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Virgin Economy X

Discussion in 'Flights' started by Gregah, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Gregah

    Gregah Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Family has just locked in early for a Jan 2020 USA trip by buying MEL - LAX flights with Virgin. Agent convinced us to upgrade from Economy to Economy X at $200pp each way. Seemed a cheap way to get guaranteed decent legroom (and a faster checkin)...well vastly cheaper than coughing up for Premium Economy anyway. Question - has anyone here experienced long haul Virgin Economy X and did you consider it good value? Cheers.
     
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    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good value and well worth it.
     
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    oldgeezer One of Us

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    That would be like what United terms Economy Plus or Economy Extra or similar would it not? Seeing as Virgin still operate their B777s with a decent configuration of 3-3-3 across down the back (and Delta too last time I looked) that should work a treat, getting 80% of the extra benefit of PE for 20% of the cost.:thumbs:
     
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    My son (185cm tall) swears by it. Won't book a flight where he can't get Economy X.
     
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  5. Gregah

    Gregah Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yep. 3-3-3 apparently. The agent described X seating as ‘like exit row seats on a Virgin domestic flight’. We are pretty happy about that - I’m 6’3” and wife is 5’11”...
     
  6. praewarn

    praewarn First Runs

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    My family of 4 flew Virgin in Jan this year MEL-LAX-YVR and purchased the Economy X upgrade. We are all tallish (174-165cms) so were looking forward to extra legroom. We thought it was great and for the price, compared to a PE, we will definitely do it again.
     
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    Also did economy x to LA loved it, well worth the extra money, we booked exitseats so no one in front of us.
     
  8. Harper11

    Harper11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Does booking exit row defeat the purpose of being in x somewhat.
     
  9. skivet

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    We love the exit seats that have no one sitting in front of you. Can only get these if you book economy x on virgin
     
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    Harper11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh that’s a bit sneaky of them
     
  11. bigmac

    bigmac Hard Yards

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    Does anyone know how much extra legroom on the 777 economy x gets you. Its 3" on domestic but Virgin dont quote how much on 777. Seat guru says 38" which I find hard to believe.
     
  12. Nozawaman

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    They are exit row seats .
     
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