Find out about our seats and cabins

Economy

Economy Classic offers the great value service you know and love, with options to upgrade your seat or travel light.

 

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Economy Light

Standard seat without a hold bag or seat selection. 

 

 

Seating pitch up to 31 inches

 

1 x 10kg hand luggage

 

Economy Classic 

Our standard seat which includes free seat selection and a hold bag. 

 

Seating pitch up to 31 inches

 

Choose seat at any time

 

1 x 10kg hand luggage

 

1 x 23kg checked baggage

 

Economy Delight

Extra legroom seat, hold bag, free seat selection and priority boarding

 

Seating pitch up to 34 inches

 

Choose seat at any time

 

1 x 10kg hand luggage

 

1 x 23kg checked baggage

 

Premium check in

Premium

With dedicated check-in, large leather seats, additional legroom and premium cuisine, it's the little extras that make a big difference.

 

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Seating

 

Seating pitch up to 34 inches

 

Choose seat any time

 

Extra large leather seat

 

Baggage

 

1 x 10kg hand luggage

 

2 x 23kg checked baggage

 

Priority baggage delivery

 

Included extras

 

Premium check in

 

Priority boarding

 

Upgradable with Virgin Points

 

Upper Class

Enjoy the Clubhouse, dedicated check in, private security and a fully flat bed in a space to call your own. For work or pleasure, Upper Class is something special.

 

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Seating

 

Fully flat bed

 

Extra large leather seat

 

Choose seat any time

 

Find out about our brand new Retreat Suite, exclusive to our A330neo aircraft

Baggage

 

1 x 10kg hand luggage

 

2 x 32kg checked baggage

 

Priority baggage delivery

 

Included extras

 

Upper Class check in

 

Fast track security

 

Exclusive access to Clubhouse

 

Priority boarding

 

Upgradable with Virgin Points

 

Compare seats and cabins

Want to know what you're missing out on? We've listed the features and services across all our seats and cabins, including baggage allowance and in-seat power options.

 

Compare seats and cabins

How to upgrade

 

There are three ways to upgrade before heading to the airport, or you can choose to upgrade at check in.

Pay for an upgrade


You're a VIP and deserve the best. Upgrade to something a little more 'je ne sais quoi'.

 

Treat yourself

Upgrade with points


If you've got Virgin Points, we've got a Reward Seat with your name on it.

 

You've earned it

Bid for an upgrade


What would you pay for an upgrade? Name your price - we might just say yes.

 

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Seating to suit everyone

 

The seating layout may differ slightly from one aircraft to the next, but there are always seats near exits, behind bulkheads and towards the front of the cabin. You can view your seat or make a new selection in My Booking.

Extra leg room

If you'd like extra leg room in Economy, book Economy Delight. You'll also get priority check in and boarding too!

Don't worry if you've already booked Economy Light or Economy Classic - You can upgrade to Economy Delight in My Booking

Exit row seats

These seats offer a large amount of leg room but you'll need to open the exit door unaided in an emergancy situation.

This means exit row seats are only suitable for fit and able bodied passengers  aged 16 or over on the day of travel. Exit row seats are not suitable for passengers travelling with infants.

Preferred Seats

Preferred seats are available at an extra charge, so if you'd really like to secure a seat towards the front of Economy or Premium, this is the way to go.

Flying Club Gold, Delta Diamond and Delta Platinum members can select Preferred seats free of charge at any time, just make sure your membership number is added to your booking.

Unavailable seats

Front row seats behind each cabin divider are kept for passengers travelling with little ones who may require cots, and for anyone with special requirements.

You can choose available seats from the seat map when you book or in My Booking, but if you are flying with a baby or have special assistance needs, you can find out more below.

 

Your seating questions answered

Good to know

If you're not sitting behind another seat, you'll find the entertainment screen stored in your arm rest.

When you book your flight or log in to My Booking you’ll be able to select your seat from the seat map.

Standard seats can be selected free of charge. Unless you’re travelling in Economy Light, where your seat will be assigned at check-in.

If you’ve booked Economy Light and want to select a seat, you can pay to select a Standard/Preferred Seat.

If you want to select a Preferred Seat or an Exit Row seat, these seats are chargeable and the price will show when you hover over them.

We’ll always do our best to give you your chosen seats but sometimes we have to make changes for operational reasons.

If you’ve already chosen your seats, you can change your mind at any time before checking in. To change your seat selection, log in to My Booking.

Your new seat must be located in the same cabin as before, or you can choose to upgrade for an additional cost.

If you originally paid the extra charge for a Preferred seat, you could move to a different Preferred seat in the same cabin for free. The extra charge will be refunded if you pay to upgrade cabin, however, charges for Preferred seats are not refundable if you later choose a non-Preferred seat in the same cabin.

We're usually able to honour seat selections but there are occasions when we need to shuffle things around due to an aircraft change or other operational reasons.

On the occasions where it’s necessary to move your seat, we will always try and match your seat and your party to a like for like location and seat type.

Sometimes this isn't possible if the aircraft configuration changes or we need to prioritise seating for customers with special requirements.

You can view your seats at any time and change them to other available seats in My Booking.

We're usually able to honour seat selections but there are occasions when we need to shuffle things around due to an aircraft change or other operational reasons.

On the occasions where it’s necessary to move your seat, we will always try and match your seat and your party to a like for like location and seat type.

Sometimes this isn't possible if the aircraft configuration changes or we need to prioritise seating for customers with special requirements.

You can view your seats at any time and change them to other available seats in My Booking.

If you paid to select your seat, but didn’t receive that seat type, you may be eligible for a refund. See section below: 'How do I rebook or request a refund?'.

There can be a number of reasons why seats aren't available on the seat map:

 

  • Occupied: Someone else has chosen this seat
  • Preferred: There is a charge to select this seat

Any charges for choosing a Prefered seat are refunded automatically in these situations:

  • When as a result of operational, safety, security or other circumstances we are unable to deliver the pre-assigned seat(s) or need to change seat assignments and we are unable to offer a Comparable Alternative (as detailed in section 8 of our seating terms and conditions) a full refund will be given.
  • When a flight is cancelled by Virgin Atlantic and passengers are re-protected on alternative Virgin Atlantic flights where Comparable Alternative seats cannot be offered and/or Advanced Seat Assignment is unavailable.
  • When a flight is cancelled by Virgin Atlantic and passengers are re-protected on alternative flights on other airlines
  • Passengers who are denied boarding due to flight over sales may be offered Advanced Seat Assignment on their alternative travel date if the new flight is operated by Virgin Atlantic and there is availability.  If there is no availability on the alternative Virgin Atlantic flight or passengers are re-protected on another airline, a full refund including any taxes paid will be given.  

Otherwise, charges to choose a Preferred seat are non-refundable.

 

To claim a refund for seats, upgrades or excess baggage, please complete our our Refund form.

If you need to rebook or have another enquiry, see our Contact forms.

We aim to automatically process seat refunds 14 days after you’ve travelled.