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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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Win lounge access for a year

Visiting a No1 Lounge is a great way to unwind before your flight, with a fantastic all-inclusive offering. Settle into comfy sofas with the latest magazines and newspapers, or make use of unlimited WiFi.

Help yourself to a delicious selection of cold food from the Pantry Table, or enjoy a hearty hot dish from the bistro-style menu^. The fully tended bar also offers a range of beers, wines and spirits. Whether you're departing from Gatwick, Heathrow, Edinburgh or Birmingham Airports, there's an award-winning No1 Lounge for you to relax in pre-departure.

As a Flying Club member, you can already earn 350 miles for every visit you book to a No1 Lounge. And every time you book before 30 April 2018, you can enjoy a bonus 100 miles on top, as well as entry into a prize draw to win a year’s pass to No1 Lounges for two people. How fabulous is that?

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Terms and conditions

^style of food offering may differ by location.

1. The prize draw is only open to those aged 18 years and older. 

2. To enter you need to book a No1 Lounge visit by 30 April 2018 to be automatically entered into the prize draw. 

3. A winner will be notified by Virgin Atlantic Flying Club by 9 May 2018 using the email address provided when making the lounge booking.

4. The prize consists of a pair of 12 month passes to: the No1 Lounges located in Gatwick, Heathrow, Birmingham and Edinburgh Airports, Clubrooms in Gatwick & My Lounge in Gatwick North.

5. Neither employees of No1 Lounges or Virgin Atlantic, or any of their subsidiaries and/or agencies associated with this prize draw, nor members of their immediate families (including any live-in partner), nor any person connected with the administration or otherwise of the prize draw are eligible to enter. Any such entries are invalid.

6. There will be one winner who will be contacted as soon as practically possible after the prize draw takes place detailing the time and date the prize draw took place explaining how to redeem the prize and any terms applicable. If contact cannot be made within 14 days of the prize draw, this may result in forfeiture of the prize and a new prize draw will take place.

7. No cash equivalent or alternative prize will be given and the prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable.

8. The prize winner must always be part of the travelling party and complimentary access applies to the prize winner only and one guest. Access is subject to availability at point of requesting access.

9. Standard No1 Terms & Conditions apply, for full terms and conditions please visit no1lounges.com/vfccompetitionterms

Winners Circle

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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.

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

Geoff and Jeanette Hall

On their return, Geoff emailed to tell us:

“Thank you for giving us this wonderful opportunity to experience a little bit of China! We had a great time exploring Shanghai - We went to Old Town (Nanshi) and really enjoyed the peaceful haven of Yu Yuan Gardens and also the Temple of the City God. We loved the French Concession, where we enjoyed the Oolong tea. From there we experienced the Metro at peak time and disappeared down the alleyways of Tianzifang to do a bit of shopping. [And] the food was terrific… We'd like to thank you and Virgin Atlantic for helping us celebrate our 37th Wedding Anniversary in style.”

 

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

 

- Seven days car rental with Alamo in the USA in up to an Intermediate car category. Well done to:

Rajinder Randhawa

 

- A biscotti jar of Joe and Sephs Gourmet popcorn and £10 gift voucher. Well done to:

Sandra Howes

Clare Lyle

Lowri Green

Udalee Satchwell

Colin Bell