With my wife being disabled the assistance and crew staff were very helpful getting us on and off the plane. My previous experience of virgin although some years ago was a wider choice of meals and food more to my taste.
the entertainment could have been more up to date, with the food not much for vegetarian or vegan.the cabin staff was on point..💯 that why I am a member, the first time I fly with them..
Great plane and crew…love the Boeing 787
The cabin was uncomfortably warm and the seats were very hard. Also my seat was broken and could not be leaned back.
Everything was superb. The music selection is limited and please include some current news which is important for travelling business people.
Ease of check in to boarding. Clean Aircraft. Food was of poor quality
It was far too cold. Had to wear my coat and use the blanket. Very unpleasant.
Pros: "I travelled on economy delight, flight was fully packed, yet it felt spacious and comfortable. Lightning was great. Food was yummy! And pilots gave us updates on air travel, and if there were any delays etc."
Cons: "Nothing. Had a great trip!"
Pros: "Great crew, good in-flight movies. Good food."
Cons: "Wifi connectivity was poor for most of the flight. Plane was very hot it was difficult to sleep."
Cons: "Very cramped aisle seat and I kept being knocked by passing crewe including knocking over a cup of water."
Pros: "the crew was very polite and professional."
Cons: "the aircraft is small and confined, only two toilets for the entire economy level passengers for a 6 hour flight. the online entertainment lacks variety and the food was okay."
Pros: "The food was good. The lane was comfortable"
Cons: "The flight was nearly full, and the 767 is a large aircraft. I think it would be preferable if Virgin Atlantic would board the plane by zones, similar to other airlines."
Pros: "The crew on Virgin Atlantic was superb!"
Pros: "crew was nice"
Cons: "First time flying with a partner through Delta, so they stuck us on a Virgin Atlantic flight meaning I didn't get my free Delta check in bag (a fee of $60 each way) when I have gotten it every other flight I have ever taken with them. It was also 2 whole hours late in boarding."
Pros: "Comfort, service food and entertainment. What more can you ask for."
Cons: "Nothing. ]"
Pros: "Fabulous flight, light on passengers, so excellent service given by the crew. Virgin goes the extra mile on service and little perks. 747-400 planes also very comfortable, compared to the Airbus 320,"
Cons: "Nothing. Trip both ways were outstanding."
Pros: "This flight is the best I’ve been on! Boarding was easy, the seats were comfortable, the film choice was excellent and I enjoyed everything I ate. I really felt I was being treated well by all the staff on board."
Pros: "The food was great. The flight attendants were very courteous and took excellent care of all passengers"
Cons: "Long flight lol j/k can't help that. It was a great flight, no complaints"
Pros: "Food and snacks!!!!!"
Cons: "They lost my luggage, and ruined my trip, Customer service doesn't pick up the phone"
Pros: "Staff. Very couteous.polite. friendly."
Cons: "Good.entertainment choices."
Pros: "Service, meals, friendly and attentive FAs"
Cons: "Arrived 1:10 min begore departure. Customer service reps quoted me with No Show. When asked they have no courtesy to answer. Both the rep over the phone and the rep at the airport were horrible. Did I say I was traveling business class? You could imagine the economy"
Cons: "Incredibly uncomfortable, not enough minimum space to fit my knees behind seat in front when front passenger reclined. 6 hours is too long to have a metal rod sticking straight into your knee caps. Shoulders were squished between other passengers and had to sit twisted the whole way and Im not a large person, but am 6ft. Cabin crew impolite and unhelpful. Food was awful and made my friend sick."
Pros: "Fast boarding and nice staff. Food selection was ok"
Cons: "One item missing from menu (unavailable). Issues with entertainment system. Bathrooms lacked moisturiser which is always very helpful on long flights where the air is dry"
Pros: "Flight attendants were excellent!"
Cons: "No indication of where to go to get to connecting flight. Luckily we had 2 1/2 hours to find the flight."
Pros: "Great Service. Truly enjoyed Economy plus!"
Cons: "Seats in economy are way to small and very uncomfortable if tall. Too close to the seats in front of you. I was miserable all the way to London."
Cons: "Food was hard and little stale."
