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Virgin or British Airways?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tabs, 12 May 2006.

  1. tabs

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Apr 2003

    Posts: 335

    Hello,

    Flying to Orlando at the end of the month and both of the above are the same price flight wise (Economy). Which one do people recommend?

    Taabish
     
  2. daveyj27

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,231

    Location: NH USA (Brit Expat)

    Virgin, every time. :cool:
     
  3. Gobbledegeek

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,612

    Location: Bendigo, Australia.

    I've flown trans-Atlantic with Virgin and thought they were very good.

    I've flown with BA a couple of times and thought they were grossly over rated and equally over priced; awful with kids.
     
  4. tabs

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Apr 2003

    Posts: 335

    Any particular reason? I'd prefer to go via AA as i thought they were a lot better than British Airways the last time i flew with them. I havent flown with Virgin for years and cant remember a thing.
     
  5. Third Opinion

    Soldato

    Joined: 3 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,368

    Location: West Sussex

    Virgin if you plan to go Economy.
     
  6. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,687

    Location: Cornwall

    Virgins nice, its got good space seats and games on the screen things etc, its quite nice.
     
  7. Sirrel Squirrel

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 Aug 2003

    Posts: 7,847

    Location: Essex

    Virgin for the win

    edit/ just to add that American Airlines absolutely suck
     
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  8. daveyj27

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,231

    Location: NH USA (Brit Expat)

    From London to Boston (and return), i've flown Virgin, BA, AA, Air Canada, and Aer Lingus, and Virgin have been vastly superior to the others.
     
  9. BrightonBelle

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: 2 Aug 2004

    Posts: 5,570

    Location: London

    Virgin.

    BA Long Haul are terrible in my experience.

    BB x
     
  10. Arpegius

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,012

    Location: Leeds

    Pretty much what I was going to say. I've flown both and normally go Virgin if I have the choice. Just seems nicer
     
  11. richard smith

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Jul 2003

    Posts: 2,199

    Location: Colchester, Essex

    So the vote seems to be for Virgin?

    Cool as I'm off to Nashua NH via Boston in a couple of weeks... cheers
     
  12. Rich_L

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,172

    Location: Santa Barbara, Californee

     
  13. basmic

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    Virgin, all the way.

    I have never flown in my life. However Virgin seem to excel in making good products and packages, at none rip-off prices. :cool:

    I love their trains, especially. :cool::o
     
  14. booyaka

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 13,573

    only flown 1st class sleeper lounge with Virgin and it was superb!!!

    Got bumped off an Aer Lingus flight, Got £200 for the inconvience of moving to another flight and got 1st class virgin flight from NY to London!!!!!

    AHHHHH - it's a tough life!!!! :p :p

    Virgin economy seemed to have a fair bit of room - go for them.
     
  15. daveyj27

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,231

    Location: NH USA (Brit Expat)

    Small world.
    I'm off to Manchester, NH in just over a week. Have a look on a map at the proximity. :D
     
  16. richard smith

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Jul 2003

    Posts: 2,199

    Location: Colchester, Essex

    Yeah, right next door. ;)
     
  17. volospian

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,457

    Location: between Blandford Street and Mars

    A lot of people rate Virgin Atlantic. I flew with them to South Africa and they sucked, but when I told people who had used them to fly to America, they couldn't believe that we had had any issues with them.
     
  18. Stringy

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Aug 2004

    Posts: 4,286

    Location: The moon

    Used both to Florida, Virgin was much better than BA, which were nothing special. BA are good to Europe though I find :)
     
  19. Yas786

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 48,561

    Location: All over the world...

    Ive used both and have to say virgin economy is brilliant, much better than BA. Ba i dont fly economy, its usually business or first class i fly with them.
     
  20. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 16,316

    Location: Plymouth

    Both are good, Virgin seem to have a better sense of humour and the entertainment system absolutely rocks (although I think all airlines are introducing these new on-demand systems now).