Flight Review: Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy LGW-MCO On A 747

For the return flight on our impromptu trip to London, I booked us in Premium class on Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick direct to Orlando. It’s wonderful being able to fly non-stop from London to your home airport, even if it means flying with a bunch of kids who are so excited to be going to Disney World.

Unlike the redeye we took on an A330 from New York to London, this flight was on a 747. There’s still something about flying on one of these planes that makes air travel feel special. What wasn’t special was the inability to pick seats on our flight. Knowing that I forgot to assign us seats on our flight to London, I tried to pick seats on the Virgin Atlantic website as soon as possible, but it said none were available.

I sent a tweet to Virgin Atlantic to see what was wrong.

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What a proper British way to tell me, too bad, so sad.

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The Odd Response An Airline Gave To Its Passengers’ Severe Food Allergies

We were on our way home from London and once everyone had boarded, one of the first announcements the flight attendants made was, “Ladies and gentlemen, there are two people on the plane who have severe nut allergies so we ask that you kindly refrain from eating nuts during this flight.” (the 8-month-old directly in front of us proceeded to burst out in screaming and crying. Joe’s response was, “I guess she really likes nuts.”)

But seriously, I totally get it and understand the need for precaution. Some people have very severe allergies and the last thing anyone wants is for someone to go into anaphylaxis (or even just be uncomfortable) because someone else on the plane broke out a Kind bar or a bag of mixed nuts. But with that in mind, this just confused the crap out of me…

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Hope For Notre Dame’s Future, Free Delta Giveaways, Should You Tip Housekeeping, & More…

Happy Tuesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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An Unforgivable Points Mistake, Plane Changes at JetBlue & Virgin, AMEX Playing Hardball With Points, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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WDW Price Hike,Vegas Price Decrease, Do These Hotels’ Points Still Have Value?, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! It was a busy week in the miles and points world. With the April 1st posts and United devaluation, I’m surprised that bloggers were able to write about anything else but there was plenty of other news. Here’s some of my favorite posts of the week, along with some posts I’ve been saving for a rainy week.

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