Virgin Atlantic is jumping on the bandwagon of the latest trend in air travel. The airline announced on Wednesday that it is rolling out three new branded economy fares in an effort to entice bargain travelers. The new fares will launch this spring and are intended to align more closely with global partner Delta Airline’s class of economy fares.
The most basic of the three fares is the Economy Light version. Travelers booked in this class will need to pay extra for any checked luggage and will not be assigned their seat until checking in at the airport. The next step up in the fare ladder is the Economy Classic level. These passengers will be allowed one free checked bag and will be able to choose their seat when the ticket is purchased. The most premium level in the economy class offerings is the Economy Delight. In addition to the complimentary baggage allowance and advanced seat assignment benefits offered by Economy Classic, travelers booked with an Economy Delight ticket will enjoy three more inches of legroom and priority check-in.
All economy passengers can still expect to receive the same level of exemplary service provided by Virgin Atlantic. Complimentary food and drink will be offered to all travelers, regardless of the fare that was originally purchased. In addition to the new fare structure, Virgin Atlantic also announced that they will be adding Wi-Fi and charging outlets for each seat.
When it comes to traveling, the last thing you want is to be encumbered with a heavy suitcase or backpack. However, there are some tech gadgets that you definitely should take on your trip. In this article, we’ll look at some of them.
1. An e-reader
If you are the type of person who spends his/her rides plowing through books, an e-reader is a gadget you’d want to purchase. Books take up so much space and are bulky to carry around when traveling. The Amazon Kindle is a great buy for any avid reader on transit. The Kindle is compact and automatically adjusts its screen brightness to your surroundings. You can, therefore, load your library onto it and take all your favorite books with you wherever you go.
2. Noise Canceling Headphones
Every traveler needs a good pair of noise-canceling headphones. They will make a long flight more comfortable by letting you lose yourself in your favorite music. Additionally, if you are visiting a city that parties all night, these gadgets will help you catch some shut-eye once you have landed.
3. Smart Luggage
In today’s era, smart luggage is an essential travel item. With smart luggage, you no longer have to endure any luggage-related anxiety during your travel. These suitcases have built-in features like remote lock systems, GPS locators, solar-powered batteries, USB ports to charge your devices and weight scales that prevent overpacking.
What’s more, the suitcases come in a sleek design and are made of durable materials. Therefore, you won’t have to sacrifice the look of your suitcase for its efficiency.