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Premium economy London Gatwick to Orlando Florida with KLM (Virgin Atlantic flight) return flights £584 @ Expedia
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Premium economy London Gatwick to Orlando Florida with KLM (Virgin Atlantic flight) return flights £584 @ Expedia

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Posted 13th May
Great price for premium seats on a Virgin flight.

A few different dates available end Sept of to early October.

Includes 2 x 23kg checked-in bags, along with all the usual premium bits.

Economy (including luggage) costs around £430.


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Cheap price. Right in the peak of Hurricane season!
bobbagoose13/05/2019 15:03

Agreed, we flew with them for the first time last year. Mostly a great …Agreed, we flew with them for the first time last year. Mostly a great experience but the cabin was a bit tired looking and the resistive touchscreens of the IFE caused the person behind me to constantly jab my headrest with his fingers which was irritating.


I wouldn't fly Virgin to Florida again. Everytime there was announcement the media system would reset and you couldn't forward through the film's. Plane was dirty and aged, staff obviously hated the route as they hid behind the curtain for most of it.

Common passengers didn't help to be fair.
It was like a crap bus journey.
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Poor old Freddie Laker will be turning in his grave, at cost of the taxes on these long hauls.. his £99 flight was cheaper all in!!

Have some heat, as very good prices for the dates shown & premium upgrade
This is a cheap time to go Orlando but this is a pretty good price for premium!
bitcoin513/05/2019 14:40

Poor old Freddie Laker will be turning in his grave, at cost of the taxes …Poor old Freddie Laker will be turning in his grave, at cost of the taxes on these long hauls.. his £99 flight was cheaper all in!!Have some heat, as very good prices for the dates shown & premium upgrade


Bullied by the bigger boys! Wish he was still flying some beaten up DC-10's on this route!
Extremely good prices for premium economy.

Wish Virgin Atlantic would retire their 747s though, they're really showing their age.

Had some hellish flights with Virgin. Last time I went there was a woman playing some game on her phone the whole time with the volume up. When the flight attendents told her she needed to turn it off for a zero visibility instruments only landing she just ignored them and kept playing.
abigsmurf13/05/2019 14:56

Extremely good prices for premium economy.Wish Virgin Atlantic would …Extremely good prices for premium economy.Wish Virgin Atlantic would retire their 747s though, they're really showing their age. Had some hellish flights with Virgin. Last time I went there was a woman playing some game on her phone the whole time with the volume up. When the flight attendents told her she needed to turn it off for a zero visibility instruments only landing she just ignored them and kept playing.


Agreed, we flew with them for the first time last year. Mostly a great experience but the cabin was a bit tired looking and the resistive touchscreens of the IFE caused the person behind me to constantly jab my headrest with his fingers which was irritating.
bobbagoose13/05/2019 15:03

Agreed, we flew with them for the first time last year. Mostly a great …Agreed, we flew with them for the first time last year. Mostly a great experience but the cabin was a bit tired looking and the resistive touchscreens of the IFE caused the person behind me to constantly jab my headrest with his fingers which was irritating.


We got back from florida a week ago and had the same issue with the screens. It was nearly impossible to scroll through films without it either jumping towards the end of the list or clicking on one. Oddly they got more responsive as the flight went on as if they needed to warm up.

Going out had more modern screens that were excellent, worked like a tablet. Same films but not as many games for some reason.
Cheap price. Right in the peak of Hurricane season!
bobbagoose13/05/2019 15:03

Agreed, we flew with them for the first time last year. Mostly a great …Agreed, we flew with them for the first time last year. Mostly a great experience but the cabin was a bit tired looking and the resistive touchscreens of the IFE caused the person behind me to constantly jab my headrest with his fingers which was irritating.


I wouldn't fly Virgin to Florida again. Everytime there was announcement the media system would reset and you couldn't forward through the film's. Plane was dirty and aged, staff obviously hated the route as they hid behind the curtain for most of it.

Common passengers didn't help to be fair.
It was like a crap bus journey.
abigsmurf13/05/2019 14:56

Extremely good prices for premium economy.Wish Virgin Atlantic would …Extremely good prices for premium economy.Wish Virgin Atlantic would retire their 747s though, they're really showing their age. Had some hellish flights with Virgin. Last time I went there was a woman playing some game on her phone the whole time with the volume up. When the flight attendents told her she needed to turn it off for a zero visibility instruments only landing she just ignored them and kept playing.


