Summer sales madness, extended to 1st October, Virgin Atlantic vs British Airways

The price war between Virgin Atlantic and British Airways is hotting up with both airlines extending their summer sale until 1st October.

We’re going to compare them both with similar holidays to see if we can whet your appetite for a memorable trip to somewhere hot, flying out of London airports.


St Lucia

British Airways

Bay Gardens Hotel (3 star), 7 nights flight and hotel, £699pp for room only. Spend an extra £229pp and you can stay all inclusive at the Starfish St. Lucia Resort instead. (BA wins on this one)

Virgin Atlantic

Bay Gardens Hotel, 7 nights flights and hotel, £875pp for room only. Spend an extra £209pp and you can stay all inclusive at the Starfish St. Lucia Resort instead.


New York City

British Airways

Row NYC Hotel, £588pp for 3 nights including flights and hotel (room only).

Virgin Atlantic

Row NYC Hotel, £383pp for 3 nights including flights and hotel (room only). (Virgin wins this one)


Los Angeles

British Airways

Knotts Berry Farm Hotel, £1012pp for 5 nights including flights, room only. (BA wins this one as it’s not only cheaper, you also get an extra night too!)

Virgin Atlantic

Knotts Berry Farm Hotel, £1094pp for 4 nights including flights, room only.