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Economy

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Domestic Economy

Enjoy the value-for-money comfort and options of Economy Class. If you are travelling for business or leisure, our regular flights provide convenient and economical options.

For a more inclusive Economy experience consider our Flexi fare to enjoy a complimentary snack and drink and increased fare flexibility.

Seating

  • Luxury leather
  • Up to 31 inch (75 cm) seat pitch
  • Over 17 inch (43 cm) seat width

Food and Beverage

All Economy guests receive complimentary tea, coffee and water on all Virgin Australia flights. In addition we also offer a selection of complimentary beer, cider and wine on flights between Australian mainland capital cities, with a schedule departure time between 5pm and 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Flexi guests receive a complimentary snack and beverages – including complimentary beer, cider, wine and soft drinks on flights with a schedule departure time between 5pm and 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Our Saver guests can purchase a range of snacks, meals and beverages from our onboard menu on selected flights.

Note: Purchases can be made by cash (Australian dollars only) or credit card.

Complimentary refreshments

Guests receive a complimentary inflight snack and selected non-alcoholic beverages on the following flights:

  • Between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
  • Between Sydney and the Gold Coast
  • Between Melbourne and Adelaide or Hobart
  • Between Melbourne and Kalgoorlie

A limited selection of snacks and beverages may also be available to purchase, subject to availability.

Flights from Canberra to Sydney or Melbourne

Guests travelling on flights from Canberra to Sydney or Melbourne (and return) are offered complimentary snacks and beverages including water, juice, tea and coffee. Beer and wine is available on flights with a schedule departure time between 5pm and 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Note: The retail menu is not available on these flights.

Flights from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne to Perth (and return)

Guests travelling on direct transcontinental services, from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne to Perth (and return), receive a complimentary hot meal and beverage offering. Beverages include a selection of soft drinks, juice, water, tea and coffee. Beer and wine is available after midday.

Western Australia Flights

Guests travelling on flights operating within Western Australia receive a complimentary snack and selected non-alcoholic beverage. A limited selection of snacks and beverages may also be purchased, subject to availability.

Entertainment

Entertainment options are available on many of our aircraft, and include:

  • A330: seat-back entertainment systems with movies, TV and audio channels.
  • Selected Boeing 737 and Embraer 190 aircraft: Wireless In-flight Entertainment, a state-of-the-art system that provides you with access to hundreds of hours of movies, TV shows and music, all available on your own device.

Find out more about our entertainment options on domestic services.  

Baggage Allowance

For more information on our domestic baggage allowances, please refer to baggage information.

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International Short Haul Economy

Enjoy the value-for-money comfort and options of Economy Class. If you are travelling for business or leisure, our regular flights provide convenient and economical options.

For a more inclusive Economy experience consider our Flexi fare and enjoy: a complimentary meal and drinks, a complimentary hand-held personal entertainment system, and increased fare flexibility.

Seating

  • Luxury leather
  • Up to 31 inch (75 cm) seat pitch
  • Over 17 inch (43 cm) seat width

Food and Beverage

On Trans Tasman flights, Flexi guests receive a gourmet hot meal accompanied by extras including fresh fruit, ice cream, chocolates and cakes/slices. We also extend our Flexi offering on these flights to include complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks and juices all day.

On flights between Australia and Bali (Denpasar), Australia and Thailand (Phuket) and Australia and Fiji (Nadi), all economy guests receive a complimentary meal and selected beverages. A limited selection of snacks and other beverages may also be purchased, subject to availability.

On other short haul international sectors Flexi guests receive a gourmet meal incorporating signature Luke Mangan items and beverages – including complimentary beer and wine on flights departing after 4pm.

Our Saver guests can purchase a gourmet range of snacks, meals and beverages from our onboard menu – including signature items such as sandwiches, wraps and pies from chef Luke Mangan.

All guests travelling on our international short haul services receive complimentary tea, coffee and water.

Entertainment

Virgin Australia is progressively rolling out Wireless In-flight Entertainment across its domestic and international short haul fleet; this state-of-the-art system provides you with access to hundreds of hours of movies, TV shows and music, all available on your own device.

Virgin Australia also offers In-flight Entertainment Tablets on selected Trans-Tasman and Pacific Island flights – Tablets are provided free-of-charge to guests travelling on a Flexi fare, and guests travelling on a Saver fare may hire a Tablet for just $15 (subject to availability).

Find out more about our entertainment options on international short haul services.

Baggage Allowance

For more information on our international short haul baggage allowances, please refer to baggage information.

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International Long Haul Economy

Enjoy the value-for-money comfort of an inclusive Economy Class experience when travelling on international long haul services.

Seating

  • 32 inch (81cm) legroom
  • 6 inch (15cm) recline
  • 18.5 inch (47cm) seat width
  • A USB (Universal Serial Bus) slot to power your personal devices
  • Spacious 3-3-3 seating

Food and Beverage

In-flight food and drinks are all-inclusive on our international long haul flights. Meals and beverages are served throughout the flight, and snacks are available from our onboard snack kiosk.

For special meal requirements, we are able to offer a wide selection of meal choices for your international long haul flight. Review our special meals page for the options as well as how to book.

Entertainment

For guests travelling on our Boeing 777 international long haul service, our award-winning in-flight entertainment system Red is yours to enjoy for the flight. Red entertains all ages with an extensive range of new release and classic movies, TV favourites, engaging games and mood-satisfying music, delivered through a touch-screen and handset controlled system.

Find out more about our entertainment options on international long haul services.

Baggage Allowance

For more information on our international long haul baggage allowances, please refer to baggage information.