Virgin Atlantic’s Revivals Lounge is back and open for business

Jan 18, 2022

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Weary First-Class fliers, be weary no more! For Virgin Atlantic has reopened its exclusive Revivals Lounge at Heathrow’s Terminal 3.

COVID-19 had forced the closure of the airline’s iconic morning pampering facility where frequent-fliers can kick back, wash off the smell of travel, and eat the best bacon Britain’s biggest airport has to offer.

Virgin Atlantic lifted the velvet rope to let its most valuable customers back in after the recent relaxation of rules for air passengers entering Britain. 

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“As self-isolation on arrival is now a thing of the past in the UK, I am happy to announce today the reopening of our Revivals Lounge at Heathrow Arrivals for eligible passengers,” Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Customer and Operating Officer Corneel Koster fanfared on LinkedIn towards the end of last week. “All services at this customer-favourite facility have returned – including showers – to ensure a fresh and seamless arrival into Heathrow.”

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The lounge is open to such VIP guests as Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Gold members, Upper Class and Delta One customers and boasts such amenities as power showers, a suit-pressing service, luggage storage, complimentary wifi and, of course, free full Englishes for all.

It opens from 6am to 12.30pm.

“I personally always look forward to the tasty, friendly breakfast served at Revivals straight after landing, before heading into my day,” added Koster. “The unique hospitality of the Revivals team is truly special and they are all ready to safely welcome our valued customers back!”

Inside the Revivals Lounge, hungry travellers can choose between a waiter service or an online ordering system to procure their breakfast using a COVID-19 friendly QR code.

The announcement followed the government’s announcement to ditch pre-departure testing for people travelling to the U.K, making entry into the U.K. smoother than it has been for months and happens ahead of the potential lifting of additional restrictions at the end of this month.

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“Now Omicron is the dominant variant and is widespread in the UK, these measures are no longer proportionate,” tweeted Transport Secretary Grant Shapps last week.

As of Monday, the latest UK data for COVID-19 shows 84,429 people were reported as positive for the virus, with the seven-day rolling average showing a 42% drop in cases week-to-week.

Featured image courtesy of Virgin Atlantic

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