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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

3.3 /5
Total reviews based on: 15
London
Minneapolis
Heathrow - Minneapolis - St Paul Intl Airport ( LHR - MSP )
3.0 /5
Olay
Date 2017-12-07 City London Age 31-50 Class Economy

No entertainment on flight. System was broken

3.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Atlanta
Heathrow - Hartsfield Jackson ( LHR - ATL )
5.0 /5
jo
Date 2017-12-03 City East CSussex Age Over 70 Class Economy

Lovely trip Wonderful and helpful staff

5.0 /5
1 reviews
London
San Antonio, TX
Heathrow - San Antonio Intl ( LHR - SAT )
5.0 /5
Denny
Date 2017-11-14 City UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Excellent price

5.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Lagos
Heathrow - Murtala Muhammed ( LHR - LOS )
5.0 /5
Saidat yekinni
Date 2017-11-12 City Essex Age 51-70 Class Economy

It was pleasant

3.2 /5
5 reviews
London
New York
Heathrow - John F Kennedy Intl Airport ( LHR - JFK )
5.0 /5
Sam T
Date 2017-11-06 City Uk Age 31-50 Class Economy

All went very smoothly

4.0 /5
2 reviews
London
Amritsar
Heathrow - RAJA SANSI ( LHR - ATQ )
1.0 /5
Larry
Date 2017-11-05 City UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

The connecting flight to Amritsar was missed due to a bad connection

1.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Detroit
Heathrow - Detroit Metro ( LHR - DTW )
5.0 /5
Norway
Date 2017-10-25 City London Age 51-70 Class Economy

Great

5.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Las Vegas
Gatwick - Mccarran International Airport ( LGW - LAS )
1.0 /5
tfspaul
Date 2017-10-09 City hertfordshire Class Economy

shocking flight had a very irrate drunk women behind pulling on my seat for almost 10 hours and swearing at her family members also behind me and the staff somehow didnt spot this and supplied her more booze before they realised with just 3 hours left how much of a state she was in at which point the puking began! luckily US immigration spotted her state and put her into interview room

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester
Kansas City, MO
Manchester International - Kansas City International Airport ( MAN - MCI )
4.0 /5
Alf2365
Date 2017-09-27 City England Age 51-70 Class Business Class

We flew with Virgin then Delta...Delta are an absolute waste of time. The ground staff at Atlanta are not interested in any problems you may have including finding hotels etc after THEIR plane broke down and made you miss the connection to UK

4.0 /5
1 reviews
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
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