Tips before take off

Holiday extras

With Virgin Holidays, you’re not just booking a trip; you’re crafting an experience. So, check off that list, follow our top tips, and add a dash of Virgin flair to your journey. Adventure awaits, and it’s going to be fabulous!

Economy Classic seating

Book the best seat onboard

Aisle or window? The best way to guarantee your favourite spot on the plane is to select your seat in advance. 

You can pay to select your seat in advance or choose your seat for free 24-hours prior to travel (free to gold members and VAH travellers within 7 days of travel).

Stress-free airport lounges

Wave goodbye to crowded airport terminals and start your holiday in style in one of our lounge options. Entry is limited, so make sure you pre-book to avoid disappointment on the day. Exclusive rates from just £39 per adult. 

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Retail Therapy

Reduce the airport stress and shop duty free from our exclusive range of products online, in advance and waiting for you when you get onboard. Offering you savings of up to 50% compared to the high street it’s the perfect place to treat yourself. 

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Universal Orlando Resort™

Experience and attractions

There's endless adventures to be had wherever you're heading, and it’s always worth buying your attraction tickets in advance. Less hassle, better deals, and something truly unforgettable to look forward to.

Your ticket to a world of adventure

Extras unpacked

Lady in a car

Car hire

See what you want, when you want. We’ve partnered with Hertz to ensure your trip (and your car) run smoothly, plus our special rates allow for a free additional driver so you can take turns behind the wheel. 

  • Easy online check in 
  • Earn Flying Club points per booking
  • No rush  to return - we allow a 2-hour grace period ( so dont panic if you're stuck in traffic).
Airport parking

Airport parking

Driving to the airport? Whether you're booking the Meet & Greet service or Park and Ride there’s 24 hour security at all car parks for peace of mind. Save money and book in advance to guarantee your space and save money on the price you would pay if you turned up on the day.

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Extra bags

If you'd like to bring more than your free allowance, you can add up to seven extra bags when you check in online, or let us know at the airport. Prices start from £50 per bag.

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Travelling with children

We want all our customers to love flying with us - and that includes little ones. So we’re on hand to help your trip fly by as smoothly as possible with a few handy tips, designed to make travel less stressful and enjoyable for you and the whole gang. 

  • Pack their favourite snacks

  • Have a surprise ready for the middle of the flight

  • Pack a comforter/soft blanket

  • Try some screen-free travel games to keep them entertained

  • Download some shows or movies before you board

Is there anything else we can help you with?

Online check in opens 24 hours before your flight departs. 

Arrive at the airport around 3 hours before your flight departs, this allows you time to check in, make your way through security and relax before your flight or browse the duty free shops. 

If you need special assistance at the airport, onboard or on your Virgin Atlantic Holiday, please let us know as early as possible (or at least 72 hours before your flight). Head to My booking to request wheelchair assistance and more. Our dedicated team are here to help make your trip amazing.