Virgin Atlantic will use an Airbus A340-600 rather than the smaller Airbus A340-300 on routes to London from New York (Newark), Boston, Washington and Delhi, freeing up an extra 68 seats per flight, or around 1600 total during the strike period. These new spots will open up for sale today, so get to booking quickly before you're stuck with some other crazy route like Air India to Frankfurt and then easyJet to London.
Now it's no secret how much Virgin's Richard Branson hates British Airways (example here), but any grinning at their misfortune is put off by the plight of a million or so impacted travelers just trying to get where they're going for the holidays. Obviously there is still the hope that, after experiencing a Virgin Atlantic flight, these would-be BA customers will switch allegiance.
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