Virgin Australia not to charge for extra legroom seats in Economy Plus
Virgin Australia recently announced it is not going to ask passengers to pay more for the extra legroom seats in premium economy or Economy Plus on its Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The airline confirmed that it doesn’t have any plans to do so in the near future.
A Virgin Australia spokeswoman in a statement said that the airline isn’t planning to seek more fees from its customers seated in Economy Plus.
The first row of Boeing 737-800 aircraft of the airline is usually preferred by frequent flyers because of the additional legroom provided to them, which are available between the seat and the divider separating business class from economy class.
Currently, it’s a common practice with several airlines to charge extra fee for exit row seats. Various U.S. carriers are also following the same course and charging for Economy Plus or premium economy seats at the front row of the Economy Class cabin.