Virgin Atlantic will begin to fly its new Upper Class (Business Class) on the new Airbus A350-1000 on its London-New York route from early September. According to AusBT, the introductory flight arrangements are as follows:

From 10th September to 24th September

  • VS153 London Healthrow to New York JFK (Dep 1330, Arr 1645)
  • VS138 New York JFK to London Healthrow (Dep 1900, Arr 0720)

From 25th September

  • VS137 London Healthrow to New York JFK (dep 1150, arr 1450)
  • VS138 New York JFK to London Healthrow (Dep 1900, Arr 0720)

The above flights will be operated 6 times weekly with the A350. As Virgin Altantic will progressively receive 4 A350’s by the end of 2019 and 8 more by 2021, we can expect more A350’s on the London – New York route in the future.

Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class

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Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic A350-1000

Configured in the 1-2-1 seat arrangement, all 44 Upper Class seats will face towards the window, an improvement from the current aisle facing seat arrangement. Additionally, each seat features a cocktail table, shelving and a tray to store personal items.

a woman in a red suit standing in a cabin
The Loft at Virgin Atlantic A350-1000

The Loft is a new social space for up to eight customers, it will feature a 32 inch touchscreen monitor and eight Bluetooth audio jacks to allow passengers to view content together. The introduction of seat belts in The Loft will mean that passengers will no longer have to head back to their seats if turbulence strikes.

You Can Redeem Your Points to Fly The New Upper Class

There are several award spaces if you want to try the new Upper Class on the A350-1000. For instance, you can redeem through:

  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club for 47,500 miles and £446.72 taxes and surcharge
  • Delta Sky Club for 86,000 miles and $5.60 USD taxes