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Direct Return Flights w/ Virgin Atlantic (Dreamliner) - London Heathrow to San Francisco 13/04/2020 - 26/04/2020 WIFI onboard (£314)
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Direct Return Flights w/ Virgin Atlantic (Dreamliner) - London Heathrow to San Francisco 13/04/2020 - 26/04/2020 WIFI onboard (£314)

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Posted 10th Jan

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Direct Flights to San Francisco - Flying from London Heathrow - £314pp

  • Outbound: Monday 13 Apr 2020 (Flight time - 11h 0)
  • Inbound: Sunday 26 Apr 2020 (Flight time - 10h 15)
  • Direct Flights
  • Hand Luggage Included
  • ESTA is required for travel - esta.cbp.dhs.gov/
  • Purchase a refundable ticket for £38 extra
  • add checked in bags for an extra £82 return
  • WIFI available on the plane
  • On demand entertainment
  • power & USB outlets
  • 31" seat pitch
  • Lunch provided on outbound flight
  • Dinner provided on inbound flight
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ryantbfh10/01/2020 22:59

Not a good price. Can be had usually for around £270


Yes but its easter holidays
Alistair_Shand11/01/2020 05:59

Cheap flights are all well and good but if the prices for a highly rated …Cheap flights are all well and good but if the prices for a highly rated hotel close to the city centre are well over £120 a night then it’s not such a bargain


But someone might be finding a hotel elsewhere or staying with family, so you should only judge this in the price of the flights themselves I think.
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Not a good price. Can be had usually for around £270
ryantbfh10/01/2020 22:59

Not a good price. Can be had usually for around £270


Yes but its easter holidays
45ure10/01/2020 23:03

Yes but its easter holidays


Oh fair enough, wasn’t aware. Hopefully helpful for some then
You're right, it's not the cheapest. However it is the best price i can currently find with direct flights. The cheaper flights, have at least one stop off, with long stop over times and long flight times.

Other than that, this is a good deal.
For this price, no.
For this price at Easter, hell yes!
Cheap flights are all well and good but if the prices for a highly rated hotel close to the city centre are well over £120 a night then it’s not such a bargain
45ure10/01/2020 23:03

Yes but its easter holidays


Not my Easter holiday. Lol
Alistair_Shand11/01/2020 05:59

Cheap flights are all well and good but if the prices for a highly rated …Cheap flights are all well and good but if the prices for a highly rated hotel close to the city centre are well over £120 a night then it’s not such a bargain


But someone might be finding a hotel elsewhere or staying with family, so you should only judge this in the price of the flights themselves I think.
Great flight price ... although will be really cold in April. Hampshire's school term ends 3rd April, not sure about the rest of the country.
M_z11/01/2020 06:58

But someone might be finding a hotel elsewhere or staying with family, so …But someone might be finding a hotel elsewhere or staying with family, so you should only judge this in the price of the flights themselves I think.


True , but you don’t want impulsive buyers jumping in to book then getting a shock at accommodation prices either
Great deal but that city has gone very bad. Walk one block the wrong way and it's scary and very unhygienic
Interested in the refundable ticket option for £38. I was not aware you could do that with Virgin Atlantic. I’ve always been told there are charges for changing flights/details, and non-refundable?
Edited by: "Bestbitter" 11th Jan
Service on Virgin has really gone down. Went to Miami with them in December 2018 and the service was pretty bad. Make sure you take your own snacks on this long flight as what they give you won't be enough.
Alistair_Shand11/01/2020 05:59

Cheap flights are all well and good but if the prices for a highly rated …Cheap flights are all well and good but if the prices for a highly rated hotel close to the city centre are well over £120 a night then it’s not such a bargain



And the rest! For a "highly rated hotel close to the city" you can probably double that amount, especially around a holiday time like Easter. If you intend to hire a car then to park at most hotels in the SanFran city area you can factor in premium prices, and most only offer valet parking at a cost of $30-$60 per night (depending on hotel). Not so bad if you won't have a car but as is the case in most of the US, public transport isn't good so you'll need to factor in costs to get from the airport to the city. When we were looking we found some decent deals in Daly City about half way between the airport and central SanFran. It included free parking and decent train transport into the centre of SanFran. Worth looking there for anybody considering going. Driving around and parking in SanFran is just far too much hassle and costly. Alcatraz normally has to be booked several days in advance.

That aside, it is a very good price indeed, so yes it is a bargain relatively speaking.

As for WIFI - you have to pay £14.99 for it and it's often not very good. VA charge this even if you've paid £2000-£3000 for Upper - crazy, it should be FREE for everybody, like Norwegian offer! And it should actually work!
Stiz2theMiz11/01/2020 08:14

Great deal but that city has gone very bad. Walk one block the wrong way …Great deal but that city has gone very bad. Walk one block the wrong way and it's scary and very unhygienic


Exactly. Tenderloin and Union Square being a 2 min walk from each other for example
I’m in Mexico that two weeks or would of gone heat added
Those are the dodgy planes that had issues
Stiz2theMiz11/01/2020 08:14

Great deal but that city has gone very bad. Walk one block the wrong way …Great deal but that city has gone very bad. Walk one block the wrong way and it's scary and very unhygienic

Yeh, London is like that these days.
love2save11/01/2020 07:11

Great flight price ... although will be really cold in April. Hampshire's …Great flight price ... although will be really cold in April. Hampshire's school term ends 3rd April, not sure about the rest of the country.


Depends on your version of "cold"....we went last year in April and it was ranging between 19 and 25 degrees in the day.....not boiling granted, but certainly not cold.

