Virgin's Premium Economy

Jan 9th, 2007, 07:49 AM
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Virgin's Premium Economy

Has anyone been on Virgin's New Premium Economy yet and is it any better than the old ?.
They are supposedly updating all their fleet beginning at Heathrow then on to Gatwick.
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Jan 11th, 2007, 12:30 AM
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Hi,
I had a look at the new premium cabin on a Delhi flight last month. Seats look very big, almost as big as the 'old style' business class seats. Also in a purple leather with a good size arm rest and leg support.

I believe they now have a dedicated cabin crew and a different food service from economy. Virgin are really promoting this new cabin and when it is fully fitted in around 2008 it will take a lot of business from the other carriers if they do not revamp their PE cabins.

Is it any better than the old model.... YES, by a long way. However they seem to be refitting the 340-600's first then the 747's so check what plane is on the route you are flying. As they have only refitted about 8 of the 346's in the fleet you will be taking a gamble at the moment in getting them.

Rather than gamble on 'will you- won't you' get the seat, spend the extra and go Upper Class which is by far IMO the best business class experience out there.
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Jan 12th, 2007, 01:01 PM
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I assume the question is the new PE versus the old standard economy seat, not that there is a new PE versus an old PE. Is that right?
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Jan 12th, 2007, 02:21 PM
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No, it's a comparison between new PE and old PE (I haven't tried new PE).
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Jan 12th, 2007, 02:36 PM
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In that case, I assume the one listed at http://www.seatguru.com/charts/premium_economy.php is the old. If so, do you have info on the new stats?

I ask because I am considering it.
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Jan 12th, 2007, 02:50 PM
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I believe same configuration, same number of seats. New seats are leather. Don't know what other differences there are.

Surprisingly, no photos of new seats on airliners.net yet.
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Jan 12th, 2007, 03:22 PM
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I don't know the stats but here's a photo of the new seats http://tinyurl.com/yeeg52

And more info from the VS site http://tinyurl.com/ykf8pf
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