Find out about our seats and cabins

Economy cabin

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. 

 

 

seat icon Seating pitch up to 31 inches

 

change icon Seat assigned at check in, or add at anytime for a fee*

 

1 x 10kg hand luggage

 

Economy Classic 

Our standard seat which includes a hold bag. 

 

seat icon Seating pitch up to 31 inches

 

change icon Seat assigned at check in, or add at anytime for a fee*

 

hand baggage icon 1 x 10kg hand luggage

 

baggage icon 1 x 23kg checked baggage

 

Economy Delight

Extra legroom seat, hold bag, and priority boarding

 

seat icon Seating pitch up to 34 inches

 

change icon Seat assigned at check in, or add at anytime for a fee*

 

baggage icon 1 x 10kg hand luggage

 

baggage icon 1 x 23kg checked baggage

 

check in icon Premium check in

*Excludes bookings from the US. Please note that advance seat assignment fees are non-refundable. See full terms and conditions.

Premium cabin

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 38 inches

 

Choose seat at 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 cabin

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

 

2 pieces weighing max 12kg per bag and max 16kg combined

 

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.

If you would like to see the plane you are flying on in more detail or all our planes click here. You can also check out the seat map by selecting the plane type you are flying on. This can be found on your ticket.

Seating

  Economy Light Economy Classic Economy Delight Premium Upper Class
Seat type Standard Standard Extra legroom Extra large, Leather, Extra legroom Extra large, Leather, Extra legroom, Fully flat bed
Seat selection Select standard seat at check in, or at any time for a fee* Select standard seat at check in, or at any time for a fee* Select extra legroom seat at check in, or at any time for a fee* Select Premium seat any time Select Upper Class seat any time
Width of seat 17-17.9 inches 17-17.9 inches 17-17.9 inches 18-21 inches 20-22 inches
Recline 4-6 inches 4-6 inches 4-6 inches 7-8 inches Flat when in bed mode
Seat pitch Up to 31 inches Up to 31 inches Up to 34 inches Up to 38 inches Up to 6 foot 7 inches in bed mode
USB power
Wireless Charging ✅* ✅*
AC power

 

110V AC UK/US plug*

 

110V AC UK/US plug*

 

110V AC UK/US plug*

 

110V AC UK/US plug

 

110V AC UK/US plug

Blanket and pillow
Headphones Standard Standard Standard Premium Premium
Entertainment Screen
Screen size Up to 13.3 inch touchscreen Up to 13.3 inch touchscreen Up to 13.3 inch touchscreen Up to 13.3 inch touchscreen Up to 18.5 inch touchscreen. Up to 27 inch touchscreen in The Retreat Suite*

*Available on A330neo aircraft only

Baggage

  Economy Light Economy Classic Economy Delight Premium Upper Class
Hand luggage 1 x 10kg 1 x 10kg 1 x 10kg 1 x 10kg 2 pieces weighing max 12kg per bag and max 16kg combined
Checked baggage 1 x 23kg 1 x 23kg 2 x 23kg 2 x 32kg
Baggage delivery Standard Standard Standard Priority Priority

Additional baggage allowance can be purchased at check in

Food and drink

  Economy Light Economy Classic Economy Delight Premium Upper Class
Dining Standard Standard Standard Premium Upper Class
Special meal requests

Included extras

  Economy Light Economy Classic Economy Delight Premium Upper Class
Refunds or changes

Refunds - No

Changes - Yes, refer to fare rules

Yes - Refer to fare rules Yes - Refer to fare rules Yes - Refer to fare rules Yes - Refer to fare rules
Check in Standard Standard Premium desk Premium desk Upper desk
Security Standard Standard Standard Standard Fast-track, private
Clubhouse or partner lounge access

Flying Club benefits

  Economy Light Economy Classic Economy Delight Premium Upper Class
Upgrade using Virgin Points
Earn Virgin Points 25% 50-100% 150% 100-200% 200-400%
Earn Flying Club tier points 25 25-50 50 50-100 100-200

Virgin Points earn percentage is for base flown miles.

Upgrading using Virgin Points is subject to Reward Seat availability.

How to upgrade

There are three ways to upgrade before heading to the airport, or you can choose to upgrade at check in. Check out our Upgrades and extras page for all you need to know.

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!

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.

Exit row seats

If you don’t mind putting in a little extra legwork for some extra leg room, then these are the seats for you. 

In the unlikely event of an emergency, we’ll ask you to open the exit door. Because of this, we’re only able to offer these seats if you’re 16+, have full mobility and aren’t travelling with little ones.

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

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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.

If you are flying in our Economy cabin, you can choose your seat for free at check in*, or at any time for a fee.**

If you are flying in our Premium or Upper Class cabins, you can choose your seat for free at any time.*

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

*If you are flying in Economy or Premium and want to select a Preferred Seat or an Exit Row seat, this will incur an additional charge.

**Excludes bookings from the US.

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. If you later choose a non-Preferred seat after you have already paid you will not receive a refund.

If you pay to upgrade your cabin, the extra charge will be refunded.

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 request a refund for a seat?'.

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
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You can receive a refund of any charges for Preferred seats in these situations:

  • Result of operational, safety, security or other circumstances and we’re unable to deliver the pre-assigned seat(s).
  • The need to change seat assignments and we’re unable to offer a Comparable Alternative. (See section 8 of our seating terms and conditions).
  • A Virgin Atlantic flight is cancelled and you are changed to an alternative Virgin Atlantic flight. If the Comparable Alternative seats cannot be offered and/or Advanced Seat Assignment is unavailable.
  • A Virgin Atlantic flight is cancelled and you are moved to an alternative flight on another airline.
  • You are denied boarding due to flight over sales you may be offered Advanced Seat Assignment on your alternative travel date. This is subject to the new flight being operated by Virgin Atlantic and there is availability. 

More on refunds can be found here.