Gkpetery From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 118 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8646 times:
I'm going on a flight in early November LAX- LHR and I want to take a Premium Economy flight. I know that Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Air New Zealand all offer a Premium Economy on this route. What is everybody's experience on each and which should I choose.
I checked on each of their websites and found the following as the prices.
British Airways is about $1500
Air New Zealand is about $1700
Virgin Atlantic is about $1400.
So, the price is very close, so I think it's the flight experience that counts. I heard that NZ offers a lot of business class service, food and amenities... just a different seat. I don't know much about the others.
Anybody have opinions? What's the experience like? Which one is the best?
CXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3094 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8647 times:
From what I've heard here on a.net, the majority think that VS premium economy is best, at least a lot better than BA. VS is a carrier which has spent a lot of money developing its premium economy. I would go for VS (was really surprised to see it as the cheapest!)
Boston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8647 times:
Quoting Gkpetery (Reply 3): Hey Boston92...thanks for the opinion, but specifically, why do you like Air New Zealand best? Is the food better, seat better, or what?
I have only done NZ1 once, and it was my first non-United intl flight...so I really can't compare it to anything. The actual seat and service was good, food was good, but I have no ther basis to compare it to.
"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
Zkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4872 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8615 times:
Quoting Gkpetery (Thread starter): So, the price is very close, so I think it's the flight experience that counts. I heard that NZ offers a lot of business class service, food and amenities... just a different seat. I don't know much about the others.
NZ you get Premium Checkin, Business Premier wine and food. The actual seat is nicer than an economy seat...provides more support (leg rest etc) and has more legroom... it isn't much wider however which is its only downside. Laptop power is also provided. NZ has PE on the UD and also behind Business Premier on the MD.
InbarD From Israel, joined Jan 2007, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8593 times:
I've been on WTP on BA and i have to say its great. I would highly recommend it, I'm sure the other two options are really good too but i haven't flown NZ and VS in premium economy yet, so i can't comment about them but from what i have seen it seems pretty decent.