Virgin's festive Upper Class fares now on sale

4 Nov 2008 by Mark Caswell

They’re back. Once again Virgin Atlantic Upper Class passengers flying over the festive period will qualify for discounts of up to 70 per cent on the normal price.

The Christmas and New Year period is traditionally a time when business people stay at home so airlines have plenty of empty premium seats which they can only fill by cutting prices.

Canny travellers may be able to fit in a working trip before Christmas otherwise these deals are ideal for combining leisure with a spot of business.  Or you can simply splash out on your holiday break and enjoy premium class at a bargain price.

The deal covers Virgin Atlantic Upper Class flights departing London Heathrow for most of the carrier’s worldwide destinations. Sydney Australia, a popular destination at any time of the year, and the Caribbean points are the exceptions.

Departures are between November 20 and December 31. But the African destinations allow departures into 2009.

Examples of return prices are:

New York (JFK/Newark) £1,204
Boston £1,304
Washington DC £1,354
Chicago £1,554
Miami £1,484
Los Angeles/San Francisco £1,704
Nairobi £1,671
Cape Town/Jo’burg £2,117
Delhi and Mumbai £1,400
Shanghai £2,000
Hong Kong £2,003
Tokyo £2,002

Passengers must book at least 28 days ahead and a minimum stay of a Saturday is required. No chauffeur-driven transfers are provided.

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Report by Alex McWhirter

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