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Mad4WDW
08-22-2009, 08:28 AM
Hey all!

If we check in online with Virgin, will we still be able to ask for extra leg room seats at the bag drop (the 30 or the 50) or would we have to do a normal check in?

Was discussing this earlier, and thought , since you get your pass etc , there HAS to be someone at a terminal who checks seating and gives your ticket, so they should be able to upgrade the seats.

Sorry if this has been asked before, I did a search, found a few threads with similar questions but nothing I could find that was completely the same.

Thanks for any advice

Paul

amberandolly
08-22-2009, 08:50 AM
They REALLY don't like changing your seats ( at your request) once you've checked in online, if you really want the legroom seats then just do normal check in and be there for when it opens.

orangetiggs
08-22-2009, 09:15 AM
i would have thought they will all go at twilight check in to be honest

I have changed seats at bag drop before but not to the extra leg room ones

Obi Wan Kenobi
08-22-2009, 12:24 PM
Yes, by bag drop the extra legroom seats will have gone

BoingBoingBaggie
08-23-2009, 05:30 AM
I was under the impression that Twilight Check-in was only available at Gatwick for Virgin Atlantic? Is this correct?

Just checking because we are flying from Manchester and being rather tall - I was intending to get there before bag-drop opens to try and ask for extra legroom seats.

orangetiggs
08-23-2009, 05:33 AM
yes twilight is just for gatwick

BoingBoingBaggie
08-23-2009, 05:36 AM
Excellent - so my plan for World Domination grows complete!!!! HAHAHA!

Actually, skip the world take over, I will settle for extra leg-room! :thumbsup2

Mad4WDW
08-23-2009, 08:35 PM
Thankyou for the info...much appreciated. I have a couple other queries along the same vein if you can advise me please.

Thought I would log on to the virgin site and pre-request seats. Logged on ok, went into manage my booking, got the page up ok, but nowhere to select seat plans. On the right side, the payment options panel has items, but the modify your holiday and amend your info are empty, nothing in them at all. Is this how it should be? I understand I can't do some things without having receipt of tickets/documents but if people have been able to pre request seats online months in advance, i think there must be something wrong.

Also, if I cant get anything in the amend your info panel, will virgin collect the API automatically through online check in? Or will anything else have to be done?

You would never think this is my 11th trip over there !! lol Have never done the online checkin before, just want to make sure we do everything right!

Thanks in advance

Paul

barry7767
08-23-2009, 11:25 PM
Don't know if this helps, but recently flew from Manchester, checked in online first and then upgraded to extra leg room seats at bag drop. I simply asked when checking bags and they looked to see what was available. No PE left but a few extra leg room seats at 30 pound. I had to go and pay at the Virgin ticket counter opposite and was then good to go.

pauldents
08-24-2009, 03:12 AM
Where are these seats located?

Are they the exit seats with the fold out LCD screens?

Thanks.

orangetiggs
08-24-2009, 07:49 AM
the exit seats are 50 each and you have to be fully fit to sit in these, no kids allowed

The extra leg room seats are throughout the economy cabin but from the list I have from my friends at VA most are right at the back of the plane (the 2 seaters instead of 3 seats)

Obi Wan Kenobi
08-24-2009, 02:01 PM
Thankyou for the info...much appreciated. I have a couple other queries along the same vein if you can advise me please.

Thought I would log on to the virgin site and pre-request seats. Logged on ok, went into manage my booking, got the page up ok, but nowhere to select seat plans. On the right side, the payment options panel has items, but the modify your holiday and amend your info are empty, nothing in them at all. Is this how it should be? I understand I can't do some things without having receipt of tickets/documents but if people have been able to pre request seats online months in advance, i think there must be something wrong.

Also, if I cant get anything in the amend your info panel, will virgin collect the API automatically through online check in? Or will anything else have to be done?

You would never think this is my 11th trip over there !! lol Have never done the online checkin before, just want to make sure we do everything right!

Thanks in advance

Paul

Just had a check on my booking and yes those options eem to be missing at the moment apart from Enter APIS details is available against the names, next to entre meal request, but seat application is not there.
I can only assume that there is a problem with the website as I can see my seats on other web sites.

