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Disabled Passengers At Manchester Airport in For A Drag

Martin Emery | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
Martin Emery

Manchester Airport dealt a damning blow to more than 8000 people who signed a petition asking Manchester Airport to introduce special transfer hoists,...

Chicago Chic: Virgin Hotel & Red Flower Spa

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Virgin has opened its first hotel in Chicago - why? The British travel company spotted a gap in the market for a lifestyle hotel brand, and found a grand 1928-built neoclassical bank ripe for conversion.

TV REVIEW: Up In The Air: Virgin Atlantic Flying On First-Class Enthusiasm

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Well, it was never going to be a hatchet job, with Virgin Atlantic opening its doors to the cameras for unprecedented access as it celebrates its 30th...

This Is What It's Like To Be In A Plane Making An Emergency Landing

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

Harrowing footage has emerged of flight attendants warning passengers ahead of Virgin Atlantic flight VS43's emergency landing at London's Gatwick Air...

Las Vegas-Bound 747 Forced Into Emergency Landing At Gatwick

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

A Boeing 747 was forced to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after the aircraft suffered a landing gear problem midair. The aircraft app...

WATCH: Fancy Watching A Gig A 35,000 Feet?

The Huffington Post | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech

Award-winning band Rudimental and Gorgon City are taking to the skies to perform live during the inaugural flight of the new Virgin Atlantic 787, whic...

My Virgin Atlantic Flight With Live Comedy From Richard Herring

Daniel Scott Lintott | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Scott Lintott

With Herring taking to the skies, the Virgin Atlantic flight became the unofficial 300th Fringe venue and the first one at 30,000 feet... The only downside of the experience was the thought that every other flight will never be the same after what felt like the honour of having a comedian come and perform for you in your front room.

Diver Tom Daley In 'Scary' Emergency Landing In Russia

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

A plane carrying diver Tom Daley has had to make an emergency landing in Russia after "a technical issue". He and his partner Dustin Lance Black we...

Confusion Over Low Power Smartphone Ban On Budget Airlines

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Confusion reigns over how new security regulations requiring smartphones and electronic devices be switched on to be allowed on the flight, will apply...

Flying? Here's Everything You Need To Know About The UK's New Security Checks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A request from the United States calling on a selection of overseas airports to implement even stricter security measures has caused confusion among U...

British Woman Handcuffed To Seat After Mile-High Sex On Virgin Plane (As Her Parents Sat Nearby...)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

A British woman in her twenties has been questioned by American police after she was allegedly caught having sex in an airplane toilet. The woman,...

Aussie Passenger Who Sparked Hijacking Scare Claims He Thought Cockpit Door Was Toilet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK

The Australian man who sparked a hijacking scare, claims he thought he was banging on the plane's toilet door – not the cockpit. The man is accu...

Virgin Plane NOT Hijacked... It Was A 'Drunk Passenger'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

A drunken passenger has been arrested after a captain told authorities his plane had been "hijacked." The passenger sparked fears of a hijacking af...

The Top 5 Worst Airline Excuses - and How You Can Beat Them

Jakub Kotan | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jakub Kotan

Unexpected events happen all the time and even to airlines. However when something goes wrong in the system, air passengers often feel that they have entered a poker game with embarrassingly low hands.

Compensation for a Delayed Flight - Can I Win Against an Airline?

Jakub Kotan | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Jakub Kotan

Our beloved European Union regulates and directs every other step in our life journey. Each reader may add negative or positive connotation to Brussels' reign depending on personal views on EC unification, but nevertheless, some of this regulating actually carries a great deal of European goodness.

Has Flying Lost Its Magic?

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I remember when I was a kid, about nine years old and my Dad treated the whole family to go to Florida on holiday. Everything about flying was magical! The impeccable looking air hostesses, the dapper dressed pilots, the excitement of actually flying to a new place...

Glamour in the Clouds?

Georgia LA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgia LA

There's a reason why fashion catwalks are called runways. And couture doesn't get more advanced than flying glamour pusses and ear-popping averse air stewards looking swaggy despite the altitude.

Asa Bennett

Profits? Originality? 10 'Essentials' You DON'T Need To Succeed | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK

Entrepreneurs looking to start out can get deluged with business advice on how to succeed. Business mantras and tips frequently fly that viewers of...

Passengers Stung by 'Hefty' Fees For Air Ticket Errors

PA | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

Some airlines are continuing to charge hefty fees to change names - or even to correct minor spelling mistakes - on tickets, a consumer group has warn...

Staying Stylish at 30,000 Feet

Luke Miles | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Style
Luke Miles

Vivienne Westwood is equally as passionate about sustainability as we are. Many items of the new uniform will be produced using recycled materials - in particular working with recycled polyester yarn made from used plastic bottles.

Art in the Air? Why Not! And How About Oil Rigs, Stadiums and Toilet Cubicles Too...

James Burke | Posted 10.04.2013 | Home
James Burke

The Internet was recently abuzz with news of London-based street artist Ben Eine's team-up with Virgin Atlantic to create a 'Gallery in the Air' at 35,000 ft, an exhibition of specially commissioned work by the street artist.

Sam Parker

Cameron's Favourite Artist Launches Upper Class Gallery In The Sky | Sam Parker | Posted 23.03.2013 | Home

Ben Eine’s ‘Alphabet Street’ is one of the jewels in London’s street art crown. A massive row of shop shutters painted in his trademark bea...

Virgin/Delta Partnership Will Smash Airline Cartels

Marcus Middleton | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK
Marcus Middleton

International Airlines Group boss, Willie Walsh lost that bizarre bet of a 'kick in the groin' with Sir Richard Branson before he even made it... That's because the Virgin Atlantic/Delta partnership is the biggest kick in the nuts that British Airways ever has and ever will receive!

BEAT THE WEEK: Gay Marriage, Monkeys And Drug Wars

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

It's been a week of gay marriage debates, church outrage, expenses scandals and Leveson rumblings. Environmentalists have been fracked off, while ...

Branson Accepts BA Boss's 'Knee In The Groin' Proposal

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson has said he would accept a 'knee in the groin' from the boss of BA if Virgin Atlantic didn't exist in five years time, as he retai...