Founded in 2007, Virgin America has been a popular airline choice for domestic travelers. Virgin America currently offers three seating options: Main Cabin, Main Cabin Select and First Class. If you have booked travel on Virgin America, you may be wondering how you can upgrade your Main Cabin ticket to Main Cabin Select or First Class, or your Main Cabin Select ticket to First Class. Virgin America allows you to do this over the phone, on the web, at the airport or even on the plane.
Things You'll Need
- Virgin American ticket confirmation number
- Major credit card
- Virgin America credit file number
You can upgrade over the phone by calling (877) FLY VIRGIN. Have your ticket confirmation number and credit card ready. The Virgin American representative you speak to will upgrade your ticket if there are any available seats in your chosen class. Pay the difference in fare plus any applicable fees with a major credit card or Virgin America credit file.
Within 24 hours of your flight, you can upgrade online. Visit www.virginamerica.com and check in with your confirmation number and last name. Go to the “Change Seats” feature and select a new seat in your chosen class, if there is one available. Pay the difference in fare plus any applicable fees with a major credit card or Virgin America credit file.
You can also upgrade at the airport on the day of your flight. Visit the Virgin America desk. The representative will assist you in upgrading your ticket to your chosen class, if there are any seats available. Pay the difference in fare plus any applicable fees with a major credit card, Virgin America credit file or cash.
Tips & Warnings
- You may be able to upgrade to a Main Cabin Select seat on board the flight. Ask a member of the flight crew for details and have your major credit card ready.
- You will not be able to upgrade your ticket using your Virgin America Elevate points.
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