Virgin Atlantic to have different onboard seating on leased Air Berlin A330s

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  • AMcWhirter

    Virgin Atlantic, as with British Airways, is having problems with the RR engines on its new B787s.

    It is therefore leasing a number of ex-Air Berlin A330s which will be rostered for selected flights in spring and summer 2018.

    What it means is that the onboard accommodation will be different. So business class will have a different layout and there will be no premium economy cabin.

    These are the routes/flights/dates rostered for the Air Berlin A330s.


    For the die hard VS Upper class fans this will give them the opportunity to sample a ‘new VS seat style’. A fully forward facing, fully automatic and open (not coffin like seat).

    I hope a regular VS traveller will post some comments…


    If you’re referring to the old J class seat on the A330 which was known as ‘the coffin’ then this will be an improvement. I am sure though by the end of 2018 these will have been retrofitted with the new J seat (which is much better) and Premium.

    The A350 is due in 2019, it will be interesting to see what that looks like.

    Still the best J cabin across the Atlantic.

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