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VS300 DEL-LHR Emergency On-Board (Part 1)  
User currently offlineAnirudhvs From India, joined Oct 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 13925 times:

Greetings to all,

This is my first trip report so please forgive small mistakes and other errors.

Introduction:

My father, my aunt (my father’s sister), her son and I went to London for a week to drop my cousin there as he had got admission into the London School of Economics.

Flight Details:

Airlines: Virgin Atlantic
Flight No.: VS-300
Aircraft: Airbus A340-300
Sector: DEL (Delhi) TO LHR (London Heathrow)
Class: Upper Class (re-configured with the upper class suites)
Seat: 5D
Class: Upper class (Business class-highest on all Virgin Atlantic Flights)
Date of departure: 21st September 2006
Scheduled time of departure: 13.25
Actual time of departure: 14.00
Scheduled time of arrival: 18.10
Actual time of arrival: 18.30

Check-in:

Check-in was very smooth. I didn’t want to sit with the rest of my family so I told the check-in girl to give me a seat in the “A” Zone and my family should gets seats in the “B” Zone (Virgin Atlantics Airbus A340-300 has two zone in the upper class- “A” Zone and the “B” Zone). I got seat 5D which was in the middle section of the “A” Zone. My family got seats- 15D, 16A and 16D which were at the end of the “B” Zone of the Upper Class. After check-in was done, we proceeded to the lounge.

Lounge:

The lounge at Indira Gandhi International Airport’s terminal-2 is called “The Clipper Lounge”, shared by various airlines like- Austrian, Virgin Atlantic, Jet Airways, Lufthansa etc. The lounge is very pale and too simple to meet international standards. The service is poor and there are not enough seats. Though, the small selection of juices and sandwiches was rather good. The lounge does not have free internet access. It has massaging chairs. The view from the windows is not good at all. You can barely see one or two aircrafts. I could just see an India Airlines international flight. All of us sat in the lounge for a while, but then we got so bored we decided to got o security check and then proceed to the aircraft even though they hadn’t announced boarding in the lounge for the Upper Class passengers.


Boarding:

I was the first to board amongst all my family. When I boarded a very friendly cabin crew member- Sachin- welcomed me with a smile. I explained him the entire story that I was traveling with my family and didn’t want to sit with them so had requested for a seat in the “A” Zone.

In-flight:

Since this was my first time on Virgin Atlantic, I was quite excited. When I boarded the first impression of the Upper Class cabin was great and I was fascinated. Then I went the much talked about onboard bar. The bar was just great. Handling the bar on the flight was Senior Cabin Crew- Priya. A lovely young girl. After getting an Apple juice for my self, the very second I sat on my seat, a beautiful hot girl in a white skirt and a black T-shirt comes up to me and says “Good afternoon sir, welcome onboard”. She was the in-flight beauty therapist for our flight. She asked me that which treatment I would like to get done. Before I could say anything she said “Unfortunately with the new security rules at London’s Heathrow Airport, I was unable to carry my manicure tools, so I could only offer you a hand massage or a neck and shoulder massage”. I went in for the hand massage. Then she says “The treatment is not guaranteed, we randomly select passengers, if I am unable to do your desired treatment, and if you are not sleeping during the flight I would issue a priority card for you which would enable you to have your treatment during your next flight without any problem”. She was very friendly. Her name was- Nisha.


To be continued...
The next part, am sure will be more interesting as it will contain the emergency...
Comments and questions are always welcome...
Regards,
Anirudh...

44 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 13814 times:

Quoting Anirudhvs (Thread starter):
Class: Upper Class (re-configured with the upper class suites)
Seat: 5D
Class: Upper class (Business class-highest on all Virgin Atlantic Flights)

Why did you need to repeat the class? And what is it with the "highest on all VS flights" all about?  Confused



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User currently offlineLentini2001 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 13782 times:

Is this going to be like Lord of The Rings and be in a trilogy?!!!!

User currently offlineAnirudhvs From India, joined Oct 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 13761 times:

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 1):
Why did you need to repeat the class? And what is it with the "highest on all VS flights" all about?

sorry that was a mistake ...and as far as the highest class offered by virgin atlantic means that upper class is the best class offered by vs ..there is nothing better than that on vs..


