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Virgin Atlantic's New Airplane Safety Video Entertains, But Does it Distract from the Message?

As any frequent flier will know, once you've seen one airline safety video, you've pretty much seen them all. Subtly scary, their impact diminishes with repeated viewing to a point where many passengers ignore them all together. Virgin Atlantic is looking to counteract the apathy the clips are usually met with through a zany new video, but is it all a bit much? Read More >>

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Virgin Atlantic is Using Google Glass to Improve Passenger Check-In

Customer privacy be damned. Virgin Atlantic is kicking off a trial using Google Glass and Sony's SmartWatch 2 to provide its employees with personalised data about its upper class passengers. Read More >>

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Virgin Atlantic's Vera Entertainment System Review: The Best Way to While the Hours Away (If You Don't Have a Tablet)

Hailing from a country a good day's flight away, I've become pretty familiar with the various "entertainment systems" (if you can call some of them that) airlines offer their passengers. You're probably familiar with that sinking feeling when you discover a plane doesn't have on-demand movies, resulting in another 108 minutes to start watching your chosen time-waster from the opening scenes? Read More >>

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Virgin Atlantic's Become the First UK Airline to Get in Bed With Apple

Virgin's become the first UK airline to add Passbook integration to online check-in, allowing you to send your boarding card straight to your iOS device, rather than doing that old-fashioned thing of printing out a boarding pass. All hail the onwards march of progress -- even if it does have an god-awful QR code for a face. Read More >>

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Racking Up Virgin Atlantic Air Miles Could Get You a Space Flight

Virgin Atlantic has come up with an ingenious way to get us all flying to San Francisco every weekend, offering the flyer who racks up the most air miles this year a seat on the Virgin Galactic space plane. Read More >>

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Virgin Becomes the First UK Airline to Let You Jabber On Your Blower Mid-Flight

Virgin's just rolled out in-flight calling, provided AeroMobile, which will set you back about the same as your regular roaming provider. Finally, you'll be able to make that crucial in-flight call to your mates, to find out what the hell caused you to get that effigy of Sir Richard Branson tattooed on your back when you were blind drunk last night. Read More >>

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Imagine Finding Richard Branson's Severed Head Floating in Your G&T

I’m not sure about you, but I find the idea of having an effigy of Sir Richard Branson floating in my beverage a tad creepy. The fancy new ice cubes, shaped like the British entrepreneur’s severed head, will adorn the drinks upper class customers of Virgin Atlantic so that Sir Richard can “travel with you in spirit.” Read More >>

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