Doing Business with Virgin Australia

Regular travellers often ask themselves whether the additional cost of flying at the pointy end of the cabin is worth it. While many people are cost sensitive when it comes to booking air travel, an increasing number of travellers are contemplating other factors when deciding whether to make the move to premium.

We take a look at some of the major perks of going Business Class with Virgin Australia.

A place to rest and rejuvenate

Flying, particularly to long distances tends to be a fairly exhausting endeavour, often resulting in the need for a rest day upon arrival. The extra space on offer in Business Class is undoubtedly a major draw card, providing travellers with the opportunity to arrive at the other end refreshed and ready for action. Depending on your destination, seating advantage can range from extra width and pitch with reclining seats all the way through to private pods with lie flat beds in The Business (available on selected Virgin Australia long haul flights). If you regularly travel for business on a tight schedule, creating the opportunity to rejuvenate on board might be the edge you’re looking for, while those of us on the  move with smaller family members will no doubt appreciate the opportunity for parents to tag team for rest while the kids stretch out.

The food

There’s no doubt about it; airlines have really upped the ante when it comes to airline food for guests travelling at the premium end of the plane and Virgin Australia is no exception. Virgin Australia’s Business Class menu has been designed by renowned Australian chef Luke Mangan and offers an exceptional inflight dining experience. Business Class guests can choose their meal preference from a menu focused on using fresh local produce while for flights over 2hrs 4 mins, a three-course dining experience is offered for lunch and dinner. Snacks are also offered throughout the day, as are alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including Nespresso coffee. For guests travelling on Virgin Australia’s B777 aircraft (currently operating between Australia and Los Angeles), Business Class guests also have access to the self-service Bar on board, providing flexible access to a range of fine wine and premium spirits available.

Priority check-in, lounge access and priority boarding

Whether travelling for business or leisure,  travelling Business Class with Virgin Australia means a simpler, more seamless experience on the ground so you can focus on the things that matter. It begins at check-in, with priority check in desks and security access available in a number of ports on the Virgin Australia network. Guests travelling on a Virgin Australia domestic Business fare also enjoy complimentary access to the Virgin Australia Lounges (where available in your city of departure). If you’re travelling on an international flight, you may  also be entitled to access one of Virgin Australia's partner lounge.

If you’re taking off from Sydney, access the Sydney lounge Premium Entry and Valet and enjoy direct curbside lounge access, optional valet parking, a private reception desk with flight check-in capability (guests with carry-on baggage only) and a dedicated security screening point. The priority experience for Business Class guests continues through to boarding, with major ports offer a dedicated boarding line and guests with a premium ticket being offered advanced boarding.

If you’re contemplating a move to the pointy end, head to the Virgin Australia website for more information about the perks of our Business Class offering.

Words by Rebecca Walker - Published 17 March 2019
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