I don’t often cover Virgin Atlantic on the Ginger Travel Guru, I suspect because they sit outside of the three global alliances. That said, they’re getting closer and closer to Delta and may potentially join SkyTeam in the future due to the Air France / KLM investment in them.
However the purpose of today’s post is simply to highlight some very good Upper Class (their name for business class) fares from Dublin to the US.
The fares are valid from 25th December through to the 31st March. They have a 15 days advance purchase requirement, and a seven day minimum stay. This latter restriction means that they’re not quite so useful for a quick weekend away.
They’re also on valid on flights operated by Virgin Atlantic, and not on any Delta code-shares. However from Dublin to London, you can travel on British Airways, Aer Lingus or FlyBe. Tickets are non-refundable, but they are changeable for a €300 fee. Finally, you can also have a stopover in London for an extra €75, however this would also mean you’d have to pay Air Passenger Duty as well, meaning it would be substantially more expensive.
- Boston – £1,050
- Los Angeles – £1,155
- New York – £1,050
- Miami – £1,050
- San Francisco – £1,155
- Washington D.C. (Dulles) – £1,050
Interestingly, Atlanta and Chicago seem not to be included.
For example, see these priced out on ITA Matrix:
Oddly, these seem *not* to be bookable directly on the Virgin Atlantic website, however you could always call them.
However they are of course available via your favourite online travel agent or search engine such as Kayak.co.uk as shown in the screenshot below.
Finally, if you are UK based and decide to take advantage of one of these deals, have a read of my advice about how to make sure you’re able to get out to Dublin and back again with as little mishap as possible!