Pros: "Reasonably comfortable for a long jet ride. Helpful and considerate flight attendants."
Cons: "The strange windows that kept it looking like night out until 30 minutes before we landed. I prefer the natural light to help readjust my time zones."
Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "Leg space was cramped. Parking was very far.food"
Pros: "1st class, what's not to like?"
Pros: "Virgin has the nicest staff, good food, and excellent movie options. I had a great time on my flight!"
Pros: "airline staff was helpful, friendly and accommodating from ticket check in to flight staff."
Cons: "For an international flight, the plane was too small, cramped and uncomfortable. Food had to be purchased. No entertainment what so ever. Previous I took a VA flight to Perth from Melbourne. Same distance, bigger plane, entertainment on seat backs and a meal. This flight soured me."
Cons: "Customer service was horrible - they were so rude on the plane Food was done by the time it was our turn I got food poising off of the breakfast horrible"
Pros: "The crew,food and entertainment the food has improved, the ground and flight staffs was very pleasant and helpful"
Cons: "We were flying to Miami, then into a cruise,weighs restrictions,we were find a100 dollars for a couple more kg, we were on holiday for nearly three weeks"
Pros: "Entertainment system is great"
Cons: "Still very cramped. Cannot lower tray if you have anything in pocket (like an iPad or magazine) Should board rear section first."
Pros: "Very happy with everything"
Cons: "Air conditioning"
Pros: "As expected, great customer service from Virgin. Great Vera system. Friendly and welcoming experience."
Cons: "The seats!!!! Omg I got bed sores. Not really but they have got to be the most uncomfortable things I have ever sat in. For a European flight from Uk they'd be fine. But for 9 hours...not good. The short hop down from ATL to MCO after was a blessed relief. Virgin, you have got to think a little more about your passengers asses. Also, having flown with just about every major transatlantic operator, including previous trips with Virgin, the knee room was not good. If you stretched out under the seat in front you were ok but draw your knees up... I wore short trousers for comfort and have sore points on my knees where they rubbed against the material of the chair in front."
Pros: "Professionalism value of service"
Cons: "let me think...."
Pros: "It arrived on time"
Cons: "The most miserable 10 hours of my year, so far. Sat in economy. Small seats. Uncomfortable seats. Design of headrest made comfort an impossibility."
Pros: "Everything was excellent. Food, service, attendant, on-time etc,"
Cons: "I found the seats on this Virgin Atlantic A340 flight from LHR (London Heathrow) to LAX (Los Angeles), an eleven hour flight, to be unacceptable. The seats were very crowded. I am six feet tall, and was very uncomfortable all during the flight. I could not sit with my knees together. I had to spread my knees to sit comfortably. Holding that position for eleven hours was very uncomfortable. Anyone taller than me would have even more trouble. Also, every seat has a very large box underneath, I presume for the audio/video system. This is a terrible location. There is very little room to stow anything. But much worse, I couldn't straighten my right leg. All-in-all, I found the seat situation totally unacceptable. I will likely never fly Virgin Atlantic again because of this."
Pros: "There was no food or entertainment, but for such a short flight that's fine"
Cons: "It's so confusing when they list Virgin and Delta interchangeably, when you're not exactly sure which you're going to get. And in my experience, there is a huge difference between the two, so I prefer to know exactly which airline will be servicing me. Just be more clear in listing on flight info. This was not a Virgin flight, it was a Delta one."
Pros: "No food provided limited entainment"
Cons: "Chairs were comfortable"
Pros: "Food, crew, entertainment, captain announcements."
My knees were in the seat in front of me. And then when the seat was laid back, my knees were jammed. I couldn’t even sit in my seat upright at the top bc there wasn’t enough shoulder room with the couple next to me and myself. A bit more room or accommodations for someone that is crammed in. Also, the hour and 15 mins of the flight, a child screamed and the mother did nothing. It would be nice if something would have been said instead of making everyone listen to this kid scream for over an hour.
