My Virgin drive through experience

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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class private checkin "exit" before the remaining public exits for the various terminals

I've had several departures before but none more exciting than this! Normally it would be as plain as taking the Pic Line to T5 and proceeding with the usual checkin. But this time around,  thanks to my Delta elite status, I got to sample the Virgin Upper Class checkin. In simple English, you don't even go to the main terminal but take an earlier exit where the concierge staff receives you, welcomes you, checks in your baggage and you have your own personal security check before "joining" the rest of T3. The only caveat to this is you need to give them the car registration (model, make, plate #) and arrival time in advance which helps them set the automatic gate to open.

After "joining" T3, I went to the Virgin Clubhouse, VS's flagship lounge and a lounge that often gets rated as the best in the world. Read my review to learn what I thought of it! (see below)

The flight was delayed by 30 minutes (last minute delay, because they didn't get time to work on one part of the cabin), which in turn caused us to miss our departure slot.  We eventually took off 1 hour late but made up time in the sky and landed in Seattle shortly after 330pm. 

The flight was peaceful, I continued  watching American Gods and chatted with  my neighbours who happen to review airlines and  lounges across the world!

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Heathrow Nightlife & Entertainment review
No wonder it always wins 'best airport lounge' awards!
Virgin Atlantic is a self proclaimed rival of BA's, and has in the last few years been doing its darnest best to beat BA at its game. From several ai… read entire review
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