Virgin Atlantic Upper Class from London £995

Virgin Atlantic has just launched a sale for its Business Class product from different destinations from London. Travelling can be a bit uncertain at the moment and as airlines are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, they are doing all they can to build passenger confidence. Whether it’s the right time to book or travel is very personal, but we thought a good flight deal is still tempting to consider!

If you’re interesting in what the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class from London experience is like, have a look at our flight review from London to Los Angeles.

Virgin Clubhouse at Heathrow is still closed so the fringe benefits of pre-travel are still unavailable. As Virgin Atlantic has relocated to Heathrow Airport Terminal 2, Upper Class passengers can access the Plaza Premium Lounge.


Return prices in Upper Class from London Heathrow

  • Asia
    • Hong Kong – £1,856
  • Caribbean
    • Barbados – £1,352
  • India
    • Delhi – £1,149
    • Mumbai – £1,149
  • Israel
    • Tel Aviv – £995
  • South Africa
    • Johannesburg – £1,766
  •  USA
    • New York – £1,199
    • San Francisco – £1,475
    • Los Angeles – £1,499

The Catch

There is good availability from March 2021 onwards, and changes are permitted. The important consideration is whether the borders are open to UK travellers for the different countries. Will the FCO advice invalidate your insurance? Are there mandatory COVID test/quarantine when you arrive? All important questions.

Travel between the UK and USA is currently heavily restricted. Journeys for the purposes of tourism are not currently permitted in either direction. This policy may change in the longer term but is likely to remain unchanged for the foreseeable future. We have a post where you can keep an eye on the travel restrictions between the UK and popular destinations. If you’re travelling for a reason that will permit you entry to the USA, the US deals are worth taking a look.

Travel Dates

There is good availability on most routes from March 2021 at the sale price. To use the sale you must travel before 21 September 2021.

Small Print

  • Departure points: London
  • Book by: 3 November 2020
  • Travel until: 21 September 2021
  • Minimum stay: 1 day, to include a Sunday night.
  • Weekend departures: Yes
  • Sectors: 1 each way
  • Booking class: Z
  • Miles: Upper Class (classes I & Z): 200% (equates to around 16k points)
  • Stopovers: two permitted
  • Refundable: Yes – without penalty within 24 hours of reservations (so long as it’s not a week before your travel date)
  • Changes after booking: Administration fee applies

You may cancel your booking without penalty within 24 hours of making your reservation as long as that reservation is made one week or more prior to a flight’s scheduled departure.

Administration fees may apply in the event of cancellation.

How to Book

Use Google Flights calendar feature to find the cheap travel dates. Handily, you can then complete the booking directly through Google (read more about how that works here).

GoogleFlights showing good availability in March and April 2021 to Barbados

Where to credit the Points?

As a high points-earning revenue fare, we’d recommend crediting them to Virgin Flying Club. Delta, KLM and AirFrance are joint venture partners, so Flying Blue may be more suitable.

BG1 Verdict

If you’re willing to take a gamble on travel restrictions being lifted by your travel date, we think these are OK prices. However, given that the Virgin Clubhouse is still closed, and you don’t get the benefits of using the private wing at Heathrow terminal 3. This may diminish the whole experience of flying Virin’s Upper Class product. Things might change next year, but it’s a risk that you’ll need to take.

BG1 Tip

If you’re travelling to the US and hoping to bag a deal, the British Airways Luxury sale, may be better. With the lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5 open, and First Class deals available, it may just be a better experience.

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