I don’t usually find myself on Virgin America very often but I was booking a ticket for someone in my company and came across a glitch that definitely worked in my favor.
For those not familiar with Virgin America’s different seating choices, Virgin America offers an extra legroom product in coach tabbed “Main Cabin Select” that also comes with priority access to security, priority boarding and some free food items. This was my first time on their updated website. Their old website wasn’t close to the best. The new one is either going to take some time to get used to, or it may be just as bad as the old one. Hard to say. When using it on a tablet, every time I tried to change the “Book from” city choice it would take me back to the home page and default to Washington, DC again. Pretty awesome.
At any rate, this is about Main Cabin Select. And, I’m not sure whether this is a new website glitch or something that’s been around for a while. Take a gander at the pricing below:
$98 more for Main Cabin Select. Not a bad deal for a transcontinental flight. But, for a short hop from Las Vegas to Los Angeles? Probably not. But, what if the price was lower? When I chose Main Cabin for $129, the next screen showed me this:
A 60% discount? Not too shabby. I was able to re-create this on a few different flights, so it’s not just this one fluke. This trick won’t make you rich, but it may save you a few bucks!