Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy Review

Is it Worth Paying Extra?

The Boutique Adventurer

I have flown Virgin Atlantic business class and economy before and really enjoyed both. So expectations were high for Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy.

Virgin Atlantic always seems to be an amazing deal or really expensive. Luckily, in this case, it was an amazing deal option. I was looking for a return flight to new york from London for Thanksgiving.

Airport and Checking In

Apparently, if I was gold I would have had access but alas I am silver. Darn! Or there is a USD$60 charge to use the lounge which I chose not to take as even I can’t drink that much champagne.

Inside Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy A330

The Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy seating plan on the a330 is 2 x 3 x 2. Each seat is 21 inches wide and has a 38-inch recline. There is also a pull-out footrest

The real difference between premium economy seats Virgin Atlantic and upper class, of course, comes on overnight flights where Premium Virgin Atlantic seats turn into beds.

Food and Drinks

The starter was an orange and walnut salad followed by a choice of 3 mains – Linguine pasta with meatballs, Coq au Vin, and Wild Mushroom Risotto. Dessert was a blueberry and cinnamon streusel and cheese and crackers. I chose the Coq au Vin and it was pretty good.

Entertainment and Amenities

There are 139 movies to choose from and some excellent recent TV programs. There are 139 movies to choose from and some excellent recent TV programs. vs just one or two episodes.

Virgin Atlantic felt genuinely premium at every point – from check-in to the entire in-flight experience. The experience definitely justifies the price and I will be happily flying Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy again.

With British Airways premium economy I still felt like I was in economy just with more leg room. I would absolutely pay at least 20 or 30% more to fly premium economy with Virgin Atlantic rather than British Airways.

The Boutique Adventurer

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