In mid-April I wrote about Virgin Australia’s new business class product, which is finally being rolled out on their 777-300ER aircraft. This new product was first announced in 2014, though unfortunately there have been significant rollout delays due to issues with getting the seats certified.
However, the first 777 with the new seats is finally flying to Los Angeles, so you can now experience the product on a longhaul flight (though until all the 777s have the new cabins, there’s always the chance of a last minute swap).
Virgin Australia just shared pictures of their new business class product on their Facebook page, and it looks incredible. It might just be the most stylish business class product out there.
Man, they really know how to tease based on the pictures, and seem to get the little details right.
Two pillows rather than the standard one pillow offered by most airlines? Yes please!
The onboard bar looks pretty great as well for a 777 — I don’t know of any other airline which has a bar on the 777 (several airlines have them on the A380, and Virgin Atlantic has them on their A330s, A340s, 787s, and 747s).
Reverse herringbone seats are the all around best business class seats out there, and this looks like the slickest configuration I’ve ever seen. This is the B/E Aerospace Super Diamond seat, which is the same as American’s new business class seat. However, I expect American’s cabins won’t look nearly as stylish.
I’m planning on reviewing this product very soon. I’ll book it by transferring Starpoints to Virgin America Elevate points at a 1:1 ratio (which is an incredible deal), and then for 80,000 points roundtrip I can fly Virgin Australia between Los Angeles and Sydney.
Unfortunately Virgin Australia isn’t nearly as generous about making business class award seats available as they used to be (which I can’t blame them for), though there are still some dates with availability.
Is anyone else excited to try Virgin Australia’s new business class product?