Member since 10 May 2013
Total posts 93
Original Virgin A330s
Does anyone know if the original A330s (with the 2-3-2 reclined layout in Business) are still used by VA?
On all 6 A330 flights I took last year I didn't have any, but in all probability I should have, if they are still flying.
I'm thinking that they have probably been refitted by now to the "flat" 2-2-2 layout.
Member since 23 May 2012
Total posts 11
Yes XFA and XFB are banging around still, unfortunately no they have not been refitted.
British Airways - Executive Club
Member since 24 Jan 2012
Total posts 85
I know VA wanted to refit them but it was cost prohibitive. The most expensive part was not installing new product but rather the rewiring that was required for emergency systems like oxy masks etc. Fitting new product to match the new A330's would mean renumbering seats, and that meant all electronics had to be reworked. The price tag to complete that work alone, was over $1 million.
Member since 20 Oct 2011
Total posts 34
XFA is currently in Manilla for scheduled maintenance. When it's back XFB will go there. Let's hope that they come back better. Meanwhile your odds of getting a new A330 went from 5/7 to 5/6.
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