Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350-1000 seatmap reveals 1-2-1 Upper Class seating

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Member since 21 Mar 2017

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Love it when airlines load new aircraft and seatmaps into the GDS before the product is actually launched! Courtesy of ExpertFlyer here is the seatmap for Virgin Atlantic's new 'Upper Class' business class cabin on the A350-1000. As you can see it's a 1-2-1 config which implies this will either be angled herringbone-style seating like VA and CX, or forward-facing seating like QF and EK.


Member since 24 Aug 2011

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Given DL control of VS, you'd think product will be very similar to the J product on the DL A359s.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Sep 2012

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Agreed. And with an enclosed suite like Delta One, they'll have an edge over BA. even with their new CW product.


Member since 20 May 2015

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I'm going to play spoiler and suggest that Virgin may go for a slightly more compact product than the Delta One Suites.

Why? Virgin need to fit in a bar (unlike DL), have lots of leisure traffic, appeal to a younger market, and have stiff competition. So my speculation is that Virgin will go for the Stelia Opal at about 42" pitch. The slight density improvement reduces costs a little, makes it easier for them to squeeze the bar in too.

Also, from what I've seen (the details are up on some other website) Virgin Atlantic are going for 8 abreast seating in Premium Economy. This is a substantial width reduction relative to their older PE seats, but it shows Virgin are taking a pro-density approach with Premium.


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Member since 15 Nov 2017

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Couldn't it still be the same as the current setup as it doesn't show the angle of the seat? Hope not though.

Last editedby jch at Nov 10, 2018, 06:17 PM.


Member since 04 May 2018

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44 seats in the -1000 vs 32 in -900 implies they're angled seats and not Delta1 type, that may only add up to about 38 (or 40?).
Possibly more like the CX -1000 maybe with room for bar as stated above.

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