So I've flown Virgin Atlantic many times from LAX to LHR. The only airline I've ever flown to Europe. I always found VS to be very professional, polished with excellent service. Then Virgin America came along and I've flown them domestically. And while they too are professional and sure know how to entertain, I've found they aren't exactly polished (not rude, they are very pleasant) but just kind of green with their crews and gate agents. I've noticed few biz travelers on my VX flights and the whole atmosphere strikes me as gimmicky and targeted to those on more younger level.
SO...that said I started wondering about Virgin Atlantic and what its reputation in London is. Is it seen as a premier carrier out of LHR? Or is it seen as an "alternative" to BA if the price is better? Does VS have solid biz contracts with the more elite corporations based in London that have Int'l travel? Or is VS seen as a more leisure carrier with the suites having preference for BA. If anyone in London could chime in I'd be curious to know. Thanks!