Last week saw the re-introduction of Virgin Atlantic flights to Hong Kong, Los Angeles and New York JFK.

Flights for the time being are out of Heathrow Terminal 2.  From 1 August Upper Class, Gold Flying Club members and eligible partners will be made welcome at the Plaza Premium Lounge and the Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge in that Terminal. In Hong Kong customers use the Plaza Premium Lounge, Los Angeles (LAX) it is the Delta SkyClub and New York JFK it is temporarily the Delta SkyClub.

To ensure the health and safety of customers and crew, Virgin Atlantic is implementing additional measures to offer peace of mind in the airport and when taking to the skies. These include enhanced and thorough cleaning practices at check-in, boarding gates and onboard including the use of electrostatic spraying of high-grade disinfectant in all cabins and lavatories before every flight, ensuring no surface is left untouched.  Customers are being given additional space onboard with some seats not available, and are marked with special pillows.

The airline are offering a simplified hot food service in all cabins, redesigned to limit interaction, enclosed and controlled from preparation in a Covid-safe, monitored environment to the moment it is served.

Economy and Premium Economy customers will now enjoy a “Fly safe, eat well” meal box, which incorporates a choice of two hot meals, cheese and biscuits and a dessert pot washed down with a choice of wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water.

Upper Class customers will receive a choice of three hot meals, desserts, including cheese and biscuits and a ciabatta roll, all delivered to their seat on a tray.

All customers will receive a second meal service which, on day flights from the UK, include ‘Mile High Tea’ in collaboration with celebrity pâtissier Eric Lanlard.