|Top route||New York John F Kennedy Intl to London Heathrow|
|Top airport||London Heathrow|
Long delay at LAX Seat had no armrest Food poor Short staffed so service on board limited. Very disappointed but at least our luggage arrived quickly as I had another flight to catch
Check in very slow Security very slow Flight slightly delayed On board experience good. Flight attendants excellent Food good and plentiful. Transfer at LAX stressful die to short time available and massive queue- helped by wonderful customer service agent. Flight LAX to Tuscon uneventful and comfortable.
All went well but puzzled as to why our booked and paid for trip cost us 600 pounds more due to a change of planes by Virgin Atlantic which was done at last minute.
Best crew ever I’ve been traveling since July 5 a month ago and not even the best Service ever but this crew here what is the best
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The Airbus A330 used on this leg needs to be refurbished. The seats are all damaged, the in-seat power did not work (both 110v outlets and USB outlets) - the IFE screen looked like it was about 10 years old and would not stay unfolded, it just kept flopping down. At one point the flight attendant offered to "fetch some tape" to hold it in place for the flight. I felt very bad for her that she had been put in a position where this was even a reasonable suggestion to have to make.
Everything was great. Boarding was quick and easy. The food excellent.
Amazing flight attendants!
Have traveled with V.A. to Florida for over 15years. Unfortunately post covid or flights were disappointing. We really miss the Jumbo as the new planes are smaller & grotty. We traveled out “first class” - it was anything but first class. There is now a third row of seats and the bar that had been in the first class cabin was gone. They ran out of meal choices- cobbled together a cream tea as they ran short of those too. There were no small bottles on the way out. The only thing pleasant about our outward journey was the staff who were lovely. Our return journey was Premium Economy, it was 100 times worse. The food was disgusting & once again they ran out of meal choices. There were no snacks ( pretzels) with our drinks - this time there was only two pleasant stewardesses the rest were “unfriendly “ bordering on rude!! We used to get a nice bottle of water in the back of our seats - pre covid these bottles had shrunk to half size & now non existent? We were offered a plastic cup of water- which we had to sit between our seats when the lights went out & unseen after several hours - got knocked over!! This never happened with the bottles? To add insult to injury Virgin have switched the Orlando flight to Edinburgh- we flew over Glasgow on the way out & the way back and spoke to several people who were just as unhappy as we were- what was wrong with Glasgow? Honestly Virgin have lost the plot- old aircraft -( on the way home) unpleasant Manchester crew ( what’s wrong with a Scottish crew from Scotland?) Unfortunately in the north of the UK we’re not spoiled for choice the only direct flights being Virgin (now Edinburgh) or as my son advised Tui - who apparently do I very good Premium Economy from Glasgow. Given my recent experience- I feel that my 20 years travelling with Virgin may have come to an end!
We had a 6.10hrs delay in New York and for people like us who started this journey from London before 8am GMT travelling it children it was not the best. However, the airline provided meal, hotel and transportation vouchers for people who could not wait.
The flight got to JFK on time even with a 30mins delay and the crew where pleasant and helpful. They gave useful information to ensure people with connecting flights made it through border control/custom in a timely manner.
The flight was three hours late because of a problem with the door. I nearly missed my next flight because of that.
The planes auxiliary engine wasn't working, which meant we had no a/c when the plane was sat on the apron leading to very high temperatures before take off and on landing at orlando
We can't accept the plane is late twice.
Virgin cancelled my flight on July 2nd, two hours after I booked it and never let me know. I discovered this when I attempted to check in online. By that time, it was too late to rebook on any airline and I missed an important training event and conference.
Didn’t enjoy this flight at all, we were separated from our kids even though there were empty seats next to them. The quality of the food was terrible, dry, tasteless and just awful. The entertainment system didn’t work and kept freezing, i had to ask 5 different members of the crew to reset it. The crew looked dis-interested in their work and didn’t want to be there, this is the first time I flown with Delta, and I really regret taking this flight, I will definitely not be booking with them again.
