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Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:40 am

In response to 'Last United flight you were on, I would like to know what was your last Virgin Atlantic flight you were on?

Sam. (Virgin Atlantic mad)
 
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:49 am

LHR-JFK G-VHOT. Probably the smoothest flight I've ever been on. Absolutely NO turbulence from take off to wheels down. Rather boring actually, i didn't realize how much turbulence makes a flight fun.

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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:50 am

LHR - IAD in early December 02'

Nothing special, a clean A340 with horrible seat pitch, mediocre cabin crew decent inflight entertainment and pretty good catering for Y.

I don't get why people feel VS is so great I have flown them four times and I was never overly impressed. I find the F/A's quite up tight but pretty/handsome as far as British folks go. I would trade it all for a couple of inches of seat pitch.

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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:18 am

Aug 25, LHR-JFK, B747-400, G-VFAB. Uneventful flight. Too bad the IFE is not like that of the A340-600.
 
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:19 am

LGW-MIA this past June on a 744, right before the service switched to Heathrow.
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:25 am

VS003, LHR-JFK, April 21, 2003.

G-VFAB, we got bumped up to Premium Economy.

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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:36 am

10th October 2003, SFO-LHR on G-VBIG

at last I had a VS flight with the V:Port IFE, it may have been a night flight, but I was awake all night - movies galore!

wasn't my best VS flight though, the best ones I've had have been at the front of the plane  Smile

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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:39 am

23 August 2003, SFO - LHR on G-VBIG

It was a better experience than the LHR - SFO leg. More kudos attributable to v: port than anything else to be honest.
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:08 am

london (heathrow) to jfk. while i always fly coach domestically, we flew virgin's premium economy. virgin premium economy sucks. it cost more than true business class on air france (which is spectacular). anyway, the seats were fair, legroom poor, and the foot was grotesque. the only thing going to virgin in premium economy is its flight attendants. wow.
 
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:08 am

One year ago yesterday, LGW-MIA VS5.

Great flight back home to Florida after taking my daughter over for her fifth birthday. Cabin crew were excellent and the flight was very smooth on G-VTOP.


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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:24 am

Never flown with them and I never will if they don't give people some leg space, get nice people at the check in where a reserved seat means NOTHING.
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:25 am


LHR-JFK in 1996.
 
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:27 am

744 SFO-LHR-SFO a few months ago.



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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:05 am

N754pr: "Never flown with them and I never will if they don't give people some leg space, get nice people at the check in where a reserved seat means NOTHING"

I'm over 6ft and leg room was no problem on VS when I have flown economy. Granted I didn't sit in every seat. In addition to VS in the past year I have flow BA, EK, GA, UA, AA, DL, and the only one in my vastly less experienced opinion which has a noticeable difference in economy is AA.

As you yourself say that you have never flown VS; perhaps if you spoke from experience and not the opinions of others your point would be more meaningful.

GH

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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:19 am

Well said JT8D

Whilst I agree that VS should increase its economy pitch - if you haven't sat in it, dont comment on it.

VS & BA are identical in pitch in economy - I wish they'd both get bigger.
 
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:29 am

MIA-LGW-MIA Very nice flight pleased with food and Service.
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:35 am

LHR-ATH A320 (G-OUZO) A few years back. Paid for with my old man's airmiles or something LOL. Window seat next to two hot dancers! And I was even allowed to smoke!!!

What A Flight!!!

 
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:31 pm

DEL-SFO via LHR and back about 7 months ago. Got upgraded to Upper Class on two sectors (LHR-SFO and LHR-DEL) so it was kind of great, I would fly them again because they have very reasonable mid-day arrival/departure timings from/to DEL.

Matter of fact, if you try, you can swing a fairly comfortable overnight stay at LHR deal free, too.
 
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:33 pm

I am sorry i don't know what the exact figures are.. But VS is slightly more cramped than BA. I HAVE SAT in BOTH.

Well that is BA 777 and VS 747. I don't know what BA 747 is like.
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Thu Dec 11, 2003 2:13 am

I too have flown enonomy on both VS and BA. It all depends on what seat you have as not ever seat has the same legroom. All economy seats are pretty cramped in my experience tho.

My last VS flight was HKG-LHR in Upper Class back in August on an A346, can't remember which one though !!.

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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:00 am

My last VS flight was ATH (LGAV)-LGW on an A321 in August 2001. If I recall, the flight is no longer operated due to financial difficulties and the only narrowbody aircraft operated by Virgin has been stored. I must admit that it was a rather nice aircraft to fly on!

