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Old 02-03-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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Virgin Atlantic?

Anyone here flown this airline? If so, what is your opinion about it? I am thinking about booking my flight to the UK for the fall on their airline because I want to fly in a comfortable seat and not experience the pain that I did the last time I flew overseas.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:39 AM   #3
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I chose Virgin Atlantic for my trip to LA. British Airways never appealed to me...
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Mrs. Edge from SFO to IAD...ask her...also dsmith (devlin) from LAX to JFK...
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Qantas.
A trip from the US to Europe over Australia?

Virgin Blue (Australian subsidiary) cheated on us with the baggage weight, but that shouldn't happen.
If you like exotic meals it's your airline: Popbitch Which one is the starter, which one is the desert?

Apart from that I have not heard anything bad about them.
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I chose Virgin Atlantic for my trip to LA. British Airways never appealed to me...
BA is pretty good.

to be honest, knock on wood, i've never really had bad experiences with any airlines.

my dream is to fly emirates first class one day.
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Mrs. Edge from SFO to IAD...ask her...also dsmith (devlin) from LAX to JFK...

That's Virgin American.

I have not flown Virgin Atlantic (or Virgin American or Virgin Blue), but it is one of the airlines I would like to fly.

Coach on ANY airline is going to be somewhere in between painful and tolerable, but rarely "comfortable." Virgin has a few different classes of service and has a certain hip factor that may make a long trip a bit more tolerable.

Knowing where you are flying out of and your direct options, I would say Virgin might be a better choice on the long haul despite the frequent flier points you may lose out on.

Just my opinion though.
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have you had the chance? ever been in your own "cabin"?

that looks pretty rock star.
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have you had the chance? ever been in your own "cabin"?

that looks pretty rock star.
I haven't had the opportunity. I haven't even been on my own airline in first class overseas yet (not that I have attempted).

Emirates is the current "Gold Standard." I found out yesterday one of my employees is going to work for them. They put you up in Dubai tax free.
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I flew Delta to Milan and my seat was right in front of the exit row, which meant my seat would not recline back. This meant me and the guy I was seated next to were forced to get to know each other very well, thankfully he was nice. It was so uncomfortable and irritating to watch everyone around us laid out snoring, while we were packed in like sardines. Never again.

I saw on the Virgin Atlantic website the levels of seats and even if I am seated in the lowest of the coach, I think I will be more comfortable than the crap seat I had on Delta. BA flies direct out of Atlanta, where Virgin does not. If the BA flights are cheaper, I will chose them, but I really want to fly on Virgin.

Doesn't Singapore Airlines have the same luxury cabins for the first class as Emirates?
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I flew Delta to Milan and my seat was right in front of the exit row, which meant my seat would not recline back. This meant me and the guy I was seated next to were forced to get to know each other very well, thankfully he was nice. It was so uncomfortable and irritating to watch everyone around us laid out snoring, while we were packed in like sardines. Never again.

I saw on the Virgin Atlantic website the levels of seats and even if I am seated in the lowest of the coach, I think I will be more comfortable than the crap seat I had on Delta. BA flies direct out of Atlanta, where Virgin does not. If the BA flights are cheaper, I will chose them, but I really want to fly on Virgin.

Doesn't Singapore Airlines have the same luxury cabins for the first class as Emirates?
Singapore and Emirates are fairly similar.

I flew Delta from Maui to Atlanta two weeks ago. This was really my first time flying them. My seat reclined and it was not very comfortable. Their seats (at least in the 767s) recline different than I am used to.

With that being said, I CANNOT sleep on a plane anyway.

You should try Virgin! Is it direct from ATL?
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Sadly, no it is not direct from Atlanta. I would fly out of Boston or NYC.

How was Maui?
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Sadly, no it is not direct from Atlanta. I would fly out of Boston or NYC.

How was Maui?

Maui was outstanding...outside of a Delta mishap that caused us to visit California and spend entirely too much time at LAX (again).

Got to love those airlines.
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