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Virgin Atlantic Flight Information

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic is one of the world's most famous airlines by offering you all those little on-board extras that make such a difference. Virgin Atlantic's innovative approach has won shelf-loads of awards.

Whatever class you fly in with Virgin Atlantic, you'll always experience that little bit extra - a quality that sets Virgin Atlantic apart

Direct Flights

Economy Classic seating

Book with Virgin Holidays and we'll fly you direct to India, China, Japan, the USA, the Caribbean, Africa, Hong Kong and the Middle East with Virgin Atlantic.

Superb in-flight service

In-flight service

There are so many reasons to choose Virgin Atlantic - Flying Economy you can enjoy:

  • Comfortable seat, with up to 31" of seat pitch
  • Your personal seatback screen with hours of award winning entertainment, including blockbuster movies, top comedies, dramas and kids' entertainment, plus the exclusive Virgin travel guide
  • On many flights each seat also comes with its own video games console and up to 35 games
  • FREE Amenity Kit in our Upper Class cabin containing all the essentials - so you can relax in your seat and make yourself comfortable
  • FREE drinks throughout the flight
  • FREE movie treat on selected flights
  • Three delicious meal choices, including vegetarian option
  • Skycots
  • Baggage allowance of one piece per person, weighing up to 23kgs.

Please note, baggage allowance on other airlines/internal flights may differ and charges may apply for checked in baggage.

Keeping your kids entertained

Economy Delight

Virgin Atlantic aims to ensure your kids enjoy the flight as much as you do. They will enjoy:

  • A special backpack (when flying from the UK) - with book, exclusive Virgin Atlantic children's eye mask & socks, and a colouring pencil
  • Kids' meals - things they will like. Don't forget to preorder your kids' meal(s) when you make your booking
  • Kids' programmes - movies, cartoons and their favourite programmes.

NB. Virgin Holidays reserves the right to change airlines or aircraft type at any time. Such changes will not be regarded as a material change of the components of the holiday. Any changes in flight details will be notified to you.

In-flight entertainment does not form part of your holiday. Virgin Atlantic aim to rectify any technical faults during the aircraft turnaround, however, neither Virgin Holidays, nor Virgin Atlantic will be held responsible for any lack of availability due to technical faults or difficulties or aircraft changes.

Flight supplements may apply - these will be advised at time of booking.

Treat yourself to some Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy

Virgin Atlantic's fantastic inflight shopping service offers you the chance to preorder before your flight and then have your goods delivered to you in your seat!

Call 0344 579 0055 or visit the site to find out more (at least 96 hours before departure).

Birthday, Anniversary, Surprise?

Champagne Service

Something to celebrate? Virgin Atlantic's personalised celebration service allows you to pick a gift that's just right, whether it’s a bottle of champagne or chocolates. Just call Virgin Atlantic's pre-order team on 0344 579 0055 (at least 96 hours before departure).

Sort out your seat in advance

Upper Class

If you're flying with Virgin Atlantic then head to their site to log onto 'Manage your booking' and you can request seats here. For travel with any other airline, please contact them directly.

Check-in Options

Virgin Atlantic check in

Online Check In*

Go to virginatlantic.com/checkin to check in any time between 24 and 2 hours prior to departure and choose the seat you like. You can also print your boarding pass from home (available on selected routes only) and purchase any additional items of baggage above your complimentary allowance, saving time and money.

Kiosk Check In

Fantastic self service kiosks are available at Heathrow and Manchester airports, which allow you to check in up to one hour before your flight is due to depart.

Disney Springs Check In

Take the stress out of checking in for your return flight from Orlando with Virgin Atlantic's Disney Springs Check In.

We are delighted to be able to offer this service Exclusively Free to Virgin Holidays guests, as part of your Orlando holiday. It allows you to make the most of your last day in Orlando, giving you time to shop for those last-minute presents, or soak up some more Florida sunshine!

To use this service just follow these simple steps:

  • On your morning of departure, proceed to the Disney Springs Check In site, located at the Westside area of Disney Springs in the valet area for Cirque du Soleil® - the desk opens from 8.15am-1.00pm.
  • All members of your party must be present and you must bring your passports, tickets and all luggage to be checked in.
  • Virgin Atlantic will check you in, give you your boarding cards and take your bags in a secure van to the airport.
  • All you have to do then is enjoy the rest of your last day, whether it's exploring Disney Springs itself or spending time at one of the parks or malls and ensure you are at the airport at least 60 min prior to departure.

(Please note: service subject to change.)

Please note: Bulkhead seats are reserved for those requiring a Skycot for infants under 12 months. To reserve a bulkhead seat, please call Virgin Atlantic on 0844 209 8333 (Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.30pm). For full information on Online Check In and Virgin Atlantic's seating policy, please go towww.virginatlantic.com

* Online Check In is available when travelling to all Virgin Atlantic destinations. If travelling to or from the US, passport details and permanent resident card details (if you are a US citizen holding a permanent resident card) will be required. Non US citizens also need to provide address details of their first night stay in the US to complete the check in process. This service is available to all Virgin Atlantic passengers except young persons travelling alone; some customers required by Virgin Atlantic to see a member of staff before checking in; some customers booked as part of a group or corporate group; customer checking in firearms; customers who are already checked in.

Relax in the clubhouse before you fly

LGW Clubhouse

The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is an oasis of calm in a sea of noise and bustle. You can be pampered with a massage, manicure or a haircut, be served drinks and be tempted with a delicious menu. You can also use our full business facilities or simply find a quiet space to read the paper.

Now pre bookable from £65 per person (min age 12 years), if you are flying with Virgin Atlantic.

Virgin Atlantic Upgrades

Virgin Atlantic Upgrades

Virgin Atlantic is famous for creating memorable journeys, by providing award-winning, excellent value products and friendly service in every class.

Whatever class you fly in with Virgin Atlantic, you'll always experience that little bit extra - a quality that sets Virgin Atlantic apart. 

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With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel in the next 14 days. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

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You can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. 

If you’re struggling to pay, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

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We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

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