Overall I was very happy with my experience, though there were a few things that kept it from being excellent. The wifi went out once while I was watching a movie and it took several minutes before it was up again and I could get back to the movie. Then there were delays on both ends of the flight--which, to be fair, were probably not the fault of American Airlines--but still were somewhat annoying. Finally, based on buying the cheapest economy tickets my travel partner and I never sat together on this trip, but in other cases where I've done the same, other airlines have always managed to seat me next to a travel buddy. Still, it was definitely more good than bad and I would consider flying American again.
The seats were comfortable in the extra legroom over wing seats, but after being told that BA are bringing back food and drink on short haul I thought we would get a better option than a nutrigrain bar and small water bottle. Crew we’re very good though and professional.
Everything was delayed a bit. Gate announcement delayed. Boarding to buses took so long, due to additional security measures (was it really necessary? We all have passed through security gates).
Cons: "I'm still at Heathrow 12 hours later. I never made it to Oslo."
Pros: "Crew was super nice"
Cons: "Don’t pack people in like sardines! Our seats were so close it was in humane! Also we were in the back of the plane and it was uncomfortably hot! Why are there no individual a/c blowers over each seat!! Because of the heat and the cramped seats had to keep getting up and standing in the back because I was so claustrophobic!! Miserable, miserable, miserable!!!"
Pros: "Everyone on the crew was very friendly, even for a short flight."
Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "Long delays, started in Las Vegas all the way thru to Athens"
Pros: "Quick boarding as we arrived towards the end and off quickly because we were seated at the back of pane. Crew were very friendly and flight was very swift."
Cons: "Food and drink was good but quite expensive"
Pros: "Good Crew, Good Flight"
Cons: "better movie/entertainment selections"
Cons: "Ordered special meal, did not get it so did not eat. Cabin crew unfriendly. Old aircraft so could not hear the announcements. Screen did not work. Bags took ages to come out despite being priority. BA has definitely gone downhill."
Pros: "Crew were very good"
Cons: "Poor entertainment system"
Pros: "Seats were nice"
Cons: "Complementary water... It was a decently long fly not to offer anything."
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Inadequate frequency and quality of service by flight attendants, mediocre food, small portions at dinner service, poor responsiveness of seat controls, incredibly poor resolution and small sized video screen in business class. Nothing but candy and pretzels available for snacks between the long time between meal services. No separate jetway for first and business class passengers. Several hour delayed takeoff after boarding due to multiple maintenance issues and equipment failures."
Pros: "Friendly crew, decent food, and solid entertainment."
Cons: "Economy seating was very cramped, even for me at 5’5”. The plane didn’t have WiFi, which is unacceptable in 2018."
Pros: "There was a guy snoring before we even took off in the air and the cabin crew told him it waa disturbing some passengers and I was so grateful for that!"
Cons: "I missed the food trolly when I went to the loo because the journey only took an hour!"
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment available. Why are some airlines still charging for snacks?!?"
Cons: "this plane was 1.5 hours late - that was really the only problem."
Pros: "Food was good. Intertainment options good."
Cons: "My seat did not recline so I had trouble trying to sleep thru the night flight. Seats too cramped even after updgrading."
Pros: "Crew was great. Accommodating and welcoming."
Cons: "Food quality could have been better. Snack was very poor before landing."
Cons: "I am a student and my first time to aberdeen. Lost my bagage .. in otherwords did not receive it!!"
Pros: "Direct flight and excellent service from attendants"
Cons: "Seat selection was changed to middle seats without prior notice and the seats are so close together , when the women in front reclined her seat the dinner tray did not fit. An attendant eventually asked her to put her seat upright. Once dinner was over, back to a recline position, far too closer to the seat behind."
Cons: "Cramped seats. Hot and sweaty. Poor food quality. Stingy on beverages"
Pros: "Food good! Crew friendly"
Cons: "Food was great and plentiful! The crew were friendly and helpful. Seats were compact. But that’s usual for airlines. Plan extra time for customs...aaaaugh!!!! Two hours! I’ve never had to wait that long before."
Pros: "Service was excellent"
Cons: "Food was served cold. They came back later and offered it hot, but it was way later."
Pros: "cheaper pricing"
Cons: "no mention of visa entry to US when I booked my trip !! caused me all sorts of problems .... you must make double and triple check that when booking a ticket to a country that requires a visa it is a 'click to accept' thanks"
Pros: "The flight was before time on arrival"
Pros: "The seats were surprisingly comfortable."
