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Virgin Atlantic About Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic is a British airline based in Crawley near London. Virgin Atlantic belongs to the Virgin group. The company was founded in 1984. The airline’s hubs are London Heathrow and London Gatwick. The first flight went from London Gatwick to New York.

It was the first airline to use the Herringbone configuration (a diagonal seating arrangement that gives every passenger access to the aisle and allows the seat to be folded down to a bed over 2 meters long).

Free menus and drinks are standard for all passengers. Virgin Atlantic also believes in always presenting the latest entertainment technologies to customers. Each passenger has their own small screen on which they can watch films, for example. The frequent flyer program is divided into Virgin Atlantic Red, Silver and Gold membership. Miles can be earned from the airline itself and its numerous partners such as hotels, rental car companies and Internet portals. In addition to classic rewards such as flight tickets or ticket upgrades, there are also unusual offers.

Virgin Atlantic has always been known for provocative commercials and snappy slogans. The British-American airline is currently flying under the motto “to embrace the human spirit and let it fly”.

Virgin Atlantic Hub Airports

Virgin Atlantic Central Airport
London Heathrow Airport (LHR / EGLL)

Secondary Hubs
London Gatwick Airport (LGW / EGKK)
Manchester Ringway Airport (MAN / EGCC)

Virgin Atlantic Classes of Service

With Virgin Atlantic Airways you can fly comfortably in three booking classes: Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class, also known as Upper Class. The seat distance is 97 cm. A personal in-flight entertainment program with an individual screen is available in all classes. In Business Class you can convert your seat into a flat bed. The seats are V-shaped and arranged in parallel in rows of herringbones. As a Business Class customer, you have access to the in-house airport lounges called “Clubhouse”.

Economy Class

Check in online, choose your seat and look forward to a great flight. Sit back and relax with over 300 hours of the latest entertainment on your personal seatback screen. Then enjoy your choice of complimentary meals, drinks and snacks and you’ll even get an amenity kit with everything you need for a relaxing flight.

Premium Economy

This experience is full of all those little extras that make flying much more fun. A dedicated check in. Priority boarding. A big, wide seat covered in purple leather, with 38 fabulous inches of legroom. A glass of something lovely to say hello. A choice of three delicious meals. An after dinner liqueur. A healthy piece of fruit or a cheeky treat while you watch a movie. And you and your bags will be one of the first coming off the plane.

Upper Class

Whether you want to work, sleep, eat or just relax, Virgin Atlantic Airways Upper Class is the ultimate for business or luxury travel. Enjoy a complimentary chauffeur driven car to the airport. Relax in the pre-flight luxury of our spectacular Clubhouse. Put your feet up in your Upper Class Suite, with the longest fully flat bed in business class. Eat what you want, when you want with our freedom menu. And arrive rested and ready to go.

Virgin Atlantic is now one of the most popular long-haul airlines in Europe. In 2009 the company received a World Travel Award as the leading transatlantic airline. Long-haul flights between Great Britain and the USA are the main offer of the airline. The cities of Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington are served very frequently. Popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean, such as Cuba, Barbados and Jamaica, are also on the flight schedule. A third focus is on African and Asian economic metropolises such as Hong Kong, Tokyo and Johannesburg.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines;

Aeroméxico Delta Air Lines Singapore Airlines
Air France Gol Transportes Aéreos Virgin Australia
Air New Zealand KLM WestJet

Virgin Atlantic Check-in

Online Check-in

Like other airlines, Virgin Atlantic also offers online check-in for its customers as a useful service, for example to select the right seats or quickly book a little more luggage. All travelers have to do is enter their full name and the booking or e-ticket number in the online mask. For international flights, this can be done at the earliest 24 hours and at the latest two hours before departure.

While web check-in on international flights ends two hours before departure, passengers on domestic flights have 65 minutes to check in before the start of the trip. Mobile check-in via smartphone is also possible from 24 hours to two hours before departure.

Click the button below to check in online.


Airport Check-in

To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Virgin Atlantic website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.

Virgin Atlantic Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

Each Virgin Atlantic passenger is authorized to take a total of one piece of luggage and another item in the form of a small bag, backpack, camera or paperback. In economy class, the piece of hand luggage may have a maximum size of 23 cm x 36 cm x 56 cm and a weight of 10 kg. The same size dimensions apply in the upper class. However, the total weight in this class may be 16 kg. However, this must be divided into two pieces of luggage, since a single piece of luggage must not weigh more than 12 kg. For small children under two years of age, a 6 kg piece of luggage can be taken into the cabin. For children from two years of age, the stated provisions apply to adult passengers. In addition, a collapsible stroller and a child car seat can be carried for (small) children. (These can also be posted free of charge.)

