Changes to Advance Seat Assignments at Virgin Atlantic

James Dent
James Dent
Last Updated: 15 September 2023

Effective 19 September 2023, Virgin Atlantic is making significant updates to its advanced seat selection process in the economy cabin.

This revamped approach empowers you to secure coveted perks like extra legroom, your favourite window or aisle seat, or the peace of mind that your entire travel group will be seated together.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Gold Card Holders

For Gold Card holders, Virgin is offering complimentary seat selection at the time of booking.

2. Silver Card Members

Silver Card members can now pre-select their seats up to seven days before their departure date. This exclusive privilege ensures that you have ample time to choose the seats that best suit your preferences.

3. Options for Other Passengers

For passengers who do not hold Gold or Silver Cards, flexible options are provided:

  • You can opt to pre-select your preferred seats for a nominal fee by speaking to us or visiting their website at
  • Alternatively, you can select your seats free of charge once online check-in opens, which is 24 hours prior to your departure.

Important Note for Existing Bookings Made Before 19 September 2023

If you made your booking before 19 September 2023, don’t worry! You will still enjoy complimentary seat assignments. Please note that charges for preferred seats, extra legroom, and exit row seats will still apply.

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