Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Differences In Virgin Econ/Econ Plus?  
User currently offlineHartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 921 times:

I was checking out Virgin Atlantic flights from JFK to LHR, not because I'm planning a trip, I'm just curious, because Virgin is the #1 airline I'd like to fly one day.

Anyway, the cost between these two cities for Economy Plus was about $2200 and for Economy a scant $600. Virgin says that Plus has better seatback tilt, wider seat and free champaigne. But is it really worth it? That's a good $1600 difference. Is Plus pretty much like a Business Class, or glorified Economy and isn't really worth it? I'd like to hear some opinions.

10 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 915 times:

Alright! A chance to shamelessly plug another pic of mine!


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Fernando Gomes



There is a big difference between Premium and regular Economy in terms of leg room and overall space. Whether its worth the price difference is wholly a personal choice. Its a superior seat to regular Eco. but with the same "service" as Eco.


User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 886 times:

The difference in the prices reflected the difference in demand for those classes for that flight on that day - not the difference in the actual prices. Airlines use yield management which prices tickets according to demand for a particular flight and a class. to check the actual difference,pick up a date far in the future and then check prices for then the available fares would be most likely the cheapest.

Regards,

VS11


User currently offlineHartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 870 times:

VS11- I did that, I picked a date in October, and the price was the same as a flight tomorrow.

User currently offlineRightwayup From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 850 times:

Ewrvirgin, those seats are actually Upper Class seats!

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3762 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 843 times:

for restricted premium economy fares check www.deckchair.com and also check www.ba.com as a comparator.

BTW The pick doesn't look Upper Class


User currently offlineRickB From United Kingdom, joined May 2003, 243 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 842 times:

If you look at the picture - you can see the premium economy seating just behind the upper class seats (the 2-3-2 section - before it gets to the 2-4-2 economy section).

RickB


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3762 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 841 times:

The pic is of a Virgin Airbus A340. Probably quite old, I thought new upper class has brown leather seats?

User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 743 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 783 times:

Personally, I wouldn't pay such a huge supplement for any Premium Eco class on any NYC-LON flight - it is a reasonably short hop and a good economy service like BA or VS is fine IMHO. I would probably pay it if it was a much smaller premium, and would definately entertain the idea on a 10hour+ flight, but when I flew JFK-LHR it was shorter than my Airtours flight from Cyprus to Belfast! No thanks...

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3762 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 784 times:

Sometimes premium economy is available for a supplement of £150, definitely worth it on a 6 hour plus flight.

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4576 posts, RR: 41
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 723 times:

Richardw - that photo shows the current (new) Upper Class configuration.

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Virgin: Load Factors In Premium Econ SYD LHR posted Mon Aug 13 2007 06:54:18 by Ansett767
Air NZ - Pre-assigned Seating In Premium Econ? posted Wed Apr 25 2007 12:11:18 by Ansett767
AA 738's Have Movies? Dif. From UA Econ And Plus? posted Fri Aug 3 2001 03:42:29 by SEA nw DC10
Shocking Differences In Seat Width Among Airlines posted Sat Jan 6 2007 07:27:19 by JAAlbert
Air India & Virgin Blue Mileage Plus Partners? posted Mon Nov 27 2006 03:41:25 by Xiaotung
Differences In Domestic & Int'national Seats On AA posted Thu Nov 16 2006 21:53:59 by 8herveg
Number of A340s in Virgin's Fleet posted Mon Oct 23 2006 15:17:35 by Concorde01
Differences In Upper Deck Cabin 744 posted Sat Oct 21 2006 06:07:42 by Chrisrad
Differences In Tax On JER-LGW-JER With BE posted Fri Jul 28 2006 15:51:45 by Pe@rson
Differences In Early 747 Types? posted Thu Jul 6 2006 16:54:18 by Hinckley