Fly your way - from little extras to full-blown luxury

It’s all about the little added extras and small touches that make Virgin Atlantic’s Economy cabin truly stand out. To see for yourself how comfortable the experience can be just take a look at one of the 787’s.

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When it comes to the extras, these include a choice of complimentary meals, free newspapers from Manchester and London, a fantastic award-winning entertainment system with the latest films, TV shows and documentaries, as well as a free amenity kit. Oh, and there’s also the option to book a seat with extra legroom for a more comfortable journey.


With three new ways to fly, you’ll now be able to choose from:
Economy Light, Economy Classic and Economy Delight. Each with its unique perks; this is no doubt the world’s most customisable Economy cabin.

Economy Light

Economy Light

For those who like to travel light and aren’t fussed by extra frills, this is the most budget-friendly way to fly on Virgin Atlantic. If you’re happy to bring along hand luggage only, you’ll enjoy reduced fares without skimping on Economy benefits like delicious three-course meals, drinks and snacks, outstanding in-flight entertainment, a 31-inch seat pitch with adjustable headrest and in-seat power to charge all your devices on the go. You can stay connected with onboard WiFi and check-in online 24 hours before departure with the possibility of choosing your seat in advance for an extra fee. Oh, and travelling light also means that you’ll be able to speed through security and beat the queues!
Economy Classic

Economy Classic

As its name indicates the classic way to fly Economy is here to stay. Offering you every award-winning perk passengers have been accustomed to when flying Economy on Virgin Atlantic, here it’s all about the little extras that make a big difference. Like the fact that you get one 23kg checked bag on top of your hand luggage allowance or that you can choose your seat for free in advance at any time, ensuring that you’re seated next to the people you love at no extra cost. All the basics are included too, from excellent meals, drinks and snacks to awesome in-flight entertainment, in-seat power and WiFi. Plus, you can also upgrade your experience with miles for an even smoother ride.
Economy Delight

Economy Delight

The most pampering way to fly Economy in style, Economy Delight makes the experience all the more special. On top of all classic inclusions and basic Economy perks like meals, drinks, snacks, in-seat power, WiFi and over 300 hours of in-flight entertainment, passengers flying this class start to enjoy exclusive added benefits even before departure. Thanks to Premium Check-In at the airport and speedy Priority Boarding you get first dibs on overhead storage, as well as free seat selection in advance and the chance to upgrade with miles. More legroom means being able to stretch out in comfort with 34 inches of seat space while all the extra touches put together will make the journey a true delight.

Explore Economy: First-class service, food, drinks, snacks and entertainment all included...

Turn on and switch off

Turn on and switch off

Tap on your personal back seat TV to find a wealth of must-see films, TV shows, cartoons and games - all at the reach of your fingertips. There’s more than you’ll have time to watch.

Flavours with a high note

Flavours with a high note

Satisfy those gravity-defying hunger pangs with a selection of complimentary drinks and flavoursome dishes - light, perfectly balanced and healthy too.

Happy kids, happy parents

Happy kids, happy parents

Kids will love their new backpack full of goodies as well as the fun, age-appropriate screen entertainment and dedicated food. Parents can breathe easy.

Superior service and gloriously comfortable leather seats are some of the perks you’ll enjoy in Premium. This dedicated cabin boasts wider seats that are further spread apart, allowing for more space to stretch.

Those extra inches do make a difference. Relax in style with the extra room and enjoy a variety of added extras that help make the experience all the more memorable. From a welcome glass of bubbly as soon as you board the plane, to an after-dinner liqueur and more ample workspace with in-seat laptop power (as well as a delicious choice of meals served in fine china with stainless steel cutlery), it’s all about the little details.

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Exclusive Extras

Exclusive Extras

You’ll enjoy a smooth and speedy fast-track journey through the airport thanks to a dedicated check-in and bag drop kiosk as well as priority boarding whenever possible.

Premium Comfort

Premium Comfort

Thanks to your plusher, leather seat you’ll be able to sit back, kick back and relax in style. Over 21in wide, Premium seats have a footrest, headrest and an ample 38in seat pitch.

Flavoursome delights

Flavoursome delights

You’ll be presented with a choice of three delicious main meals, elegantly served with china crockery, stainless steel cutlery and fine linen. Tasty food exquisitely presented.

A luxury experience with a business class price tag. Upper Class is all about stylish touches and indulgement every step of the way, as well as getting a proper rest thanks to the ultimate comfort of fully flat beds.

Seize the moment - from pick-up to drop off. That’s the essence of Virgin’s Upper Class cabin, to ensure passengers thoroughly enjoy every minute of the journey from start to end. With chauffeur service at both ends, the use of pampering clubhouses to chill out while you wait, and exclusive perks on the air, there is no time for boredom and no place for the ordinary. From skipping queues to pre-flight champagne, you’ll be utterly spoilt.

