Which routes will Virgin Atlantic fly their new A350 Upper Class Suite on in January 2022?

Dec 21, 2021

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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.

Virgin Atlantic 787-9 Upper Class
Virgin Atlantic 787-9 Upper Class (Photo by Nicky Kelvin / TPG)

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

Featured image by Nicky Kelvin / The Points Guy

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