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Postby Penny_L » 09 Aug 2012, 19:42

Just noticed this on the What does Virgin charge extra for page

Prices start at £240

The Guest List package offers passengers an enhanced travel experience. The package includes:

1) Chauffeur driven car to and/or from the airport (London Gatwick or London Heathrow only)
2) Upper Class check in at London Gatwick or London Heathrow - including baggage tagged as Upper Class.
3) Priority security using our premium security lane at London Gatwick or the Upper Class wing at London Heathrow.
4) Clubhouse access at London Gatwick or London Heathrow, with leisurely boarding starting 50 minutes before boarding



http://virginatlantic.custhelp.com/app/ ... l/a_id/615


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Postby at240 » 09 Aug 2012, 19:58

Thanks for posting, penny.

Is this for just one person?

What with the 80TP benefit earlier this week, VS seems to be taking a pretty low-key approach to the announcement of these initiatives! I wonder what else is forthcoming?


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Postby at240 » 09 Aug 2012, 19:59

Ignore my question about numbers of passengers -- I've now looked and seen the table. It's not cheap!


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Postby flabound » 09 Aug 2012, 20:46

ok car say £75
CH access worth £50
the rest no real value
so twice the price.

think I will stick with a mates taxi and the no 1 lounge


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Postby preiffer » 09 Aug 2012, 20:51

They don't mention a limit on radius for the car journeys...... ;)


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Postby joeyc » 09 Aug 2012, 21:07

What are VS thinking?? A Guest List!!! Really? What is this.. a nightclub!!

What the hell is next.. priority boarding passes they sell to everyone?

Are they trying to put a price on being AU I wonder ?| Aside for the car journey everything else are perks of the status. I know they have been getting questions asking about what is replacing the benefits and flying club partners that have recently been vanishing, not just from me ii) This could give them a marker to say, see you get this Guest list package for free i) Just a thought. :?


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Postby Petmadness » 09 Aug 2012, 21:08

preiffer wrote:They don't mention a limit on radius for the car journeys...... ;)


An excellent point preiffer y) I bet they ave some extremely small print somewhere v(

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Postby preiffer » 09 Aug 2012, 21:12

From Aberdeen, anyone? It's gotta be worth flying up there just to give it a try.... ;)


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Postby honey lamb » 09 Aug 2012, 21:26

preiffer wrote:From Aberdeen, anyone? It's gotta be worth flying up there just to give it a try.... ;)

y) :o)



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Postby Hamster » 09 Aug 2012, 21:50

Thanks for posting.
So finally they have gotten round to offering the LHR UCW to everyone at a price. As I said a while ago they were planning to do this to try and get passenger numbers up that go through the UCW (can't see that it will help much). Obviously there are other reasons to offer this service too.


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Postby duggy83 » 09 Aug 2012, 21:52

"with leisurely boarding starting 50 minutes before boarding."

Does anyone actually proof-read this stuff?!


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Postby StillRedHot » 10 Aug 2012, 07:39

There is a 75mile radius for the car still.. Also I think this will be good for those passengers travelling, for example, on their honeymoon who want something special but cannot afford the Upper Class price tag.

The numbers for this are also strictly limited each day, to avoid detracting from the Clubhouse experience.

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Postby preiffer » 10 Aug 2012, 08:38

StillRedHot wrote:There is a 75mile radius for the car still.. Also I think this will be good for those passengers travelling, for example, on their honeymoon who want something special but cannot afford the Upper Class price tag.

The numbers for this are also strictly limited each day, to avoid detracting from the Clubhouse experience.

Hmmm... Doesn't say that on the page (which, ironically, IS a page of the "small print"...?!). n(


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Postby StillRedHot » 10 Aug 2012, 08:57

preiffer wrote:
StillRedHot wrote:There is a 75mile radius for the car still.. Also I think this will be good for those passengers travelling, for example, on their honeymoon who want something special but cannot afford the Upper Class price tag.

The numbers for this are also strictly limited each day, to avoid detracting from the Clubhouse experience.

Hmmm... Doesn't say that on the page (which, ironically, IS a page of the "small print"...?!). n(

It's the day of launch for the package today so expect to see a Flying Club email in the coming days, in the meantime I'll see if I can get the T's and C's added to the website.

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Postby preiffer » 10 Aug 2012, 09:03

Don't suppose you could wait for a couple of days to give ScubaRoo chance to book his Aberdeen transfer...? ;)


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Postby StillRedHot » 10 Aug 2012, 09:10

preiffer wrote:Don't suppose you could wait for a couple of days to give ScubaRoo chance to book his Aberdeen transfer...? ;)

Haha! It may take that long anyway..... :0

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Postby Concorde RIP » 10 Aug 2012, 10:07

Well, might be nice for honeymooners etc, but those prices are very high....a "no thanks" from me...
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Postby StillRedHot » 10 Aug 2012, 10:29

Concorde RIP wrote:Well, might be nice for honeymooners etc, but those prices are very high....a "no thanks" from me...

They are a little steep but maybe that's a good thing.. After all it would be a bit of a kick in the teeth if the UCW and Clubhouse were full of families travelling Economy with kids running around everywhere etc.


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I didn't mean that in a derogatory way towards families with children travelling in Economy at all, just in terms of keeping the Upper Class experience as exclusive as possible.

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Postby Ian6969 » 10 Aug 2012, 10:36

They are a little steep but maybe that's a good thing.. After all it would be a bit of a kick in the teeth if the UCW and Clubhouse were full of families travelling Economy with kids running around everywhere etc.


Some may call this idea a bit "out there" but I was always of the opinion that if someone pays for a service, they are just as entitled to use it as the next man (or woman :D ).
Surely the more wealthy travellers sometimes have children too, or would that be in "bad form"

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Postby StillRedHot » 10 Aug 2012, 10:41

Ian6969 wrote:
They are a little steep but maybe that's a good thing.. After all it would be a bit of a kick in the teeth if the UCW and Clubhouse were full of families travelling Economy with kids running around everywhere etc.


Some may call this idea a bit "out there" but I was always of the opinion that if someone pays for a service, they are just as entitled to use it as the next man (or woman :D ).
Surely the more wealthy travellers sometimes have children too, or would that be in "bad form"

Totally agree - I just meant in terms of setting the price at the correct level it's quite important to keep it as an 'exclusive' experience rather than setting the price too low and having everyone use the facilities.

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