VSBulletin - HM The Queen: State Funeral schedule changes – 15 Sep 2022

  • 15 September 2022
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  • Virgin Atlantic

Working closely with London Heathrow, NATS and other airlines, as a mark of respect Virgin Atlantic Flightstore are adjusting their schedule in order to accommodate restrictions that will avoid noise disruption during the ceremonial aspects of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral and Committal Ceremony.

While the vast majority of our flights are scheduled to operate as normal, this will result in a limited number of cancellations on Sunday 18th (VS142 LHR-LAX and VS20 SFO-LHR) and Monday 19th September (VS23 LHR-LAX and VS41 LHR-SFO). All customers will be rebooked on to alternative same-day services wherever possible. Additionally, our VS155 London Heathrow – Las Vegas flight on Monday 19 September will depart at the earlier time of 11:30 BST. The original scheduled departure time was 15:05.

The schedule change policy allows customers to further amend their flights, should they wish, with no change fees, or request a refund . Virgin Atlantic Flightstore apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank those affected customers for their understanding during this solemn occasion for the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

Given the scale and complexity of this unique and sad occasion, please plan all journeys to and from the airport carefully and check flight status before travelling to the airport.

As a British flag carrier, this is a sombre and significant moment for Virgin Atlantic as we reflect on the legacy of a woman who was truly individual – dedicated to her duty and the people she served. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family, all those who were close to her, and the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

Please ensure the latest traveller contact information is available within the booking, so the latest instructions reach the traveller via SMS and email.

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