For nearly 30 years, Virgin Atlantic has been one of the world’s favourite long-haul airlines. The secret to their success is making the journey memorable for all the right reasons. Catch up on their latest innovations and news.
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Great minds fly alike
Delta Air Lines has now moved a number of routes into London Heathrow Terminal 3, to join Virgin Atlantic, making it an even easier, more streamlined experience for passengers. Delta’s flights to New York JFK and Boston, as well as the new London to Seattle flights, now all depart from T3.* Since the co-location at T3 has been so successful, Virgin Atlantic are now also beginning the move to co-locate with Delta at New York's JFK. Both airlines are already in Terminal 4, so Virgin Atlantic are moving their check in desks to join Delta. And as both airlines are co-located on both sides of the Atlantic, passengers can receive a more convenient and seamless experience when connecting onwards to other US destinations.
Los Angeles news
LAX airport is undergoing a multi-billion dollar development program. As a result, we’re making changes to the lounge access we offer to passengers. If you’re travelling to London Heathrow from LAX airport, at check in, all Upper Class customers and Flying Club Gold members are invited to enjoy the Virgin America Loft lounge. An oasis in the bustle of LA, the Loft has the ambiance, innovative design and on demand service you’d expect from the Virgin family. You can sip complimentary cocktails at the modern, mood lit bar, grab a bite to eat, catch up on emails and take in the unbeatable view of the runway.
Little Red news
Connecting to Virgin Atlantic’s longhaul services with Virgin Atlantic Little Red is as easy as ABC. And their new Little Red microsite shows you how. It takes you through the connections process step by step, whether you’re travelling into or out of London Heathrow. And it reminds you about the Little Red perks too, including the Little Red Book of Offers. Take a look at virginatlantic.com/connect.
We’re pleased to say that passengers will now be able to use their personal electronic devices (PEDs), including phones, tablets, e-readers and portable games consoles switched to flight safe mode, throughout their whole flights, including during taxi, take-off and landing.* Gate-to-gate usage will mean customers can now enjoy up to an extra two hours of personal entertainment. This enhancement follows the success of Gate to Gate IFE that was launched on board last year, which allows customers to enjoy our in-flight entertainment for longer.
Vancouver news - Vancouver rocks
Our seasonal London to Vancouver service has started again and it’s bigger than ever. We’ve introduced a fifth weekly service, giving your customers more flexibility when flying to Canada’s beautiful west coast.
New safety video
The fun and excitement of Hollywood comes to Virgin Atlantic’s new onboard safety video as they take inspiration from the world of cinema.
It’s the most watched video on any flight, and Virgin Atlantic passengers will now find the onboard safety video far more exciting. Encapsulating Virgin Atlantic’s fun, cheeky style, the new video takes passengers to the movies, as we demonstrate those all important safety instructions.
Created by Art and Graft, the video features a host of animated characters that take the viewer on a journey through different movies. From westerns to sci-fi, superheroes and film noir, the video pays homage to some of the most memorable films in history. It also features quirky voiceovers from comedienne Morgana Robinson, with different accents and impressions for each movie genre.
Gate to gate inflight entertainment
Passengers flying Virgin Atlantic will now be able to turn on their inflight entertainment systems prior to take off and will be able to leave it on during landing.
This new service, available on Virgin Atlantic’s video on demand inflight entertainment system will offer passengers an additional two hours of entertainment per flight! That’s another whole film you could fit in if you wanted to!
New terminal at Glasgow
Our seasonal service from Glasgow to Orlando has started again. And we’re delighted to let you know that our check in area has moved into the main terminal at Glasgow Airport. Now in the middle of terminal M at desks 19 to 27, it will really improve your experience, with upgraded facilities and a shorter journey from check in to security. So there’s more time to relax before heading off to the Sunshine State. The team at Glasgow airport is also looking to launch kiosk check in later this season. It will bring Glasgow in line with our other UK locations and offer you another convenient way to check in.
Virgin Atlantic flights
- Check in online and choose your seat in advance.
- Relax in your comfy seat with a 31in (79cm) seat pitch. Upgrade to extra legroom or exit row seats.
- Choose from three tasty meals, with a speciality cocktail on day flights and hot chocolate on night flights.
- Complimentary drinks and snacks are served throughout your journey.
- Enjoy a choice of over 300 hours of on demand^^^ entertainment.
Virgin Atlantic Economy. Putting the fun back into flying.
- Speed through the airport with dedicated check in and priority boarding.
- Relax preflight with a glass of bubbly and complimentary newspaper.
- Recline on your purple leather seat with a 38in (95cm) seat pitch, headrest and footrest.
- Enjoy your choice of three delicious main meals, served on china, with stainless steel cutlery, lined and an after dinner liquer.
- There's laptop power in every seat
Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy. Making flying even more enjoyable.
- Enjoy complimentary chauffeur driven car^^ transfers to and from the airport.
- Take the fast track at London Heathrow with Drive Thru Check In and a Private Security Channel.
- Relax before your flight in our award winning Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses**.
- Enjoy a delicious menu of restaurant style food and fine wine.
- Stretch out and relax on one of the longest fully flat beds in business class.
- London Heathrow Revivals lounge access.
Virgin Atlantic Upper Class. The ultimate way to travel.
- Cocktail bar
- Complimentary spa treatments
- Poolside lounge
- Business centre and library
- Complimentary hair stylist
- Free bars and restaurant
A visit to a Clubhouse*** will always be a highlight. These aren't like ordinary airline lounges. They're more like private members' clubs, with service, food and facilities to match.
- Multiple daily flights between London and Edinburgh, London and Manchester and London and Aberdeen.
- Comfortable leather seats.
- Hot breakfast rolls, coffee, tea and juice before 9:00am, Tyrrells plane crisps or cookies with a full bar service after 9:00am.
- The same baggage allowance as Virgin Atlantic longhaul services.
- Priority check in and boarding, plus lounge access for Flying Club Gold and longhaul Upper Class passengers.
- Easy transfers at Heathrow terminals.
The new Virgin Atlantic UK domestic service
Everywhere you look in New York you'll see a familiar sight. Yellow cabs, designer shops adorned with the stars and stripes and, looking down on it all, famous skyscrapers. An iconic city deserves an iconic airline: Virgin Atlantic's New York flights depart from London Heathrow 6 times a day. Approximate flight duration: 8 hours
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Start your day wandering around the majestic Edinburgh castle. If it's a sunny day, you can see for miles from the castle grounds - a perfect photo opportunity. A stroll down the Royal Mile will transport you from the sights of Edinburgh Old Town to the commercial heart of the city in New Town, the dream location for any shopaholic. Approximate flight duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
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Orlando is the gateway to many of America's famous man-made marvels, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and the much-hyped newcomer, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Fly there with Virgin Atlantic, which operates direct flights to Orlando four times a day – twice from London Gatwick and twice from Manchester. Approximate flight duration: 8-9 hours
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Stay in Mainland or on Victoria Island for the shopping district and beaches, or explore further out for a more exotic adventure. The beaches outside the city are second to none, especially Badagry beach. If that isn't enough, the foods available are an adventure in itself: Nigerian, Chinese, Indian, and Thai cuisine all at your finger tips. Approximate flight duration: 7 hours
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^^ Chauffeur driven car service available at most destinations with select Upper Class fare (J, C, D & I class). Mileage restrictions apply.
^^^ On demand entertainment available on all A330, A340-600 and 747 aircraft.
* The Travel Marketing Awards, 2012
** Lounge facilities vary at each destination
*** Available to Upper Class and Flying Club passengers only
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