New York - London - Mumbai

Old Nov 20, 12, 4:41 pm
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New York - London - Mumbai

Where the online system forces you to book this as two one ways, I wonder, is there a way to force this construction as a single ticket - with associated lower taxes / miles?
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Old Nov 21, 12, 1:47 am
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You'll have to telephone VS to do that.
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Old Nov 21, 12, 4:31 am
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Or Expedia - same cost but avoid payment fees, get some Quidco, get some Nectar points (if UK based) - I use them more than the BA or Virgin websites themselves...
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Old Nov 21, 12, 4:37 am
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rewards redemption

Originally Posted by cazoz View Post
Or Expedia - same cost but avoid payment fees, get some Quidco, get some Nectar points (if UK based) - I use them more than the BA or Virgin websites themselves...
Thanks for your contribution, but this is a redemption booking, sorry if I was unclear.

It just seems odd that the system permits New York ( London ) Dubai,
but not India
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Old Nov 21, 12, 7:33 am
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Oscenity NYC <LHR> BOM

It would seem to be the case

Upper Class 180,000 USD 1670.00 Taxes + surcharge

So when I choose to redeem on Virgin metal, with no choice to travel via London to make a connection, the associated mileage and HUGE add on fees look like some sort of record. Does anybody else agree that this is obscene?
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Old Nov 21, 12, 9:46 am
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Of course it's not obscene!

Obscene; adj
1. Offensive or disgusting by accepted standards of morality and decency.
2.Offensive to moral principles; repugnant.

As I have not been offended in any way by this figure I would not agree it is obscene.

It may be more than you expected but obscene is a bit strong.

I recommend never flying with them again
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Old Nov 22, 12, 2:36 am
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Originally Posted by Maigret View Post
Of course it's not obscene!

Obscene; adj
1. Offensive or disgusting by accepted standards of morality and decency.
2.Offensive to moral principles; repugnant.

As I have not been offended in any way by this figure I would not agree it is obscene.

It may be more than you expected but obscene is a bit strong.

I recommend never flying with them again
Your definition does seem to catch it, it is hard not to imagine how this will be viewed as anything other than repugnant by FT members.

Unfortunately your suggestion not to fly with them again is hardly constructive. Perhaps a better way forward would be for the airline to seam the routing to reflect that it is a comprehensive whole ticket, rather than two separate ones. This would be a service to loyal members, and what is Virgin Atlantic supposed to represent other than highest levels of service.
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Old Nov 26, 12, 12:08 am
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Virgin redeemption

Perhaps an email or suggestion to VS service center?

In the last 10 years, with half a million miles, I have yet to figure out a sensible redemption from VS. (closest I have come to using it, was for domestic US travel on Virgin America or US Air)

BA is equally bad but they make it up by allowing last minute low fee redemption for short-haul flights within europe to tack on a quick gateway at the end of the business trip.


(and yes in FT lingo, obscene is not inappropriate IMHO)

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Old Jan 5, 13, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by desi View Post
Perhaps an email or suggestion to VS service center?

In the last 10 years, with half a million miles, I have yet to figure out a sensible redemption from VS. (closest I have come to using it, was for domestic US travel on Virgin America or US Air)

BA is equally bad but they make it up by allowing last minute low fee redemption for short-haul flights within europe to tack on a quick gateway at the end of the business trip.


(and yes in FT lingo, obscene is not inappropriate IMHO)
I am not quite sure what sort of response one person's email to VS service centre asking them to stop profiteering. On second thoughts, perhaps I can guess.
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