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Hey Boston! Virgin Atlantic's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is Coming Your Way

June 27, 2014 at 2:08 PM | by | ()

Virgin Atlantic used the occasion of its 30th birthday a few days ago (the airline flew its inaugural flight on June 22, 1984) to announce where it will be sending its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner when it joins the fleet this fall: Boston. Appropriately enough, the airplane will be called “Birthday Girl."

Flights will start six times a week from October 28, and guess what: you can book a ticket right now. We can see returns in November from about $1,000 in Economy, $1,500 in Premium Economy, and $4,500 in Upper (Business) Class. Flight VS012 leaves Boston at 10.10pm, arriving at London Heathrow at 09.25am the next day, with the return VS011 departing London Heathrow at 5.35pm, landing in Boston at 8.55pm.

In-flight experience should be improved across all cabins, with better entertainment systems, mood lighting, and access to WiFi. There will be 31 seats in Upper Class, which will have some minor changes from the most recent Dream Suite. All seats have aisle access, and there will be an in-flight bar. Premium Economy will have 35 refreshed seats, with a total of 198 in Economy.

Following Boston, the Dreamliner will head for Washington DC (we can see the 787-9 pop up from late December in the online reservation system) and New York City JFK and Newark as well. Once seat plans and images from inside are available, you’ll read about it here.

[Rendering: Virgin Atlantic]

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