Virgin Atlantic News Update: In-Flight Entertainment Given Overhaul

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Virgin Atlantic news update: Some domestic flyers with Virgin Atlantic may be treated to live in-flight entertainment as opposed to the generic film option.

The Virgin Atlantic Little Red Flights that were launched by the air-travel company earlier in 2013 have been given a unique addition in the style of live in-flight entertainment: starting in August with stand-up comedy.

Virgin Atlantic have taken advantage of the comedians travelling up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and will be giving them the opportunity to trial their material. The chance to give their performances a run out before the event is invaluable and it’s an added bonus for travellers at 30000 feet too!

From September this year it is likely that Virgin Atlantic will also add live music acts to the Little Red Flights in order to, as it were, recognise the music scenes of Manchester and Scotland. In true modern style, Virgin will reveal their plans through their social media pages but the attempt to keep an air of mystery around the events and to try to offer a definitively unique flight.

Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic founder, has stated that this move is a way of revitalising domestic flights. He has endorsed the fact that they are following the same principles they always have and are dedicated to providing unforgettable service for their travellers.

This is not the first enticing new in-flight activity on offer to Virgin Atlantic customers – they have offered cocktails to their Upper Class customers with the additional option of either a cocktail rest or enjoying the decadent drink over an equally decadent bar adorned with Swarovski crystals. They also had the world’s first airborne gallery on flights between London and New York. Upper Class flyers were given the chance to take a virtual tour of pieces by British artist Ben Eine and to buy the pieces duty-free.

Finally in 2012, Virgin Atlantic gave their passengers the ability to use their mobile phones while flying. Flyers were charged roughly the same amount for roaming, phone calls and text messages while in the air but the ability to do this is arguably invaluable as mobile phones are so integral to business and social lives these days.

The Little Red Flights run daily, six times between Heathrow and Edinburgh, three to Aberdeen and four between Heathrow and Manchester.

For more information on Virgin Atlantic and their Little Red Flights, call Virgin Atlantic and speak with a member of their customer services department.

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