About Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic

What you need to know before Flying Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic is a British airline that was originally founded by Randolph Fields and Alan Hellary, to start flying between London and the Falkland Islands.

Once the name changed to Virgin Atlantic Airways, Fields sold his shares to Sir Richard Branson. Virgin Atlantic flies daily from Cape Town and Johannesburg is one the most popular for flights to London.

Virgin Atlantic with its new and larger fleet flies to North America, Africa, Caribbean, Asia and the Middle East from two airports in the UK: Heathrow and Gatwick. You get three cabin types: Economy, Business Class and First Class.

You can now search, compare and book a cheap flight with Virgin Atlantic from Johannesburg to London and Johannesburg to New York. Book your Virgin Atlantic tickets on Low Price Flights to New York, Dubai, Barbados and other many other destinations.

  • Economy Class to London Heathrow: 1 bag at 23kg
  • Economy Class to the USA: 2 bags at 23kg each
  • Premium Economy: 2 bags at 23kg each
  • Upper Class: 3 bags at 32 kg each
  • Hand Luggage: 10kgs each

Carry-on luggage dimensions are 23cm x 36cm x 56cm.

Passengers with an infant or child are allowed a collapsible stroller and car seat.

 

Online

Online Check-In opens from 24 hours before departure.

When you Check-In Online you can also:
  • View and change your seat.
  • Upgrade your seat.
  • Add baggage.
  • Print or download your boarding pass.
With the App

Check-in via the mobile app which you can download from the App Store or Google Play.

At the Airport

Check-in counters close 60 minutes before departure.

Dining On-Board

Virgin Atlantic's Chefs are always thinking, creating and curating gourmet award-winning food dishes for every flight. Passengers may not be aware but Virgin Atlantic's ingredients are sourced responsibly and often referred to as Thought Food. Together with the Sustainable Restaurant Association, Virgin Atlantic produced a sourcing and preparation list of sustainability principles for their onboard food. 63% of the food is provided by suppliers who meet all of the criteria.

In-Flight Entertainment

  • A large 26 cm digital screen in Upper Class
  • 22 cm screen in Premium Economy and Economy
  • 300 hours of digital content
  • 14 channels of Audio and a jukebox with over 45 CDs
  • A wide selection of audiobooks
  • 15 computer games
  • A Quick Find facility
  • A dedicated Kid's Zone
  • Send emails and SMS messages.
  • IMAP flight tracking

Virgin Atlantic Destinations

Virgin Atlantic has codeshare agreements with:

Virgin Atlantic Destinations

Virgin Atlantic has codeshare agreements with:

In-Flight Entertainment

  • A large 26 cm digital screen in Upper Class
  • 22 cm screen in Premium Economy and Economy
  • 300 hours of digital content
  • 14 channels of Audio and a jukebox with over 45 CDs
  • A wide selection of audiobooks
  • 15 computer games
  • A Quick Find facility
  • A dedicated Kid's Zone
  • Send emails and SMS messages.
  • IMAP flight tracking

Virgin Atlantic Reservations: +27 11 340 3400

Flight Information: +27 11 978 6000

Official Website: www.virgin-atlantic.com/

Virgin Atlantic Online Check-In: www.virgin-atlantic.com/online check-in

Check Your Flight Status Here: www.Virgin Atlanticair.com/flightstatus

Virgin Atlantic Baggage Services: +27 11 340 3400

Flying Club Helpline: +27 11 340 3535

Opening Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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