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Virgin Atlantic is a British airline founded in 1984, with hubs at London Gatwick (LGW) Heathrow (LHR) and an additional base at Manchester (MAN) airport. They are not a member of any global alliance.

Virgin Atlantic is the second largest UK airline and have some of the most over the top Clubhouse airport lounges in the world (even featuring a rooftop igloo!).


Fast Facts

• Each aircraft has a name, usually feminine, such as Ladybird, Island Lady, and Ruby Tuesday. Near the nose of each aircraft is a pin-up girl, ‘The Scarlet Lady’ who carries a Union flag.

Frequent Flyer Program

Flying Club is the frequent flyer program of Virgin Atlantic. With several partners including American Express membership rewards and partner hotel programs with Starwood (Marriott), Hyatt, Hilton, and UHG, there are lots of ways to rack up miles rewards quickly.

There are three tiers:


Entry tier


50% bonus miles on flights

Premium economy check-in

Status renewal bonus

Complimentary Regus Businessworld Gold membership


100% bonus miles on flights

Upper class check-in

Access to Virgin Atlantic clubhouses for member and one guest

Immigration fast-tracking at Gatwick and Heathrow

Complimentary companion ticket upon renewal

Priority baggage handling and boarding

Ability to invite someone to join the Flying Club silver level

Increased baggage allowance

Access to Singapore Airlines lounges and reciprocal privileges with Delta


Virgin Atlantic has codeshare agreements with 7 select airlines. Look for the designator code (VS).

When booking with a codesharing partner, you will experience differences in baggage fees, optional services, other charges, and policies from partner airlines on your trip.

Partners include:

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Cabin Classes

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Upper Class

Upper Class

Chauffeur car service

Clubhouse lounge access

Priority check in, security and boarding Increased baggage allowance

Roomy leather seat that turns into a lie flat bed with direct aisle access

Pre-flight champagne, premium meals and decadent dessert

Power outlet, USB port, 300 hours of in-flight entertainment

Premium Economy

Dedicated check in, bag drop, and priority boarding

21” wide seat with footrest, headrest, and 38” seat pitch

Choice of 3 main meals with real cutlery and linen

Inflight entertainment system

One extra checked bag

Premium amenity kit

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Premium Economy

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Virgin Atlantic now offers three ways to experience economy: Delight - with premium check in desks, priority boarding, first dibs on overhead storage and extra legroom, Classic - advanced seat assignment or Light - which is essentially just basic economy.

Every economy ticket gives you:

One free checked bag

Free drinks and snacks and a choice of a tasty three course meal

Inflight entertainment

Inseat power, onboard wifi, and goodie packs for kids

Live Flight Prices

Flight prices you won’t find on airline websites


To Los Angeles

Upper Class Return from £1685


To Shanghai

Upper Class Return from £2337


To Lagos

Premium Economy Return from £887


To New York

Upper Class Return from £2183


To Havana

Premium Economy Return from £1265


To Hong Kong

Premium Economy Return from £967
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