When to arrive for your flight
We recommend you get to the airport with plenty of time to spare – it’s a good way to avoid last-minute stress! As a rule of thumb:
- Virgin Atlantic flights: arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight is due to leave.
- Partner airline flights: we recommend you check in three hours before your scheduled departure.
You can check in for your flight and pick up your boarding pass using any one of the following options.
The best way to check in is online. You can pick your seat and print your boarding card. Just go to Manage your flights. If you’re travelling with carry on baggage only, you can print off your own boarding pass and we’ll see you at the gate.
You can use our mobile site to check in wherever you are, anytime between 24 and 2 hours before your flight leaves.
If you'd like to check in at the airport, you’ll track down a friendly smile at our counters on Terminal B’s Upper Level. We’re at the front end of Zone 3.
Not sure how much to bring for your flight, or want details on restrictions? Check our Baggage Information pages for full details.
Did you know?
You can get your journey off to a smooth start when you check in with us at Washington Dulles' B Terminal. If you're connecting from another flight you can check in at departure gate B32.