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For over 26 years, Virgin Atlantic has been one of the world’s leading long haul airlines. They’re famous for creating memorable journeys by providing award-winning, excellent value products and friendly service in every class. They annually fly over six million passengers to over 30 of the world’s most amazing destinations.
Whether you want to sleep, eat or chill out, Virgin Atlantic Upper Class is a spectacular way to travel. Enjoy a complimentary chauffeur driven car to the airport (on most fares) and dedicated check in. Relax in all the pre-flight luxury of our Clubhouse. Enjoy a drink and make new friends at our onboard bar. Whatever you want from your journey, the experience is tailor made to ensure you’ll arrive at your destination refreshed and feeling good.
Your Upper Class Suite is a private space of your own, converting from a gloriously comfortable seat to the longest fully flat bed in business class, featuring an aerated mattress, doona, fluffy pillow and pyjamas. You can also invite a fellow passenger to join you for a bite to eat with ottoman seating for a guest. Each suite faces forward and offers direct aisle access.
The Upper Class meal experience offers a delicious selection of food, fine wine and a number of fun new innovations. With the freedom menu you can order what you want, when you want.
If you want to work, there’s in-seat laptop power, or if you’d rather relax, you can enjoy over 300 hours of award winning entertainment on your 10.4” personal widescreen TV or take a seat at our onboard bar, relax with your favourite drink, and make new friends.
Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy is packed full of all those little extras that make flying more enjoyable. On checking in, you’ll enjoy their dedicated Premium Economy check in, for a much smoother journey through the airport. You’ll board first, and they’ll say hello with a glass of something lovely, and a complimentary newspaper.
Your Premium Economy seat is ergonomically designed and has a width of 21 inches, which is the same as many other airlines business class seats. Covered in soft purple leather, the seat is extra luxurious, with 38 fabulous inches of legroom, so you can really stretch out and unwind. It’s really nice to sleep in too.
If you’re feeling a bit peckish, you have your choice of three delicious mains, including a vegetarian option, all served on china with stainless steel cutlery. After dinner, they’ll offer you a liqueur, and, for a snack, a choice of fruit from their fruit bowl, or a cheeky ice cream or two while you watch a movie.
There’s in-seat laptop power to charge your iPod, 300 hours of award winning entertainment to choose from and when you arrive, you’ll be one of the first off the plane, and as your bags have priority tags, they’ll be first off the plane too.
Virgin Atlantic Economy offers a relaxed and enjoyable journey to 33 of the world’s favourite destinations, for a great value price. Even the formalities are easy. Check in online, choose your seat, print out your boarding card, drop off your bags and head to the gate.
Your comfortable seat has a 31 inch seat pitch plus adjustable headrest. If you’d like more space, you can upgrade to their extra legroom or exit row seats, and really stretch out.
When it’s time to dine, choose from three mains, including a vegetarian option, plus complimentary drinks and snacks are served throughout your flight.
Enjoy the latest and greatest in-flight entertainment on your personal seatback screen, including award winning movies, TV shows, music and games. And on all flights departing the UK, you’ll be offered a complimentary newspaper. Your personal amenity kit has everything you need for an enjoyable flight, including a toothbrush and toothpaste, earplugs, socks, eyeshades and a pen.
Virgin Atlantic makes flying with children easy. There are kid’s meals available on request, kids in-flight entertainment channel, and the K-id pack, full of all sorts of goodies to help their flight fly by.
Clubs, Lounges and Alliances
Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club frequent flyer program has 15 partner airlines. Earn Flying Club miles when you fly with Virgin Atlantic or its partner airlines. Flying Club is an American Express Membership Rewards partner. Virgin Blue Velocity members can earn points on Virgin Atlantic as well.
Virgin Atlantic's Clubhouse lounges are located across the airline's network and are totally unique. Featuring stylish cocktail bars, a-la-carte dining options and the standard features of the world's best lounges, you may also find unexpected treats like salons, spray tan treatments, spa pools, saunas, games rooms, concierge services, guitar lessons and more. Upper Class passengers can transfer from limo to lounge in under 10 minutes at the airline's flagship Clubhouse at Heathrow. In Sydney they are invited to visit the stunning Air New Zealand lounge.
Through Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club frequent flyer program, Virgin Atlantic has 15 partner airlines including Virgin Blue.
The Last Word
Virgin Atlantic has won a number of awards for superior service including:
- Best Transatlantic Airline Award - 2010 Skytrax World Airline Awards
- Best Business Class Airline Lounge Award - 2010 Skytrax
- World Airline Awards
- Best Business Airline - Business Travel magazineawards 2008
- Best Longhaul Leisure Airline - Conde Nast Traveller readersawards 2007
- World's Fastest Check In - Wallpaper magazine awards 2008
- Best Premium Economy - Business Travel magazine awards 2007
- Best Long-Haul Airline at the Sunday Times Travel Magazine readers awards 2008
Virgin Atlantic's new terminal-within-a-terminal at Heathrow T3 is a sparkling facility offering an unrivalled check-in experience. From the bright Zone A for Economy and Premium Economy passengers to the revolutionary Upper Class Wing, Virgin Atlantic has breathed life into the often maligned Heathrow experience.
Top 10 Destinations
Virgin Atlantic flies daily from Sydney to Hong Kong. From Hong Kong, the airline then daily to London, ensuring great seat availability right through to the UK. From the UK, Virgin Atlantic then operates services to numerous ports in the USA, including New York, Miami, Boston, Washington DC, Orlando, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. It also travels to the Caribbean (including Havana), Africa (South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria), Dubai, India and Asia. From Australia, Virgin Atlantic's flights are fed by regular domestic services operated by sister airline, Virgin Australia right across its network. Conveniently, passengers' luggage can be through-checked to their final destination and frequent flyer points earned on either airline.