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It doesn’t get more iconic than New York in autumn, and if you’re based in London, it makes the perfect place for a wintry getaway. While there are often great prices from European cities that involve connections, and often some backtracking, it’s really hard to beat direct flights; particularly, when they involve the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse and the brand new Airbus A350 Upper Class.

Virgin has a flash sale for autumn, winter and 2021 travel to New York City, and it’s a really great opportunity to fly business class for under £1100 all in, direct from London.

a pink room with monitors and windowsThe Flight Deals

Virgin A350 Upper Class is one of the best business class offerings between London and New York, and with the jet lag reducing Airbus A350-1000, it’s got a leg up. If you can wait until autumn, you can bag £1075 round trip flights, which is about as low as it goes. British Airways may also be available on select dates.

Here’s a review of Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class, the Virgin Clubhouse at Heathrow and the Virgin Clubhouse at New York JFK.

The Dates You Can Travel

These deals allow you to fly from London from November 1st through the 14th,  from December 5th through the 13th or from January 3rd 2021 through end of schedule in March 2021. At least, that’s the rules. I was able to find dates over peak Christmas too, like a December 22 to December 30th trip as well.

You must leave London on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to pull up the lowest fares.

You’ll need to stay at least five/six nights to find the lowest prices, so like a Wednesday to Tuesday trip, etc. It’s New York, it’s worth a few nights…

a snow covered trees and a lake in a cityHow To Book These Flights

These flights can be booked directly with Virgin Atlantic here, or with your favorite online travel agency like Skyscanner. We’ve made easy to use links for each, which take you directly to the lowest prices.

If you want the best flying experience, be sure to find flights that are operated by the Airbus A350-1000. Virgin Atlantic shows these on their website with the logo “new plane” during the booking process. And before you go, here’s a 48 hour guide to New York City, with all the best food, drinks and things to see and do. Take it from a local…

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. How do you book a mixed class on Virgin Atlantic?

    I.e One way in Upper Class and return in Premium Economy


    1. Their (Virgin Atlantic) website! Just search for the lower cabin, and the higher cabin will automatically pop up. Total bargain if you grab one way in PE!

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