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Fresh off the heels of what can only be described as an epic Black Friday Sale, Virgin Atlantic is turning up the heat again, with some hot flight deals in every cabin from the UK, and also from the USA. From £279 round trip in economy to £569 premium and £1149 Upper Class, there are deals for all of 2021 to place sunny, places cold, and many places, bold!

This sale is good news not only for new bookings, but for anyone who booked in the Black Friday Sale, and we’ll explain why! And of course, it’s a great way to bag a bargain for next year as travel rebounds!

Virgin Atlantic Holiday Sale

Virgin Atlantic has a fresh sale, which is appealing for a variety of reasons.

One, low prices. Two, wide dates well into the latter stages of 2021. Three, fares so low, that many people who booked in the Black Friday Sale and want to swap to later dates can now do so without incurring any fare difference. While there are decent fares from the USA, here’s the best offers from the UK.

From HeathrowUpperPremiumEconomy
Atlanta£1,569£949£659
New York JFK£1,349£569£279
Boston£1,349£619£279
Washington£1,349£729£439
Miami£1,569£729£309
Orlando£1,569£729£309
Las Vegas£1,569£839£439
Los Angeles£1,569£619£309
San Francisco£1,569£619£309
Seattle£1,349£729£439
St Vincent£1,349£719£359
Barbados£1,349£719£359
Grenada£1,349£719£359
Tobago£1,349£719£359
Havana£1,349£719£359
Montego£1,349£619£359
Antigua£1,349£719£359
Shanghai£2,289£729£369
Hong Kong£2,689£749£389
Delhi£1,349£639£369
Mumbai£1,589£719£379
Lahore£1,849£719£469
Islamabad£1,699£719£469
Tel Aviv£1,699£576£289
Johannesburg£2,249£949£439
Cape Town£2,729£1,049£519
Lagos£2,809£1,139£529
From Manchester
Atlanta£1,569£949£609
New York JFK£1,149£619£309
Los Angeles£1,349£729£309
Orlando£1,569£729£369
Islamabad£1,699£659£459
Barbados£1,349£719£359
From Glasgow
Orlando£2,089£729£369
From Belfast
Orlando£1,569£619£309

You can browse all these offers at VirginAtlantic.com. Where possible, aim for the Airbus A350, which offers the best experience in Upper Class, featuring the latest suites. Virgin Atlantic managed to serve meals and drinks with actual crockery and glassware, with all the usual stuff throughout the pandemic, unlike many airlines.

Currently, Virgin Atlantic has an excellent flexibility policy for new bookings.

Virgin’s Departure Beach in Barbados

Availability Through 2021

Unlike the previous sale which had dates until June, or August at the latest, this sale has flights until the end of the schedule. The USA is expected to open within weeks, if not months, and as vaccines emerge on the scene, that trend will spread widely.

Top sunny destinations like Antigua, Barbados, South Africa and Nigeria are already open and welcoming visitors. Virgin also added St. Vincent & Grenadines recently, and is said to be launching another Caribbean destination this week.

Great For People Who Already Booked

One of the friendliest covid-19 related policies for travel changes definitely goes to Virgin Atlantic. Just about every airline has waived change fees, and makes their own policies sound really great, but they neglect to mention that you’re still on the hook for any and all fare difference.

Virgin went a step further, offering to cover up to £350 in fare difference for Upper Class, £120 in Premium and £50 in Economy. Many Upper Class fares to destinations like New York in the current sale are going for £1350, which means if you booked at £999 in the previous sale, you’d only need to pay £1 – or nothing – to change to later dates.

Travel Is Coming Back

Vaccines are already being distributed in the US, UK and into Europe, and with each age group vaccinated, risk factors drop. With any hope, the world will be a much more open and welcoming place by mid 2021.

Locking in a bargain is a fun way to keep the calendar from being bare, while giving yourself something to be excited about. Unless of course you’ve already cancelled 2,020 trips this year, and can’t take another heartbreak. The good news is, your travel letdowns may finally be drawing to a close.

Cheers to that, particularly with a glass of champagne on a plane.

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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