Sunday, April 24, 2005

Is this possible??

Yes, I have work to do. So what.

It's much more fun to shop for bar trip deals. And I think I found a GREAT one -- New York (where I'll be visiting a friend) to London to Tokyo and back, for just over $1500. The only thing is, I've never flown this airline. Does anyone know anything about Virgin Atlantic? is my new favorite website.



At April 24, 2005 at 4:46 PM, Blogger Micah said...

Virgin Atlantic is by far my favorite airline. I flew it from DC to either Munich or London (I forget which trip, probably the latter). Smooth flight. Lots of amenities for even us lowly coach passengers. To this day I still use the blindfold thingys whenever I have to sleep during the day. You get your choice of a bunch of unedited movies. The music's really cool. The stewardesses, er, flight attendents are all smokin' hot (God bless you, Richard Branson). Probably most important: Dr. Mario with every seat.

I can only imagine the travel bliss that is a trip in Virgin Atlantic's upper classes.

At April 24, 2005 at 6:14 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...


Thanks for the info, Micah. I may just have to book those flights. I usually fly United, who I hate. I only use them anymore because I have a gazillion miles. I like British Airways, but they're pricey. So Virgin it may be this time!

At April 24, 2005 at 10:59 PM, Blogger Micah said...

You're welcome. I hope you have the same great experience, otherwise I'll feel bad for the recommendation. I usually fly USAirways, but chose VA for that one trip.

A couple of things to add:
-In addition to Dr. Mario, they offered a bunch of personal Super Nintendo games. But why would you play anything but Dr. Mario? My trip was in 2001, so the airline very well may have updated their video game system.
-Like I said, the movies are uncut (swearing! nudity! violence!). And they aren't all Hollywood crap. There's a good chunk of foreign films, too (mostly British, if I recall correctly). That's where I first saw Born Romantic. (Good flick, BTW)
-I still have the complimentary earplugs and use them for every way too loud concert that I go to.

I probably don't have to tell you to sign up for their frequent flyer program. I did and was feeling cool about racking up all of those trans-Atlantic miles. I called their office this past winter to see if everything was still copacetic (possible trip to visit my best friend in London in the near future), but they told me that my miles had expired. That'd be my only gripe with VA: the miles have a short shelf-life, apparently. And I don't leave the country all that too often.

But if you see Richard Branson, give him a big sloppy kiss for me. He's gotta be my favorite crazy billionaire.


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