Welcome to my first trip report with Virgin Atlantic!
Airline's website/Mobile app: 4/5
Airport staff at LHR: 4/5
In-Flight Service: 4/5
In-Flight Experience: 4/5
Cleanliness of the cabin: 5/5
In-Flight Entertainment System: 4/5
In-Flight Meals: 3/5
Seat comfort: 4/5
Cabin interior: 4/5
Overall rating: 41/50
This is certainly one of the more memorable flights in my years of travelling. The excitement of flying the A350-1000 with a new airline to my list, also flying to a city that I always want to travel to, just makes everything that an aviation enthusiast or traveller can wish for. The biggest obstacle is the pre-flight tests such as the COVID test and to get through the immigration at the borders of United States. Despite my explanation to the officer at New York, I was made to do a 2nd interview, kind of a downer for me, knowing that if I had not pass it, I could have return to London on the same day. Fortunately, things went my way and I got to complete my flying adventure, well not quite. What do I mean? Find out more on my next blog post.
Back to the topic, Virgin Atlantic's A350-1000 Y class product gets my vote, with a good set of crew which makes the flight went past faster, that's a good thing right? Nowadays, we are spoilt for choices of airlines and we tend to choose the best airfares suiting our itinerary. Trans-altantic routes are very lucrutive and competitve and passengers will vote with their wallets.
I hope this airline can work on to bring back the standard meals for the Economy Class on the trans-atlantic routes. I will do a conclusive post on this airline on my return flight, so stay tuned for it!
Hope you enjoyed this trip report!
For my previous trip report (Swiss A220-300 ZRH-LHR), click here
For my next trip report (Delta Airlines Boeing 767-400ER JFK-LAX), click here
For my Virgin Atlantic A330-300 Premium Class Trip report, click here
Thanks for reading!