September airfare--Boston to London

Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 06:47 AM
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September airfare--Boston to London

I got a rate of $448/person (economy) and $492/person (premium economy) for September 5-14 on Virgin Atlantic. Are these good rates for September or is there a possibility that I might get a better rate if I wait a little longer? Also, is it worth the extra $$ to upgrade to premium economy? Thanks.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 07:34 AM
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IMO it is a very good rate. I do not know if Virgin premium economy is like the BA upgraded economy of World Traveler. I think that is what they call it.
The seats are a little more comfortable, you can use your computer(which you cannot do in all of the economy seats) and you have a little more leg room. I believe the food is the same.
If the difference is ony $50 round trip, I would consider it.

I know that Virgin, like BA, was offering great hotels with their packages to London. It would be worth looking into.

Have a great trip.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 07:35 AM
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$448 is a good fare anytime of the year. I would not pay extra for upgrade to premium seat because sometimes you can get those seats for nothing extra when you check in at airport.
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$448 is not super good for coach - but not bad either. But - $492 for Premiun Economy is VERY good. I'd jump at that.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 07:51 AM
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Thanks for all the responses. I think I may just go for the Premium Economy. And I will check into the hotels with VA as well. Just FYI, I got the rates at the VA website--which was about $50 lower than on orbitz.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 08:12 AM
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Ugh! I made a mistake. I misread the upgrade cost: it's an EXTRA $492/person for premium economy! Well, if it sounds to good to be true... I'm still considering the economy fare though. Does anyone know if the economy seats in VA are very crowded? Are they more like BA economy or American Airlines economy (more leg room). Thanks!
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Old Jul 23rd, 2003, 08:31 AM
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The leg room on VS (VS is the symbol for Virgin - not VA) is not good. It is nothing like AA - but AA has given up on that extended leg room anyway so that will soon be a thing of the past.

VS has great service - but the seats in economy are cramped (that is why they can get so much more for Premium Economy)
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janis,
Please try not to misinform the public. Only 2 planes will not have MRTC on AA, the Airbus300(mostly Caribbean routes) and 757(mostly leisure routes), Hawaii, Florida, etc...), and the last one is possibly being reviewed, after JetBlue announced MRTC on their planes. So, all the other planes and that includes all the transatlantic/pacific routes (777/767) will still have MRTC for the foreseeable future.
As far as VS, coach is tight, but BOS-LHR is one of the shortest transatlantic flights between US-UK, so kathyl, you will have to make the decision if doubling your ticket cost is worth it.
Have a great trip!
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AAfrequent Flyer - thanks for the info. That is what I originally thought. But three knowledgeable (or so I thought) people have told me it was going to be the entire fleet.
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