BA from Gatwick

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by maria & rossi, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. maria & rossi

    maria & rossi Mouseketeer

    Jan 21, 2004
    Hi everyone, We are thinking of traveling with BA from Gatwick this year and wondered what you all thought of their flights. We usually travel with Virgin or BMI from Manchester.

    Are the aircrafts as big as Virgin?

    We are thinking of staying over at the Gatwick Hilton. Is this the best/nearest hotel if your flying with BA.

    Thanks for all your help Maria:banana:
  2. anthony2k7

    anthony2k7 DIS Veteran

    Jan 4, 2007
    we just got back today after flying club world from gatwick to orlando...

    Not sure what class you were thinking of flying but here are my thoughts...

    • BA use 777 planes on this route - Virgin currently use 747-400s
    • 777 seems a similar size (maybe wider?) than the 747
    • 777 is ugly from the outside compared to the iconic 747!
    • Seat layout in Virgin Upper is way better than BA club world
    • Virgin lounge is way better than BA lounge
    • Most BA 777 planes have AVOD (on demand in flight entertainment) - virgins isnt and is patheticly old and unreliable
    • BA food is better
    • Both have strange idea of priority boarding!
    • Virgin use Gatwick south terminal, BA use north terminal
    • North terminal has better shops
    • South terminal has better car parking
    • North terminal seems busier - making fast track security a joke with BA.

    overall, we're definitely going back to virgin next time.
  3. maria & rossi

    maria & rossi Mouseketeer

    Jan 21, 2004
    Thanks for your reply. Does anyone know the nearest hotel to book if your fly from Gatwick north terminal. Thanks :cool1:
  4. suzycute

    suzycute DIS Veteran

    Apr 30, 2005
    We flew to Orlando with BA from the north terminal a few weeks back and stayed at the Sofitel which is linked to the terminal building. The room was very clean and we had a great runway view. We passed on the breakfast as we don't eat much and it was very expensive. It made a much more relaxing start to our holiday and we would definitely stay there again :thumbsup2
  5. joanflo

    joanflo Mouseketeer

    Aug 26, 2003

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