DELUXE TRANSFERS is showcasing the U.S.A., and chooses VIRGIN AUSTRALIA as its preferred airline partner. The daily 1050AM service VA 8 has 3 styles of seating. Today we will focus on the premium economy seat range. Virgin Australia originally started with 40 seats in the PE section. This has now been reduced to 24 seats. All seats have a 41 degree pitch, and the seating configuration is the classic 2-4-2. The level of amenities are excellent, and the seats are very comfortable. The best part of the PE section is the ‘pantry’. Located between PE and Business class, the “pantry” has endless snacks and drinks in a self service section. All drinks are available, be it beer, wine, spirits, juices or soft drinks. There is plenty of snacks to choose from, and there is a wide selection of fruit.
A tip, if you go up to the Business section, there is a Nespresso coffee machine that PE clients can utilise. It is not published, but it is a great way to have a great coffee during the flight. The advantage of Premium economy over economy is the quietness of the cabin. Also the toilets are far more accessible and the queues are far less when coming towards landing time. Each seat is very spacious, and comes with its own reading lamp. Premium Economy menus are very good. All meals are served on plates, and the food is very good. Virgin Australia will cost approximately $2200 return for PE seats if you book at the Travel Expo for a late November departure and a mid January return. It is great value, and well worth it for your family or just yourself.
VIRGIN AUSTRALIA, VA 8, leaving Brisbane daily at 1050am.