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Unread 12 Jan 20, 06:22 PM  
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Mobile Virgin - There must be a reason - what is it?

We want to go on Aug 24th Ive spent the weekend trawling through every website and Im gone goggly eyed!

Now, Im price sensitive and Ill go indirect so I have found some good prices actually. By going to Expedia.com vs .co.uk I can get the price down even more by paying in US$ for United.

But Im reluctant to go ahead until I know why everyone and their cat is so fond of Virgin. Couple of the girls in the office have gone - all with Virgin. I see so many posts here about Virgin. My husbands coworkers have nearly all gone with Virgin. My hairdresser told me to get a price from Virgin. What am I missing? Virgin are 267 more each from Gatwick so for 4 thats over a grand.

I cant see what Im getting for the extra money. Comparing direct only - with BA is working out about 570 less than Virgin. But as a newb Im afraid everyone knows something I dont and Im being penny wise and pound foolish?
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Unread 12 Jan 20, 06:28 PM  
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I favour virgin as we get free seat selection at the time of booking and luggage included which as a family of 5 really mounts up if we have to add on.
Thats the only reason I personally choose virgin. However if the price difference was immense then I would go with whoever was cheaper.
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Unread 12 Jan 20, 06:36 PM  
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I will fly with who ever is cheapest! Have done 2 virgin trips and 2 BA. All which involved some degree of flying with American partner airlines. I much prefer the American airlines Delta and American Airlines in terms of flight comfort and service. I had some very bad service on one Virgin flight but not enough to put me off flying with them if the price was right. What I would never do however is book another package with Virgin, in my experience they are horribly over priced for packages. Often book elements with them like car hire or a hotel but not a full package. Our first trip staying at a cheap hotel on I drive cost more than out last one 4 years later staying at Animal Kingdom lodge for 2 weeks with food, the difference the first one was booked as a virgin package, the second one I booked myself!
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Unread 12 Jan 20, 07:39 PM  
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I fly with whoever is cheapest, same metal tube for 9 hours, 1st year was Thomas cook, two times BA, upcoming trip Virgin (for some reason was cheaper than BA)
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Absolutely nothing. We have flown with Virgin BA Delta Air France and Ive never found any significant difference between any of them.

Virgin do have a good advertising campaign...
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I honestly would fly with whoever is cheapest...
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Unread 12 Jan 20, 08:12 PM  
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Well fly with whoevers cheapest, however I do like that you dont have to pay for seat selection with Virgin like you do with BA, not flown with other airlines long haul so dont know if others charge for seat selection
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Whomever is the cheapest. Would book Virgin if they were not a lot dearer in price.
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