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VS Or BA J To LHR  
User currently offlineCleared2land4 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5256 times:

Hi

I am going to london in june and i was wondering if it would be better to fly BA or VS J. I have flown VS in the past but i have never flown BA.


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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5235 times:

VS is a much nicer product. If you aren't doing it for the miles, don't hesitate, fly VS.

Steve


User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5208 times:

Agree, make sure you get on the 744 though. The bar area is much nicer and the seating layout in J is more comfortable. You wont be disappointed.


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User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1613 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5190 times:

Why not UA?

Your profile.

"It's Time to Fly."

I prefer UA, have the most miles with them. I have never flown VS, so I can't compare, but have always had great experiences on BA.

M


User currently offlineCleared2Land4 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

I prefer UA over any US carrier but VS and BA have better J products when flying to LHR
.



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User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5109 times:

What about Air NZ from LAX ..
You get great service seats entertaiment and up front you have the VS business class seats and the top business class wine selections .. And also you get your UA points also when flying NZ



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User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5034 times:

VS without any doubt, I find the seats in J on BA too tight.

Happy flying


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5019 times:

If your flying in June all of BA's 747's should have the New Club World cabin which would be a bonus and I believe may possibly be better than VS

Lee



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User currently offlineOzvirginuk From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 396 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5016 times:

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 7):
If your flying in June all of BA's 747's should have the New Club World cabin which would be a bonus and I believe may possibly be better than VS

I can assure you that the "new" club world is still not better than he Upper Class Suite. I tried it out this week at the Business Travel show in London, and even for the 5 minutes I was sitting/layong in it, it didn't compare to VS Upper... Go VS!!


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5001 times:

Quoting Ozvirginuk (Reply 8):
I can assure you that the "new" club world is still not better than he Upper Class Suite. I tried it out this week at the Business Travel show in London, and even for the 5 minutes I was sitting/layong in it, it didn't compare to VS Upper... Go VS!!

I appreciate what your saying but each to their own. I bet there are people out there who will prefer BA Club World to VS Upper Class.
Why did you prefer Upper Class if you dont mind me asking?


Lee



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User currently offlineOzvirginuk From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 396 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4993 times:

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 9):
Why did you prefer Upper Class if you dont mind me asking?

The service in Upper Class is far more what I would expect for my money. Never will you see a trolley pushed down the aisle, everything is hand delivered. The food is fare superior, and the actual seat and bed, are much more comfortable. Much wider and more spacious. The BA club world experience was a disappointing one for me. The bed was uncomfortable, and very very narrow, the service from a trolley rather than being personal.

Of course to top off the whole experience in Upper Class, the on board beauty therapist is a wonderful way to help relax, and the LHR clubhouse, the most impressive lounge in the world....

Just my opinion of course.


User currently offlinePlaneMad From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4975 times:

I will have to concur with everyone. VS all the way!

Sam D Big grin


User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 589 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4959 times:

Me too - Virgin It!!!

User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4954 times:

Quoting Ozvirginuk (Reply 10):
The service in Upper Class is far more what I would expect for my money. Never will you see a trolley pushed down the aisle, everything is hand delivered. The food is fare superior, and the actual seat and bed, are much more comfortable. Much wider and more spacious. The BA club world experience was a disappointing one for me. The bed was uncomfortable, and very very narrow, the service from a trolley rather than being personal.

Of course to top off the whole experience in Upper Class, the on board beauty therapist is a wonderful way to help relax, and the LHR clubhouse, the most impressive lounge in the world....

Just my opinion of course.

Thanks for your insight/opinion. I will have to try it one day and then I can make my own mind up.
I hope Im not treated as a traitor at work if I prefer VS UC....  Smile  Smile  Smile



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3701 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4943 times:

Quoting Ozvirginuk (Reply 10):
The bed was uncomfortable, and very very narrow, the service from a trolley rather than being personal.

FWIW I've only ever seen drinks served from the cart in Club World, and that isn't all that often, mostly on upper deck.

One of the things I noted in my trip report when I flew the new version of Club World was that it wasn't a big enough step to encourage the VS loyal flyers over to BA. I do find the new seat to better all round but not a big enough leap forward...

Personally I'd fly BA over VS, then again each to their own. Both are decent products, I just prefer the BA way of doing things. My parents flew VS in Upper Class last year and said one of the FAs continuously referred to my father as 'mate'  Wow! They'd flown with the airline before and had an overall good experience and offer some excellent services that BA don't such as the limousine service and the excellent lounge at LHR. Flying together they prefer the BA seating (in both First and Club World) as there are seats that are good for couples whereas the same couldn't be said for Virgin. Very much a horses for courses affair.



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