights many a time!!



+1 from me. I love the 333s - however, I even liked them under the old UCDS set up - super stylish.
#959577 by DIAZLUXO
16 Feb 2021, 15:51
It is said that the first two A339s delivered would be MSN 2025 and MSN 2030 but this is not from an official source however.
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