User currently offlineAnirudhvs From India, joined Oct 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 13772 times:

Quoting Lentini2001 (Reply 2):
Is this going to be like Lord of The Rings and be in a trilogy?!!!!

well not exactly ....but wait till the second part is out ..and i hope you will enjoy it ..!!


User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 13669 times:

Quoting Anirudhvs (Reply 3):
sorry that was a mistake ...and as far as the highest class offered by virgin atlantic means that upper class is the best class offered by vs ..there is nothing better than that on vs..

Well we are all aviation freaks here and we all know that. I just found it very strange that you needed to mention that.



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User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 13245 times:

Quoting Anirudhvs (Thread starter):
I didn't want to sit with the rest of my family so I told the check-in girl to give me a seat in the "A" Zone and my family should gets seats in the "B" Zone

Charming!

I look forward to reading the next installments including the excitement of an emergency.


User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 880 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 13092 times:

Quoting Lentini2001 (Reply 2):

This is hysterical... I love these forums...  Big grin


User currently offlineAnirudhvs From India, joined Oct 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 12963 times:

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 5):
Well we are all aviation freaks here and we all know that. I just found it very strange that you needed to mention that.

why what is wrong in mentioning the class of journey ??....so many people do that ..!!


User currently offlineAnirudhvs From India, joined Oct 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 12960 times:

Quoting Shamrock_747 (Reply 6):
Charming!

I look forward to reading the next installments including the excitement of an emergency.

thank you .. !! i will not disappoint u with the next part !! thanks...anirudh..


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 12917 times:

Wow this is is just like a TR by Singapore_Air!


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User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12754 times:

Quoting Shamrock_747 (Reply 6):
I look forward to reading the next installments including the excitement of an emergency.



Quoting Anirudhvs (Reply 9):
thank you .. !! i will not disappoint u with the next part !! thanks...anirudh..

Hmm.... scratchchin ...Nah. I'll think I'll just wait 'til they release the movie. slaphappy 


User currently offline3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12750 times:

I'm starting to wonder if we need a separate a.net for kids

User currently offlineSpdbrdConcorde From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12743 times:

Quoting Anirudhvs (Reply 8):

it like is stating the obvious...


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12719 times:

Quoting 3201 (Reply 12):
I'm starting to wonder if we need a separate a.net for kids

Maybe we need a separate one for people who take things too seriously. Then they can complain about reading through a post to find out what the inflight emergency was only to discover that it will be revealed in the "next episode".
The rest of us can just stay here and make lighthearted banter about the matter.

Welcome to A.net Anirudhvs.  Smile


User currently offline3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12706 times:

Quoting NZ767 (Reply 14):

Maybe we need a separate one for people who take things too seriously. Then they can complain about reading through a post to find out what the inflight emergency was only to discover that it will be revealed in the "next episode".
The rest of us can just stay here and make lighthearted banter about the matter.

It really wasn't about that, and if you check my posting history, taking things seriously really isn't my MO. A little content, and a little less of "I explained to him the entire story of how I didn't want to sit with my family" would have gone a long way. I guess maybe if he shared the story with us too it might have been more interesting.


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12677 times:

Apologies 3201.
Yes I agree with you on the content thing but he's new to the board so I think we can excuse that. He's probably done a better job than I would've done.  Smile


User currently offline3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12677 times:

Thanks NZ, and appologies to several younger contributors to a.net whose posts I do enjoy, didn't mean to lump you all in together.

User currently offlineAnirudhvs From India, joined Oct 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 12603 times:

Quoting 3201 (Reply 12):
I'm starting to wonder if we need a separate a.net for kids

why what worng have i written ?


User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 12599 times:

Quoting Anirudhvs (Reply 18):
why what worng have i written ?

Maybe it sounds perfectly normal to you but mentioning the class of your flight twice and also writing that it's the best class you can get on all of VS's flights is kind of childness and showing off. I would be as excited as you if I flew VS upper class but if you only mention this once, it will already create a Wow factor anyway. You don't need to mention specifically. But again, different cultures, different backgrounds. Plus, you seem to be very young anyway  Smile



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User currently offlineAnirudhvs From India, joined Oct 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 12588 times:

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 19):
Maybe it sounds perfectly normal to you but mentioning the class of your flight twice and also writing that it's the best class you can get on all of VS's flights is kind of childness and showing off. I would be as excited as you if I flew VS upper class but if you only mention this once, it will already create a Wow factor anyway. You don't need to mention specifically. But again, different cultures, different backgrounds. Plus, you seem to be very young anyway

ok...will do a better job from next time sir ..!!


