Many travelers are choosing first class tickets when planning their vacations to ensure that they arrive well rested and ready to begin their time off. First class cabin amenities offer passengers a long list of extras that make their flight a luxurious experience. Traveling in Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class (first class) cabin will have you looking forward to your flight as much as any other part of your vacation. First class cabin amenities begin with a chauffeured driven car to the airport, followed by expedited check-in at the airport and use of Virgin’s stylish clubhouses and lounges. First class seats in the first class cabin are roomy leather seats that lay completely flat so you can sleep on your flight. First class cabins amenities and first class seats are constantly evolving and being upgraded adding items to their long list of services offered. Check with your travel agent or travel website for a complete list of services available.
Preflight Amenities and Extras
Before you head to your gate to preboard your flight, make sure you stop in at Virgin’s clubhouses and lounges. An attendant will check you in and track your flight status for you. You can enjoy a gourmet meal, order a cocktail or glass of wine, settle in at one of the workspaces to finish work projects, and in some cases, even get a haircut (yes, some Virgin lounges include a hair salon). Once its time to preboard your flight, you will be notified by the lounge attendant and if needed, arrangements can be made to take you to your gate.
Inflight First Class Cabin Amenities
Upper class (first class) on a Virgin Atlantic flight means every seat has aisle access and every seat converts into a fully flat bed with the touch a button. The seating areas are spacious enough for a traveling companion or colleague to join you. Each seat has plenty of room for storage and the entertainment system includes a long list of movies, television programs, and games. If you feel more like socializing with other passengers, Virgin Atlantic’s first class cabins are equipped with an onboard bar that is perfect for socializing and networking. You can stay connected with in-seat power sources. Your seating area also has an ottoman and small work table.
Virgin offers a gourmet meal menu in the first class cabin. Innovative chefs create a dining experience offering a varied menu to please any palate. The menu includes traditional British favorites, including afternoon tea and cooked breakfasts. If you have dietary restrictions, Virgin can accommodate these too. There is also an a la carte menu made fresh to order and a cheese trolley. Virgin has created an incredible wine list that pairs perfectly with the gourmet menu. Sample signature clubhouse cocktails, champagne, tea, and coffee too.
Virgin first class amenities begin with full-service dining in the lounge at the airport, as well as beverages and quick bites and snacks. You’ll enjoy champagne when you board, be offered a varied menu inflight and enjoy the luxury table settings using designer linens. The onboard bar also offers snacks, sweets, and fruit along with drinks.
Virgin’s menu options were created to suit your body clock and therefore, vary based on the time of day. Night passengers in first class enjoy an express menu that is quick and light, perfect before going to sleep for the night. In the morning a full English breakfast is served and their Graze menu is always available for ordering when hunger strikes. Finger sandwiches and a selection of cakes prepared by award-winning chefs are available in the afternoon.
Virgin Atlantic flies to destinations including the UK, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Their fleet includes Boeing 747-400s to Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow, and Belfast; Boeing 787-9, Airbus A340-600, Airbus A330-300, and the Airbus A330-200.
In 2013, Delta Airline took a 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic. They purchased the large chunk of shares from Singapore Airlines for $360 million dollars.
Virgin Atlantic was the first airline to offer seatback televisions in all of its seats regardless of fare. Which is a fun thing but they also were the first to carry defibrillators on board its aircraft.
Always trying to one-up other airlines in clever and fun ways, Virgin Atlantic in 2014 offered all first class passengers limited edition onesies.
Virgin Atlantic’s most popular routes are London to New York, London to Los Angeles, London to Shanghai, London to Dubai and London to Hong Kong.
For more information on Virgin Atlantic’s business class cabin amenities and business class seats, check the Virgin website or consult with your travel agent. Business class cabin amenities and business class seats vary based on destination and aircraft.