Long flights to Europe - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Members Lounge > General Travel Tips, Education, Advice > Dumb Questions for First Time Travelers

Dumb Questions for First Time Travelers Rule number one- There are no dumb questions!
First time travelers, please ask your dumb questions here=)!

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-11-2005, 05:05 PM   #1
Members
 
scotters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Nevada
Posts: 96
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to scotters
Default

Here's another Euro-question: Anyone flown over via Virgin Atlantic? I hear they take good care of there economy passengers. I also heard they have video games built into the head rests. Bueler? Anyone? Anyone?
__________________
It's a dangerous business going out your front door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet there's no knowing where you might be swept off to...

Flags on the backpack: Greece, Italy, Switzerland, France, Monaco, Vatican City, Scotland, Denmark, Bahamas, Mexico, Guatemala, USA, Canada
scotters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2006, 12:22 PM   #2
TPunk Recognized
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 284
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by scotters@Sep 12 2005, 12:05 AM
Here's another Euro-question: Anyone flown over via Virgin Atlantic? I hear they take good care of there economy passengers. I also heard they have video games built into the head rests. Bueler? Anyone? Anyone?
[snapback]76546[/snapback]

I went to america a few years ago for an 8 day holiday via Virgin, and I was very pleased with them. From what i can remember, and I havent been on many flights but it was one of teh best. It was my first long haul flight and I thought it went as well as can be expected, shame not alot can be done about the people near
__________________
There must be something worth living for...
There must be something worth trying for..
Even some things worth dying for...
And if one man can stand tall..
There must be hope for us all...
Somewhere, somewhere, in the spirit of man.
raysen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2006, 07:50 AM   #3
TPunk Recognized
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Cologne/Köln, Germany
Posts: 214
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to freakypete
Default

yeah i flew to california 2 years ago with virgin, nicest long haul flight ive ever had, plus it was the chaeapest airline we found too.

flew to florida last year with Northwest
that was the worst flight ive ever been on, never felt so uncomfortabe in all my life!
__________________
"For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."

Pete
freakypete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2006, 12:04 AM   #4
TPunk Recognized
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 176
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Ive been told to fly british airlines....

Which is truly the best for long flights to europe? British Airways? Virgin???
Slacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2006, 12:11 AM   #5
Minister of Offense
 
omisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San Fran Disco
Posts: 6,561
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to omisan Send a message via Yahoo to omisan
Default

There's a discussion about this very topic here:

http://www.travelpunk.com/boards/index.php...wtopic=8799&hl=
__________________
¿Donde esta Omid? Omi-san wa doko desuka? Ou est Omid? Wo ist Omid?

Find out @ http://omidabroad.blogspot.com

omisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2006, 10:51 AM   #6
TPunk Recognized
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Cologne/Köln, Germany
Posts: 214
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to freakypete
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Slacker@Feb 8 2006, 10:04 AM
Ive been told to fly british airlines....

Which is truly the best for long flights to europe? British Airways? Virgin???
[snapback]101720[/snapback]
I dont think there is much between them to be honest, they are probably the two best airlines to fly with long haul. its gonna be comfortable either way.

I would choose based on price and arrival times. theres no point choosing the slightly more comfortable flight if it means that you arrive at a less convenient time.
__________________
"For once you have tasted Absinthe you will walk the earth with your eyes turned towards the gutter, for there you have been and there you will long to return."

Pete
freakypete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2006, 12:14 PM   #7
TPunk Recognized
 
noke_travel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The North Shore, Boston
Posts: 497
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to noke_travel
Default

if you enjoy having a few drinks on the plane and passing out, fly ba. if you are going to be awake the whole flight and want to watch movies, fly virgin. usually the prices for both airlines are within 40 bucks of eachother for flights from major us cities to london.
also, right now ba is doing their 2 free nights in london promotion that is a great deal. you book a flight on ba to europe and they give you a free 2 night stop over in london and 2 free nights at a pretty decent hotel in the city. (i stayed at the kensington close on kensington high street the last time i did this) if you have the funds, i recommend checking it out, it's a nice way to start a trip to europe.
__________________
"An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young. -Oscar Wilde

"I showed them...I'm still alive." Homer Simpson
noke_travel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:21 AM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121