Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic.

To Book Flights CLICK HERE

For Virgin Atlantic Special Offers CLICK HERE

Manage your Flights.
Virgin Atlantic offer you more ways to check in and keep the time spent at the airport to an absolute minimum, including Online Check In, Print Boarding Pass and more. Online check opens up 24 hours before departure.

You are able to book your seats for your flight up to 336 days in advance.
The following seats are free to select - Upper Class and Premium Economy.
Economy seats attract a charge for advance booking as follows:-

Economy £30
Economy Exit Seats £50
Economy Extra leg Room £40
These prices are per leg not for the round trip.

Flying Club members can book their Economy seats free 72 hours before departure. Non Flying Club members can book for free 24 hours before departure

Manage Your Flights - Click HERE. From the Manage Your Flights link you can select your seats, (remember that these are not definite and Virgin may amend your seat allocation up until check in. With this in mind it is advisable to check your seats from time to time ahead of your departure date.

You can pre book your meal option for each passenger on Virgins website

Baggage Allowances (taken from Virgin Atlantic webpage 2nd January 2017)
Hand luggage click here

Checked In (Hold) luggage click here

Note Infants too young for their own seat on the aircraft (travelling on the lap of a parent or carer) can have one piece of hold baggage weighing up to 23kg, and one piece of hand baggage weighing up to 6kg. No extra baggage allowance to be purchased for infants.

Extra Baggage details here

Additional items you can take with you
Virgin allow you to take the following onboard in addition to the hand luggage allowances above:
  • Your handbag, pocketbook or purse, as you would normally use it (in other words, not just being used to contain items that would otherwise be regarded as baggage).
  • Your coat or wrap.
  • Your umbrella or walking stick (these cannot be pointed or sharp).
  • A small camera and/or pair of binoculars.
  • A reasonable amount of reading matter for the flight.
  • An infantís food (for consumption on the flight).
  • A small amount of duty free goods.
  • Headphones for onboard use (theyíll need the standard 3.5mm jack).
If you bring large electrical items with you (such as laptops), please remember that youíll need to remove them from your bag for security screening. Youíll be asked to place them in a tray so they can be clearly scanned.

Mobility aids such as walking aids and manual collapsible wheelchairs can also be taken on-board some of our flights. Where space isnít available onboard your wheelchair will be placed in the hold and brought out first after landing so that it is ready for you at the gate or baggage reclaim area, depending on the security rules at the airport. Bear in mind that theyíll need to be x-rayed or searched thoroughly at security, though.

Seat Upgrades

You might be able to upgrade your seats using money or Virgin 'Miles', if this is your intention you should consider doing it sooner rather than later as only a certain number of seats are allocated for this.

Consider also the "Class" of your ticket. Some ticket types cannot be upgraded at all, and others have restrictions. If you are considering an upgrade, check carefully with Virgin as to what and when you are able to do.

It is virtually unheard of for Virgin to offer any complimentary upgrades from Economy to Premium, or Premium to Upper Class.

Virgin Atlantic Aircraft and Routes

VS015 London Gatwick (LGW) - Orlando (MCO)
Aircraft = Boeing 747
Distance = 4340 miles approximately

VS016 Orlando (MCO) - London Gatwick (LGW)
Aircraft = Boeing 747
Distance = 4340 miles approximately

VS027 London Gatwick (LGW) - Orlando (MCO)
Aircraft = Boeing 747
Distance = 4340 miles approximately

VS028 Orlando (MCO) - London Gatwick (LGW)
Aircraft = Boeing 747
Distance = 4340 miles approximately

VS049 London Gatwick (LGW) - Orlando (MCO) - Seasonal only
Aircraft = Boeing 747
Distance = 4340 miles approximately

VS050 Orlando (MC) - London Gatwick (LGW) - Seasonal only
Aircraft = Boeing 747
Distance = 4340 miles approximately

VS071 Glasgow (GLA) - Orlando (MCO)
Aircraft = Boeing 747
Distance = 4115 miles approximately

VS072 Orlando (MCO) - Glasgow (GLA)
Aircraft = Boeing 747
Distance = 4115 miles approximately

VS073 Manchester (MAN) - Orlando (MCO)
Aircraft = Boeing 747
Distance = 4225 miles approximately

VS074 Orlando (MCO) - Manchester (MAN)
Aircraft = Boeing 747
Distance = 4225 miles approximately

VS075 Manchester (MAN) - Orlando (MCO)
Aircraft = Boeing 747
Distance = 4225 miles approximately

VS076 Orlando (MCO) - Manchester (MAN)
Aircraft = Boeing 747
Distance = 4225 miles approximately

It should be noted that all Virgin 747's operating the U.K. - Orlando route have now been refurbished albeit there are slight variations in the cabin layout between aircraft e.g. lavatory positions etc.

