Virgin Atlantic Flying Club - Idea on where to go on holiday with my VS miles
May 29, 12, 1:14 pm
A little advice from from seasoned travelers would be great.
Myself and my fiance have enough miles to go UC to anywhere on VA (except Sydney).
We are going in October/November and would like to relax in the sun.
Where do you suggest?
Is it only worth thinking of Heathrow due to the clubhouse and better IFE (or will the updated cabins be completed by then?)
We don't mind a short connecting flight, so it doesn't have to be only cities VA service.
May 29, 12, 1:41 pm
Only the LGW fleet is being refurbished this year but they should all have been done by October / November. UC is only being 'refreshed' though but the new IFE is being installed.
restricting yourself to LHR destination essentially rules out the caribean destinations that are served by LGW.
Reward seats should be OK- just avoid UK 1/2 term dates (whihc I think are either w/c 29th October or w/c 5th November. Remember you still have to pay the VS fuel surcharges and the taxes and airport fees say £500 each depending on destination.
I have not been myself (am not a fan of 'sun holidays') but I have heard good things about Dubai. CPT might also be an option- it would be late spring there when you want to go
May 29, 12, 2:23 pm
Where would you like to go, where have you not been, what are your interests, for how long, what type of destination do you like, etc etc. You'll have to help us with a little more.
As to destination, I loathe Dubai, go for one of the longer routes to maximize the enjoyment on board, and try something different.
So - how about Cancun?
May 30, 12, 12:42 am
Where is CTP?
I am easy going, I just want to go somewhere over 20 degrees C. Would prefer a beach to a city.
Is there a Hugh difference between LHR and LGW experience?
Ironically, Sydney is lovely in early November, and you have city and beach options there. But I see you don't have enough miles (and reward seats are hard to come by in any case).
May 30, 12, 3:38 am
Why not start your research here (http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb/flighttimes/flightschedules/index.jsp) ;).