Virgin Atlantic News

Virgin Holidays joins Amazon Alexa

Virgin Holidays joins Amazon Alexa

2nd Mar 2017 Videos

Virgin Holidays has launched a brand-new skill for Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa. The integration allows holidaymakers to ask Alexa to search Virgin Holidays for their next trip through devices including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot – hands-free speakers that are controlled by your voice.

Virgin Atlantic becomes first UK airline of offer TSA Precheck

Virgin Atlantic becomes first UK airline of offer TSA Precheck

27th Jan 2017 Airline News

Virgin Atlantic has become the first UK airline to participate in the USA’s transportation security administration’s TSA Precheck system. Virgin Atlantic customers enrolled in TSA Precheck can skip the slower security queues and enjoy a faster, easier security screening process when departing from US airports.

Unite strikes pay deal with Virgin Atlantic

Unite strikes pay deal with Virgin Atlantic

18th Jan 2017 Airline News

Pay for thousands of Virgin Atlantic Airlines crew has taken off after constructive negotiations between Unite and Virgin delivered a pay deal worth more than double the current rate of inflation for thousands of cabin crew and significantly above inflation for on-board managers.

Virgin Atlantic launches Flybe codeshare operations

Virgin Atlantic launches Flybe codeshare operations

9th Jan 2017 Airline News

Sottish travellers can now book flights to international destinations including Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, and Dubai – thanks to closer cooperation between Virgin Atlantic and Flybe. From today customers will be able to book tickets to travel from Edinburgh and Aberdeen with Flybe, and connect onto Virgin Atlantic flights at London Heathrow.

All change as major carriers switch terminals at Gatwick

All change as major carriers switch terminals at Gatwick

23rd Dec 2016 Airline News

Three of Gatwick’s major carriers will move terminals in January. British Airways will move to the South Terminal, Virgin Atlantic will move to the North Terminal, and easyJet, which currently operates out of both terminals, will consolidate its operation in the North Terminal.

Virgin Atlantic to bring festive feast to skies

Virgin Atlantic to bring festive feast to skies

21st Dec 2016 Airline News

Customers jetting off with Virgin Atlantic this week can expect a festive feast in the sky – as the airline prepares to serve 27,000 Christmas dinners at 38,000ft. Between December 24th-26th customers will be treated to a complimentary three course Christmas meal including turkey and all the trimmings.

Virgin Atlantic to add new Los Angeles flights from spring 2017

Virgin Atlantic to add new Los Angeles flights from spring 2017

28th Nov 2016 Airline News

Beginning May 2017, Virgin Atlantic will fly three times a day between London Heathrow and Los Angeles, creating greater choice of flights for customers during the peak summer travel season. All three services on this route will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft - Virgin Atlantic’s most fuel-efficient aircraft, offering three cabin classes, including fully flat bed and aisle access seats in Upper Class.

Virgin Atlantic offline as IT upgrade begins

Virgin Atlantic offline as IT upgrade begins

12th Nov 2016 Airline News

Virgin Atlantic will implement an upgrade of its IT systems over the weekend, designed to further improve the airline’s travel experience for its customers, providing them with more choice and better service. The upgrade will mean that, for a short window, customers will not be able to purchase flights or change any reservations on virginatlantic.com, the mobile app, via travel agents or through the airline’s customer service centre.

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic expand Jet Airways codeshare deal

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic expand Jet Airways codeshare deal

1st Nov 2016 Airline News

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic have announced expanded cooperation with Jet Airways to provide convenient codeshare connections for customers between key destinations across North America and India via London Heathrow. Effective tomorrow, Jet Airways customers flying between India and North America will be able to connect through London Heathrow on to nine US destinations operated by Delta.