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Virgin Atlantic operates flights to Sydney, the USA, Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

Virgin Atlantic

Cabin Classes


Virgin Atlantic's Economy seats are designed to maximise legroom and have a pitch of 31 inches. Food and drinks are included in all economy fares, with three meal options available on most flights. Kids' meals are available upon request, as are special-requirement meals such as vegetarian and gluten-free. The bar service provides a selection of juices, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages throughout the flight. Every seat has its own seatback TV with a range of channels and built-in video game console.

Premium Economy

Premium Economy gives passengers their own dedicated check-in, priority boarding, more seating space, and improved comfort and style. The leather seats are 21 inches wide, have a pitch of 38 inches, and are configured in a 2-3-2 layout. The exclusive menu provides 3 gourmet meal options all served on china dinnerware. On top of the selection of juices, soft drinks and alcohol beverages available throughout the flight, Premium Economy guests are offered a pre-flight glass of champagne and post-meal liqueurs. All seats are fitted with seatback televisions offering the blockbuster movies, TV shows, video games and audio channels.

Upper Class

Upper Class 'suites' are configured in either a 1-1-1 or 1-2-1 layout, depending on the aircraft, meaning that all seats have direct access to the aisle. Each seat flips over to become a 33-inch-wide, fully flat bed. For those working while in transit, every suite is fitted with laptop power access and a large table. With no set meal times, passengers are welcome to order from the gourmet 'Freedom Menu' any time during the flight. All meals are freshly prepared and served on china plates. An extensive range of beverages can be ordered through your attendant or at the Upper Class Onboard Bar. Entertainment includes an adjustable 10.4-inch screen offering a huge choice of on-demand films, TV shows and games. Passengers enjoy express check-in, and at Heathrow Airport can even check in from their chauffeur-driven car at the Upper Class Wing. Upper Class passengers also have access to Virgin Atlantic's exclusive Clubhouses around the world.


Economy passengers are allowed 1 piece of 6kg hang luggage and 2 pieces of 25kg (each) checked baggage when travelling to Delhi (from London), the US, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. For all other destinations Economy passengers are allowed 1 piece of 25kg checked baggage. Premium Economy passengers are allowed 1 piece of 6kg hang luggage and 3 pieces of 25kg (each) checked baggage when travelling to Delhi (from London) the US, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. For all other destinations Premium Economy passengers are allowed 2 pieces of 25kg checked baggage. Upper Class passengers are allowed 2 pieces of 16kg (total) hang luggage and 3 pieces of 32kg (each) checked baggage.

Check-in Options

Passengers can check in online from 24 hours until 2 hours prior to departure time. Mobile check-in is also now available, and can be done between 24 hours and 2 hours prior to departure. Passengers can also use self-service kiosks to check in at selected airports in the UK and USA. For standard check-in, it is recommended passengers arrive 4 hours before departure. All passengers should be at the departure lounge 75 minutes prior to departure. Premium Economy and Upper Class passengers have access to dedicated check-in counters.

Rewards Program

Virgin Atlantic's rewards program Flying Club has 15 partner airlines. Passengers can earn Flying Club miles by flying with Virgin Atlantic or any of these 15 partner airlines. Flying Club is also an American Express Membership Rewards partner. Virgin Australia Velocity members can earn points on all Virgin Atlantic flights.


Virgin Atlantic's Clubhouses are located across the airline's network. Each Clubhouse contains cocktail bars, a la carte dining options, business facilities and WiFi. Some Clubhouses offer additional services such as salons, saunas, games rooms, concierge services, guitar lessons and more. Access to these clubhouses is generally restricted to Upper Class passengers, Flying Club Gold cardholders and American Express Centurion cardholders.