About Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS)
Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS) is a British airline owned by the Virgin Group and Delta Air Lines, but operates separately from other Virgin-branded carriers. The airline’s main hubs in London (Gatwick and Heathrow) serve a variety of destinations in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Virgin Atlantic flies to approximately 35 destinations in 17 countries, using a fleet of wide-body aircraft from the Boeing and Airbus families.
Virgin Atlantic’s most popular destinations include Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai, Tel Aviv, and New York-JFK. In partnership with its offshoot, Virgin Atlantic International Limited, the airline offers flights from London-Gatwick to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago. Meanwhile, other top Virgin Atlantic destinations are rounded out by Montego Bay, Lagos, and Cancun. Its codeshare agreements offer transfers to other major destinations across the globe.
Choosing your car
Getting a cheap car rental is a cinch when you team up with Virgin Atlantic Airways and Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, and Sixt for a car hire. We’re here to help you get the best deal possible on a wide variety of vehicle types ranging from minicars to fullsize SUVs — and all types in between. You’ll find some of the best deals on economy and intermediate sedans, and 7-12 seater minivans.
Tips for Virgin Atlantic Passengers Renting Cars
You’ll save money by returning your car to the same location. One-way rentals generally incur additional fees that can nearly double the final price.
Virgin Atlantic car rental terms vary by location and provider. Minimum age requirements, insurance, mileage, and payment forms are not set in stone. In any event, it’s important to book in advance — from both an economic and logistic perspective. You’ll get a better deal while eliminating the chance of not being able to rent a car upon arrival.
You’ll be offered a series of optional and additional insurance policies in addition to the Collision/Loss Damage Waiver that generally — but not always — is standard for major car rental companies. In some cases, you’ll definitely want to protect yourself and your wallet from liability in case of accident or theft. This is certainly true in places where driving is considered somewhat of a risk. The key to saving money — and heartache — is to contact your credit card company and inquire about your travel insurance coverage. It may save you from paying for duplicate and overlapping policies.
Today’s modern vehicles are increasingly equipped with a GPS. It’s up to you whether or not to use — and pay for the luxury. When traveling in a foreign place, online maps are highly recommended, but you may be able to use your mobile phone as a navigational device in lieu of daily and variable rates for the onboard GPS. Check with your wireless carrier to see if you have unlimited international roaming. It could save you a significant amount of money.
Returning a dirty or messy vehicle — interior or exterior — may incur a cleaning fee. Do yourself a favor and return the vehicle in roughly the same condition in which you found it.
Travelers with children might want to leave the booster seat at home. It’s often cheaper to rent one from the car hire provider than pay the fee for using your own. And it’s just one less thing for you to carry.