Starting from as little as $33, plus the price of your fare*, you’ll get: 

Extra leg room

Up to 40% more leg room, so you can stretch those wonderful legs of yours

Priority boarding

To skip the queue with Priority Boarding*

Priority Check-In

You can enjoy Priority Check-in on international flights*

Preferred overhead lockers

Keep your travel essentials nearby with preferred overhead locker space


Available on all domestic and international flights, Economy X is an upgrade to your standard Economy seat that gives you added benefits – and only costs a little bit extra.

Here are some common examples of Economy X prices.

Brisbane to Port Vila from $33 Sydney to Sunshine Coast from $62
Melbourne to Gold Coast from $68 Perth to Sydney from $85
Sydney to Nadi from $58 Melbourne to Bali from $95
Brisbane to Cairns from $61 Darwin to Melbourne from $87

Please have your booking reference number ready.

If you change your mind and choose to cancel your flight, fees will not be refunded unless you are entitled to a refund under the Australian Consumer Law.

How to book

But the most wonderful news of all is just how easy it is to upgrade. You can do it during or after you book, and even when you’re checking in (subject to availability).

So why not give Economy X a try on your next flight, and enjoy the wonderful benefits yourself.

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 Manage your booking.

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.

For further information on Economy X, or to lodge a request for a refund due to reasons such as disrupt or a seat change by Virgin Australia, please submit an enquiry form.

Ready to upgrade?
Get up to 40% extra legroom

Economy X terms and conditions

Please read carefully as there are important terms and conditions that you should be aware of prior to selecting Economy X. 

* 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 no 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 full Economy X Terms and Conditions.