from NEW YORK JFK to BRUSSELS with VIRGIN ATLANTIC/BRITISH AIRWAYS in ECONOMY (Jan 2017)

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from NEW YORK JFK to BRUSSELS with VIRGIN ATLANTIC/BRITISH AIRWAYS in ECONOMY (Jan 2017)

Post by MSS658 » 29 Nov 2017, 00:30

Video report

1. Virgin Atlantic / New York JFK - London LHR / Airbus A340-600 / Economy
2. British Airways / London LHR - Brussels / Airbus A319-100 / Economy



0:00 Virgin Atlantic/ New York JFK - London LHR / Economy Class / A340-600
35:40 British Airways/ London LHR - Brussels / Euro Traveller / A319-100

Monday, January 30 2017
New York JFK - London LHR
Virgin Atlantic 0010
Codeshare: Delta Air Lines 4377,Singapore Airlines 2510
Departure: 21:30 - Actual: 21:28 - GMT: 02:28
Gate A4 Runway 04L
Arrival: 09:30 - Actual: 08:58 - GMT: 08:58
Gate: 17 Runway 09R
Airbus A340-600 "G-VGAS - Varga Girl"
Economy Class "34K"
Est flying time 5hrs55mins
Act time from gate to gate: 6hrs30mins

Time to fly home again! Originally I was supposed to fly out of Newark back to London but Virgin Atlantic cancelled the flight! I got rebooked trough JFK instead! the good thing! I would be crossing the Atlantic on a rare A340-600 instead of the usual A330-300!

Total score: 71%
As an avgeek the cancellation wasn't the worst thing! Especially since my new flight was operated by the Airbus A340-600! However... The Virgin Atlantic examples are quite tired and there are plenty of different options to log the A346! On my specific plane the IFE was inoperable as well! Neverthless our crew did their best and service was good despite all the issues with the IFE! Kudus to the JFK ground staff as well for solving my problem with the taxi coupon

For more details see following pic and text review!
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Video report

Tuesday, January 31 2017
London LHR - Brussels
British Airways 0396
Codeshare: American Airlines 6456, Japan Airlines 7769
Departure: 10:55 - Actual: 10:58 - GMT: 10:58
Gate A23 Runway 09R
Arrival: 13:10 - Actual 13:05 - GMT: 12:05
Gate: B04 Runway 25L
Airbus A319-100 "G-EUPJ"
Euro Traveller "21A"
Est flying time 0hr47mins
Act time from gate to gate: 1hr07min

Last leg home! Thanks to the interline agreement you can connect with British Airways to any European destination after arriving with Virgin Atlantic into London.


Total score: 77%
Nice and smooth way to end this flying weekend! Connecting from London Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 was quite easy... However I do advise ample time to do so! For the rest your standard calm British Airways flight accross the Channel! BOB was ok.. Unfortunate the machines did have some probs with the credit card

For more details see following pic and text review!
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Re: from NEW YORK JFK to BRUSSELS with VIRGIN ATLANTIC/BRITISH AIRWAYS in ECONOMY (Jan 2017)

Post by sn26567 » 29 Nov 2017, 23:15

Nice report, as usual!
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Re: from NEW YORK JFK to BRUSSELS with VIRGIN ATLANTIC/BRITISH AIRWAYS in ECONOMY (Jan 2017)

Post by MSS658 » 11 Dec 2017, 18:49

sn26567 wrote:
29 Nov 2017, 23:15
Nice report, as usual!
Thanks :)

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Post by quixoticguide » 12 Dec 2017, 10:59

Nice report, so sad the A340-600 is already dismantled.
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Re: from NEW YORK JFK to BRUSSELS with VIRGIN ATLANTIC/BRITISH AIRWAYS in ECONOMY (Jan 2017)

Post by MSS658 » 18 Dec 2017, 09:04

quixoticguide wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 10:59
Nice report, so sad the A340-600 is already dismantled.
Thanks! That particular airframe is dismantled!
However still other Virgin A340-600s flying around ;)

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Re: from NEW YORK JFK to BRUSSELS with VIRGIN ATLANTIC/BRITISH AIRWAYS in ECONOMY (Jan 2017)

Post by Oliv5590 » 17 Jan 2018, 12:23

So, if I were to fly BRU-JFK, would you recommend this tandem or will there be something better? I've gotten a corporate coupon for one of these bad boys https://tranio.com/rent/usa/new-york/ but it's still steep, and thus I'd like to get a good bang for my buck in terms of air fares. I've found how to save money without cutting on the quality of the trip in terms of food and visits to do, but if I can get some thrifty price for the plane ticket...

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Re: from NEW YORK JFK to BRUSSELS with VIRGIN ATLANTIC/BRITISH AIRWAYS in ECONOMY (Jan 2017)

Post by MSS658 » 26 Jan 2018, 12:07

Oliv5590 wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 12:23
So, if I were to fly BRU-JFK, would you recommend this tandem or will there be something better? I've gotten a corporate coupon for one of these bad boys https://tranio.com/rent/usa/new-york/ but it's still steep, and thus I'd like to get a good bang for my buck in terms of air fares. I've found how to save money without cutting on the quality of the trip in terms of food and visits to do, but if I can get some thrifty price for the plane ticket...
Hmm... couldn't help you with this unfortunatly! but prices indeed look quite steep! Think airbnb is better for such things..

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