The Virgin Atlantic pet policy is as follows:
July 2020: Virgin Atlantic is unable to take pet bookings at the moment.
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin.
All pets travel in the cargo hold, which is heated and air-conditioned just like the cabin.
Virgin Atlantic can only accept cats and dogs. However, snub or pug nose breeds like Pekingese or Persians, or any dog listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act are not accepted.
Virgin Atlantic will not accept any pets who are under sedation.
Pets can fly to and from the following destinations: Atlanta, Antigua, Barbados, Boston, Dubai, Hong Kong, JFK, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, St Lucia, and Washington.
Virgin Atlantic doesn’t offer pet travel for all of destinations all of the time. There is no pet transportation on flights leaving the UK on a Saturday or a Sunday, for example.
Taking a pet to a foreign country involves preparation and planning far in advance of your departure date. Requirements for pet travel to a foreign country are set by the destination country. If you are you traveling to another country and bringing along your pet you’ll need to meet the animal health requirements of the country you are visiting.
More information on the Virgin Atlantic pet policy