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Virgin Atlantic follows Google Glass trials with use of Apple iBeacon tech

Virgin Atlantic follows Google Glass trials with use of Apple iBeacon tech

By 6 May 2014

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class passengers flying from London Heathrow will be able to receive notifications and helpful communications sent straight to their iPhones through Apple's iBeacon technology. The airline, which trialled Google Glass with its Upper... >>

Virgin Atlantic to trial Google Glass to help check-in passengers

Virgin Atlantic to trial Google Glass to help check-in passengers

By 11 February 2014

Virgin Atlantic will outfit concierge staff in its Upper Class Wing at London Heathrow airport with Google Glass devices as part of a pilot scheme to expedite check-in and offer a more personalised customer service. Other wearable technologies and Apple... >>

Virgin Atlantic to use iPads to speed up check-in at JFK airport

Virgin Atlantic to use iPads to speed up check-in at JFK airport

By 20 May 2013

Virgin Atlantic is to offer a new check-in service at JFK airport in New York that will recreate an Apple store-like experience on arrival, Pocket-lint has learnt. The new service, which goes live first thing on Tuesday morning, follows Virgin Atlantic's... >>

Virgin Atlantic now Passbook ready

Virgin Atlantic now Passbook ready

By 3 December 2012

Virgin Atlantic has become the first UK-based airline to make boarding cards available through Passbook, Apple's in-built ticketing feature for iOS 6. However rather than update its rather poor app, users will be able to add a Passbook ticket to their... >>

Virgin America to introduce new intelligent social personalised in-flight entertainment system

Virgin America to introduce new intelligent social personalised in-flight entertainment system

By 5 October 2012

Virgin America is hoping to change the way people interact with the back-of-the-seat TV in its airlines in the coming months as it looks to go social at 35,000ft. "We will have something next year that will blow people away. We will have a nicer, bigger... >>

Virgin Atlantic's new in-flight entertainment system pictures and hands-on

Virgin Atlantic's new in-flight entertainment system pictures and hands-on

By 7 September 2012

Virgin Atlantic has started to roll out a new in-flight entertainment system on its fleet which promises to change the way you watch films and TV shows, play games, catch up on the latest news headlines and much more at 35,000ft. But is it enough to make... >>

Virgin Atlantic to allow mobiles to be used in flight

Virgin Atlantic to allow mobiles to be used in flight

By 14 May 2012

Virgin Atlantic passengers will soon be able to use their mobile phones while flying with the airline, thanks to its new Aeromobile initiative. Rather than use the onboard satellite phones that tend to put a serious dent in your credit card, passengers... >>

Virgin Atlantic launches virtual tour of its Upper Class suite with Planeview

Virgin Atlantic launches virtual tour of its Upper Class suite with Planeview

By 23 April 2012

Virgin Atlantic is offering a try before you buy approach to its Upper Class Cabin.  Planeview provides a virtual tour of its exclusive suite with a series of YouTube videos – there are 40 in total - giving you an insight into what you get for your... >>

Virgin America in-flight entertainment goes HD, Virgin Atlantic next?

Virgin America in-flight entertainment goes HD, Virgin Atlantic next?

By 14 September 2011

Virgin America has turned to Lufthansa System's BoardConnect technology for the next generation of its Red in-flight entertainment system. It includes HD seat-back displays, an MP3 jukebox containing 3,000 tracks, live satellite TV, and "Talk", and an... >>

Virgin Atlantic offers trips to the Galaxy

Virgin Atlantic offers trips to the Galaxy

By 4 November 2010

We at Pocket-lint can only dream of gaining entry to Virgin Atlantic's flagship Clubhouse at Heathrow Airport. How we yearn to take a dip in its spa pool, relax at the cocktail bar, shoot some pool and some 8-bit aliens in the den, or chill on the roof... >>