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Old Apr 25, 22, 9:51 am
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Hi All, I need to use my Virgin vouchers from cancelled flights last year and looking at Delta Premium Select on the way out to New York. It will be Virgin Premium on the way back.

Is it really worth it? Or should I get an Economy seat at least one way. Dont mind splashing the cash but only if its worth it. Have been Business on various airlines over the years but not often enough for it not to be a BIG treat. I have tried BA PE and its complete rubbish. Wouldnt do it again in a million years.

Could I ask your advice. Going with my 20 year old son who is dying to try Business Class but not this time!
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Old Apr 25, 22, 9:57 am
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it depends on what you value in a travel experience and how much the price difference is
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Old Apr 25, 22, 10:43 am
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So the price difference is 1k for the two of us to go Premium Economy return compared to Virgin Economy Delight.

One way is on Delta and the return is with Virgin
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Old Apr 25, 22, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by Moonstone1234
Hi All, I need to use my Virgin vouchers from cancelled flights last year and looking at Delta Premium Select on the way out to New York. It will be Virgin Premium on the way back.

Is it really worth it? Or should I get an Economy seat at least one way. Dont mind splashing the cash but only if its worth it. Have been Business on various airlines over the years but not often enough for it not to be a BIG treat. I have tried BA PE and its complete rubbish. Wouldnt do it again in a million years.

Could I ask your advice. Going with my 20 year old son who is dying to try Business Class but not this time!
If you value service, fly VS both ways. DL provides economy service in premium select. It is just the seat that is different
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Old Apr 25, 22, 11:35 am
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Have you looked at this thread: Premium Economy Modifications

I flew DL JFK-LHR in PS a few months ago - it was a semi-late booking and D1 was sold out. I had dinner in the SkyClub first and slept through the in-flight service so I appreciated the slightly more comfortable seat but the meal would have been the same food as Y. Whether or not that's worth it to you is your decision.
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Old Apr 25, 22, 12:46 pm
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I flew it a few days ago and don't think it is worth it. I'd opt for the VS day flight JFK-LHR - nice and easy and typically quite civilized.
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Old Apr 25, 22, 5:06 pm
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Hi - more advice along a similar vein (and sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place!)
Flying LAX->MXP in August with the family. Premium select is substantially more expensive than Comfort+. A few questions:

a) Is the quality difference significant (seat/food)?
b) Are complementary upgrades even possible/realistic if we book in Comfort+? (Don't know if they do these internationally... If it matters, my wife and I are both platinum, kids are neither, but can split up the reservation)
c) Is it cheaper/more efficient to book in cash/use miles to upgrade, or book in miles/use cash to upgrade? Is there even a difference there?

Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks all!
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Old Apr 25, 22, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by vamsilly
Hi - more advice along a similar vein (and sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place!)
Flying LAX->MXP in August with the family. Premium select is substantially more expensive than Comfort+. A few questions:

a) Is the quality difference significant (seat/food)?
b) Are complementary upgrades even possible/realistic if we book in Comfort+? (Don't know if they do these internationally... If it matters, my wife and I are both platinum, kids are neither, but can split up the reservation)
c) Is it cheaper/more efficient to book in cash/use miles to upgrade, or book in miles/use cash to upgrade? Is there even a difference there?

Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks all!
There are no complimentary upgrades to Premium Select.
The food is not different currently, who knows when/if that will change.
It's a completely different seat, similar to a domestic first class seat. For some people that makes a huge difference. For others, it does not.
The price in miles for both coach and premium select will vary over time, and the spread between them will as well. There's no way to know whether upgrades will be available later in cash or miles. Whether it makes sense to book in cash or miles depends on what the current prices in cash and miles are. You should not book in cash and expect to use miles to upgrade at a rate much different than 1 cent per mile.
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Old Apr 26, 22, 3:21 am
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I flew Premium Select last week, AMS to BOS. I usually fly premium economy. The seat was nice, the food seemed a little better, but the difference for me was the noise canceling headphones that allowed me to actually watch a movie and be able to hear it…ear buds never work. My seat mate made lots of trips to the galley for alcoholic drinks and snacks. I paid for the upgrade with miles, but doubt I would do it again.
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Old Apr 26, 22, 6:13 am
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Originally Posted by Barrheadlass
I flew Premium Select last week, AMS to BOS. I usually fly premium economy. The seat was nice, the food seemed a little better, but the difference for me was the noise canceling headphones that allowed me to actually watch a movie and be able to hear itear buds never work. My seat mate made lots of trips to the galley for alcoholic drinks and snacks. I paid for the upgrade with miles, but doubt I would do it again.
The food is the same as Main Cabin.
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Old Apr 26, 22, 9:56 am
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To me, PS offers a significantly better seat with improved pitch, leg room, and there are typically just 2 seats rather than 3 on the sides of the aircraft. As a taller person and one that tends to travel with one companion, this makes for a much better experience on long haul flights. That said, it all comes down to price. $250 upgrade one-way per person is about the maximum I would pay for PS over Delta Comfort/Economy Exit Row seating. And that's assuming I could book two adjacent PS seats on either side of the aircraft.
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Old Apr 26, 22, 2:54 pm
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I wouldn't pay 500/person for the upgrade, but the recent flight I had in Premium Select offered it for about $150/person upfare. We bought two and thought it was well worth that amount.
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Old Apr 26, 22, 3:03 pm
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Do not pay more than $249 for Delta PS whether its domestic US or to europe. Absolutely no difference in food/beverage offerings than C+. It's literally an over-hyped C+ seat.

Signed, someone who flew BCN-JFK on the $249 PS upgrade offer and was lackluster.
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Old Apr 27, 22, 8:03 pm
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So, for you Premium Select connoisseurs, if you have a choice, do you pick the bulkhead, or last row before the divider?

I had a bulkhead PS on my last trip, and the problem I had was the people behind me seemed to have difficulty getting in and out, which would bug me on an overnight leg.
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Old Apr 27, 22, 8:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Goodoldflyer
So, for you Premium Select connoisseurs, if you have a choice, do you pick the bulkhead, or last row before the divider?

I had a bulkhead PS on my last trip, and the problem I had was the people behind me seemed to have difficulty getting in and out, which would bug me on an overnight leg.
I prefer the last row, as you won't be reclining directly into anyone. If you're doing bulkhead, you might as well save some $$$ and grab economy bulkhrad or Comfort+ bulkhead - There's typically a two-seater for one of those as well if that matters to you.
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