All of the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER flights now see a pressure-relieving memory foam mattress as standard, with both pillows and the duvet 20% larger than previously offered.
A Virgin Australia spokesperson told Australian Business Traveller that in an improvement to sleeping on a bare seat, the mattress “moulds to passengers’ bodies for better night's sleep”.
Our top tip: When catching some shut-eye, fasten your seat belt over the duvet (pictured), rather than resting the duvet on top.
In the event of turbulence, the crew can then easily spot your seat belt, which avoids having to wake you to ensure it's fastened.
In addition to the size boost, the high-grade cotton duvet and pillow are “styled to complement the interior of the aircraft cabin”.
The move follows the airline’s refresh of its Boeing 777 aircraft in 2012, and brings Virgin in line with Qantas’ business class ‘sleep service’ – launched in the same year.
Virgin Australia flies the Boeing 777-300ER from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to Los Angeles, from Sydney to Abu Dhabi, and from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur on behalf of Etihad Airways.