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Flight Review: Gatwick to St Lucia on Virgin Atlantic in Economy Class

Virgin Atlantic’s “Golden Girl” Airbus A330 – Photo: Alastair Long This guest article was written by Alastair Long for AirlineReporter I recently flew Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick (LGW) to St. Lucia (UVF). It was a first-time experience for me, both flying the airline and riding on an Airbus A330-300. The flight was part [...]Show More Summary

Virgin Atlantic's Slick LAX Clubhouse Is So California

With vaulted ceilings, panoramic views, and modernist furniture, Virgin's latest airport Clubhouse brings out L.A.'s classiest side. Virgin Atlantic's famously swank airport lounges have been popping up in airports around the world, offering business class flyers an inviting reprieve from the usual cramped and frenzied air travel experience. Show More Summary

WoW! Virgin Atlantic sends me the longest airline survey I have ever seen (53 pages).

We all get travel surveys. Most regular Delta Points readers know that Delta Air Lines has a program called “Strive for Five” that rewards hard working Delta people with points that become real cash when they get high marks. I like these...Show More Summary

Virgin Atlantic to cut 500 jobs: WSJ report

(Reuters) - Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd [VA.UL], owned by its British billionaire founder Richard Branson, is cutting about 500 jobs as it seeks to reduce costs and improve its financial resilience, the Wall Street Journal reported.Show More Summary

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class outbound via Manchester – Part 2

Finding Level 1 Delta business class awards to Europe (Sweden) – Part 1 Virgin Atlantic Upper Class outbound via Manchester – Part 2 The Escape Lounge Manchester T3 – Part 3 KLM Euro business to Amsterdam & Gothenburg – Part 4 The Ford...Show More Summary

Hotel Review: Hilton London Tower Bridge

Also see:  Booked: London on Virgin Atlantic in October Trip Report: Economy on Virgin Atlantic JFK-LHR Assessing the Benefits of FoundersCard Oh man. Talk about a blast from the past. I stayed here in October 2013 and never got around to writing a review about it. However, I still remember it all so clearly… It... OUT AND OUT - Investing. Positivity. Oh, and travel.

Virgin Atlantic’s Carbon Down, Profits Up

Virgin Atlantic’s greenhouse gas emissions have dropped 12 percent since 2007, according to the company’s 2015 “Change is in the Air” sustainability report. In 2014, Virgin Atlantic operated more flights and carried more people than any year since 2007 while it’s absolute carbon footprint was down 12 percent since this baseline. Virgin says this can […]

DeltaONE Sky Club ATL pre-flight dining & drink choices (a work in progress at best).

I promise to get to my review of my last round trip to Sweden posted soon (including Virgin Atlantic upper class) but for now I wanted to at least give you my thoughts on the new DeltaONE seat pre-flight dining option at the “F” Sky Club in Atlanta. Show More Summary

Is Delta Pulling Back From London – Or From LA?

It’s safe to say that Delta and Virgin Atlantic have had a special relationship since Delta purchased a 49% stake in the British airline in 2012. In particular, in 2014 Delta and Virgin jointly announced an expanded partnership of sorts,...Show More Summary

Detroit: Is Detroit Next for Virgin Hotels?

When Richard Branson was asked at the launch of Virgin Atlantic?s direct service from Heathrow to Detroit whether he had any plans for a Virgin Hotel in Motor City, we assumed he was just being polite. ?I?d love it if we could find the right site for a Virgin Hotel,? he said at the press conference. Show More Summary

Citi PremierMiles adds 5 new transfer partners (Jet is back!)

Citibank has brought back Jet Airways as a transfer partner to PremierMiles, and added a few more partners including Qantas, KLM/AF and Virgin Atlantic and Club Carlson Hotels. Check out the complete list of transfer partners for Citi PremierMiles. The post Citi PremierMiles adds 5 new transfer partners (Jet is back!) appeared first on Live from a Lounge.

Richard Branson Surprises Unsuspecting Passengers With Surprise 'Motown' Musical Performance

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

When flying with Virgin Atlantic owner Richard Branson, it's safe to assume that something totally crazy will happen. On June 11, the eccentric businessman surprised passengers on Virgin's inaugural flight from London to Detroit with...Show More Summary

Richard Branson Hustles Hard as Virgin Atlantic Hits the Motor City

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Detroit hustles harder and Virgin Atlantic wants to hustle too. That was the message from Richard Branson today as flight VS107 direct from London Heathrow touched down in Detroit. Technically, Virgin?s newest route started last week ? let?s call it a soft launch. Show More Summary

Virgin Atlantic could expand fleet in deal to replaces 747s

By Joseph White DETROIT - (Reuters) - Virgin Atlantic [VA.UL] plans to decide within six months on how to replace seven Boeing 747s it flies from London’s Gatwick airport, and could expand its overall fleet in the process, the British airline’s chief executive said Thursday. Show More Summary

Friendly Reminder: Photography is NOT a Crime!

Aviation enthusiasts pose with a Virgin Atlantic A340 – Photo: Daniel Palen As an avid plane spotter, I’ve had my fair share of run-ins with the curious/uninformed public, skeptic law enforcement officers (LEOs), airport staff, and even airline employees. Typically these exchanges go positively and, with luck, without missing out on any good shots: [...]Show More Summary

The Airline Industry May Have Just Truly Gone Crazy

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker just warned of protectionism sweeping the industry. And new claims by Virgin Atlantic and British Airways may just prove him right. Meanwhile the French government just awarded him the Legion of Honor, so Air France itself may just go insane... Continue reading The Airline Industry May Have Just Truly Gone Crazy...

Delta CONFIRMS no more mixed awards but has in reality not implemented changes (yet).

Sorry for taking so long to post this but I was in the air all day yesterday coming back from Sweden on Virgin Atlantic, upper class LEVEL 1 award naturally, and there was no wifi on board then connecting to a CRJ200 also with no wifi on-board. Show More Summary

Check Virgin Atlantic's swanky new clubhouse at LAX

Flying with Virgin Atlantic is always an experience. And for their customers traveling in and out of Los Angeles International Airport, the airline recently launched a brand new clubhouse that will coddle and relax. “We’ve always been...Show More Summary

Pizza Week In Review: May 31, 2015

Here’s a quick spin through the week of aviation, my week in review of miles and points from Pizza in Motion: The 747 used to rule the skies, but more and more of them are ending up in airplane graveyards.  As Virgin Atlantic continues eliminating them from their fleet, here’s a look at what their future fleet looks like. Show More Summary

Delta swapping terminals at Heathrow

To the surprise and consternation of Delta regulars at London Heathrow, Delta recently re-shuffled its flights between Terminal 3 and Terminal 4, affecting access to Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse lounge.  The goal of the recent reshuffling...Show More Summary

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