best seats for couple on upper class on 787-9

Old Dec 20, 16, 7:11 pm
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best seats for couple on upper class on 787-9

hello:
the online seat map in UC is to me at least, confusing.
i booked 3g and 3k for my spouse and me for a future lax- lhr flight.
would these be appropriate for socializing , in a quiet manner of course, across the aisle.? and appropriate for exchanging the latest magazines that we bring along etc. ?
anyone have any preference for seats for couples on this aircraft?

thank you all in advance .
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Old Dec 27, 16, 6:52 am
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Hi

Assuming you want to see and talk to the OH I would choose 3G and 4K

There is a stagger on the opposite seats-see the plan from Virgin web site
Scroll down a bit to the 787-9 and open the drop box.
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Old Feb 5, 17, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by blindman View Post
Hi

Assuming you want to see and talk to the OH I would choose 3G and 4K

There is a stagger on the opposite seats-see the plan from Virgin web site
Scroll down a bit to the 787-9 and open the drop box.
I have a similar question, but relating to the A330-300 upper class seating. We are flying from Manchester to Boston at the end of August and the seating configuration is shown as 1-1-1. Currently reserved seats 3A and 3G, but looking at the layout for the 787-9 that is referred too in the post above, I'm not sure if they are adjacent to each other in the A330. On the Virgin fleet page referred too above, it shows a 1-2-1 layout, but reading other threads, it appears that this is changing from March and the Manchester flights will be 1-1-1. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old Feb 21, 17, 4:51 am
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I have a similar question...

We are booked on a return trip LHR to Boston in March. Outbound is a 787, inbound a A330.

Currently we are reserved on 4K/5K outbound and 5A/6A inbound.

My wife is a nervous flyer and so ideally we would be able to hold hands on take-off but I guess that is not possible with the Upper seating. But it would be good to be able to talk to each other and socialise easily during the flight.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Feb 22, 17, 4:18 am
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I hadn't really thought about holding hands in Upper before, but I was on a 787 last night from HKG; and the partition between the seats isn't very high at all.

It was easy to hold a conversation with my wife, and if she had been nervous at all, holding hands wouldn't have been a problem.

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Old Feb 22, 17, 6:57 pm
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Being across the isle one can see each other. Talking is another matter. One may able to attract attention, but holding even a brief conversation would annoy nearby passengers to no end.

Holding hands across partitions is technically possible, but not comfortable at all. Wouldn't work for more than 1-2 minutes, which probably is all you need for providing takeoff/landing comfort.
Talking across partitions I don't think it would work too well. If I'm talking loud enough for 3K to hear me, why wouldn't 5K hear me too ?
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Old Mar 19, 17, 8:33 am
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Thanks guys.

I have persuaded her to have window seats so all is well. We fly tomorrow... we are A330 both ways now.
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Old Apr 1, 17, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by cjd View Post
I have a similar question, but relating to the A330-300 upper class seating. We are flying from Manchester to Boston at the end of August and the seating configuration is shown as 1-1-1. Currently reserved seats 3A and 3G, but looking at the layout for the 787-9 that is referred too in the post above, I'm not sure if they are adjacent to each other in the A330. On the Virgin fleet page referred too above, it shows a 1-2-1 layout, but reading other threads, it appears that this is changing from March and the Manchester flights will be 1-1-1. Any help would be appreciated.
Hijacking the thread slightly, but for information, the Virgin fleet page has been updated for the A330-300 to show the 1-1-1 configuration in upper Class. See: http://www.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/...our-fleet.html
To get adjacent seats for us, have had to change seats to 3G and 3K.
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If I want to talk to my friend on 787-9 from LHR-LAS what are the best seats?
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Old Sep 7, 19, 4:09 am
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If I want to talk to my friend on 787-9 from LHR-LAS what are the best seats?
The bar
imho no 2 seats are great for chatting but would always choose the left had side of the plane anyway
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Old Sep 7, 19, 4:45 am
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imho no 2 seats are great for chatting but would always choose the left had side of the plane anyway
left hand side and then one after the other? Took 9A and 10A but was considering 3K and 3G. Dunno if itís possible to talk with the person youíre traveling with. I have never flown Virgin Atlantic.
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Old Sep 7, 19, 5:22 am
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I would say that you'd have a better chance at being able to talk to each other in 9A and 10A vs being opposite across the aisle, at least without upsetting everyone around you. But once you're in flight you or your friend can sit on the other's footstool if you want to chat sitting down.
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Why not talk when you get there? Just enjoy the flight! If itís an overnight flight, many will want to sleep. The bar is a great idea! The seats on the left side of Upper Class face the backs of the middle row seats. So those seats are more private. The layout IS a little odd.
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Old Sep 8, 19, 7:29 pm
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Originally Posted by WheelsUpGal View Post
Why not talk when you get there? Just enjoy the flight! If itís an overnight flight, many will want to sleep. The bar is a great idea! The seats on the left side of Upper Class face the backs of the middle row seats. So those seats are more private. The layout IS a little odd.
weíll make it I just wanted to know the best way to go about this.
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Old Sep 13, 19, 3:25 am
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Is the LHR Clubhouse really all itís cracked up to be? How early do people recommend arriving early?
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