Virgin Atlantic Offers Passengers ‘Third in Line’ the Royal Treatment

By: Maxine Sheppard

July 17, 2013

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With the whole world awaiting the arrival of the royal baby, Virgin Atlantic is commemorating the birth by offering passengers who check in “third in line,” access to the airline’s award-winning Clubhouses on the day of the birth. 

Whether a passenger checks in online or in person, and wherever they are flying, the third person issued a boarding pass on Virgin Atlantic flights departing from both London Heathrow and London Gatwick, will receive a special pass to the Clubhouse for themselves and their party.


“We fly over 9,000 passengers a day from both Heathrow and Gatwick and we look forward to surprising some of them with a Clubhouse pass,” said Matthew Callard, our Head of Clubhouses. “We’re sure the new baby will be enjoying the royal treatment from day one but we wanted to offer our passengers a little taste of the high life too. Our Clubhouses offer an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the airport where passengers can relax and unwind to get in the holiday spirit.”

From getting a Kate-inspired blowdry at the bumble & bumble salon, a relaxing massage at the spa through to wetting the baby’s head over a glass of champagne, the Clubhouse is the perfect place to chill out and live like a royal for a few hours.

How do you know if you’re third in line? Check your boarding pass. If your boarding sequence shows 003, congratulations! Pick up your invitation from check-in or bag drop (if checked in online) then head to the Clubhouse reception with your party (max 4 people).

Virgin Atlantic fly to over 30 exciting destinations around the world so book your flight today.


Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the co-editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.