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Old 21st Jan 2018, 08:15
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Economy X transforms your Economy travel experience.
If that is all it takes to "transform" the experience, VA Economy travel must be shite
And if an economy X paying passenger does not meet exit row requirements, they're able to be seated in other non-exit row economy X seats.
What happens if the unlikely occurs and none of them do? Is one randomly chosen to be "downgraded" and a random AB pax "upgraded"?
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 12:44
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What the ??? Pure spin, nothing else.

Originally Posted by sinala1 View Post

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
The only thing from the above list that you could reliably expect, from a practical point of view, is the legroom.
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 23:41
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ďTransformĒ is another one of these words that gets overused/abused by marketers, CEOs and spin doctors. Seems unlikely the whole xperience is radically changed just because you get a seat that someone else locks upright for critical flight phases.
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 02:30
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Geez, you blokes mustn't have traveled much overseas. It's common to charge for the exit rows on most airlines overseas. If no one pays, they are empty. If you haven't paid, you don't get to sit in them. It's all very simple.

For me, whenever I can, I buy. I love the extra legroom...and I'm happy to pay for the privilege.
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 03:15
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So you like flying with a seat with:
  • rigid arm rest / seat dividers
  • no recline
  • no drop down tray
  • probably no IFE screen
  • no seat back pocket for documents, books, etc.
  • no bags under the seat in front
Originally Posted by peuce View Post
Geez, you blokes mustn't have traveled much overseas.
Very poor assumption. Until my retirement two years ago I was doing 500+ hrs / year as SLF on all continents except South America and the Antarctic.

Originally Posted by peuce View Post
It's common to charge for the exit rows on most airlines overseas......
Not my observation at all. Common? Yes, possibly. Most airlines? Definitely not.

However I do think that we probably need to differentiate between the over-wing emergency exits in the narrow-bodies and the "near the door" seats on wide-bodies, for which no user restrictions seem to apply.
I can see some value in those seats and might burn a few points to use one.

But the restrictions associated with being seated in the narrow-body, over-wing exits is a different kettle of fish.

Oh, and I last flew in one of those seats nine days ago. My allocated seat, not my choice and not selected. No additional cost. And no pretense that it any way represented a premium service.
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 14:52
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Originally Posted by peuce View Post
It's common to charge for the exit rows on most airlines overseas......

Sure it's common, for Air Asia.

Virgin Australia wants to be Air Asia ?

They sure as hell are working hard at it.
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 23:23
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Originally Posted by WingNut60 View Post
So you like flying with a seat with:
  • rigid arm rest / seat dividers
  • no recline
  • no drop down tray
  • probably no IFE screen
  • no seat back pocket for documents, books, etc.
  • no bags under the seat in front



I donít care about the seat dividers. I donít care about the recline though some cabin crew will unlock the recline in flight anyway. In my experience there are drop down trays and a seat back pocket and an IFE screen (B737 overwing exit rows.) I like to put my legs under the seat in front, not bags.

That said, I donít pay for exit rows, but normally I donít pay to fly anyway and when I do pay, I have other considerations such as getting a row with a bassinet. My biggest priority when traveling by myself is to have a seat with no one next to me.
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 23:42
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And you are guaranteed to be last to disembark being exactly half way between the forward and rear doors
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