They are retiring them starting this year, being replaced by the A350, compare them to BA 747 and they are like new BA 747 and 777 out of Gatwick are much worse
Chiptivo13/05/2019 16:19

Common passengers didn't help to be fair. It was like a crap bus journey.


bitcoin513/05/2019 14:40

Poor old Freddie Laker will be turning in his grave, at cost of the taxes …Poor old Freddie Laker will be turning in his grave, at cost of the taxes on these long hauls.. his £99 flight was cheaper all in!!Have some heat, as very good prices for the dates shown & premium upgrade


I remember taking a packed lunch with me on a Freddy Laker flight as you had to pay extra for food on board...
jamgin13/05/2019 18:23

I remember taking a packed lunch with me on a Freddy Laker flight as you …I remember taking a packed lunch with me on a Freddy Laker flight as you had to pay extra for food on board...


Wonder if Sir Freddie, ever shared his Cheese & Pickle with Sir Richard on a long haul

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bobbagoose13/05/2019 15:03

Agreed, we flew with them for the first time last year. Mostly a great …Agreed, we flew with them for the first time last year. Mostly a great experience but the cabin was a bit tired looking and the resistive touchscreens of the IFE caused the person behind me to constantly jab my headrest with his fingers which was irritating.


Touchscreens are poor, but if you use the finger nail only to touch the screen (back of your finger if your nails are short), it works perfectly well. Flew with them recently to Florida, flight was delayed 5 hours and got £2078 compo (for four tickets), paid within 2 weeks of the flight while we were still on holiday. Was originally annoyed as they only gave us £10 each to buy food, which didn't cover a meal in wetherspoon or cover access to the V-room, but quickly turned to joy as I realised they would pay up.
Edited by: "paul.jacobs" 13th May
This after school holidays, I have paid far less for this flying mid August with Virgin.
leechuter13/05/2019 16:34

They are retiring them starting this year, being replaced by the A350, …They are retiring them starting this year, being replaced by the A350, compare them to BA 747 and they are like new BA 747 and 777 out of Gatwick are much worse



BA does not operate the 747 out of Gatwick, only Heathrow. The majority of its 777's operating out of Gatwick have been very recently refurbished with the remainder to be completed by the end of the year.

This is a good deal for prem economy but my preference is for BA all things being equal.
Edited by: "MassiveBongFace" 13th May
Great deal just got to get some more time off work to go on holiday now. Hot hot hot
leechuter13/05/2019 16:34

They are retiring them starting this year, being replaced by the A350, …They are retiring them starting this year, being replaced by the A350, compare them to BA 747 and they are like new BA 747 and 777 out of Gatwick are much worse


BA don’t fly 747s out of LGW and the 777s they do use have now been refurbished so are actually like brand new..
AntonyWellington13/05/2019 21:53

This after school holidays, I have paid far less for this flying mid …This after school holidays, I have paid far less for this flying mid August with Virgin.


Feel free to share the proof!
A1313/05/2019 22:10

BA don’t fly 747s out of LGW and the 777s they do use have now been r …BA don’t fly 747s out of LGW and the 777s they do use have now been refurbished so are actually like brand new..


I didnt say they do, i said the BA 747 and the 777 out of LGW not the 747 out of Gatwick the 777 out of LHR have been refitted but not LGW
MassiveBongFace13/05/2019 22:01

BA does not operate the 747 out of Gatwick, only Heathrow. The majority of …BA does not operate the 747 out of Gatwick, only Heathrow. The majority of its 777's operating out of Gatwick have been very recently refurbished with the remainder to be completed by the end of the year. This is a good deal for prem economy but my preference is for BA all things being equal.


I didnt say the 747 out of Gatwick I said the 747 and the 777 out of Gatwick, they have refitted the 777 from LHR and they are starting on the ones from LGW but I am yet to see/go on one, the premium cabin on the 777 is not all that
MassiveBongFace13/05/2019 22:01

BA does not operate the 747 out of Gatwick, only Heathrow. The majority of …BA does not operate the 747 out of Gatwick, only Heathrow. The majority of its 777's operating out of Gatwick have been very recently refurbished with the remainder to be completed by the end of the year. This is a good deal for prem economy but my preference is for BA all things being equal.


