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“Owwww my bum hurts”

published 01/09/2009

ProGood cabin crew, clean loos, worth the money we pa...

ConsUncomfy Seats, Not a lot of room, awful food

In my lifetime I have only been abroad three times now, Tenerife which I don’t remember, Lanzarote and now New York. On the trip to Lanzarote, I swear that our plane was the worst plane in the world, it felt dirty, small and the televisions were in the centre of the isle, and were constantly...

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“Not what it used to be”

published 12/03/2014

ProGood inflight Entertainment

ConsAverage service

I have flown with Virgin Atlantic on numerous occasions and sadly there has been a steady decline in the customer experience. Whilst I know times have been tough on airlines and they've had to tighten the purse strings, it seems Virgin have cut the trimmings that made them so different from...

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Super

ProCheap fares, excellent service, first-class entert...

ConsLong wait times, London-Delhi leg needs major impr...

Who hasn't heard of the almost mythical experience in luxury that flying Virgin Atlantic represents? The Virgin Clubhouse lounges, the on-board massseuse and manicurist, the bar right there in the cabin, the fully reclining beds...the list is endless. But what about economy class? Was there any...

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Super

ProV:Port IFE system, Nice fleet of aircraft, Flying ...

ConsNarrow seat pitch/width in economy, Meals a bit bl...

I have been lucky or unlucky enough to have the experience of flying with Virgin Atlantic Airways (VIR) for in excess of approximately 20 Atlantic Ocean crossings to various destinations within the United States of America. I have flown them to and from the following locations: London Heathrow...

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Excellent

ProCheap, reliable, friendly staff, good entertainmen...

ConsLack of legroom

Having never used Virgin Atlantic, prior to Christmas we booked a holiday for four people to Las Vegas via Expedia.com. As there wasn’t a choice of carrier, we were stuck with Virgin and much to my dismay, in the weeks approaching the actual holiday I heard horror story after horror story of the...

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“I want the world!”

published 22/05/2008

ProLots of routes, great cabin crews and great food

ConsNot all fleet have full on demand yet

I have used Virgin Atlantic on occasions for my flights with work and on my own holidays. My two most recent flights were one of each - one to Orlando international and one to Antigua's VC bird International. I would say the flights I have flown on have all been very similar in the way that they...

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Excellent

ProEconomy class with first class service

ConsNeed detachable video monitor controls

Virgin Do It Better For one month of the year, I and she who will be obeyed escape to Florida, Orlando to be precise. Our mode of aerial transportation is provided by Virgin Atlantic. Thank you Sir Richard Branson for creating an airline that treats its passengers like people and not like cattle...

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“7 hours with Lady Penelope”

published 02/01/2012

ProThe entertainment, service and the fact that you g...

ConsWorth the hype? Decor, standard economy legroom. ...

It’s bloody incredible that despite Heathrow being as disastrously large as it is, I found it nigh on impossible to get a decent cup of coffee; for me, the most important part of any waiting experience, wherever one may be. OK, so there are umpteen Starbucks, Prets and one-off coffee shops in...

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“They all wanted my body”

published 04/04/2008

ProSafe and good service

ConsNo upgrade for me

It has been almost ten years since I last travelled with Virgin long before the days that I knew of Ciao existence, probably before I even knew about the existence of "tinternet" and on this trip I had little choice over the airline as the whole holiday was booked with Virgin Holidays. Given that...

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Excellent

“Leaves the others trailing”

published 23/11/2004

ProValue, Quality of Service, A pleasant experience

ConsLimited route network

London to New York, as well as being one of the busiest routes in the World, must also be one of the most lucrative for the airlines. Competition between US and UK carriers is intense, and there are an overwhelming amount of European, Middle Eastern and Asian carriers using LHR as a stopover or...

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Excellent

“Virgins Travel in Style”

published 28/03/2001

ProEntertainment and Variety

ConsOnly the usual lack of space suffered on any aircr...

The prospect of going any distance abroad usually fills you with dread. Not necessarily because you’re scared of flying (although I know that will apply to some of you)but because you know that (unless you’re loaded and can afford first class every time) you’ve got a few hours...

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Excellent

ProExtremely helpful staff, comfortable

Consexpensive

I often wonder why so many people say they will not travel with anyone other than virgin Atlantic, I simply could not see why people would pay over the odds for a flight to and from the same place. After my visit to Florida flying with Virgin Atlantic I found out why. I had travelled with virgin...

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Excellent

“Very Impressive Mr Branson”

published 23/01/2001

Pro1st class service no matter which class you're tra...

ConsA few annoying things but only noticed because eve...

Over the past 12 months I have travelled on two occassions to the USA with Virgin Atlantic. The 1st was to and from Washington DC (Economy Class) and the second into JFK New York, and out of O'Hare Chicago (Business Class). At all times I was offered the utmost courtesy and service. Not once did...

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Excellent

“The best flight with Virgin”

published 27/10/2004

ProLots of space, friendly staff, good food

ConsI didn't have any problems

Earlier this year I travelled from Manchester to Florida. It was a late package deal, and initially I was concerned the flight would be a 9 hour chore I had to endure in order to get to the fun part of the holiday. I couldn't have been more wrong! We arrived at the airport and boarded the plane...

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Excellent

ProVery Cheap and Personal TV really does help pass t...

ConsAlways on far away terminals and bad duty free dea...

I have been on one long haul journey with Virgin Atlantic so far and will be on another trip this summer. My first impression of the airline was really good, to begin with their fares are absolutely brilliant, particularly for students. It's normally at least 10-20% cheaper than the other big...

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