Flying with virgin to Cancun next year...is economy ok? Went with Thomas cook last year and was horrible!
Much of a muchness when compared with other Scheduled Airlines..
No where near the service they used to provide:-(:-(
Lots of cost cutting I think, I would only use them now if they were the best price, (which they haven't been for a number of years)
It's a means to an end though, so I wouldn't worry to much :-)
Virgin will be pretty much the same as Thomas Cook, but with free drinks. I always find Virgin overpriced, they promise too much then under-deliver.
Haven't done Thomas Cook but did go in the premium cabin with Thomson to Cancun 3 years ago. I think Virgin economy would be about the same as this. We used to fly Virgin PE which was nice but standards have slipped.
Flying that distance, for that length of time, is going to be pretty grim in any economy cabin.
I agree with SpineyNorman, any flight of that length is grim in economy no matter which airline you fly with. VA is ok but not great by any means. I can't compare it with Thomas Cook as I have not flown with them.
We've done Virgin long-haul flights to theCaribbean both before and after the recent refit travelling in economy.
You will find you have around 33 inch seat pitch - which is ok as long as you don't have an IFE box under the seat in front of you. (My OH is 6ft and manages to get comfortable and stretch his legs under the seat in front without too much bother.) We think the new seats are quite comfortable - compared with the old ones. The food is ok - not good, not bad. There is a good range of IFE.
We would love to be able to upgrade to PE - and look enviously at those turning left at the door - but travelling economy means we can actually visit some of these lovely places that would otherwise be out of reach.
Just think of the amazing holiday you're going to have once you arrive!
The extra legroom seats (about £30 each way extra pp) are a good compromise if you can't upgrade to PE - especially on the overnight flight back to the UK. Otherwise it's always worth trying for a bulkhead or exit row seat, but this can be a bit hit and miss.
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