Stretch Out In Virgin's New Extra Leg Room

12 April 2017

Virgin Australia has just launched Economy X, a new product designed to provide more comfort and an enhanced travelling experience both on the ground and in the air across Virgin Australia’s entire network. This product empowers Virgin Australia customers and Velocity members with more flexibility to tailor their travel.Velocity members and Virgin Australia guests can book Economy X from 31 March 2017 for travel from 21 May 2017. Economy X will be available on Boeing 777 aircraft for travel from 1 April 2017.

Virgin Australia's extra leg room in Economy is a real game changer. (Image courtesy of Virgin Australia)

How much does Economy X cost?

The price of Economy X varies depending on the flight length. Prices can be checked via the Virgin Australia website. This is particularly good news for Platinum Velocity members (and their companions* travelling in the same booking) who can reserve Economy X seats on Domestic and International Short Haul flights free of charge. You can reserve these seats (where available) at the time of booking.

What is Economy X and what are the benefits?

Economy X transforms your Economy travel experience. Offering greater legroom to several rows, Economy X will be located at the front of the Economy Cabin and/or over the over wing exit rows. It has been designed to provide guests with more comfort and an enhanced travelling experience both on the ground and in the air.

Economy X at a glance:

  • Economy X guests travelling on Domestic flights will receive:   
  • Priority Screening (where available)
  • Priority Boarding (where available)
  • Greater legroom at the front of the Economy Cabin or in the over wing exits
  • Preferred overhead locker space
  • Economy X guests travelling on International Short Haul flights will receive:
  • Priority Check-in (where available)
  • Priority Boarding (where available)
  • Greater legroom at the front of the Economy Cabin or in the over wing exits
  • Preferred overhead locker space

But wait there's more...

  • Economy X guests travelling on International Long Haul flights will receive: 
  • Premium Check-in (where available)
  • Premium Boarding (where available)
  • Greater legroom at the front of the Economy Cabin or in the over wing exits
  • Preferred overhead locker space
  • Guaranteed first meal choice
  • Premium noise-cancelling headset

Who is eligible to book Economy X?

Economy X is available for all Virgin Australia guests and Velocity members. Economy X seats are only available on Virgin Australia operated flights and are not available for purchase for codeshare and interline customers.

Is Economy X available now?

Economy X is available to book from 31 March 2017 for travel from 21 May 2017. Economy X will be available on Boeing 777 aircraft for bookings and travel from 1 April 2017.

Stretch out where you can. Extra leg room for just a little extra - well worth the price as part of your airfare.

What flights will Economy X be available on?

Economy X will be sold on all Virgin Australia operated Domestic and International services on the following aircraft:

  • Boeing 737
  • Boeing 777
  • Airbus A330
  • Embraer 190 (E190)
  • ATR 72
  • Fokker 100 (F100) and Fokker 70 (F70)

Can I earn Velocity Points on Economy X?

No, Economy X is not eligible for Points or Status Credit earn. However, you will still earn the applicable Points or Status credits on your base Economy fare.

Can I redeem Velocity Points for Economy X?

Yes you can redeem Velocity Points for Economy X online or when making your booking. 

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Source: Virgin Australia

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