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Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard

Posted 19 June

Virgin Atlantic is excited to announce a brand new partnership with celebrity chef and master pâtissier Eric Lanlard. Eric has created a series of bespoke afternoon teas for the London Heathrow Clubhouse and for Upper Class, Premium, and Economy cabins on all day flights worldwide.

Eric will be bringing his award winning culinary experience to the Virgin Atlantic Heathrow Clubhouse, serving afternoon tea between 3pm and 5.30pm daily. This latest addition to the Clubhouse menu can be enjoyed with a pot of tea or Lanson rose champagne and will be served on a bespoke stand filled with items including:

  • Prosciutto, sunblushed tomato and rocket on a stone baked Campagne brown roll
  • Smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill mint mini croissant
  • Broccoli, goat’s cheese and cress savoury tart 
  • Homemade plain and sultana scones with strawberry preserve, lemon and clotted cream
  • Eton mess verrine with strawberry coulis
  • Apple and blackberry cake
  • Dark chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce

Across all three cabins, you'll also get the chance to sample Eric’s signature afternoon tea when flying on day flights. Launching this summer, the 38,000ft high tea will feature handmade sandwiches, scones and an assortment of macarons. This new afternoon tea joins a host of food and drinks already available to you.

Miami Terminal Move

Posted 29 April

All Virgin Atlantic customers  now travelling out of Miami International airport will need to arrive at Concourse H, between doors 24 and 25. You'll find the Virgin Atlantic desks on Level 2 of Concourse H, South Terminal.

Upper Class and Gold card customers will be able to use the Delta Sky Club lounge just after security, at Concourse H.

More information on our shared lounges

Introducing AIR

Posted 21 April

We’ve collaborated with esteemed British scent designer and candle chandler Rachel Vosper to design a bespoke scent to elevate the customer experience on the ground. The unique fragrance embodies warm and exotic notes inspired by the airline’s top destinations, and will be present at various points throughout the Virgin Atlantic experience to inspire feelings of adventure and relaxation.

When designing the fragrance, Rachel carried out a number of workshops and blind tests with people from across the business. She focused on balancing top, middle and base notes, approaching it in much the same way as a winemaker would. Using only the finest European sourced ingredients, Rachel employed traditional methods in her Belgravia boutique, which help to maximise the scent’s longevity. The chosen fragrance was selected as a favourite and the one that most represented our business by 80% of those who participated.

The unique scent of AIR is currently being rolled out to enjoy at check-in, airport gates, Clubhouses and upon boarding your Virgin Atlantic flight. You can also pre-order the candle online at www.retailtherapyshopping.com from 19th March as well as purchase at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses and on-board duty free. The candles are priced at £30 and come in a ribbon-bound handmade gift box.

More choice to India and beyond

Posted 9 April 2018

We’re really excited to announce that we’re expanding our codeshare relationship with Jet Airways to include seven new destinations in India, as well as some further Southeast Asian destinations*. This will give you more opportunities to earn Flying Club miles whilst explore this exciting and varied region.

You’ll now be able to book through Virgin Atlantic to fly to Amritsar, Kochi, Ahmedabad and Jaipur via Delhi (travelling on Virgin Atlantic or Jet Airways aircraft), and to Goa, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Jaipur and Calicut connecting via Mumbai (on Jet Airways only). This means far more choice in terms of the city, airline and flight times.

We’ll also be enhancing our network presence in both Hong Kong and Singapore, with options via both Delhi and Mumbai. As well as this, we’ll add Colombo to our virtual network for the first time by putting our code on Jet Airways’ Mumbai-Colombo services.

*Existing Virgin Atlantic codeshare routes include London Heathrow to Mumbai, and Indian domestic flights between Mumbai/Delhi and Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata.

Learn more about using Flying Club miles with Jet Airways

Virgin Atlantic unveil three new ways to fly

Posted 17 March 2018

We’ve just announced the launch of three new ways to fly economy as part of a multi-million pound investment in the cabin for the 21st century traveller.

Recognising that one size doesn’t fit all, from spring 2018 we’ll introduce ‘Economy Delight, ‘Economy Classic’ and ‘Economy Light’ tickets. The three new ways to fly will allow customers like you to choose the product that suits their budget and travel style – but never compromise on inclusive food and drink, unrivalled service, and inflight entertainment.

As always, our Flying Club members will earn lots of lovely miles and tier points on these services – and there will be some new benefits for you, too. Find out more below.

Flying Club benefits and tiers

New Year, new hair treatments

Updated 27 February 2018

This year, we've introduced a new series of hair treatments for men at our Clubhouse Spas. 

When flying from London Heathrow or New York JFK, men will now be able to enjoy a 30 minutes Olaplex Experience for just £30 (or 15 minutes for £15). Olaplex is a new kind of hair treatment that rebuilds the strength, structure and integrity of hair. 

Together with our new treatments, you’ll also find our new pre-flight trim price plan in place. A Cleanse and Trim will now cost £20 in the UK and $20 at JFK. While a Clipper Cut will be £10 in the UK and $10 in the US.

