Class rating 6.8
- Boarding 7.5
- Seat for sitting 6.7
- Seat for sleeping 4.8
- Service 6.9
- Entertainment 6.7
- Food & drink 5.8
- Punctuality 7.6
- Baggage 7.7
- Of course, your ratings vary widely for different classes. Choose one below for full details.
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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I was offered an upgrade from PE to Upper Class at check in and thought my luck was in until they told me it would cost £1600, decided to stick with PE. Boarding was well organised, with sparkling wine or orange juice offered soon after taking my seat. Amenity kit containing socks, earplugs, eye shades, pen & toothbrush/paste offered promptly too. Returning from Tokyo... more
Good experience on outbound flight, economy class was nearly empty and passengers were stretched out over 3 seats and looked to be sleeping like babies. Not as good as the 747 experience to Barbados but ok for room, service was mixed again good bits and bad- not nearly as good as BA economy to the likes of New York. more