Class rating 6.6
- Boarding 7.3
- Seat for sitting 6.1
- Seat for sleeping 3.1
- Service 6.5
- Entertainment 6.6
- Food & drink 6.5
- Punctuality 7.6
- Baggage 7.0
- Of course, your ratings vary widely for different classes. Choose one below for full details.
Virgin Atlantic's economy product has an average seat pitch of 31" - disappointing given the carrier's reputation, as some other airlines' long-haul cabins offer a good three inches more. Moreover, in common with some of its rivals, Virgin charges extra for the increased legroom exit seats in economy. These cost between £50 and £75 each way on most routes or £125 one way to Sydney.
However, a plus point is that everyone gets their own seatback TV with a choice of channels and on many flights each seat also comes with up to 35 video games. On many of the newly fitted aircraft, such as the B747s operating out of London Gatwick and Manchester, there is a fully-toucscreen entertainment system with over 300 hours of content to choose from. Travellers from the UK also receive a free amenity kit including eyeshades, socks, toothbrush and toothpaste.
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VS3021 15JUN13 LHR-ABZ Dep 09:10 Arr 10:50 Saturday morning flight from Heathrow up to Aberdeen. (Finally found a use for VS Flying Club Miles!) I had just picked up a new book and had nothing to use as a bookmark so decided that I should have a good old fashioned paper boarding pass for this purpose. I got off the tube and went into T1 and had a wander around... more
MAN-LHR VS3044 This was the return half of my previous review of this new service. I checked in on line and decided to have the boarding pass sent to my mobile. Again my seat had changed from that selected, 3A to 9A.This was a text message with a link which then produced the boarding pass. This was fine but for some reason during the day my Blackberry decided to... more