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Arrive in Style

Arrive in Style

A chauffeur car service will get you to and from the airport. With speedy check-in, you’ll breeze through security, ready to make the most of Virgin’s signature Clubhouse.

Stretch Out, Sleep Sound

Stretch Out, Sleep Sound

Upper Class’ fully flat beds are extremely comfortable, even for light sleepers. Doze off at one of the longest flat beds in any business class or wake up to a world of luxury.

Superb dining

Superb dining

Restaurant quality meals perfectly timed to suit your body clock will be served whenever hunger pangs strike. From champagne to fine wines you’ll be spoilt for choice.

The virgin atlantic Experience

Flying with Virgin Atlantic is about so much more than taking you places. The ultimate goal is to make your journey one to remember, right from the point where it all begins as you buckle up and prepare to explore new horizons. To make your time onboard all the more enjoyable you can look forward to:

Inflight connectivity

Inflight connectivity

Enjoy easy access to the world wide web right from the comfort of your seat thanks to Virgin Atlantic’s in-flight WiFi service, allowing you to get online at 10,000 feet and above. You can connect using a variety of handheld devices; from tablets to mobile phones, music players and eReaders. Whether you want to keep up with social media, check your emails, listen to some tunes or browse the internet during your flight, just remember you’ll have to switch to flight safe mode when the plane’s doors close before take-off.

Wifi across the entire fleet Wifi across the entire fleet
Inflight connectivity
Inflight connectivity

Extra legroom

Perhaps you want to select the seats you prefer, or maybe you’d like to secure some extra inches to properly stretch out in full comfort with Virgin Atlantic’s extra legroom options. If that’s the case, do so by booking one of the extra legroom or exit row seats, which start from just £45 one way.

Inflight connectivity
Wifi across the entire fleet Award winning entertainment

Customer service

Expect to be charmed by the attentive crew’s excellent customer service skills. Their motto of getting things right, first time, every time, means they’ll endeavour to put a smile on your face every step of the way; bot on land and onboard.

Inflight connectivity
Inflight connectivity

Inflight entertainment

Get ready to pick and choose from the best entertainment system on the air. Watch the latest blockbusters fresh out of the big screens (in true high definition) and select from critically-acclaimed documentaries, indie films and TV shows. Everything from gritty drama to comedy that will have you roaring with laughter you’ll find here. Virgin Atlantic’s in-flight entertainment has something for all ages and all tastes; with age-appropriate content for kids and teens (over 30 hours) as well as a huge music library and fantastic interactive games for the entire family.

Inflight connectivity

Meal service

When it’s dine-o’-clock Virgin Atlantic will let you choose from a fine selection of light, healthy dishes with plenty of flavour. We know that in-flight food is notorious for having a bad reputation but Virgin’s focus on serving up quality meals, done consistently well and using quality ingredients, means that your taste buds will be positively tickled. As for the beverages, you’ll be kept fully hydrated from the instant you board the plane as the crew hands you a bottle of water to sip on throughout the journey. Then, during the flight, you will be offered pre-dinner drinks with an international choice of wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks.

Wifi across the entire fleet Meals, drings and treats included
Inflight connectivity
Inflight connectivity

Champagne service

Cheers to a happy holiday! A toast to your newly-begun journey is in order and if you want to celebrate your trip in style, there’s no better way to do so than by requesting Virgin Atlantic’s champagne service to add an extra sparkle to your travel.

Inflight connectivity
Wifi across the entire fleet Bgas included

Baggage

Baggage allowances vary according to flight destination and cabin class. Check how much you can put on hold (and what you can and cannot pack) by reading the Baggage section in Virgin Atlantic’s official website or by calling one of our advisors.

Inflight connectivity
Inflight connectivity

Luggage and check-in

In addition to your check-in baggage, you should check what carry-on items you can take onboard and the amount, size and weight of hand luggage you’re allowed. The easiest way to check-in for a Virgin Atlantic flight is either online, 24 hours before your flight (and up to 70 minutes before departure) or via the app (which you can download from the App Store or Google Play). You can also use the check-in desks at the airport (which close 60 minutes before departure) and the automated check-in kiosks installed in some airports.

Inflight connectivity

Clubhouses

Go the extra mile to make your Virgin Atlantic experience all the more pampering with a preflight wait in style. Reserved for Flying Club Gold members and Upper Class passengers, at Virgin Atlantic’s sophisticated Clubhouses you’ll find a roomy and chic space in which to relax, work, play and tuck into delectable fine dining options. If all this weren’t enough of a treat, there’s also the chance to start things off with an invigorating, de-stressing massage at the Clubhouse Spa, ensuring you board the flight with renewed vigour and a positive mindset.

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