This guide provides an overview of flying, saving, and earning miles with Virgin Atlantic, including a summary of their frequent flyer program, Flying Club. You’ll learn all about the airline, the deals they offer and how to get the most of each flight.
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About Virgin Atlantic
Founded in 1984, Virgin Atlantic Airways offers flights to over 30 destinations across North America, Europe, Africa, United Kingdom, and Asia. The airline headquarters are in Crawley, United Kingdom with primary operating bases at London Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester
Virgin Atlantic has had a partnership with Delta since 2013, expanding the destinations available as shown in this route map
The combined schedule of Delta and Virgin Atlantic provides 40 flights a day from North America to the UK including 8 daily flights from JFK to London.
Flying Club Frequent Flyer Program
The Virgin Atlantic frequent flyer program is called Flying Club and offers three tiers of status – Red, Silver and Gold. Read more about earning and using flying club miles on the Flying Club page
Virgin Atlantic Promo Code & Deals
These promotions, discounts and sale fares include Upper Class, Business and Economy Class and are valid from major global markets served by Virgin Atlantic including US, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Flying Club Promotions
Virgin Atlantic Miles Booster
Seating and Cabin Classes
Virgin Atlantic has three cabin classes: Economy, Premium and Upper Class
Upper Class Cabin
The Virgin Atlantic Upper Class experience starts well before you board the plane with a chauffeured car service to and from the airport plus access to their award winning Clubhouse lounge at the airport.
Once you board the plane you will be very please with the Upper Class Seating and Configuration. The seats are 22” wide, and turn into a 33” wide, 6’6” long, totally flat bed at the touch of a button. Equally important, they are configured so that every one of them has direct aisle access, allowing you to easily get in and out without having to climb over anyone.
Premium Economy Class
Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy provides more differentiation over economy class than traditional North American air carriers. The seat is wider, has a larger seat pitch and provides power for your electronics. However, it is the dining experience that really sets it apart for economy with a significantly higher quality meal and beverage option served on china rather than the paper found in traditional economy.
Economy Class Cabin
Virgin Atlantic Economy Class is consistent with other international airlines. The seats are 17 inches wide with an adjustable headrest. Complimentary beverages and meals are served on international flights and the in flight entertainment system is very good.
To put the different cabin class seat options into perspective, here is a chart describing seat dimensions of each class
Visa & Passport Requirements
Before you book your flight make sure you are up to speed with the latest information regarding visa and passport requirements. Here is a link to Virgin Atlantic’s Travel Document Guidelines.
If you have to renew or obtain a new passport, make sure you follow the passport application rules, including how to obtain a proper passport photo. Sometimes it’s the little things that can cause a big headache if you don’t follow to rules.