Yeah, well, unsurprisingly, i'm not going to England next week. My bank declined the purchase even though my limit was recently increased and the purchase appeared to have gone through. I guess that this is one of the perils of not having a credit card, and having a crappy bank. Now i'm trying to find a decent travel agent, which is not terribly intuitive. Grr.
I only wish that the guy on the phone from Virgin Atlantic hadn't been so rude.