We went through Thomas Cook (we had to as we had a lot of travel vouchers from them). However, they couldn't find us a holiday for 10 days at a price we wanted and they ended up offering us a holiday from Virgin, which they must be affiliated with in some way. This is our first time booking and we go in February.
I've heard a lot of bad reviews on Virgin, how did you find travelling with them?
Hi there. We have used Virgin, BA.com and Kenwood Travel and at the moment BA.com are proving the better value with Kenwood a close 2nd. Virgin are playing a game .... I can't believe how much more their prices are. Good luck.
Thomson's & Thomas Cook have Couples Resorts. We have used Thomson's - very good, well worth upgrading to their Premium seats. They seem to have less rooms choice that Virgin. The flight times for Thomson are earlier than Virgin, which we see as an advantage. Hope this helps...
@Amoricksen - On our return flight last year we were "bumped" on to the BA flight back as some of the Virgin cabin crew had reported in ill and they couldn't operate the flight with the original number of passengers. While we didn't have any issues with Virgin flying out or with BA on the way back, we felt that the BA service was not as good as Virgin.
We have booked (twice now) diect with Couples for room only and flight direct with Virgin and saved a lot of money. In our opinion Virgin flights are much better albeit more expensive BUT the savings on the room more that outweighed the extra cost - try it!
richgem - thanks for the response. I was so worried as almost all the reviews for Virgin where really bad and I was starting to panic. We aren't fussy travellers though so I'm sure we will be ok, but you do worry when all the reviews talk about the uncomfortable flight and seriously bad service. Thanks for putting my mind at ease
Thanks for all the replies..."The Holiday Place" are coming up with the cheapest at the moment just wary of booking with someone we haven't used before as we always book direct with Virgin Holidays.
Amoricksen...we have travelled with Virgin every year for the past 5/6 years and have never had any problems, we even got a free upgrade from economy to first class on return trip last year!! We have always found the meals and service excellent.