Is premium economy on Virgin Atlantic worth it?

Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy is much better than the British Airways alternative. The entire Virgin Atlantic experience genuinely feels premium – from check-in to boarding to most importantly the in-flight experience. With British Airways premium economy I still felt like I was in economy just with more leg room.

What is premium economy like on Virgin Atlantic?

Premium passengers on Virgin Atlantic get two free checked bags, Priority check-in, boarding, and luggage delivery, upgraded meals and a welcome drink, and a roomier leather seat with extra legroom.

Is Virgin Atlantic premium economy like business class?

Virgin Atlantic positions as premium economy as closer to business class, which means passengers can use the washrooms in the front (between the cabins) and have access to the business class snack area (not the bar though).

Is it worth upgrading to Virgin premium?

When it comes to upgrading to Virgin Premium or Upper Class, it’s certainly worth it to make the most of your holiday. Both classes have dedicated check-in desks and priority, allowing you to bypass queues for a speedier start to your holiday. Upper Class, meanwhile, really ups the luxury.

Do you get free drinks on Virgin Premium Economy?

Premium Economy serves better food and drink As for beverages, you’ll often get a free drink when you board – Virgin and Qantas offer a free glass of bubbly after take-off, while Cathay Pacific will keep you hydrated with complimentary bottles of water.

What extras do you get with Virgin premium economy?


  • Seating. Seat pitch up to 38 inches. Extra large leather seat. Select Premium seat anytime.
  • Baggage. 1 x 10kg hand luggage. 2 x 23kg checked bag* Priority baggage delivery.
  • Included extras. Upgradeable with Virgin Points. Extra legroom seat. Premium check in.

What do I get with Virgin premium economy?

Virgin Atlantic launched its new premium seats this week, and they let you recline seven inches. Their economy seats have a maximum recline of five inches. So all you get is an extra two inches of lie-back and try-to-forget-the-engine-roar. Expect to pay 50% to 150% more than economy prices.