Super hip doesn’t have to mean super expensive, so discount travel through Virgin Air is easier to come by than you may think! Considered one of the world’s coolest airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited is owned by none other than billionaire Brit Sir Richard Branson and his wildly successful Virgin Group. Virgin Air’s main hubs are located in the UK at London’s BAA Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport (LGW), as well Manchester International Airport. Virgin Air serves 30 destinations around the globe with a fleet of more than 35 airplanes. Virgin Air destinations include: Antigua, Barbados, Boston, Cape Town, Chicago, Delhi, Dubai, Grenada, Havana, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Kingston, Lagos, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Mauritius, Miami, Montego Bay, Mumbai, Nairobi, Nassau, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, St. Lucia, Sydney, Tobago, Tokyo, and Washington.
In addition to it’s Australia-based sister company Virgin Blue, Virgin Atlantic’s network includes code-sharing relationships with Continental Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Air China. Through code sharing, Virgin Air can sell tickets on other network flights, meaning it can offer potential passengers more destinations (and more discounts).
The Virgin Air website has an excellent special offers section which highlights exclusive Virgin Air offers, partner offers, deals, and promotions. In general, potential passengers can expect to find nearly a dozen discount travel opportunities on Virgin Air or other partner airlines as well as offers for Flying Club Members, Virgin Atlantic Upper Class members, upgrades to premium economy, and some of the very best deals on travel to and from London. It is not uncommon to find discount fares to London for as low as $231! To enjoy discount travel on Virgin Air, visit the Virgin Air website and click the special offers tab or you can shop and compare at any of the discount booking search engines listed below.
About the Virgin Atlantic Airways Experience
Virgin is all about entertainment, and the company’s airline is no exception to this rule. Virgin Atlantic Airways’ aircraft feature festive decor (in shades of red and purple), as well as exclusive clubhouses onboard, onboard laptop, and three different cabin types to suit a wide variety of tastes and budgets. Virgin Atlantic Airways classes include: Economy, Premium Economy, and the Upper Class Suite. Virgin’s Economy Class is like no other. It features am average seat pitch of 31 degrees, a free amenity kit (eyeshades, socks, toothbrush and toothpaste), seat back TVs and video games, video-on-demand, kosher, Gluten-free, vegetarian, and medical meals, free newspapers, and a free goody bag for kids.
Premium Economy features a seat width of 21 inches and a seat pitch of 38 inches, premium dining served on china dinnerware with after dinner liquer, as well as priority boarding, priority disembarkment, and priority baggage claim. And finally, the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Suite features chauffeur service to and from the airport, and a full onboard suite that features a seat that converts to a totally flat, super-wide bed complete with duvet and turn down service, extra large table, private power source, guest seating for onboard meetings, and a personal wide screen entertainment system with a wide variety of movies to choose from and more than 43 channels on the menu. Upper Class Suite also offers an elegant menu featuring fine cuisine and a nice selection of wine and champagne, as well as an onboard bar/lounge.
Virgin Atlantic Airways Headquarters
Crawley Business Quarter, Manor Royal
West Sussex RH10 9NU, United Kingdom