Which routes will Virgin Atlantic fly their new A350 Upper Class Suite on in January 2022?
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Back in 2019, Virgin Atlantic presented their long-awaited new business class product, the Upper Class Suite. For now, the new product is exclusively available on Virgin’s flagship aircraft: the Airbus A350-1000. Since the Upper Class Suite is a significantly better product than the regular Upper Class seats, it’s definitely worthwhile to pick flights based on the aircraft they are operated by where possible.
Let’s take a look at Virgin’s schedule for January 2022 to see which routes will be operated by aircraft with the new product.
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The new Upper Class Suites are only found on the airline’s A350 aircraft. In January 2022 this aircraft will be operating from London Heathrow (LHR) to the following destinations:
- Atlanta (ATL) – 31 flights (i.e. 1 daily);
- Hong Kong (HKG) – 1 flight;
- Lagos (LOS) – 31 flights (i.e. 1 daily);
- Los Angeles (LAX) – 25 flights;
- Mumbai (BOM) – 28 flights; and
- New York (JFK) – 66 flights.
All other Virgin Atlantic long-haul routes are operated by the 787-9 Dreamliner or Airbus A330 and will therefore feature the older Upper Class product.
Keep in mind that schedules are subject to change and it’s worthwhile to keep an eye out for any equipment changes, as Virgin does not provide a refund in case of a ‘downgrade’.
Additional reporting by Ben Smithson
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