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Class rating 6.8


  • Boarding 7.5
  • Seat for sitting 6.8
  • Seat for sleeping 4.7
  • Service 6.8
  • Entertainment 6.7
  • Food & drink 5.8
  • Punctuality 7.5
  • Baggage 7.7
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Voted Best Premium Economy product at the Business Traveller Awards 2012

Virgin Atlantic was a pioneer of the premium economy cabin when it brought in "Mid Class" (as it was then termed) in 1992, and since then it has also been the most innovative, with the current seat being the fourth incarnation of this class.

Virgin is currently refurbishing its Premium Economy sections, banking on attracting business travellers whose budgets won't stretch to Upper Class. All its Heathrow aircraft now have the new cabin.

The 38" seat pitch has not been lengthened, but the new cabins have dark purple leather seats and the whole feel is classy. Unlike British Airways, an upgraded meal served on china is offered by Virgin in Premium Economy, including pre-flight drinks and an after dinner liqueur. Passengers also get an amenity kit in a stylish slimline wallet.

Virgin Atlantic added 30 seats to the Premium Economy cabin on its Heathrow 747 aircraft - nearly doubling the capacity, following a 20% increase in passengers flying in the revamped Premium Economy cabin since 2007.

Seat configuration differs depending on the aircraft flown.

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TravelWise flew Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy, on a B747-400 LGW Config.

Travel review - Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy 747-400 1st November 2013 London Gatwick (LGW) to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) VS065 This review is in different sections, in order to help you find any specific area that you are interested in. I hope you find some of the information helpful. 1, Check In. 2, Security (Fast Track). 3, Lounge (No1 LGW) 4,... more




Tracey111 flew Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy, on a A340-600

Yes the premium economy seat is comfortable but if like myself you are unfortunate enough to be seated on the 3 seater aisle next to the bathrooms don't bank on sleeping. Having been advised by our travel agent that she had requested and had confirmed the 2 seater aisle at the front of p.e. 6 months prior to travelling, I was shocked that on both trips we had three... more




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