Virgin Atlantic A350: Configuration confirmed

Old Nov 4, 18, 1:10 pm
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Virgin Atlantic A350: Configuration confirmed

Just seen on another forum that Virgin Atlantics A350-1000 will have a configuration of J44/W56/235Y and 1-2-1 upper class.

Heathrow - Newark filed as first flight on September 9. But not open for booking yet.
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Old Nov 4, 18, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by bmibaby737 View Post
Just seen on another forum that Virgin Atlantics A350-1000 will have a configuration of J44/W56/235Y and 1-2-1 upper class.

Heathrow - Newark filed as first flight on September 9. But not open for booking yet.
Thats very interesting. Largest premium and upper cabins in the fleet, if this proves to be true.

I believe the the Upper suites will technically be bigger too, so excited to try these new products.
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Originally Posted by bmibaby737 View Post
Just seen on another forum that Virgin Atlantics A350-1000 will have a configuration of J44/W56/235Y and 1-2-1 upper class.

Heathrow - Newark filed as first flight on September 9. But not open for booking yet.
I'm curious why they chose Heathrow to Newark as the first flight
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I'm curious why they chose Heathrow to Newark as the first flight

because its VS1/VS2, flight numbers typically reserved for significant routes for an airline
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I heard from VS flight crew yesterday that they might actually do BOS instead of EWR. They also said it may go onto JNB and do test flights during the day between outbound and return with additional crew flown down specifically to do that.
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Originally Posted by VX N281VA View Post



because its VS1/VS2, flight numbers typically reserved for significant routes for an airline
But is that route more profitable than others? I would assume JFK-LHR would be more profitable and more important. Why did they give the EWR route those prestigious flight numbers?
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But is that route more profitable than others? I would assume JFK-LHR would be more profitable and more important. Why did they give the EWR route those prestigious flight numbers?
VS's maiden flight was LGW to EWR.

Now even though VS1 is LHR to EWR, the route remains significant due to EWR being the first destination of the company.

In terms of profitability, nobody outside of revenue management could tell you. But I have flown it a number of times and it is a popular route for a couple of reasons, first it's significantly more convenient for New Jersey than JFK is, so if your destination is on the other side of Manhatten to JFK, EWR is usually a good choice. Flight timing is also great. I love the late afternoon departure from LHR and the return is very reasonable as well, late evening in New York which gets you into LHR in the morning. Ideal for business travellers.
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Hopefully this becomes the inaugural on Sept 9th. If a return is decently priced ill try and book on.
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VS A350 first routes?.....only known EWR.......
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Originally Posted by PABLOEING View Post
VS A350 first routes?.....only known EWR.......
Aircraft 1 - NYC
Aircraft 2 - NYC
Aircraft 3 - NYC

I think 4 is TBC but you can guess ....

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EWR? I really don't see that - despite any possible emotional VS1 history - for regular, scheduled service. As a one off maybe but that's it

I see VS putting their A350s on the LHR-JFK route to try and pull traffic away from BA who will still have their old CW seat on the route for quite some time.
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Given there's 5 flights between London/New York (JFK or EWR) and VS is getting 4 A350's by year-end (last I saw), any view on which route won't have the A350? Or just dependent on the day/equipment needs?
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Flight 137 on 12/25 LHR to JFK now shows 351.
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
I see VS putting their A350s on the LHR-JFK route to try and pull traffic away from BA who will still have their old CW seat on the route for quite some time.
I've got JFK-LHR flights booked and VS138 on 23 November is the A351 but my return (VS45) the next Saturday is the 787.
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they only have one A350 at the moment so you need to select the right flights (also it will only be operating 6 days a week)

i posted the details here

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31278223-post2.html
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