Hartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1073 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.
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.
VS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1038 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.
BFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 935 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...