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VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS Passenger Seat choices and Seat Recommendations



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Use this section to find the best airline seat for your next flight with Virgin Atlantic Airways. All recommendations and suggestions are provided by your fellow passengers (not the airline!) .... so hopefully you will be able to benefit from their recent air travel experiences with Virgin Atlantic Airways.



Virgin Atlantic Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Airbus A340-600

Few tips - if you want bulkhead / extra legroom seats then call Virgin in the 24 hours before your flight to grab them for a fee. They have a US customer services number. if you wait to do it at the check in desk they'll sometimes be gone. Often flights back to the UK will have further 'extra legroom' seating which can be purchased for a small fee at check-in. It's not Upper Class, but it can mean a quieter seat or you'll be seated on your own in a pair of seats - more space. In my opinion the best part of the Economy cabin is just behind Premium Economy as Virgin seem to like to fill up the back of the plane, so get those seats if you can. Rows in the 30s are good. Virgin do have a facility on their online check in system that allows you to choose / change your pre-allocated seat during the check in process (for free) - if you wish to do this I'd suggest doing it as soon as check in opens as there is normally a very limited number of available seats, even if the flight is empty. I don't understand why they do this.



Virgin Atlantic Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Airbus A340-600

Echo previous tip to avoid the 3 seats 61DFG (the first row of 3 in the middle as the cabin changes from 2-4-2 to 2-3-2. Supplementary reason: you sit at a weird, uncomfortable angle, as the 3 seats are each mis-aligned relative to the 4 in front. For the aisle seats, there is a solid seat arm containing your tray table. So you can't even swing your legs out at all! Plus, the entertainment screens are therefore off-centre. It can feel like you're watching your neighbour's screen.



Virgin Atlantic Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Airbus A340

Travelling JFK-LHR was like travelling Ryanair with a bit more leg room. My friend and I had seats 43F-G. The arm rest was not mobile and the seat was made for a child to be comfortable seated in. Never more!



Virgin Atlantic Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Airbus A340-600

Following on from recommendation to avoid row 61 seats DEFG (they also don't have the individual screens positioned in front of the seats due to the width reduction in this part of the plane from 2-4-2 to 2-3-2), seats A, C, H, K in row 61 are good as they seem to have more legroom than normal in economy.



Virgin Atlantic Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Premium Economy Class : Boeing 747-400

Seat 81A - a lovely flight. This was the best seat in Premium Economy right by 2 windows, and loads of room.


 

Virgin Atlantic Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Boeing 747-400

62 - 64 A&C there is only two seats at the end rows towards the back of the plane as it narrows, There's extra leg room, slightly bigger tv's and all the cabin crew seem to disappear up the other end of the cabin so your not disturbed by them. Only thing is people going to the toilet and deciding to have a chat right behind, but on the other hand your one of the first to get food so it's nice & hot plus you the full selection of what's on offer




Virgin Atlantic Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Airbus A340-600

Avoid row 61 DEGF: there are non-movable arm rests so you can't flip them up to stretch out.



Virgin Atlantic Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Upper Class : A340-600

I suggest seats 8-17A and 2-7K if you want privacy as they face towards the back of the centre seat instead of the feet of another passenger.

Premium Economy : A340-600

Seats 18A/C/H/K are the roomiest as they are the bulkhead seats and have more legroom and the legrest is more comfortable. They can be only be requested at check-in however.



Virgin Atlantic Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Boeing 747-400

Avoid Rows 20-37 ABC & HJK as these are minimum seat pitch. The centre DEFG seats have about 2-3 inches more legroom in this section. Beware row 37 as there is no window, so less shoulder room in seats A and K.



Virgin Atlantic Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Upper Class : Boeing 747-400

If you get the new 'flat beds' ask for row 6. This is the first row on the lower deck and you have about 6' of room. You don't have to climb over your neighbour to get out of your seat - it's furthest from the bar / galley and quieter.



Virgin Atlantic Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Upper Class : Airbus A340

Choose either rows 1 or 7 - exit seats and provide that little extra if you are using the flat bet type seat - avoid row 8 as this is close to the Premium Economy cabin and sometimes staff leave the curtains open so you are constantly distracted when trying to sleep. Avoid the two middle seats in the first row of the Upper Class cabin. People walk in front of you to go to the toilet which is at the front of the cabin on the right-hand side.




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