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Virgin Atlantic Upper class photo report JFK-LHR

Old Sep 29, 09, 6:19 pm
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Virgin Atlantic Upper class photo report JFK-LHR

We recently did a one-way with Virgin Atlantic in Upper class (aka business class) and can make a few observations. Our flight left at 6:30 PM and was not a designated "snooze zone" flight.

The JFK lounge is nicely done architecturally and the food is VERY good. Much better than that on the plane. They had a nice choice of items icluding salads, soups, mains, and sweets. There was a full bar as well.

The music in the lounge is too loud and a bit tacky for the crowd. I think this is the lastest bad teen-age music, maybe? Most of the people in the lounge were in the mid-40s to 60s range, so I didn't really understand their music choice. I think they leave it up to the waitstaff to decide? It was pretty bad.

The seat is a tad cramped at the sides for people with wide shoulders (including me) and leans back only about 3 inches, but the leather is comfortable and the lighting system is very relaxing. The AVOD is very good with a good choice overall.

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Old Sep 29, 09, 6:35 pm
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Nice Report ^, but, wheres the picture of the Flight Attendant? You had me with her description, sounded really nice....
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Old Sep 29, 09, 6:35 pm
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nice report

thasnks!
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Old Sep 29, 09, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by harpodamann View Post
Nice Report ^, but, wheres the picture of the Flight Attendant? You had me with her description, sounded really nice....
I didn't have the nerve to take her picture! But I can still remember!

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Old Sep 30, 09, 9:51 am
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I didn't have the nerve to take her picture! But I can still remember!
Next time you should ask if you can take a picture with her and say its something you do on every flight as a momento. Or you could say you only do it with the nicest FAs for more points!
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Old Sep 30, 09, 11:45 am
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Next time you should ask if you can take a picture with her and say its something you do on every flight as a momento. Or you could say you only do it with the nicest FAs for more points!
I could do but I'm not so sure my wife seated next to me would be thrilled with it!
HA ha
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Old Sep 30, 09, 12:39 pm
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Nice TR, I flew VS UC myself from LON - NYC. I went out on 45, came back on 10.

However, may I ask how you got that breakfast? By my deduction you shouldn't have been able to, as the menu below should have been offered. Well done!

Starters
Seasonal leaf salad with smoked salmon, sauteed apple, candied pecans and lemon and herb vinaigrette dressing I deduced you had this?
Tomato bisque You had this as well!

Main Courses
Rotisserie seasoned chicken in a tarragon gravy served with sour cream mashed potatoes and maple syrup roasted vegetables
Garden vegetable quiche with fried green tomatoes and a tomato wine sauce
Seared flat iron steak with a herb demi-glace in a green bean and mushroom ragout served with a potato cake (VS 16, 28, 44, 74, 76 only)
Sole roulade with crab mousse and lobster sauce served with saffron rice and creamed spinach (Not on VS 16, 28, 44, 74, 76) I deduced you had this?

Desserts
Warm apple tart with cinnamon cream Seems you had this?
Belgian chocolate cheesecake

Cheese And this too...
Camembert
Aged cheddar
Gorgonzola

Breakfast
Cereal - Cornflakes, Weetabix, Muesli, Special K
Butter croissant and a selection of preserves
Cranberry and orange bread
Blueberry muffin
Seasonal fresh fruit with organic yoghurt
Bacon roll with either tomato ketchup or brown sauce
Cheese and mushroom omrlette, bacon, sauteed potatoes and baked beans (Not VS 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 22, 46 and 56) I thought you were on VS4?

WINES

Champagne and Sparkling
Champagne Pannier
Berry’s Extra Dry Cremant de Limoux

White
Doria Sauvignon Blanc - France
Inspired Company Semillon/Chardonnay - Australia
Monte Da Casta - Portugal

Red
Cocoa Hill - South Africa
Le Petit Chapoton - France
Gran Marques Reserva - Spain
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Old Sep 30, 09, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by choosethedrew View Post
Nice TR, I flew VS UC myself from LON - NYC. I went out on 45, came back on 10.

However, may I ask how you got that breakfast? By my deduction you shouldn't have been able to, as the menu below should have been offered. Well done!

Starters
Seasonal leaf salad with smoked salmon, sauteed apple, candied pecans and lemon and herb vinaigrette dressing I deduced you had this?
Tomato bisque You had this as well!

Main Courses
Rotisserie seasoned chicken in a tarragon gravy served with sour cream mashed potatoes and maple syrup roasted vegetables
Garden vegetable quiche with fried green tomatoes and a tomato wine sauce
Seared flat iron steak with a herb demi-glace in a green bean and mushroom ragout served with a potato cake (VS 16, 28, 44, 74, 76 only)
Sole roulade with crab mousse and lobster sauce served with saffron rice and creamed spinach (Not on VS 16, 28, 44, 74, 76) I deduced you had this?

Desserts
Warm apple tart with cinnamon cream Seems you had this?
Belgian chocolate cheesecake

Cheese And this too...
Camembert
Aged cheddar
Gorgonzola

Breakfast
Cereal - Cornflakes, Weetabix, Muesli, Special K
Butter croissant and a selection of preserves
Cranberry and orange bread
Blueberry muffin
Seasonal fresh fruit with organic yoghurt
Bacon roll with either tomato ketchup or brown sauce
Cheese and mushroom omrlette, bacon, sauteed potatoes and baked beans (Not VS 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 22, 46 and 56) I thought you were on VS4?

WINES

Champagne and Sparkling
Champagne Pannier
Berry’s Extra Dry Cremant de Limoux

White
Doria Sauvignon Blanc - France
Inspired Company Semillon/Chardonnay - Australia
Monte Da Casta - Portugal

Red
Cocoa Hill - South Africa
Le Petit Chapoton - France
Gran Marques Reserva - Spain
Thanks for posting the menu! Hope you enjoyed the bed.
We were on flight number 4, which left at 6:25 PM.

You're correct - the English breakfast was NOT listed in the menu. I asked if they had it, and out in came in about 5 minutes. That is odd, isn't it?
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Old Sep 30, 09, 4:13 pm
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Great report - Thanks.
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Old Oct 1, 09, 12:44 am
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Very nice

I quite enjoyed that. Thanks!
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Old Oct 2, 09, 3:02 pm
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Thank-You for the compliments above. I'm working on another report in the Emirates suites and will post it tonight.
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Old Oct 3, 09, 12:47 pm
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No flight attendant pic.... FAIL.
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Old Oct 5, 09, 9:06 pm
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No flight attendant pic.... FAIL.
I wish I had taken one now!
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Old Oct 6, 09, 10:58 pm
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Thanks for the trip report and pictures.
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