BAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2207 times:
It truly baffles me how people will continually complain that one carrier's seat pitch in economy class is worse than that of a competitor. Since AA banished MRTC in cost cutting oblivion, no carrier really stands out as providing more leg room in economy. If you can also regularly tell the difference between service in economy class on virtually any carrier then you are far more astute than I could ever brag to be. All airlines employ human beings as cabin crew who, thus far, have individual personalities that can affect a flight. Demanding a dedicated service in a cabin with maybe 200 other passengers is unreasonable and unrealistic. A professional service, yes. Dedicated, not really.
As for VS, I think their economy service compares well to QF and CX. Unless you're a miles collector, I would base my decision upon IFE (which VS almost certainly wins handsdown here) and then price and schedule which are variable.
IB787 From Spain, joined Jun 2005, 126 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2193 times:
I flew Southern Winds a couple of months ago between MAD and EZE in a former VS 742 (they still had VS configuration). PTV's were ok even if they had not AVOD but seat pitch was awfull (specialy for a 12h flight), seats were not confortable at all.
VS747SPUR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 373 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
VS economy is fine, I don't have too much problems with leg room and im 6'0, food is usually good in my opinion and of course you get your free drinks which is nice. IFE is very good although it annoys me they don't have v:port on the LGW based aircraft ! Thought they would have this especially on the LGW-MCO flights with alot of kids using games etc...
The only complaint I have about VS is the price of a fare, but 8/10 if you shop about you'll get one at an OK price.