In the inimitable Virgin fashion…

Here’s the bad news. Virgin Atlantic is one of more than 12 major airlines struggling to keep up tight schedules, while many of their brand new 787 Dreamliner aircraft sit on the sidelines, due to Rolls Royce engine inspections. While some airlines have chosen to cancel flights, Virgin Atlantic has chosen to fight to keep passengers on track, leasing four Airbus A330-200 airplanes to pick up the interim slack. Rather than take an off the rack approach, Virgin Atlantic has given these new birds a uniquely “Virgin” makeover. Come November 2018, here’s what to expect on board when the plane begins flight from Manchester to Atlanta, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles and to select Caribbean destinations from London Gatwick…

Economy Cabin

The economy cabin on board Virgin Atlantic’s A330-200 will remain on par with the airlines best current offerings, with power at every seat, leather head rests, newly refreshed bathrooms, mood lighting and next generation wifi. Basically – you’ll never know the plane was ever anything but a Virgin Atlantic plane while flying in economy. Our pick? Go for the two seats by the window for ultimate privacy and convenience. Only one person to step over!

Premium Economy

The Virgin Atlantic A330-200 makeover includes a brand new Premium Economy cabin with one of the most celebrated Premium Economy seats in the business. Virgin Atlantic has installed the same seat used by Singapore Airlines in their award winning Premium Economy. Good choice. The seat features 38” of pitch, extra large entertainment screens, private cabin and upgraded food and beverage options. With just 35 seats, the cabin is extremely private.

Upper Class

Virgin’s Upper Class, or business class to most people – is a unique divergence from the classic Upper Class experience. Some might even say, for the better. These newly updated seats, errr suites feature direct aisle access, but with far more table space and larger screens that are found on other aircraft. They also feature an amusing variety of seating options, designed to suit all travel needs. Solo corner suites feature the most privacy with a seat away from the aisle – tucked into the window. Solo freedom suites offer a similar experience, with the bed closer to the aisle and finally love suites – well, lets just say you’ll be cuddling with your seat mate when it comes to bed time, so lets hope love is in the air.

Are you looking forward to trying these out in November?

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