The people at Virgin Holidays certainly know how to travel in style.
I was on a long haul flight, flying direct from Manchester Airport (UK) to John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City), and managed to check out Virgin Holidays V-Room.
This plush private airport lounge gives you the opportunity to unwind away from the crowded airport terminals ahead of your flight.
From only £25 per person (Adults), the slick lounge offers excellent value for money and entry comes with a complimentary hot and cold breakfast along with a soft drink selection and tea and coffee. What’s more, free Wi-Fi is also included in the cost and you can also browse through a selection of newspapers and magazines at your leisure.
You can also hit the pay bar facility and choose from a wide range of alcoholic drinks (just remember, this isn’t included in the cost of entry). The bar is reasonably priced, and a full and exciting menu is available in the lounge (make sure to check out Virgin’s own special cocktail).
If you’re travelling with the kids then don’t worry, the dress code is relaxed and inclusive. There’s also a dedicated play room with colouring books and a soft play area, and a teen zone which includes an Xbox Kinect and table foosball (they’ve thought of everything!).
Per adult (12+ years): £25.00
Per child (2-11 years): £15.00
Per infant (under 2 years): FREE
There’s currently two V-room lounges in the UK – London Gatwick (North Terminal) and Manchester Airport (Terminal 2).
Make sure you check it out – this should be a staple of any long haul trip!
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