British flag carrier Virgin Atlantic has recently opened a hub for Caribbean flights in Manchester. They promote one of their new routes with a magnificent offer for business class flights (Upper Class in their branding). For just £947 (~€1,107) you can buy roundtrip tickets to Montego Bay, Jamaica! These nonstop flights are available in November 2021.
Virgin Atlantic waives to rebooking fee for these flights, but will still charge the fare difference if you change flight dates. You won’t get a refund if you cancel these flights on your own.
UK citizens are allowed to enter Jamaica with a negative Covid-Test and an online registration.
Our availability calendar shows you all possible flight dates for trips up to 28 days. After selecting an out- and inbound flight, it forwards you to Virgin Atlantic’s website with preselected flight dates.
Virgin Atlantic schedules an Airbus A330 to operate these flights. You can expect fully reclinable lie-flat-seats in a 1-1-1 seating pattern. You can find a review of the product here.
Search & Book
These fares are available until September 21, 2021, but may be withdrawn or sold out earlier. You can use Google Flights to find additional flight dates. We recommend booking via Virgin Atlantic, even if online travel agencies may offer cheaper tickets.
You may also find flight dates in 2022 for this fare, these flights are not nonstop, but with a change of planes in Atlanta on your out- or inbound journey. On your outbound journey, the US travel ban forbids you from transit in Atlanta. If the stop is on the inbound, you need to stay at least 14 days in Jamaica to be allowed to transit.
Virgin Atlantic issues these tickets in booking class Z. The airline is not a member of any alliance, but you can still earn some decent mileage with affiliated programs:
- 20,842 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 20,836 Award Miles + 15,628 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 15,634 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 15,634 Miles on HA
- 13,026 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 13,026 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 13,026 Miles on South African Voyager
- 10,418 Award Miles + 90 XP on FlyingBlue
Information & Tips for Jamaica
In addition to crystal clear waters and miles of sandy beaches, Jamaica is also known for its unique lifestyle. Everyday worries and stress are quickly forgotten thanks to the ubiquitous reggae music and the relaxed mentality.
Best Time to Visit
The Jamaican climate is warm all year round, with temperatures between 25-27°C. In the summer months the maximum temperatures can reach 32°C. Between August and November hurricanes can be expected throughout the Caribbean. Therefore the best travel time for Jamaica is between December and June.
Immigration & Visa Requirements
Most EU citizens do not need a visa for Jamaica for up to 90 days for touristic stays and for up to 30 days for business stays. The passport (identity card is not sufficient) must still be valid at least 6 months after departure and you must be able to show an onward flight or return flight ticket.
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