Gold Medal is to keep life simple for agents by basing all its packages that include Virgin Atlantic flights on the carrier’s new Economy Classic fares in future.

The company has taken the decision so that retailers know that the advertised price will always include features that their clients traditionally expect, such as checked luggage allowance, seat selection and on-board meals.

Virgin Atlantic announced at the beginning of March that it would offer three levels of economy fares from this Spring – Economy Light, Economy Classic and Economy Delight. The move introduces layered levels of amenities, with the cheapest Economy Light fares stripping out basics such as baggage and being non-refundable and non-changeable.