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Virgin Atlantic Airways

16,098 reviews
Headquarters: Manor Royal, Crawley, Crawley England RH10 9NU
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About Virgin Atlantic Airways
Headquarters: Manor Royal, Crawley, Crawley England RH10 9NU

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British-based Virgin Atlantic (VS) flies to about 30 destinations within the United Kingdom, elsewhere in Europe, and in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America and the Caribbean. Its aircraft have a three-cabin configuration: Upper Class (Business Class), Premium Economy Class and Economy Class. The Upper Class cabin has seats that convert into flat beds, and passengers also have access to a chauffeur transfer service and the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounges. Virgin Atlantic has three operating bases: London Gatwick Airport (LGW), London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Manchester Airport (MAN).
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Hasselvoss wrote a review 14 Apr
Coventry, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
New York City - London
International
So we flew to New York for a holiday for me and my partner , is a great trip 7 hours before we are due to fly home the flight is cancelled They then say they will rebook us on a new flight to hear nothing for hours , checked the app to find out we have been booked on one 20 hours later and have now seated us apart even though we booked 8 months ago to guarantee we are together. When I queried this I was told “seats are not guaranteed” but wouldn’t do anything to assist , we couldn’t downgrade as premium economy has 2 bags with a higher weight limit compared to economy so would of ended up costing us to downgrade. So we where stuck with no options and absolutely no help given The flight is fine if you get what you booked but would not recommend these guys to anyone
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Date of travel: April 2024
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H7913ZCpaulo wrote a review 14 Apr
Southampton, United Kingdom11 contributions22 helpful votes
London - Memphis
International
Got to airport and because I have a new passport my esta for entry to USA was null and void, UK passport office could attach a circular to new applications explaining the fact!! Jackie Andrews in customer services was brilliant. She explained by predicament , helped with applying for new esta and although I missed my original flight she booked me on the next available flight. She made a stressful situation tolerable with her professional and calm manner. Jackie Andrews is a credit to herself and Virgin Airlines. Thank you so much.
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Date of travel: April 2024
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porchaYorkshire wrote a review 14 Apr
yorkshire8 contributions9 helpful votes
Bridgetown - Manchester
International
After putting in a bid to upgrade for 2 people, a few days layer we received an email advising we had been outbid, so suggest we up our bid, we did & of course got our upgrade, only to find on boarding virgin airline we were no seated together, although hostesses were very helpful there was no way we could be seated adjacent to each other.this bidding system is a complete farse,don't be tempted to try it after all you have to pay for everyone in your booking & seats are allocated at check-in only. Virgin has gone down in our estimation, the premium cabin is certainly not worth the extra expense. & no-one really cares in customer service. Shall be flying with another airline next time. Virgin should take note as there is a lot of ill feeling on this site.
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Date of travel: March 2024
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Helen H wrote a review 12 Apr
Fleet, United Kingdom34 contributions44 helpful votes
Orlando - London
International
Fantastic experience on a 21 day old plane - "Wendy Darling." The plane is very new that everything was extremely fresh and shiny - the entertainment screen was very responsive and a great size with lots of options for movies and tv. The meals we had were pre-ordered and were excellent - piping hot and fresh and a decent portion size. We also loved the pre departure welcome drink and the fact that we had priority baggage which meant we could check in earlier than economy class. The crew were excellent - friendly, professional and courteous. I also loved the fact that there was a tailcam on this aircraft which was great to watch during take off and landing. Ample room in the seat area and charging points for headphones and phones etc. I would defo recommend bringing your own noise cancelling headphones as the ones offered are not noise cancelling.
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Date of travel: April 2024
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Ben K wrote a review 12 Apr
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London - Orlando
International
Called the Customer Service desk today and the experience was absolutely amazing! There was no hold waiting time at all and I got through to the loveliest guy called Gareth who was incredibly friendly, answered all of my questions in depth and helped me set up my Flying Club with my flights even though there were issues on the site! Absolutely fantastic customer service going above and beyond! Thank you Gareth :)
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Date of travel: April 2024
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Hasselvoss wrote a tip 14 Apr
"Choose any other airline "
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porchaYorkshire wrote a tip 14 Apr
"Don't fly with any expectations "
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Helen H wrote a tip 12 Apr
"Bring your own noise cancelling headphones and pre order your meals so you can be sure you get what you would like."
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Bob L wrote a tip 8 Apr
"Ask for help. Be patient."
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SLPER72 wrote a tip 8 Apr
"Don’t book premium with Virgin , waste of money as seats cramped with no legroom "
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