Musapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted
Thu Apr 14 2005 02:42:07 UTC (9 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4687 times:
both are very similar although i prefer trying out the new 346.
What are the ticket prices?
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BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted
Thu Apr 14 2005 10:38:54 UTC (9 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4664 times:
Given the choice, I would prefer a BA744 over a Virgin 346 any day, and
VS would not even be my fourth choice on the LHR- HKG route (BA, CX and QF would all rank higher).
I have found that whereas service in economy on BA is consistently good to excellent, service on VS varies from good to appallingly bad. On my last VS flight, the cabin crew tried to be 'fun' and 'lively'. Amusing at times, but very unprofessional.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted
Thu Apr 14 2005 20:01:54 UTC (9 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4626 times:
Airbus A340-600! A340-600! A340-600!
From what I have heard it is a very quiet plane and a smooth ride!
I have flown VS before and find the service incredible!
and the new V:PORT looks and sounds again from what I have heard really great!
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Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted
Thu Apr 14 2005 22:09:21 UTC (9 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4607 times:
Depends what you do on a flight...if you like to watch movies and struggle to sleep then go for
VS, the IFE is much better.
If you are after consistent service go for BA, VS is very much hit or miss from what I have heard
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UAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted
Thu Apr 14 2005 23:51:05 UTC (9 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4601 times:
VS, of course!
WAYY better seats, IFE, service, and well yea you get it. Basicly just fly VS and be happy!
Ndebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted
Fri Apr 15 2005 12:04:20 UTC (9 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4574 times:
Thanks for all your replies. We have decided to fly VS and try the A346. Will be our first time onboard any A340 so I hope we're not disappointed.
We decided this due to the increase in ticket prices by BA and the fact that VS offer better IFE (mum can't sleep on planes).
I might even make this trip the subject of my first trip report
P.S Many thanks go to Kev for all his info too
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ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted
Fri Apr 15 2005 13:37:02 UTC (9 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4565 times:
The 744 in my opinion, nothing like pulling up at the gate and being the big guy
, seriously, both the 744 and 340 are great, would go on the best price
VS74741R From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted
Sat Apr 16 2005 13:51:05 UTC (9 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4545 times:
Quoting Ndebelebev ( Reply 6): We have decided to fly VS and try the A346. Will be our first time onboard any A340 so I hope we're not disappointed.
Good choice, Im sure you'll love it, especially the VS FAs
Quoting ZKSUJ ( Reply 7): The 744 in my opinion, nothing like pulling up at the gate and being the big guy
Well on the A346 you can pull up at the gate and be the long guy
Obviously a Virgin Atlantic fan!!!
AirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2004 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted
Mon Apr 25 2005 23:33:45 UTC (9 years 1 hour ago) and read 4464 times:
Vport is great, the interior lighting inside the
VS A346s is kinda cool also.
it's the bus to stansted (now renamed national express a4 to ruin my username)
JMJAirways From Sweden, joined Apr 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted
Thu May 5 2005 22:26:11 UTC (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4410 times:
I am flying
LHR - JFK on the A346 in June, can't wait!!!
I am willing to pay extra for a A346 flight !
772flyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted
Fri May 6 2005 00:05:14 UTC (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4412 times:
Can't really comment on
VS to HKG but used BA to Hong Kong last year and am flying with them this June (due to the fact that I could book a return ticket for £375 return!!!!!!). BA offer fantastic service on this route, and as said above....if you want consistent service then BA should be your choice.