Transatlantic flight, virgin or BA
I prefer BA but there’s little to choose between them for cattle class. One thing which may sway it if you’re likely to fly often or not.
If you are, Virgin gets you lounge access earlier, but BA has better long term benefits, including better reward flights using air miles.Posted 5 years agob rMember
I few years ago I used Air India, very happy with them.
Bottom line was the work had instigated a ‘no business’ policy for non-VP’s etc, so I went ‘Raj’ class instead for the same price as premium economy 🙂
Not sure if they still do it. or the price.
Picked me up from home, good lounges and cracking food – in-cabin entertainment was dire, but I rarely bother anyway.Posted 5 years agoKryton57Subscriber
I’ve been flying to the carribean for 13 years – nothing but a great experience from Virgin.
FWIW after booking again for this year, we received an e-letter explain how there plane layout has been changed this year to be updated and more roomy for passengers.
I would add I only fly premium economy and the free G&T may have clouded my judgement 😉Posted 5 years agohelsMember
All the airlines have gone downhill in the past few years, cost cutting means there is no slack in anything anymore, one little problem and it disrupts everything. Of all the airlines I have flown, Virgin is close to the worst (although nobody could be as bad as United) food terrible, staff churlish and rude, always some kind of delay.
BA probably just as bad these days…Posted 5 years agocobrakaiSubscriber
BA. First long haul flight outside of the RAF was to Vancouver this year with BA. I hate long haul but I have no complaints whatsoever. With BA the fact you get to use T5 was a decider. Easiest, cleanest and most modern terminal I’ve personally been in.
I’ve been told that the leg room in Virgin is not as forgiving and the interiors are a bit aged. That was friends who used a340 and b747 to Vegas.Posted 5 years agoglobaltiMember
They’re all the same; I don’t know why people agonise about choice of airline. It all comes down to your experience on the day; are there any delays and if so, how does the airline handle them? Next is the particular cabin crew member looking after your section and a whole lot of other things like the meal, the film, your neighbours and the seat.
What matters to me is schedules and timings; for a long-haul flight I like to sleep overnight and (with luck) wake up on the approach. If there’s a transit, I don’t want to be wasting hours at some ghastly dump like Heathrow and I don’t want to be doing an extra five-hour dogleg east to Dubai or Doha if I’m going to somewhere in Africa.
That said, I never use BA because they are more expensive than other airlines, their crew are more snotty and they played some really dirty tricks in the campaign against Virgin Atlantic.Posted 5 years agotommo999Member
Don’t forget to check this out before you check in: Tells you which are the best seats, and which to avoid… http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/British_Airways/information.phpPosted 5 years ago
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