Virgin Atlantic flies to many of the destinations we offer in the Caribbean – Barbados, St Lucia, Grenada, Jamaica, Tobago and Antigua. Most flights depart from London Gatwick, with additional flights from Manchester and London Heathrow to Barbados available at certain times of year. The airline is a partner of Flybe, allowing passengers to connect from a regional airport to a long haul flight.
There are three classes available on board – Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class – each offering different levels of comfort and service. Below you will find information about the classes available and what you can expect to find on board.
Passengers flying with Virgin Atlantic can check in online where they can print their boarding card or download by email or SMS. Guests who choose to check in at the airport can do so the night before an early flight from London Gatwick, meaning that they only need to get to the airport 50 minutes before their flight.
The Economy cabin is now split into Economy Light, Economy Classic and Economy Delight. However, we do not recommend booking Economy Light as this does not include any checked luggage.
Economy Classic seats have an average seat pitch of 31 inches.
Economy Delight seats offer more legroom with an average seat pitch of 34 inches, while passengers have priority check in and boarding.
The Premium Economy cabin is designed to give you plenty of personal space, with an increased pitch of 38 inches, a seat width of up to 21 inches and a dedicated crew. There are dedicated check in desks at the airport if you haven’t already checked in online, a dedicated bag drop, and priority boarding and disembarkment. Every seat has its own seatback TV with a choice of channels to keep everyone entertained throughout the flight, a magazine with inflight entertainment listings and a Retail Therapy magazine for inflight shopping. Passengers also receive a pre-flight drink and complimentary newspaper, a choice of 3 meal options, after dinner liqueur and a selection of fruit. Meals are served on china with a linen tablecloth.
Premium Economy passengers can choose their seats free of charge, and can check in up to 2 pieces of luggage weighing up to 23 kgs each.
An Upper Class flight might begin with a chauffeur driven car transfer to the airport (this is complimentary for customers booked in the more expensive fare classes). If flying from London Heathrow, you will arrive at the Upper Class Wing where your bags will be whisked away and you’ll be handed your boarding pass. Breeze through the Private Security Channel, and arrive in the award-winning Clubhouse within 10 minutes, where there are full business facilities as well as a stylish bar, swinging chairs, music rooms, salons and even a spa offering complimentary treatments.
There is also a new Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Gatwick’s North Terminal, with a bar offering exclusive cocktails, an extensive menu, a spa offering complimentary treatments and a play area for children.
The luxury continues on board, where each of the spacious seats have direct aisle access, a roomy table with power and a storage area. The seat becomes fully flat at the touch of a button, transforming to become 33 inches wide and 6ft 6 long, and passengers are given a comfortable sleep suit.
A bar area is a great place to meet fellow travellers, chat with the crew, have a drink or something to eat. The inflight entertainment system includes the latest movies, comedy, sports and drama.
In Upper Class there are no set meal times - the Freedom Menu allows passengers to eat what they like when they like, from a quick snack to a full meal. There is a delicious selection of hot and cold dishes available with a restaurant-style table setting, accompanied by signature cocktails and fine wine plus cheese and port to finish. Passengers can enjoy a full breakfast in their seat or may choose to grab a quick snack from the bar just before landing. Passengers arriving at Heathrow can take advantage of the Revivals Lounge to freshen up with a shower, a shave and something to eat ready for your onward journey.
Upper Class passengers can choose their seats free of charge, and can check in up to 3 pieces of luggage weighing up to 32kgs each.
* Please note the length of the bag the passengers can take as a piece of hold baggage has been reduced from 220cm to 190cm and the oversize baggage charge is now £40 for baggage larger than 90cmx75cmx43cm and less than 190cmx75cmx65cm. Any baggage larger than 190cmx75cmx65cm will not be accepted as checked baggage but as freight or cargo only.