Discover more about our Clubhouses

Changes to our limo service

Posted 01 February 2018

We’re made a few changes to Upper Class ground transportation offering. From 24 January, some of our Upper Class customers will need to book their chauffeur car service via our preferential rates, as it may not be included as part of their booking anymore.  Only customers with a certain booking class (J, C or D) will be offered the complimentary chauffeur car service.

Other Upper Class bookings (I and Z class) will be able to add on a chauffeur car via our preferential rates at the ‘My booking’ section on virginatlantic.com, or through their travel agent.

Our chauffeur driven car will take you straight through to the Upper Class Wing at Heathrow or drop you off just outside check in at Gatwick. When you arrive at the Upper Class Wing, you can whizz through our Private Security Channel, skipping the queues and enjoy a seamless, stress free journey direct from car to Clubhouse.

Your Virgin Atlantic experience starts as soon as we pick you up.

Around the world with Virgin

Posted 01 February 2018

We're thrilled to announce our new codeshare agreement with our sister airline Virgin Australia.

You can now book with Virgin Atlantic to travel all the way to Australia. Take off from London Heathrow, then connect Los Angeles (for Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane) with Virgin Australia and earn Flying Club miles for the whole journey.

This means you can now, quite literally, travel around the world purely on Virgin airlines. One booking, one check in, one bag drop. A seamless experience with the fabulous Virgin service you know and love.

We offer up to three daily flights between London Heathrow and Los Angeles.

Virgin Australia has 18 services per week from Los Angeles to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.

Learn more about using Flying Club miles with Virgin Australia

New Year, new hair treatments

Updated 27 February 2018

This year, we've introduced a new series of hair treatments for men at our Clubhouse Spas. 

When flying from London Heathrow or New York JFK, men will now be able to enjoy a 30 minutes Olaplex Experience for just £30 (or 15 minutes for £15). Olaplex is a new kind of hair treatment that rebuilds the strength, structure and integrity of hair. 

Together with our new treatments, you’ll also find our new pre-flight trim price plan in place. A Cleanse and Trim will now cost £20 in the UK and $20 at JFK. While a Clipper Cut will be £10 in the UK and $10 in the US.

Discover more about our Clubhouses

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group update

Posted 22 December 2017

The partnership between Virgin Atlantic and Mandarin Oriental  Hotel Group will come to an end on 30 June 2018.  Any existing bookings made and ticketed prior to this date will be honoured.

Flying Club members will be able to earn miles on any bookings for stays until 30 June 2018.

Introducing Departure Beach

Posted 20 July 2017

We all dread the last day of our blissful holiday – the one where you have to check out of the hotel, but still have hours to wait until you need to head to the airport. We all wish we could just have a few more hours of relaxing on the beach… Well, now you can, with Virgin Holidays Departure Beach in Barbados.

We’ll collect you from your hotel after breakfast and drop you at the Departure Beach, and whisk your baggage off to the airport so you don’t have to worry about it. Just relax on the beach, by the full service bar (soft drinks, tea and coffee are all included), have a spot of lunch (also included), or chill out in the air conditioned lounge with TV, games console and kids area, and free WiFi.

We can even check you in and print your boarding pass while you’re at the Departure Beach, so you can wring every last sun-soaked moment out of your holiday.

And if you can’t resist a final dip in the blue waters, we have beach towels for you, plastic bags to store wet swimwear, and lovely showers to rinse off every last bit of sand before your flight.

The Departure Beach opens in Summer 2018, and will cost just £20 per adult and £15 per child.

Competitions

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Buy duty free and win

Retail Therapy your amazing Onboard and Pre-order duty Free service are giving you a chance to win a whopping 50,000 Flying Club miles. Just place a pre-order for duty free for your next flight or choose Home Delivery between 11 April - 30 June 2018. Just enter code WIN50000 at check-out and you will automatically be entered into the draw to win this fantastic prize.

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Win a massive 40,000 miles

On 1 May, 1978, Delta flew from London Gatwick to New Orleans via Atlanta using a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar aircraft. Fast forward to 2018, and Delta flies its popular A330 with upgraded interiors from London Heathrow to Atlanta, New York JFK and Detroit. The airline also serves four other US cities nonstop from Heathrow, as well as JFK from Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

We’re celebrating 40 years of our partner Delta Air Lines® flying to the UK with a miles giveaway. You could boost your Flying Club balance by a massive 40,000 miles – enough for two return reward flights to New York. All you have to do is answer this question:

Which year did Delta first fly from London Gatwick to New Orleans? 

To enter please email ukflyingclubevents@fly.virgin.com with the subject line “Delta” with your name, Flying Club number and the correct answer to the question below by midnight on 6 July 2018. 

1. All entries must be submitted by midnight on 6 July 2018.

2. The prize is non-transferable, non-negotiable, there is no cash in exchange alternative and it cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

3. The winner will be selected completely at random by a third party Promo Veritas and notified via email from Virgin Atlantic by 20 July 2018.

