Today was the busiest day of the year for flights in the UK with 8,841 aircraft estimated to take off and land as people embarked on their summer holiday.
This was our first experience flying on Virgin Atlantic Airline and we loved it. J.J. and I knew about the story of how Richard Branson started the airline in 1984. All airlines advertise about their customer service, but with Virgin Atlantic, their claim to “offer an exceptional service to each and every one of our customers around the world” rang true. From the ground hostess to in flight attendants, they were pleasant, well-trained and provided continuous service from departure to arrival.
J.J. and I sat in the spacious “Premier Economy” section. We were served a full breakfast with choices of entrees, snacks (we chose pasty), constant beverages, ice cream or chips treats, followed by breakfast with choice of entree, and finally candies to help prevent barotrauma or airplane ear.
Though I declined most of the food, I tried to take photos. 9 hours flight time went quickly. J.J. and I also watched an excellent film, “Darkest Hour” based on the true story about Winston Churchill, who faced extreme challenges within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Approaching Las Vegas, we were treated to amazing desert landscapes.
Extreme temperature at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas delayed our connecting Delta flight to LAX by nearly 90 minutes. The temperature was 114 degrees. Most airlines grounded their planes until temperatures dropped several degrees.
Aloha -- Cathi