Virgin Atlantic Top Summer Travel Tips for Families

 

 

 

Posted by Sade Williams

 

Virgin Atlantic  said it is excited to welcome on-board families and friends jetting off for the summer holidays.

 

According to the airline, planning is key, especially when travelling with kids and large groups. From choosing travel destinations to booking flights, sorting out travel documents, pre-ordering meals and bringing your own car seat.

 

“With the help of our ground teams and Cabin Crew, we have put together some helpful tips to help make your travel experience seamless and fun”.

 

Here’s what Frankie Starling, Cabin Service Supervisor at Virgin Atlantic said:

 

Adult’s Stuff:

 

  • Documents: Ensure you have valid travel documents for your chosen travel destinations, to avoid last minute surprises.

 

  • Baggage Allowance: Your choice of ticket entitles you to our fantastic range of baggage allowances. We offer generous baggage allowances from 3 bags at 32kg each in Upper Class to 2 bags at 23kg each in Premium Cabin and 2 bags at 23kg as well as a hand baggage fare for those who like to travel light in Economy. For more information on baggage, check virginatlantic.com.

 

 

Kids’ Stuff:

  • Give yourself enough time: It can be tricky travelling with your excited little ones, check your flight times to ensure you arrive at the airport on time and complete the check-in process at least 2 hours to flight departure time.

 

  • Forward Food Thinking: Ensure your little ones receive a children’s meal on-board by ordering one online 48 hours in advance. The meals offer food specifically designed to appeal to children. Examples include: Pasta Bolognese with dinosaur pasta, yoghurt tubes, bags of fresh fruit and vegetables, mini Cheddars, raisins, jam sandwiches
  • You’re not alone! – Speak to our crew once on-board as they can provide all parents travelling with children with a plastic bag – we know they generate a lot of rubbish. They can also provide you with emergency essentials in the event you run out, such as nappies, jars of baby food, plastic spoons and straws!
  • Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment: We have a superb selection of the latest child-friendly movies, a dedicated TV channel and games suitable for all ages.
  • Surprise, Surprise: A top tip is to bring a couple of new toys/books on-board that can be wrapped and opened at pre-selected times.
  • Sky High Exercising: When it’s safe to do so, it’s fine for children to walk up and down the aircraft during the flight to stretch their little legs.
  • Time to Snooze: To make flights comfortable for your baby (and peaceful for you), Virgin Atlantic have specially designed in-flight cots which you can prebook free of charge. You can also bring your own child car seat to fit in your child’s seat as long as it meets safety standards.
  • Children travelling alone: If your child is travelling without you, don’t worry, Virgin Atlantic offers a dedicated service for unaccompanied minors aged between 5 and 15.

h emergency essentials in the event you run out, such as nappies, jars of baby food, plastic spoons and straws!

  • Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment: We have a superb selection of the latest child-friendly movies, a dedicated TV channel and games suitable for all ages.
  • Surprise, Surprise: A top tip is to bring a couple of new toys/books on-board that can be wrapped and opened at pre-selected times.
  • Sky High Exercising: When it’s safe to do so, it’s fine for children to walk up and down the aircraft during the flight to stretch their little legs.
  • Time to Snooze: To make flights comfortable for your baby (and peaceful for you), Virgin Atlantic have specially designed in-flight cots which you can prebook free of charge. You can also bring your own child car seat to fit in your child’s seat as long as it meets safety standards.
  • Children travelling alone: If your child is travelling without you, don’t worry, Virgin Atlantic offers a dedicated service for unaccompanied minors aged between 5 and 15.

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