Cons: "The service was kinda rude."
Pros: "British AIT flight attendants are the nicest"
Cons: "The metal entertainment boxes where your feet go- io am 183cm and the boxes don’t allow me to stretch my legs"
Pros: "Leg room was good. Direct flight to Europe."
Cons: "Old plane. Poor seat entertainment - TV was terribly old and outdated. No plugins at the seats. Seats were smaller than most economy seats. Food was pretty poor, and drinks were very small and not enough for a 10hour flight. Expected A LOT more from British Airways. This flight was poorer standard than many low cost flights. We have done a lot of traveling overseas and this was one of the worse flights."
Pros: "Easy trip, well managed, efficient"
Cons: "No drink or snack unless you pay for it"
Pros: "The flight was great. Business class is the way to go if it’s in your budget. However, the British Airways photos of business class does not quite reflect reality. It’s just a regular seat with more leg room."
Pros: "Perfect landing"
Cons: "Not enough food in a meal"
Cons: "Movie quality was not great"
Pros: "On time boarding and enterteiment"
Cons: "Need to buy drink. (Water)"
Pros: "Great crew who managed brilliantly under the circumstances...."
Cons: "The aircraft was unbearably hot - crew member in rear economy member said it was 42 degrees at one point. Took almost 2 hours to get the back of the plane (where I was sitting) down to 27 degrees. Understand that temperature can only be reduced in small increments but why was the temperature on board allowed to get to 42 degrees prior to boarding?? The crew were brilliant, and hats off to them for working in such difficult conditions."
Pros: "Flight was not even half full which made it extremely comfortable because there was an empty seat by me."
Pros: "Smooth boarding Helpful crew"
Cons: "Leg room"
Cons: "Both legs were late. Outgoing was significantly late. Surprise charge of 75 euros to check a bag. Almost as much as a seat."
Pros: "The mechanics of the flight were OK but the use of a shuttle bus and steps in LHR was uncomfortable"
Cons: "The option to buy food etc, as the only option on a short midmorning flight struck me as a penny-pinching and mean-spirited economy that is creeping gradually more pervasively into British Airways service these days."
Pros: "Crew diffused grumbling of passengers for delays."
Cons: "Boarding the plane. I do not know why the airlines load the people who are at the front of the plane first. Load the people on the back of the plane first. That way, when you call the next section, the people in the back are not blocking people as they enter. An alternative is to call people in sections based on where they sit in a row. If you have window seat, you should be called first. Why? Because so many passengers who have aisle seats have to get up to let people with middle or window seats get in. So, they hold traffic up as people are trying to get to their seats. After window seat passengers get called, then call middle seat passengers, and last, call aisle seat passengers."
Pros: "was not impressed with this experience in any way. The flight was late because two elderly could not walk the stairs. The train to the terminal was horrible."
Pros: "Crew friendly."
Cons: "And actual location of boarding was different than that shown on info board. Seat spacing much toooooo cramped, not pleasant."
Cons: "Boarded flight only to be unboarded at midnight: got to hotel 4am. Long delay in check in/appallingly disorganized. No communication from BA as to problem or when flight would go. Next day checked out of hotel and taken back to airport only to find flight not going as problem not fixed. Passengers taken back to hotel and checked in again! All this time, no official communication from BA. No attempt to reroute elderly passengers or those with small children. Very unimpressed"
Pros: "very friendly and helpful staff. by chance small upgrade to comfortable seats next to the emergency exit."
Cons: "no food, no entertainment system, no facility to charge cell phones."
Pros: "Cabin staff"
Cons: "Cabin was shoddy. New beverage service!"
Pros: "exelant crew ans service"
Cons: "overprice for extra bag"
Cons: "The plane is not comfortable. Especially the number of toilets is very small: only 1 (ONE) on each side in the touristic part. And it is on the flight London-Las Vegas (10 hours)! One has to go for taking some drink himself. Not enough drinking was suggested during the flight. The screen is very bad. No real choice of movies."
Cons: "The food was not that good. The crew wasn't smiling at all."