Well I am biased, but I would point out that BA
offers a choice of a morning or evening departure from both LHR
and BOM, consistent high standards of service both on the ground and in the air, an established brand and years of experience, the possibility of a new Club World seat and new IFE by June, use of the lounges at both airports and a far superior product. They also offer you a choice of a 744 or 777.
, on the other hand, just has a early evening departure from LHR
, inconsistent standards of service, constant plugging of Virgin brands/products and SRB's face thrown at you everywhere, often the oldest aircraft in the VS
fleet allocated to the route, a relatively new brand in India, and (according to colleagues who have travelled VS
between UK and India) a feeling that VS
cabin crew are anti-Indian.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."