Virgin Australia has announced a new service offering called Economy X. The new Economy X is in part a rename of the current Space+ offering, and in part an upgrade of the overall offering. While the new product goes on sale tomorrow, it will only be available for flights from 21 May.
Econcomy X will be offered across the Virgin Australia network. There will be some variations in the offer depending on wther you are on domestic or international flights.
For Domestic flights operated by Boeing 737 aircraft, Economy X will be located in Rows 3-5 as well as the Exit Rows and features:
- A minimum of 3 inches (7.62cm) extra legroom;
- Preferred overhead locker space;
- Priority boarding and
- Priority security screening4.
For short haul international, you can add Priority Check-in where it is available. On Long Haul international, you can add guaranteed first meal choice and premium noice cancelling headphones.
The following chart shows where the Economy X seats can be found on various aircraft in the fleet
|Aircraft type||Economy X capacity||Economy X location|
|Boeing 737-800||30 seats||Rows 3-5; Row 13 & 14|
|Boeing 737-700||24 seats||Rows 3-5; Row 10|
|Boeing 777-300ER||57 seats||Rows 20-25; Rows 26 & 39|
|Airbus A330-200||8 seats||Row 28|
|Embraer E190||4 seats||Row 12|
|ATR||4 seats||Row 1|
|Fokker 100||5 seats||Row 12|
|Fokker 70||5 seats||Row 11|
The price of Economy X will vary depending on sector length. The longer the flight, the more you can expect to pay.
There is some good news for Platinum Velocity members. They will be able to choose Economy X seats at no additional charge. This complimentary offer will also extend to up to 8 other passengers on the same booking as the Platinum member