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Why fly with Virgin Atlantic

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With exceptional customer service, the latest innovations, and a world-class status to match, let the Virgin experience delight you

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From extra legroom in Economy to fully-flat beds in Upper Class, you have more space to stretch out, unwind and enjoy your flight.

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You can look forward to gourmet, three-course meals and limitless refreshments throughout your flight. Inflight dining has never been this good!

Virgin Atlantic is an independent airline based in the UK servicing South Africa on the Johannesburg to London, and Johannesburg to New York routes. In the summer months, Virgin Atlantic offers direct flights from Cape Town to London Heathrow. The airline operates scheduled flights to South Africa on a daily basis and is popular for flights to London.

Virgin Atlantic is the second-largest long-haul carrier in the UK that offers a fantastic travel experience! It is led by intrepid business tycoon, Richard Branson, and their journey to become one of the world’s largest international airlines is a very interesting story.

After starting operations in 1984 with a flight from London, Gatwick – Newark, New Jersey, Virgin Atlantic expanded to become one of the most sought-after global airliners. Their far-reaching network ensures that they are able to offer affordable flights to almost anywhere in the world.

Book Virgin Atlantic flights to New York, Dubai, London and other exciting places!

Popular cheap flight routes with Virgin Atlantic are from Johannesburg to London and Johannesburg to New York.

Baggage allowances when travelling on Virgin Atlantic:

Economy Light: no checked bags, only 10kg hand luggage

Premium Economy: 2 bags x 23kg each

Upper Class: 3 bags x 32kg each

Infants receive a full 23kg baggage allowance. Passengers travelling with infants or children can bring a fully collapsible pushchair and car seat, in addition to their 23kg luggage allowance

Travellers will be required to scan their own boarding pass and hold up their passports for inspection.

Virgin Atlantic online check-in for all flights opens 24 hours before the scheduled departure and closes 70 minutes before. It’s the easiest and most convenient method that will save you plenty of time.

Virgin Atlantic also has a wide range of check-in options to suit almost every need including:

• Mobile check-in

• Mobile App

• Mobile boarding pass

• Kiosk check-in (closes 60 minutes before departure)

• Special check-in (Gatwick, Disney World & Hong Kong)

Please check your booking confirmation for more details specific to your trip.

Step into a world of relaxation and class and be welcomed by the unrivalled hospitality and friendliness of the crew on board Virgin Atlantic, who go above and beyond to deliver an unforgettable experience. Sit back and relax in the ultra-stylish economy cabins where you can enjoy a choice of complimentary three-course meals and drinks, while their onboard Wi-Fi and over 300 hours of inflight programmes keep you entertained throughout your flight.

Safety Measures:

• Onboard HEPA filters extract more than 99% of air particles, including viruses and bacteria.

• Passengers are required to wear masks during the flight.

• All surfaces like security trays, check-in stations, tray tables and screens are meticulously sanitised before every flight.

• Expect a temporary alternative to their usual meal service, to enable minimal interaction.

• All passengers will be given a health pack onboard, complete with face masks, surface wipes and hand sanitiser.

Economy Light:

• 10kg hand luggage

• Includes all meals, drinks and snacks

• Access to the Revivals Lounge and Clubhouse (Gold members)

• Perfect for quick business trips

Economy Classic:

• Free seat selection

• 1 x 23kg checked luggage

• Includes all meals, drinks and snacks

• Extra legroom (Gold members)

• Access to the Revivals Lounge and Clubhouse (Gold members)

Economy Delight:

• Free seat selection

• 1 x 23kg checked luggage

• Includes all meals, drinks and snacks

• Extra legroom with 34-inch seat pitch

• Priority boarding and check-in

• Access to the Revivals Lounge and Clubhouse (Gold members)

For extra comfort, upgrade to a more premium experience in Upper Class. Ensure a smooth journey with priority check-ins and bookings, before stretching out in a wide leather seat as you enjoy a choice of dishes from the premium menu. Upper Class makes your journey effortless by offering personal chauffeur car services and a luxurious lounge, taking passengers to another level of sophistication and relaxation.

The Upper Class Experience:

• Personal check-in and baggage drop at Heathrow's Upper Class Wing

• Access to the Clubhouse to enjoy complimentary dishes, drinks and spa treatments

• Uniquely-crafted designer menu, complemented by world-class wines and cocktails

• Fully flat beds

• Luxury amenity kit and sleepwear

• Access to the Revivals Lounge at Heathrow

• Complimentary transport on the Heathrow Express (for London arrivals)

Virgin Atlantic will advise when they will resume flights to the UK for all South African travellers.

Value Adds with Virgin Atlantic

South African passport holders can transit in the UK without a transit visa if they are travelling to: the USA & Canada and departing within 24 hours of arrival in the UK.

Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner

With the new Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner, the journey can be as enjoyable as the destination. With award-winning leather seats, mood lighting to minimise jet lag, Wi-Fi on-board and fresher cabin air than ever, you'll arrive feeling refreshed and ready to make the most of your trip. A more sustainable aircraft with a higher fuel efficiency, the 787 Dreamliner has fewer moving parts, making it more reliable getting you to your destination on time, every time.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Heathrow Airport

The Clubhouse offers a one-of-a-kind experience for its Upper Class passengers. From the moment you step in, the Virgin's friendly staff are there to greet and assist you with whatever you need. Grab a fresh snack from the deli, order anything off their impressive a la carte menu and relax in style as you wait to board your flight. While your devices charge, recharge yourself with a hot shower, spa treatment or hair cut at their famous Wellness Spa. Step onto your flight refreshed for the journey ahead.

Virgin Atlantic
IATA code: VS
Hub airport: London Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester (MAN
Alliance: N/A
Loyalty program: Flying Club
Inflight magazine: Vera

The information on this page is correct as of date of publishing. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, Travelstart takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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