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User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

In the 90s, Virgin had a product called Mid Class, which I recall was like Premium Economy.

Does anyone remember any details of this? What was the product like? What was the service standard? Does anyone have any photos?


cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
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User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

It is/was premium economy. Just a different name

User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

It was the original name for Premium Economy when it was launched in 1992

User currently offlineJsafford From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1563 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".


User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

so PE is just a change of name, then? doesn't sound as if the service standard changed (better or worse)?


cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1395 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.


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