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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:02 am

TradewindL1011, can you recall if the A321 have PTV's?

never flew on the VS A321 - I'm interested to know!!
 
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:33 am

BOS to LHR this past February 7th, upper class. Very nice, we had a new 744 and were on the lower deck near the bar on the way over. Returned on Feb 10 on an older 744 and had seating on the upper deck for the return. We were supposedly in the quiet zone but had a few too many drinks and then saw the movie "JackAss" laughed our asses off. The FA's took a hard look at us but then saw what we were watching and chuckled themselves. I especially enjoyed the bar and massage on the return. Wasn't to bad on the flight over either. The Revivals Lounge at LHR was out of this world! I usually fly Delta Business Elite, but I put the VA product heads and tails above it and I'm a Delta fan. Delta ought to put a few of its people through on a Virgin flight to see how to do it right.
 
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:00 am

LHR-EWR 14/3/03 on an A343 I believe. I was in a foul mood due to flying on to GRU from EWR on business that same night, but the FAs were gorgeous, very flirtatious and improved my mood no end.

Going to NRT in Upper Class at Easter on CO Onepass miles - anyone any feedback on the "New" Upper Class experience? Flown VS Upper Class a couple of times in the dim and distant past and.....not overly impressed....
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:13 am

Heathrow-San Francisco (July 10th 2003)

It was G-VBIG and i was in Premium Economy. Great flight, with v:port!!!

Los Angeles-Heathrow (July 31st 2003)

It was G-VWOW and i was in economy and it was a terrible flight. Nothing to do with VS though. Just that i got no window and my V:Port TV was rubbish and the remote kept flickering.

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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:26 am

Just got back from London on Monday (12/8/03). Flew VS 28 from LGW-MCO on "Hot Lips" 744. Very impressed with the level of service as compared to US airlines. They also have some of the hottest flight attendants I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:02 am

Richard28,
It's somewhat difficult to remember, but I'm pretty sure that the VS A321 just had the standard fold-down LCDs from the overhead bins.

-Trent
 
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:08 am

May 2002, accompanied my dad on a biz trip to JFK from LHr, 747-400, Upper Class, really nice, funky cabin, nice seats and attractive and attentive cabin crew.
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RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:43 am

  • Jan 2000, B747, BOS to LGW, 23h55 delayed. Got to know some really interesting and nice people while waiting. Had window seat. The first thing the guy next to me said was: "I hope no one will sit in the seat between us. By the way, I don't like talking." We never spoke again. Can't remember very much of the flight so I guess I slept most of the time.


  • Before that:

  • Dec 1999, A343, LHR to LAX, missed flight + next delayed so in total some eight hours delayed. Spoke to the Captain, nice guy. Very quiet ac.


  • Has to be the best cabin crew there is.
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    RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

    Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:53 am

    In the year 1999 - 747 from MAN to MCO. Brilliant flight. I really thought I was on a 747-400, but some people on this site tell me it was a -200  Sad.

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    RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

    Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:54 am

    TradewindL1011, there seem to be something I don't know: VS A321
    GOT, that's where I live
     
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    RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

    Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:59 am

    Virgin have used the A321 before:


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    RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

    Thu Dec 11, 2003 8:02 am

    On which routes did they use the A321 and when?
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    RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

    Thu Dec 11, 2003 8:02 am

    VS Operated both the A320 (G-OUZO) and A321 (G-VATH) on London to Athens routes (not at the same time though I think) but have since ceased using both types and indeed ceased these routes. You can find pics of VS 320 & 321 in the database.

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    RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

    Thu Dec 11, 2003 12:31 pm

    My last VS flight was VS11 (naturally  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ) at the end of October 2003

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    RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

    Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:27 pm

    VS18 EWR-LHR/VS17 LHR-EWR back in August 2003--totally free--even though i'm not an airline employee!!! I used a Virgin Select ticket that i had received in the summer of 2002 for volunteering my seat on VS001. I took a later flight into JFK, they gave me a 10 pound food voucher for an evening meal at Heathrow, ground transportation from JFK to EWR and the option of 50,000 bonus miles or a free return ticket, which could be used on any of Virgins scheduled destination network  Big thumbs up
     
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    RE: Last Virgin Atlantic Flight You Were On

    Thu Dec 11, 2003 2:14 pm

    Bingo747,

    Virgin does treat pax very well, you cannot deny it! I hope you enjoyed your flights.

    VS11