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Review: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class on the A340-600 from London to Dubai

Flying from Chicago to Dubai with a ~12 hour stop in London isn't the most efficient way to get there, but I got a good value out of some old Delta miles that we had and we enjoyed our layover in Windsor and our time at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Heathrow.

Virgin Atlantic A340-600 ...
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The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Heathrow

One big reason for my excitement for flying on Virgin Atlantic is based on excellent reviews of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, their flagship lounge at Heathrow.  It is regarded as among the best Business Class lounges in the world.  After our visit to the lounge, I can't really dispute ...
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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class on the A330 from Chicago to London

While counting down the days to this trip, I was irrationally excited for the legs on Virgin Atlantic.  It has been a trendy carrier for a long time, and they definitely have good marketing to build up their brand. Of course having Sir Richard Branson as founder and face of the brand certainly ...
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Amenity Kit Review: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class

This amenity kit review is based on what I received on from my flights on Virgin Atlantic in Upper Class, their business class product.  I flew from Chicago to London then onward to Dubai.  For our introductory post and description of the categories, and the 5 point rating scale, please ...

Our Trip Around the World Began with a Bus Ride

The name of this blog is Regional First, due to the fact that many of my trips begin with a regional jet.  That is less common in my travels than it used to be, but even for this trip with some pretty amazing products, the first leg of our big trip wasn't exactly luxurious.  It could have ...
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Update on our Round the World trip in Premium Cabins.

A few updates on our round the world trip in premium cabins, as we made a few changes to better fit our schedule.  By shortening our trip, we lost a few things such as extended time in Australia, and a flight in AA International First class, but we gained a more convenient route ...

Next Adventure: Round the World in Premium Cabins

I've had this trip in the works for a while, and now it is finally here.  I booked a few final pieces just recently as availability opened up.  

Map courtesy of the excellent gcmap.com
 
This trip was built around availability for Etihad First Class Apartments on ...
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Virgin Hotels - Chicago's newest Hotel and Virgin's Newest Brand - NOW OPEN


In January 2015, Richard Branson and the Virgin Group opened their first Virgin Hotel in Chicago and announced future locations in Nashville and New York City. The hotel which hopes to grow into a worldwide chain is doing what Virgin does best by shaking up the industry with their modern ...
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Virgin Atlantic revamps network, focuses on transatlantic and Delta JV

U.K.-based Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS) is reshuffling its network strategy following last month's stated intentions to withdraw from several long-haul routes and pull the plug on its short-lived narrowbody operation, Little Red. Most of these changes can be traced to Virgin's plan to return to ...
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Virgin Atlantic Cuts Little Red Domestic UK Service

Virgin Atlantic will be ending domestic UK flights after Little Red has proven itself unprofitable and unable to compete with much larger and the more frequent service offerings by British Airways on flights between London Heathrow and Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. With load factors ...
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Additions and Subtractions to Virgin Atlantic Route Network

Virgin Atlantic, strengthening its joint venture partnership with Delta Air Lines, has announced new routes that will bring the two carriers closer than ever before. With the lastest shuffle, the USA wins while Canada, India, Japan, and South Africa loses.
The new Virgin Atlantic routes ...
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Delta Announces a Premium Economy Cabin

Delta Airline currently only offers two classes of service: Business class (or domestic first) and economy class. In addition, on most aircraft, Delta also has a section of the economy class cabin they refer to as economy comfort. Economy comfort by definition is the same as the economy class cabin ...
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Virgin Atlantic Flights Now Bookable Via Delta.com With NO Fuel Surcharges

Virgin Atlantic award space is now available to book via Delta.com and the best part is there is NO fuel surcharges on flights from the USA to London! Unlike Virgin Atlantic Flying Club there is NO fuel surcharges when booking with Delta miles. Not to mention, award space is fairly plentiful via ...
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Earning Miles With the New Delta & Virgin Atlantic Partnership

Earlier this week, Delta Airlines and Virgin Atlantic announced mutual frequent flyer benefit for Elite flyers from both airlines. The codeshare on Virgin and Delta flights will begin July 3, 2013 and on that date, frequent flyers of both airlines will be able to earn and burn miles on each ...

Virgin Atlantic - Flying in the Face of Ordinary

Born to be flight crew?  This new commercial from Virgin Atlantic follows an X-Men-like theme of how their crew are born with special talents that are utilized to be superhero flight crew.
I enjoy airline commercials, and occasionally post some of my favorites here.  This one has all ...
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OzFest 2012 - Introduction

OzFest 2012 (Canberra) - Introduction Lufthansa First Class, Denver to Frankfurt Lufthansa's First Class Terminal and LH901, Frankfurt to London Hilton Paddington Station London to Sydney, the Long Way, in United Business Sydney's Qantas Club & The Q400 to Canberra The Park Hyatt ...
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Source: Virgin Atlantic to join Star Alliance

I’m told by a source at Star Alliance; Virgin Atlantic will be joining “very soon”. Again this is just leaked information. Richard Branson hinted that Virgin will be joining a global alliance soon. Star is the one that would not be a big surprise as Singapore airlines a Star ...
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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class to London: LAX to LHR


I still remembering hearing the radio commercials for "Virgin Atlantic Upper Class to London" when I was growing up in LA. I didn't know much about flying, and I didn't know much about London, but I loved that lady's accent! As the first major part of our honeymoon, my wife and I were able to ...
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