Virgin Atlantic


Virgin Atlantic


Virgin Atlantic is a British airline that operates from London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow and Manchester. The airline offers long-haul flights only, mostly to the United States and the Caribbean. Virgin Atlantic operates Airbus A330 & A340 and Boeing 747 & 787 aircraft with a three-class cabin configuration (Economy, Premium Economy and Upper/Business Class). Passengers are a mix of business and leasure guests.


The most important information follows below:



After completing your initial training course, you will receive a six-month temporary contract. After that, you might receive a permanent contract.


Promotion/Career perspectives:

1. Cabin Crew

after 4-5 years

2. Senior Cabin Crew

after 8 years

3. Cabin Service Supervisor

after 10 years

4. Flight Service Manager


Salary / Wage:

The starting salary is approx. £13.200 basic salary per year. In addition you will receive approx. £50 per return flight as sector pay. You also receive comission on the duty free sales.


On average, you will make £1050-1200 after tax.


In addition to that, you will receive a layover allowance of approx. £120 per night stop.


Home base:

Your home base will be located in London (Gatwick and Heathrow). After some years you might be entitled to move to the Manchester base.


Where you will stay after your working day:

Working at Virgin Atlantic means that you will always fly long haul flights and will stay at your destination for at least one night. On most flights you will not stay longer than one night, but flights with up to 4 nights at your destination are possible.


Roster / Schedule:

Your schedule will mostly contain around six return flights. You will fly to your destination on day one, stay for one night, return on day three and will have days off on days four and five. At day six, your new rotation will start.



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