Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards Platinum
Member since 01 Jul 2013
Total posts 16
Has there been any news on whether Virgin Australia have an upgrade planned of the seats on their long haul aircraft?
Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles
Member since 25 Apr 2013
Total posts 262
I wish, but no. So far all they had was a refresh.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 764
If they did this in 2012, I would assume they would need to a get a few years of out it.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 20 Mar 2012
Total posts 196
No news since the 777s got their refresh but I think it would be safe to assume that it'll be another few years until any changes, given the costs of refurbishing a 777 are huge and their product is 'new' and not bad.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Or if you are referring to the older A330s, XFA and XFB, well XFA has just come back from a spell for maintenance, and no changes to the interior
British Airways - Executive Club
Member since 24 Jan 2012
Total posts 84
I think they were looking to retire the 777s in 2017/2018 and are looking at 787s or A350s. I don't think there will be any major product change until those aircraft enter the fleet.
That's a fast retirement for 777-300ERs.
Yes, but thats very much in keeping with VAs fleet renewal plan. A maximum life of ten years to keep the average fleet age down, and very doable when you only lease the aircraft.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Dec 2012
Total posts 155
I do seem to remember sometime last year VA invited some of the "public" to a get together to get their views on what they would like to see in their seats in terms of design. Not saying that means a new product is going to be seen very soon, but it does show that they are thinking about the next generation seats.
Thanks for all the comments folks. I have never flown VA's long haul business product. I always choose one of their partners due to therre better business product for long haul. Given the fact Qantas will introduce the new business class suite on coast to coast I thought VA would have something in the pipeline to really up the anti across their product, as JB normally never misses a trick to take a direct hit at AJ and Qantas......
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