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 12310 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 10):
Wow this is is just like a TR by Singapore_Air!

I'm looking forward to finding out how Virgin's toilet roll and sanitary goods compare to other carriers Wink

Seriously, good start to the report, now lets get to the important bit; the flight! A bit of advice, unless your trip report is going to be enormously long and have hundreds of pictures and videos in it, try not to break it up into part one, part two etc... It just makes it easier to read when its all in one place Smile

Dan



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User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3572 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 11871 times:

I want know why it was so important to sit as far away as possible from the rest of your family ?

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 11835 times:

Why did you need to sit away from the rest of your family? Are you so emo you can't bear to be with them?

Quoting Anirudhvs (Reply 3):
sorry that was a mistake ...and as far as the highest class offered by virgin atlantic means that upper class is the best class offered by vs ..there is nothing better than that on vs..



Quoting 3201 (Reply 12):
I'm starting to wonder if we need a separate a.net for kids

Also what is this thread all about?
Virgin Atlantic In-flight Therapists (by Anirudhvs Oct 16 2006 in Civil Aviation)
You've said this is your first time on VS yet rattle off your opinions on a number of their IFBTs on the aforementioned thread...do you hire them as inhouse masseuses or something???

Quoting 3201 (Reply 12):
I'm starting to wonder if we need a separate a.net for kids

There are some gems of threads started by kiddies over on Flyertalk....
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=448254



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11671 times:

Do you have a problem with your family? Why do you want to stay away from them?


An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
25 Post contains images BA319-131 : Interesting start. - Agreed - I'm still laughing! - Yes, don't you like them?
26 Anirudhvs : ofcourse if i was travelling alone with my father or mother i would love to sit with them ...but my irritating and her son was travelling ..so i did
27 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Why didn't you just say it was because of your mother in law, we all would have understood then Dan
28 Anirudhvs : not my mother in law....my aunty-my fathers sister..!!
29 Post contains images Cadet57 : JERRY, JERRY, JERRY!
30 AirxLiban : Anirudh, Waiting anxiously for the emergency!
31 Anirudhvs : itz already there....!!
32 AirxLiban : Where?
33 Anirudhvs : VS-300 DEL-LHR EMERGENCY ON BOARD PART 2.
34 planiac787 : well coming from india , and being a young bloke my self i can understand why he did not want to sit with his family.. Poor kid probably wanted some p
35 AR385 : Well. the poor guy apparently did not take the comments here too well as: "This user chose to end his or her First Class Membership. We are holding hi
36 tonyban : This poor chap must be a screen writer for Zee TV. Every week the same old silly dramas end with an anticipated build up to commence the following wee
37 IrishAyes : HAHAHAHAHAHA. I am splitting sides laughing over this comment. Well played, sir! Hate to admit it but - I kind of miss Zee TV from time to time.
38 amritpal : tonyban summed it up real good. That is exactly how it sounds. Anyhow, first TR. Give the gentleman a break.
39 blrsea : Wow, people responding to a thread started in 2005!! Let it go. The author doesn't appear to be a member of A.Net any longer. I hope the mods close t
40 tonyban : I'm glad I made your day and thank you. ...but also agreed that this guy should be given a break. Didn't notice this thread was started many years ag
41 Post contains images IrishAyes : I didn't either!!! I completely missed that. I was waiting for the installment as though it was about to happen. Weird!!!! Maybe we can agree to disa
42 9VSIO : I actually thought he was referring to the fact that VS do not have a first class. Some people might be surprised at that.
43 CambridgeFlyer1 : Poor bloke! I must say it does feel like a series of 'Lost' or something along those lines, always a cliff hanger... Only just noticed it was written
44 IrishAyes : Agreed, but he phrased it in somewhat of a pompous manner. Still may have just been lost in translation.
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