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LGW - LAS Virgin Atlantic

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LGW - LAS Virgin Atlantic

We are regular visitors to LV and have always flown with BMI from Manchester. Now they have pulled that route we have switched to Virgin from London.

After booking, Virgin Atlantic allow seat selections to be made on their website and these can be changed or updated if required just by logging into your booking. We selected seats for our next trip in january and check from time to time to see if better ones have freed up.

But for some reason, the whole seat map has now been taken down from the site on all LGW LAS flights. It's been missing for almost a week now. This has only happened for the LGW - LAS route - not any others. Any ideas why?

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1. Re: LGW - LAS Virgin Atlantic

Hi Coops

I have the same problem and when I queried this with VA they told me that all the bookable seats had been allocated in PE. No idea if this is true or not. Hopefully seats will be available the day before.

Not sure if this helps.


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2. Re: LGW - LAS Virgin Atlantic

A lot of airlines have pre-allocation limits, and once these are reached it is until online check-in opens for you to swap out. Sounds like this is the case with you.

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3. Re: LGW - LAS Virgin Atlantic

Soeedbird is correct. VA no longer allow access to the seating chart once their limit for pre assigned seating is reached. It will be available again 24hrs prior to departure when online check in for the flight opens if the flight is not full. LGW-LAS is a popular route so you may not get a chance though

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Thanks for your replies. However the date before the seat maps disappeared there were plenty of seats available for selection on both flights. On another Virgin flight we are taking to Antigua next month, the pre selection limit has been reached but the map can still be viewed - even though no seats can now be selected. With the LAS flighs in Jan and April it has disappeared completely, so its all a bit of a mystery!

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5. Re: LGW - LAS Virgin Atlantic

I am due to fly out of Gatwick tomorrow at 11.20am to Vegas and I have been checking the seating chart for a while and there have been no free seats.

However, I checked again this morning about 9am and about 30 seats were now free and I have now been able to move us from row 44 to row 22. Fantastic!

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