Virgin Atlantic Reservations
In the Face of the Ordinary, Virgin Atlantic Flys! Crawley, England, is home to Virgin Atlantic Reservations Limited, the company that operates the reservation under the Virgin Atlantic brand. From London Heathrow and Gatwick, the reservation flies to destinations in the United Kingdom, North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. In addition to Manchester and Glasgow Airport, the reservation has two other hubs. As of 2012, Virgin Atlantic Reservations has more than 5.4 million passengers on board, making it the seventh-largest UK reservation in terms of passengers. Passengers, goods, and mail may be transported on Virgin Atlantic's planes with a Type A Operating License from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
An American lawyer and a former Laker Reservations chief pilot, Randolph Fields and Alan Hellary founded the British Reservations-branded Virgin Atlantic in 1984. On June 22nd, 1984, the first flight from Gatwick to Newark departed. Since its start, Virgin Atlantis' journey has been nothing short of a roller coaster, with numerous highs and lows along the way.
At the end of November, Virgin Atlantic had a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with an average age of nine and a half years. A Boeing 787-9 version was first flown by British Reservations as its first European carrier in October 2014. The Airbus A340-300 aircraft will be phased out of commercial service shortly. While Virgin Atlantic Reservations currently operates a 23-aircraft fleet, an order has been made for a further 15 Boeing aircraft, with delivery set to begin in October 2014.
- Some of the honours the firm has earned since 1986 are listed below.
- The 2013 recipient of the prestigious ORA Prix d'Or
- In 2012, the Chartered Institute of Marketing's Travel Industry Group Awards was named Travel Brand of the Year.
- 2011 Passenger Choice Awards for Europe's Best Reservation Passenger Experience Organization (APEX)
- This year's Travel Agent Choice Awards have named United Reservations the best scheduled transatlantic reservation and the best scheduled Caribbean reservation.
- 2009 British Travel Awards: Best Business/First Class and Best Scheduled Long-Haul Reservation
- World Travel Awards 2009: Best Transatlantic Reservation and Best Travel Commercial "
Destinations and Routes
In this day and age, Virgin Atlantis flies to 32 different locations in 32 continents and countries worldwide. In addition, sixteen airports across the globe are codeshare partners of Virgin Atlantic.
Passengers may choose from a variety of check-in options at Virgin Atlantic Reservations. Mobile check-in is accessible up to two hours before departure and offers seat map and selection choices as well as mobile check-in. The boarding card may be downloaded from the reservation's website 2 hours before release. Self-check-in kiosks are offered at airports in the United States and the United Kingdom. Passengers must arrive at least 2.5 hours before departure time to check in for a flight and may check up to nine individuals at a time. A twilight check-in option is available at Gatwick Airport for people who want to fly early in the morning. Passengers who choose the twilight check-in option must show up 50 minutes before takeoff the next day with their boarding cards.
Traveller's Load and Per Diem
There is a free baggage allowance of just two bags weighing 23 kilograms on flights inside the country. The free baggage allowance for international flights is one 23-kg bag for economy, two 23-kg bags for premium economy, and three 32-kg bags for the upper class. In addition to a stroller and car seat, an infant's luggage limit is one (no more than 23 kg). Guests can check in one piece of hand luggage with a maximum size and weight of 23 x 36 x 56 cm (9 x 14 x 22 inches). For UK departures, the oversize baggage cost is GBP 40; for US flights, the price is USD 60. The USD 60 charge will be translated into the local currency for departures outside the United Kingdom and the United States. When flying internationally, excess baggage is USD 85 per additional bag when booking online and $100 at the airport. Extra baggage fees for domestic flights are $52 when purchased online and $60 at the airport.
Virgin Atlantic Reservations offers three class options: economy, premium economy, and higher class. Upper-class passengers get access to a chauffeur-driven vehicle and a seat that can be entirely turned into a bed. There is a separate check-in facility for premium economy passengers, and the seats are broader with more legroom. Personal entertainment systems are standard across all classes of service on Virgin Atlantic. For free, travellers may choose their favourite seat when check-in opens 24 hours before the flight's departure. However, a cost of up to £25 will be imposed if you book a separate seat 336 days before your journey. In addition, you may upgrade from a lower class of travel to a higher rank at an extra cost.
Fees for Making a Reservation
Within 24 hours after purchasing a flight with Virgin Atlantic Reservations, travellers can cancel the reservation without penalty. Virgin Atlantic charges a 1.5% credit card processing fee for flights leaving the United Kingdom. Tickets that allow a refund of the fare have the charge refunded. There will be a cost if you need to make a date change or cancel your tickets within 24 hours of booking your reservation. There is a cancellation cost of £30 for changes to flights originating in the United Kingdom or US$50 for changes to flights originating elsewhere, whichever is greater.FAQs
Is COVID-19 (coronavirus) affecting Virgin Atlantic flights right now?
Virgin Atlantic Reservations may be impacted depending on the destination's entrance criteria. Our live COVID-19 travel map is an excellent resource if you're planning a trip with Virgin Atlantic Reservations.
To what destinations does Virgin Atlantic fly?
There are 34 destinations served by Virgin Atlantic, including London Heathrow, Manchester, and New York JFK airports.