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    Virgin Atlantic?

    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if anyone had flown with Virgin Atlantic in economy - especially from London to Tokyo. I've booked the tickets so it would be too late to back out anyway, but I would like to hear what you think about them just to prepare myself

    Cheers
  • cheesebag
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    • Feb 2004
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    #2
    I'm flying to MCO on Monday from Manchester, would usually go Premiun but have the 3 kids this time, so costs would be too much When do you travel?

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      April - not that it matters, as I said.

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      • cloud_9
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        • Sep 2005
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        I have flown Virgin once (LHR-SFO & LAX-LHR), and thought that they were excellent. And just comparing them to a recent flight to MCO on British Airways, they are miles in front in terms of customer service...

        What aircraft will you be flying on...A346 or 744?

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          Originally posted by cloud_9
          I have flown Virgin once (LHR-SFO & LAX-LHR), and thought that they were excellent. And just comparing them to a recent flight to MCO on British Airways, they are miles in front in terms of customer service...

          What aircraft will you be flying on...A346 or 744?
          I think it will have to be a 747 or A340-300.

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          • SOTV
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            • Jan 2006
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            According to the V-Flyer website you will almost certainly be flying on an A340-600. Lately 96% of the Tokyo flights have been with this equipment.

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              Originally posted by SOTV
              According to the V-Flyer website you will almost certainly be flying on an A340-600. Lately 96% of the Tokyo flights have been with this equipment.
              So is that better than the 747? Or is there not really much difference?

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              • murph
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                • Jan 2005
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                #8
                Originally posted by Musashi
                So is that better than the 747? Or is there not really much difference?

                of course it's better than a 747...

                ...it's Airbus

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                • SOTV
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                  • Jan 2006
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Musashi
                  So is that better than the 747? Or is there not really much difference?
                  Cant comment really because I've never flown on a A346 yet

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                  • andrewm
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                    • Jan 2000
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by murph
                    of course it's better than a 747...

                    ...it's Airbus
                    so true :diablo: :diablo:
                    Regards, Andrew

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                    • giggyfoxy
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                      • Oct 2005
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                      hey yea i have just done the trip in Oct on their A340-600, the cabin is stunning, but i am 6.1ft and the economy class seats did not fend well with my back! but apart from that their economy cabin is great! They also have a great entertainment system.

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                        Originally posted by giggyfoxy
                        hey yea i have just done the trip in Oct on their A340-600, the cabin is stunning, but i am 6.1ft and the economy class seats did not fend well with my back! but apart from that their economy cabin is great! They also have a great entertainment system.
                        Hehe, I'm not 6ft+ so I think it'll be fine for me

                        But, ace, I'll have to look forward to the flight. AH, I get to fly to Asia without a stop-over for once! Gotta love those January sales

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                        • curlyboy
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                          • Feb 2004
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                          I fly with virgin to the states a lot and they are the best airline i have ever used, the aircraft all have in seat entertainment, which includes the now staple sky map movies etc.

                          On my 11 hours flights i now just call them 3 movie flights as that is the amount of films i can watch in that time.

                          A friend of mine went to tokyo with virgin and said the flight was excellant so you should be ok.

                          curlyboy
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                            Originally posted by curlyboy
                            I fly with virgin to the states a lot and they are the best airline i have ever used, the aircraft all have in seat entertainment, which includes the now staple sky map movies etc.

                            On my 11 hours flights i now just call them 3 movie flights as that is the amount of films i can watch in that time.

                            A friend of mine went to tokyo with virgin and said the flight was excellant so you should be ok.

                            curlyboy
                            Thanks for the vote of confidence - I'm glad I selected Virgin over BA (who also had a similar deal on at the same time).

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                            • T5
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                              • Jan 2000
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                              I have to agree - Virgin Atlantic and their A340-600s are superb. The crew are great, the inflight service is brilliant, meals and drinks are of a high quality and the inflight entertainment (V-Port) installed on all of the -600s is unbeatable!
                              Michael

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                              • lukeylad
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                                • Nov 2005
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                                #16
                                plus them a340s look damn sexy

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