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Virgin Atlantic UK

About Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic is headquartered in Crawley near London in the United Kingdom and is a full-service carrier. The airline was originally created in 1984 under the name British Atlantic Airways and now operates from 3 airport hubs, including one at London Heathrow Airport, one at Manchester Airport and one at London Gatwick Airport. From these hubs, its fleet of 40 planes flies all over the world. The most common aircraft in its fleet is the Boeing 787.

Cheap Virgin Atlantic flights are available to a host of top destinations across the globe inlcuding the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, as well as Europe. Although it has not joined an airline alliance, Virgin Atlantic operates codeshares with Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Delta Air Lines, Jet Airways, Air China, All Nippon Airways and Flybe.

Online check-in

Online check-in opens 24 hours before Virgin Atlantic flights are scheduled to depart. Passengers are required to have their booking reference code in order to do so. While checking in online, passengers will have the option to select a seat for their journey or pay to increase their checked luggage allowance. Once they have checked in, passengers will also be able to print boarding cards for the flight. Online check-in closes 70 before a flight's scheduled departure time. It is also possible for passengers to check in at the airport, either by going to the check-in counter or by using a self-service kiosk.

Hand luggage allowance

Economy and Premium Economy passengers may take 1 item of hand luggage onto their Virgin Atlantic flights with them. The maximum weight for this item is 10 kg, and it must not be larger than 23 cm x 36 cm x 56 cm. For passengers travelling in Upper class, the hand luggage is increased to 2 pieces with a combined weight of up to 16 kg, however the maximum size is still the same for these pieces as it is for Economy passengers. Infants younger than 2 are allowed 1 piece of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 6 kg.

Checked baggage allowance

Checked baggage varies based on the type of Virgin Atlantic booking a passenger has made. There is a limit of 1 piece of luggage weighing up to 23 kg for Economy bookings, 2 pieces each weighing up to 23 kg for Premium Economy bookings and 3 pieces each weighing up to 32 kg for Upper class bookings. 90 x 75 x 43 cm is the maximum size for checked luggage items. Children under the age of 2 are allowed 1 piece of baggage and a collapsible stroller. On top of that allowance, passengers can take up to 23 kg of sports equipment. An excess baggage fee will be charged on any items that exceed the relevant allowance.

Airline Information

  • Airline name: Virgin Atlantic
  • IATA code: VS
  • Year Founded: 1984
  • Headquarters: Crawley, United Kingdom
  • Website: virgin-atlantic.com

Latest customer reviews on Virgin Atlantic flights

2.8 /5
Total reviews based on: 5
London
Harare
Heathrow - Harare ( LHR - HRE )
2.0 /5
Tg
Date 2017-09-12 City London Age 31-50 Class Economy

Seats are too cramped together

2.0 /5
1 reviews
London
New York
Heathrow - John F Kennedy Intl Airport ( LHR - JFK )
3.0 /5
Trish
Date 2017-09-02 City Uk Age 31-50 Class Economy

The food is appalling. The portions are ridiculously small. Talk about price-cutting! On the outbound flight, we got a tasteless green salad. The seats are comfortable and the flight assistants very helpful and friendly.

3.0 /5
2 reviews
London
Johannesburg
Heathrow - OR Tambo International Airport ( LHR - JNB )
2.0 /5
Blonky
Date 2017-04-10 City England Age 51-70 Class Economy

Unable to choose seat with Virgin.

2.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Delhi
Heathrow - Indira Gandhi International Airport ( LHR - DEL )
4.0 /5
PB
Date 2017-04-09 City Bournemouth Age 51-70 Class Economy

Staff very helpful in Delhi, thanks. Special meal was efficient, good.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
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