The flight was delayed twice causing us to arrive in Amsterdam about 5 hours late.
Virgin Atlantic should not be allowed to run codeshares without WestJet if neither company can provide check in or boarding passes - I was told I had to recheck my bags on a connecting flight which due to delays of the first one meant I had to abandon my bags at my first leg City to ensure I was able to run to get my flight as I only had 30 mins to make boarding. This means I landed in my destination without my luggage and am likely to never get it back. I will not fly on Virgin Atlantic again.
Dumped us at a stand and buses took ages to show up.
The quality of the food was terrible and below a normal standard, the entertainment screen kept breaking down, had to keep reminding the staff several times to fix it. The toilets were dirty, the seats were very uncomfortable, I think this is one of the worst flights I have been on and really shocked how Delta is associated with Virgin Airlines, who are of such high standard and a much better flying experience.
The comfort level depends on the plane. Flying to London we were on an Airbus 350 and it was spectacular -- economy felt like a premium experience. Flying back, we were on a 787 and I was cramped in the middle seat, not sure where to put my elbows. Crew was phenomenal. Supremely polite and accommodating--highest class of airline crews!
Mass produced airline food is tough to get right but maybe food that doesn’t require as much cutting so you don’t elbow your neighbors ie spring rolls. Ear buds were hard to hear through. But overall Flight staff was professional, lavatories were clean, boarding was orderly, flight on time.
We spent extra for legroom by the toilets, and yet we had not even a pocket to store our headphones or water bottles, so had to wedge them in the side of our already cramped seats. Most uncomfortable flight ever. AND the staff allowed a man to relocate into empty seats across from us and he coughed for the entire flight, yet no one told him to put on a mask! We felt very unprotected by this flight crew—very disappointing.
The movies and lighting did not work. Internet was available for a price. The airline should have compensated by paying for internets so a movie could be watched on my own device.
The flight attendant on this flight was very friendly and kind with my children. I very much appreciated her kindness.
As far as food in international coach goes, it was pretty good. Haagen Dazs ice cream was a really nice touch. Flight attendants were helpful and nice throughout the flight.
Slept well in the pod. Breakfast was too large for my needs and crew were great and we arrived on time.
Heathrow Airport refused to let us through security on time and we were not permitted to board the flight.
The only issue tbf was with the auxiliary engine being down so the a/c couldn't be run at either end
Easy check in and flight very smooth. Arrived early! Perfect
On board Virgin Atlantic flights, cabin baggage should not exceed 56x36x23cm. If your hand luggage is bigger, the Virgin Atlantic assistance team will most likely ask you to pay extra for checked luggage.
Virgin Atlantic offers direct flights to 30 cities in 14 different countries. London, New York, and Manchester are the most popular cities covered by Virgin Atlantic.
Virgin Atlantic concentrates most of its flight operations in London.
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With headquarters and main operating hubs in London, Virgin Atlantic focuses predominantly on long-haul transcontinental flights to North America, Africa, Asia and South America. They also use a secondary hub in Manchester to help manage the load of these services.
The airline is jointly owned by the Virgin Group, Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines. As a benefit of the partnership with Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic can make use of their hubs and facilities throughout the United States to provide better service to customers. A joint partnership is also in place with Air France-KLM. Codeshare agreements are in place with Singapore Airlines, Air China and Air New Zealand, among others.
You can choose between Economy, Premium and Upper Class (their version of Business Class). Premium passengers will be served a glass of champagne upon boarding, while amenity kits featuring beauty creams and aromatherapy sprays are supplied if you have a night-time flight. Enjoy a glass of wine from prominent suppliers Berry Bros & Rudd in Upper Class, along with hot and cold meals served on designer plates and cutlery. Upper Class is the only section with seats that fully recline to a flat bed.
Virgin Atlantic chooses to use exclusively Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with a fondness for wide-body planes that are capable of flying long distances. Models such as the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 are some of the most common. A distinctive red tail emblazoned with the airline’s logo can be spotted from a distance. All of the aircraft have feminine names like Queen Of Hearts and Mamma Mia.