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Old 03-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #16
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I'm booked on the virgin from Man to MCO afternoon flight. Anyone know the plane config and what time I should log on at the 90 day mark? Thank you
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I'm booked on the virgin from Man to MCO afternoon flight. Anyone know the plane config and what time I should log on at the 90 day mark? Thank you
Will either be the A330 or the 747, but think that normally operates as the 747. There is only one configuration for each a/c on that route

You'll find them on the Virgin website under our fleet. It will be the A330 2 clas and the 747-LGW 1. I'd link them, but can't until over 10 posts.

The seat selection should open from 89 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes, but it often shows up earlier - today for example, it came up with me at 90 days, 21 hours 50 mins. It doesnt let me select yet, as im still over the 90 days, but there have been a few people who have been able to select at 90+x hours.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:36 PM   #18
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Will either be the A330 or the 747, but think that normally operates as the 747. There is only one configuration for each a/c on that route

You'll find them on the Virgin website under our fleet. It will be the A330 2 clas and the 747-LGW 1. I'd link them, but can't until over 10 posts.

The seat selection should open from 89 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes, but it often shows up earlier - today for example, it came up with me at 90 days, 21 hours 50 mins. It doesnt let me select yet, as im still over the 90 days, but there have been a few people who have been able to select at 90+x hours.
Thank you that's really helpful
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:15 PM   #19
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A330 http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb...ex.jsp?type=14
747 LGW/MAN/GLA: http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb...ex.jsp?type=16
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:00 PM   #20
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Will either be the A330 or the 747, but think that normally operates as the 747. There is only one configuration for each a/c on that route

You'll find them on the Virgin website under our fleet. It will be the A330 2 clas and the 747-LGW 1. I'd link them, but can't until over 10 posts.

The seat selection should open from 89 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes, but it often shows up earlier - today for example, it came up with me at 90 days, 21 hours 50 mins. It doesnt let me select yet, as im still over the 90 days, but there have been a few people who have been able to select at 90+x hours.
Yes that is right.The airbus is the early flight the 747 later.I booked our outbound seats at 89days 23 hours 56 mins lol. Return I waited till 90 days and booked at 7am before work and noone had booked !!!. So being the 747 booked in the bubble row 79 ABC. I am still checking that the plane hasnt been changed and will do till online check in 24 hours before on the 8th April.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:19 PM   #21
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Yes that is right.The airbus is the early flight the 747 later.I booked our outbound seats at 89days 23 hours 56 mins lol. Return I waited till 90 days and booked at 7am before work and noone had booked !!!. So being the 747 booked in the bubble row 79 ABC. I am still checking that the plane hasnt been changed and will do till online check in 24 hours before on the 8th April.
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Thanks. I have flown Virgin 6 times and never had any clue what type of plane we are on. Hate flying. Always go into a bit of a zoned out place to cope. Am trying to focus though for this year. So on the 747 configuration link (thank you), which economy seats get let off first? My primary motivation is to get off ASAP! Thanks again, this is all very helpful.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:01 PM   #22
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Thanks. I have flown Virgin 6 times and never had any clue what type of plane we are on. Hate flying. Always go into a bit of a zoned out place to cope. Am trying to focus though for this year. So on the 747 configuration link (thank you), which economy seats get let off first? My primary motivation is to get off ASAP! Thanks again, this is all very helpful.
When I logged onto the seat plan they had surprisingly released the seats directly behind the PE cabin (rows 22 onwards) I think if you can book these do. Thats on the 747. If they dont release these just look at the seat map and book the nearest ones to the front. I too hate flying and have diazapam off my GP. My body is that tense by the time I get off I feel like iv done a 20 mile run. If you book the ABC side they tend to filter off quicker for some reason.. As its my DB first trip and we wanted a row on our own we are on a 3 third row from the back as going on the airbus.

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When I logged onto the seat plan they had surprisingly released the seats directly behind the PE cabin (rows 22 onwards) I think if you can book these do. Thats on the 747. If they dont release these just look at the seat map and book the nearest ones to the front. I too hate flying and have diazapam off my GP. My body is that tense by the time I get off I feel like iv done a 20 mile run. If you book the ABC side they tend to filter off quicker for some reason.. As its my DB first trip and we wanted a row on our own we are on a 3 third row from the back as going on the airbus.

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The upstairs economy section will be the first off economy wise. Well, unless you are at 25ABC, which can be the very first people off as they are at the door people are exiting. As has been said, the further to the front of economy, and particuarly the ABC side, you'll be the first ones off
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:12 AM   #25
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has anyone had any trouble reserving the window seats 90 days out? i really dont want to sit in the middle row and i suspect the other 2 rows by the windows will be the most popular- do they go straight away on the 90 day mark or is it still fairly easy to reserve a window seat? i'll be on the september flight from manchester at 11am so it will be the smaller airbus not 747 thanks
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has anyone had any trouble reserving the window seats 90 days out? i really dont want to sit in the middle row and i suspect the other 2 rows by the windows will be the most popular- do they go straight away on the 90 day mark or is it still fairly easy to reserve a window seat? i'll be on the september flight from manchester at 11am so it will be the smaller airbus not 747 thanks
We had no problem reserving window seats for ours in fact I think there's still some left now and we reserved them 2 months ago
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If we have requested skycot/bulk head seats do we still need to reserve at 90days? We had a answer phone msg a little while ago to say our skycot had been reserved so I know it may sound like a silly question but I am still not convinced they are going to give us the skycot (dd will be 22months) we fly in Nov from Gatwick
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If we have requested skycot/bulk head seats do we still need to reserve at 90days? We had a answer phone msg a little while ago to say our skycot had been reserved so I know it may sound like a silly question but I am still not convinced they are going to give us the skycot (dd will be 22months) we fly in Nov from Gatwick
I still PRE booked seats even though we requested bulk head seats. incase we didn't get the bulk head at least we would have seats together.
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I still PRE booked seats even though we requested bulk head seats. incase we didn't get the bulk head at least we would have seats together.
Excellent thank you, so what do they do just cancel your pre-booked ones when you get to the check in desk?
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Excellent thank you, so what do they do just cancel your pre-booked ones when you get to the check in desk?
I guess so they never even mentioned our PRE booked seats when we checked in x
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