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4 star Skytrax Rating
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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2/10

"food terrible on way back"

(Australia)

SYD-LHR return via HKG. SYD-HKG screen did not work told cabin crew who said they would reset it but still didn't work. Food terrible on way back - won't flying Virgin Atlantic again.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA340
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
6/10

"seats feeling old"

(Australia)

Seats feeling old tend to recline when leaning back even if switch button not held. Poor screen visibility especially if front seat reclined.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA340-600
Seat Layout2x3x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
5/10

"seat invaded my personal space"

(United Kingdom)

I am only 5' 3'' and when the person in front reclined their seat fully my TV screen was too close to my face her seat invaded my personal space and had it not been a night flight I would have complained. Premium economy on Virgin A340's is not worth the money the space is too small when the person in front decides to recline their seat.
Seat TypePremium Economy
Aircraft TypeA340
Seat Layout2x3x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
4/10

"felt as claustrophobic as a budget airline"

(United Kingdom)

With the seat in front reclined it felt as claustrophobic as a budget airline at no time could I see the television properly even when seat in front upright. The staff were totally uninterested in the passengers. We will never fly Virgin again and found Premium Economy a rip off (we had paid almost double economy prices for what?)
Seat TypePremium Economy
Aircraft TypeBOEING 747-400
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
2/10

"seat recline and leg room inadequate"

(Hong Kong)

Seat recline and leg room inadequate shins pressed up against seat in front.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA340-600
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"narrowest seats I have been in"

(United Kingdom)

I fly long haul regularly and found that the seats on Virgin Atlantic were the most narrowest seats I have ever been in.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"don't bother with Premium Economy"

(United Kingdom)

If you have a larger than "average" body shape don't bother with Premium Economy - you will need upper class. Premium Economy seats have the controls for TV and audio built into the inside of the armrest so cannot be accessed if you are wedged into them. I was unfortunate enough to have a box under the seat in front so could not stretch out at all. My seat was far too narrow for me and I had to keep getting out of it during an 8 hr flight it made my journey horrendous. I upgraded on the return leg to upper class which cost an unacceptable amount but I felt that there was no option. It should be noted that the Premium Economy seating does not have moveable armrests and being fixed makes this worse. Economy seats do have some movement on the armrests but only to 3/4 posiiton.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 747-400
Seat Layout2x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
8/10

"seats were comfortable and spacious"

(United Kingdom)

London to Boston and for the first time upgraded to their premium economy - seats were comfortable and spacious. The downside on the return leg when the passenger in front of me fully reclined his seat for the entire flight which made my space feel encroached.
Seat TypePremium Economy
Aircraft TypeA340-600
Seat Layout2x3x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
4/10

"seats in general are quite uncomfortable"

(United Kingdom)

Virgin's Premium Economy seats are twice the price. What you get is more seat width legroom and recline better service some better food and booze. The problem is that the armrest between the seats takes up a lot of space and cannot be lifted up. So if you travel with kids or even a spouse there's a lost opportunity to get more comfortable. The kids cannot lie with their heads on your lap ever in premium economy. The seats recline more than economy but it doesn't matter. It's still not enough and the seats in general are quite uncomfortable.
Seat TypePremium Economy
Aircraft TypeBoeing 747-400
Seat Layout2x3x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"told to sit where we liked"

(United Kingdom)

We were in basic economy on the flight out plane half empty so we were told to sit where we liked - on the way back same half empty but crew were charging GBP30 for window seats - they told us it was an upgrade.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 747-400
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no