Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13722 posts, RR: 20 Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1351 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.
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16 Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1332 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?
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1322 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.
Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1520 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1318 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)
WN boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1301 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.
SR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1728 posts, RR: 41 Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1290 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!
Go air canada From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1257 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.
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13722 posts, RR: 20 Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1252 times:
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!
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
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1248 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.
Liladesi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1239 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!
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10055 posts, RR: 11 Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1225 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.
V1-Rotate From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 53 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1204 times:
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!!!.
Englandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3 Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1183 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'.
V1-Rotate From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 53 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1139 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