The Glasgow flights are fulfilled by Virgin aircraft that transit both before and after the flight either from Manchester or Gatwick albeit that part of the journey is without passengers.

On certain occasions Boeing 747 aircraft are replaced by Airbus aircraft for operational reasons.

Inflight Entertainment Systems

Virgin Atlantic have several different inflight entertainment systems installed within their aircraft.

To See inflight entertainment details CLICK HERE

VERA On Demand (Originally V:Port)

This system is onboard 747-400s and A340-600s. It offers Video on Demand where passengers can watch or listen to what they want and can start, pause or rewind their chosen movie, TV show or CD. What it features:

10.4 inch screen in Upper Class
9 inch screen in Premium Economy / Economy
300 hours of Video on Demand content
14 channels of Audio on Demand and a jukebox with over 45 CDs ranging from Chopin to Elvis Presley to PJ Harvey. Passengers can listen to an entire CD or just an individual track.
A selection of audio books
15 computer games, of which 3 are multi-player and one, Battlemail Kung-fu, has been developed exclusively for Virgin
A Quick Find facility that allows passengers to look for films starring their favourite movie star, comedy shows or language programming
A dedicated Kidís Zone that has itís own menus and contains programming suitable for children and a parental block
The system will allows passengers to send emails and SMS messages.
IMap is a brand new fully interactive map application - not only can passengers track their flight, but they can also roam around the world, zoom in on different destinations and points of interest.

Email and Intranet was promised as "coming soon" as far back as 2003, but has yet to materialise.

The VERA On Demand system is on all A340-600 series and certain 747-400 aircraft.

Registration Aircraft Name Aircraft Type
G-VROC Mustang Sally 747-41R
G-VWOW Cosmic Girl 747-41R
G-VBIG Tinker Belle 747-4Q8
G-VFAB Lady Penelope 747-4Q8
G-VHOT Tubular Belle 747-4Q8
G-VSUN Rainbow Lady A340-311
G-VBLU Soul Sister A340-642
G-VBUG Lady Bird A340-642
G-VEIL Queen Of The Skies A340-642
G-VFIT Dancing Queen A340-642
G-VFIZ Bubbles A340-642
G-VGAS Varga Girl A340-642
G-VRED Scarlet Lady A340-642
G-VWEB Surfer Girl A340-642
G-VWIN Lady Luck A340-642
G-VWKD Miss Behavin A340-642
G-VYOU Emmeline Heaney A340-642

VERA Touch (Originally JAM)
This system is onboard A339-300 aircraft. It extends the features of V:PORT with a touch-screen, the ability to plug in your own portable devices and rate content. What it features:

Premium Economy also features touchscreen handset
iTunes-like carousel interface
Rate movies and TV Shows
'Play' your own content through USB
Movies, games, TV shows and Sky bulletins

The VERA Touch system is on all A330-300 aircraft plus "Gatwick/Man 747's"

Registration Aircraft Name Aircraft Type
G-VAST Ladybird 747-41R
G-VXLG Ruby Tuesday 747-41R
G-VGAL Jersey Girl 747-443
G-VLIP Hot Lips 747-443
G-VROM Barbarella 747-443
G-VROS English Rose 747-443
G-VROY Pretty Woman 747-443
G-VGBR Golden Girl A330-343X
G-VGEM Diamond Girl A330-343X
G-VINE Champagne Belle A330-343X
G-VKSS Mademoiselle Rouge A330-343X
G-VLUV Lady Love A330-343X
G-VNYC Uptown Girl A330-343X
G-VRAY Miss Sunshine A330-343X
G-VSXY Beauty Queen A330-343X
G-VUFO Lady Stardust A330-343X
G-VWAG Miss England A330-343X
G-VAHH Dream Girl B787-9
G-VNEW Birthday Girl B787-9
G-VOOH Miss Chief B787-9
G-VWHO Mystery Girl B787-9
G-VYUM Ruby Murray B787-9
G-VZIG Dream Jeannie B787-9
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