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7 Reasons to Fly With Virgin Atlantic

  • By Christopher da Costa
  • Published 25 August 2022
  • Revised 07 July 2023
7 Reasons to Fly With Virgin Atlantic
  • By Christopher da Costa
  • Published 25 August 2022
  • Revised 07 July 2023
7 Reasons to Fly With Virgin Atlantic
  • By Christopher da Costa
  • Published 25 August 2022
  • Revised 07 July 2023

Every year, we fly over 300,000 people to their favourite destinations across the US. From Orlando’s roaring rollercoasters to silent ocean sunrises in Miami. Or the bright lights of New York’s Times Square to stargazing in Hawaii and losing track of time. America is the Land of Opportunity for travel dreams too. And yet, once you’ve made the hard decision of where to visit first, one question still remains: “Who should I fly with?"

As three-time winners of Best Holiday Company to the USA, here's 7 reasons why Virgin Atlantic flights take our packages to new heights in 2023 and beyond…

Direct Flights, Trusted for Decades  

Economy Class

For over 30 years, Virgin Atlantic has been one of the world’s favourite long-haul airlines. And today, they fly to over 30 of the world’s favourite destinations. An open secret to Virgin’s success is its exceptional, award-winning customer service. Virgin Atlantic staff are renowned for providing a happy atmosphere that perfectly suits the fun nature of their family-friendly destinations.
And in just over 9 hours, you can awake under the clear horizons of the Sunshine State. We offer direct Virgin Atlantic flights to Orlando (MCO) and Miami (MCO) from London Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester Airport (MAN) – just to name a few options.

Complimentary Drinks & Delicious Food

Premium Economy Class

Fly in style throughout your flight with complimentary drinks - including wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks.Plus, there are three tasty meals to choose from – including a vegetarian option. Not to mention the added dessert and hot chocolate service. 

On every flight, Virgin also offer tailored kids meals, including baby meals (for those under 12 months old) and children’s meals (for those aged between 12 months to 12 years old). 

And when everyone is done with their main meal, there might still be room for a snack or two. Especially when you can indulge in ice cream, popcorn and sweets during Virgin’s famous inflight entertainment. But more on that next… 

Entertainment for All Ages

Economy Class

“I’m bored.”

Those two infamous words no parent wants to hear when travelling. This is where Vera comes in. She’s Virgin’s babysitting/all-encompassing entertainment programme.

As soon as kids step onboard, they’re given a complimentary backpack filled with lots of fun activities and games. On the back-seat TV, there’s also child-friendly movies, TV, audio and games. For older children (and the young at heart), look no further than Virgin’s Family genre. 
And of course, there's the biggest blockbusters, best boxsets, and hottest new music for adult-appropriate content too. Not sure what to pick? Look for the Vera Loves heart symbol to see hand-picked, extra-special entertainment you wouldn’t want to miss. 

For a small fee, you can also stay connected in the air. As soon as it’s safe to do so, simply enable Wi-Fi and head to virgin-atlantic-wifi.com where different bundles are available.

Complimentary Overnight Amenity Kits

Upper Class

It’s the little things that matter, especially in the confined space of an aircraft overnight. Thankfully, passengers in all classes receive a complimentary Amenity Kit when travelling to the USA with Virgin Atlantic.

If travelling Economy, your Amenity Kit will include a toothbrush, mini tube of Virgin toothpaste, pen, earplugs, eye mask and socks - everything you possibly need for a comfortable journey.

Exceptional Economy Class Seating

Economy Class

So far, we have detailed the exceptional entertainment, service and beverages available in Economy Class. Yet the seats themselves deserve a special mention. A 31-in seat peach, with an adjustable headrest and armrest, offers a spacious experience.But, if you still want a little extra legroom, you can book exit row seats to ensure total comfort while flying. 

Whichever row you choose, you’ll have also In-seat Power. That means you can keep your portable electronic devices running via a USB socket or a universal receptacle for US, EU or UK plugs. 

Fantastic Upgraded Cabin Options

Upper Class

Ocean Florida family holidays don’t have to sacrifice any luxury. And for less than you might expect, you can opt for a seat in Virgin Atlantics Premium Economy or Upper Class Cabins. Here, you can experience a dedicated check-in, priority boarding, and a pre-flight glass of bubbly. 

There’s also even more space to relax, on a purple leather seat that’s one of the biggest in its class – at up to 21in (53cm) wide, with a 38in (95cm) seat pitch. You can also kick back on its footrest and headrest.

For dinner, the stereotype of bad aeroplane food transforms into fine dining with a five-star Atlantic view. You can choose from three delicately prepared meals, all served on China plates alongside stainless steel cutlery and linen. 

Then, once you’ve landed, you and your bags are one of the first off the aircraft, ready to start your holiday off on the right foot.

Partnership with Delta Airlines

Virgin’s long-standing partnership with Delta Airlines connects you to the most popular destinations, more often. In North America alone, they can take you to over 200 destinations in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. From putting on your cowboy boots in Nashville, Tennessee to walking on the beach barefoot in Barbados – you can see the USA your way. 

You can also expect a wide choice of flight times, for example, there are up to seven conveniently timed, daily direct flights to New York JFK from London Heathrow.

Whatever your dream holiday may be, we can make you fall in love at first flight. Plan up to 2026 departures with guaranteed prices and secure your booking with a low deposit today.

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