Having just returned from a speedy half term trip to New York, I wanted to share my thoughts and experiences of paying ‘that little bit extra’ for Premium Economy on flights with the family.
I rarely write with opinions which may seem extravagant but the Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy experience was so great, I felt I ought to share it with those who are interested, it really is money well spent.
After becoming a parent, (and following a particularly bumpy flight), I have acquired an unwanted fear of flying. I have tried various different ways to overcome this dread, from homeopathic treatments to attending special courses … my recent trial was to fly Premium Economy. What a revelation!
The delights begin as soon as you have paid, (add your flying club membership number), this gives you free miles for your next family holiday, seats are then chosen, (I can personally confirm, the closer you are to the front of the plane, the less bumps you feel)! At the airport designated check in makes the whole boarding process seamless. Once the bags are marked for “speedy arrival” through the baggage reclaim at your destination, you are ready to board.
Once onboard things get better and better. As you sit in your spacious leather seat, you are continually given treats from pre flight bubbly, (or juice), to Baileys post dinner. The kids loved the ice creams that were handed around as they sat back and watched the latest movies, they were so content I even managed to read an entire book on the flight, another first!
Special promotions and utilising airmiles make Premium Economy an affordable luxury, I believe in making the journey part of the holiday. The hope is that one day I will have enough airmiles of my own to try out ‘Upper Class’, I hear such amazing things about it….