BA Price Drop in Reaction To Virgin Sale! £480
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BA Price Drop in Reaction To Virgin Sale! £480

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Found 15th Apr
As posted by another user, Virgin Atlantic have their Easter Sale on, however this has prompted BA to drop some of their prices!

Flights to Orlando (connect at Gatwick) in July from EDI /GLA /MAN were in the region of £750-£800 per adult last week but they can now be had for £480-£550 depending on which connections you choose.

This is a marked saving at a time when many will be booking and although there's a need to connect at Gatwick, this puts many BA flights now cheaper than Thomas Cook / Thomson etc.

Thought I would share as could save a few users £££££ or get them a local departure cheaper!

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Wouldn't go near BA. Failed on both outward and return to Lax to serve me meal, had to ask for meal on both times. They walked past my row and if it was once i'd let it go but twice? There service is dismal these days.

If the price difference was £20 more with Virgin, I would go with them. Virgin service, overall experience is much better than BA these day. I've been travelling with BA and they were good but for the last 5 years doing long haul flights, I rather pay the extra and go with something like Virgin.

BA has an identity crisis. It's cutting costs and becoming more like the no frills budget airlines Ryanair, easyJet and most importantly the highly competitive Norweigian. It doesn't care about its customers anymore. There is very little differentiation these days.

graham3263

Wouldn't go near BA. Failed on both outward and return to Lax to serve me … Wouldn't go near BA. Failed on both outward and return to Lax to serve me meal, had to ask for meal on both times. They walked past my row and if it was once i'd let it go but twice? There service is dismal these days.


You would not fly ba again because you had to ask for a meal ? Life's too short to worry about not getting your meal ontime.

starbidder

BA has an identity crisis. It's cutting costs and becoming more like the … BA has an identity crisis. It's cutting costs and becoming more like the no frills budget airlines Ryanair, easyJet and most importantly the highly competitive Norweigian. It doesn't care about its customers anymore. There is very little differentiation these days.


Definitely not anything like ryanair or easyjet lol thats a joke right i fly with ba cityflyer from city airport and it a great service can't recommend the service highly enough.

graham3263

Wouldn't go near BA. Failed on both outward and return to Lax to serve me … Wouldn't go near BA. Failed on both outward and return to Lax to serve me meal, had to ask for meal on both times. They walked past my row and if it was once i'd let it go but twice? There service is dismal these days.



If you had complained it would have gone in the cabin crews log and then you could have contacted BA's customer service afterwards and got some Avios to cover that leg of your flight!

starbidder

BA has an identity crisis. It's cutting costs and becoming more like the … BA has an identity crisis. It's cutting costs and becoming more like the no frills budget airlines Ryanair, easyJet and most importantly the highly competitive Norweigian. It doesn't care about its customers anymore. There is very little differentiation these days.



Here is the thing, I fly BA a lot for work and am lucky enough to be business class or better at no expense to myself and everything there is as good as its ever been.

Truth is people do not want to pay for economy anymore, foreign nationals care less about "excellent service" and would prefer lower cost with decent base level service.

I think that's a shame, but if you feel differently you should talk to BA customer service on the phone. The truth is Virgin, Emirates etc. are just as bad in economy its just that BA customers feel worse b/c they had better service in the past.

Most things are circular and it will swing around once everyone hits the lowest price companies will offer more XYZ and then the unique aspects of each company will build as people "want a bit more"
Edited by: "groenleader" 15th Apr

groenleader

Here is the thing, I fly BA a lot for work and am lucky enough to be … Here is the thing, I fly BA a lot for work and am lucky enough to be business class or better at no expense to myself and everything there is as good as its ever been. Truth is people do not want to pay for economy anymore, foreign nationals care less about "excellent service" and would prefer lower cost with decent base level service. I think that's a shame, but if you feel differently you should talk to BA customer service on the phone. The truth is Virgin, Emirates etc. are just as bad in economy its just that BA customers feel worse b/c they had better service in the past. Most things are circular and it will swing around once everyone hits the lowest price companies will offer more XYZ and then the unique aspects of each company will build as people "want a bit more"



I fully agree, I fly for work as well, and the rare opportunities I get to fly in business (as most of my flights are short-haul and don't qualify), it's as good as it's ever been if not better. For all the other times, to me, a flight is a flight is a flight. I close my eyes and it's over. Flying is like taking the bus, from point A to B. I will take the cheapest bus that gets me there safely and on time, and that's the end of it. If you're talking about economy class, the only things they give you are a packet of peanuts, meal that usually tastes worse than a ready meal, and tiny drinks (which, if you aren't one of those awful seat-mates who gets drunk on miniatures and then acts like the flight is their private club, are worth pennies). I don't really see why it's worth paying any extra for that when you might as well bring on a meal deal.

Muir

I fully agree, I fly for work as well, and the rare opportunities I get … I fully agree, I fly for work as well, and the rare opportunities I get to fly in business (as most of my flights are short-haul and don't qualify), it's as good as it's ever been if not better. For all the other times, to me, a flight is a flight is a flight. I close my eyes and it's over. Flying is like taking the bus, from point A to B. I will take the cheapest bus that gets me there safely and on time, and that's the end of it. If you're talking about economy class, the only things they give you are a packet of peanuts, meal that usually tastes worse than a ready meal, and tiny drinks (which, if you aren't one of those awful seat-mates who gets drunk on miniatures and then acts like the flight is their private club, are worth pennies). I don't really see why it's worth paying any extra for that when you might as well bring on a meal deal.



Yeah BA has worsened but not sure it's much worse than others. Having the status with exec club definitely helps. I'll stop flying them if they drag me out of my seat kicking and screaming though...

Sid.Harper

Yeah BA has worsened but not sure it's much worse than others. Having the … Yeah BA has worsened but not sure it's much worse than others. Having the status with exec club definitely helps. I'll stop flying them if they drag me out of my seat kicking and screaming though...



I don't see why people didn't see it coming with United, though. Like the saying goes (or not), people who break guitars will one day break people too.

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​ It's interesting as I checked my dates on Virgin and Delta pre and during sale and the price was the same, whereas huge reduction from BA

As BA have moved to buy on board for short haul flights now yet their fares are much more than the
(other) LCCs with in Europe I'm wondering who is still booking them.
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