London to NYC. Intercepted at LHR with a woman claiming to offer an "upgrade" for more "legroom" at "fiftee(n)" pounds. Accepted. Got to counter, it was actually "FIFTY" pounds. Embarrassed, so paid it. I don;t believe the fast-talking was a mistake.
Airbus seats were technically more "legroom" until flight underway, when we discovered we were in the aisle for the toilets on either side of us. Flight FULL of people with babies. No one stayed seated, at least 5 people standing on us at any given time. Crew sympathetic, but we couldn't get any peace.
Insult to insult: the others in the row didn;t pay for their so-called "upgrade".
Return at JFK: the staff could not have cared less. The supervisor walked off while she was in mid-sentence.
The seats on Branson's pig-with-lipstik airlines are so small, you cannot sit normally forward if you are over, 6' tall.