Virgin Atlantic Boeing B787 900 seat review by Darren S #33494

4.5 of 5
Detailed ratings
Legroom5 of 5
Seat width3 of 5
Seat recline4 of 5
Entertainment5 of 5
Food & drink4 of 5
Service5 of 5
I read other reviews before I selected and paid for my seat and travelled. The seat padding is too thin and makes for uncomfortable seating on a long haul flight from LA to London. A little more would have made a big difference. The foot space is limited by the bulk of the entertainment system which takes up too much space and actually hurts because it is hard and made of metal. The windows are not aligned to the seat, as pointed out by other travellers. However, this didn't make much difference to me as there is a bloody great wing and engine in the way so even if the window was in the 'right' place, the view would be obstructed anyway. The legroom was great and was worth the £50 extra. I liked the bigger windows and the electric dimmer. A better than normal seat and far cheaper than economy plus. Also, I had no-one sat next to me so this helped too. However, the experience was diminished by the ignorant person in front of me who reclined his seat from the time of take off to the time of landing. When are airlines going to make all seats fixed at an upright or reclined position to avoid this frustration?
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