Introduction to Virgin Atlantic Airways
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 planes are towed to the runway to save fuel, and have aircraft that receive 20% of their power from plant based biofuels - this is all in an attempt to reduce greenhouse gasses.
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, and Los Angeles to London Heathrow, and from Las Vegas and Orlando to London Gatwick. Virgin offers three distinct classes of service. Their Economy class cabin was one of the first to offer personal entertainment systems in every seat, a service copied by dozens of other international carriers since. Virgin also a Premium Economy cabin that offers dedicated check-in service, priority boarding, 38 inch seat pitch, and stylish purple leather seats. And last but certainly not least, Virgin's renowned Upper Class offers a seemingly endless perks including virtually private "suites".
Virgin Atlantic Airways Travel Experience
Virgin Atlantic Airways operates a three-class configuration: Economy, Premium Economy, 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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Check-in & Baggage
Economy and Premium Economy passengers can proceed with one item of hand luggage, weighing a maximum of 10kg.
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