I would have given 4 stars, but will lose half a star as I found some of the cabin crew to be a little poker faced, or to put it another way. On this A330 aircraft, there were 219 economy seats, with Delta’s standard width of 18 inches. Whether you’re flying economy class on Delta Air Lines, Air France, or Norwegian Air, a long-haul main cabin flight is universally the least exciting part of anyone’s vacation. As someone with family in London, who frequently flies budget airlines out of New York to visit home, the economy flight is definitely the part of each trip I look forward to the least. An economy class ticket on this route costs approximately $255 (FJ$550) one-way per person. You can find these flights on Fiji Airways’ website or through an OTA of your choice — think websites like Cheapoair, Google Flights, or Orbitz. Ergonomic seats with an unique relax function ensure more comfort on long-haul flights.
At the other extreme, some extra legroom seats in Economy Class, with the same service and seat model, are also marketed as an enhanced Economy class in some airlines. Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised at Emirates A380 economy class.
The airline crew working my aisle came by and introduced themselves to me as well. I wonder what the guy sitting in the aisle seat thought of who I was.
I had never received such treatment in business class, let alone coach. I took this flight prior to the protests getting serious in Hong Kong. As I was connecting, there were a few formalities I had to complete to get my onward boarding pass. There were no hassles, and within 10 minutes after arrival, I was airside. Since I had about 40 minutes before boarding, and the closest first-class lounge was a solid 10-minute walk away, I decided to use the business class lounge The Bridge. I did not have enough time to review it, but like any other Cathay Pacific lounge, it was better than the average business class lounge. Wikivoyage has a travel guide for First and business class flights. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Economy class in air travel.
Interestingly the Upper-Class seats are only 1 inch wider. To the extent that current economic conditions are helping particular groups, the public sees the benefits flowing mainly to the most well-off. Roughly seven-in-ten adults (69%) say today’s economy is helping people who are wealthy (only 10% say the wealthy are being hurt). At the same time, majorities of Americans say poor people, those without a college degree, older adults, younger adults and the middle class are being hurt rather than helped by current economic conditions. Boarding proceeded quickly and efficiently, and within 15 minutes the whole economy cabin, except for the seat next to me, was taken. While we were still on the ground, the purser came by and offered me her personal welcome aboard, and that if I needed anything to let her know. She also offered me an Evian water bottle for the flight.
The Virgin Atlantic premium economy seats feel properly premium. The premium economy seats on Virgin Atlantic are padded and very comfortable.
Reserve your preferred seat at the time of booking or subsequently up to one year before departure. On the way back to London Heathrow was quite a nice breakfast before landing. The Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy service is excellent as you will read in most Virgin Atlantic premium economy reviews.