Jsafford From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1828 times:
I remember flying in "Mid-Class" up in the nose of Virgin's 747-200 "The Spirit of Sir Freddie". It was such a cool thing to be up in the nose and not in first class. As I recall, the services were very nice. My LCD screen in the seat wasn't working, so they gave me a little Hi-8 Video deck with LCD monitor, and I had a selection of movies to choose from.
We also had to make an emergency landing in Bermuda on our way to MCO because we didn't have enough fuel due to heavy head-winds. They wouldn't let us off the plane while we were refueling, but they opened up the door, everyone in "Mid-Class" got to go look out the door and take a breath of fresh air. Very nice.
Somehow, "Mid-Class" just sounds a bit nicer than "Premium Economy".
Star_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1660 times:
Quoting BA380 (Reply 4): so PE is just a change of name, then? doesn't sound as if the service standard changed (better or worse)?
VS recently re-launched PE. Previously the service was identical to Economy, you just got a better seat. Now they have a completely new seat, plus they have an improved meal service (more choices of food, served on real plates, etc). It's far better than BA WT+, which is the product that it would compete with directly on most routes.