4. This promotion is open to Flying Club members who are residents of the UK, except for employees of Virgin Atlantic or any companies or agencies and families directly connected with the creation and administration of this promotion.

5. Your participation in the competition will allow you one entry into the prize draw. You will not be able to enter the competition more than once.

6. All elements of the prize are non-transferable to another family member or any other names person and cannot be sold, bartered or substituted for any other prize.

7. By entering the competition, the prize winner agrees that Virgin Atlantic shall be permitted to notify on request, the name and area if residence of the prize winner. Plus to have their name featured on the Winners Circle page of our website.

8. If the prize is not redeemed or booking is cancelled by the winner, no alternative tickets/prize will be issued and no compensation and/or refund will be provided.

9. Your prize may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion or promotional fare or vouchers from any third party.

10. No purchase necessary.

11. These Terms & Conditions are subject to English Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

 

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Win a year’s supply of Srixon golf balls

Perfect your swing with the precision designed AD333 Tour - a premium ball designed especially for golfers that don't possess tour level swing speeds but demand the precision of a tour level golf ball. Golfers can expect the AD333 Tour to deliver exceptional total performance from tee-to-green, including tremendous iron distance and tour-level greenside spin control.

Key Technologies:

• Lower-Compression Energetic Gradient Growth Core. The E.G.G. core is easier to compress with lower driver spin for impressive distance and accuracy on full shots. 


• Urethane Cover with Spin Skin Coating. Premium cover and advanced coating promote soft feel with enhanced greenside spin control. 


• 338 Speed Dimple Pattern. The low drag design improves flight performance for longer distance with more control.

To find out more visit www.srixon.co.uk

Fancy winning a year’s supply of the AD333 Tour? Just answer this simple question:

How many dimples does the cover of the AD333 Tour have?

To enter please email ukflyingclubevents@fly.virgin.com with the subject line “Srixon” with your name, Flying Club number and the correct answer to the question above by midnight on 6 July 2018.

1.      All entries must be submitted by midnight on Friday 6 July 2018.

2.      A year’s supply of golf balls is deemed as 12 dozen balls. Golf balls supplied will be Srixon AD333 TOUR.

3.      The winner will be selected completely at random by a third party Promo Veritas and notified via email from Virgin Atlantic by 27 July 2018 and your golf balls will follow in the post shortly after.

4.       The prize is non-transferable, non-negotiable; there is no cash in exchange alternative.

5.      This promotion is open to Flying Club members who are residents of the UK, except for employees of Virgin Atlantic or any companies or agencies and families directly connected with the creation and administration of this promotion.

6.       Your participation in the competition will allow you one entry into the prize draw. You will not be able to enter the competition more than once.

7.       All elements of the prize are non-transferable to another family member or any other names person and cannot be sold, bartered or substituted for any other prize.

8.      By entering the competition, the prize winner agrees that Virgin Atlantic shall be permitted to notify on request, the name and area of residence of the prize winner. Plus to have their name featured on the Winners Circle page of our website.

9.      If the prize is not redeemed, no alternative prize will be issued and no compensation and/or refund will be provided.

10.   Your prize may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion or promotional fare or vouchers from any third party.

11.   No purchase necessary.

12.   Entrants must be aged 18 or over.

13.   These Terms & Conditions are subject to English Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

 

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Congratulations to our latest Flying Club winners!

Remember, this could be you next time; all you need to do is enter our fantastic competitions and keep your fingers crossed.

A mixed case of Virgin Wines worth £177. Well done to:

Paul Ferber

Hilary Draper

 

- A Luxury Wine & Cheese Tasting Experience from Virgin Experience Days. Well done to:

Ashleigh Bunker

 

Return flights to a #OneDay Virgin Atlantic destination of choice. Well done to:

Geoff and Jeanette Hall

 

A year's supply of Srixon golf balls. Well done to:

David Ward-Penny

 

Tickets to the Silverstone F1 Grand Prix. Well done to: 

Lynn Cooper

 

- A VIP trip to London to see Aladdin. Well done to:

Lesley Ringwood

 

A trip to New York. Well done to:

Peter Brear 

 

A VIP shopping experience at Chic Outlet’s Bicester Village. Well done to:

Shiraaz Essop

Jennifer Ball

 

An exclusive party for twenty friends at Hamleys toy store on Regent Street in London. Well done to:

Athina Giralea

 

A two night stay for two at Gleneagles with a superb three-course dinner and full Scottish breakfast each morning. Well done to:

Ken Daly

 

A weekend stay at any DoubleTree by Hilton and a pair of premium tickets to The Luna Cinema. Well done to:

Jonathan Rugg

 

- Red and Silver Flying Club birthday competition winners. Each won Premium return flights to New York and 3 nights in NYC Renaissance hotel for two. Well done to:

Marion Errington

Ken Tompkin

Thomas Warnes

 

- Gold Flying Club birthday competition winner, won two Upper Class return flights and a week on Richard Branson's Necker Island.Well done to:

Jonathan Evans

 

- Two Economy return flights to Chicago and two nights at Virgin Hotels Chicago. Well done to:

Mervyn Smee