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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

i'm flying to london in the spring and want to get the best service possible. so please tell me, should i take virgin atlantic or british airways. please, don't give me opinions.


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User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

First of all, if you want to know who has the best service, it's going to be purely opinion. So, here is MY opinion:

With BA, you get a more conservative approach to cabin service. For me, flying with BA was like flying with the Queen. Very professional, proper, and truly international. Service was just as good as VS, but presented in a more formal fashion.

With Virgin, I thought the airline and service was more "hip and swanky" when compared to it's rival. Not the "Old English" that you get on BA. However, the service is still very excellent. I think Virgin caters to a younger crowd of pop-culture rather than the older seasoned traveller, but it gets business for both.

So, it really depends on what you want as far as experience. Hip or Proper. While that's somewhat of an exaggeration for both airlines, it also kind of fits.

UAL747

[Edited 2003-09-08 04:21:40]

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Do NOT make me agree with UAL747 since I flamed him in a recent post---but he sums it up.

If you're travelling biz..Club World has the edge. On long flights that BA civility far outcedes any trendy service by VS.

Both have good biz class products (I do 300K yearly on BA...not on VS but maybe twice yearly).


User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

I also think BA is superior to Virgin if you are on extremely long flights or two longhaul flights with a connection at LHR. Virgin to me would be a tad much. Plus, BA's route structure is far more intricate when compared to VS. Less connections, more flight times.

UAL747


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

thanks. i prefer the more professional approach to air travel. does BA have power ports in thier business class?


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

From BA's website:

Club World

Entertainment
With your own personal in-flight entertainment system, you can sit back and enjoy an extensive choice of on screen entertainment, interactive games* and CD-quality audio.

*Available on most aircraft.


Work and stay in touch*
With in-seat lap top connection and telephone, Club World has all the facilities you need to catch up on work and stay in touch with colleagues, friends and family throughout your journey.

*Available on all 747 and selected 777 aircraft.


User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Virgin is much , much, much * 19099900909100101 times better and more enjoyable - even if only for the super good looking FAs....not to mention the service and IFE system......

User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

I will give Virgin this:

The flight attendants for the most part are younger and more attractive. Not to mention Virgin's uniforms are much more attractive to the eye than the ones of British Airways.

The quality of IFE on Virgin depends on which aircraft you get. Last time on Virgin I was on G-VHOT, a 744 on both JFK-LHR and LHR-JFK. It had one of the smallest screens I've seen for PTV's. While I understand that most other aircraft have better IFE, there's still a chance you'll get the old IFE, unless VS has upgraded these planes.

UAL747


User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Hey Cancidas

I've only taken British Airways before from LAX - Europe and back. I found the service in economy class to be very good. The food was good, movies were funny and entertaining, and the ambiance was comfortable. However, BA does tend to lose baggage...

-A330Fan1


User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

If you're flying in Business Class I recommend BA. I flew JFK-LHR in Club World last month and I was impressed with the service - the cabin crew were very professional but also friendly. The Club seat/bed is comfortable and spacious. The new Virgin Upper Class Suite looks even better, but at the moment I think it's just the one aircraft fitted with the suites so you'd probably get the older J2000 seats.

Declan


User currently offlineMonarch From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 362 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

Even BA's World Traveller service is fab! I would highly recommend flying BA - very professional crew and 'proper' service.

Regards

Monarch


User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1616 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

Both are excellent

IMHO Virgin is the better in economy (coach) though.

Rich


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