BA versus VIRGIN

Discussion in 'Virgin Atlantic | Flying Club' started by AndyMorgan, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. litefoot

    litefoot Active Member

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    When you're booking, choose your destination airport carefully - Norwegian do fly to JFK but they also fly to NY Stewart which is actually 60 miles away from Manhattan.

    If you don't like New York immigration queues (and they can be very bad), consider flying from somewhere that offers pre-clearance. Dublin, for example. You'll arrive into NY as a domestic passenger.
     
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  2. JoeD

    JoeD Well-Known Member

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    Or indeed to Stewart actually - yes, its 60 miles away but a cheap coach only about 30-45 mins longer to manhattan than most ways do from jfk/etc) and immigration there takes about 2 minutes.

    Overall, when you factor in the time your plane might spend taxiing around a big airport, immigration, etc, and the fact that none of the NYC airports are genuinely convenient, I'm not convinced going to Stewart works out much slower on average.

    You're absolutely right to point out that it's a good distance though, of course! The coach does take a while.
     
  3. bobcat2010

    bobcat2010 New Member

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    Virgin all the way!
     
  4. Loobc

    Loobc New Member

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    Anyone have both the Virgin cards and use curve to gain extra miles?
     
  5. ob13561

    ob13561 New Member

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    BA gets my vote
     
  6. Scaramanga

    Scaramanga New Member

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    I've got Curve and the free Virgin card. Works well
     
  7. Flyer787

    Flyer787 New Member

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    Hi there,

    You must have taken this flight a while ago but I'd thought I'd throw my 2 cents in.

    It depends what you value more. If you just want to get there the advantage of Virgin is that you'll get there comfortably and it costs less. They have deep leather cushion seats that are great for a 7 hour journey. This way you don't have to slum it in World Traveller with BA on the return. I'd say you don't really need flat bed seats unless is 8+ hours, despite it being great fun.

    However, if this is your first time I'd recommend you go with BA as the club world experience will make your holiday on the way out.

    Let me know what you chose in the in the end.

    Cheers!
     
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  8. Oarar80

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    +1 here for this. Goes quicker than you think for the price.
     

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