✅ Verified Review
| San Francisco to Manchester. I paid a good bit more money than I needed to, as I get older I need more comfort and price is no longer the only indicator. I hadn't know it was to Virgin since they've knocked down costs and therefore I got the same and worse than I would have on a cheaper airline. I was fooled into thinking Virgin would be better. No way. They announce at the beginning, in their own fashioned wording, not to expect a full service airline and that alcohol would be served very much in moderation. It came true, just two alcoholic drinks were given on this 9.5 hour flight. I'm no drunk, but please. Then the food - a tray of food so small it would feed a 12 week kitten. Three pieces of chicken, 2 tbsp of packet mash and 1 tbsp of kale. You get as a starter a mini bowl of leaves and carrot. No oil, no vinegar, nothing. You are expected to eat it all dry. No bread, cost cut. Hence no butter. Two teeny crackers and when I say small, I am talking 1" by 1". A portion of cream cheese. That's it. Four hours into the flight I was starving and 8 hours in we got breakfast. . Mini bowl of fruit with say 6 chunks donated to neighbour who was ravenous. Yogurt was full of fruit. I got a cold croissant. A mini cup of coffee which being in the last row was also cold. I asked for anything else and was curtly told there was nothing, even though some pax were given a mystery foil wrap with a blue line on it. The most pathetic array of nothingness I have ever witnessed on a flight. Now to the IFE. Nothing I wanted to see but had to choose something, but the jack was broken so it crackled in one ear permanently and the other ear came on and off every two or so seconds. I then put my own earphones in which changed nothing, but because the jack is on the inside of your seat rather than facing outwards, and with their being zero room to move, that snapped off when I stood up, my £30 earphones bust. I left the plane starving and ate in T2 arrivals. An unbelievable airline, you'd think it would be great, but just the same as the budgets if not worse. Plus Wi-Fi was amazingly expensive but can't recall how much. Never again, take a full service airline like Emirates or Qatar Airways etc.