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#TBT – First In-Flight Amenity Kit

Here it is, my first in-flight amenity kit dating back 11 years ago. The crazy thing is that this kit was provided in economy class!  My college friends and I purchased Virgin Atlantic tickets to Europe in 2003 when they (along with BA and American) were running a buy-one-get-one free promotion during the international travel slump in…

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Is An Updated Meal Tray Really Saving Virgin Atlantic Millions?

Virgin Atlantic recently spent $168 million on a “transformative” redesign of their meal trays. Virgin Atlantic’s management team hired design firm MAP to recreate the economy meal service experience to “make eating on an airplane a little bit more like eating in a restaurant with multiple courses served in different waves.” The designers did a…

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Virgin Boards BA’s “Too Fat to Fly” Passenger after QM2 Refuses Boarding

Geez, it’s just been one complication after another in the saga for one French passenger trying to get home to France from the US. It all started when (British Airways – “You’re Too Fat to Fly”) British Airways informed a French family that their son was too fat to fly home from Chicago (ORD) to France…

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Delta’s LHR Flights Moving to Virgin’s Terminal 3!

Delta and Virgin Atlantic announced this morning an updated joint venture schedule as well as news that Delta would be relocating Delta’s “important business market” flights to Virgin’s Terminal 3 at Heathrow from Sky Team’s Terminal 4 as of April 2nd. This means access to the Virgin Clubhouse for all Delta BusinessElite passengers. Here’s the full…

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Delta/Virgin – Terminal Move, SEA Flight, & Other Promises & Interesting Data Points from the Joint Application

Now that the Delta and Virgin Atlantic joint venture has received DOT approval, I thought it would be interesting to compare the day one announced changes to those promised in the joint DOT application. I’ve also included some of the more unique tidbits found while perusing the full 101 page PDF application. The airlines announced that…

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First Virgin-Atlantic Upper Class Business Flight Booked with SkyMiles!!!

I’m already seeing the benefits of the Delta / Virgin-Atlantic tie-up, I was able to book a roundtrip Business award for 100,000 SkyMiles flying Virgin Atlantic in Upper Class to London and Delta Business Class back home.  A few caveats, finding a Virgin-Atlantic Upper Class flight from JFK was a fruitless endeavor. Economy class was…

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