Checked baggage

When checking in luggage, please note that the first piece of luggage is always free in Economy Class and in every other booking class. In Economy Class, however, this can have a maximum weight of 23 kg. In Premium Economy Class, you can take two pieces of luggage (three on certain routes), each weighing a maximum of 23 kg. The corresponding limit in Business Class is three times 32 kg. For children under two years of age, a piece of luggage weighing 23 kg may be checked in. The maximum dimensions per piece of luggage are generally 90 x 75 x 43 cm. For oversized or overweight luggage (23-32 kg) 40 pounds will be charged, for an additional piece of luggage 65 pounds.

Other luggage

Virgin Atlantic allows you to take sports equipment as an additional piece of luggage. This is free of charge as long as the respective transport conditions listed on the website and a maximum weight of 23 kg are taken into account. Musical instruments, provided they do not fall under the hand baggage regulations, can be carried on a specially booked seat or as checked baggage.

Tripuck does not guarantee the correctness and timeliness of the information. Contact your agency or airline for actual luggage information

Virgin Atlantic Seat Selection

Virgin Atlantic passengers can reserve their seats 24 hours before departure when booking online under “Manage your flights”. All you need is your booking or e-ticket number. However, if you want to use a comfort seat, you can book it up to 72 hours before the start. The XL seats are available from around 81 euros (£ 65). Early booking is advisable as prices rise the closer the departure gets.

Virgin Atlantic Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Flying Club Frequent Flyer Program

With the Flying Club frequent flyer program, you earn bonus miles known as Flying Club Miles. You can exchange these for attractive rewards and services from Atlantic British Airways and the codeshare partners. With the “Tier Points” you achieve a higher membership status. You begin as a member in the “Flying Club Red” category and then have the option of moving up to the higher membership categories “Silver” and “Gold” depending on the flights completed. The individual categories offer different advantages such as discounts, additional baggage allowances, separate boarding, preferred baggage handling, additional mileage credits and access to the club lounges.

Virgin Atlantic Food & Beverage

Economy Class

Intercontinental flights offer a warm meal, depending on the time of day, a breakfast, afternoon tea or a second warm meal. A bottle of water is already given at the entrance and is included in the ticket price, as is the food. The sample menu lists a tabbouleh salad as a starter. For the main course, you could choose between chicken teriyaki, a chilli and pasta with mushrooms. There is often pudding for dessert. If you experience the typical English afternoon tea at Virgin Atlantic, you will get sandwich with cheddar cheese and pickled cucumbers, plus chocolate and cookies. In addition to hot drinks, beer, wine, soft drinks and a special cocktail are offered.

Premium Economy

Virgin Atlantic promises the quality of a restaurant, eating from porcelain and with a tablecloth. You will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine, champagne is possible for an additional charge. A pumpkin and nut salad as a starter, as a main course beef stroganoff, chicken with chorizo ​​or cannelloni filled with spinach and ricotta and finally a pudding lists the sample menu for the Premium Economy. Afternoon tea can be a bit lush here, with drinks there is a selection of spirits in addition to the standards. In all booking classes, special requests such as kosher food, baby meals or gluten-free food can be registered before departure.

Upper Class

The business at Virgin Atlantic is called Upper Class. Service is offered à la carte and you decide when you want to eat. You will be greeted with champagne on board. Among the starters on the menu could be tomato with buffalo mozzarella, spicy pumpkin soup or chicken skewers. As a main course, options such as fish, selected beef fillet or a vegetarian curry are possible, for dessert, as usual, pudding. Selected wines and spirits complete the meal, snacks for in between are available at any time.

Virgin Atlantic Inflight Entertainment

Virgin Atlantic Airways’s inflight entertainment system Vera On Demand offers Video on Demand where passengers can watch or listen to what they want and can start, pause or rewind their chosen movie, TV show or CD. Vera On Demand has 300 hours of Video content, 14 channels of Audio on Demand, a jukebox with over 50 CDs, selection of audio books, 18 computer games – some of which are multi-player, dedicated Kid’s Zone that has it’s own menus and contains programming suitable for children and a new interactive map application – not only can passengers track their flight, but they can also roam around the world, zoom in on different destinations and points of interest.


Virgin Atlantic currently offers WLAN in all B787 aircraft and A330 and A340 for a fee. Travelers can then surf the Internet for a surcharge using their smartphone or tablet. The cost depends on the data volume. While 40MB costs $ 5.99, passengers pay $ 21.99 for 150MB.

Virgin Atlantic Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Virgin Atlantic.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Virgin Atlantic Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Virgin Atlantic lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

Virgin Atlantic
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Country:United Kingdom
Owner: Virgin Group (20%) Air France-KLM (31%) Delta Air Lines (49%)
Frequent Flyer Program: Flying Club
Company slogan: Embrace the human spirit and let it fly

Number of Aircraft: 42
Destinations:  33
Average Age of Aircraft: 9.1
Type of Aircraft: Airbus, Boeing
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A350-1000, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Head Office: The Office, Manor Royal, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9NU, UK
Phone Number: +44 344 874 7747, +44 344 209 7705
Fax Number: +44 129 356 1721
E-mail: [email protected]

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