Obi Wan Kenobi
08-24-2009, 02:07 PM
the exit seats are 50 each and you have to be fully fit to sit in these, no kids allowed

The extra leg room seats are throughout the economy cabin but from the list I have from my friends at VA most are right at the back of the plane (the 2 seaters instead of 3 seats)

G-VROS (English Rose)
G-VGAL (Jersey Girl)
G-VLIP (Hot Lips)
G-VROM (Barbarella)
G-VROY (Pretty Woman)

On the above five planes, they are in rows 50 51 53 & 54

G-VTOP (Virginia Plain)
G-VAST (Ladybird)
G-VXLG (Ruby Tuesday)

The above three have them fitted in rows 22 31 32 62 & 63

Obi Wan Kenobi
08-24-2009, 04:15 PM
Mad4WDW,
go in an manually enter the details about your flight in "retrive booking" and then you can see you seat assignment, it does seem the website is faulty

Mad4WDW
08-24-2009, 04:48 PM
Cheers Obi, much appreciated...after a couple of hitches with it not loading , the page finally came up using that method.

Am a little worried, flight is almost full and almost completely reserved..only singles are left, no 2 seats together anywhere. Is this likely to be the case at the time or will things be altered nearer the time? My sis is REALLY not looking forward to this flight at all (hates economy tends to get panicky almost with the sense of limited room) and if we had to sit apart I think she would literally freak!

Thanks again
Paul

Obi Wan Kenobi
08-24-2009, 04:53 PM
Cheers Obi, much appreciated...after a couple of hitches with it not loading , the page finally came up using that method.

Am a little worried, flight is almost full and almost completely reserved..only singles are left, no 2 seats together anywhere. Is this likely to be the case at the time or will things be altered nearer the time? My sis is REALLY not looking forward to this flight at all (hates economy tends to get panicky almost with the sense of limited room) and if we had to sit apart I think she would literally freak!

Thanks again
Paul

Give me you dates, flight numbers and airport and I will have a look at seat availability.
May not be until tomorrow though

Mad4WDW
08-24-2009, 05:01 PM
Thanks Obi...details are Sept 15th, flight VS015 from Gatwick

Paul

PS You are welcome to tell my sis too if it looks like those seating requests are stuck in stone and we have to sit apart! lol

Obi Wan Kenobi
08-25-2009, 03:24 AM
Thanks Obi...details are Sept 15th, flight VS015 from Gatwick

Paul

PS You are welcome to tell my sis too if it looks like those seating requests are stuck in stone and we have to sit apart! lol

yes, its quite full.
UC showing 2 seats in fare codes
PE showing 9 in all codes, so yet agin VH not selling their allocation it seems
Economy max of 6 in Full fare Y and 4 in others.

Seat plan
shows
UC 6 seats free
PE zero, so all seats not taken in VH section
Econ 14 singles only.
Your best bet would be the 59 & 60 H seats as then you are just behind each other (and you can push your seat recline into your sister! )

Mad4WDW
08-25-2009, 04:53 AM
Am i right in thinking that these are not actually confirmed seating, but more like requests? Ie those who have already requested their seats have no guarantee they will get and things can change when it comes to actual check in? Or do these almost always stay as they are?

Sis will NOT be happy with any of those singles...in fact I'm not even going to tell her about this right now until I know more...and yes, i am a chicken!

lagunn
08-25-2009, 06:25 AM
Thanks Obi...details are Sept 15th, flight VS015 from Gatwick

Paul

PS You are welcome to tell my sis too if it looks like those seating requests are stuck in stone and we have to sit apart! lol

We are on this flight , there are 4 of us and we have not pre requested any seats as there are none to request :scared1:

Mad4WDW
08-25-2009, 11:34 AM
Was actually discussing this with my sis , and said a similar thing, there must be lots who haven't done the online seat reservations, yet it shows almost fully booked...she said it must be something along the lines of when you book, they may semi-allocate seats for you, so you at least get to sit together...or something along those lines!! lol (if none of that made sense, blame this headache i have!)

I am waiting to get a reply email from virgin about this...if indeed it looks like we will have to sit seperately, I very much fear she will cancel the trip, which would probably mean the same for me too, or sort out single room extra etc etc etc.

