Virgin Atlantic has decided to offer its Upper Class ground service to all passengers.
The company has introduced its new ‘Guest List’ product designed to offer a VIP travel experience for passengers in Economy and Premium Economy cabins before boarding the aircraft. Starting at £240 per person or from £340 per couple, passengers can enjoy ground-service benefits including limousine transfer to the airport, fast-track security and entry to Virgin’s Clubhouse lounges, services that are regularly offered to Upper Class passengers.
The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Heathrow Terminal-3 was voted the world’s best airline lounge in the recent Ultratravel 100 awards. The facilities there include a spa that offers complimentary treatments and haircuts, a complimentary bar and full catering facilities.
The Upper Class ground service also includes ‘whisked through check-in’, use of the Upper Class Wing drop-off at London Heathrow or Curbside drop-off at London Gatwick, and to have passenger baggage tagged as Upper Class.
The service is available at London Gatwick, London Heathrow, New York JFK, Newark, Boston, Washington and San Francisco.
As cited by Telegraph Travel, for a November flight from Heathrow to New York, a one-way economy-class fare costs from £814.15; a premium economy-class fare costs £1,601.15. Upper Class fares for the same flight cost £4,751.15. Meanwhile, the outbound cost of a return journey between London and New York over the same period would cost from £278.65 in economy; £536.65 in premium economy; and £1,343.15 in Upper Class.
Last month, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines unveiled a code-share agreement across 108 routes across North America and the UK.