Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
LAX-LHR On Virgin, Economy.  
User currently offlineL-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

I will be completing travel between Los Angeles and London within the next couple of weeks, and I would like to know what to expect on Virgin Atlantic Airways. I know the plane will be a 744, but that's about it.

L-1011-500

P.S. I will connect to Dublin from Heathrow upon arrival. ANY info on this connection is greatly appreciated.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

14 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1936 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

HEY!!! I'm the man for you!!! I too am taking Virgin from LAX-LHR and I too am going to Dublin from LHR!!!

I'm taking Virgin at the 535pm flight on a 747-400.
It should be about 10 hours long and we get a few meals.

When I get to LHR, I'm going to Dublin that day. I land in LHR at 1135 and then I will either take Aer Lingus into Dublin....or Ryan Air out of Stanton (sp?) which is another airport outside of London. Ryan Air was 79 GBP which is $111 USD, which is good. Thats as of todays prices (1.26.01). Also, dont try to take the train from Heathrow to the coast then a ferry to Dublin. Its way too expensive. Try to avoid airlines going from LHR-DUB like EasyJet. I dont have good vibes on that one. But I'd definitely take Aer Lingus or Ryan Air from Heathrow to Dublin and back.

Then LHR-LAX is about a 12 hour flight.

Both flights LAX-LHR-LAX travel over the northern US and over Canada on it's way into LHR. I believe we travel over New Foundland.

When are you traveling by the way? We may be on the same flight!

Hope this helps!

---QANTAS747-438



My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

Connecting to DUB, you can fly Ryanair from Stansted (STN) or Aer Lingus or British Midland from LHR. Alternatively, you can fly Cityflyer Express from LGW. However, you will have to change terminal at LHR anyway. Enjoy your flight.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

What to expect on Virgin flying from LAX to LHR:
I took this flight about 3 weeks ago so here goes. Economy on Virgin is super small (they have to put more seats in to pay for the screens in tha backs of them). The flight attendants semmed very nice although we did not see much of them. The food is horrible, it is small and taste very bad. The wine also tastes very bad, it is gulping stuff! After your mail they bring round Brandy and Baileys, I highly recommend one of them as it sends you to sleep! About 5 hours into the flight with Virgin (and probably any airline) you areready to be there, they do give another meal, but after my first one I stuck with the bread in my back pack. Another thing to note is they do not bring drinks around very often, so you might have to go to the galley to get a glass of water. The tiolets seems very nice a clean.
All in all the flight was pretty good, I wish there was more room and better food, but you have to pay extra for that!
Iain


User currently offlineRipcordd From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Fly AA i did from lax-lhr and it was the best i ever had. The more room in coach is well worth it and food was good.

User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

What are you lot on?!!!
Fly British Airways, the new World Traveller is the bomb!
Nothing else comes close, AA? Your having a laugh, rather fly Aeroflot! Virgin isn't too bad but they cram you in like cattle! BA is sooooo much better!
rgrds---Dan



Dan Valentine - Bad Ass MOFO Photographer
User currently offlineRonE From Israel, joined Jan 2001, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

I remember flying Virgin 6 years ago but that was from EWR to LHR, and it was very good (the seats back then must not have been so cramped as VA was just starting their services). However, if Air New Zealand still operates their LAX-LHR leg (I think they are), I highly recommend them. Comparatively small fleet makes for better service and they have very nice fragrant soaps and minerals which are a truly refreshing change on such a long flight.

User currently offlineL-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

For all of you that responded, thanks. Don't worry, I am used to cramming people in; try flying in a 362 seat L-1011 for 5 hours on ATA.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Keep the replies coming!

L-1011-500


User currently offlineRipcordd From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

BA747 have you ever flown AA with more room in coach? Well i have and have flown BA,Virgin too they dont come close...

User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

Ripcordd, what type of aircraft were you on for your flight?


Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlineRipcordd From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

777 BA747

User currently offlineSdate747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

I was spotting at LAX approach last week, and I saw the afternoon arrival of the Virgin 747-400. Beautiful plane, I really like Virgin...I'm jealous...hope you enjoy the voyage. Make sure you have a seat on the left of the plane (when facing the nose) if you want to see downtown LA and Westwood as you approach, that way you also avoid the afternoon sun. So, anyways, I was spotting on 22rd of January, and I saw it land on the north side of LAX operations. It taxied down and docked at the international terminal. Expect to see a couple of Quantas, a KLM and a BA 747 around you as gates may vary from day to day. THe plane I saw, if it serves the same route daily was not a silver dream, but has the old livery whihc is just as charming. I took a picture or two, hopefully I will have it developed from Costco by next week and post it online, even if it does not go into the database.
Enough ramling...enjoy the flight...and please report back to reward all my typing.

sdate747  Big grin


User currently offlineKrushny From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Expect a loooong walk in Heathrow to arrive at the gate for the Dublin leg. All flights to Ireland embark at the farthest end of Terminal 1; I wonder what the reason is, security?

User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

You have made a good choice. Recently they posted the results of the Airlines to pick on this route.... Here they go:

1. Virgin Atlantic
2. Air NewZealand
3. British Airways
4. United
5. American airlines

Not to sure on the last two though.

So have a great trip and i wish you all the best!! I have heard very good things about Virgin Atlantic. Maybe the people who are voting for BA and AA are jealous?? Just a thought.

Another point why are BA747 and Ripccord fighting over what airline to take?? They are in the same Alliance together. You should be supporting one another!! I knew BA and AA had problems but never knew to this extent.

Who cares if AA added more room. They still cannot beat AirNZ's seat pitch or Korean Airs.

Cheers
mikey


User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

Ripcordd, the reason I asked was because AA doesn't post the amount of international planes that have received the new coach so thats good that they've started the 777s. Thanks.


Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Virgin Atlantic Flight 8 LAX-LHR - Question posted Sat May 28 2005 09:49:18 by AirxLiban
Lax - Lhr (virgin) Lhr - Thr (iran Air) posted Thu May 31 2001 05:36:22 by Komran110
What To Expect On Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy posted Mon Mar 19 2001 22:55:45 by Olympic A-340
LAX-LHR Virgin 747-400 Questions posted Tue Mar 6 2001 02:08:36 by QANTAS747-438
NRT, LAX, LHR, whats going on? posted Sat Nov 28 1998 00:17:24 by flyf15
Air NZ Coy On Virgin posted Fri Nov 17 2006 02:57:29 by Australia1
NZ2 LAX-LHR Cancelled Today posted Wed Nov 15 2006 02:07:57 by SunriseValley
LAX-ACA On America West Dropped After 1/7/07 posted Tue Nov 14 2006 23:37:47 by FATFlyer
QF108 JFK-LAX & QF176 LAX-BNE On 4 Nov posted Sat Nov 4 2006 12:41:39 by Aussieindc
AF 69 LAX-CDG On 27OCT06? posted Sun Oct 29 2006 06:13:00 by BALAX