British Air vs Virgin

Oct 22nd, 2005, 04:04 PM
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British Air vs Virgin

Traveling from Dulles to London - plan to use premium economy. Fare is about $300 more on Virgin. Is their service worth the extra amount?
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Oct 22nd, 2005, 11:07 PM
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Never flew Virgin but my experiences on British were like being in a full 5 hrs coast to coast domestic flight except that u get two meals.
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Nov 3rd, 2005, 11:33 AM
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Hope this reply isn't too late: my daughter lives in DC, and has used both BA and Virgin out of Dulles. After her last trip, she said she'd never use Virgin again.

We've used BA often, and have been mostly satisfied. I don't think the difference in service is worth the extra $$ if you're in coach, and BA's WT+ is pretty nice (specially if you get upgraded, LOL).
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Nov 4th, 2005, 08:31 PM
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Thank you, SB. We've booked BA WT+. Now, do you have a favorite hotel in London - we're considering Capital, Halkin, Goring.
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Nov 7th, 2005, 06:10 AM
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Hi Caboose
I'm not familiar with any of the hotels you name -- we have stayed several times at the Millenium Baileys in Gloucester Road: great location, nice hotel. Used to be able to book it for a reasonable rate through, though last visit it was over our budget. You'll find loads of opinions here about London hotels at all levels if you do a search, and tripadvisor is helpful too.

First thing to decide is what part of London you want to base in -- we like the South Kensington/Gloucester Road area, more of a "neighborhood" than a tourist area. When traveling with the family, we've also stayed in apartments at Dolphin Square -- a bit more off the beaten track, but very nice.

Also, you can sometimes get a good deal from BritAir to add hotel nights to your airfare.
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