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Virgin Upper 70 66.67%
BA Business Class 22 20.95%
Other 'Upper/Business Class 13 12.38%
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Unread 4 Jul 19, 06:42 PM  
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Etihad business was excellent especially on the A380, was still really good on the A330 as well though.

Virgin Upper Class on the 747 is also very good although I prefer to be in the front of the plane instead of the upper deck.

BA Club World was very Meh! and I won't be rushing back there.

So, if all things were equal and I was going to MCO then that would rule out Etihad. Without hesitation I would choose Virgin Atlantic. I think the service is better in Virgin Atlantic compared to BA as I've never had bad service on Virgin but I've experienced bad service (and food) on BA.
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Etihad business was excellent especially on the A380, was still really good on the A330 as well though.

Virgin Upper Class on the 747 is also very good although I prefer to be in the front of the plane instead of the upper deck.

BA Club World was very Meh! and I won't be rushing back there.

So, if all things were equal and I was going to MCO then that would rule out Etihad. Without hesitation I would choose Virgin Atlantic. I think the service is better in Virgin Atlantic compared to BA as I've never had bad service on Virgin but I've experienced bad service (and food) on BA.
Hi Fra, I like that threads of this calibre produce differing opinions and experience. We're VA travellers due to their PE product (sadly that'll be ending soon tho due to new aircraft/refits of existing fleet) but had appalling UC food on our May 2017 flight to the UK. Crew, as always, were canny but UC food was totally inedible. I opted for steak, the US chef had used boot sole, all returned, as we'd been served last there was absolutely nothing to eat, crew admitted they'd tried to cut the steak and given up! Hubs given seared tuna that was still frozen solid, back it went. Water for tea/coffee was, at best, tepid for the whole journey, so no hot drinks. I wonder if there was a problem heating UC ovens on that flight. Had some grotty airline food over the years, and whilst our UC meal was by far the worst we're still VA travellers, but carry a Boots Meal Deal, even when in UC
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BA for me, I love the ones by the window (even though youre backwards!) as it feels so private. However, I was lucky enough to fly business class on Emirates to Dubai a couple of years back and that was an amazing experience that, in my opinion, knocked socks off BA!
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BA for me, I love the ones by the window (even though youre backwards!) as it feels so private. However, I was lucky enough to fly business class on Emirates to Dubai a couple of years back and that was an amazing experience that, in my opinion, knocked socks off BA!
I like those backward seats, especially at the bulkhead end so I dont have to climb over someones legs. Ideal for me travelling solo.
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Those of you who arent keen on BA Club World, Id like to know what it is specifically that you prefer in VA Upper Class or other airlines to Florida (ie indirect).

I might be tempted away from BA !
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Those of you who arent keen on BA Club World, Id like to know what it is specifically that you prefer in VA Upper Class or other airlines to Florida (ie indirect).

I might be tempted away from BA !
I've used business class on AA, Air Canada, BA, Aer Lingus and VA. I go for whoever has the cheapest flight at the time.

Aer Lingus was my least favourite for journey time and the feeling of disappearing into a coffin when you lay down but lots of space. It's a really long day, both ways.

Air Canada and AA very similar style of seat to each other, really spacious, lots of small storage areas, privacy and both did immigration before Orlando so a huge plus (Toronto/Dublin). However AC used smaller Rouge planes (cramped even in PE) after Toronto but AA have been a mixture of first or continued in business after changing plane at PHL. When using AA I would then return via BA and skip the leg back to Dublin. I always fly to Dublin the night before on AA.

BA is far too cramped for me. My arm is constantly getting knocked when I have an aisle seat. I'm also worried about having to step over somebody so have never travelled backwards but worry it may be a bit claustrophobic.

I love the spacious cabin of VA but there isn't as much area around you as on AA/AC. However the thing that does it for me with VA is the lounge. Spa treatments and lovely food!

Sorry for burbling, I hope that's not too much waffle!
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Those of you who arent keen on BA Club World, Id like to know what it is specifically that you prefer in VA Upper Class or other airlines to Florida (ie indirect).

I might be tempted away from BA !
Hi Linda, never flown BA Club, and whilst we'd price consider, flying into LHR or LGW is a no-no, at a push we'll fly out, but I'll chew my arm off afore flying into any London airport again.
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