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Pick One: British Airways Or Virgin Atlantic  
User currently offlineAIRNZ_747-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

I love Virgin Atlantic! Their silver dream livery is magnificent and beautiful! I prefer their in-flight services over that of British Airways. Which of the two British carriers do you prefer?

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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

I would choose Virgin Atlantic, a lovely product with great in flight service and entertainemnt but best of all, Singapore Airlines owns 49% of them. So of course you know you're on a good airline. Also Virgin are nice.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

BA any day. I find Virgin to be quite gimmicky, and their fleet isn't as good as BA's (Virgin has quite a few 742's). However, BA F/A's have a tendency to be a little bit obnoxious, and are often a little too self-important(remember, whatever they might think, F/As do not require a Harvard MBA to get a job!). So I agree that Virgin's service is sometimes better. But BA's A/C and route network is far superior.


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

Virgin; They are the few airlines with the good stuff from the 70s like the bar with stool and the perso that does the massage and manicures are excellent. The video games are a great distraction from being cramped in the seat and makes the flight shorter.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1520 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Definetly Virgin, much friendlier service. I am not too fond at all of BAs service.
Of course, BA does have a more vast network, but where they both compete on the same route, I would chose Virgin hands down(and if it was BA only on a particular direct route, i would rather go via a 3rd country and change using another airline)


User currently offlineWN boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Virgin's lack of a solid route network means that I (and most other people living between the Hudson and Colorado Rivers) have not had an opportunity to fly them. Personally, I like BA--great fleet, convenient route schedule, and the service is better than anything else I have experienced going across the pond.

User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1736 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

I chose VS for Business class but for Economy (both regular and Premium) I chose BA! BA's are far better than Virgins cattle class! BA crews always seem to be helpful-atleast towards me, while Virgin's were rude and seemed like they were doing us a favor by serving us! Sorry Virgin lovers! These are just my experiences!

SR 103  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24816 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

I couldnt choose, they are both great. But the best UK airline is British Midland!!!!


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

GKirk- having flown with BD earlier today, I totally agree!

User currently offlineCNBC2001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

British Airways

User currently offlineGo air canada From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

isnt this a rather childish topic?

my own view is that u cant beat BA.

Ba have attitude, they have one world, virgin simply have a couple of code shares.

BA brought in the new club cabins to america before virgin did.

Yes Virgin brought set-back tv's to economy first but BA have improved on that, also BA have a proper first class, not upper class which is club plus add-ons.

BA have four cabin classes, Virgin don't.

BA fly more places as well.

It must be stated that both have very strong brand names and both use the british livery, although virgin only did once BA didnt, so it seems that virgin do do publicity stunts, BA do as well but in the same way,branson also manipulates the media very very well

so there isnt much contest, although im sure somebody will disagree as everyone has a view and is entitled to express it.

go air canada!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

I disagree

A couple of codeshares? OK BA might have the bigger route network but I hardly think an LHR - Harare route really figures in many people's minds

VS do have a proper First Class, Upper Class. You might think that it's just Club with add ons but I'm sorry it isn't. It has a bed (like BA), and many other things. Also a BAR. do BA have a BAr? (joke!) (not really, but you no what part of it was the joke). No.

However, as you said you are entitled to yer opinion and I'll respect that!

Hoorah

Oh and news for YOU: Air Canada flight AC9007 landed successfully at LHR from SIN. Operated by Air New Zealand as NZ4318, operated by SInGAPORE AIRLInES! SQ318. Just to let you know of the new codeshare



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

i flew BA and they were crap (servicewise) the f/a's were grumpy and unhelpful and flying for 12 1/2 hours those seats in World Traveller (yes i am a cheap ass) are bloody uncomfortable so i guess Virgin Wins.

User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

I would choose Virgin, because their service is great. But BA is also good too, still I think Virgin gets my vote here.

KLM747 Big grin


User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

BA all the way!
I've flown on both airlines over 25 times each and for

seats BA no question!

Livery Virgin's ait bad at all but some of BA's world tails are well nice!

Cabin Crew service Used to think VS but recently on Long Haul BA has vastly improved

Entertainment VS used to get my vote but now BA's got the ptv's there much newer and better than VS's and they all seem to work unlike most of VS's!



Dan Valentine - Bad Ass MOFO Photographer
User currently offlineLiladesi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

What a pitty for BA that the public didn't pick up all those colourfull tail liveries. A jolly concept. The design agency had a nice idea but I'm wondering if they did enough research to the users/consumers of this airline. A lot of wasted money. Pitty! What left, a weak BA. The former colourscheme (with the union jack and the BA crest in the tail) was, although conservative, better (despite the dirty look due to the light grey roof), more home carrier worthy. I think the UK landed into a design crises. However Virgin Atlantic; trendsetting and very attractive. You have to get used to it, that's right. The alu-paint gives the feeling of ancient aviation, the 'good old days". For me Virgin is Virgin. It is going its own way. I like it. Superb!! Virgin Atlantic, chapeau!

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6180 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

Ive never flown on any of them . So i would choose any of them I hope Ill fly on any of these two airlines soon.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10365 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1434 times:

Virgin is better. Why? More style, freshness, a better fleet. 744s, A340s, A380s, great. Virgin is a prospering, optimistic airline, BA seems to have had its best times in the 90s. The current management isn´t very strong, some decisions (i.e. fleet downsizing) show even signs of them being afraid of the future. Also my experiences with them are not too brilliant, just on the same level with Air France, Iberia, United.
But I have to admit I´ve never flown with Virgin, but hope so as soon as possible. Btw their website is the best of any airline around, miles ahead of BAs boring one.


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

BA any day!

User currently offlineV1-Rotate From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 53 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1413 times:

BA.
Just flown "Upper"....AVERAGE!
BEDS-I don't think so ,30 degree angle ,feet under the pax in front!!
MASSAGE-Pah,woken up for a 10 mins max "cos the 1 girl was too busy!!!
Plus I was 3 hr delayed!
Gimmicks do not make the airline as good as you all seem to think.
Give me BA Club anyday!!!.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

I do say that BA's WOrld Tails were good. If only that cow Magaret Thatcher didn't keep going round with her handbag and box of tissues!


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineDatamanA340 From South Korea, joined Dec 2000, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

I haven't fly on any of them. But I prefer VS, cause it holds Airbus long-haulers. When I cannot choose, I won't avoid BA, cause many people love it.

User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

I've never flown BA. I have no intention of ever flying with BA. Despite the fact that I live on LHR's doorstep I won't ever apply to work for them. And I'll be the first to crack open the champagne when they eventually crumble for one simple reason- They're bullies.

OK the world of aviation is a competitive one, but BA just used their size against every other British carrier and swollows most of em up into 'franchises'.

NO WAY BA.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

Well doene Englandair. I agree with you totally

Also they should give up their "MONOPOLY" on LHR by giving slots to the US to airlines like Singapore Airlines! and bmi



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineV1-Rotate From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 53 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 1348 times:

Yeah,nice one Englandair.....never flown on them,have limited knowledge of them,and yet you know everything!
Your user profile AGE,shows you for what you are..........CHILDISH!
How can you slag an airline you have no knowledge of?


25 Singapore_Air : Oh just because he's young, he know nothing. Pitthle! I knew this was gonna come out sooner or later. He has the ptotential and could actually know mo
26 Englandair : Oh ofcourse, I remember now; because I'm young I'm obviously stupid, immature and have no idea what I'm talking about. I beg your pardon. But remember
27 DeltAirlines : British Airways, I have always had excellent service from them. Jeff
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