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Economy X offers a more premium experience at the airport and onboard, within the affordability of our Economy class. Enjoy more choice when it comes to travelling with Economy X available on all domestic and international flights. 

Enhance your travel experience with: 

60x100-econx-seatExtra legroom

Enjoy up to 40% more legroom in the front of the Economy cabin or in the over-wing exit rows. View the seat maps to see locations per aircraft.

60x100-econx-bagPreferred overhead lockers

Relax knowing your carry-on baggage is easily accessible with preferred overhead lockers enabling quick access for boarding and departure.

100x100-econx-screenPriority Screening

Breeze through the airport with access to priority screening lanes enabling you to reach the gate with ease.
Where available. Domestic only.

100x100-econx-boardPriority Boarding

With access to our Priority Boarding queues you can board at any time to settle in sooner and get ready to enjoy your flight with our award winning crew. 
Where available.




International Extras

100x100-econx-checkinPriority Check-in and Boarding

As an Economy X guest on International Short Haul flights, you will have access to Priority Check-in and Boarding to ensure your airport experience is as relaxed and smooth as your flight. Look for the Priority or Premium Economy check in counters when you arrive.

For International Long Haul flights, look for the Premium Check-in and Premium boarding counters to receive the same express service. 
Where available.

60x100-econx-mealGuaranteed first meal choice

International Long Haul flights only
With a choice of 3 dishes including local and international cuisines we’ll ensure you have your preferred option. 

100x100-econx-headphoneNoise-cancelling headphones

International Long Haul flights only
Once on board enjoy premium noise cancelling
headphones to enjoy the Virgin Australia
in-flight entertainment.  



Economy X Pricing*

Prices are based off the example routes shown in the table. Pricing for particular routes can be seen on the "Seating" page when booking online.


Example Routes

From Price in AUD (per person, one way)

Domestic (within Australia)
Sydney to Melbourne
Melbourne to Gold Coast
Perth to Melbourne
Brisbane to Perth
Trans Tasman
Brisbane to Wellington $59
International Short Haul
Sydney to Fiji (Nadi)
Brisbane to Denpasar (Bali)
International Long Haul
Melbourne to Hong Kong
Sydney to Los Angeles

How to Book

At time of booking

Online: Select an Economy X seat on the Seating page, during the booking process online.
By Phone: Request an Economy X seat when you make a new booking through our Guest Contact Centre.

After booking

Online: Add Economy X to your booking via our Manage Booking service.
By Phone: Call our Guest Contact Centre and request to add Economy X to your existing booking

During check-in Economy X seats will remain available for purchase via our online check in or at the airport via our check-in counters or kiosks.


Terms and Conditions

* Economy X seats are limited and may be sold out at time of booking or at any time prior to your travel date. The applicable Economy X fee will be the fee published at the time you purchase Economy X and is subject to change.  Fees are per person, one way and per sector. Fees are in the applicable booking currency, being the country of origin specified in your booking or purchase. Economy X fees are non-refundable, except where you are entitled to a refund of the Economy X fee or of your fare under the Australian Consumer Law.. See the Economy X Terms and Conditions for more information on refunds. Not all product benefits are available at all airports. Where some of the product features are not available or utilised by you, you are not entitled to a refund unless otherwise specified in the Economy X terms and conditions. Some Economy X seats are located in Exit Rows and guests must accept the Exit Row Safety Conditions to sit in these rows. If you change your mind and no longer wish to sit in these rows, you may move to an alternate Economy X seat for no additional fee. If however no other Economy X seats are available, you will be assigned a standard Economy seat and entitled to a refund of the Economy X fee. Please let us know as soon as possible if you do not longer meet the Exit Row Safety Conditions. If at the time of travel you no longer meet the Exit Row Safety Conditions you will be offered an alternate Economy X seat or you will be assigned a standard Economy seat and entitled to a refund of the Economy X fee. Economy X is only available on flights operated by Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia International. See here for full Economy X Terms and Conditions.