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emma persky

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Socio-Economic Upgrade Profiling

July 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Musings, Travel

I recently saw some pretty unexpected upgrade practices going on on my airline of choice, Virgin Atlantic, which as a strong brand advocate, shocked me a little.
I fly Virgin probably 12 return a year, mostly in Economy and Premium Economy with the occasional treat to Upper Class. I rack up lot of tier points [...]

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If you must fly BA…

November 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Musings, Travel

… go through Heathrow. Despite the misery of flying with them you will at least get to experience Terminal 5.
As you may know I’m an avid fan of Virgin Atlantic and so whenever I fly I’m either on their or one one of the flying club partner’s planes which has precluded me from experiencing Heathrow’s [...]

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Pre Whuffaoke Drama

July 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Disaster, Travel

Today (or yesterday - I’m just never sure with crossing all these time zones) I travelled from London to San Francisco to prepare for the most epic adventure I will have ever undertaken, The Whuffaoke or Bust Tour.
It started with a night when I didn’t even get into bed and instead packed and repacked my [...]

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Virgin Atlantic Innovation Event: V-Jam

November 15th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Events, Travel

The other day I had an interesting conversation with someone at Virgin Atlantic about how they are trying to engage with their communities of travelers and technologist alike. They are really keen to learn from the community about developing tools that can help improve people’s travel experience, in an open and transparent way. It’s really [...]

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