Would rather fly Ryanair than BA. Awful experiences
leechuter13/05/2019 22:24

I didnt say they do, i said the BA 747 and the 777 out of LGW not the 747 …I didnt say they do, i said the BA 747 and the 777 out of LGW not the 747 out of Gatwick the 777 out of LHR have been refitted but not LGW


Wrong. They haven’t done the 777s out of LHR. And the remaining 747s have been refreshed
A1313/05/2019 22:39

Wrong. They haven’t done the 777s out of LHR. And the remaining 747s have b …Wrong. They haven’t done the 777s out of LHR. And the remaining 747s have been refreshed


Haha I fly them around once every 2 months I can guarantee the LHR 777 were refitted about 2-3 years ago, ahead of the LGW 777
leechuter13/05/2019 22:42

Haha I fly them around once every 2 months I can guarantee the LHR 777 …Haha I fly them around once every 2 months I can guarantee the LHR 777 were refitted about 2-3 years ago, ahead of the LGW 777


Not the same as the 10 across in Y refurb at LGW. They just had new seat covers etc. Refreshed, not refurbed.

Impressive that you fly them every two months though
A1313/05/2019 22:45

Not the same as the 10 across in Y refurb at LGW. They just had new seat …Not the same as the 10 across in Y refurb at LGW. They just had new seat covers etc. Refreshed, not refurbed.Impressive that you fly them every two months though


Impressive I wouldnt say ..... they were seat covers in economy the rest was their refit
leechuter13/05/2019 22:49

Impressive I wouldnt say ..... they were seat covers in economy the rest … Impressive I wouldnt say ..... they were seat covers in economy the rest was their refit


I wasn’t impressed. With you flying them every two months, or your knowledge.
A1313/05/2019 22:51

I wasn’t impressed. With you flying them every two months, or your k …I wasn’t impressed. With you flying them every two months, or your knowledge.


I am however, very impressed, with the fact you come to HUKD to have an argument for fun.
I don't fly. Not especially for environmental reasons, but because I'm 1.97m and on every flight I've ever taken the **** in the seat in front has shoved their seat back, just in time for the kid in the seat behind to start kicking the back of my seat so I end up with knackered knees right in time to drive a terrible rental car.

I did get a door seat on one El Al flight, only to find out the person on the other end was an Orthodox Jew and freaked out in a very public manner about sitting next to my wife and demanded his money back from the cabin crew

I think I'm just destined to use the train or drive.
Edited by: "TipsyNurse" 13th May
Correct BA's Gatwick fleet of Boeing 777's are in the process of being refurbished and are like new aircraft to an extent...
BUT if your flying in economy, you should be aware of one key factor, they have increased the number of seats from 9 seats across to 10 across! So seat width and elbow room, will be impacted.
As BA has to compete with Norwegian on flights out of Gatwick, and to improve economics they'd squeezed more people on board.
Apparently the in-flight entertainment however is an improvement to what BA previously had.

BA’s 10 Abreast Economy Boeing 777 2019 Update
bitcoin513/05/2019 14:40

Poor old Freddie Laker will be turning in his grave, at cost of the taxes …Poor old Freddie Laker will be turning in his grave, at cost of the taxes on these long hauls.. his £99 flight was cheaper all in!!Have some heat, as very good prices for the dates shown & premium upgrade


I get what you mean but that was a long time ago and I think the old rose tinted spectacles may be to blame! From Wikipedia:

Skytrain took to the air for the first time on 26 September 1977 when the inaugural flight departed London Gatwick for New York JFK. This flight carried 272 passengers on one of the airline’s 345-seat McDonnell Douglas DC-10 widebodied aircraft. The fares charged at the time were £59 (equivalent to £360 in 2018) one-way from London and $135 (equivalent to £824 in 2018) one-way from New York
alcot33uk14/05/2019 05:50

