Seat Map Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 (789)
Airplane Boeing 787-9 (789) Virgin Atlantic with 3 classes and 258 seats on board. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which should be avoided.
- AC Power outlets
- Entertainment System
Really nice seat and fantastic staff on board. Would recommend row 1 as the foot well in all seats is bigger than the rest of the deck and useful if you plan to sleep. I personally didn't find the galley noise too bad and slept pretty well. The only negative was that the A350 seats are pretty hard (firm) to sleep on, even with the Virgin mattress pad. A whole lot comfier than the 789 though.
I liked this as I was travelling with my girlfriend. We could put our seat back at any time. Without having to worry.
Flew from LAS to LHR, and being a night flight, I was hoping to get some sleep. The foot space in the seat was restricted due to the metal box (this seems to be the standard for economy window seats on this aircraft), and the recline on the seat is too much for the already limited space. I'm not a tall person (165cm) but when the person in front reclined their seat, it pressed into my knees and the tv screen was around 6 inches from my face, making it impossible to watch. I was unable to ope my tray table, and had to ask a member of the crew to get the person to put the seat back into an upright position so I was able to eat. The crew were excellent, but Virgin Atlantic either need to stop cramming people in like battery hens, or restrict the recline on the seats.
Sat at the front of the premium economy cabin on both the outbound and inbound flights from Las Vegas. Outbound flight we were seated in 21H & 21K which was in the 2 seats together pitch on the right side of the plane. The seats were very comfy with the tray table in the arm rest and the tv tucked down between the 2 seats. I'm 5'3 and my feet couldn't reach all the way to the wall so there was more than enough legroom plus the cabin crew offer you a footstool after take off. Our flight home was just as good too. We were sat in the middle and aisle of row 21 (F & G) so had the same legroom and footstool.
Our journey on this flight was excellent. The seat configuration is a nuisance as you have to have the bed made or as a recliner. I like to nap and wake up and eat/read/watch TV. But once made the bed is comfortable and stable unlike the BA variety. The bedding and pyjamas are also very good quality. I didn't eat, but my husband said the food was first class. The bar is set up not just with help yourself alcohol, but also fruit juices and water plus snacks. This is useful for an overnight flight. The lighting was very well managed, and the automatic shades allowing you to see out without being blinded by light are very good. I am really impressed with Virgin Atlantic quality and thought/planning in everything - from the sustainable amenity kit to the service.
This is an aisle seat in premium economy 1 row up from the back row. The seat reclines quite a bit, enough to comfortably watch a movie or read. It’s still hard to sleep as your head is fairly upright. Premium economy is much nicer than economy in that it has its own restrooms and food service. The flight attendants are only in the aisles a couple of times for drinks and the first meal. Being in this seat it’s easy to get up and access the overhead, which is roomy, and get to the restroom. When the person in seat in front of you reclines their seat though it’s more difficult to see the movie monitor.
Worst layout ever never mind upper class facing line of strangers and there facing you back of head to window can’t believe someone can design this
An average long haul flight seat. Fairly cozy. Supplied with all necessary long haul flights features. No complaints at all so far.
Virgin atlantics premium economy has the best seats and are very comfortable and the service is excellent would love to travel again while going back home to Bombay
Seated behind the snack bar wall with lots of leg room which are reseved for disabled and only bookable at checkin if no disabled require them. But foot rest is brought to you after take off and monitor stowed away until take off or on landing so you can't view it at those times.
Tried economy delight for the first time. My row was behind exit seats. Good leg room, however it makes little difference if someone in front reclines their chair far back. There should be as limit on how far back seats can recline. The food was not good in particular a steak pasty served half way through the flight. It had more pastry than anything else and was quite small. The alleged afternoon tea was served before landing. Very disappointing!! The scone was small and cold and served in a cardboard box. The roll needed more mozerella.
Great seat. Full recline and no one behind you to worry about. No toilets at the back so no people loitering. Plus it's quite entertaining watching people mistaking the galley behind for the toilets!
