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Fly to Johannesburg

With the brand new 787 Dreamliner, you'll begin the holiday of a lifetime before you leave London soil - arriving refreshed and ready to discover this incredible destination. With daily, direct flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg, Virgin Atlantic are setting the benchmark for in-flight service and experience.

If you're not already familiar with the Boeing 787 aircraft, let us introduce you. Onboard you'll find larger, electronically lit windows, a newly designed Upper Class bar, mood lighting and more headspace for extra comfort, plus improved oxygen and moisture for a fresh face on arrival.

The Dreamliner is more sustainable and efficient than your average aircraft - they travel faster so your flight is shorter, not that you'll be counting down the hours, with top-notch in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi available (on selected flights) to keep you connected.

It's the innovate touches and clever design that set a Virgin Atlantic flight apart, no matter which travel class you choose. See below to find out what's onboard.


Virgin Atlantic Economy is anything but a budget experience. Relax and enjoy the flight with a 31-inch seat pitch and an impressive (and award-winning) selection of inflight entertainment options - including the latest and greatest movies, TV shows and music. Choose from three dining options, with complimentary drinks and snacks included throughout your flight. Kids are well looked after with special movies, meals and entertainment. It's easy to manage your booking with the click of a button at - here you can choose your seat in advance and check-in online.

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Premium Economy

Treat yourself to the smoothest of journeys with Premium Economy. With priority check-in and boarding, there'll be no waiting around - you'll be onboard before you know it, in your dedicated cabin, with a welcome glass of bubbly in-hand. Stretch-out in your wide leather seat, with a 38-inch seat pitch, it's one of the roomiest in its class. In-seat power and onboard Wi-Fi (on selected flights) make your browsing a breeze, plus your delicious main courses will be served with china, linen and proper cutlery. On landing, you'll speed through the airport and be well on your way with priority bag reclaim.

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Upper Class

For the last word in luxury and comfort, choose Upper Class for an experience you won't forget. Forget the early morning taxi or train dash, you'll arrive at the airport in style with a complimentary chauffeur driven car, then unwind with a light meal and pre-flight cocktails in the stylish Clubhouse. Once onboard (via the Upper Class Wing's own private security access), you won't want to leave your spacious and private 'suite'. Make yourself at home with the freedom of direct aisle access, a fully flat bed, imaginative dining options and a newly designed bar for sky-high socialising.

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