I get what you mean but that was a long time ago and I think the old rose …I get what you mean but that was a long time ago and I think the old rose tinted spectacles may be to blame! From Wikipedia: Skytrain took to the air for the first time on 26 September 1977 when the inaugural flight departed London Gatwick for New York JFK. This flight carried 272 passengers on one of the airline’s 345-seat McDonnell Douglas DC-10 widebodied aircraft. The fares charged at the time were £59 (equivalent to £360 in 2018) one-way from London and $135 (equivalent to £824 in 2018) one-way from New York


Let's not forget the obligatory stop in Gander to fill up the plane's fuel tank....
Boy was that a cold walk from the plane to the waiting room.
Zzap13/05/2019 23:46

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Sounds like you’re the one with the problem to be honest. Just buy some noise cancellingheadphones if the thought of people excited about a holiday is so upsetting.
Premium economy must be a lot better on virgin than it is on United, I didn't even realise I'd been in 'premium economy' until I got off and the missus told me
g-diddy14/05/2019 02:30

Correct BA's Gatwick fleet of Boeing 777's are in the process of being …Correct BA's Gatwick fleet of Boeing 777's are in the process of being refurbished and are like new aircraft to an extent...BUT if your flying in economy, you should be aware of one key factor, they have increased the number of seats from 9 seats across to 10 across! So seat width and elbow room, will be impacted.As BA has to compete with Norwegian on flights out of Gatwick, and to improve economics they'd squeezed more people on board.Apparently the in-flight entertainment however is an improvement to what BA previously had.BA’s 10 Abreast Economy Boeing 777 2019 Update


Its still a hell of an improvement on what they had before! Even with 10 across in Y!
The worst thing about the flight is being stuck on board with a bunch of Brits moaning about the entertainment system and demanding booze every 4 minutes.

Don't forget the self-obsessed ones who think they have a God given right to silver service for a few hundred quid.
Edited by: "black.knight" 14th May
A1314/05/2019 08:41

Its still a hell of an improvement on what they had before! Even with 10 …Its still a hell of an improvement on what they had before! Even with 10 across in Y!


Why is it an improvement? More passengers so more chance of disturbance, people to toilets ratio and slower meal service. I haven’t flown at the back on the refurb 777 so just curious how a narrower seat can be better.
steveieboy114/05/2019 08:52

Why is it an improvement? More passengers so more chance of disturbance, …Why is it an improvement? More passengers so more chance of disturbance, people to toilets ratio and slower meal service. I haven’t flown at the back on the refurb 777 so just curious how a narrower seat can be better.


If you'd flown on those planes before the refit you'd understand, was like going back in time!
Yes, they are now densified, but have bigger IFE screen, in seat power, new seats (which aren't lumpy) and just a nicer cabin to be in.
black.knight14/05/2019 08:47

The worst thing about the flight is being stuck on board with a bunch of …The worst thing about the flight is being stuck on board with a bunch of Brits moaning about the entertainment system and demanding booze every 4 minutes.Don't forget the self-obsessed ones who think they have a God given right to silver service for a few hundred quid.


It’s worse in business!
A1314/05/2019 08:55

If you'd flown on those planes before the refit you'd understand, was like …If you'd flown on those planes before the refit you'd understand, was like going back in time!Yes, they are now densified, but have bigger IFE screen, in seat power, new seats (which aren't lumpy) and just a nicer cabin to be in.


I’ve flown only flown the old 777s about 10 times for work. I take an iPad, noise cancelling headphones and a power pack but didn’t think the seat was that bad but it has been 3 years now since I’ve sat there. I was on the refurb 777 last month but in club and didn’t go back to look at the Y seats.
steveieboy114/05/2019 09:02

I’ve flown only flown the old 777s about 10 times for work. I take an i …I’ve flown only flown the old 777s about 10 times for work. I take an iPad, noise cancelling headphones and a power pack but didn’t think the seat was that bad but it has been 3 years now since I’ve sat there. I was on the refurb 777 last month but in club and didn’t go back to look at the Y seats.


To be fair the seat wasn't too bad comfort wise, but the screen and general state of the cabin was terrible.
The Gatwick market is mainly leisure so need more Economy seats there anyway. Club cabin is pretty small now Vs WTP and WT.
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