Virgin Atlantic to double cabin baggage over Christmas, organises festive choir

Virgin Atlantic is planning to double the complimentary baggage allowance on its domestic service, Little Red, from Boxing Day to February 2, The Edinburgh Reporter said in a report.

The baggage promotion will run from Boxing Day (December 26) to February 2 on flights between Aberdeen or Edinburgh and London Heathrow. Under the scheme, passengers traveling between Aberdeen or Edinburgh and London Heathrow can check in two 23kg bags each, plus additional sports luggage free of charge.

Additionally, Little Red flights to and from Aberdeen will be available for a sale fare from £99 for the same period, further reducing the cost over Christmas. Edinburgh return flights to Heathrow can be booked from just GBP88.

The additional baggage allowance for Little Red is intended to be helpful to shoppers, as well as those visiting family and friends over the festive period, allowing them to shop in London and transport the luggage for free.

Virgin Atlantic is also serving those last minute passengers traveling home for Christmas, with Little Red being the only public transport option for travel between London and Edinburgh on Christmas Day, with all other air and train services cancelled.

Over the past weekend, Little Red LIVE treated flyers from London to Edinburgh with a Christmas welcome from Neston based Community choir, Hip and Harmony.

The 11-strong choir’s Christmas classics included Winter Wonderland and White Christmas, complete with a beat boxing Santa Claus.

Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic founder and president said: ‘We launched Virgin Atlantic Little Red this year to shake up domestic flying in the UK. Our beat box Santa and festive choir is another example of our unrivalled customer service. In true Virgin Atlantic spirit we did something a little different by providing our passengers with some additional festive cheer and fun while they fly! ‘

Virgin Atlantic Little Red LIVE was launched in August, when a series of Little Red flights between Heathrow and Edinburgh were transformed into the 274th Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, hosting stand up performances by popular comedians, Joe Lycett and Lee Nelson, in the air.