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Virgin Atlantic A350 Business Class – 24
Great Deal: Virgin Atlantic Offering 50% Off Award Tickets

Several weeks ago British Airways Executive Club offered 50% off award tickets, and now Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is offering a similar promotion. Virgin Atlantic has launched what's being called its best Black Friday sale ever, and part of that is…

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Virgin Points: Virgin Atlantic’s New Rewards Currency

Virgin Atlantic has today announced a rebranding to its points currency, so let’s talk about that, and what it means for your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles. Virgin Points replace Flying Club miles The Virgin brand has today unveiled its new…

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Virgin Atlantic Pakistan Flights Now On Sale

What a fascinating time in the industry. Rather than seeing airlines slowly add back suspended routes, we're instead seeing airlines launch some surprising new routes. A few weeks ago Virgin Atlantic announced plans to launch flights to Pakistan. Well,…

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Virgin Atlantic 787 Upper Class – 35
Virgin Atlantic Completes Restructuring, Will Lay Off Even More Employees

It's both a good and bad for Virgin Atlantic, as the company's future is secured (for now), but even more employees are being laid off. For quite a while Virgin Atlantic's future was up in the air, as the airline was running out of cash. In mid-July,…

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Virgin Atlantic A330
Virgin Atlantic Introduces Free Coronavirus Insurance

Virgin Atlantic has just become the second global airline to offer coronavirus insurance to passengers, following a similar move from Emirates about a month ago. Virgin Atlantic has today announced plans to introduce free COVID-19 insurance coverage…

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Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 29
Wow: Virgin Atlantic Will Award Tier Points On Reward Tickets

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has today announced some positive updates, including one new industry-first permanent feature that I'm very excited about. Let's start with the most exciting development. As of September 1, 2020, Virgin Atlantic will award…

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Virgin Atlantic A330
Virgin Atlantic Files For Chapter 15 Bankruptcy

A few weeks ago Virgin Atlantic revealed the full details of its planned recapitalization, and this week the airline has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in US courts. What exactly is going on here, and is this as big of a deal as one might think? For…

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Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 29
Virgin Atlantic Secures New Financing

There has been lots of uncertainty about Virgin Atlantic's future. While the airline is resuming service as of July 20 and is undergoing a major restructuring, up until now the airline lacked the financing to continue operations for much longer. Virgin…

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Full Details: Virgin Atlantic Resuming Flights

In March 2020 Virgin Atlantic more or less discontinued scheduled passenger flights in light of the current pandemic. In early June the airline outlined schedules to resume flights to five destinations, and the airline has now revealed plans to add flights…

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Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 29
What’s Going On With Virgin Atlantic Flying Club?

I've received quite a few questions from readers about what's going on with Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, and figured I'd address that topic in this post. For about a week now, it hasn't been possible to log into Virgin Atlantic Flying Club accounts.…

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Virgin Atlantic 787 Upper Class – 4
Virgin Atlantic’s Summer 2021 Schedule

While Virgin Atlantic continues to be on the brink of collapse as the airline looks for new investors, that's not stopping the company from doing some network planning for the future. With the summer of 2020 expected to see very little travel, Virgin…

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Virgin Atlantic 747
Virgin Atlantic Leaving Gatwick, Retiring 747s, Laying Off 3,150 Staff

Virgin Atlantic is still looking for a lifeline, as the airline is weeks away from running out of money. In the meantime, the airline has today revealed what they call the "post-COVID-19 future," and it involves some drastic cuts. Virgin Atlantic notes…

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Virgin Atlantic 787 Upper Class – 3
Must-See: Flight Attendant’s Hilarious Tribute To Virgin Atlantic

This is a sad and scary time in the airline industry. There will be bankruptcies, there will be job losses, and there will be a new normal. I've seen lots of airline employees post messages of solidarity and encouragement, though generally the tone isn't…

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Richard Branson Reportedly Looking To Sell Virgin Atlantic Stake

Well that escalated quickly... About a week ago Richard Branson wrote an open letter, in which he stated that without government aid, Virgin Atlantic will collapse. Virgin Atlantic is 51% owned by Branson, and 49% owned by Delta Air Lines. Virgin Atlantic…

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Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 29
Richard Branson: Virgin Atlantic Will Collapse Without Government Aid

It's not a good few days for airlines. South African Airways is nearing liquidation, Virgin Australia is entering administration, and Norwegian's subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy. We've known that Virgin Atlantic is also in trouble, and today Richard…

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Ana First Class Suite 777 – 2
Booking ANA First Class With Virgin Atlantic Miles: An Incredible Value

While most of us probably aren't going to be traveling anytime soon, there's nothing wrong with starting to think about the award redemptions you're most excited about in the future, or even planning some award travel way in advance. In this post I wanted…

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Virgin Atlantic A330 300
Virgin Atlantic Cuts Chauffeur Service

Well, it looks like another airline is cutting their complimentary chauffeur service for premium passengers... Virgin Atlantic has announced that they'll be cutting their chauffeur service for Upper Class (business class) passengers. This change is being…

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Virgin Atlantic Adds Seasonal Cape Town Flights (Now Bookable With Miles)

Virgin Atlantic has historically been pretty conservative with their growth. For example, within the past year the airline has announced flights to Tel Aviv and Sao Paulo, and by their standards that's some pretty strong growth. Last week the airline…

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Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 29
Now Live: New Air France-KLM & Virgin Atlantic Partnership

In early February 2020, Delta, Air France-KLM, and Virgin Atlantic, finally launched their new transatlantic mega joint venture.┬áPreviously Delta had two separate transatlantic joint ventures -- one with Virgin Atlantic, and one with Air France-KLM.…

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Air France-KLM, Delta, And Virgin Atlantic Launch New Joint Venture

The wait is finally over, and this joint venture, which has been in the works for years, is now live. Back in 2017 it was first announced that Air France-KLM, Delta, and Virgin Atlantic, intended to launch a mega joint venture. At the time this was also…

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Filed Under: Air France/KLM, Delta
Virgin Atlantic Arrivals Lounge – 8
Review: Virgin Atlantic Arrivals Lounge London Heathrow

I had a bit of time before connecting to my next flight, so upon landing I decided to visit the Virgin Atlantic Revivals Lounge. I reviewed this lounge back in 2011, so was curious to see how it was holding up, and was eager to compare it to the Aer…

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Virgin Atlantic 787 Upper Class – 3
Review: Virgin Atlantic 787 Upper Class Business Class

Having recently reviewed Virgin Atlantic's A350 business class, I figured it made sense to also review their 787 business class. Virgin Atlantic doesn't have any immediate plans to introduce their new business class seats on the 787, so how does the…

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Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Boston – 8
Review: Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Boston Airport

I kicked off the international portion of my trip by flying Virgin Atlantic's 787-9 Upper Class from Boston to London. Virgin Atlantic operates their own lounge in Boston, which I looked forward to visiting, since Clubhouses are among the best business…

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