Virgin Atlantic Airways is a survivor. For most of its year history, the plucky British airline has been taking the fight to larger and more established rivals. Through it all, Virgin Atlantic has survived everything from the economic recession to an underhanded smear campaign by British Airways during the early s.
Virgin Atlantic was amazing Check in staff friendly, helpful and professional. On board service and food excellent. I will definitely use Virgin for any future trips overseas.
Getting ready to book my air travel to London for March vacation flying from US. Do most people prefer American Airlines or Virgin Atlantic? I haven't flown Virgin so can't comment.
Their rep in Hong Kong immediately checked my seating window and then proceeded to clear that entire row at no extra cost and without me asking for this in order that I could sit with my leg elevated and not have to worry about knocking it if I needed to use the facilities. Assistance was also offered to and from the flights in Hong Kong and London if I needed it. I was absolutely stunned how kind and compassionate they all were both on the ground and in-flight.
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I booked a flight to Canada with Virgin Atlantic in May. A few weeks ago I received an email from another airline operating one part of the flight to advise my first flight had been cancelled and I would need to fly the first leg the day before, meaning a 24hour wait in the airport on Christmas Day. The exact same flight that I booked is still operating the day before, however, Virgin are refusing to put us on that flight on the basis that tickets for that flight are now more expensive - there are still seats available in economy class but they will not give them to us.
Where little extras make a huge difference. It's the little touches here and there that help you truly enjoy your time in the air. Those extra few inches of space, a glass of bubbly as you board, and a tasty meal served on china crockery with proper cutlery.
Pros: Crew was generally nice and caring. Cons: Of course coach seat was not super comfortable. And speaker and screen at my seat did not work. Pros: Everything was easy Cons: Business class seats are snug for big people compared to other airlines.
We knew economy would be less than comfortable for lengthy flights but we stopped off in HK for a couple of days outwards and it was not so bad. Return flight stopped HK for a couple of hours and decided that we would not do the trip in one full stretch again! Would certainly fly this route with Virgin again but with the stopovers.
The compensation does not impact how and where products appear on this site and does not impact reviews that are published. For more details please see the advertising disclosure found at the bottom of every page. This is where the real value is to be had in this sale as Virgin Atlantic offers one of the best Premium Economy seats across the Atlantic. Firstly, the lowest fares being quoted on these route are for hand baggage only fares so the prices will be higher if you need to place any luggage in the hold.