And unfortunately they’re not for me! I managed to get two award tickets in Upper Class for a weekend trip from New York to London for my brother and his girlfriend. I used ANA miles, and the availability I saw on virginatlantic.com mirrored the availability that ANA showed. As usual they had to request the inventory, but within seconds it was confirmed. For a total of 63,000 ANA miles and $171.90 in taxes per person they’re off to London. This is the best transatlantic award value, in my opinion.
By the way, I’m not so sure I want to fly Virgin Atlantic. I saw the crew boarding the IAD to LHR flight the other day, and jeez, what trash! Let’s just say that the Las Vegas route most be the most popular among the crew members, since they don’t even have to change out of their uniforms to make a few extra bucks. The captain was holding hands with one of the flight attendants, and their uniforms just couldn’t be any trashier, to put it mildly. A bit of class, please, although I guess that’s not Virgin’s target. They much prefer the “hip” and “trendy” passengers.
Am I wrong? 😉