Founded in 1984 Virgin Atlantic Airways is a British Airline with its head office based in Crawley, London. Using a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircrafts, the airline flies from its main bases in London Heathrow and London Gatwick, as well as its secondary base in Manchester, to destinations in North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Virgin Atlantic was formed by mega-mogul Sir Richard Branson in 1984 and specializes in long haul flights from London to North America, Africa, Middle East, and Asia. US passengers are connected to Virgin's worldwide network with flights from New York (JFK), Newark, Boston, Washington Dulles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas to London Heathrow, and Orlando to London Gatwick. Virgin offers three distinct classes of service. Virgin Atlantic now offers 3 different Economy products. When you choose to fly Virgin Atlantic Economy, you'll enjoy all the creature comforts we've become famous for, with more choice and control over the features you layer on top. Economy Delight means you can speed through the airport by using Premium check in desks, enjoy priority boarding, and get first dibs on overhead storage before settling into your extra legroom seat with 34" seat pitch. Economy Classic comes with advanced seat assignment included*, so there's no worries about paying extra to get the seats you want, next to the people you want. And if you're happy to pack less, Economy Light means you still get everything you’d expect on a great flight - but at a price you wouldn’t. All our new Economy services include delicious food, entertainment and irresistible personal service. Whichever you choose, you can start your journey quickly and easily by checking in online 24 hours before departure.
Virgin Atlantic Airways operates a three-class configuration: Economy, Premium, and Upper Class. Frequent flyers can earn air miles as they travel, which can be redeemed against flight upgrades or reward flights.
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Economy and Premium passengers can proceed with one item of hand luggage, weighing a maximum of 10kg.
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