First trip on Virgin Atlantic. Very impressed overall. This will cover my overall experience to/from London. Service was exceptional. All of these folks truly seem to love their jobs were a true delight to interact with. What a change from several attendants who seemed truly miserable on my last transatlantic flight via United. The dinner and "high tea" were excellent. Enjoyed the WonderWall on the way back, it was quite popular. A simple touch that gives you a little treat and sense of control over your food/drink options. As for the seat itself- I'm female of average build . Chose seat 25C (Premium Economy) because it would allow me to recline without bothering others behind me. Was a bit nervous whether it would really recline fully. Can happily report it does and it was great to stay fully reclined entire flight without worrying about how it was for a seat mate in back. I was so happy with it, I tried to switch my seat on the way back to the same one, but it was filled. There is plenty of leg room at the bottom at all times, but with the passenger in front of me reclined, my knees were nearly hit. (I'm just 5'4"). This was a surprise. When the window seat person next to me had to get out to go use the toilet, it was VERY difficult - way too tight a squeeze between reclined seat in front of me and my seat for her to squeeze past. (She wasn't very large either, just not tiny.) It's a tough situation. If you pay so much extra you clearly want to enjoy the comfort, but to provide enough space for someone to pass by a reclined seat, you would need to add several more inches, which I'm guessing would end up boosting up the price significantly. I would definitely fly VA again and choose Premium Economy. However, if I was a lot taller, I'd want to check with others first how it is to have the seat in front of me reclined. Checking in at Heathrow was a breeze. No one in front of me to check bags, they offer a separate line for Premium Economy. (This was deciding factor for me between VA and Brit. Air). Security was much more thorough at LHR than IAD , but went fairly fast, about 8 mins. (I'm Global Pass, but that's not recognized at LHR.)
The seat was comfortable for an economy seat. The recline position of the seat was adequate. The food was typically poor quality airline food. The service provided by the staff was excellent. The entertainment sound system was awful and should be improved to satisfy the passengers.
I flew VA upper class from Heathrow (T3)to HKG on a 787-9. My trip didn't get off to a good start. The check-in staff at the airport counter acted like an immigration officer and I was made to feel like an illegal alien trying to leave the country. Anyway, back to the positive, The best part about flying Virgin at Heathrow is they have a private security channel and it only took me 3 minutes to go through security. Once on board the flight, I was greeted by a not so friendly flight attendant. When I show her my boarding pass, she told me in a stern voice that she didn't need to see it if I knew where to go (just not my lucky day) It would have been nicer for her to just point to where my seat was. The rest of the crews were fine and the main attendant was lovely. I sat on seat 10K on the right-hand side of the cabin near the bar. A tip for seat selection; always pick seats on the left side (row A) where there's a lot more privacy and you don't have to spend your flight looking at other passenger's feet. The seat itself was comfortable and the food was good. I would have prefered the more traditional Business class seats offered by most other airlines but VA prices are quite a lot cheaper than other airline's business class, i.e. Singapore and Cathay pacific. I don't' know if I would fly upper class with VA again. This was my second time flying with VA upper class and I just don't think their service is as good as the other airlines.
Economy class flight. The media box under the front seat is just awful if you are normal sized (180cm) as it pushes into your calf when you try to stretch out for overnight flights. Note the aisle seats don't have this box so always go for them. The seats are impossibly hard, halfway into the flight I didn't know how to sit any more. Awful. Shame as the crew was nice as always, and the food edible for a change.
Great service, very friendly attentive staff. Food was good with a reasonable selection. Movie & TV selection was ok, not as good as Emirates. Flat bed with a comfy mattress. This seat was very quiet and the overall noise in the cabin was minimal. I liked the fact that there was not a trolley being pushed up & down the aisle.
My wife and I flew PE in 22F &G. The middle seat was very cramped. When the seat in front reclined there was only about 6" of legroom to get out of the seat and you have basically to climb over the armrest to exit. We have to fly back London - Johannesburg but managed to change to 2 separate aisle seats. Really view these middle seats as very poor value for money.
Premium. Economy..I find this seat a very good seat .... is not too close to the toilets and not too far back so you get served last. By far one of the most comfortable seats .... 100% more comfy than Economy ... liked the footrest . Enough legroom even when the seat in front of you is reclined
Upperclass checkin at Heathrow was wonderful, great club with full meals and drinks, and most important was the people and service!