Virgin Atlantic - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Backpacker College Student Travel Message Boards > Travel Transportation

Travel Transportation Airs, Trains, Buses, and Boats, what should I do ? What´s a Eurail Pass? How to rent a car abroad ? Is it safe to take the bus?

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2006, 12:36 PM   #1
celebrating jacks b-day!
 
BelfastFlyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Belfast
Posts: 562
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up

Hey folks
Has anyone ever flew with VA? My flight to OZ is with them and was wondering what to expect!
BelfastFlyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2006, 01:06 PM   #2
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

Virgin-Atlantic is a kick-ass airline.

Food is alright, drink service isn't as liberal as it was before the Courtney Love Air Rage Incident™, and seat pitch tends to be average in Economy.

On the plus side, the entertainment is AWESOME (on-demand seatback screens with TONS of options including loads of music and indie movies), the flight attendants are hawwwwwt, service tends to be excellent 90% of the time, and the amenities kit is one of the best around.

If your flight qualifies, make sure you sign up for the Flying Club, as they have probably one of the easiest reward systems around. I've racked up a ton of miles between them and partner airlines, and have enough for a free trip to London, but I'm saving up to go Upper Class... at this point, with most other airlines, I might have enough for a domestic flight somwehere.
__________________
¿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 02-28-2006, 01:22 PM   #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 have to agree. i flew london to LAX with them last easter and was the best long haul flight ive had.

i thought the food was great compared to what ive had on other flights. and they were very generous with the beverages (although a little stricter now). on our flight back they claimed to have run out of beer about half way through the flight, but all that seemed to mean was that they stopped delivering to your seat, you had to get up and collect it!

and the in flight entertainment is second to none
__________________
"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 02-28-2006, 02:03 PM   #4
celebrating jacks b-day!
 
BelfastFlyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Belfast
Posts: 562
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for the replies! Glad to hear the good reports, the flight is going to be 22 hours and at least I know it'll be a little bit easier!

I'm already a flying club member, got myself just over 22k in miles, enough for a nice upgrade!
BelfastFlyer 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TravelPunk Virgin munzalicious Introductions and Announcements 18 04-17-2006 09:29 AM
Backpacker Virgin siddalicious Post Your Itinerary 8 03-25-2006 12:27 PM
Virgin Puzzle MolsonGirl Bored? Links/Jokes 12 01-26-2006 06:53 AM
New Atlantic - London upstatecb Western Europe Hostels Recommeded 0 10-09-2003 05:21 AM
Backpack Virgin cliffo General Travel Tips and Advice 16 10-07-2003 03:29 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:04 PM.



 

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