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| Gatwick to St Lucia in economy class, paid for extra legroom seats (a sore point, my partner is 6'7" and does not fit in most 'regular' seats, yet we had to pay a total of £80 for the luxury of him not being doubled over). The aircraft is very pleasant, soft lighting, not too many seats per row. Cabin crew were some of the best I've experienced, very friendly, helpful, chatty with passengers, etc. The extra legroom seats were an absolute godsend. However, we were fairly put out about the fact that other passengers spent the entire flight trying to climb over us to get to the other aisle. There is a galley just a few rows down for them to do this, and it meant we spent half our time moving our legs for people. The cabin crew had specifically stated that this area isn't meant to be used as a walkway, so I wish they had actually enforced this with passengers as it disturbed the flight quite a bit, and it wouldn't have hurt anyone to just walk a bit further down (if anything it's better for the circulation to walk a few extra steps!). Food was fantastic, although they ran out of a couple of beverage choices less than an hour into the flight and didn't have any spare which seemed a bit short-sighted. Entertainment, a huge choice of films, TV shows, music etc, but (and I find this on all aircraft) the touch-screen TV was bad. So was the remote. In an age where touchscreen is now the norm, you'd think they would be able to get this right. Also, the wifi was down for the entire flight - not the end of the world but not what I expected from Virgin. Overall, a pleasant enough flight. Would consider again if we have the money for extra legroom.