I’m all about points accumulation so that I can fly Business Class as much as possible. I just had the pleasure of flying on Virgin Atlantic Upper Class from Seattle to London.
From the minute you are onboard the flight attendants are there to offer assistance and a drink. I managed to spill mine and an attendant was right there when he heard my “oh no!”
The food was pretty good and there were a variety of wines offered. One thing I didn’t like is that the seat has no storage for things like an iPad or lap top. And there isn’t really place to stow things under the seat. After meal service the flight attendant came and offered to make up the seat as a bed. Once the seat was converted it was amazingly comfortable and surprisingly wide. I could actually lie like I would in a normal bed on my side. I was surprised to find I slept 41/2 hours of the 9 hour day time flight. And I was grateful because we arrived in London at 7:30 in the morning.
Throughout the flight there was always a visible attendant if anything was needed. The famous bar was there, but I didn’t see anyone on my flight using it as a place to hang out. There were drinks available as well as snacks that could be self served at the bar if desired. When I landed I did take advantage of the revival lounge and got a shower and breakfast. I was grateful to have the opportunity to do this as I had a full day ahead of me.
On the return upper class passengers have their own dedicated security line! Heathrow can be a bear of an airport. It is gigantic and sometimes hard to navigate. Virgin makes the process for its upper class passengers a breeze. Once through security you just walk straight to their incredibly spacious and amazing lounge. Finally, there are walkways dedicated to all lounges for passengers once they are ready to board.
The trip home was just as wonderful as the trip over. It was well worth spending the miles to experience Virgin’s international Upper Class.