Perfect temperatures to explore really without being roasting hot.
TwotoYou12/01/2020 09:09

Yeh, London is like that these days.


Even Been to SF?
Also, to grammatically correct, you add 'too' to the end of the sentence.
I enjoyed San Francisco lots last year, though the weather wasn't great. Stayed in Cow Hollow Motor Inn, which was perfectly fine, included parking, less than £100/night. Never felt unsafe in the city.

Edit- see it costs £140/night on those dates
Edited by: "blackanchorage" 12th Jan
I’m tempted just for the free wifi.
Alistair_Shand11/01/2020 07:35

True , but you don’t want impulsive buyers jumping in to book then getting …True , but you don’t want impulsive buyers jumping in to book then getting a shock at accommodation prices either


It's San Francisco, what would you expect? Known to be really really expensive
lkl26511/01/2020 11:02

Service on Virgin has really gone down. Went to Miami with them in …Service on Virgin has really gone down. Went to Miami with them in December 2018 and the service was pretty bad. Make sure you take your own snacks on this long flight as what they give you won't be enough.


Interested to know how the service has gone down in terms of what they give you?
Alistair_Shand11/01/2020 07:35

True , but you don’t want impulsive buyers jumping in to book then getting …True , but you don’t want impulsive buyers jumping in to book then getting a shock at accommodation prices either


Are you suggesting every time someone posts a deal they should think about the implications of associated purchases to decide whether its worthy of posting. To put it in reverse it's like someone posting a really cheap hotel deal in Dubai, and then I vote cold because I live in Wales so I'd have to buy an expensive flight to take advantage.

If the flight is cheap then the flight is cheap, regardless of local hotel prices. If people don't do due diligence when they buy something like a flight that's their problem.
Similar prices on Skyscanner for dates with BA and United as I think for most schools the Easter break starts the week before.
RazzDazz12/01/2020 12:46

Interested to know how the service has gone down in terms of what they …Interested to know how the service has gone down in terms of what they give you?


Food portions were really small. Not even bread rolls with the main meal. Second snack was really small. They even served diluted soft drinks instead of fresh fruit juice. Also, the seats (A330) were really uncomfortable. Video screen was unresponsive. On the way back, I had no audio. When I complained to Virgin on return, all I got was 6000 airmiles !.
lkl26512/01/2020 13:25

Food portions were really small. Not even bread rolls with the main meal. …Food portions were really small. Not even bread rolls with the main meal. Second snack was really small. They even served diluted soft drinks instead of fresh fruit juice. Also, the seats (A330) were really uncomfortable. Video screen was unresponsive. On the way back, I had no audio. When I complained to Virgin on return, all I got was 6000 airmiles !.


Thanks for the info!
mmecho12/01/2020 12:52

Are you suggesting every time someone posts a deal they should think about …Are you suggesting every time someone posts a deal they should think about the implications of associated purchases to decide whether its worthy of posting. To put it in reverse it's like someone posting a really cheap hotel deal in Dubai, and then I vote cold because I live in Wales so I'd have to buy an expensive flight to take advantage.If the flight is cheap then the flight is cheap, regardless of local hotel prices. If people don't do due diligence when they buy something like a flight that's their problem.


Nope , I am suggesting they should think about the implications of associated purchases before deciding whether it’s worthy of purchasing
Alistair_Shand12/01/2020 14:11

Nope , I am suggesting they should think about the implications of …Nope , I am suggesting they should think about the implications of associated purchases before deciding whether it’s worthy of purchasing


That's great advice and common sense, maybe you should have started with that rather than questioning the validity of the actual deal, which is the flight, not how much someone may or may not have pay for a subsequent hotel.
I notice the OP has highlighted the fact the flights are on a Dreamliner (787). If you haven't flown on a Dreamliner before, I wouldn't be too excited about it... I was disappointed. The Dreamliner is not noticeably quieter than a 777 and the overall comfort in economy just wasn't much better. The best feature was the electronic window shade, which is pretty cool.

The best plane I've flown for comfort is the A350/A380... very quiet and comfortable.
mmecho12/01/2020 14:37

That's great advice and common sense, maybe you should have started with …That's great advice and common sense, maybe you should have started with that rather than questioning the validity of the actual deal, which is the flight, not how much someone may or may not have pay for a subsequent hotel.


We’ll agree to differ . The validity of the deal was never questioned . I’m not sure why you’ve even felt the need to stir things up
Alistair_Shand11/01/2020 05:59

Cheap flights are all well and good but if the prices for a highly rated …Cheap flights are all well and good but if the prices for a highly rated hotel close to the city centre are well over £120 a night then it’s not such a bargain


Guess you're ignoring your original point then
mmecho12/01/2020 16:24

Guess you're ignoring your original point then


Nope , you’re just overanalysing my attempt to be helpful to those considering booking it
Stiz2theMiz12/01/2020 09:40

Even Been to SF?Also, to grammatically correct, you add 'too' to the end …Even Been to SF?Also, to grammatically correct, you add 'too' to the end of the sentence.


“Ever” “been”
Stiz2theMiz12/01/2020 17:41

Touche


My motto is before picking up someone else on grammar and or spelling, make sure yours is 100% correct.
Hunkerdown12/01/2020 11:53

I’m tempted just for the free wifi.


It’s not free Virgin are still one of the better airlines however they are clearly cutting costs and trying to convince people it’s all to do with sustainability.
Edited by: "mrme" 12th Jan
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