The Boston Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse offers a chic space to relax before a hop over the pond on either Virgin Atlantic or one of the many new international flights from Boston on Delta. Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses tend to be fun, stylish places for premium passengers and elite guests to relax before a flight. Depending on the location, amenities differ. Since Covid, even more has changed as the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is now operated by the Plaza Premium group. The food and drink options are different, along with the access rules. The Boston Virgin Atlantic clubhouse was closed for nearly 2 years. Now, reopen things are different.
Virgin Clubhouse Location and Hours
The Virgin Clubhouse is in the international terminal, terminal E. The club is a long walk from any other terminal and only worth visiting if flying from Terminal E or maybe from terminal C. If you visit the Virgin Club house and are not flying from terminal C or E, you will have to clear security twice. In Terminal C, find the club on level 2 near gate E 11. The club is down a floor and only accessible via elevator.
Currently, the lounge opens each day for Delta and Virgin Atlantic long-haul flights. Opening from around four hours before the departure time of Virgin Atlantic flights. Approximately 12-8 pm daily.
Virgin Clubhouse Amenities and Review
The small dark windowless Virgin Clubhouse stands out as probably the smallest and least exciting Virgin clubhouse. It doesn’t remind me of the fun, spunky airline that Virgin likes to present itself as. Instead, this small lounge offers a splash of functionality is a small dab space outfitted with some colorful purple furniture and a small food and beverage offering. With only a few flights a day, Virgin does not go all out here, but instead focuses on functionality.
The small club is one small room with two primary areas. Upon entering the lounge there are several chairs to sit and relax. This is the main room. Meant for working, socializing, or relaxing. A long common bench runs the length of the room with tables for people to utilize.
For those traveling in small groups, there are sets of three or four chairs around marble tables in the middle of the room and on the other far wall.
For those looking to get some work done, there’s two restaurant style booths between this room and the kitchen/dining room area. Small though and only meant for 2 people.
The main room also has a beverage station and a magazine rack. Surprisingly, the magazines are back despite most airlines going 100% digital due to covid.
Virgin Club House Dinning and Drinks
On the other side of the lounge is the dining area. This area has a long wooden social table in the middle of the room and another long wall of seating with higher tables. More conducive for dining.
Within the dining and kitchen area, all alcohol and food are served to passengers. There is both food made to order and small sandwiches for easy grab and go.
The menus include beyond burgers, chicken burgers, veggie curry, or pasta. If you order something from the menu it takes about 3-5 minutes and is delivered to your seat. Items in the fridge are behind glass and include salad, fruit, cheese plates, and delicious cheesecake.
Alcoholic drinks are no longer self-service. Instead, a bar tender pours customers glasses of wines, provides beer, or mixes up a cocktail of your liking. There was two options for red and white lines, plus name brand alcohol. The Beer selection was also plentiful.
Everything is free, you just have to ask for it.
There is still one fridge in the kitchen which is self-serve. Here you will find canned sodas and water. Along with more fruit. Does anyone want a full pineapple?
The Boston Virgin Atlantic Club house is back open after being closed due to Covid. The American Express app shows the lounge as closed, but I was able to access it. I was warned that due to the influx of Delta flights, the lounge is severely limiting American Express cardholders. The Boston Air France lounge is also restricting priority pass card holders in the afternoon to better serve their passengers. Therefore, if you are not a Virgin Atlantic or Delta premium passenger, be prepared to be turned away.
The lounge is small and somewhat drab for Virgin Atlantic, but the food offering is decent. I’ll gladly take a beyond burger any day in a club or a complimentary mixed drink. The lounge lacks windows, showers, and runway views, but overall, it gets the job done. Do not go out of your way to visit this lounge, but if you’re already in Terminal E, stop by. To sum it up, the Virgin Atlantic clubhouse is functionable but not swanky.