I am probably getting paranoid over nothing , but it is a worry

orangetiggs
08-25-2009, 11:58 AM
not all seats are available to reserve when you log into the booking, they save some for check in on the day and online check in so dont worry if now you can request seats together as more will be free when you check in

Obi Wan Kenobi
08-25-2009, 12:42 PM
Unless the flight is really full as yours is, 40% of the available sates plus the extra legroom, plus the rows 25 to 29 are held back for OLCI.
However, whne a flight is as booked as yours, the 40% are released and the only ones held back are the extra legroom, emergency exit seats and the setas in rows 25-29 that have not been prereserved for disabled families.

You need to get to twilight checkin as soon as you can (as because the flight is so full, OLCI wont help you much) and see if they can get you seats together, but be aware, that families with babies, families with disabled passengers then families with children come before adults when seating together.
As the extra legrrom seats are only 30, it would be worth asking for those and sitting together.

Yes, no seat is pre reserved (apart from the families with special needs) rather pre requested, that is why the seats show "booked" as each passenger has a sets for reference to the computer.

idv
08-25-2009, 01:13 PM
Hi Obi Wan


I am going to florida (Orlando) with Virgin in September booked with Virgin Hols for 5 adults and a child. We are currently travelling economy but would like to know if you could pay or use our miles at the twilight check in to upgrade to PE or UC, or is this not possible because we booked with Virgin Hols?

Obi Wan Kenobi
08-25-2009, 02:12 PM
Hi Obi Wan


I am going to florida (Orlando) with Virgin in September booked with Virgin Hols for 5 adults and a child. We are currently travelling economy but would like to know if you could pay or use our miles at the twilight check in to upgrade to PE or UC, or is this not possible because we booked with Virgin Hols?

AFAIR as you have booked with Virgin hols, the class of ticket (officially) is not upgradeable.
However, you should be able to upgrade at the airport if seats are available, but I don't know the cost.
hopefully someone will come along, but Its not cheap for five of you.
UC will be very expensive, and there are normally not that many UC seats free.
Sorry no, you can't use your miles, as the booking is with VH not VA.

Whats your flight details?

idv
08-25-2009, 02:25 PM
Thanks Obi Wan

Travelling on the 3 Sep on VS027 and back on the 13 Sep

Obi Wan Kenobi
08-25-2009, 02:41 PM
Thanks Obi Wan

Travelling on the 3 Sep on VS027 and back on the 13 Sep

Well, 3rd sept
UC all ('s
PE all 9's
Economy however all 4's

Seat map
Only 4 in UC
2 singles showing in PE so VH allocation wide open
20 seats mostly singles showing free in economy

So upgrades at airport should eb available

13 sept VS15
only 1 showing in UC
9's in PE
zero in Economy

Seat map
3 seats showing free in UC
4 seats showing in PE as well as VH allocation not taken (On top of 4 free seats)
Zero seats available in Economy

So, I would imagine they would like to get people to upgrade to PE at least to take the pressure off Economy as all airlines overbook.

Laurafoster
08-26-2009, 03:00 AM
What are there extra legroom seats for 30 - are they exit row seats? and how many are there? If available i might book for November?

orangetiggs
08-26-2009, 03:06 AM
exit seats are 50 and the 30 are only around 15 seats from what I have been told and cant be prebooked, they have to be done at check in

Delboy
08-26-2009, 09:24 AM
We have checked in on-line, then purchased exit seats at bag drop
hope that helps

lagunn
08-26-2009, 09:43 AM
We have checked in on-line, then purchased exit seats at bag drop
hope that helps

Yes that does help thankyou..:goodvibes

disney_princess_85
08-26-2009, 10:02 AM
DBF and I would like to purchase extra-legroom seats at check-in, if possible. Could anyone please tell me how early we'd have to get to the desk to be given the best chance? Thanks! :goodvibes

Obi Wan Kenobi
08-26-2009, 12:20 PM
DBF and I would like to purchase extra-legroom seats at check-in, if possible. Could anyone please tell me how early we'd have to get to the desk to be given the best chance? Thanks! :goodvibes

If you are flying from Gatwick get to Twilight checkin when it opens.
If flying from Manchester when the desks opens, usually 3-4 hours before lift off.

Or failuing that try to get either a paid upgrde to PE or see what the cost is for an upgrade if flying through VH to PE

disney_princess_85
08-27-2009, 07:22 AM
Thanks Obi! I'm flying from Manchester so I'll aim to be there around 7.30am, for our 10.25am flight. :)