Virgin Atlantic archive

  • Virgin Atlantic to trial Google Glass to help check-in passengers
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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?
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    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
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    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...

  • BA and Virgin: Electronics are still allowed on US bound flights
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    BA and Virgin: Electronics are still allowed on US bound flights

    By 27 December 2009

    Travellers to the US from the UK will experience new security measures in the coming weeks, following the attempted terrorist attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a trans-Atlantic flight to Detroit on Christmas day in the US. However, both British...

  • Virgin Atlantic staff sacked over Facebook rant
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    Virgin Atlantic staff sacked over Facebook rant

    By 3 November 2008

    Virgin Atlantic has sacked 13 cabin crew after they posted less than complimentary comments about the airline and its passengers on Facebook. The airline launched an investigation following on from allegations that the staff in question had used Facebook...

  • Virgin shuns Apple
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    Virgin shuns Apple

    By 31 May 2008

    Virgin Atlantic air travellers who opt to use an Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air are being left out when it comes to working in the sky Pocket-lint has learnt. Although the airline advertises that its customers can power their laptop in the...

  • Laptops

    Virgin Atlantic revises Dell and Apple notebook policy

    By 25 September 2006

    Virgin Atlantic has revised the ban on using Dell or Apple notebooks on battery power, and is now getting flight crew to check the batteries being used. The airline has revised its notebook battery policy, and has posted the following statements on its...

  • Virgin Atlantic bans use of Dell and Apple laptops mid-flight
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    Virgin Atlantic bans use of Dell and Apple laptops mid-flight

    By 15 September 2006

    Virgin Atlantic is the latest airline to ban the use of Apple and Dell laptops on board flights. In a statement on the company's website the airline said: "As a result of the current problems being experienced by the Apple and Dell Corporations with some...