Virgin trains

Discussion in 'Forces Discounts' started by JeffT6766, Aug 7, 2011.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. I am on the train from Manchester to London and on seeing my forces railcard they put me in 1st class. This is the second time in 2 days this has happened on virgin trains!!
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Good for you, they can afford it
  3. Anyone can upgrade to First for £10 at the weekend on Virgin trains.

    They would not be so 'generous' during the week.
  4. They usually have 4 empty first class carriages during the week so why can't they upgrade forces personnel for free?
  5. They do it on weekdays too. They really are that good. Obviously its all for PR but non the less its a good gesture from beardy's business.
  6. Whats the diffrence between 1st & 2nd class ? Last time I travelled by train it was just a diffrent colour seat cover & a paper doiley on the headrest.

  7. Think you might get a cup of tea and no screaming kids
  8. sirbhp

    sirbhp LE Book Reviewer

    I just bough a computer made by Apple and Virgin. It is guaranteed not to go go down on me !! boom boom .
  9. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    Last time I went fisrt class on one of Beardie's trains, the seats were more comfortable, the carriages weren't as crowded, and you got "free" food and booze.
  10. Rod924

    Rod924 LE Reviewer

    FFS sake, you ungrateful cocks, the word is Ta, or Fanks , when you arrive in Larnden
    • Like Like x 2
  11. I have been looking at getting a Forces Railcard. One of the conditions is you cannot use it from home to base? Have I understood this correctly? Would there be any dramas about using it for getting home and back on Fridays and Mondays?
  12. I use Virgin 1st class all the time as it's often cheaper than cattle class booked far enough in advance. You do get free food/drinks inc. beer as well as wider seats and free wi-fi. At the weekend they cut back on the free stuff as all of the proles do a cheap upgrade, but durign the week it's a very plesent expereince, and to be able to leave Preston and be at a meeting on the Euston Road in less than 2.5 hours knocks the socks off the old BR 4 hour plus jouney time it used to take.
  13. It's a long time since I bothered with a railcard but when I had one I never had any dramas using it from home to duty.
  14. A couple of British Rail ticket inspectors had a good moan at me when I was a young Rifleman on my way home from Bosnia because my ticket said 'at the cheapest time of day'. Looking back, I wish I hadn't apologised and been so respectful. Fuming now thinking about it.

    Virgin on the other hand, got us all SKY TVto watch the World Cup France 1998.

    Virgin win.
  15. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    Its Virgin company policy to upgrade forces personnel where possible. Its left to the discretion of the conductor.