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Member Name: charlottecrocker
My most recent flight with virgin Atlantic to New York was one of unexpected comfort.
I arrived at the airport where there was minimal queuing and the virgin staff were only too willing to help with the self check-in. My baggage was just slightly over the weight limit which, unlike many of virgin's budget counterparts, didn't seem to be too much of a problem.
After boarding an almost empty plane, I found my seat- the window seat, the two to the right of me were empty so I was able to enjoy the luxury of two extra seats on my over night flight.
The in flight entertainment was excellent, there were games and I enjoyed 3 brand new blockbusters in the duration of my journey but almost wanted to stay longer in order to see the rest of the films I hadn't yet viewed. Each seat had its own personal entertainment system so there was no cricking your neck to look up at a shared screen and the ability to pause and rewind meant there was no rushed trips to the toilets to avoid missing parts.
The facilities were excellent, my seat had ample leg room and reclined sufficiently. There were multiple restrooms so queuing wasn't necessary. There were also sanitary products in the bathroom which was a nice touch.
The food was impressive, we were handed a menu and had a starter, main course and dessert which varies from flight to flight. Each course was not only edible, but enjoyable, particularly the GU chocolate mousse for dessert. We were given pretzels and icelollys at intervals during the flight. We also had scones with clotted cream, which was a particular favorite of mine.
The staff were helpful and polite, they were only too willing to fetch you drinks and refreshments when you desire, they were all well presented and professional.
Stupidly, I managed to leave a bag of shopping I had purchased at the airport, on the plane, I managed to get this posted to me without too much hassle and was very grateful.
The return flight cost me £500 in total, which I thought slightly overpriced.
Overall I think Virgin provided fantastic service and would definitely fly with them again.
Summary: excellent food and entertainment resulting in an enjoyable journey
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