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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:

Latest customer reviews on Virgin Atlantic flights

3.2 /5
Total reviews based on: 11
Heathrow - OR Tambo International Airport ( LHR - JNB )
2.0 /5
Date 2017-04-10 City England Age 51-70 Class Economy

Unable to choose seat with Virgin.

2.0 /5
1 reviews
New York
Heathrow - John F Kennedy Intl Airport ( LHR - JFK )
3.0 /5
Bendy wendy
Date 2017-04-10 City Manchester Age 51-70 Class Economy

Outward bound superb service and pleasant staff. Return flight poor quality service and very unpleasant staff.

3.5 /5
2 reviews
Heathrow - Indira Gandhi International Airport ( LHR - DEL )
4.0 /5
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
Heathrow - Hartsfield Jackson ( LHR - ATL )
5.0 /5
Date 2017-03-20 City Croydon Age 51-70 Class Economy

well commended however there are still areas to be improved the headrest on the plan was very uncomfortable for me.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
San Francisco
Heathrow - San Francisco Intl Airport ( LHR - SFO )
1.0 /5
Date 2017-03-20 City London Age 31-50 Class Economy

I could not check in online, which meant I spend 45 minutes waiting for someone to answer my call. In the end I gave up but I image I have been charged £10 my the effort. I was so angry that I will never book through you again. I would rather pay extra and be able to talk to a human when things go wrong which they sometimes do.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Fort Myers, FL
Heathrow - Sw Florida ( LHR - RSW )
4.0 /5
Date 2017-03-20 City Seaford East Sussex Age 51-70 Class Economy

The delta flights were excellent. Staff very helpful. The virgin flight was second rate

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Kailua - Kona, HI
Heathrow - Keahole ( LHR - KOA )
5.0 /5
Date 2017-03-18 Class Economy

First time flying with delta, very impressed

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Washington, D.C. (Arlington County), VA
Heathrow - Dulles Intl ( LHR - IAD )
1.0 /5
Date 2017-03-10 City UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

Virgin cancelled my return flight ten hours before my scheduled departure from Washington Dulles - they bumped me onto a United Airlines flight leaving the following morning, 14 hours after my scheduled departure, arriving at 9:00 PM instead of 7:AM and causing me to lose a day's important business. Virgin has made no attempt to compensate me for my loss, and when I applied for compensation under EU provisions Virgin has offered the excuse that a crew member wa unwell. It is hard to see a) how a replacement could not be found for an unwell crew member with ten hours' notice. The United flight that I got on the following morning - which was also carrying the other Virgin passengers, presumably - was only about 10-15% full, so if I were a conspiracy theorist I'd be tempted to say that Virgin had an empty flight and it was cheaper to cancel and bump us than fly an empty plane across the Atlantic. Terrible service - probably will not fly Virgin again, and will be posting my experience on social media.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Heathrow - Miami International Airport ( LHR - MIA )
3.0 /5
Date 2017-01-18 City Uk Age 51-70

It wasn't virgin Atlantic it was delta, which was fine. Good aircraft, nice staff, good food. Delayed at Detroit partly due to tragic events in Florida but also due to extra mail put onboard, bizarre ! This meant aircraft being brought back to the air bridge for extra fuel.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Heathrow - Murtala Muhammed ( LHR - LOS )
3.0 /5
Date 2016-12-06 Age 31-50 Class First Class

The quality is different compared to a similar flight to another destination.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
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